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Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts

Being in a Place: A Portrait of Margaret Tait

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Drawing on a wealth of unseen archival material, including sound recordings, film rushes, offcuts and unpublished notebooks, Luke Fowler’s new feature film focuses on Margaret Tait, one of Scotland’s most enigmatic filmmaker… read more

Crazed Fruit

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Two brothers compete for the amorous favors of a young woman during a seaside summer of gambling, boating, and drinking, in this seminal Sun Tribe (taiyozoku) film from director Kô Nakahira. Adapted from the controversial no… read more

Pigs & Battleships

Philadelphia, PA EDT
In postwar, occupied Japan, Kinta (Hiroyuki Nagato) is a young hustler working for the local Yakuza crime boss. The gang is entering the pig farming business, and Kinta is put in charge of raising the pigs and promised a big… read more

Crazy Thunder Road

Philadelphia, PA EDT
When the leader of the once-notorious biker gang of Tokyo falls in love with a barmaid and quickly loses his rebellious ideals, the rest of the gang feels betrayed. Especially the reputedly troubled kid Ken, who revolts agai… read more

Bounce Ko Gals

Philadelphia, PA EDT
The film follows three Japanese schoolgirls in Tokyo escaping boredom in the streets of Shibuya. They confront their identities as young women in Japanese society, while dodging the yakuza in the lucrative and sometimes dang… read more

Kamikaze Girls

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town. (Tetsuya Nakashima, Japan,… read more

Box!

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Timid honor student Yuki joins Ebisu High School's boxing club, aspiring to the raw power of his childhood friend Kabu, who's a bad boy boxing prodigy. Under the coach's guidance, Yuki gradually builds strength, moving one s… read more

Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus

Philadelphia, PA EDT
A celebration of an artist’s life in the purest sense, Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus is the definitive swan song of one of the world’s greatest musicians. In late 2022, as a parting gift, Ryuichi Sakamoto mustered all of his energ… read more

The People's Joker

Philadelphia, PA EDT
This revolutionary DIY parody film and hilarious reimagining of the classic autobiographical coming-of-age story follows an unconfident, closeted trans girl as she moves to Gotham City to make it big as a comedian by joining… read more

Blood and Black Lace

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Before Dario Argento’s Deep Red, there was Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace. At the Cristiana Haute Couture fashion house, models and their boyfriends excel at the art of backstabbing, blackmail, and snorting cocaine. That … read more

Time of the Heathen

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Emerging from the void, mysterious drifter Gaunt (The Sting’s John Heffernan) wanders the upstate countryside in a daze with only his bible for company. But after happening upon the murder of a local female housekeeper at th… read more

West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty

Philadelphia, PA EDT
Mauritanian French director Med Hondo’s West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty proved a watershed event for African cinema—the continent’s first musical as well as a sui generis amalgam of historical epic, Broadway revu… read more

Vanishing Point

Philadelphia, PA EDT
A road movie? A post-modern western? A countercultural statement fueled by drugs and adrenalin? Vanishing Point is all of these and more. While not a major success at the box office, Vanishing Point has since earned cult sta… read more
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Past Events

Pictures of Ghosts

Pictures of Ghosts

Philadelphia, PA
Brazil’s official selection for the 2024 Academy Awards, Pictures of Ghosts, from acclaimed director Kleber Mendonca Filho (Bacarau, Aquarius and Neighboring Sounds), is a multidimensional journey through time, sound, architecture and filmmaking, set in the urban landscape of Recife, Brazilian coas…
Saturday, March 23 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Philadelphia, PA
One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo), and perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst's lurid, contro…
Friday, March 29 2024 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

August Pace

August Pace

Philadelphia, PA
Thirty years after the world premiere of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham's August Pace, the original cast members gather in a New York City studio for the first time to teach their roles to a younger generation. Their reunion is a grand experiment in group transmission where the older danc…
Wednesday, March 27 2024 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Nostalghia

Nostalghia

Philadelphia, PA
Nostalghia is Andrei Tarkovsky's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return. Tarkovsky explained that in Russian the word "nostalghia" conveys "the love for your homeland and the …
Saturday, March 2 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Heaven Stood Still: The Incarnations of Willy DeVille

Heaven Stood Still: The Incarnations of Willy DeVille

Philadelphia, PA
There was no one like Willy DeVille. Deeply respected by his peers from Tom Petty to Bob Dylan, he had the looks. He had the moves. He had the voice. From CBGB Latin punk to New Orleans soul singer to the voice of American roots music on the continent of Europe for three decades, he was the most un…
Wednesday, April 3 2024 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Cosmic Rays Touring Program

Cosmic Rays Touring Program

Philadelphia, PA
Sightings:  A program of contemporary short films that probe the limits of representation. These films cut across the generic boundaries of documentary and fiction, the social boundaries of the personal and the political, as well as the material boundaries of cinema itself. Running Time: 75 minute…
Friday, April 5 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Bushman

Bushman

Philadelphia, PA
In 1968, Peace Corps veteran David Schickele enlisted his friend Paul Eyam Nzie Okpokam to star in a light-hearted comedy about the adventures of a well-educated Nigerian immigrant in San Francisco. Using a docu-fictional style reminiscent of Cassavetes' Shadows, the film observes the foibles of la…
Friday, March 1 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Philadelphia, PA
“James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades. From Selma to Birmingham, Atlanta to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, accompanied by Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, …
Wednesday, February 28 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Ballad of Little Jo

The Ballad of Little Jo

Philadelphia, PA
Ostracized from 19th-century society when she gives birth to a child out of wedlock, Josephine Monaghan (Suzy Amis) decides to disappear into the American West and create a new life for herself. After befriending an educated Englishman (Sir Ian McKellan), Josephine comes to realize that the frontie…
Wednesday, March 6 2024 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Victims of Sin

Victims of Sin

Philadelphia, PA
Rarely screened in the United States and long due for rediscovery, Victims of Sin is famed Mexican director Emilio Fernández’s unique blend of film noir, melodrama, and musical. Acting-dancing sensation Ninón Sevilla plays Violeta, a cabaret performer who adopts the abandoned child of Rita (Rita Mo…
Friday, March 8 2024 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

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