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The Charles' fall revival lineup includes 'The Battle Of Algiers,' 'Some Like It Hot,' and sweaty German sci-fi hot mess 'Kamikaze 89,' more

The Charles' fall revival lineup includes 'The Battle Of Algiers,' 'Some Like It Hot,' and sweaty German sci-fi hot mess 'Kamikaze 89,' more
'Kamikaze 89' screens at the Charles this fall

In our Best Of Baltimore issue from last week, City Paper praised the repertory cinema happening at the Charles and the Senator (see: our "Best Development" award) and now, the Charles just announced its revivals lineup for the fall season, totally proving why they got that award: "Sudden Fear," "Danny Says," "Don't Blink," "The Fallen Idol," "Hieronymus Bosch: Touched By The Devil," "Belladonna Of Sadness," "Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer," "One-Eyed Jacks," "Kamikaze 89," "La Notte," "The Battle Of Algiers," "Barry Lyndon," "Some Like It Hot," "The Lusty Men," and "Re-Animator."

You can see the flier with dates and times of each screening here.

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The lineup jumps from world cinema staples to some movie nerd deep cuts along with a few Hollywood classics. It continues the Charles' decision to include at least one art documentary each season ("Hieronymus Bosch: Touched By The Devil") and a few movies that are on the curve of cultish cool (the brutal "Henry Portrait Of A Serial Killer"; the wonky, scary "Re-Animator"). It also features a few of my favorites: "Kamikaze 89," an absolutely fucking nutty German sci-fi movie starring a sweaty, soon-dead Rainer Werner Fassbinder in a leopard-print suit and a muscle relaxer-y score by Edgar Froese—imagine a hypnagogic "Mad Max" meets some shitty sci-fi Atari Game meets David Lynch's "Dune"; the brilliant and still relevant "Battle Of Algiers" about the Algerian struggle for freedom against France (also check out Sohail Daulatazi's new book, "Fifty Years Of 'Battle Of Algiers': Past As Prologue"); and "Barry Lyndon," the saddest, funniest, and best Kubrick movie if you ask me.

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