Director Jonathan Demme gives the psychological horror thriller a distinctively feminist twist in his acclaimed adaptation of Thomas Harris’s bestselling novel, The Silence of the Lambs.
A stately satire of modern media consumption and American politics, Hal Ashby’s Being There feels more prescient than ever.
A successful fusion of two extremely different artistic visions, David Cronenberg’s overlooked adaptation of Stephen King’s novel The Dead Zone has become scarier than ever, in view of the contemporary political climate.
A mind-bending psychosexual odyssey and a visionary piece of popular transgressive cinema, David Lynch’s breakthrough film, Blue Velvet, looks at the underbelly of a picturesque, well-ordered American small town.
A sensational Hollywood story of ambition, fame, greed, and narcissism, Billy Wilder’s classic Sunset Blvd. reveals the dark side of Los Angeles’ dream factory, while seducing us with the power of its own manufactured images.
A radical re-examination of Islamist fundamentalism, Abderrahmane Sissako’s complex, vibrant, and ravishing Timbuktu finds something poignantly human in the interwoven stories of a town occupied by jihadist invaders.
In Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart rehearse a complex, nuanced, and shape-shifting psychological drama that blurs the lines between playacting and reality.
Rooftop Cinema concludes its 2018 season with the hybrid documentary INAATE/SE, which re-imagines the Seven Fires Prophecy from the Ojibway tribe to comment on contemporary Native American experience.
Rooftop Cinema continues its season with the first and only screening in Madison (so far) of the Canyon Cinema 50 Tour, a tribute to the historically important and still vibrant and crucial distributor of experimental films.
As the “party with a purpose” continues at the Madison Reunion conference downtown and on campus this weekend, Rooftop Cinema showcases two films that remind us how things have changed and how things have stayed the same since 1968.