SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17
SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Is Proud To Present...
TROOP BEVERLY HEELS

our hi-class, low-brow, couture-drenched parody of the '80s cult classic, "Troop Beverly Hills"
4pm & 8pm shows

Starring the inimitable talents, and hair, of Rodeo Drive's original 9021-Ho... TRIXIE MATTEL!

** Unlike past Peaches Christ Productions, this event will NOT be followed be a movie screening. A ticket purchase is for the stage show exclusively.

More info and tickets at peacheschrist.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE WIZARD OF OZ 2:30, 7:00

MGM’s lavish, unique fantasy is a genuine family classic that has melted hearts for decades with its indelible melodies and timeless themes. The beloved Judy Garland became a star in this tale of a lonely orphan who gets her wish to travel “over the rainbow.” Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr and Jack Haley co-star along with the songs of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. Directed by Victor Fleming and an uncredited King Vidor. (1939, 101 min, DCP)

+ THE RED SHOES 4:30, 8:55
A glorious Technicolor epic that influenced generations of filmmakers, artists, and aspiring ballerinas, The Red Shoes intricately weaves backstage life with the thrill of performance. Moira Shearer plays a young ballerina torn between two forces: the composer who loves her, and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer. Following their successive smashes A Matter of Life and Death and Black Narcissus, producers/writers/directors Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger created what is perhaps their greatest triumph. (1948, 133 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


MONDAY NOVEMBER 19 DOUBLE REILLY

THE SISTERS BROTHERS 7:00
1851. Eli and Charlie Sisters (John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix) are a pair of bounty hunters in the employ of a ruthless millionaire (Rutger Hauer). The brothers find their relationship severely tested by the hunt for their current target, a fugitive chemist (Riz Ahmed) with noble plans for a stolen formula. Making his English-language debut, director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) crafts an offbeat, intense, and sometimes oddly funny Western from the novel by Patrick deWitt. The fully-committed cast also includes Jake Gyllenhaal as a scout caught up in the conflict. (2018, 121 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ STEP BROTHERS 9:10
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly star in this hilariously absurd comedy as two emotionally stunted, 40-ish man-children who still live with their parents. When Brennan’s (Ferrell) mom (Mary Steenburgen) marries Dale’s (Reilly) dad (Richard Jenkins), the "boys" become step brothers. Will they be sworn enemies or bond over their mutual hatred for Brennan's obnoxious younger brother (Adam Scott)? Kathryn Hahn co-stars; directed by Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy). (2008, 98 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM Presents
A Tribute to Viggo Mortensen GREEN BOOK 7:00
Actor Viggo Mortensen will participate in an onstage conversation prior to the film.

Join SFFILM for a special onstage tribute to acclaimed actor and artist Viggo Mortensen, featuring an advance screening of his latest film Green Book. Mortensen has consistently earned acclaim for his work in a wide range of films, including Captain Fantastic, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, The Road, Appaloosa, Far from Men, The Two Faces of January, Jauja, Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mortensen is also a poet, photographer and painter. He is the editor of Perceval Press, an independent publishing house, which he founded in 2002.

About Green Book:
When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on the Green Book-a travel guide to safe lodging, dining, and business options for African Americans during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws-to steer them to places where Shirley will not be refused service, humiliated, or threatened with violence. Set against the backdrop of a country grappling with the valor and volatility of the Civil Rights Movement, two men will be confronted with racism and danger, and be comforted by generosity, kindness and humor. Together, they will challenge long-held assumptions, push past their seemingly insurmountable differences, and embrace their shared humanity. What begins as two-month journey of necessity will establish a friendship that will endure for the rest of their lives. (Director: Peter Farrelly, 2018, 130 min, DCP 'Scope)

Ticket link: https://www.sffilm.org/screenings-and-events/tribute-to-viggo-mortensen

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Sing-A-Long SOUND OF MUSIC Wed 7:00; Fri-Sun 2:00, 7:00
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. An annual Castro Theatre event, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in glorious widescreen, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character for the costume contest! The movie stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Robert Wise. (1965, full program including intermission runs approx. 240 min, DCP ‘Scope)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
$16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+) • Tickets will be available day of show or can be purchased in advance via TicketWeb

 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 (HAPPY THANKSGIVING)

     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 through SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Sing-A-Long SOUND OF MUSIC Wed 7:00; Fri-Sun 2:00, 7:00
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. An annual Castro Theatre event, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in glorious widescreen, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character for the costume contest! The movie stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Robert Wise. (1965, full program including intermission runs approx. 240 min, DCP ‘Scope)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
$16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+) • Tickets will be available day of show or can be purchased in advance via TicketWeb

 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 26 (THEATRE CLOSED)

     
   


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 27 SPECIAL EVENT
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSASSINATIONS OF HARVEY MILK AND GEORGE MOSCONE

Free Screening: THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK 5:00
A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary. (1984, 88 min, DCP)

MILK 7:00
Filmed on location in San Francisco, Gus Van Sant's moving and inspiring film stars Sean Penn in an Oscar-winning performance as the heroic activist and politician Harvey Milk. The film charts the last eight years of Milk’s life, from his Castro street activism to his election to City Hall, capturing his passion and his legacy which continue to resonate in the here and now. Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna and James Franco co-star; the Oscar-winning screenplay is by Dustin Lance Black. (2008, 128 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

NORTH BY NORTHWEST 2:30, 7:00

A serious case of bad timing causes Madison Avenue advertising executive Cary Grant to be mistaken for a spy, sending him on a 3,000-mile chase across the country. Eva Marie Saint, James Mason and Martin Landau co-star in Alfred Hitchcock’s vastly entertaining romantic thriller. Featuring a grand climax on Mount Rushmore and one of Bernard Herrmann most stirring scores. (1959, 131 min, 35mm)

+ CHARLEY VARRICK 4:55, 9:25
Meet Charley Varrick (Walter Matthau), Last of the Independents—at one point, the movie's title. Charley's a smart, methodical criminal, so when a robbery at a tiny New Mexico bank nets him way more money than it should, he knows he's in deep. Soon, he's got to outthink the Mafia, outwit his partner, and outrun the cops. This whip-smart underdog story is Don Siegel at his best and includes many members of his colorful stock company: Andy Robinson (Dirty Harry), Sheree North, John Vernon—plus Joe Don Baker memorably playing a hit man named Molly. –Noir City (1973, 111 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Premiere
GIFT 7:00

Art and the gift economy have vitalized humanity for thousands of years — from indigenous North American potlatch culture to the global immigrant struggle; from the artist on the street to the radical desert canvas of Burning Man. Join Gaudete Films, Shareable, and special guests in celebrating these powerful forces in our society at the San Francisco premiere of “GIFT,” a new documentary by filmmaker Robin McKenna. This special benefit screening for local nonprofit Shareable at the Castro Theatre includes an interactive panel discussion and an afterparty. This is a one night only, limited seating premier on Nov. 29 from 7:00-11:30pm at the Castro Theatre. Reserve your seats today while they’re still available at the early bird price.

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved book, "The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World," "GIFT" is a richly cinematic film exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy. Interweaving the stories of a young Kwak’wakwala indigenous man undertaking preparations for a potlatch, an Italian living museum occupied by migrant families, a bumblebee art car at Burning Man, and artist Lee Mingwei sharing the "transformative gift” of song, the film is a tribute to something that can’t be measured, counted, bought or sold.Novelist Jonathan Lethem said about the film, “More than a worthy tribute to one of my favorite books, Robin McKenna’s Gift translates Lewis Hyde’s remarkable notion into new terms. A beautiful, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on the creative process and the things that make us human.”

PROGRAM:

  • Artist and culture jammer John Law will introduce "GIFT" with a talk about the transformative power of art, and need for gifting and art in society. John has been at the center of Bay Area underground culture for decades through legendary interventions such as Suicide Club, Cacophony Society, and Burning Man.
  • The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Robin McKenna, John Law, and artist Michelle "Smallfry" Lessans plus audience Q&A.
  • Join us afterwards for drinks and an afterparty in the mezzanine.
  • In the spirit of the movie and book, please feel free to bring a gift to share for one person or many, be it an experience or something tangible.

Pre-sales tickets for $15. Day of box office sales are $20.

 
     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 30 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH 7:00 4K RESTORATION

The story of an alien on an elaborate rescue mission provides the launching pad for Nicolas Roeg’s visual tour de force, a formally adventurous examination of alienation in contemporary life. In his acting debut, David Bowie completely embodies the title role, while Candy Clark, Buck Henry and Rip Torn turn in pitch-perfect supporting performances. (1976, 139 min - restored cut, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

+ PINK FLOYD THE WALL 9:35

Bob Geldof is Pink in Alan Parker’s full-blown cinematic adaptation of the concept album by Pink Floyd about a musician going off his rocker. Eschewing conventional storytelling, the seamless mix of Gerald Scarfe’s animation and cinematographer Peter Biziou’s startling imagery defined a cinematic language, soon to become par for the MTV zeitgeist. (1982, 95 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
 
 
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