Trylon Cinema Leila Navidi


Tenth-Anniversary Celebration

Sept. 21
1 p.m. , 3 p.m. , 5 p.m. , 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
$10 per film; $40 for all five
Festivals, Film

When the Trylon microcinema opened its doors in 2009, the future of the shoebox-sized theater was far from certain. Despite the conventional wisdom pronouncing repertory screenings obsolete in the age of streaming, Trylon’s dedicated staff and volunteers pressed on with their vision of curated programming with enough eclecticism to attract audiences of all tastes and sensibilities. The venture paid off, resulting in enough sold-out screenings to warrant a sizeable expansion to the auditorium (and necessitating dropping the “micro” prefix). A decade later, as movie theaters around the Twin Cities have moved to include repertory screenings in their schedules, the Trylon remains the sole venue devoted to exploring the global history of cinema, both as a dynamic mode of artistic expression and as an unparalleled form of entertainment. With its mission to champion films of all genres and nationalities, it’s fitting that the Trylon’s Tenth-Anniversary Celebration exemplifies the same adventurous spirit. From early in the afternoon until late in the evening, the daylong program is designed to tantalize audiences with five secret selections: “a classic Japanese comedy, a 1970s crime film, a film noir, a French heist thriller, and a Kung Fu film.”