Film

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Robot Jox

ROBOT JOX
USA | 1989 | 35mm | 84 min.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo
Decades before Pacific Rim, director Gordon and writer Joe Haldeman conjured up this futuristic action movie set in a world where war has been outlawed and replaced by gladiatorial matches between giant robots, piloted by men known as robot jockeys. In a way this is the original live-action Transformers movie, but with more handmade charm. Chazen Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Space Truckers

SPACE TRUCKERS
USA | 1996 | 35mm | 96 min
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar
Transporting goods throughout the galaxy, a trio of spaceship driving long-haulers (Hopper, Dorff, and Mazar) discover that their unknown cargo is a secretly developed new super weapon. A comic sci-fi fantasy, Space Truckers is filled with director Gordon’s signature outlandish and colorful visuals, imaginative production design & flamboyant props. Chazen Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Edmond

EDMOND
USA | 2005 | 35mm | 82 min.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Joe Mantegna
Director Gordon’s adaptation of David Mamet’s one-act play follows everyman Edmond Burke (Macy) as he visits a tarot reader who tells him “You are not where you belong.” Walking out on his job and his family, Edmond immerses himself in a big city underworld of violence and prostitution, believing he’s found the answer to the most existential of questions. Chazen Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu

Sunday Cinematheque at the Chazen: Fortress

FORTRESS
USA | 1993 | 35mm | 91 min.
Director: Stuart Gordon
Cast: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith
In a dystopian 2017, the U.S. government has limited families to one child per female. Arrested after daring to conceive a second time, Brennick (Lambert) and his wife, Karen (Locklin), are imprisoned in a high-tech maximum security prison run by a sadistic and cybernetically “enhanced” Warden (Smith). Now, the couple must attempt an escape before his wife gives birth. Chazen Museum of Art. 2-4 p.m. Information: jprey@chazen.wisc.edu