TUESDAY OCTOBER 23 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM Presents
SPECIAL SCREENING: ROMA 7:00

Lead actors Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira are expected to attend.
The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y tu mamá también), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón's first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix later this year. (135 min)

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24 DOUBLE FEATURE
BURT REYNOLDS: KING OF THE ‘70s

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS 7:00

Dolly Parton teamed with Burt Reynolds and her Nine To Five director Colin Higgins for this rollicking, bawdy big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about a spunky madam trying to keep the proverbial wolves out of her cathouse. An Oscar-nominated Charles Durning all but steals the show as the sidestepping governor with Dom DeLuise not far behind as the local leader of the decency police. (1982, 114 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ BOOGIE NIGHTS 9:05
Only his second film, Paul Thomas Anderson shot to the top ranks by adeptly juggling a broad range of characters working in the San Fernando Valley porn industry of the late ‘70s-early ‘80s. Mark Wahlberg and Burt Reynolds head the remarkable ensemble cast of a makeshift family in this extraordinarily entertaining/devastating rendering of their brief moment in the sun. Featuring career highlight performances from Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. (1997, 155 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 DOUBLE HOPPER

THE LAST MOVIE 3:30, 7:20 NEW 4K RESTORATION!
Dennis Hopper’s radical, much-mythologized lost masterpiece—widely unseen for nearly 50 years until now! After a Hollywood movie crew wraps production in a remote Peruvian village, the baleful stuntman Kansas (Hopper) remains, attempting to find redemption. Meanwhile, the local Indians have taken over the abandoned set and begun to stage a ritualistic re-enactment of the production—with Kansas as their sacrificial lamb. This consciously self-reflexive film effectively ended Hopper’s career for many years, yet remains thrillingly innovative and remarkably contemporary—influenced greatly by the work of Bruce Conner and the French New Wave, as well as the Pop and Abstract artists he revered. (1971, 108 min, 4K DCP)

+ EASY RIDER 5:30, 9:20
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, Toni Basil, and scene-stealing Jack Nicholson find them on their route. (1969, 95 min, DCP) Preceded by Bruce Conner’s short Breakaway featuring Toni Basil. (1966, 5 min, DCP)

 
     
   


FRIDAY OCTOBER 26 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 DOUBLE CARPENTER

THE FOG 5:30, 7:30 NEW 4K RESTORATION!
An ominous, glowing fog rolls over a small coastal town one hundred years after a mysterious shipwreck. When vengeful ghosts go on a killing spree, residents look for answers even as they try to survive. Imaginatively filmed in widescreen on Northern California locations, John Carpenter’s spooky follow-up to his smash hit Halloween stars JC regulars Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, and Jamie Lee Curtis, with veterans Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh and John Houseman adding old-school cred. (1980, 89 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

+ HALLOWEEN 9:15 40TH ANNIVERSARY!
Twenty years after the young Michael Myers inexplicably killed his older sister, the madman escapes from confinement and returns to Haddonfield, Illinois to once again unleash unspeakable evil on Halloween night. John Carpenter’s atmospheric low-budget thriller reinvented and cemented 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)

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 27 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 28

FROZEN Sing-Along
Sat 2:30
Sun Noon
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. Warm up your vocal chords, Frozen-atics. It’s time to join Anna and Elsa in song and “Let It Go” with your kindred spirits. Sing along to the words of the Academy Award- winning film, accompanied by on-screen lyrics with a bouncing snowflake to follow along! Dress up for the costume contest! Goody bags at the door! (2013, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP ‘Scope)

NO PASSES OR GIFT TICKETS ACCEPTED FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT.
Tickets will be available day of show or can be purchased in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SUNDAY OCTOBER 28 TRIPLE FEATURE!

DRACULA 3:00, 7:30

The immortal Bela Lugosi stars as the Transylvanian vampire casting his evil spell on a perplexed group of Londoners. A strong sense of dread presides over the tale, thanks to director Tod Browning’s (Freaks) acute sense for eerie atmosphere. Co-starring Edward Van Sloan, Helen Chandler and Dwight Frye as the definitive Renfield. (1931, 75 min, DCP)

+ THE WOLF MAN 4:30, 9:00

After the death of his brother, Lawrence Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.) returns to his ancestral home in Wales where he is stricken by a curse that transforms him into a bloodthirsty werewolf in the light of the full moon. This absorbing and effective old school chiller was one of Universal’s greatest horror successes, and transformed Chaney into a horror icon overnight. Classic. (1941, 70 min, DCP)

+ THE MUMMY 6:00 only

Cinematographer Karl Freund (Metropolis, Dracula) directed this moody and atmospheric pre-code fever dream, inspired by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. Boris Karloff is Imhotep, a mummy resurrected by Western archaeologists. Posing as a modern-day Egyptian, Imhotep seeks to possess a woman (Zita Johann) he is convinced is the reincarnation of his long-deceased empress. (1932, 73 min, DCP)

 
     
   


MONDAY OCTOBER 29 DOUBLE COLLETTE

HEREDITARY 7:00
When the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter Annie’s (Toni Collette) family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell. (2018, 127 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ THE SIXTH SENSE 9:20
Haunted by his failure to help a former patient who shot him before killing himself a year earlier, Philadelphia child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) sees a chance for redemption when he tries to help 8-year-old Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment), who likewise is haunted-literally, in his case. Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's eerie supernatural thriller, with the notorious twist ending, also stars Toni Collette (who was Oscar-nominated), Olivia Williams, and Donnie Wahlberg. (1999, 107 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY OCTOBER 30 DOUBLE FEATURE

DONNIE DARKO 7:00
Writer/director Richard Kelly’s crazily ambitious sci-fi mind-bender/Reagan-era satire depicts the adventures of the titular character as he seeks the meaning and significance behind his troubling Doomsday-related visions. Barely seeing the light of a projector bulb in a very limited release post-9/11, the film has since amassed a devoted cult following. Jake Gyllenhaal stars with Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Maggie Gyllenhaal and the great Patrick Swayze. (2001, 113 min - Original cut, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ THE HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS 9:05
Following Dusty and Sweets McGee and Aloha, Bobby and Rose, Floyd Mutrux adds another chapter to his tales of Los Angeles with this nostalgic comedy set on Halloween night in Beverly Hills, circa 1965. Faced with the imminent closing of their drive-in restaurant hangout, a gang of hot rod-loving teens sets out on a wild spree of "protest pranks" and mayhem. Filled with choice songs and belly laughs, this romp features the screen debuts of Robert Wuhl, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joyce Hyser, and Tony Danza, with Fran Drescher and Leigh French joining in the commotion. (1980, 91 min, 35mm)

 

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31 THEATRE CLOSED – HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM Presents
THEY'LL LOVE ME WHEN I'M DEAD 7:00

Morgan Neville, who charmed SFFILM Festival audiences this spring with his look at Mr. Rogers and his neighborhood, now playfully takes on the story of Orson Welles's last production, The Other Side of the Wind, a semi-mythological cinematic experiment, posthumously completed and receiving its first public release this year. Neville eschews scholars and critics and lets those who knew and worked with the mercurial filmmaker tell the story of "the greatest movie never released." The result is as lively and inventive as the work of the master it reveals. (98 min)

"What's great about They'll Love Me When I'm Dead is that it's got virtually everybody who had anything important to do with Other Side of the Wind under one roof, from the stars to the loyal Welles-worshipping youngsters to the literal hangers-on who rode dangerously on the backs of speeding cars to get shots." —Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

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FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2 SPECIAL EVENT

3rd i’s SF INTERNATIONAL SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: Bollywood and Beyond

VILLAGE ROCKSTARS 7:30
India/2017 | 87 min | in Assamese with English subtitles
BAY AREA PREMIERE As visually stunning as it is delightful, Village Rockstars is a labor of love to Assam, every frame brimming with affection. Not surprising given that writer/director Rima Das hails from Chhaygaon, where the film is set. A magical coming-of-age tale that follows Dhunu and her frolicking band of friends, as they rock out to their Styrofoam instruments and dream of becoming real musicians. India’s official entry to the Oscars 2019.

BEFIKRE (CAREFREE) 9:30
India/2017 | 150 min | in Hindi, French, English with English subtitles
An exuberant, fun, romantic comedy, directed by the legendary Aditya Chopra (DDLJ), this sexy film is set in the picturesque city of love — Paris — and takes us on a journey about romance and friendship. Bollywood’s hottest stars, Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, star as two commitment-phobic friends who enter into a casual relationship that turns out to be fraught with more emotion than they can handle.

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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3

STUDIO 54 (3:00), 5:00, 7:00, 9:15

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the bon vivant who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the behind-the-scenes creative mastermind who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows. (2018, 98 min, DCP)

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM Presents
CLOSING NIGHT: 5B 7:30

World Premiere In the mid-1980s, a simple number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to deal with AIDS patients. The nurses' emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being was a small miracle in the midst of a devastating crisis and the ensuing panic about risk and infection. The story of 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of patients, their loved ones, and hospital staff who volunteered to work on the ward, resulting in a bittersweet and moving monument to a moment in San Francisco history and a celebration of quiet heroes worthy of remembrance and renewed recognition. (93 min)

"Here on Ward 5B, a group of caregivers gathered to confront a new epidemic: AIDS. They created a haven of acceptance and compassion at a time when others called for isolation and rejection. They saw fellow human beings where others saw only contagion and disease. With the volunteer participation of a generous, loving community, they developed an internationally renowned center of excellence committed to quality of care for the living and the dying." —San Francisco General Hospital commemorative plaque

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MONDAY NOVEMBER 5

STUDIO 54 (5:00), 7:00, 9:00

For 33 months, from 1977 to 1980, the nightclub Studio 54 was the place to be seen in Manhattan. A haven of hedonism, tolerance, glitz and glamor, Studio was very hard to gain entrance to and impossible to ignore, with news of who was there filling the gossip columns daily. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, two college friends from Brooklyn, succeeded in creating the ultimate escapist fantasy in the heart of the theater district. Rubell was the bon vivant who wanted to be everybody’s friend and was photographed with every celebrity du jour who entered the club and Schrager was the behind-the-scenes creative mastermind who shunned the limelight. Studio 54 was an instant success and a cash cow, but the drug-and-sex-fueled dream soon imploded in financial scandal and the club’s demise. With unprecedented access to Schrager, who tells the whole unvarnished story for the first time, and a treasure-trove of rare footage, director Matt Tyrnauer (Valentino: The Last Emperor, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood) constructs a vivid, glorious portrait of a disco-era phenomenon, and tells the story of two friends who stuck together through an incredible series of highs and lows. (2018, 98 min, DCP)

 
     
   


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6 SPECIAL EVENT

(((folk YEAH!))) Presents
DAVID CROSBY & FRIENDS
Doors 6:00 / Show 7:30

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WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 7 TBA

     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8 & FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

The North Face presents
REEL ROCK 13 7:00

Get rreeaaddy for REEL ROCK! This November, REEL ROCK 13 blazes across the planet with a brand new collection of the year’s best climbing films, delivering jaw-dropping action, soulful journeys and rollicking humor. From Olympic training centers to the frozen landscape of Antarctica, explore the cutting edge of climbing with four new films. Featuring Adam Ondra, Madaleine Sorkin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker and many more. More info and tickets at reelrocktour.com

 
     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 SPECIAL EVENT

SCARY COW FILM FESTIVAL 2:00

Please join us at the Castro Theatre to see a program of short films made by our members. You’ll be invited to vote for the best films and the top voted films will receive budgets for future projects! Your participation will help us decide which filmmakers should receive funding! Following the screening, there will be an After Party in the theatre mezzanine where we’ll be toasting the filmmakers, mingling, talking about our next projects, and announcing the winners! We’d love to see you there! Be sure to purchase a Festival Pass if you’d like to attend the party. Annual members of Scary Cow receive one free Festival Pass to every screening that they are a member. More info and tickets at scarycow.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 SPECIAL EVENT

CINE CHILENO IN SAN FRANCISCO l Silvio Caiozzi: A Retrospective

The inaugural year of Cine Chileno in San Francisco features a retrospective screening of the work of renowned Chilean producer/director Silvio Caiozzi, including his best works from 44 years of a career in film and television, and the US premiere of ...And Suddenly the Dawn, Chile’s submission to the foreign-language category at the 2019 Oscars. This film already won the Grand Prix of the Americas (Best Film) at the prestigious Montreal World Film Festival in 2017. Silvio Caiozzi will travel from Chile exclusively for the screenings. The day-long retrospective features 3 films, Julio comienza en julio (Julio Begins in July, 1979), La luna en el espejo (The Moon in the Mirror, 1990), and …Y de pronto el amanecer (…And Suddenly the Dawn, 2017)—in Spanish with English subtitles. Episodes of the television series Descorchando Chile (Cheers from Chile, 2010) hosted by British wine expert and television personality Olly Smith, spotlights Chile’s exceptionally beautiful and diverse wine-producing regions, and chronicles a specific vineyard’s remarkable story—in English with Spanish subtitles.

You can purchase tickets to each individual film or you can acquire an All-Day Pass. Limited tickets are available to pre-show cocktail reception with Silvio Caiozzi in attendance. This event will be held at The Castro Theatre mezzanine and it is co-hosted by Guillermo Martínez, Consul General of Chile in San Francisco, and Paula Tejeda, owner and founder of Chile Lindo, and producer of Cine Chileno in San Francisco. Cocktail reception tickets include an All-Day Pass and reserved seating to the post reception screening of the US premiere of … And Suddenly the Dawn.

Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/cine-chileno-in-san-francisco
Information: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/FiscalSponsorship/profile?id=17034

 
 
 
 
 
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