FRIDAY AUGUST 28 – SUNDAY AUGUST 30 SPECIAL EVENT
Sing Along THE LITTLE MERMAID
Fri 7:00; Sat 1:00, 5:00, 8:00; Sun 2:00
Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Sara Moore

This interactive presentation of Disney’s classic has been customized with on-screen lyrics for all the songs so that audiences can sing along! Your hosts will introduce each performance and warm up the audiences’ vocal chords. 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 from the film! (1989, full program runs approx 120 min, 35mm)

Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
NO PASSES ACCEPTED Advance tickets available via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SUNDAY AUGUST 30 SPECIAL EVENT

Special Admission: $12 General / $10 Seniors & Children

THE CROWD 7:00
with LIVE Wurlitzer accompaniment by Bruce Loeb

The Crowd is the story of an average man's journey through life. The greatest silent film perhaps ever made was so unusual, MGM production head Irving Thalberg held its release for nearly a year. Conceived and filmed under the artistic vision of director King Vidor (The Big Parade), he sought the film to be innovative in its story, acting, and cinematography. The film mixes striking visual styles and a moving camera, influenced by 1920s German cinema and F.W Murnau in particular, with intense, intimate scenes of the family's poignant struggle. Vidor avoided casting big-name stars in the film to attain greater authenticity. (1928, approx 98 min, 35mm)

"The Crowd is practically plotless. And yet every incident is so brilliantly directed and acted that the film blazes to life. The shots are simple, yet full of emotional power; King Vidor treats his characters so lovingly and with such understanding that one cannot help but share his feelings. The Crowd is the finest American silent film I have ever seen." - Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow.

About Bruce Loeb:
For nearly three decades Bruce Loeb has been playing piano accompaniments for silent films at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum and the Pacific Film Archive. Among numerous festivals and shows he has appeared at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and the Esalen Institute.

Bruce draws upon his knowledge of classical and popular music and a talent for improvisation to create scores that complement the visual story-telling of silent movies.

Bruce has studied at the Royal Dutch Conservatory and The Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. He lives in Berkeley where he is active as a piano teacher, vocal coach and accompanist.

 

MONDAY AUGUST 31 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1

AMY 7:00, 9:30

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna), Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse — in her own words. A once-in-a-generation talent, Winehouse’s raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however, resulted in a precarious lifestyle, tragically dying from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. (2015, 128 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

WE ARE BLOOD - SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE
Doors at 7:00 and screening at 8:00

We Are Blood is a modern day skate epic featuring Paul Rodriguez and other top skateboarders as they travel the globe pushing the limits of what's possible on a board while celebrating the unconditional bond created by the simple act of skateboarding. Directed by Ty Evans, We Are Blood is filmed using state-of-the-art cameras to creatively capture the most cutting-edge, progressive skating experience imaginable.

The San Francisco premiere will feature appearances by Theotis Beasley, Jordan Maxham, Boo Johnson & Chase Webb. This will be your only chance to see this movie on the big screen in full 4K ultra HD, the way it was intended to be seen!

Produced by Mountain Dew, Green Label Films in association with BRAIN FARM. Other film partners include XDubai, Zumiez and Grizzly Griptape.

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THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3 I WAKE UP DREAMING
DAVID GOODIS DOUBLE FEATURE!

NIGHTFALL 6:00 / 9:30
An innocent man becomes caught between the cops and a pair of desperate killers, all of whom believe he knows the whereabouts of a fortune in stolen loot. From the director of the classic noir OUT OF THE PAST, this ultra-stylish David Goodis adaptation (by Sterling Silliphant) criss-crosses from the sweltering urban jungle of Los Angeles to the barren wintry landscape of Wyoming in its dangerous quest for the truth. Starring Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, James Gregory, and Rudy Bond. Directed by the great Jacques Tourneur and photographed by Burnett Guffey. (1957, 78 mins., 35mm)

THE BURGLAR 7:40
An aging thief forms an unholy alliance with a mysterious young woman and a bizarre gang of desperate crooks who put the bite on a fake spiritualist and then go on the lam. Resembling nothing less than the ironically imitative films of the emerging French New Wave around this time, this is a film of astonishing visual power and raw sexual frankness. Starring Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Directed by Paul Wendkos. Screenplay by David Goodis (from his novel). Photographed by Don Malkames. (1957, 90 mins., 35mm)

 
     
   


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4 – MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7

VERTIGO IN 70MM Fri 8:00; Sat thru Mon (2:30), 5:15, 8:00

Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife prone to mysterious absences. As his detecting soon turns to obsession, the film builds to dizzying heights of duplicity, derangement and delusion. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and has been challenging viewers across the decades to decode its layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score. Voted the Greatest Film of All Time by Sight & Sound magazine. (1958, 129 min, 70mm)

 
 
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