Squeaky Wheel offers up two wildly different but similarly intriguing screening options this week, including the finale to the media arts organization’s Tuesday Night Flicks series at Canalside.
“The Endless Summer” is the latter selection, but this is a very special presentation of the classic 1966 surf documentary. Squeaky is calling it “The Endless Summer Remixed,” and has invited local video artists to “remix” the film, and local musicians and DJs to share their songs of summer. It sounds like a perfect August party.
At 7 p.m. Aug. 27, Squeaky hosts a screening of Polish master filmmaker Wojciech Has’s 1973 Cannes Jury Prize winner “The Hourglass Sanatorium.” Adapted from the works of author Bruno Schulz, this cult classic tells the story of a young man named Joseph who visits his father in a sanatorium where time has stopped. It is said to have been a favorite of both Luis Bunuel and Jerry Garcia, which should give you some idea of its trippiness.
I’m in. See you at Squeaky’s home base at 712 Main St.
In another series finale, Transit Drive-In’s Retro Movie Tuesdays close with two movies that still hold up pretty well: Dudley Moore’s “Arthur” and Steve Martin’s “The Jerk.” The films screen at 8:45 and 10:45 p.m., respectively, on Aug. 26.
The Screening Room offers two special events on Aug. 29. First, at 7 p.m., is the Buffalo premiere of an anime film with a tremendously clunky title, “Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie.” At 9:15 p.m. is a documentary on shock rock pioneer Alice Cooper titled “Super Duper: Alice Cooper.”
In more super-duper news, “Road to Ninja” repeats at 7 p.m. Aug. 30