Friday Night Weird is a weekly cult film series at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center. We program films of all genres, new and old, so long as they are visually striking, thematically subversive, under seen, under appreciated or just plain WEIRD.
June: Panned at Cannes
In honor of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, FNW examines that uniquely longstanding and very French tradition at this International Temple of Cinema: the Art of le Booing. This longstanding tradition bemoans a passionate Festival commitment to the idea of cinema as high art and a reflection of high expectations. But do they always get it right?
With a number of "panned" films going on to find both appreciative audiences and critical acclaim, being "Panned at Cannes" can often be less of an indicator and more a badge of honor for the auteur with a daring, provocative, or artistically challenging film. Every Friday night in June, join Mile High Cinema editors and co-hosts of the Flicker cinema podcast Jack Hanley and Kelly Ryan as they take on panned Cannes films from across five decades to debate and decide if history will look back on them with love or disdain.
Get a Panned at Cannes series Pass (below) for all five films and save the price of one of your tickets!
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
(Martin Scorsese, 1976, USA, 1:54, R)
The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.
(Quentin Tarantino, 1994, USA, R)
Sofia Coppola’s retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
(Sofia Coppola, 2006, USA, 2:07, PG-13)
The Neon Demon
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
(Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016, Denmark, 1:58, R)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.
(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017, UK, 2:01, R)