MONDAY DECEMBER 12 SPECIAL EVENT

THE 24 HOUR WAR 7:00

Shift presents the San Francisco premier of the new documentary from director Nathan Adams (Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman) that highlights the incredible story of teamwork and passion behind the GT40 and Ford's attempt to dethrone Ferrari at Le Mans. This is a semi-private event, with a number of FREE TICKETS available. Proceeds go to charity. Email jeremy@shift.com for ticket requests.

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14 SPECIAL EVENT

NOIR CITY Xmas 2016
7:00 p.m.: Doors Open
7:30 p.m.: Cash on Demand
9:30 p.m.: The Ice Harvest

Tickets: Available now at Brown Paper Tickets -- $12 for double feature
Go here to purchase: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2715653

Join us once again as the Film Noir Foundation celebrates the holidays by tossing aside the Christmas treacle for a headlong dive into a double bill of danger and darkness. For this year’s noir-stained Nöel, we present:

CASH ON DEMAND
7:30 p.m.
1961, England. Hammer Films. 84 min.
Scr. David T. Chantler, Lewis Greifer. Dir. Quentin Lawrence

In this stunningly suspenseful noir take on “A Christmas Carol,” Peter Cushing (in perhaps the finest performance of his long career) plays a Scrooge-like bank manager caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a charming and merciless thief (an equally great André Morell) who’s devised a devious plan for a holiday heist. Known mainly for its horror films, this is one of the greatest movies ever produced by Britain’s legendary Hammer Films, presented in a superb, pristine 35mm print from Sony Pictures. The perfect antidote to Yuletide schmaltz!

THE ICE HARVEST
9:30 p.m.
2005. USA.  Focus Features. 92 min.
Scr. Richard Russo, Robert Benton. Dir. Harold Ramis

Wily mob lawyer Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) and his shifty accomplice Vic (Billy Bob Thornton) conspire to steal $2 million from Wichita’s sleaziest gangster (Randy Quaid) on Christmas Eve. But as an ice storm descends on the region, Charlie’s associates prove more treacherous than the forces of nature. Scott Phillips’ classic neo-noir novel is adapted by a pair of ace screenwriters into a race-against-the-clock thriller, shot through with streaks of hilariously mordant black humor. Featuring Connie Nielsen as one of the sexiest modern femmes fatales.   

 
     
   


SATURDAY JANUARY 14 SPECIAL EVENT

7:00pm
Tickets: http://sched.co/8wM3

 

SF Sketchfest Presents
Kids in the Hall: 'Brain Candy' Live Staged Reading with Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, Scott Thompson and more

It's hard to believe it's been just over twenty years since the Kids in the Hall's beloved cult classic "Brain Candy" came to theaters, acquainting fans with now-famous characters like Marv and Alice, Chris and Don, and Wally Terzinsky with his wonderfully on-the-nose musical number, "I'm Gay." This year at SF Sketchfest, the Kids in the Hall bring a rare, very special staged reading of the seminal film, accompanied by narration, music and the occasional video clip!

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 15 SPECIAL EVENT

1:00pm
Tickets: http://sched.co/8wM0

 

SF Sketchfest Presents
Stuff You Should Know with Josh Clark and Charles W. 'Chuck' Bryant

Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday and Thursday.

4:20pm
Tickets: http://sched.co/8wM1

 

SF Sketchfest Presents
The Benson Movie Interruption: “Fifty Shades of Grey” with Doug Benson and Friends

Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me,” “Last Comic Standing,” and the Doug Loves Movies podcast) and mystery comedy guests sit in the front row of the theater and say whatever silly stuff pops into their heads.

7:30pm
Tickets: http://sched.co/8wM4

 

SF Sketchfest Presents
“The Kentucky Fried Movie” 40th Anniversary screening and Q&A with John Landis, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker

SF Sketchfest is thrilled to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "The Kentucky Fried Movie," the mother of all sketch comedy anthology films. Written by a Wisconsin-based comedy trio known as Kentucky Fried Theater (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) and directed by comedy filmmaking icon John Landis, the groundbreaking film has achieved cult classic status. Zucker, Abrahams & Zucker went on to create the classic comedies "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun!" and Landis went on to direct "National Lampoon's Animal House," "The Blues Brothers," "Clue," "Three Amigos!" and many more. This rare reunion of four incredible comedy legends is a must-see.

 
 
 
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