FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5-WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Sing-Along
Fri 7:00
Sat thru Mon 2:30 & 7:00
Tue & Wed 7:00

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

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! (1991, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP)

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

 
     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11

7th Annual TASTE AWARDS

SHOWTIME: 7PM
TICKETS OR MORE INFORMATION: www.TheTasteAwards.com

The TASTE AWARDS are coming to San Francisco from Hollywood for the first time in years on February 11th. The Annual TASTE AWARDS celebrate the year's best in Food, Fashion, and Lifestyle programs on Television, in Film, Online, in Apps, and on Radio.

The TASTE AWARDS show features a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, and has included appearances by stars, celebrities, producers and executives from networks and platforms such as the Food Network, the Style Network, Bravo, the Cooking Channel, TLC, Discovery, Lifetime, E! Entertainment Television, PBS, APT, Create TV, NBC, ABC, the CW, HGTV, the Travel Channel, HD Net, Hulu, YouTube, Sony Pictures, Dreamworks, The History Channel, Bio, iHeart Radio, MyxTV and more.

TICKETS OR MORE INFORMATION: www.TheTasteAwards.com

 
     
   


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 DOUBLE FEATURE

WILD AT HEART 7:00

David Lynch’s wicked, violent road movie/love story stars Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern as a redneck couple fleeing multiple weirdos via a convertible. Packed with inspired performances, surreal moments, flashbacks, voodoo, gangsters, and lots of Elvis and Wizard of Oz references, the film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Diane Ladd, Willem Dafoe and Harry Dean Stanton co-star. (1990, X-Rated version, 125 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ TRUE ROMANCE 9:20

Tony Scott’s ‘90s twist on the young-lovers-on-the-lam genre stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette as a pair of misfits who steal away from Detroit to Los Angeles to sell a stash of stolen drugs. Written by Quentin Tarantino, the film is the ultimate film/comic book nerd fantasy filled with memorable characters, surprising violence and some good laughs. Dennis Hopper, James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman and Val Kilmer co-star. (1993, 120 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
Theatrical Cut 3:00; Director’s Cut 8:30
Daniel Day-Lewis is Nathaniel Hawkeye, the adopted son of a Native American chieftain. Hawkeye's westward quest for a new home lands him right on the frontlines of the French-American War, where he finds himself falling hard for the daughter of a British Army colonel. Director Michael Mann tempers his usual slick visuals with a vivid sensuality; the lush and romantic score is by Trevor Jones and Randy Edelman. Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May and Russell Means co-star. (1992, theatrical cut: 112 min, 35mm ‘Scope / director’s cut: 117 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ BARRY LYNDON 5:10

Set in the 1800s, this epic story of the rise and fall of a sensitive Irish rogue in the British aristocracy represents fully the zenith of Stanley Kubrick’s exacting eye for minute detail. Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee and the voice of Michael Hordern star. (1975, 184 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14 TRIPLE FEATURE

CASABLANCA 1:30, 7:00

The sentimental tale of two men vying for the same woman’s love, this story of political and romantic espionage set in war-torn Morocco is arguably the greatest film of all time. Elusive gin joint owner Humphrey Bogart’s world of displaced expats is lit up when old flame Ingrid Bergman reenters the picture. Steeped in rich, smoky atmosphere, trails of lost love, honor and duty, self-sacrifice, and passion collide under Michael Curtiz’s masterful direction. (1942, 102 min, 35mm)

+ NOTORIOUS 3:25, 8:55

When intelligence agent Grant recruits Ingrid Bergman, the daughter of a convicted Nazi spy, for some cloak and dagger duty, he becomes her handler in more ways than one. Her mission: infiltrate the heart of Claude Rains and his Nazi cell. Leopoldine Konstantin gives new meaning to the term toxic mother-in-law. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s staircase tracking shot was meant to be seen on the Castro screen! (1946, 101 min, 35mm)

+ HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT 5:20
In 1962 Alfred Hitchcock and François Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut—Kent Jones’ film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time and plummets us into the world of the creator of Psycho, The Birds, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s incredibly modern art is elucidated and explained by today’s leading filmmakers: Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, James Gray, Olivier Assayas, Richard Linklater, Peter Bogdanovich and Paul Schrader. (2015, 79 min, DCP)

 
     
   


MONDAY FEBRUARY 15 WEXLER/ZSIGMOND DOUBLE FEATURE

AMERICAN GRAFFITI 2:15, 7:00

Small town courtship on the boulevard in the early ‘60s is the focus of George Lucas’ perceptive portrait of adolescent antics. A soon-to-be all star cast, including Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Paul LeMat and Harrison Ford, cruises to the jams Wolfman Jack blasts over the radio airwaves to the break of dawn. (1973, 112 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND 4:25, 9:05

After Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss reteamed with director Steven Spielberg to play an everyman struggling with his obsession to rendezvous with extra-terrestrials. Vilmos Zsigmond won an Oscar for his stunning cinematography, and Spielberg received his first directing nomination for this, his second consecutive blockbuster. Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban and François Truffaut co-star. (1977, director’s cut: 137 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16
DOUBLE ORSON

CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (aka FALSTAFF) 3:00, 7:00 NEW RESTORATION!
Writer-director Orson Welles once said of this lifelong passion project, “If I wanted to get into heaven on the basis of one movie, that’s the one I would offer up.” Embroiled in rights issues for decades, this magnificent Shakespearean adaptation draws from five plays in the bard’s “War of the Roses” cycle. Welles stars as Sir John Falstaff, an errant knight who enjoys carousing with Prince Hal (Keith Baxter), only to be rejected by him when Hal becomes King Henry V. The mud-soaked re-creation of the Battle of Shrewsbury is one of several bravura sequences here, and the superb cast includes John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau and Fernando Rey. –American Cinematheque (1966, 116 min, DCP)

+ OTHELLO 5:10, 9:10
Soon after the release of Macbeth in 1948, Welles decided to adapt another Shakespeare play, Othello. The film’s shoot was fraught with pitfalls, including the original producer going bankrupt and unforeseen cast changes, leading Welles to suspend filming several times. The result is an astounding and breathtakingly beautiful adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy: the actor-director, assisted by renowned production designer Alexandre Trauner, glorifies each shot of his Othello with clever contrasts between shadow and light. Orson Welles exerts his genius with a masterpiece of unique aesthetics, earning a well-deserved Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1952. (1952, 93 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 DOUBLE FEATURE

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT 3:30, 7:30 4K RESTORATION! 5.1 SOUND MIX!
The Beatles play wily, exuberant versions of themselves in this classic capturing the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” A Hard Day’s Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time. (1964, 87 min, DCP)

+ SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL 5:15, 9:15
As The Rolling Stones record “Sympathy for the Devil” in the studio, “Eve Democracy” (Anne Wiazemsky) wanders around London, black revolutionaries spout political rhetoric in an auto junkyard, and girlie-magazine covers are set to quotes from Mein Kampf. Godard’s first film in English is a fascinating, infuriating disquisition on race and revolution. It was publicized as “Jean-Luc Godard on sex, Black Power, acid, murder, pornography, rape, fascism, revolution, brutality.” Godard’s cut, known as One Plus One, didn’t include the completed version of the Stones song. His British producer added it at the end and released the film as Sympathy for the Devil. Godard punched him at the London Film Festival! “A movie experience of major importance” (Vincent Canby, New York Times). (1968, director’s cut: 111 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18 DOUBLE FEATURE

JULES AND JIM 3:15, 7:00
Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession. The legendary François Truffaut directs, and Jeanne Moreau stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (Oskar Werner) and Jim (Henri Serre) into one of cinema’s most captivating romantic triangles. An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, Jules and Jim was a worldwide smash in 1962 and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today. (1962, in French with English subtitles, 106 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE 5:15, 9:00
Seventeen-year-old Sangaile (Julija Steponaitytė) is fascinated by stunt planes. Afraid of heights, she has never dared to even enter one of the cockpits. At a summer aeronautical show near her parents’ lakeside villa, she meets Auste (Aistė Diržiūtė)—a local girl who, unlike Sangaile, lives her life to the fullest with creativity and bravery. As the two girls grow closer, Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret, and finds in her teenage love the only person who truly encourages her to fly.
The Summer of Sangaile is a rare film that takes you by surprise with the honesty of its performances, the poetry of its narrative, and the crispness of its cinematography, which captures the beauty of the girls and the unique Lithuanian scenery equally well. Writer/director Alante Kavaite uses transfixing imagery and exquisite casting to bring to life her distinctly layered story of young love and big dreams. The end result is a rapturous film experience. (2015, in Lithuanian with English subtitles, 88 min, DCP)

 
     
   


FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19 SPECIAL EVENT

INFORUM presents SENATOR CORY BOOKER: United 7:00

Cory Booker, the junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, has built his career in public service by fighting for his belief that we as a nation must come together and rise above that which divides us in order to protect the principles and ideals that unite us. Senator Booker's first book, United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good, details the people who inspired him to seek public office, the moments that influenced his civic vision once he was elected and the issues that drive his political agenda, such as social, economic and environmental justice. This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.
6:00 doors open and premium reception, 7:00 program, 8:00 book signing.
See more at commonwealthclub.org/inforum

 

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20 PRIVATE EVENT

     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 SPECIAL EVENT

SING-A-LONG FROZEN 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 FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21 WEXLER/ZSIGMOND DOUBLE FEATURE

McCABE & MRS. MILLER 4:00, 9:00

In this decidedly un-glamorous western, Warren Beatty plays a conniving gambler and brothel owner, Julie Christie his shrewd business partner. Director Robert Altman and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond create a dense atmosphere beyond mere visual authenticity as Leonard Cohen’s songs provide haunting commentary on the action. (1971, 120 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ BOUND FOR GLORY 6:15

David Carradine stars in Hal Ashby's wonderfully rich biography of legendary folk-singing social activist Woody Guthrie. The film traces his aimless life in the Dust Bowl through his migration west to the promised land of California, only to find the conditions there no better than those he's left. The first feature film to make use of the newly invented Stedicam, Haskell Wexler won his second Oscar for cinematography. Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon and Randy Quaid co-star. (1976, 147 min, 35mm)

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 22 - TBA

     
   


TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 WEXLER/ZSIGMOND TRIPLE FEATURE

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT 3:10, 9:05
Rod Steiger won the Oscar for his portrayal of a bigoted Mississippi sheriff who grudgingly accepts help from big-city detective Sidney Poitier in solving a bizarre murder. Norman Jewison’s acclaimed melodrama has atmosphere to burn with a killer Quincy Jones score and a supporting cast led by Lee Grant and Warren Oates. Said Haskell Wexler of his groundbreaking work, “A lot of things I did were considered to be daring, like I put airplane landing lights into cars so that the intensity of lights were adequate to deal with color.” (1967, 109 min, 35mm)

+ NO SUBTITLES NECESSARY: LASZLO & VILMOS 5:15
Two Hungarian film students escaped communist Hungary in 1956, with little more than a camera and a shopping bag full of film. Over the next 50 years, Laszlo Kovacs and Vilmos Zsigmond would reinvent Hollywood moviemaking for an entire generation—and maintain an iron-clad friendship along the way. Through interviews with the two men’s colleagues and clips from their wildly eclectic filmographies, filmmaker and fellow cinematographer James Chressanthis constructs an homage to his heroes and forerunners. The film features appearances and insights by Karen Black, Peter Bogdanovich, Sandra Bullock, Richard Donner, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Tatum O’Neal, Jon Voight, John Williams and Sharon Stone and a host of other colleagues. (2008, 86 min, 35mm)

+ DELIVERANCE 7:00

Four friends’ bucolic canoeing trip in the deep South turns into a horrifying test of survival. John Boorman’s taut direction builds the tension to a raging climax, as the men travel way beyond their comfort zone—forced to face more than they could possibly imagine. Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox make a superlative cast. (1972, 110 min, 35mm IB Tech ‘Scope)

 
     
   


HOLLYWOOD BEFORE THE CODE
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24 DOUBLE FEATURE

SCARFACE 7:45

This blistering pre-code gangster saga towers over all the others -- an unnerving portrait of a brutally evil and sinfully immoral man (patterned loosely after Al Capone) obsessed with the power that crime and other sordid perversions have carved out for him. Blissfully violent and sexually profane, Scarface sears itself onto your unsuspecting brain like few other films can. Starring Paul Muni, Ann Dovrak, Boris Karloff, Karen Morley. Forcefully directed by Howard Hawks. Photographed by Lee Garmes. In B&W. 35mm Studio Archive Print. 93 mins. 1932.

+ TWO SECONDS 6:15, 9:35

In the final seconds before he is executed, convict John Allen relives the final fateful days that led up to the tragic circumstances that brought him to the death house. A film of enormous power and scope, featuring an unforgettable bravura performance from its charismatic star, Edward G. Robinson. Also in at the cast are Vivienne Osborne, Guy Kibbee, Preston Foster, J. Carrol Naish. Photographed by Sol Polito. Directed by Mervyn Le Roy. In B&W. 68 mins. 1932.

 
     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25 & FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26

LESBIANS WHO TECH SUMMIT

Thu: Kick Off Keynote 6:00pm
Fri: The Main Event - Doors open at 8:30am

The Lesbians Who Tech Summit is the only event focused on increasing visibility and tech participation in two historically underrepresented communities: the women’s and queer communities. Through this summit and future endeavors, we will bond together to demonstrate our shared commitment to these two critical groups in the tech world. The Lesbians Who Tech Summit will bring together hundreds of queer women in tech (and the people who love them), for the most unique technology conference ever.
For full information: lesbianswhotech.org/summit2016

 
     
   


SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27

Peaches Christ Productions Proudly Presents SISTER ACT with a most holy & hilarious pre-show parody "MISTER ACT" starring LATRICE ROYALE, WILLAM, PEACHES CHRIST, KYLIE MINONO, SISTER ROMA & more! 3:00 & 8:00

Drag superstar and reformed criminal LATRICE ROYALE stars as a struggling Reno, Nevada drag performer who spills the tea after she accidentally sees some seriously shady shit. Latrice finds herself in the rare position of having to re-enter the closet and hide, but lucky for us she finds a whole new way to express her drag habit after she flees to San Francisco to impersonate a nun at a struggling church on skid row in the Noe Valley ghetto. Following the theatrical stage show, be sure to stick around for the screening of the classic 1992 comedy, SISTER ACT, starring WHOOPI GOLDBERG, MAGGIE SMITH, HARVEY KEITEL and KATHY NIJIMY...! See more at peacheschrist.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 SPECIAL EVENT

SING-A-LONG FROZEN 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 FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28 WEXLER/ZSIGMOND DOUBLE FEATURE

AMERICA, AMERICA 4:00

Elia Kazan’s masterwork follows the brutal journey of Stavros Topouzoglou (Stathis Giallelis) from his rural town in Turkish Anatolia to Constantinople and ultimately to America in the late 19th century. Haskell Wexler stated of his breakthrough film, “That picture is Elia Kazan’s picture. It’s not just that he wrote it. Within the picture itself is psychologically, sociologically, politically, his persona… I’m very proud to be a part of his film.” (1963, 174 min, 35mm)

+ HEAVEN’S GATE 7:15

Kris Kristofferson plays a Wyoming federal marshal who learns of a government-sanctioned plot by cattle barons to kill the area’s European settlers for their land. Based on the bloody real-life Johnson County War of 1892, Michael Cimino’s savage, ravishingly shot western is a breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s expansion. Isabelle Huppert, Christopher Walken, Sam Waterston and Jeff Bridges co-star. (1980, original theatrical cut: 219 min + intermission, 35mm ‘Scope)

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 29 - TBA

 
 
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