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WEDNESDAY MAY 22 SPECIAL ADMISSION $10

THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK 5:00 BUY TICKETS

This Oscar-winning film, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing trailblazer Harvey Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary. (1984, 88 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY MAY 22 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($16/$12)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY SING-ALONG 7:30 BUY TICKETS

Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Sara Moore.
The Queen biopic has become a bona fide worldwide sensation, becoming the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, winning Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture and Best Actor. Now, the Castro Theatre invites you to keep playing that radio gaga with the release of the new sing-along version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Join in on the grandest karaoke session of the year! Costume contest! Goody bags! We will rock you! (2018, full program runs approx. 150 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MAY 23 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BIG LEBOWSKI 7:00 BUY TICKETS
Jeff Bridges created one of his most enduring characters, ‘The Dude,’ in this wild Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper from the Coen Brothers, pivoting around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, reefer, and gallons of White Russians. John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ben Gazzara and Steve Buscemi co-star. (1998, 117 min, 35mm)

+ KINGPIN 9:10
Woody Harrelson plays Roy Munson, a one-time bowling prodigy now slumming as a bowling supply salesman. But the former champ sees his ticket back to the fast lane with the discovery of an Amish protégé named Ishmael (Randy Quaid). Together they come face to face with the sport’s biggest superstar ‘Big Ern’ McCracken (Bill Murray, stealing his every scene) at the million dollar winner-take-all tournament in Reno. Brazenly crude, the Farrelly Bros highly quotable laugh riot easily ranks as one of the top sports films out there. Vanessa Angel co-stars. (1996, 117 min, HD digital)

 
     
   


FRIDAY MAY 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE EXORCIST 7:15 BUY TICKETS
A young girl demonically possessed sets the stage for this raw, deadly serious and intelligent look at both the spiritual and sociological aspects of faith. As directed by William Friedkin, this bone-chilling masterpiece brought horror to another level via its expert cast and a meticulous attention to detail. Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb and Linda Blair star; William Peter Blatty adapted the Oscar-winning screenplay from his novel. (1973, 132 min - Director’s cut, DCP)

+ AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION 9:40
Arguably the best of the AMITYVILLE HORROR trilogy, THE POSSESSION is the prequel to the first movie, following an abusive father (Burt Young) and his brood as they move into their new Long Island home. Almost immediately, the toxic dysfunction of the family’s domestic life serves as conduit for the spiritual evil of the house. Young’s teen son (Jack Magner) seems to bear the brunt of his father’s brutality and the otherworldly influences, and the relatively unknown cast adds to the disturbingly realistic ambience. This is not your usual Hollywood horror outing! -New Beverly Cinema (1982, 104 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY MAY 25 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($20)

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! ONE DAY ONLY! BUY TICKETS

Sergei Bondarchuk's WAR AND PEACE 1:00 NEW RESTORATION!

At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet film industry set out to prove it could outdo Hollywood with a production that would dazzle the world: a monumental, awe-inspiring adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tome in which the fates of three souls—the blundering, good-hearted Pierre; the heroically tragic Prince Andrei; and the radiant, tempestuous Natasha—collide amid the tumult of the Napoleonic Wars. Employing a cast of thousands and an array of innovative camera techniques, director Sergei Bondarchuk conjures a sweeping vision of grand balls that glitter with rococo beauty and breathtaking battles that overwhelm with their expressionistic power. As a statement of Soviet cinema’s might, War and Peace succeeded wildly, garnering the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and setting a new standard for epic moviemaking.

(1966, in Russian and French with English subtitles, 422 min, DCP 'Scope)

All times approximate:

  • Part 1 @ 1:00 [10 min break] Part 2 @ 3:40
  • [30 min intermission]
  • Part 3 @ 6:00 [10 min break] Part 4 @ 7:30
  • [Exit @ 9:15]

"You are never, ever, going to see anything to equal it ... as spectacular as a movie can possibly be." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Above all, WAR AND PEACE is an orgy of cinematic opulence—dizzying tracking shots, trompe-l'oeil matte paintings, split-screens, superimpositions—made by a triple-threat filmmaker (actor/writer/director) in full command of the medium. To see it is to not quite believe it." - Scott Foundas, foundasonfilm

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/313409257

Read about the restoration in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/15/movies/
war-and-peace-bondarchuk-lincoln-center.html

 

SUNDAY MAY 26 THEATRE RENTED

MONDAY MAY 27 THEATRE RENTED

     
   


TUESDAY MAY 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

PURPLE RAIN 7:00 BUY TICKETS
Prince Rogers Nelson was at the height of his popularity when he starred in this semi-autobiographical film about a young musician in the Minneapolis nightclub scene. When not performing an incredible selection of Oscar-winning songs, he romances a budding singer (Apollonia) and battles his abusive father (Clarence Williams III) and a rival musician (Morris Day). Co-written, directed and edited by filmmaking dynamo Albert Magnoli. (1984, 111 min, DCP)

+ TOMMY 9:05
Madman Ken Russell wrote and directed this adaptation of The Who's hugely popular rock-opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who enters his own private world after witnessing the murder of his father. Desperate to cure their son, his mother and stepfather (Ann-Margret and Oliver Reed) take him to the Seeker (Eric Clapton), the Acid Queen (Tina Turner), a specialist doctor (Jack Nicholson). He gains fame as a pinball champion, beating the Pinball Wizard (Elton John) and becomes a messiah and attempts to lead a religious sect. Featuring the stunning 5-track 'Quintophonic' soundtrack, TOMMY is every bit as powerful and dazzling as it was in 1975. (112 min, DCP)

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 29 THEATRE RENTED

THURSDAY MAY 30 THEATRE RENTED

     
   


OPENING MAY 31

ROCKETMAN BUY TICKETS
Fri May 31-Thu Jun 6 (12:30), 3:30, 6:30, 9:30
No screenings Tue Jun 4 | Further showtimes TBA

The only way to tell his story is to live his fantasy. Taron Egerton is Elton John in ROCKETMAN. The film tells the story of his life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse, and acceptance of his homosexuality. Co-starring Jamie Bell as Taupin, Richard Madden as John Reid and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mum. Directed by Dexter Fletcher (who completed the film Bohemian Rhapsody in Bryan Singer’s absence), written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot), and executive produced by Sir Elton. (2019, 121 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY JUNE 11 ($14.50/$12)

ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
(3:15), 6:00, 8:45
BUY TICKETS

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese. The tour took place between 1975 and 1976, and found the musician playing a series of theater shows with little advanced notice. Among the participants were Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, while one-off special guests included Ringo Starr, Patti Smith and Joni Mitchell. Starring: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Allen Ginsberg, and Sam Shepard. The film is not rated. With a running time of 142 minutes. DCP

 
 
 
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