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Party Like It's 1999

Is 1999 in fact the best movie year ever? With hindsight, countless thinkpieces, and at least one entire book dedicated to it, there's no doubt it's in contention. In this 25th anniversary nine film series co-presented by FilmScene and the Bijou Film Board, we take a look at the dawn of the millennium with populist hits, titles that challenge the canon, and everything in between. So put on your favorite choker and chunky platforms. Zip up your tech vest. Make sure to find some really deep lyrics to use for your away message, or just hit 'em with an "afk," and don't forget your best mix CD to listen to on your way to the movies!

Upcoming Screenings

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU

1999 / USA / Gil Junger

Sun, Mar 34:00pmWed, Mar 67:00pm

A high-school boy, Cameron, cannot date Bianca until her anti-social older sister, Kat, has a boyfriend. So, Cameron pays a mysterious boy, Patrick, to charm Kat.

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

1999 / Germany + / Wim Wenders

Sat, Mar 94:00pmTue, Mar 127:00pm

Aging Cuban musicians are brought out of retirement and given new life through triumphant performances of their extraordinary music in this profile of overlooked legends.

AMERICAN MOVIE

1999 / USA / Chris Smith

Fri, Mar 157:00pmMon, Mar 187:00pm

An aspiring filmmaker’s attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

FIGHT CLUB

1999 / USA + / David Fincher

Fri, Mar 229:00pmSat, Mar 236:30pmThu, Mar 286:30pm

An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soap maker form an underground fight club that evolves into much more.

THE BEST MAN

1999 / USA / Malcolm D. Lee

Sat, Mar 303:30pmTue, Apr 27:00pm

When a group of college friends reunite for a wedding, writer and committed bachelor Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs) attempts to hide the fact that his saucy new book is loosely based on the lives and loves of the tight-knit group.

TERROR FIRMER

1999 / USA / Lloyd Kaufman (The Toxic Avenger)

Wed, Apr 310:00pm

A Dali-esque surrealist Tromasterpiece unleashed by director Lloyd Kaufman and writer James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).

RATCATCHER

1999 / UK + / Lynne Ramsay

Tue, Apr 97:00pmThu, Apr 117:00pm

In her breathtaking debut feature, Lynne Ramsay creates a haunting evocation of a troubled Glasgow childhood as we follow an adolescent boy in a work that is both raw and deeply poetic.

THE RAGE: CARRIE 2

1999 / USA / Katt Shea (Poison Ivy) and Robert Mandel (The Substitute)

Wed, Apr 1010:00pm

Welcome to Bates High School. The lesson for today: stay on Rachel Lang’s good side because this outcast teen has a fiery temper that can’t be controlled!

THE STRAIGHT STORY on 35mm

1999 / USA + / David Lynch

Sat, Apr 133:30pmTue, Apr 167:00pm

Alvin Straight journeys from Iowa to Wisconsin by lawnmower to mend his relationship with his terminally ill brother.

FREEWAY II: CONFESSIONS OF A TRICKBABY

1999 / USA / Matthew Bright (Freeway)

Wed, Apr 1710:00pm

Somehow weirder, sleazier, and even more jaw dropping than its predecessor, director Matthew Bright’s in-name-only sequel, Freeway II:Confessions of a Trickbaby regurgitates onto the screen with an unflinching barrage of gross-out-gags and adept social satire.

THE WIND WILL CARRY US

1999 / Iran + / Abbas Kiarostami

Sun, Apr 213:30pmWed, Apr 246:30pm

A team of engineers travel from Tehran to the Kurdish village of Siah Dareh, awaiting the passing of one of the local women hoping to observe their native mourning ceremony.

MAGNOLIA

1999 / USA / Paul Thomas Anderson

Sat, Apr 273:00pmMon, Apr 296:30pm

Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.