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Let mom and dad tell you– they just don’t make movies like they used to. That may be a curmudgeonly way of looking at it, but when Adam Sandler releases a piece of crap to the likes of “Blended,” the old folks may have a point. Luckily, we live in a city where you can catch the latest blockbuster if you so desire, or you can check out one of these classic films being shown in Boston this month. Whether it’s “The Shining” on Father’s Day or “Wet Hot American Summer” to kick off the sunny whether, you’re in for a true experience with each of these flicks.

Coolidge Corner Theatre’s “@fter Midnite” Series
“The Holy Mountain” (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973): Showing in 35mm on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 11:59 p.m.

One of the original “midnite movies,” Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult film of sacrilegious imagery and spiritual enlightenment will be sure to equally please both film nerds and fans of psychedelics.
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky.
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“Wet Hot American Summer” (David Wain, 2001): Showing in 35mm on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 at 11:59 p.m.

This hilarious and absurd parody of the small genre of ’80s teen summer camp movies, features rising stars playing camp counselors on the last day of camp. Come for the trip to town, stay for the talking can of vegetables.

Starring: Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Michael Ian Black, Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Bradley Cooper.
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“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Restoration” (Tobe Hooper, 1974): Digital restoration showing on Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at 11:59 p.m.

Fire up the barbecue then stop by to see one of the most viscerally horrifying films ever made. This subversive exploitation film (with subtext to boot) follows a group of friends driving through Texas that fall victim to a deranged family. Just wait until you see what’s for dinner.

Starring: Marilyn Burns, Paul A. Partain, Edwin Neal, Gunnar Hansen.

The Kendall Square Cinema’s Midnight Film Screenings
“The Big Lebowski” (Coen Brothers, 1998): Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at Midnight

The Dude abides. Enough said.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro.

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“Reservoir Dogs” (Quentin Tarantino, 1992): Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28 at Midnight

The film that launched the career of Quentin Tarantino (and an endless stream of talky knock-offs) and his hallmarks of violence, crime, profanity, non-linear storytelling, and pop culture references. A heist film that doesn’t bother to show the heist.

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen.

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Part of the Museum of Fine Arts’ Film Series: “The Limitless Possibilities of Black and White”
“Raging Bull” (Martin Scorsese, 1980): Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m.

Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece of jealousy and self-destruction follows middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta’s personal battles both inside and outside the ring.
Starring: Robert DeNiro (probably at his best), Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty.
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“Manhattan” (Woody Allen, 1979): Friday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m.

A love letter to NYC above all else, Woody Allen’s search for love in the big city features some of the greatest black and white cinematography of all time, accompanied by the jazz of George Gershwin (just try and ignore the fact that Allen’s character dates a high school girl).

Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mariel Hemingway, Meryl Streep.

The Brattle Theatre
Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001): Showing in 35mm on Friday, June 6 at 9:30 p.m. and Monday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.

“A love story in the city of dreams,” David Lynch’s masterpiece is many things at once: a Hollywood satire, a dreamlike fantasy, a surreal nightmare. Forget about narrative and make way for pure film intoxication.
Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux.
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“Vertigo” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958): Showing in 35mm on Saturday, June 7 at 12:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 9:15 p.m.

The ultimate tale of obsession, Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological love story follows a San Francisco detective with a fear of heights and vertigo hired to trail an old friend’s wife, who has been acting “strangely.” Just try not to fall in love.
Starring: James Stewart and Kim Novak.



“The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick, 1980): Showing in 35mm on Sunday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Father’s Day special! If your dad has a sense of humor, then be a good kid and take him to see one of the greatest horror films of all time that has been subject to many theories. Is it about American imperialism? The faking of the moon landing? Genocide? A family that takes care of a creepy hotel one winter deep within the mountains? You’ll just have to see for yourself…

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers.