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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22 DOUBLE FEATURE

A MOST WANTED MAN 2:30, 7:00

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill-gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity — oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré's novel, Anton Corbijn’s new thriller is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics. Notable for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s brilliant performance in his final lead role, the film co-stars Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright and Grigoriy Dobrygin. (2014, 122 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ THE PAWNBROKER 4:45, 9:20 New Print! 50th Anniversary!

Rod Steiger is stunning as a WWII Nazi death camp survivor who takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop subjected to an endless parade of prostitutes, pimps and thieves. Sidney Lumet directed this powerful tale, featuring gorgeous black-and-white cinematography by the great Boris Kaufman (On the Waterfront) and a memorable trumpet score by the legendary Quincy Jones. (1964, 116 min, 35mm)

 
     
   



THURSDAY OCTOBER 23 KARLOFF & LUGOSI DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BLACK CAT 8:00

Honeymooning couple Peter and Joan Alison take refuge in the isolated mansion of Herr Poelzig (Boris Karloff), a generous host with a sinister past and arcane powers. But accompanying the Alisons is a mysterious doctor (Bela Lugosi) with some old scores to settle with Poelzig. Boasting eye-popping Art Deco set design and a dreamy, almost continuous musical score, Edgar G. Ulmer’s truly weird fantasy was the first of several films featuring both Karloff and Lugosi, and was Universal's most successful film of 1934. (1934, 65 min, 35mm)

+ THE RAVEN 6:45, 9:20

Bela Lugosi is Vollin, an intense (and Poe-obsessed) doctor who saves the life of a beautiful young dancer. When she rejects his romantic advances, Vollin embarks on a vendetta against her family, enlisting a fugitive murderer (Boris Karloff) in his sinister schemes. This lurid and bizarre movie was one of the last in Universal's first cycle of fright films, inciting outrage and even provoking the British government to suppress horror films. (1935, 61 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


FRIDAY OCTOBER 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

GHOSTBUSTERS 7:30

When their government grants run out, flaky scientists Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis arm themselves with electronic gadgetry and go into business as “paranormal investigators” in Manhattan, a town with plenty of ghosts to bust. The most expensive comedy ever made at the time, director Ivan Reitman hit the bulls-eye in its melding of laughs and eye-popping special effects. Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and Rick Moranis co-star. (1984, 105 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ INNERSPACE 9:30

Dennis Quaid plays a hotshot Navy test pilot miniaturized in a lab experiment and accidentally injected into the body of hypochondriac supermarket clerk Martin Short. Shot in San Francisco , director Joe Dante’s wacky, visually sophisticated update of Fantastic Voyage is infused with manic, goofball performances typical of his cartoon-inspired sensibilities. The effects by ILM and Rob Bottin won an Oscar. (1987, 120 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 25 SPECIAL EVENT
BAY AREA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
More Information and Tickets: www.bayareascience.org

TESTED: THE SHOW 1:00

Tested.com’s Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Will Smith, and Norman Chan bring to stage visions of the past, present, and future as seen through the eyes of makers. Enjoy an afternoon of fantastic homebrew projects, demonstrations of exciting new technologies, and conversations with makers about new frontiers of innovation. The show will also include a live recording of Adam Savage’s interview series The Talking Room, with a surprise guest. Cost: $40 VIP/$30 Preferred/$20 General Buy Tickets

BAHFEST – FESTIVAL OF BAD HYPOTHESES 7:00

The Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses (BAH!) is a celebration of well-argued and thoroughly researched but completely incorrect evolutionary theory. Six brave speakers will present their bad theories in front of a live audience and a panel of judges with real science credentials, who together will determine which speaker takes home the coveted sculpture of Darwin shrugging skeptically. And eternal glory, of course. Keynote by Matt Inman of the Oatmeal and hosted by Zach Weinersmith of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Cost: $40 VIP/$20 General Buy Tickets

QUIZ-O-TRON 9000 9:30

Quiz-o-Tron is the world’s greatest comedic science-themed panel quiz show, hosted by Rebecca Watson and starring Bad Astronomer Phil Plait, Survivor contestant Yau-Man Chan, io9’s Annalee Newitz, local comedians Caitlin Gill and Matt Gubser, and more! Watch as talented comedians compete against learned scientists to answer questions pertaining to the latest discoveries in astrophysics as well as whatever The Daily Mail is calling “science” these days. Audience interaction is encouraged with the chance to win fantastically terrible prizes. You will learn things you can never unlearn. Cost: $10 Buy Tickets

 
     
   


SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 DOUBLE FEATURE

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 2:30, 8:00

Four years in its creation, Stanley Kubrick's metaphysical science-fiction epic traces man's history and his contact with new life. Revealing itself on an almost subliminal level, this mind-bending masterpiece is a landmark in film history. With Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and the soothing voice of Douglas Rain. (1968, 142 min + intermission, DCP 'Scope)

+ THE TREE OF LIFE 5:20

Terrence Malick’s impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950s follows the life journey of the eldest son through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Through Malick's signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life. Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn star. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes . (2011, 139 min, DCP)

 
     
   


MONDAY OCTOBER 27 DOUBLE FEATURE

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 7:00

Four years in its creation, Stanley Kubrick's metaphysical science-fiction epic traces man's history and his contact with new life. Revealing itself on an almost subliminal level, this mind-bending masterpiece is a landmark in film history. With Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood and the soothing voice of Douglas Rain. (1968, 142 min + intermission, DCP 'Scope)

GIUSEPPE MAKES A MOVIE 10:00 S.F. PREMIERE!

Giuseppe Andrews runs a one-man movie studio from his mobile home in Ventura , California . He's made 30 independent features and sets out to make his latest, Garbanzo Gas, over just two days. Giuseppe has no agenda but his process does have a few rules: he only uses a single video camera; sticks to a handwritten first-draft script; prefers working with non-actors such as homeless men and neighbors from the trailer park; and feeds his characters lines off-screen. Giuseppe's vision runs deeper and weirder than comedy, exploitation or bad taste in this wonderful making-of doc. (2014, 82 min, DCP)

 

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 DOUBLE FEATURE

HALLOWEEN 7:30

Twenty years after the young Michael Myers inexplicably killed his older sister, he escapes from confinement and returns to Haddonfield , Illinois to once again unleash unspeakable evil on Halloween. John Carpenter's atmospheric low-budget thriller reinvented the template for American horror, and remains gripping, if not terrifying, to this day. Donald Pleasance lends gravitas as the doctor determined to stop Michael; then-newcomer Jamie Lee Curtis is absolutely credible as one of Michael's new targets, the young and resourceful Laurie Strode. (1978, 91 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ STRANGE BEHAVIOR 9:15

Experiments at a local lab are connected to a series of brutal murders in a small Midwestern town — strange, indeed. Michael Laughlin’s hypnotic direction, Bill Condon’s clever, twisted script and an out-of-this-world Tangerine Dream score turn this uniquely nightmarish, Twilight Zone/New Wave hybrid into a very surreal, disturbing experience. Dan Shor, Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Fiona Lewis star. (1981, 90 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 SPECIAL EVENT
INFORUM presents MARISSA MAYER in conversation with MARC BENIOFF – A Visionary Award Event

Marissa Mayer is the CEO of Yahoo and is one of very few women to have run a Fortune 500 company. In 2013, Mayer earned the number one spot on Fortune Magazine’s 2013 “40 Under 40” list. Google enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence under Mayer’s tenure and launched successful and groundbreaking products. In 2012, Mayer claimed a bigger stage with her appointment as CEO of Yahoo. Her boldness has made her a household name, and we’re pleased to award Marissa Mayer INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award, featured in conversation with Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. Time: 6:15 check-in and premium reception, 7:15 program
See more at: commonwealthclub.org

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 THEATRE CLOSED HAPPY HALLOWEEN

 
 
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