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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 22 SPECIAL EVENT

A CELEBRATION OF ARTURO GALSTER (1959-2014) 7:30
Event Free and Open to the Public

Arthur Francis Galster, known to his friends and loved ones as Arturo, died suddenly on Aug. 25, 2014. With innumerable friends and theatre colleagues in disbelief that Arturo is no longer with us on earth, a CELEBRATION OF LIFE - one that he would be proud of will take place at his beloved Castro Theatre. The evening will be a multimedia celebration of all stages of Arturo's life and work, including song, dance, visual art, video, film and photography.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Please come as who you are - Festive attire is highly recommended and encouraged!

An Indegogo Campaign has been created to help defray costs for the memorial service. To contribute please visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-celebration-of-arturo-galster/x/157923

The San Francisco Chronicle memorialized Arturo here-
http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Arutuo-Galster-drag-performer-dead-at-55-5723994.php

Arturo appeared on stages throughout the world, but also was special to the Castro Theatre- performing for almost 20 years for events produced by Marc Huestis presents. Here he shared the stage with such celebrities as Karen Black, Ann-Margret, John Waters, John Cameron Mitchell, Patty McCormack, Edie Adams, Carol Lynley, Linda Blair, Barbara Eden, Stella Stevens, and others.

For more information please contact hostess2@earthlink.net

VIDEO - Arturo as Endora from "Bewitched" for Linda Blair/ EXORCIST tribute (2001)

VIDEO - Arturo Galster as Tim Gunn: Bad Boys of Project Runway (2007)

 
     
   


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP 7:00

In his first dramatic role, Robin Williams plays the title character, a man whose unconventional odyssey through life is shaped by his unorthodox mother (played by Glenn Close). George Roy Hill’s dazzling adaptation of John Irving’s novel garnered Oscar nominations for both Close (in her feature debut) and John Lithgow as a transsexual jock. (1982, 136 min, 35mm)

+ THE BIRDCAGE 4:45, 9:30

Director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Elaine May Americanized the French hit La Cage aux Folles where gay South Miami cabaret owner Williams and his drag-queen partner Nathan Lane agree to put up a straight front over dinner so their son can introduce them to his fiancée's ultra-conservative parents. Gene Hackman and Dianne Weist co-star in this giddy, politically barbed farce. (1996, 117 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

RED DESERT 7:00

Michelangelo Antonioni’s spellbinding first color film is a provocative look at the spiritual desolation of the technological age. A disaffected woman, brilliantly portrayed by Monica Vitti, wanders through a bleak industrial landscape beset by power plants and environmental toxins, and tentatively flirts with her husband’s coworker, played by Richard Harris. With one startling, painterly composition after another, Red Desert creates a nearly apocalyptic image of its time. In Italian with English subtitles. (1964, 117 min, 35mm)

+ MICKEY ONE 9:10

One of the few works of surrealist cinema to come out of Hollywood, this existential stunner stars Warren Beatty as a nightclub entertainer who is on the run from an unknown mob for an unknown crime. In his attempts to escape into a new identity, he is instead haunted by it in Arthur Penn’s urban French New Wave-inspired yet singularly American film noir gallery of Kafkaesque paranoia, cynicism, and loneliness. (1965, 93 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 25 MICHEL GONDRY DOUBLE FEATURE

MOOD INDIGO 7:00

Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, Michel Gondry’s tragicomic, visionary romance stars Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou as Colin and Chloe, enraptured lovers whose whirlwind courtship is put to the test when an unusual illness plagues Chloe and a flower begins to grow in her lungs. Hailed as a true return to form for Gondry, he explores the vast landscape of human emotion and imagination in his inimitable way. In French with English subtitles. (2013, 94 min, DCP)

+ ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND 8:50

This second ingenious collaboration between director Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman stars Jim Carrey as a man who after discovering that his ex-girlfriend has had her memories of their relationship erased from her brain seeks the same cure. Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo and Kirsten Dunst co-star in this off-the-wall romantic comedy. (2004, 108 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26 BRUCE CAMPBELL DOUBLE FEATURE

BUBBA HO-TEP 7:30

Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell, in a career-best performance) is alive but decrepit, living out his days in an East Texas rest home. But he must spring back into action when a centuries-old mummy begins feasting on the souls of his fellow residents. Cult filmmaker Don Coscarelli embraces the insanity of Joe Lansdale's story, but with it crafts a surprisingly moving tale of old age, friendship, and redemption. Co-starring Ossie Davis as JFK. (2002, 92 min, digital)

+ EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN 9:15

Secluded in a lonely cabin, hapless everyman Ash (Campbell, in a star-making performance) happens upon an evil book that unleashes a gaggle of demons and animated corpses upon reality. Sam Raimi's already energetic and blood-splattered Evil Dead series spins into outright lunacy with this mind-bending stand-alone remake/sequel. Essential and hilarious cult viewing. (1987, 84 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27 SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Proudly Presents HOCUS POCUS
with a pre-show theatrical spooktacular called "Coven: Return Of The Manderson Sisters"
starring BEN DELACREME, JINKX MONSOON, & PEACHES CHRIST 3:00 & 8:00

Don't miss a very rare theatrical screening of the Disney classic Hocus Pocus at the historic Castro Theatre featuring the world premiere of Peaches Christ's latest stage-play "Coven: Return Of The Manderson Sisters" starring RuPaul's Drag Race Seattle sisters Ben DeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon. This special event will happen one day only. The show also stars All About Evil's Thomas Dekker & Timmy Spence, as well as New Orleans macabre snob Vinsantos as "Girdle Snow"... and MORE! Audience members are STRONGLY encouraged to come in costume and check back here for further details, cast additions, and more information coming soon... Tickets available NOW @ peacheschrist.com.

 
     
   


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET 2:30, 7:15

Richard Widmark stars in Samuel Fuller’s brutal Cold War noir as a cocky pickpocket who unwittingly lifts some microfilm sought by the Russians and the FBI. With its dazzling cast and Fuller’s signature raw energy and hardboiled repartee, Pickup on South Street is a true film noir classic. Thelma Ritter was Oscar-nominated for her colorful hard-luck snitch. (1953, 80 min, 35mm)

+ PARK ROW 4:05, 8:50

Set in 1886, a crusading New York City journalist (Fuller regular Gene Evans) fights to save his paper from hostile takeover by a conniving publisher (Mary Welch). Director/writer/producer Fuller matches his tabloid style to the story, drawing upon his years prior to filmmaking as a New York reporter. This was his favorite film. (1952, 83 min, 35mm)

+ A FULLER LIFE 5:40

Samantha Fullers’ heartfelt tribute to her father Samuel Fuller calls on a wide range of his collaborators and fellow travelers—including James Franco, Wim Wenders and William Friedkin—to read from his autobiography. Shot entirely within the legendary filmmaker’s backyard writing refuge, the documentary follows Fuller on his path from New York tabloid journalist to infantryman in World War II to Hollywood hyphenate. Generously illustrated with scenes from his films and newly discovered home movies, A Fuller Life is a celebration of a passionate individualist and a major American artist. (2013, 80 min, DCP)

 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 DOUBLE FEATURE

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME 7:00

Based on a metaphysical novel by noted science fiction author Richard Matheson, Williams stars as a man who, after being tragically killed, attempts to reach out to his grieving wife from the afterlife. Shot at locations around the Bay Area and featuring Oscar-winning visual effects, Vincent Ward’s film “shows how movies can imagine the unknown, can lead our imaginations into wonderful places.”– Roger Ebert. Annabella Sciorra and Cuba Gooding, Jr. co-star. (1998, 113 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ THE SURVIVORS 9:10

Michael Ritchie directs Williams in this black comedy about an everyman who, when put in mortal danger, panics and enrolls in a survivalist training school to prepare for the imminent collapse of society. Largely dismissed upon release, this buried treasure “permits Robin Williams to be himself and yet to be in character… he seems to be free-associating 24 hours a day, and this spritzing never seems false or prepared.” – Pauline Kael. Walter Matthau and Jerry Reed co-star. (1983, 103 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1 BOGART & BACALL DOUBLE FEATURE

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT 7:05

The film where lovebirds Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met and fell madly for each other has Bogie as a fishing boat captain who hooks Bacall while fishing for Nazis in war-torn Martinique. Loosely based on a Hemingway story, magnificently directed by Howard Hawks. Walter Brennan co-stars. (1944, 100 min, 35mm)

+ DARK PASSAGE 5:00, 9:00

Falsely convicted wife-murderer/San Quentin escapee Bogart is offered asylum from wealthy socialite Bacall and becomes bent on clearing his name. With extensive use of the first person camera technique, this is the strangest and most experimental of Bogie and Bacall's collaborations. Based on the David Goodis novel, screenwriter/director Delmer Daves makes good use of San Francisco locales. (1947, 106 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 2 3-D DOUBLE FEATURE

JAWS 3-D 7:30

(1983, 99 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ DRIVE ANGRY 3D 9:25

(2011, 104 min, DCP)

 
     
   


FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 STEPHEN KING DOUBLE FEATURE

CHRISTINE 7:15

(1983, 110 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 

+ CARRIE 9:25

High school is a snake pit as Sissy Spacek ignites her telekinetic powers to thwart that special brand of cruelty unique to teenage girls. This melding of minds between Stephen King and director Brian DePalma created one of the horror genre's true classics. Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley and Amy Irving co-star. (1976, 98 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 SPECIAL EVENT

Disney’s FROZEN SING-A-LONG 1:00
Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Friends.
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!
THESE WILL BE THE LAST FROZEN SING-A-LONGS OF THE YEAR! (2013, full program runs approx 135 min, DCP 'Scope)

NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Advance tix via
Ticketweb

 
     
   


EVENING PROGRAM:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BAD SEED 7:05

( 1956, 129 min, 35mm)

 

+ VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED 5:30, 9:30

(1960, 77 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH 1923-2014

GANDHI 7:00

(1982, 183 min + intermission, DCP 'Scope)

 
 
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