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Great Digital Film Festival 2015

Between world class and winter weary, while reflecting back and looking ahead, so enters the Great Digital Film Fest.

Annually perfected fitted during the ennui of January, when awards season films are sought out and studio releases are less than impressive, so enters a mainstream film fest that triumphs the entertaining cinematic experience.

Across tone week starting today, the Great Digital Film Fest will bring back to the big screen, re-mastered in certain cases of course, some of the most thrilling, beloved, and most memorable adventures to the theatre.

The complete schedule can be seen here, but some stand out more than others. Here are your best bets for capturing some classic films on the big screen.

Aliens

As good if not better than the first iteration of this now-lengthy series, Aliens is still one of the most exciting, chilling, and simply wickedly cool sci-fi films ever made. Head to the theatre to see a young Bill Paxton freak out, Paul Reiser be totally slimy, and Lance Henriksen as an android, and Sigourney Weaver be a total badass. A packed theatre is sure to get worked up for the incredible finale.

Pan’s Labyrinth

Guillermo del Toro’s sweeping fantasy is something both beautiful and haunting, and a theatre setting will only heighten the viewing experience. This imaginative film from the visionary del Toro remains one of the greatest genre films of all time, a film both potent in meaning and awe-inspiring in scope.

Kill Bill Vol. 1

The more action-packed, faster-paced volume of the Quentin Tarantino set of revenge thrillers boasts some incredible set-pieces, a fantastic soundtrack, and one of the screen’s most beloved lady-killers. It’s worth the price of admission alone to see Beatrix let loose on the Crazy 88s.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

It’s not the best film in the X-Men franchise, but it might just be the most fun. Never mind science or logic, we’ve a crazily star-studded film that involves all sorts of mutant powers, beloved actors young and old, and some wild special effects. If you missed it this past summer, now is your chance to catch this quintessential summer blockbuster on the big screen.

Anthony Marcusa

A pop-culture consumer, Anthony seeks out what is important in entertainment and mocks what is not. Inspired by history, Anthony writes with the hope that someone, somewhere, might be affected.