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Thursday 18, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Thursday 18, August

Friday 19, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Saturday 20, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Saturday 20, August

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

PGfor language

Saturday 20, August

Sunday 21, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Sunday 21, August

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

PGfor language

Sunday 21, August

Monday 22, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Monday 22, August

OVA Extreme Anime Series

OVA Extreme Anime Series

Monday 22, August

Tuesday 23, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Tuesday 23, August

Wednesday 24, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Wednesday 24, August

Thursday 25, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Thursday 25, August

Friday 26, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Friday 26, August

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

PG-13

Friday 26, August

Saturday 27, August

Multi Feature
Asian Film Fest (2022) Asian Film Fest (2022)

Asian Film Fest (2022)

Saturday 27, August

Far East Deep South / Palisian

Far East Deep South / Palisian

Saturday 27, August

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Saturday 27, August

Rashomon

Rashomon

Saturday 27, August

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder

NR

Saturday 27, August

The Dragon Lives Again

The Dragon Lives Again

Saturday 27, August

Sunday 28, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Sunday 28, August

Rashomon

Rashomon

Sunday 28, August

The Dragon Lives Again

The Dragon Lives Again

Sunday 28, August

Monday 29, August

The Dragon Lives Again

The Dragon Lives Again

Monday 29, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Monday 29, August

Tuesday 30, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Tuesday 30, August

Skate Video Night

Skate Video Night

Tuesday 30, August

Wednesday 31, August

Marble City Opera: Amelia Lost & Shadowlight

Marble City Opera: Amelia Lost & Shadowlight

Wednesday 31, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

Wednesday 31, August

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

PGfor language

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Saturday 20, August

Sunday 21, August

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Multi Feature
Asian Film Fest (2022) Asian Film Fest (2022)

Asian Film Fest (2022)

On Saturday, August 27 we'll be teaming up with the Knoxville Asian Festival (returning Sunday 8/28 to World's Fair Park) for a day-long celebration of Asian cinema, featuring three enlightening documentaries and a pair of celebrated mysteries (one classic, one modern) that first established two legendary filmmakers on the world stage. Taiwanese short Palisian and Chinese-American feature Far East Deep South (screening in a single block) are distinctly personal documentaries focusing on cultural identity through the lens of ritual and history, respectively; The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness takes viewers inside the creative process at Japan's famed Studio Ghibli; Akira Kurosawa's innovative whodunnit Rashomon was such a sensation that its structure still informs tributes generations later; and Parasite director Bong Joon Ho's Memories of Murder offers an achingly human Korean counterpart to the procedural true crime chill of David Fincher's Zodiac. Tickets are $10 per screening, or $35 for a day pass.

Saturday 27, August

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Bodies Bodies Bodies

Rfor violence, bloody images, drug use, sexual references and pervasive language.

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game turns deadly in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.

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Wednesday 31, August

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Far East Deep South / Palisian

Far East Deep South / Palisian

Far East Deep South Directed by Larissa Lam 76m / 2020 / USA When a Chinese-American family travels from California to Mississippi to visit the grave of their ancestors, they stumble upon surprising revelations. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of local residents and historians, who shed light on the racially complex history of the early Chinese in the segregated South. Their emotional journey also leads them to discover how the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 impacted their family and how deep their roots run in America. Palisian Directed by Hsieh Sheng-Hung 20m / 2020 / Taiwan Between Mount Kavulungan and the Gaoping River, history streams across the wilderness, coalescing the values and identities of different peoples. So begins the Pakedavai family ritual. As an 11th-generation descendant of the Pakedavai ruler family, Dabiliyan Alifu grew up in a family slate house in the Sandimen tribe. For him, the family is a constant source of education about how to live with the forest and what kind of person to become. Of Pakedavai’s 12th generation, Kang Yuan-Jin grew up in a traditional Chinese community with a Paiwan grandmother and a Chinese grandfather. Only in adulthood did he start to explore the meanings of family and personal identity. This documentary visits the Paiwan Palisian (Aboriginal family ritual), a century-old tradition. As Alifu and Yuan-Jin put on traditional dress, dance with fellow men, and sing familial songs, they ponder the faith and spirit behind the ritual. Having been raised on the same land, yet often disoriented by identities, we too are led to ask: Where are we from? Who are we, as Taiwanese people? Part of Asian Film Festival 2022

Saturday 27, August

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

PG-13

Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Friday 26, August

Marble City Opera: Amelia Lost & Shadowlight

Marble City Opera: Amelia Lost & Shadowlight

Central Cinema is pleased to be teaming up with Marble City Opera for a series of screened productions of their pandemic-era productions, offering a big screen encore of performances many fans may have missed. Join us every other Wednesday in August for this exciting local arts collaboration! AMELIA LOST – Inspired by Amelia Earhart and a homeless woman whom composer, Larry Delinger encountered in California. The opera uses Amelia Earhart’s actual words to create the story. The homeless woman believes that she is Amelia Earhart experiencing her final flight as well as mental flashes that take her in and out of her various realities. Filmed by Philip Marlowe SHADOWLIGHT – Art, light, and friendship tell the story of celebrated African-American painter Beauford Delaney, who left the segregated South for the heady freedom of the Harlem Renaissance and Bohemian Paris. Famous singers, actors, writers, and artists adored him, Foremost among them his ‘spiritual son,’ writer James Baldwin, who credits his beloved mentor with teaching him how to live, learn, and see. This genial soul, frequently suicidal, was plagued by poverty and schizophrenic voices. Art became his lifeline, and he filled hundreds of bright canvases with joy and hope. Writer Henry Miller called them ‘canticles to the sun.’ Delaney’s journey out of darkness, ‘the misery,’ he called it, ‘of which the jewel of life is formed,’ is a splendid testament to the courage and resilience of a gifted man who found in the mystical marriage of color and shape the healing grace of love. Filmed by Jim Johnson Productions

Wednesday 31, August

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder

NR

MEMORIES OF MURDER tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea. Marking the first of many successful collaborations between four-time Oscar winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in a futile effort to solve the case. Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year after the real culprit was identified, this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece.

Saturday 27, August

OVA Extreme Anime Series

OVA Extreme Anime Series

Anime series of rarely seen Original Animation Videos that have become cult favorites since their original release on home video.

Monday 22, August

Rashomon

Rashomon

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomonis widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema—and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune—to the Western world.

Saturday 27, August

Sunday 28, August

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Skate Video Night

Skate Video Night

A collection of skateboarding videos old and new.

Tuesday 30, August

The Dragon Lives Again

The Dragon Lives Again

The multiverse has never been filled with this much madness. Easily one of the most unhinged and surreal martial arts spectacles to ever escape from Hong Kong, THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN finds the spirit of Bruce Lee (Bruce Leung Siu-lung) battling through the Underworld against Dracula, James Bond, The Godfather, "The Exorcist," Emmanuelle, some mummies, and more. But he's not alone! Along the way, Bruce befriends the One-Armed Swordsman, Caine from the TV show KUNG FU, and last but not least, Popeye the Sailor. Previously only available via crusty bootlegs, THE DRAGON LIVES AGAIN has been preserved in 2K from AGFA's 35mm print—the only known print in this universe, or any other.

Saturday 27, August

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The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness provides a rare fly–on–the-wall look at the inner workings of one of the world’s most enigmatic and successful animation studios. Granted near-unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of Ghibli – the eminent director Hayao Miyazaki, the producer Toshio Suzuki, and the elusive and influential ‘other director’ Isao Takahata – over the course of a year as the studio rushes to complete two films, Miyazaki’s Oscar nominated The Wind Rises and Takahata’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya. The result is an insight into the dreams, passion and singular dedication of these remarkable creators.

Saturday 27, August