THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 & FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 SPECIAL EVENT

REEL ROCK 11 Shows start at 7:00
The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences in over 400 locations across the globe. REEL ROCK shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Prize giveaways, appearances by top climbers, and fundraising for non-profit organizations are always part of the party at REEL ROCK events.

This fall, REEL ROCK cranks it up to 11 with our latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport's biggest stories and athletes. The five new films deliver edge-of-your-seat action, globe-trotting exploration, big laughs and true inspiration.

Advance tickets available through brownpapertickets.com.
Full info at reelrocktour.com.

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 THROUGH MONDAY OCTOBER 3 IN 70MM!

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Sat 2:00, 7:00; Sun & Mon 7:00
Undisputedly one of the grandest, most compelling epics in cinema, David Lean’s multi-Award winning blockbuster tells the fascinating tale of enigmatic adventurer T.E. Lawrence and his adventures in Palestine circa WWI. This glorious 70mm print captures the awesome beauty of Lean’s masterpiece as he intended it to be seen. The magnetic Peter O’Toole leads the international cast featuring Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer and Omar Sharif. (1962, 216 min + intermission, 70mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY OCTOBER 4 SPECIAL EVENT

SF Film Society presents
MASCOTS
with Christopher Guest
7:00

With this latest film, director Christopher Guest and his family of gifted collaborators usher us into the world of professional mascots. Chronicling the competition for the World Mascot Association's Gold Fluffy Award, Mascots is an inspired showcase for the comic genius of Guest and company. The cast includes numerous beloved actors familiar from previous Guest films: Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Ed Begley, Jr., John Michael Higgins, Bob Balaban and Fred Willard. Mascots also welcomes new members to the fold, including Chris O'Dowd and Zach Woods. Every performance is, like the film as a whole, hilarious, bizarre and big-hearted.

Tickets at sffs.org.

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5 DOUBLE FEATURE

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON 7:00

John Landis’ razor sharp, full-blooded horror classic about a young backpacker who survives a wolf attack on the British moors, only to suffer a terrifying fate as a result. Featuring startling, Oscar-winning make-up effects by Rick Baker and a soundtrack full of lunar-themed songs. David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne star. (1981, 97 min, 35mm)

+ SHAUN OF THE DEAD 8:55

Just when you thought the zombie craze had walked to a dead end, the UK team behind the show Spaced pull off the mean feat of mixing humor with horror and take the genre to the next level. Edgar Wright's endlessly inventive visual gags fused with the energetic mugging and relentless one-liners from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost bring it to life. (2004, 99 min, DCP 'Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 DOUBLE GUEST

WAITING FOR GUFFMAN 7:15
In a fictional small Missouri town, a band of utterly delusional residents prepare to put on a community musical revue celebrating the town’s sesquicentennial, spearheaded by eccentric director Corky St. Clair. As director and star, Christopher Guest prompts his cast of master improvisers to spin comedy gold from all points, amassing enough material for multiple films. Featuring what would become recurring cast members Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey and Bob Balaban. (1996, 84 min, 35mm)

+ A MIGHTY WIND 5:30, 9:00

Guest’s sly mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap-style about three eclectic, never-quite-famous ‘60s-era folk bands who come together for the first time in decades following the death of their manager to put on an reunion concert in his honor. Guest co-stars with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and Fred Willard, most of who contribute original songs. (2003, 92 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 SPECIAL EVENT

20TH ANNUAL ARAB FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT
CLASH 7:30 Directed by Mohamed Diab | 2016
US Premiere | Egypt’s official entry for the 2017 Academy Awards

It's been 20 years since the Arab Film Festival first opened its doors, and as a generation has grown with it, the festival has also grown in importance and scope. This year, the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary by screening acclaimed Egyptian film Clash: Cairo, summer of 2013 - two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of President Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?
More information: www.arabfilmfestival.org

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 8
SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Proudly Presents
RETURN TO (Return to) GREY GARDENS!
The Coming-Home Edition of the Original Theatrical Parody of a Cult Classic
Starring JINKX MONSOON & PEACHES CHRIST
With Special Guests MINK STOLE & LADY BEAR
8:00

Peaches Christ Productions wants you to put on your best outfit for TO-DAY and grab your ticket NOW to the Return of Peaches Christ Productions' most-beloved stage-show, "RETURN TO GREY GARDENS" an original, drag driven musical stage-show starring season 5 winner of "RuPaul's Drag Race," Jinkx Monsoon as Lil' Jinkxy and Peaches Christ as Big Peachy with special guest stars Mink Stole (Pink Flamingoes, Female Trouble, All About Evil) and Lady Bear as themselves. This is a fully realized stage-show that runs approximately 90 minutes without intermission. Followed by a screening of the 1975 classic documentary by The Maysels Brothers "GREY GARDENS".

Full info & tix: peacheschrist.com

 
     
   


GENE WILDER (1933-2016)
SUNDAY OCTOBER 9
DOUBLE FEATURE

WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY 3:15, 7:00

Under the guise of a family musical, this wicked comedy—perversely faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl’s original book—tells the tale of enigmatic candy manufacturer Gene Wilder who punishes nasty children in various diabolical methods during his contest to win a lifetime supply of sweets. Featuring the psychedelic sets of Harper Goff; directed by Mel Stuart. (1971, 100 min, 35mm)

+ THE PRODUCERS 5:10, 8:55

Mel Brooks’ directorial debut is an absolutely hilarious and thoroughly tasteless comedy starring Zero Mostel as a corruptible Broadway promoter who, with the help of neurotic accountant Wilder, comes up with a scheme to produce a sure-fire flop and bilk its widower backers. Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood and Dick Shawn co-star. (1967, 88 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


GENE WILDER (1933-2016)
MONDAY OCTOBER 10
DOUBLE FEATURE

BLAZING SADDLES 3:00, 7:00

Mel Brooks still has yet to top this truly trail blazing gut-buster, a riotous western spoof pairing Gene Wilder as a recovering alcoholic gunslinger with Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town. Brooks appears in multiple supporting roles, along with his regulars Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn and Dom DeLuise. (1974, 93 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ STIR CRAZY 4:50, 8:50

In the second of Wilder and Richard Pryor’s four zany on-screen team-ups, they play a pair of down-on-their-luck numbskulls who are given 125-year prison sentences after being framed for a bank robbery. In prison, they befriend other inmates and plan an escape. Sidney Poitier’s ramshackle comedy lets the plot take a backseat, setting the comedy duo free to bounce off each other with full abandon. (1980, 111 min, archival 35mm print)

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 DOUBLE DIANE, CIRCA ‘77

ANNIE HALL 7:00

Woody Allen and Diane Keaton star in this New York romance charting the rise and fall of a largely autobiographical love affair. Brilliantly blending genuine sentiment with his trademark comic salvos, Allen’s breakthrough film was awarded several Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Keaton won Best Actress in the titular role. (1977, 93 min, 35mm)

+ LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR 8:45

With the sexual revolution in full swing, a lonely school teacher (Keaton) finds herself drawn into a dangerous world completely at odds with her homely daytime existence as her appetite for sex becomes rivaled by her desire for drugs. Made long before every other Hollywood film seemed to be about a woman in peril, Richard Brooks’ film interestingly inverts the traditional thriller, managing to be as much an examination of a life in freefall as an exercise in excitement. Richard Gere and Tuesday Weld co-star. (1977, 136 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


VERTIGO / DE PALMA
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13
DOUBLE FEATURE

VERTIGO 7:00
Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife prone to mysterious absences. As his detecting soon turns to obsession, the film builds to dizzying heights of duplicity, derangement and delusion. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and has been challenging viewers across the decades to decode its layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score. Voted the Greatest Film of All Time by Sight & Sound magazine. (1958, 129 min, 70mm)

+ DE PALMA 9:30
One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma’s career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way, and Mission: Impossible. In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of filmmaking and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. (2016, 107 min, DCP)

 
     
   


VERTIGO / DE PALMA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14
DOUBLE FEATURE

VERTIGO 7:00
Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife prone to mysterious absences. As his detecting soon turns to obsession, the film builds to dizzying heights of duplicity, derangement and delusion. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and has been challenging viewers across the decades to decode its layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score. Voted the Greatest Film of All Time by Sight & Sound magazine. (1958, 129 min, 70mm)

+ OBSESSION 9:30

De Palma and screenwriter Paul Schrader take the basic premise of Vertigo and turn it upside down, creating a full-blown melodramatic tour-de-force of wild noir gimmicks and unrestrained emotions. Bernard Herrmann’s overpowering score haunts the proceedings like a phantom limb. Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold and John Lithgow star. (1975, 98 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


VERTIGO / DE PALMA
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
DOUBLE FEATURE

VERTIGO 1:30, 4:15, 7:00
Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife prone to mysterious absences. As his detecting soon turns to obsession, the film builds to dizzying heights of duplicity, derangement and delusion. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and has been challenging viewers across the decades to decode its layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score. Voted the Greatest Film of All Time by Sight & Sound magazine. (1958, 129 min, 70mm)

+ DRESSED TO KILL 9:30

Twenty years after Psycho, De Palma applied his dazzling technique to Hitchcock’s psychological cinemascape with a hefty dose of eroticism, split-screen and well-placed dabs of black humor. Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon star in this nail-biter. (1980, 104 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


VERTIGO / DE PALMA
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
DOUBLE FEATURE

VERTIGO 1:30, 4:15, 7:00
Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife prone to mysterious absences. As his detecting soon turns to obsession, the film builds to dizzying heights of duplicity, derangement and delusion. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and has been challenging viewers across the decades to decode its layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score. Voted the Greatest Film of All Time by Sight & Sound magazine. (1958, 129 min, 70mm)

+ BODY DOUBLE 9:30

An exhilarating exercise in the purest Hitchcockian tradition, De Palma’s sleek and sleazy thriller stars Craig Wasson as an out-of-luck actor who falls prey to double trouble when he witnesses a murder and is then accused of the crime. Melanie Griffith gives a curiously moving performance as an adult film actress who reluctantly comes to his aid. Notable for a memorable video shoot starring Frankie Goes To Hollywood. (1984, 111 min, 4K DCP)

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 17 THEATRE CLOSED

 
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