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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1

SCARY COW 24th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Show stars at 2:00

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 NOVEMBER 2 FAMILY MATINEE • ALL SEATS $8.50

THE PRINCESS BRIDE 1:30

Before tackling Stephen King’s Misery, director Rob Reiner and scribe William Goldman created a lasting cult classic with this swashbuckling romance that is both a tribute to and revision of fairy tales past. Cary Elwes stars as the stable boy-turned-pirate who must rescue his true love Robin Wright (in her film debut) away from the evil prince Chris Sarandon. Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn and André the Giant co-star. (1987, 98 min, DCP)

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 SEPARATE PROGRAM

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (4:00), 6:30, 9:00

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, enemy of the universe. Forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits, Quill must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy's fate in the balance. The tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, this blockbuster won audiences over with its light-hearted humor and nostalgic soundtrack. (2014, 121 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 

NOVEMBER 3 & 4 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY 2:50, 7:00

Lasse Hallström’s new film centers on an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. Initial icy protests from the neighboring proprietress melt away when the Indian chef uses his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between the two culinary cultures. This stimulating story of triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bron. (2014, 122 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ LOVE IS STRANGE 5:05, 9:15

Finally married after nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While struggling with the pain of separation, they are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements. Ira Sachs’ latest film blends the romance of New York City's streets and skyline with a delicate Chopin piano score to poignantly capture both the lightness and sorrows of this modern-day love story. Marisa Tomei co-stars. (2014, 94 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 SPECIAL EVENT

Mary Woronov, Warhol Superstar: The Chelsea Girls 7:00
Mary Woronov In Person

In the early 1960s, Mary Woronov was sculpture student at Cornell University, afflicted with ennui, aching for escape. A class fieldtrip in 1964 to Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory (“It was dim and dirty-looking, as if it were underground”), led to an impromptu Screen Test (filmed by Gerard Malanga) and Woronov’s star ascended. Shortly thereafter she was dancing the infamous whip dance with Malanga on stage with the Velvet Underground and, in 1966, appeared in eight(!) of Warhol’s legendary filmic studies on stardom, camp and performativity. A lifelong career as an underground movie icon was launched. Mary Woronov appears in person at each screening to regale the congregation with tales of these tumultuous times. This two-part series is curated by Dale Hoyt and Steve Polta, in association with the San Francisco Art Institute.

At the majestic Castro Theatre we present The Chelsea Girls, Andy Warhol’s sprawling parody of the Hollywood melodrama. Inspired by wide-screen cinema, this enormous double-projected camp classic simultaneously screens scenes from the decadent and desperate downtown lives of Warhol’s art world entourage, in garish color and gritty black and white. Mary Woronov appears in her debut role as Hanoi Hannah, interrogating a humiliated cast of captured GI Joes (portrayed by Ultra Violet and International Velvet) with other outrageously improvised “performances” by Nico, Eric Emerson, Brigid Polk, filmmaker Marie Menken and the one and only Pope Ondine. Soundtrack features a rare live recording of the Velvet Underground. (Steve Polta)

More information
Tickets
Special Admission $15 General / $12 S.F. Cinematheque Members

 
     
   


MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
FRiDAY NOVEMBER 7
"What’s Your Take On Cassavetes" DOUBLE BiLL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NOTEBOOK 7:20
Melodramas have always been dismissed and ridiculed by critics, making it one of the most misunderstood and disrespected genre in cinema. Nick Cassavetes (son of John) created an enormously passionate romance 10 years ago and its time to announce that its one for the ages. Drawing comparisons to Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, this Depression-era "romp" is stunningly photographed, heightening the addictive chemistry of a 24-year-old Ryan Gosling and the always adorable Rachel McAdams. Preceded by trailers for upcoming M4M events. (2004, 123 min, 35mm)

Plays with…

MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ 9:45
John Cassavetes isn't a name, it's a philosophy. This hardworking actor used his Hollywood paychecks to finance his own Independent films, which always showcased his very own friends and families. He was truly an original, rebelling against every conceivable cinematic convention. This distinctively romantic and charming masterpiece is a perfect introduction for audiences interested in a truly unique filmmaker. Scene stealer Seymour Cassel — he played Esteban du Plantier in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — will kidnap your heart as a ragamuffin parking attendant who attempts to woo a melancholic divorcee, played gloriously by Gena Rowlands. Preceded by other JC trailers! (1971, 114 min, 35mm)

 

 

 

     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 SPECIAL EVENT

3RD I’S SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND

From art-house classics to innovative visions, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. This year’s festival will include films from India, Pakistan, Germany, UK and the US. For complete program information, please visit: www.thirdi.org
FANDRY 1:00 Panel Q&A
Revered Marathi poet Nagraj Manjule strikes a chord worldwide, making many international “watch lists” for this exceptional and riveting directorial debut. Great dramatic tradition of forbidden love between lower-caste and upper-caste teenagers gets a powerful addition that’s anything but clichéd, realizing a multidimensional narrative within a caste system at work. Dir: Nagraj Manjule (India, 2013, 101 min)
UPAJ 4:00 Stars perform live!
An unlikely friendship develops between Indian kathak master Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, African American tap dancer in this magical collaboration captured on film. Bridging cultures, continents, and generations, the rhythm fusion of Jazz Suites Tour is exhilarating, from the streets of India to the US! Dir: Hoku Uchiyama (USA, 2013, 60 min)
DUKHTAR 6:00 Filmmaker in person!
The starkly beautiful and forbidding mountains of Pakistan provide the setting for this edge-of-your-seat thriller, a gripping drama about the power of maternal love in a land ruled by tribal honor. Hot off the screen at the Toronto Film Fest, this is Pakistan’s Official Entry to the Oscars. Dir: Afia Nathaniel (Pakistan, 2014, 93 min)
Reception at the Castro Mezzanine 8:00
QUEEN 9:00 Bollywood at the Castro!
Intensely local, gloriously global and unexpectedly moving, Queen takes Bollywood in a new direction – less cheese, but more exuberance! Jilted on her wedding day, Rani embarks on an adventurous journey of self-discovery, deciding to honeymoon in Europe, all by herself! Runaway hit in India, stars Kangana Ranaut! Dir: Vikas Bahl (India, 2014, 146 min)

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Bear Pride Presents
MEAN GIRLS 10th anniversary screening 3:00

Hosted by Peaches Christ, Q&A with Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese (Damien). Cult film hero and local legend, Peaches Christ, hosts the 10 year anniversary screening of Mean Girls at the Castro Theatre. Very special guest Daniel Franzese (Damien) will be sitting down with Peaches for a Q&A after the show to remember and reminisce about the making of the movie.
$15-$25 Tickets at
www.SFBearPride.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

Ross Mathews LIVE
LOL's & Advice Show
Show at 8pm
Reserved and GA Tickets now available at:
http://www.sfbearpride.com/speaker/ross-matthews/

Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities in the pop-culture arena today. Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut — as a correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

And now, over twelve years later, Mathews is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for his own talk show, “Hello Ross!”

In addition to hosting his own talk show, Mathews is also a best-selling author! He released his first book, “Man Up: Tales of my Delusional Self-Confidence” on May 7, 2013 [Grand Central Publishing]. With an introduction written by Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and afterword from Chelsea Handler, “Man Up” takes readers inside Mathews’ personal journey as a super fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small town life and big city adventures, and how he managed to turn an obsession with pop culture into one on one interactions with celebrities like Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, and Michelle Kwan [to name a few] without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.

Mathews can also be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and is a fixture on E! News and E! Network’s live red carpet awards show coverage.

Mathews’ impressive resume of television programs he has appeared on over the past decade include: NBC’s “1 vs. 100” and “Phenomenon,” he has appeared as a guest co-host on ABC’s “The View,” he was a contestant on the fifth season of VH1’s hit series “Celebrity Fit Club,” he has appeared as a celebrity correspondent on “Extra” and “The Insider,” has recurred as ‘Chris’ on “Days of our Lives,” co-hosted The Game Show Network’s “Big Saturday Night,” appeared on the OWN Network’s “Ask Oprah’s All-Stars,” starred as himself in ABC Family’s holiday movie “Christmas Cupid,” and has made appearances on BRAVO’s “Interior Therapy,” ABC Family’s “Beverly Hills Nannies Reunion,” E!‘s “Studio E!” and “After Lately,” and HGTV’s “House Hunters.”

 

NOVEMBER 10 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11 VETERANS DAY DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES 6:00

As producer Samuel Goldwyn’s most lasting triumph, this remains an expertly crafted and superbly acted story about three men who return home after WWII and must adjust to civilian life. Fredric March and Harold Russell received Oscars for their work, as did William Wyler for directing and Goldwyn won for Best Picture. (1946, 172 min, 35mm)

+ FIRST BLOOD 9:10

A small Northwestern town is thrown into unexpected chaos when Vietnam vet Sylvester Stallone comes in peace but is pushed into skillful retaliation mode when violently hounded by local police chief Brian Dennehy. Journeyman director Ted Kotcheff (Wake in Fright) balances his beam on the rich tapestry of “Jerkwater, U.S.A.” as Jerry Goldsmith’s noble score equilibrates the quandary; Stallone’s fellow Pisan, Richard Crenna co-stars as his superior officer. (1982, 93 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE GRADUATE 7:00

In one of the most perfect depictions of youthful alienation ever captured on celluloid, Dustin Hoffman became an instant star in Mike Nichols' brilliant, funny and touching '60s sensation. The story of an ultra-naive college grad seduced by a middle-aged woman, then falls for her daughter, is just as pungent as ever. Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross co-star with the indelible songs of Simon & Garfunkel. (1967, 105 min, 35mm 'Scope)

+ RUSHMORE 9:00

Wes Anderson’s genuinely original saga of a thriving oddball prep school student, the eccentric tycoon he befriends and the first-grade teacher they both fall for. Jason Schwartzman made his remarkable debut here; Olivia Williams and national treasure Bill Murray co-star. (1998, 93 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 DOUBLE FEATURE

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH 7:00

The artistic process of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave is examined intimately in this category-defying film. With never-before-seen verité observation of Cave’s creative cycle, the viewer will see a song grow from the tiniest of ideas to an epic performance at Sydney Opera House. Cave also opens up to a psychoanalyst as he discusses how his early years continue to inform his work, and journeys through his memories via mementos from his personal archive. (2013, 93 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ TRACKS 8:50

Mia Wasikowska (Only Lovers Left Alive) stars in the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback in 1977. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life-changing journey of self-discovery. Directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore). (2013, 112 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 SPECIAL EVENT

This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year’s winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back.

 
     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15 DOUBLE FEATURE

The Complete METROPOLIS 2:00, 6:45

For decades, crucial scenes from Fritz Lang’s dystopian epic were considered lost. But, in 2008 archivists from the Museo del Cine in Buenos Aires made a spectacular discovery — a 16mm dupe negative of Metropolis containing 25 minutes of “lost” footage (about a fifth of the film) that had not been seen since its Berlin debut. That discovery led to this remarkable restoration and Metropolis can now be shown in its original complete version. Brigitte Helm, Gustav Fröhlich, Alfred Abel and Rudolf Klein-Rogge star. (1927, 148 min, DCP)

+ ROBOCOP 4:45, 9:30 4K RESTORATION!

Viciously murdered police officer Peter Weller is resurrected in half-robotic form to enforce Detroit, where almost no distinction is made between the conduct of top-level executives and street criminals. Cited by Ken Russell “the greatest science-fiction film since Metropolis,” Paul Verhoeven’s tech-noir savagely satirizes Reaganomics and the consumerism of the ‘80s. Nancy Allen, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox co-star. (1987, 102 min, DCP)

 

NOVEMBER 16 PRIVATE EVENT

NOVEMBER 17 THEATRE CLOSED

 
 
 
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