THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 SPECIAL EVENT
INFORUM presents MARISSA MAYER in conversation with MARC BENIOFF – A Visionary Award Event

Marissa Mayer is the CEO of Yahoo and is one of very few women to have run a Fortune 500 company. In 2013, Mayer earned the number one spot on Fortune Magazine’s 2013 “40 Under 40” list. Google enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence under Mayer’s tenure and launched successful and groundbreaking products. In 2012, Mayer claimed a bigger stage with her appointment as CEO of Yahoo. Her boldness has made her a household name, and we’re pleased to award Marissa Mayer INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award, featured in conversation with Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. Time: 6:15 check-in and premium reception, 7:15 program
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SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1

SCARY COW 24th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Show stars at 2:00

Scary Cow is a Bay Area co-op that makes short films using a community oriented model that empowers anyone with a passion for the art. We believe that the best way to learn filmmaking is by making films with like-minded enthusiasts. With over 250 shorts screened to date, filmmakers continue to shine with several entries on the film festival circuit. We give back to our members and have awarded over $250,000 in budget money to date. So come support emerging filmmakers and vote for your favorite films. There's something for everyone! More info and tickets at www.scarycow.com.

 
     
   



Thursday, November 6 SPECIAL EVENT

Mary Woronov, Warhol Superstar: The Chelsea Girls 7:00
Mary Woronov In Person

In the early 1960s, Mary Woronov was sculpture student at Cornell University, afflicted with ennui, aching for escape. A class fieldtrip in 1964 to Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory (“It was dim and dirty-looking, as if it were underground”), led to an impromptu Screen Test (filmed by Gerard Malanga) and Woronov’s star ascended. Shortly thereafter she was dancing the infamous whip dance with Malanga on stage with the Velvet Underground and, in 1966, appeared in eight(!) of Warhol’s legendary filmic studies on stardom, camp and performativity. A lifelong career as an underground movie icon was launched. Mary Woronov appears in person at each screening to regale the congregation with tales of these tumultuous times. This two-part series is curated by Dale Hoyt and Steve Polta, in association with the San Francisco Art Institute.

At the majestic Castro Theatre we present The Chelsea Girls, Andy Warhol’s sprawling parody of the Hollywood melodrama. Inspired by wide-screen cinema, this enormous double-projected camp classic simultaneously screens scenes from the decadent and desperate downtown lives of Warhol’s art world entourage, in garish color and gritty black and white. Mary Woronov appears in her debut role as Hanoi Hannah, interrogating a humiliated cast of captured GI Joes (portrayed by Ultra Violet and International Velvet) with other outrageously improvised “performances” by Nico, Eric Emerson, Brigid Polk, filmmaker Marie Menken and the one and only Pope Ondine. Soundtrack features a rare live recording of the Velvet Underground. (Steve Polta)

More information
Tickets
Special Admission $15 General / $12 S.F. Cinematheque Members

 
     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 SPECIAL EVENT

3RD I’S SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND

From art-house classics to innovative visions, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. This year’s festival will include films from India, Pakistan, Germany, UK and the US. For complete program information, please visit: www.thirdi.org
FANDRY 1:00 Panel Q&A
Revered Marathi poet Nagraj Manjule strikes a chord worldwide, making many international “watch lists” for this exceptional and riveting directorial debut. Great dramatic tradition of forbidden love between lower-caste and upper-caste teenagers gets a powerful addition that’s anything but clichéd, realizing a multidimensional narrative within a caste system at work. Dir: Nagraj Manjule (India, 2013, 101 min)
UPAJ 4:00 Stars perform live!
An unlikely friendship develops between Indian kathak master Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, African American tap dancer in this magical collaboration captured on film. Bridging cultures, continents, and generations, the rhythm fusion of Jazz Suites Tour is exhilarating, from the streets of India to the US! Dir: Hoku Uchiyama (USA, 2013, 60 min)
DUKHTAR 6:00 Filmmaker in person!
The starkly beautiful and forbidding mountains of Pakistan provide the setting for this edge-of-your-seat thriller, a gripping drama about the power of maternal love in a land ruled by tribal honor. Hot off the screen at the Toronto Film Fest, this is Pakistan’s Official Entry to the Oscars. Dir: Afia Nathaniel (Pakistan, 2014, 93 min)
Reception at the Castro Mezzanine 8:00
QUEEN 9:00 Bollywood at the Castro!
Intensely local, gloriously global and unexpectedly moving, Queen takes Bollywood in a new direction – less cheese, but more exuberance! Jilted on her wedding day, Rani embarks on an adventurous journey of self-discovery, deciding to honeymoon in Europe, all by herself! Runaway hit in India, stars Kangana Ranaut! Dir: Vikas Bahl (India, 2014, 146 min)

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Bear Pride Presents
MEAN GIRLS 10th anniversary screening 3:00

Hosted by Peaches Christ, Q&A with Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese (Damien). Cult film hero and local legend, Peaches Christ, hosts the 10 year anniversary screening of Mean Girls at the Castro Theatre. Very special guest Daniel Franzese (Damien) will be sitting down with Peaches for a Q&A after the show to remember and reminisce about the making of the movie.
$15-$25 Tickets at
www.SFBearPride.com

 
     
   



SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

Ross Mathews LIVE
LOL's & Advice Show
Show at 8pm
Reserved and GA Tickets now available at:
http://www.sfbearpride.com/speaker/ross-matthews/

Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities in the pop-culture arena today. Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut — as a correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

And now, over twelve years later, Mathews is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for his own talk show, “Hello Ross!”

In addition to hosting his own talk show, Mathews is also a best-selling author! He released his first book, “Man Up: Tales of my Delusional Self-Confidence” on May 7, 2013 [Grand Central Publishing]. With an introduction written by Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and afterword from Chelsea Handler, “Man Up” takes readers inside Mathews’ personal journey as a super fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small town life and big city adventures, and how he managed to turn an obsession with pop culture into one on one interactions with celebrities like Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, and Michelle Kwan [to name a few] without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.

Mathews can also be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and is a fixture on E! News and E! Network’s live red carpet awards show coverage.

Mathews’ impressive resume of television programs he has appeared on over the past decade include: NBC’s “1 vs. 100” and “Phenomenon,” he has appeared as a guest co-host on ABC’s “The View,” he was a contestant on the fifth season of VH1’s hit series “Celebrity Fit Club,” he has appeared as a celebrity correspondent on “Extra” and “The Insider,” has recurred as ‘Chris’ on “Days of our Lives,” co-hosted The Game Show Network’s “Big Saturday Night,” appeared on the OWN Network’s “Ask Oprah’s All-Stars,” starred as himself in ABC Family’s holiday movie “Christmas Cupid,” and has made appearances on BRAVO’s “Interior Therapy,” ABC Family’s “Beverly Hills Nannies Reunion,” E!‘s “Studio E!” and “After Lately,” and HGTV’s “House Hunters.”

 
     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 SPECIAL EVENT

This fall, Warren Miller releases its 65th ski film, No Turning Back. The newest installment pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead us to every end of the winter world—and this year is no different. From beneath the blankets of powder in Niseko, Japan to the top of Greece’s Mount Olympus, the French Alps, and the Mom & Pop hills of Montana, each location is sure to provide nothing but stoke. Watch Olympian Ted Ligety shred the World Cup in Colorado, Ingrid Backstrom and Jess McMillan push the boundaries of the Alaskan Chugach, and JT Holmes and Ulie Kestenholz take flight high above the Swiss Alps. Revel in the celebration for this year’s winter season and remember, this time there’s No Turning Back.

 
 
 
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