TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

LOVING 6:00
Academy Award Nominee: Ruth Negga for Best Actress
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Midnight Special), Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry — and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. Both Edgerton and Negga were Golden Globe nominated for their rich performances. (2016, 123 min, DCP ‘Scope)

MOONLIGHT 8:30
2016 Golden Globe® Award Winner – Best Picture (Drama)
2016 Academy Award
® Winner Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Ali), Supporting Actress (Harris), Adapted Screenplay)

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, writer/director Barry Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are. The film stars Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Jharrel Jerome. (2016, 111 min, DCP 'Scope)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BIG SLEEP 7:00

Howard Hawks’ famously incomprehensible film of Raymond Chandler’s first novel has Humphrey Bogart’s Philip Marlowe entangled in both a blackmail scheme and the smoldering dame Lauren Bacall. This chronic hangover of a film is full of corruption, annihilation and effervescent humor. Martha Vickers and a very memorable Dorothy Malone co-star. Music by Max Steiner. (1945, 116 min - original cut, 35mm)

+ FAREWELL, MY LOVELY 9:10
The immortal Robert Mitchum stars as a weary Philip Marlowe in this unflinching, neo-noir take on Chandler's second novel. Set in 1941 during the months leading up to Pearl Harbor, a bluesy soundtrack follows Marlowe down the mean streets of Los Angeles in his search for missing moll Velma, his only pleasure being Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak for the Yankees. The hardboiled cast features Charlotte Rampling, Anthony Zerbe, John Ireland, Harry Dean Stanton, Sylvia Miles (Oscar-nominated for her performance), and bit parts by Sly Stallone, Joe Spinell and pulp fiction deity Jim Thompson. Directed by Dick Richards; shot by John A. Alonzo. (1975, 95 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 2 DOUBLE FEATURE

DELICATESSEN 7:00 NEW RESTORATION

Unemployed circus clown Louison (Dominique Pinon) applies for a job as a handyman at an apartment building in post-apocalyptic France, unaware that the ad is meant to lure people to slaughter…butcher/landlord Clapet (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) provides human meat for his tenants. This film put directors Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro on the map. “A fearsomely intense movie that mixes moods with formidable assurance.” –L.A. Times (1991, in French w/English subtitles, 99 min, DCP)

+ THE TENANT 8:55

Roman Polanski directs and stars in this story of a timid clerk who rents an apartment where the previous tenant had attempted suicide, and succumbs to mental disintegration as he appropriates the victim’s personality. This unique, bizarrely cast film co-stars Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet and Shelley Winters. (1976, 126 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


FRIDAY MARCH 3 NEW 35MM PRINT!

RESERVOIR DOGS 7:00, 9:00

After a diamond heist goes horribly awry, a band of criminals hole up in an abandoned warehouse where accusations and suspicions escalate into violence. As told in multi-layered flashbacks, this tour-de-force put writer/director Quentin Tarantino on the map and gave prime hard-boiled material to Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi and Lawrence Tierney. This brand new 35mm print was struck in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary and the Castro will be the first theatre to screen it! (1992, 99 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY MARCH 4 SPECIAL EVENT

SCARY COW 31st SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Show starts at 3:00

Scary Cow is a Bay Area co-op that makes short films using a community oriented model that empowers anyone with a passion for the art. We believe that the best way to learn filmmaking is by making films with like-minded enthusiasts. With over 250 shorts screened to date, filmmakers continue to shine with several entries on the film festival circuit. We give back to our members and have awarded over $250,000 in budget money to date. So come support emerging filmmakers and vote for your favorite films. There’s something for everyone! More info and tickets at www.scarycow.com.

 

SUNDAY MARCH 5 PRIVATE EVENT

     
   


MONDAY MARCH 6
OSCAR NOMINEE: BEST ACTRESS

JACKIE (4:00), 6:15, 8:30

The acclaimed portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, as seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Oscar nominee Natalie Portman). Placing us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination, we see the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well. Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt and Peter Sarsgaard co-star in Pablo Larraín’s film. (2016, 100 min, DCP)

 
     
   


TUESDAY MARCH 7
OSCAR NOMINEE: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM, BEST ACTRESS

ELLE 2:00, 7:00
In what is arguably the finest screen performance of 2016, Isabelle Huppert is Michèle, a headstrong video game executive who is raped in her home by a stranger. Determined to address the incident on her own terms, Michèle explores different areas of empowerment and aggression, and embarks on a bizarre and intense affair with her attacker. Returning to filmmaking after a decade's absence, director Paul Verhoeven (Basic Instinct, Showgirls, Black Book) crafts his most perverse and weirdly upbeat opus yet. Brace yourself, but don't miss it. Huppert won the Golden Globe for Best Actress and she and the film have been Oscar-nominated. (2016, in French with English subtitles, 130 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ INCENDIES 4:30, 9:30
Denis Villeneuve’s visceral, spellbinding, ferocious journey through a legacy of brutality, truth and reconciliation follows twin siblings embarking on their mother’s dying wish for them to find their father, whom was believed dead, and a brother they never knew existed. Traveling from Canada into the murky borders and boundaries of the Middle East, they piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as exceptional courage. (2010, In French with English subtitles. 130 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY MARCH 8

6 OSCAR NOMINATIONS!
2016 Academy Award® Winner – Best Actor (Affleck), Original Screenplay

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2:30), 5:15, 8:00

After the death of his older brother, hardened handyman Casey Affleck takes leave of his job to care for his spirited 16-year-old nephew (Lucas Hedges.) On returning to the New England fishing village of his checkered past, he is forced to deal with his estranged wife (Michelle Williams) and the tight-knit community. Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me) seamlessly weaves past and present together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director, Actor (Affleck), Supporting Actor (Hedges), Supporting Actress (Williams) and Original Screenplay. (2016, 137 min)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 9 & SUNDAY MARCH 19

SPECIAL EVENT: CAAMFEST35

CAAMFEST Opening Night Film THE TIGER HUNTER 7:00

Join us for the Bay Area premiere of Lena Khan’s first feature film, THE TIGER HUNTER. Follow COMMUNITY’s Danny Pudi as Sami, a young Indian engineer who moves to the U.S. in the 70s to gain wealth, live up to the notoriety of his legendary tiger-hunting father, and above all, win the favor of his childhood sweetheart. Director Lena Khan and the cast, including Danny Pudi and Jon Heder are expected to be in attendance.

Full information and tickets available at caamfest.com.

 
     
   


FRIDAY MARCH 10 THROUGH SUNDAY MARCH 12

GREASE SING-A-LONG 7:00
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

For those of you not yet converted, Grease Sing-A-Long is the blockbuster movie musical complete with tricked-out subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along to “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “Summer Nights,” all of them! 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! Grease stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and Didi Conn. Directed by Randal Kleiser (The Blue Lagoon.) (1978, full show approx. 150 min, DCP ‘Scope)

Special Admission: $16 general / $11 youth (12-) & senior (62+)
NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED
Tickets can be purchased day of show or in advance via
TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SATURDAY MARCH 11 & SUNDAY MARCH 12

Disney’s MOANA SING-ALONG 2:30
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

The epic journey continues for Moana fans as Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces an all-new sing-along version of the hit, criticallylauded 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 130 min, DCP)

Special Admission: $16 general / $11 youth (12-) & senior (62+)
NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED
Tickets can be purchased day of show or in advance via
TicketWeb.

 

MONDAY MARCH 13 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY MARCH 14
4 OSCAR NOMINATIONS INCLUDING: BEST PICTURE, ACTOR, ACTRESS
2016 Academy Award® Winner – Best Supporting Actress (Viola Booth)

FENCES (2:30), 5:15, 8:00

Some people build fences to keep people out—and other people build fences to keep people in. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis deliver two of the year’s finest performances in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington's directorial triumph pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence. Davis won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress; the film has been nominated for 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Washington), Supporting Actress (Davis) and Adapted Screenplay. (2016, 139 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15 PRIVATE EVENT

     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 16 & FRIDAY MARCH 17

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (4:30), 7:00, 9:30

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the Empire has completed construction of the Death Star, a space station capable of destroying entire planets. But the scientist who built it has included exploitable flaws, and his daughter (Felicity Jones) joins a diverse team from the Rebel Alliance to steal the plans of the Death Star so that it may be destroyed. Set before the first film in the Star Wars series, this earthy film is an intense, old school war movie which delivers the series' familiar tropes alongside a new group of rootable and engaging heroes...many of whom may not survive. Gareth Edwards directs a diverse cast including Mads Mikkelsen, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, and Alan Tudyk. (2016, 133 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY MARCH 18

Peaches Christ Productions presents
*in association with the Galleria Park Hotel*

Bob The Drag Queen in LEGALLY BLACK (3:00), 8:00

--- an all-new, all-drag theatrical parody of "Legally Blonde", the film that proved once and for all that brunettes and redheads are just simply inferior people...

"Don't judge a queen by her wig color!"

Starring:
BOB THE DRAG QUEEN
PEACHES CHRIST
and many, many more of your SF-drag favorites...

Don't miss the World Premiere of Peaches Christ Productions' latest movie send-up, taken from the hysterical and over-the-top comedy film LEGALLY BLONDE starring Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson, and Raquel Welch! The live show will precede a 35mm screening of the 2001 film LEGALLY BLONDE.

***WARNING - THIS SHOW HAS HEAVY USE OF STAGE FOG AND STROBE LIGHTS***

Shows begin at 3pm & 8pm - the film "LEGALLY BLONDE" will screen after each show.

 
     
   


SUNDAY MARCH 19

SPECIAL EVENT: CAAMFEST35

CAAMFEST Closing Night Film THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT 7:00

Award-winning filmmaker Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu tackle a complicated and forgotten story of a significant piece of U.S. history — the only legislation barring an entire group of immigrants based on ethnicity and race. Through powerful and illuminating testimonies from subjects, scholars and experts, a wider, deeply American story comes to life, one that embodies the issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights. CAAMFest is thrilled to announce that Co-Directors Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu are scheduled to appear at this year’s Closing Night at Castro Theatre.

Full information and tickets available at caamfest.com.

 

MONDAY MARCH 20 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY MARCH 21 & WEDNESDAY MARCH 22

JULIETA (5:00), 7:00, 9:00

In Pedro Almodóvar’s newest film, Julieta (Emma Suárez) is a middle-aged woman living in Madrid, still mourning her missing daughter Antía, who she has not seen or spoken to for 12 years. When a chance encounter abruptly ends her move to Portugal, she returns to her old apartment in the hope that Antía might contact her there. Alone in her old home, Julieta remembers the past, writing a journal to her daughter, trying to understand the riddle of their relationship. In flashback, the younger Julieta (Adriana Ugarte)—radiant, sexy, and a little naïve—meets handsome Galician fisherman and they fall in love and have a child, but tragedy overtakes them. Based on three stories by Alice Munro, Almodóvar returns to the style of Volver and Talk to Her. (2016, in Spanish with English subtitles, 99 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 23 DOUBLE FEATURE

LOST HIGHWAY 7:00

In David Lynch’s most audacious break from conventional narrative since Eraserhead, a jazz musician (Bill Pullman) inexplicably transforms into a much younger garage mechanic (Balthazar Getty) after possibly killing his wife (Patricia Arquette). This beautifully structured explosion of expressionist effects has a psychological coherence that goes well beyond logical story lines and Lynch turns it into an exhilarating roller-coaster ride. Robert Blake and Robert Loggia co-star. (1996, 134 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ IN COLD BLOOD 9:30

Robert Blake and Scott Wilson star in Richard Brooks’ stark adaptation of Truman Capote’s searing account of two murderers on death row, filmed on the actual locations of the horrible events. Conrad Hall’s Oscar-nominated black & white photography brought the art of cinematography to new vistas of dramatic darkness. (1967, 134 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


FRIDAY MARCH 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

VERTIGO 7:00
4K RESTORATION!
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, 4K DCP)

+ LAST EMBRACE 9:25

Roy Scheider and Janet Margolin are mismatched lovers thrown together to solve a bizarre series of killings, following a trail that leads to the torrential backdrop of Niagara Falls. Jonathan Demme’s wonderfully Hitchcockian psychological thriller combines New York Yiddish culture with a generously convoluted murder mystery. Miklos Rozsa’s rapturous music score is a highlight. Christopher Walken co-stars. (1979, 102 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY MARCH 25 DOUBLE FEATURE

VERTIGO (2:00), 4:30, 7:00
4K RESTORATION!
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, 4K DCP)

+ BASIC INSTINCT 9:25
A priggish San Francisco police detective (Michael Douglas) investigates a rock musician's murder and finds himself falling hard for the prime suspect: the victim's mysterious bisexual lover (Sharon Stone, in a star-making performance), a writer whose latest work betrays explicit knowledge of the crime. Though met with controversy and derision upon its release, time has revealed Paul Verhoeven's erotic thriller to be an engaging, progressive, and sometimes ecstatic neo-noir, buoyed by Jerry Goldsmith's darkly romantic score. (1992, 128 min, 35mm 'Scope)

 
     
   


SUNDAY MARCH 26 MATINEE

CINEMANIA 1:00
Cinemania is a documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City that reveals the impassioned world of five wildly obsessed movie buffs. They spend their waking hours in darkened theaters, and now, these full-time audience members step from their seats onto the big screen in Angela Christlieb & Stephen Kijak’s entertaining doco which celebrates their obsessions - from the grandiosity of their aesthetic dreams to the austerity of their domestic realities. In Cinemania, the Silver Screen's biggest fans become the true stars. This is the story of their lives, their memories, their unbending habits and the films they love. (2002, 83 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SUNDAY MARCH 26

VERTIGO (3:00), 5:30, 8:00
4K RESTORATION!
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, 4K DCP)

 

MONDAY MARCH 27 TBA

     
   


TUESDAY MARCH 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

20TH CENTURY WOMEN 2:45, 7:00
Annette Bening is in top form as a determined single mother raising her adolescent son (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) in the pivotal summer of 1979. She enlists the help of two younger women—a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in their home (Greta Gerwig), and a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor (Elle Fanning). Acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award-winning Beginners) brings us a richly multi-layered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family and adulthood. Also starring Billy Crudup. Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay. (2016, 119 min, DCP)

+ CERTAIN WOMEN 4:55, 9:15
One of America’s foremost independent filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) directs a remarkable ensemble cast led by Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, and Laura Dern in this stirring look at three women striving to forge their own paths amidst the wide-open plains of the American Northwest: a lawyer (Dern) who finds herself contending with both office sexism and a hostage situation; a wife and mother (Williams) whose determination to build her dream home puts her at odds with the men in her life; and a young law student (Stewart) who forms an ambiguous bond with a lonely ranch hand (radiant newcomer Lily Gladstone). As their stories intersect in subtle but powerful ways, a portrait emerges of flawed, but strong-willed individuals in the process of defining themselves. (2016, 107 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY MARCH 29 NEW 4K RESTORATION

MANHATTAN (5:00), 7:00, 9:00

Woody Allen's genuinely romantic ode to NYC follows his trademark collection of intellectuals struggling with life, love, sex and multiple divorces. The third of eight collaborations with Allen, Gordon Willis' gorgeous black & white widescreen photography is flawlessly matched with the music of Gershwin. Woody stars with Diane Keaton, Michael Murphy, Meryl Streep and Mariel Hemingway. (1979, 96 min, 35mm 'Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 30
SPECIAL EVENT

DISPOSABLE FILM FESTIVAL 8:00

One of the world's “coolest film festivals” according to MovieMaker Magazine, The Disposable Film Festival premieres its 10th annual competitive shorts program here in San Francisco before screening it around the world. Be the first to see what’s been called The Oscars of Online Film!

Tickets available at disposablefilm.com

 
     
   


FRIDAY MARCH 31 DOUBLE FEATURE

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN 7:30

Hot off of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks delivered another comedic masterpiece with this parody of 1930s Universal Horror movies. Aside from being utterly hilarious, Brooks pays reverence to the films he parodies, serving as a reminder of how innovative parody can be. Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Teri Garr and Cloris Leachman star. (1974, 106 min, DCP)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 5:30, 9:30

See the midnight movie sensation in a rare, pre-witching hour screening! Straight-laced Brad and Janet find themselves stranded in a old dark house filled with a variety of weird characters from Transylvania and the strangeness begins. Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick sing their way through Jim Sharman's outrageous horror movie spoof. (1975, 100 min (1975, 100 min, DCP)

 
 
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