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MONDAY MARCH 18 & TUESDAY MARCH 19 DOUBLE FEATURE

STAN & OLLIE 4:30, 8:30 BUY TICKETS
In 1953, Stan Laurel and Oliver hardy are in the twilight of their career together, unable to get work in Hollywood, and set out on a tour of seedy British variety halls. Despite their waning powers, the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, and they reconnect with their adoring fans, turning the tour into a surprise hit. But the pair can’t shake the specter of their past; the long-buried ghosts, coupled with Hardy’s failing health, start to threaten their precious partnership. The duo are magnificently embodied by Steve Coogan as Stan and John C. Reilly as Ollie. Written by Jeff Pope (Philomena) and directed by Jon S. Baird. (2018, 98 min, DCP)

+ SONS OF THE DESERT 6:30 NEW RESTORATION!

To attend a convention in Chicago of their fraternal organization, the Sons of the Desert, Stan and Ollie lie to their wives—but their cover story soon falls apart. Laurel and Hardy fans adopted the name of this feature for their organization, and many would cite it as the duo’s best; it was selected for preservation in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2012. Co-starring Charley Chase. (1933, 65 min, DCP) Plus the shorts “Hog Wild” (1930, 19 min, DCP) and “Brats” (1930, 21 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM 2019 Members Night 6:30

SFFILM members and their guests are invited to join us for an insider preview of the 2019 San Francisco International Festival, which runs April 10–23 at venues all over the Bay Area!

Our programming team will deliver a multimedia walkthrough of this year’s stellar lineup, giving members the first opportunity to view clips from featured films and to hear about Festival screenings, special events, and expected guests. Plus, as a special bonus, SFFILM members are encouraged to stay in the theater later into the evening for a special advance screening of the first episode of the highly anticipated new season of the Netflix original series The OA. Members can RSVP at sffilm.org

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 21 SPECIAL EVENT

The Moth San Francisco GrandSLAM: Occasional Magic

Doors at 7pm, Stories begin at 8pm The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words—fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champions tell tales of everyday marvels. Fearless gambits, dazzling moments, and lightning-bolt revelations. Stories of exploring the mysterious and defying the impossible. The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night they compete to determine The Moth’s San Francisco GrandSLAM Story Champion. More info & tix @ themoth.org

 
     
   


FRIDAY MARCH 22-SUNDAY MARCH 24 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($16/$11)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Sing-Along BUY TICKETS
Fri @ 8:00
Sat @ 4:00, 8:00
Sun @ 3:00, 7:00

Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Sara Moore
The Queen biopic has become a bona fide worldwide sensation, becoming the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, winning Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor. Now, the Castro Theatre invites you to keep playing that radio gaga with the release of the new sing-along version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Join in on the grandest karaoke session of the year! Costume contest! Goody bags! We will rock you! (2018, full program runs approx. 150 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


MONDAY MARCH 25 DOUBLE FEATURE

THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD 3-D 3:15, 7:00
On the centenary of the end of First World War, filmmaker Peter Jackson presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. Using state of the art technology, archival images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war. (2108, 99 min, DCP)

+ PATHS OF GLORY 5:10, 8:55

Members of a French Army division fighting in WWI fall scapegoat to cover a general’s ill judgement in battle. Banned outright in France for several years, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece has not only taken its place in the pantheon of classic war pictures but transcended the genre. Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Timothy Carey, and Adolphe Menjou star. (1957, 88 min, DCP)

 
     
   


TUESDAY MARCH 26 & WEDNESDAY MARCH 27 SPECIAL EVENT

ON THE BASIS OF SEX (3:30), 6:00, 8:30 BUY TICKETS

Felicity Jones stars in the inspiring and spirited true story of young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Having graduated at the top of her law class, she still encounters difficulty in getting a job in the male-dominated field of law. Pursuing gender equality issues before they were acknowledged as an issue, she teams with her supportive husband Marty (Armie Hammer) to bring a risky and groundbreaking case before the U.S. Supreme Court and overturn a century of gender discrimination. Premiering in line with Justice Ginsburg’s 25th Anniversary on the Supreme Court, the film co-stars Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Jack Reynor, Sam Waterson, Stephen Root and Cailee Spaeny; written by Daniel Stiepleman and directed by Mimi Leder. (2018, 120 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

COLD WAR 6:00
Cold War is a gorgeous, passionate love story about a man and a who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate—an impossible love story in impossible times. Directed and co-written by Pawel Pawlikowski (Ida, My Summer of Love) and starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot, the film was an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. (2018, in Polish with English subtitles, 89 min, DCP)

+ NEVER LOOK AWAY 7:45
In a story inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, a young art student, Kurt (Tom Schilling), falls in love with fellow student, Ellie (Paula Beer). Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband (Sebastian Koch), a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago. This grand epic by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) is a masterful, moving family story of art, love, tragedy and politics. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. (2018, in German and Russian with English subtitles, 188 min, DCP)

 
     
   


FRIDAY MARCH 29
DOUBLE FEATURE

FREE SOLO (5:00), 7:00
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER for BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi (Meru) and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin comes National Geographic Documentary Film’s stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold. You will watch in awe as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock—the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park—without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. (2018, 100 min, DCP)

+ CLIFFHANGER 8:55

Rescue climber Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) braves the treacherous terrain of the Colorado Rockies to retrieve suitcases full of stolen government loot before a dangerous criminal mastermind (John Lithgow) can get his hands on them. Director Renny Harlan (Die Hard 2) works up high-flying levels of excitement in this spectacular adventure saga. Michael Rooker, Janine Turner, and Paul Winfield co-star. (1993, 113 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


STANLEY DONEN (1924-2019)
SATURDAY MARCH 30 DOUBLE FEATURE

TWO FOR THE ROAD 6:30
In Stanley Donen’s Oscar-nominated story, a twelve-year relationship between architect Albert Finney and his wife Audrey Hepburn is deconstructed in a non-linear fashion as they tour around France. On their journey, they experience anew the first glow of passion, the aching loneliness of being apart, the elation of cresting a hill at sunrise, the joy of making up after a fight, and ultimately, they establish what it means to be a couple. Written by Frederic Raphael. (1967, 111 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

+ CHARADE 8:35

Radiant Audrey Hepburn finds herself mysteriously imperiled in this perfect blend of comedy, romance and intrigue. A veritable Plat du Jour of baddies chases her around Paris, but why? Good thing Cary Grant is there to help! Or is he? A yummy confection, topped with one of Henry Mancini’s loveliest themes. Donen directs with zest; the choice selection of co-stars includes Walter Matthau, James Coburn, and George Kennedy. (1963, 113 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


STANLEY DONEN (1924-2019)
SUNDAY MARCH 31 DOUBLE FEATURE

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN 3:00, 7:00

Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds dance up a storm in what is perhaps the greatest movie musical of all time. Co-directed by Kelly and Donen, they spoof the transitional period in film from silents to talkies as concocted by the matchless writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, plus MGM’s catalog of Arthur Freed-Nacio Herb Brown songs. Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse, and Rita Moreno co-star. (1952, 103 min, DCP)

+ ON THE TOWN 5:00, 9:00

In one of the freshest, most exhilarating musicals turned out by the classic MGM regime, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Jules Munshin are three sailors on 24-hour pass who find romance in the Big Apple with Vera-Ellen, Betty Garrett, and Ann Miller. Made legend by blending brilliant location and studio production numbers with innovative choreography, debuting co-directors Kelly and Donen changed the landscape of movie musicals, opening filmmakers' eyes to what could be brought to the screen. (1949, 98 min, DCP)

 
     
   


STANLEY DONEN (1924-2019)
MONDAY APRIL 1 DOUBLE FEATURE

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS 2:00, 6:00
When lumberjack Howard Keel takes frontierswoman Jane Powell as his wife, she takes on the challenge of taming her brothers-in-laws’ backwoods ways. The Gene dePaul/Johnny Mercer score won an Academy Award and Michael Kidd’s energetic choreography is among the most athletic and exciting ever put on film. After delivering one of the screen's most exuberant musicals—perfectly integrating song, dance, and story—this would be the last musical Donen would helm solo for MGM. (1954, 102 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ FUNNY FACE 4:00, 8:00
In this complete reworking of the 1927 stage musical in which he also starred, Fred Astaire is high fashion photographer Dick Avery and Audrey Hepburn is shy bookstore clerk Jo Stockton, whom he discovers during a shoot and takes to Paris, transforming her into a top model. Gliding on a wonderful George and Ira Gershwin score, this lush, romantic musical is the purestexpression of Donen’s inimitable style—simultaneously joyful and elegant, sentimental, and funny. World class photographer Richard Avedon, and his wife Doe Avedon, are the real-life inspiration for this film. (1957, 105 min, DCP)

 
     
   


SUNDAY MARCH 31 & MONDAY APRIL 1
SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($16/$11)

MOANA Sing-Along Sun Noon; Mon 11am BUY TICKETS

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. The epic journey continues for Moana fans with Walt Disney Animation Studios introducing a sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy-adventure. With all the lyrics on-screen, experience the joy of singing along to the songs you already love in the company of many other delighted, enthusiastic fans. And don’t forget the goodie bags and costume contest! Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), and starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. (2016, full show approx 120 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
 
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