WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 DOUBLE FEATURE

MONTEREY POP 3:30, 7:00
50th Anniversary Release! New 4k Restoration!
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, the first Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey featured career-making performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse cast that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and the extraordinary Ravi Shankar. With his characteristic vérité style, D. A. Pennebaker (Don’t Look Back) captured it all, immortalizing moments that have become legend: Pete Townshend destroying his guitar, Jimi Hendrix burning his. (1968, 78 min, 4K DCP)

+ EASY RIDER 5:05, 8:35
Dennis Hopper’s directorial debut about two bikers who hit the road in a quest to find America shook up the languishing movie industry when it unexpectedly grossed millions of box office dollars. Shot in various locations by Laszlo Kovacs, Easy Rider eschewed old-fashioned Hollywood polish for documentary-style immediacy, enhanced by a counter-culture soundtrack, improvisational acting and innovative editing. Peter Fonda (who also produced and co-wrote the screenplay) joins Hopper on the journey; Karen Black and scene-stealing Jack Nicholson find them on their route. (1969, 95 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY AUGUST 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 7:30
The teenagers of Elm Street are beset by bizarre nightmares, and find themselves dying in their sleep at the clawed hands of a shadowy murderer. Writer/director Wes Craven exploded the parameters of the slasher horror genre with this surreal head trip, which immediately established Freddy Kruger (Robert Englind) as an iconic bogeyman. Stylish, very-1980s, and often genuinely terrifying. Co-stars John Saxon and Heather Langenkamp, and Johnny Depp in his first role. (1984, 91 min, 35mm)

+ PHANTASM 9:15

One of the best horror films of the 1970s, this bizarre, dreamlike shocker revolves around two young Oregon brothers (Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury) who investigate a series of strange deaths in town...and their connection to a mausoleum and its sinister mortician, “The Tall Man.” Featuring series main-stays Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm, this low-budget marvel was directed, written, photographed, co-produced and edited by (then) 23-year old Don Coscarelli. (1978, 88min, 4K DCP)

 
     
   


FRIDAY AUGUST 25 DOUBLE SIR MOORE, RIP ROGER MOORE as 007

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 2:15, 7:00

In what is easily the best of the Roger Moore-era James Bond films, 007 is up against reclusive megalomaniac Stromberg (Curt Jürgens) who plans to destroy the world and create a new civilization under the sea. Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel (as the inimitable “Jaws”) co-star. Ken Adam was Oscar-nominated for his set designs on a soundstage so massive Stanley Kubrick was called in to advise on the lighting. Dir: Lewis Gilbert. (1977, 125 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ MOONRAKER 4:35, 9:15

007 finds danger in Los Angeles, Venice, Rio, Paris and finally outer space, all in carrying out the task of preventing evil industrialist Hugo Drax from perpetrating global genocide. Moore’s fourth go-round as James Bond is the most overtly humorous and over-the-top of his period and it features one of John Barry’s best scores plus spectacular, Oscar-nominated visual effects. Lois Chiles and Michael Lonsdale co-star with Richard Kiel returning as “Jaws”. Dir: Lewis Gilbert. (1979, 126 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY AUGUST 26 SPECIAL EVENT

The SF Sketchfest Summer Social
Saturday, August 26, 2017

The Benson Movie Interruption
“Fifty Shades Darker” 4:20pm

with Doug Benson and Friends

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the Doug Loves Movies podcast) and mystery comedy guests return to the front row of the Castro Theatre for another afternoon of cracking wise at the screen. After taking on the first film based on the “50 Shades of Grey” series of “novels,” Doug and company will rip one-liners off faster than the on-screen clothing of the sequel “Fifty Shades Darker.

Saturday, August 26, The Castro Theatre, $20
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2tP1gu3

The West Wing Weekly 8pm
with Joshua Malina and Hrishikesh Hirway + Special Guest Aaron Sorkin

The West Wing Weekly is an episode-by-episode discussion of one of television's most beloved shows, co-hosted by one of its stars, Joshua Malina, along with Hrishikesh Hirway of Song Exploder. After quickly selling out their first live episode during SF Sketchfest, they return to the Bay Area for a new episode taping with very special guest Aaron Sorkin.

Saturday, August 26, The Castro Theatre, $25
Tickets: http://bit.ly/2sajWqY

 
     
   


SUNDAY AUGUST 27 TRIPLE INDY!
Special admission: $15 general; $12 youth/senior

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 1:30, 8:30

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas launched the Indiana Jones franchise with this larger-than-life homage to 1930s adventure serials. Harrison Ford is the archaeologist adventurer who’s knee deep in both countless bad guys and fearless Karen Allen as they race against the Nazis to unearth the biblical Ark of the Covenant. (1981, 115 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

+ INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM 3:45

The prequel to Raiders finds Indy in India, where he is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, stumbling upon a Kali-worshipping thuggee cult practicing child slavery, black magic and ritual human sacrifice. Ford and Spielberg deliver the goods in numerous set pieces, some with gruesome imagery that helped spawn the PG-13 rating. (1984, 118 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE 6:00

Harrison Ford dons the fedora for the last time (until Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) where it’s 1938 and Indy's Nazi enemies have kidnapped his father, Professor Henry Jones Sr. (Sean Connery), to get help in their search for the Holy Grail. Following a trail from America to Venice to the deserts of the Middle East, it's up to Indy to save his father and the Grail. The prologue features River Phoenix, in which we learn how young Indy first developed a taste for heart-pounding adventure. (1989, 127 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


MONDAY AUGUST 28 MONOCHROME DOUBLE SHOT

LOGAN NOIR 7:00

In 2029, Logan is a sickly shadow of his former self. Undertaking a final mission, Logan struggles to secure a future for mutantkind in the far-off land of Eden. Hugh Jackman plays the role that made him famous for the final time, and filmmaker James Mangold takes the tale of the Wolverine from the pages of Marvel Comics into an epic, elegiac (and R-rated) western. This noir edition concludes Logan’s story in evocative black-and-white; Sir Patrick Stewart co-stars. (2017, 137 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ THE MIST Black & White Cut 9:30
Writer/director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) returns to the world of Stephen King for this apocalyptic horror story. Several small town residents take refuge in a supermarket from a deep and impenetrable fog, and wind up fighting among themselves and against otherworldly creatures lurking in the mist. Darabont had initially imagined his film in black-and-white, and the Castro is thrilled to screen this frightening and moving story in the director’s intended format. (2007, 126 min, HD digital)

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 29 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30 DOUBLE LINKLATER

DAZED AND CONFUSED 7:00
Writer/director Richard Linklater assembled an endearing ensemble cast and a soundtrack of seminal ‘70s super hits in creating this totem to the promise of summer, following a band of Texas teens on the last day of high school circa the summer of ’76. Jason London, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey and Milla Jovovich are featured, as are the classic jams of Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kiss, The Runaways, Black Sabbath and Foghat. Listed by Quentin Tarantino as one of the 10 best films of all time in a Sight and Sound poll. (1993, 102 min, 35mm)

+ EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! 8:55

Linklater’s hilarious, early-‘80s sequel-in-spirit to Dazed & Confused follows a college baseball pitcher and his unruly, super-competitive teammates as they cram in as many parties as they can before classes start. Linklater sharply observes his charming and soulful characters, and leavens the abundant laughs with a diverse array of early-80s hits from The Knack, The Sugarhill Gang, Devo, and many others. (2016, 116 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY AUGUST 31 THROUGH MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4
PROJECTED IN 70MM! NEW PRINT!
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
Thu & Fri 7:00; Sat thru Mon 2:00, 7:00
Special admission: $13 general; $10 youth/senior
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 new 70mm print captures the awesome beauty of Lean’s masterpiece as he intended in the ultimate epic projection format. The magnetic Peter O’Toole leads the international cast featuring Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle and Omar Sharif. Oscar-winning score by Maurice Jarre. (1962, 216 min + intermission, 70mm ‘Scope)

 
 
 
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