FRIDAY FEBRUARY 15 through MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($14/$11)

*GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE and BEST DIRECTOR
*Nominated for 10 ACADEMY AWARDS including BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE, DIRECTOR, ACTRESS (Yalitza Aparicio), SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Marina de Tavira), ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, CINEMATOGRAPHY

ROMA Projected in 70mm (2:30), 5:15, 8:00

“The 70mm print of ‘Roma’ shows unique details not available on any other version. Being shot in 65mm, these prints bring live detail and contrast only possible using a big format film. It is for sure the most organic way to experience ‘Roma.’” – Alfonso Cuarón

The Castro Theatre is very pleased to present a return 70-milimeter engagement of one of 2018's finest films. Acclaimed for his blockbusters Children of Men and Gravity, filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón won a Golden Globe for his most personal project to date. The film follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Crafting the story from his childhood, Cuarón creates a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Shot in 65mm and evocative black & white, Cuarón's marvelous film needs to be experienced on the Castro’s glorious widescreen for full impact. (2018, 135 min, 70mm 'Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, Regina King
and BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTATION, Barry Jenkins

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (3:30), 6:00, 8:30

Following up his affecting and Oscar-winning Moonlight, filmmaker Barry Jenkins returns with this atmospheric and moving story spun from the novel by James Baldwin. Set in 1970s Harlem, the story unfolds through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (a star-making turn by newcomer KiKi Layne) and chronicles her deep love for her childhood friend and fiance Fonny (Stephan James). When Fonny is arrested on a ludicrous charge, it will take everything Tish has to save the future they imagined. Jenkins' opus is a powerful portrait of the African-American community's struggle for survival and equality, and a testament to the enduring power of humanity and love. (2018, 117 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20

GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER for BEST ACTOR, Christian Bale
8 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS including BEST PICTURE, DIRECTOR, ACTOR (Christian Bale), SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Amy Adams), SUPPORTING ACTOR (Sam Rockwell), ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

VICE (3:30), 6:00, 8:30

SNL veteran/Academy Award-winning filmmaker Adam McKay (The Big Short, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby) is perhaps the ideal choice to dramatize the meteoric rise of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale won a Golden Globe for his performance as Cheney, and dramatizes his progression from alcoholic college dropout to the most powerful man in America. The film captures how Cheney brazenly increased the powers of his office, running rings around the clueless President George W. Bush (Sam Rockwell) and reshaping the country and the globe in ways still felt today. Amy Adams channels Lady MacBeth as Lynne Vincent Cheney; the audacious casting also includes Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld and Tyler Perry as Colin Powell. (2018, 132 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 SPECIAL EVENT

The Bay Area Book Festival Presents
An Evening with Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions
In conversation with Favianna Rodriguez, moderated by Lauren Schiller 7:00

What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 — a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy bunny essay is in here) and analyses, the book includes classics along with new material. Steinem will talk with artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez of CultureStrike, and Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point, from KALW will moderate the conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an ever-relevant icon in a smart, sassy conversation that will provoke and inspire you.

General Admission $20; Students $15 WomenLit.org

 
     
   


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 FILMED IN S.F. DOUBLE FEATURE

WHAT’S UP, DOC? 7:00

Perhaps the closest re-creation of 1930s screwball comedies ever produced, Peter Bogdanovich’s San Francisco-shot romp stars Ryan O’Neal as a stuffy musicologist whose life is endlessly complicated by nutty live wire Barbra Streisand. This bona fide classic co-stars Kenneth Mars, Austin Pendleton and, in her screen debut, Madeline Kahn. (1972, 94 min, 35mm)

+ INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS 8:50
One by one, the residents of San Francisco are becoming drone-like shadows of their former selves. As the phenomenon spreads, two Department of Health workers (played by Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams) uncover the horrifying truth that hurls them into a desperate race to save not only their own lives, but the future of the entire human race. Philip Kaufman’s smart, funny AND genuinely creepy horror classic co-stars Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright, and many surprise cameos. (1978, 115 min, digital)

 
     
   


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Is Proud To Present...
MEAN GAYS 4pm & 8pm
our low-carb, hi-barb & 'so obsessed' live, musical parody of the 2004 now-classic film, "Mean Girls"
Starring the gay, gayer, and gayest talents of WILLAM, KIM CHI, LAGANJA ESTRANJA, PEACHES CHRIST and many more!

** Unlike past Peaches Christ Productions, this event will NOT be followed be a movie screening. A ticket purchase is for the stage show exclusively **

 
     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($16/$11)

MOANA Sing-Along 11:30am BUY TICKETS

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.
The epic journey continues for Moana fans with Walt Disney Animation Studios introducing a sing-along version of the hit, critically-lauded comedy adventure. With all the lyrics on-screen, experience the joy of singing along to the songs you already love in the company of many other delighted, enthusiastic fans. And don’t forget the goodie bags and costume contest! Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), and starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. (2016, full show approx 120 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24 OSCAR NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE!

ALL ABOUT EVE 2:15, 7:00
The magnificent Bette Davis plays an aging stage star who takes fawning fan Anne Baxter under her wing, only to see her cunning protégé steamroll away years of hard knocks at her elder’s expense. Joseph Mankiewicz’s acerbic comedy of manners contains some of the best dialogue ever to hit celluloid, with Davis, George Sanders, and Thelma Ritter more than able to deliver the goods. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards and winner of 6, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Sanders) and Costume Design. (1950, 138 min, DCP)

+ THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND 4:45, 9:30 Glorious 35mm Print!
One of 2018's greatest movies was the new film by Orson Welles. Shot in the 1970s, and unfinished amid decades of legal and political complications, this film tantalized with its possibilities. Now Welles' grand opus has finally been completed to his specifications by producer Frank Marshall, actor/director Peter Bogdanovich, and film editor Bob Murawski. It chronicles the last day in the life of legendary filmmaker Jake Hannaford (played by legendary filmmaker John Huston), combining footage shot by the guests of Hannaford's 70th birthday party with scenes from Hannaford's new film, a bewildering and experimental work called The Other Side of the Wind. Welles' complex, engaging movie is a powerful statement on aging, creation, and the destructive apparatus of Hollywood, as well as a critique of toxic masculinity that couldn't be more timely. The cast includes Bogdanovich, longtime Welles collaborator/co-writer Oja Kodar, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Mercedes McCambridge, and Edmond O’Brien. And featuring the last music score composed by Michel Legrand. Essential viewing. (2018, 122 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


MONDAY FEBRUARY 25 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($16/$11)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Sing-Along 7:00 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)

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26-WEDNESDAY FREBRUARY 27 (THEATRE RENTED)

     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28 THROUGH SATURDAY MARCH 2 SPECIAL EVENT

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies San Francisco 2019 Summit

Please join us for the 6th Annual Lesbians Who Tech & Allies Summit, the largest LGBTQ professional event in the world. We focus on increasing the visibility of LGBTQ women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals, LGBTQ people of color, and demographics that are underrepresented in the tech sector and LGBTQ spaces. We’ve been called, “the best tech conference, ever,” and, “the most diverse tech conference they’ve ever been to,” and our favorite, “It’s like TED, but with cooler people.” We are a tech conference first — a tech conference where the speakers happen to be 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx people and 10% transgender and/or non-binary folks. We cover topics from top technical trends to how technology will shape our future to career growth, so that our community can grow and thrive. For more information, please visit lesbianswhotech.org/SanFrancisco2019/

 
 
 
 
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