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TPR Cinema Tuesdays

“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of  the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Texas Public Radio's annual Cinema Tuesdays series returns to in-theater programming with shows at the Santikos Northwest (May/June), Santikos Galaxy (July), and Santikos Palladium (August)! Since we weren't able to celebrate our 20th anniversary properly, we're calling this our 20th+2 anniversary! Six of this summer's films are from the second year of a decade: 1942, 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, and 1992. So come on out each Tuesday, as we give away some great door prizes, show our film, and have a lot of fun! Show time is 7:30 each night, with the exception of June 28 and August 9, which will start at 7:00.

Suggested donations of $10 for members and $15 for non-members will get you in for these one-time only showings!

We appreciate the underwriting support of Americus Diamond, Stevens Lighting, the Law Office of Frank Sandoval, and Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop.

The @TPRCinema Twitter feed and TPR Cinema Facebook page also offer a way to stay on top of cool movie news on a regular basis.

We look forward to seeing you at the movies this summer!


August 23 - Eyimofe

A triumph at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, the revelatory debut feature from codirectors (and twin brothers) Arie and Chuko Esiri is a heartrending and hopeful portrait of everyday human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on richly textured 16 mm film and infused with the spirit of neorealism, Eyimofe traces the journeys of two distantly connected strangers—Mofe (Jude Akuwudike), an electrician dealing with the fallout of a family tragedy, and Rosa (Temi Ami-Williams), a hairdresser supporting her pregnant teenage sister—as they each pursue their dream of starting a new life in Europe while bumping up against the harsh economic realities of a world in which every interaction is a transaction. From these intimate stories emerges a vivid snapshot of life in contemporary Lagos, whose social fabric is captured in all its vibrancy and complexity. 116 minutes, Not Rated.

Reserve your space with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/tpr-cinema-eyimofe

August 30 - Two films! Sherlock, Jr. & Cops

“Cops” is a wonderful example of Buster Keaton’s film artistry. The short film is a carefully orchestrated series of gags in which he plays an innocent who tries to impress his girl by becoming more than he is, and winds up inextricably caught in a police parade that breaks up to pursue him. In “Sherlock Jr.,” Buster Keaton plays a movie projectionist who daydreams himself into the movies he is showing and merges with the figures and the backgrounds on the screen. While dreaming he is Conan Doyle's master detective, he snoops out brilliant discoveries. Total runtime: 58 minutes, Not Rated.

This screening will feature a special Q&A and book signing with Dana Stevens, author of “Camera Man,” a new book about Keaton’s work and life.

Reserve your space with this link: https://support.tpr.org/a/tpr-cinema-keaton
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