Drafthouse unveils Alamo 100, a year-long series of its favorite films
Drafthouses across the country will screen selections from the list throughout 2014. Moviegoers should expect diversity, cult favorites and some left-field selections from the list that Drafthouse co-founder Tim League says “gets to the heart of why we really love movies.” One week you may see Billy Wilder’s lovely “The Apartment,” and the next satirical Japanese murder mystery “Hausu.”
The series begins in January with screenings of “Brazil,” “City Lights,” “The Goonies,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Raging Bull,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Sixteen Candles.”
The Drafthouse programming team each made a list ranking their personal top 100; so the final Alamo 100 represents those movies that scored high and made repeat appearances on the individual lists.
“The results are an eclectic mix of shoe-ins and surprises,” programmer Sarah Pitre said. “And we hope that this wildly divergent collection leads to many conversations within the Alamo community.
The Drafthouse will give away a limited number of collectible button pins themed to each title at every Alamo 100 screening. To view the full list of films and find screening dates, visit Alamo100.com.