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Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts

The Girl in the Bikini

Philadelphia, PA EST
This second film appearance of Brigitte Bardot did not arrive on our shores until six years after its production. By then, “B.B.” was the world’s biggest sex symbol, making international headlines after the success of Roger … read more

A Woman is A Woman

Philadelphia, PA EST
Dancer Angela (Anna Karina) wants to have a child, but finds her boyfriend (Jean-Claude Brialy) is an unwilling participant. She decides to ask his friend (Jean-Paul Belmondo) instead. Jean-Luc Godard’s outlandish take on mu… read more

Weekend

Philadelphia, PA EST
This scathing late-sixties satire from Jean-Luc Godard is one of cinema’s great anarchic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civili… read more

Vladimir and Rosa

Philadelphia, PA EST
Upon the completion of Weekend in 1967, Jean-Luc Godard shifted gears to embark on engaging more directly with the radical political movements of the era -- and thus creating a new kind of film, or, as he eventually put it: … read more

Every Man For Himself

Philadelphia, PA EST
After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally c… read more

Alex Da Corte presents

Philadelphia, PA EST
Join artist Alex Da Corte at for an evening of films curated by the artist, including a selection of his own video works.

Von Wegen ‘Schicksal’ (Is This Fate?)

Philadelphia, PA EST
During the heady months of insurrection that marked 1968 across the globe, Helga Reidemeister (then a social worker) became part of a student-led struggle on behalf of the neglected residents of the Märkisches Viertel, the b… read more

King Lear

Philadelphia, PA EST
As the world recovers from the destruction of the Chernobyl disaster, William Shakespeare Jr. the Fifth (Peter Sellars) attempts to restore the human race's great works of art. His quest takes him to a hotel in Switzerland w… read more

The Image Book

Philadelphia, PA EST
The legendary Jean-Luc Godard adds to his influential, iconoclastic legacy with this provocative collage film essay, a vast ontological inquiry into the history of the moving image and a commentary on the contemporary world.… read more

Flaming Ears

Philadelphia, PA EST
Flaming Ears is a pop sci-fi lesbian extravaganza set in the year 2700 in the fictional burned-out city of Asche that follows the tangled lives of three women. Spy is a comic book artist whose printing presses are burned dow… read more

Geographies of Solitude

Philadelphia, PA EST
An immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, a remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic, the film follows Zoe Lucas, a naturalist and environmentalist who has lived there for over 40 years collecting, cleanin… read more

The Movie Orgy

Philadelphia, PA EST
The Movie Orgy is a legendary five-hour triumph from Joe Dante—one of genre cinema's most significant masterminds. In 1968, the future director of Gremlins and Innerspace took an apartment’s worth of 16mm prints and, with th… read more

The Wounded Man (L'homme blessé)

Philadelphia, PA EST
Henri is a frustrated teenager living with his parents in a provincial French coastal town. When they drag him to the train station to bid adieu to his sister, Henri sneaks off to a secluded bathroom and interrupts a hustler… read more

Terra Femme

Philadelphia, PA EST
Terra Femme is an essay film comprised of amateur travelogues filmed by women in the1920s-1950s. With a score by Sarah Davachi, the film moves between geographicalessay, personal inquiry, and historical speculation, examinin… read more

The Gold Rush

Philadelphia, PA EST
Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with actress Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp … read more

Film, the Living Record of our Memory

Philadelphia, PA EST
Why preserve film in a world where audiovisual materials seem so readily available online? That is the key question posed in Film, the Living Record of Our Memory, which features interviews with film archivists, curators, te… read more

Drunken Angel

Philadelphia, PA EST
Grappling with the memories of his wartime past, an alcoholic doctor (Shimura) and a low-ranking yakuza (Mifune) develop an unlikely friendship. Through this character study of two men on the margins of society, director Aki… read more

Yojimbo

Philadelphia, PA EST
After wandering into a rural village, masterless samurai Sanjuro (Mifune) discovers a blood feud between a sake brewer and a silk merchant. Seeing an opportunity to play both sides against the other, Sanjuro finds himself at… read more

Sanjuro

Philadelphia, PA EST
Mifune reprises his titular role of Sanjuro in the hit sequel to Yojimbo, a rare occurrence in this era of Japanese cinema. In his travels, the masterless samurai Sanjuro happens upon a group of samurai discussing a corrupt … read more

Stray Dog

Philadelphia, PA EST
As the Tokyo Metropolitan Police struggle to rebuild order out of the chaos of Japanese defeat in WWII, a rookie detective (Mifune) loses his police-issued pistol, only to find that it has been used as a murder weapon. He se… read more

Sword of Doom

Philadelphia, PA EST
Nearing the height of his career, Mifune stars alongside Tatsuya Nakadai in a film about a wandering samurai Ryunosuke (Nakadai) whose remorseless killing leaves a trail of enemies chasing behind him. After a botched assassi… read more

The Bad Sleep Well

Philadelphia, PA EST
Mifune stars as a vengeance seeking salaryman, determined to prove his father’s suicide was in fact a murder. A story of corporate intrigue and scandal that offers critique on the rampant corruption experienced during the be… read more

Samurai Rebellion

Philadelphia, PA EST
Winner of the Best Japanese Film of 1967 Award from film journal Kinema Junpo, this film tells the story of an established samurai (Mifune) who begins to question his loyalty after his son is coerced into marrying his Lord’s… read more
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Past Events

Vengeance is Mine

Vengeance is Mine

Philadelphia, PA
Unsuccessfully trying to close old family wounds on a trip back to the Rhode Island home of her miserable childhood,  Brooke Adams (Days of Heaven, Invasion of the Body Snatchers) strikes up a new friendship with neighbor Trish Van Devere—and gets ensnared in another family conflict. Michael Roemer…
Thursday, November 10 2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Tales from the Gimli Hospital Redux

Tales from the Gimli Hospital Redux

Philadelphia, PA
A brand new 4K remastering of Tales From The Gimli Hospital, Guy Maddin’s highly acclaimed first feature originally released in 1988 and now regarded as one of the true cult hits on the midnight movie circuit. Set during a smallpox epidemic in the village of Gimli, Manitoba near the turn of the ce…
Saturday, November 19 2022 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Solomon King

Solomon King

Philadelphia, PA
An attempted coup in an oil-rich nation leads to the assassination of a princess… who happens to be the girlfriend of CIA-trained detective Solomon King. King sets out on an epic manhunt to bring those responsible to justice but danger lurks around every corner and no one can be trusted. Solomon K…
Wednesday, November 30 2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Novelist's Film

The Novelist's Film

Philadelphia, PA
Junhee (Lee Hyeyoung, last seen in Hong’s In Front of Your Face) is a novelist who's grown disenchanted with her own writing. On a trip to see an old friend, she runs into a film director who was set to adapt one of her novels before the project fell through. One chance encounter leads to another a…
Thursday, December 1 2022 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

Philadelphia, PA
Director Brett Story in person The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a film about the prison and its life in the American landscape: from a California mountainside where female prisoners fight raging wildfires, to a Bronx warehouse full of goods destined for the state correctional system, to an Appal…
Monday, December 5 2022 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

The Draughtsman's Contract

The Draughtsman's Contract

Philadelphia, PA
Set in a richly exaggerated 17th-century England, Peter Greenaway’s witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery catapulted him to the forefront of international art cinema. Adorned with intricate wordplay, extravagant costumes and opulent photography, Greenaway’s first narrative feature we…
Friday, January 27 2023 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Two Girls

Two Girls

Philadelphia, PA
Two Girls is the story of young sisters in the American Midwest left alone with their increasingly unstable mother while their father is fighting in the Civil War. The film traces the girls' naturally fraught sibling dynamic and the ways that their father’s absence ignites their imagination. When t…
Wednesday, November 16 2022 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

Holiday Horrors!

Holiday Horrors!

Philadelphia, PA
Exhumed Films is thrilled to reunite with our friends at Lightbox Film Center for our first co-production since 2019! Join EF and Lightbox for a cruel yule as we present a double feature of Christmas-themed terror! Don’t Open till Christmas Released the same year as the infamous Santa slasher Sil…
Friday, December 9 2022 7:30 PM 10:30 PM

Taming the Garden

Taming the Garden

Philadelphia, PA
The opening shot of this striking environmental tale captures a tree as tall as a 15-story building floating on a barge across the vast Black Sea. Its destination lies within a garden countless miles away, privately owned by a wealthy and anonymous man whose passion resides in the removal, and subs…
Friday, November 18 2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

The Dream Life

The Dream Life

Philadelphia, PA
After starting a new job at a local film production company, Isabelle (Liliane Lemaître-Auger) meets animator Virginie (Véronique Le Flaguais) and the two become fast friends. Over the course of a freewheeling, sun-dappled Montreal summer, the pair support each other through evolving experiences of…
Thursday, December 8 2022 7:00 PM 9:30 PM

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