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In the early days of Alamo, I was the only programmer and the theater programming was a direct reflection of my personal tastes. As we’ve grown, we’ve added other voices with diverse perspectives and the programming has definitely matured. But my own personal recommendations are driven by my love of the strange, the unexpected, the delightfully weird. My favorite feeling in the world, and really the reason I got into this business in the first place, is when you walk out of a cinema with goosebumps, having seen something fresh, original and often out-of-this world.

Below is a list of films that gave me goosebumps over the years: the films of Bong Joon Ho; the transcendent documentary we distributed at Drafthouse Films, The Act of Killing and many others. Enjoy!


Tim's Picks

13 Assassins
2h 21m Action, Adventure 2011
The Act of Killing
1h 55m Documentary 2013
Big Man Japan
1h 53m Action, Comedy 2007
1h 53m Fantasy, Drama 2013
Brimstone and Glory
1h 7m Documentary 2017
1h 37m Drama, Thriller 2009
The Final Member
1h 15m Documentary 2012
Four Lions
1h 52m Comedy, Crime 2010
History of Future Folk
1h 25m Comedy, Musical 2012
Found Footage Festival: Volume 9
1h 25m VHS, Strange 2019
The Golden Glove
1h 50m Crime, Drama 2019
Goldberg & Eisenberg
1h 30m Comedy, Fantastic Fest 2013
The Host
2h 0m Action, Drama 2007
I Am a Knife with Legs
1h 23m Musical, Comedy 2014
54m Documentary 2015
Let the Right One In
1h 55m Drama, Romance 2008
Men And Chicken
1h 44m Comedy, Drama 2015
2h 9m Crime, Drama 2009
Nosferatu with score by Brown Whörnet
1h 34m Horror, Silent 1922
Nothing Bad Can Happen
1h 50m Drama 2013
Peace Officer
1h 45m Documentary 2015
2h 11m Drama, Thriller 2019
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
1h 41m Comedy, Drama 2014
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
2h 2m Drama, Romance 2020
1h 39m comedy, drama 2013
1h 22m Absurdist, Comedy 2010
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
2h 9m Drama, Thriller 2002
1h 59m Drama, Supernatural 2015
The Wailing
2h 37m Horror 2016
The Tribe
2h 11m Drama 2014
Wake In Fright
1h 49m Drama, Thriller 1971
The World of Kanako
1h 58m Drama, Mystery 2014

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