SATURDAY APRIL 21 & SUNDAY APRIL 22 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

GREASE SING-A-LONG 3:00, 7:00

Hosted by Sara Moore & Friends. 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)

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

 
     
   


MONDAY APRIL 23 & TUESDAY APRIL 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

A FANTASTIC WOMAN 2:30, 7:00
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
When Marina’s older lover Orlando suddenly passes away, she begins the hard task of mourning. But Marina is a trans woman, and Orlando’s family, seeing her as an aberration, wants nothing to do with her. And when they try and isolate Marina, she begins a righteous crusade to assert her identity, her humanity and her undying love for Orlando. Writer-director Sebastián Lelio (Gloria) crafts an engrossing and invigorating tale, boosted by Daniela Vega’s star-making, award-winning lead performance as Marina. (2017, 104 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ CALL ME BY YOUR NAME 4:30, 9:00
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER: BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) figures the summer of 1983 will offer the usual reading, swimming and playing music. The arrival of his father's new graduate assistant (Armie Hammer) throws Elio's summer idyll into disarray, and their quiet flirtation soon grows into something life-changing. James Ivory's adaptation of Andre Aciman's coming-of-age novel is brought to sensual cinematic life by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash), boosted by the dreamy songs of Sufjan Stevens and Michael Stuhlbarg's award-winning performance as Elio's loving, perceptive father. (2017, 132 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY APRIL 25 DOUBLE FEATURE

ANNIHILATION 6:30

When a soldier reappears a year after a secret mission, his wife is drafted to retrace his steps into a mysterious and growing area known only as The Shimmer. Adapting the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, writer/director Alex Garland (Ex Machina) delivers a psychedelic sci-fi opus that many have deemed one of 2018’s finest, most ambitious movies. Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Oscar Isaac star. (2018, 115 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ STALKER 8:40
One of the most immersive and rarefied experiences in the history of cinema, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker embarks on a metaphysical journey through an enigmatic post-apocalyptic landscape. A hired guide—the “Stalker” of the title—leads a writer and a scientist into the heart of the Zone, the restricted site of a long-ago disaster, where the three men eventually zero in on the Room, a place rumored to fulfill one’s most deeply held desires. Adapting a science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, and making what would be his final Soviet feature, Tarkovsky created a challenging and visually stunning work, his painstaking attention to material detail and sense of organic atmosphere further enriched by this vivid new digital restoration. At once a religious allegory, a reflection of contemporary political anxieties, and a meditation on film itself—among many other interpretations—Stalker envelops the viewer by opening up a multitude of possible meanings. (1979, in Russian with English subtitles, 161 min, 4K DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY APRIL 26 SPECIAL EVENT

RZA: LIVE FROM THE 36th CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN 7:00
Featuring RZA re-scoring the film from opening sequence to closing credit - LIVE!

Every frame of the original film has been revisited and will be re scored by RZA utilizing a Wu-Tang catalog over two decades deep. This new score features a vast array of over 50 instrumental tracks, beats and vocals individually crafted and placed to amplify the narrative and electrifying action of Kar-leung's enduring classic. A true, redefining assault on the senses, this is an experienced not to be missed.

What happens when one of the most influential hiphop artists descends on one of the most influential martial arts movies? There’s only one way to find out.

 
     
   


FRIDAY APRIL 27 DOUBLE ROMERO

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7:30
Shot outside of Pittsburgh at a fraction of the cost of a Hollywood feature by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is one of the great stories of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of flesh-eating ghouls newly arisen from their graves, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-sixties America (literally) tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combined gruesome gore with acute social commentary, and quietly broke ground by casting a black actor (Duane Jones) in the lead role. After decades of poor-quality prints and video transfers, Night of the Living Dead can finally be seen for the immaculately crafted film that it is thanks to a new 4K restoration, scanned from the original camera negative and supervised by Romero himself. Stark, haunting, and more relevant than ever, Night of the Living Dead is back. (1968, 96 min, 4K DCP)

+ DAWN OF THE DEAD 9:20
All over the world, for no apparent reason, the dead have risen to feast on the flesh of the living. Four desperate survivors take refuge from the chaos in a shopping mall, which they reclaim as a fortress against the legions of the walking dead. Romero's second zombie movie begins as a compelling and honest portrait of the end of civilization as we know it, then masterfully turns into a hilarious satire of consumer culture. Tom Savini delivers the wall-to-wall gore effects; Goblin provide the relentless and terrifying score. (1978, 127 min, HD Digital)

 
     
   


SATURDAY APRIL 28 SPECIAL EVENT

HOMAGE TO MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI

San Francisco pays homage to renowned Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, bringing back to the big screen restored 4K DCPs and new 35 mm film prints of his celebrated works. The series recently premiered at MoMa in New York, celebrating Antonioni’s influence on architecture, design, fashion, literature, and philosophy on postwar cinema. Presented by Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy and The Leonardo da Vinci Society. Organized by Cinema Italia San Francisco.

L' AVVENTURA 10:30am
An existential detective story in which Anna (Lea Massari), a young woman, disappears on a deserted island during a boat cruise. Her best friend, Claudia (Monica Vitti), and Anna’s lover, Sandro (Gabriele Ferzetti), look for clues as to her whereabouts, but as the search seems to get out of hand they begin to fall into love. (1960, 143 min, 35 mm)

L’ECLISSE 1:30
A tailspin at the Rome stock exchange serving as the backdrop, a young woman (Monica Vitti) who breaks up with an older lover has an affair with a confident young stockbroker (Alain Delon), whose materialistic nature eventually undermines their relationship. (1962, 126 min, 35 mm)

RED DESERT 4:00
A provocative, poetic look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age - about a disaffected woman (Monica Vitti) wandering through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirting with her husband’s coworker (Richard Harris). (1964, 117 min, DCP)
BLOW-UP 6:30
A psychological mystery starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni’s meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame – and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. (1966, 111 min, DCP).
THE PASSENGER 10:00
When a fellow traveler dies suddenly, burned-out journalist David Locke (Jack Nicholson) assumes his identity. Using the dead man's datebook as a guide, Locke travels throughout Europe and Africa, taking meetings with dangerous gun runners and falling for a beguiling young woman (Maria Schneider). (1974, 124 min, 35 mm)

“Antonioni is one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century.” – Martin Scorsese
“The cinema is not, in essence, moral. It is emotional.” – Michelangelo Antonioni

Tickets: $12 per matinée film (before 6:30 PM); $14 per evening film; $25 per La Cupola Party (8:00 PM) ticket. A pass to see all five films and attend the party is $70. Tickets and details: www.cinemaitaliasf.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY APRIL 29 SPECIAL PRESENTATION

MOANA Sing-Along Noon
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. The epic journey continues for Moana fans with Walt Disney Animation Studios introduces sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded 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 120 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.

 
     
   


SUNDAY APRIL 29 DOUBLE MORRICONE

THE GREAT SILENCE 3:00, 8:00
50TH ANNIVERSARY RESTORATION!
On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's (Django) bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made. (1968, in Italian with English subtitles, 105 min, DCP)

+ ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST 5:00
50th ANNIVERSARY!
Sergio Leone's epic western tale stars Henry Fonda in a chilling role as a ruthless gunman hired by a sinister railroad tycoon to take out anyone who gets in the way of his company's expansion. Claudia Cardinale is a young landowner whose family falls victim to Fonda's bullets, and Jason Robards and Charles Bronson are a pair of outlaws commissioned to bring him to justice. Co-written by Dario Argento; score by Ennio Morricone. (1968, 165 min, DCP 'Scope)

 
     
   


MONDAY APRIL 30 DOUBLE FEATURE DOUBLE ROMERO

RED SPARROW 2:20, 7:00
A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers, collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but of others as well. Jennifer Lawrence stars in this outlandishly entertaining spy thriller directed by her Hunger Games helmer Francis Lawrence, featuring strong support from Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons. (2018, 140 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ ATOMIC BLONDE 4:50, 9:30
In late 1989, on the eve of the Berlin Wall's collapse, a British intelligence officer is murdered in Berlin...and the dossier in his possession naming every operative in the city is gone. MI-6 sends in its best and deadliest—stone-cold killing machine Lorraine Broughton (the ever-magnetic Charlize Theron)—to recover the intel, but will she and local section chief David Percival (James McAvoy) retrieve it in time? Veteran stunt coordinator David Leitch (the Bourne series, John Wick) directed this kinetic, ultra-violent spy actioner from the Antony Johnson/Sam Hart graphic novel The Coldest City. John Goodman, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Sofia Boutella co-star. (2017, 115 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
 
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