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SATURDAY AUGUST 17 SPECIAL EVENT

Oasis Presents STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN 7:00
Hosted by D’Arcy Drollinger with Leigh Crow & the Cast of Star Trek Live!

San Francisco, the final frontier...These are the voyages of the San Franciscan.
Your mission, to boldly go where no person has gone before... an ALL DRAG Star Trek movie viewing party. OASIS and D'Arcy Drollinger Presents invite you to a Drag hosted viewing of arguably the best and, most certainly, campiest Star Trek motion picture of them all: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Star Trek Motion Pictures we will host a costume contest, Captain Kirk impersonation contest and more. Bring your friends and make new ones. This is for the die hard Trekkie and novice alike. Tickets at sfoasis.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY AUGUST 18
SPECIAL EVENT

(((folkYEAH!))) & KFJC Present
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
+ Patrick Shiroishi
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Tickets: http://folkyeah.com

Godspeed You! Black Emperor will be taking their mesmerizing live show to audiences across the United States, Canada and Europe this Summer and Fall. Following the release of 2017’s widely praised LP Luciferian Towers, GY!BE have been captivating audiences worldwide with their torrential live sound and accompanying stack of 16mm film projectors, and they’re back at it again.

"Demanding, complex, wordless music, directed in part at the off-switch of the Information Age. Godspeed expects an interpretive exchange from listeners, and rewards surrender to the transaction… precise in its dissonance and generous with its emotions." - NPR

 
     
   


MONDAY AUGUST 19 & TUESDAY AUGUST 20 SEPARATE ADMISSION

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PARIS IS BURNING 4:35, 7:45 NEW RESTORATION!
Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women – including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza – Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community. (1990, 78 min, DCP)

THE QUEEN 6:15, 9:20 NEW 4K RESTORATION!
More than 40 years before RuPaul's Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Organized by LGBTQ icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, and Terry Southern. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant's bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). (Dir: Frank Simon, 1968, 68 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21 DOUBLE FEATURE

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FRENZY 7:00
As a serial rapist/strangler dubbed "The Necktie Killer" roams the streets of London, Dick Blaney (Jon Finch), an innocent man whose ex-wife was one of the victims, is accused of the crime and arrested. After escaping from prison, Blaney becomes determined to get revenge – unaware that the madman he seeks is a friend of his. Filming in his native England for the first time since the 1950s, Alfred Hitchcock's darkly funny and sexually charged shocker co-stars Barry Foster, Alec McCowen, and Billie Whitelaw. (1972, 116 min, 35mm)

+ THE BOSTON STRANGLER 9:05
Taking a dark turn, Tony Curtis gives one of his best performances as the mentally unstable Albert DeSalvo, a serial killer who terrorized Boston, murdering many women, and defyied the efforts of a special division to catch him. Richard Fleischer (10 Rillington Place) directs this arresting adaptation of Gerold Frank’s true-crime book, utilizing split-screen and multi-pane imagery for maximum visual assault. Henry Fonda and George Kennedy co-star as the head investigators assigned to track down the killer. (1968, 116 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY AUGUST 22 DOUBLE FEATURE

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BLADE RUNNER The Final Cut 3:00, 7:00
Harrison Ford is Rick Deckard, an ex-cop forced out of retirement to hunt four renegade android slaves on the acid rain swept streets of dystopian Los Angeles, circa NOW. The last film to feature fully analog visual effects remains an unmatched melding of sci-fi and film noir. See Ridley Scott’s immersive vision of our future where it’s best appreciated: on the Castro’s expansive silver screen! Rutger Hauer (R.I.P.), Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Edward James Olmos, and the music of Vangelis co-star. (1982/2007, 117 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

+ TRON 5:10, 9:10
Groundbreaking (for their time) computer effects highlight this Disney sci-fi thriller about brilliant software engineer and hacker Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who's transported into a digitalized computer world where he must help free the system's video game warriors from the despotic rule of the dreaded Master Control Program. Steven Lisberger’s film is a visual and aural delight; the electronic score by Wendy Carlos adds to the futuristic ambiance. Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan, Dan Shor, and Barnard Hughes also star. (1982, 96 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


FRIDAY AUGUST 23 DOUBLE FEATURE

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THE THING 7:15
The men at a remote Antarctic research station take in a lone dog, completely unprepared for the horror hiding inside it. Kurt Russell leads a strong ensemble cast in John Carpenter's engrossing and masterful sci-fi horror, which boasts Ennio Morricone's throbbing, minimalist electronic score and a bevy of absolutely terrifying creatures by FX maestro Rob Bottin. One of THE great cult horror films, not to be missed on the big screen. (1982, 108 min, 35mm)

+ CAT PEOPLE 5:00, 9:30
Writer/director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, First Reformed) took a hard turn into the mythic with this adult fantasy about an innocent young woman (Nastassja Kinski) whose growing urges betray her otherworldly, feline ancestry. John Heard, Annette O'Toole and Malcolm McDowell co-star; the glossy 1980s production design is by Ferdinando Scarfiotti, and Giorgio Moroder's dreamy score features David Bowie on vocals. (1982, 118 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY AUGUST 24 TRIPLE FEATURE ($14/$11)

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POLTERGEIST 2:30, 7:00
Remember when your local television station ended its broadcast day with a generic film clip playing “The Star Spangled Banner”? Remember the sight and sound of snowy fuzz when the station signed off? The Freeling family will never forget! Director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and producer Steven Spielberg depict all suburban hell breaking loose with the demonic intent of an evil clown doll in this acknowledged horror classic. (1982, 122 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL 4:50
Returning to the rich pastures of American suburbia, [Steven] Spielberg takes the utterly commonplace story of a lonely kid befriending an alien from outer space, and invests it with exactly the same kind of fierce and naïve magic that pushed Disney’s major masterpieces like Pinocchio into a central place in 20th century popular culture. –Time Out. Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, and the soaring music of John Williams star. (1982, 115 min, 35mm)

+ HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH 9:15
Doctor Dan Challis (‘80s mainstay Tom Atkins) finds himself at the heart of a mystery involving a seemingly innocent mask maker, a company whose aggressive ad campaign may be counting down to an apocalypse on Halloween night. A true cult favorite, Tommy Lee Wallace’s engaging horror sequel abandoned the slasher model of previous Halloweens for a fanciful and scary new story involving Celtic myths and witchcraft, boosted by an electronic score by Alan Howarth and OG horror maestro John Carpenter. (1982, 98 min, 35mm ‘Scope)
 
     
   


SUNDAY AUGUST 25 TRIPLE 007 ($15/$12)

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Outside in front of the theatre, The Aston Martin Owners Club is proud have on display two "Bond" cars for the afternoon screenings: the 1969 Aston Martin DBS from "OHMSS" and the 2008 Aston Martin DBS V12 "Quantum of Solace".

GOLDFINGER 2:00, 9:05 55th ANNIVERSARY
The third James Bond film adaptation was the one in which all the classic 007 elements came into play, mapping a template that has endured for decades. Joining the inimitable Sean Connery is Gert Frobe as the titular madman, Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, and Harold Sakata as Oddjob. Composer John Barry sites this as his favourite Bond score, the theme song belted out by Shirley Bassey. (Dir: Guy Hamilton, 1964, 112 min, 4K DCP)

+ ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE 4:05 50th ANNIVERSARY!
George Lazenby’s sole outing as 007, where Bond finds love with adventurous contessa Tracy Di Vicenzo (Diana Rigg) as they battle the evil Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas), who’s launching his most calamitous scheme yet: a germ warfare plot that could kill millions! Staying faithful to Ian Fleming’s novel, long-time Bond film editor Peter R. Hunt directed what is widely regarded as one of the most impressive entries in the series. (1969, 143 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

+ MOONRAKER 6:45 40th ANNIVERSARY!
Agent 007 (Roger Moore) blasts into orbit in this action-packed adventure that takes him to Venice, Rio De Janeiro and outer space. When Bond investigates the hijacking of an American space shuttle, he and beautiful CIA agent Holly Goodhead (Lois Chiles) are soon locked in a life-or-death struggle against Hugo Drax (Michael Lonsdale), a power-mad industrialist bent on Earthly genocide. The most overtly humorous and over-the-top of Moore’s 007 stint features spectacular Oscar-nominated visual effects and the return of Richard Kiel as Jaws. (Dir: Lewis Gilbert, 1979, 127 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)

 
     
   


MONDAY AUGUST 26 & TUESDAY AUGUST 27 SEPARATE ADMISSION

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YESTERDAY Mon 7:15; Tue 5:00, 9:10
Himesh Patel (Eastenders) stars as struggling songwriter Jack Malik whom, after a freak accident, awakens to discover that The Beatles had never existed. Now, taking on performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them, his fame explodes. With the door between his old life and his new closing, Jack will need to get back to where he once belonged and prove that all you need is love. Featuring new versions of The Beatles’ most beloved hits, Danny Boyle directs this rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Lily James, Kate McKinnon, and Ed Sheeran co-star. (2019, 116 min, DCP ‘Scope)

WILD ROSE Mon 5:00, 9:10; Tue 7:00
Jessie Buckley delivers an unforgettable, star-making performance as Rose-Lynn Harlan, a single mom fresh out of prison who dreams of trading the working-class streets of Glasgow for the Grand Ole Opry of Nashville. Caught between hope and responsibility, Rose-Lynn must find her place without abandoning her raw talent and grand ambitions. Complete with an expert performance by Julie Walters and an electrifying soundtrack performed by Buckley, Wild Rose is a joyous human story steeped in music, courage, and achieving your dreams – no matter how far away they may appear. (Dir: Tom Harper, 2019, 100 min, DCP)

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

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VERTIGO 2:45, 7:00
Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife who is 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 immortal masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and for decades has been challenging viewers to decode its multiple layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible music score.
NOTE: We will be screening a rare, pre-restoration print from the film’s 1983 reissue. (1958, 129 min, 35mm)

+ HIGH ANXIETY 5:05, 9:20
Dr. Richard Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, "high anxiety," in order to clear his name. The thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock are the target of Mel Brooks’ lowbrow but loving spoof with Brooks regulars Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, and Dick Van Patten providing hilarity at every turn. (1977, 94 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY AUGUST 29 DOUBLE FEATURE

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BULLITT 7:00
Classic San Francisco police procedural stars Steve McQueen as Frank Bullitt, a cool cop aggressively investigating a mob hit in the face of politico intervention. Peter Yates’s taut direction makes great use of The City and the famous car chase remains one to be outdone. This Castro Theatre favorite co-stars a steely Robert Vaughn, the gorgeous Jaqueline Bisset, and a groovy score by Lalo Schifrin. (1968, 114 min, 35mm)

+ DIRTY HARRY 9:10
Clint Eastwood’s renegade detective Harry Callahan throws due process out the window when it stands in the way of apprehending a hippie psycho on the loose in SF. Don Siegel’s crisp, beautifully paced film is a quintessential work of ‘70s action cinema, stunningly shot by Bruce Surtees and scored by Lalo Schifrin. (1971, 102 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


FRIDAY AUGUST 30 DOUBLE FEATURE

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STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME 7:00
Initially on their way home to face a host of criminal charges, the former Enterprise crew must travel back in time to the 1980s to bring a pair of humpback whales to the 23rd century in the hopes they'll be able to communicate with a probe threatening Earth with certain destruction. Unlike previous Star Trek films, this installment in the series was shot extensively on location in San Francisco wherein Kirk & company partake in a humorous and anachronistic adventure. William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy (who also directed), DeForest Kelley, and Catherine Hicks star. (1986, 119 min, 35 mm ‘Scope)

+ TIME AFTER TIME 5:00, 9:10
Sci-fi, romance, horror, and satire mix in writer/director Nicholas Meyer's underrated gem, based on the novel by Karl Alexander. Famed writer H.G. Wells (Malcolm McDowell) employs a time machine to travel from 1893 London to 1979 San Francisco in pursuit of his friend, John Leslie Stevenson (David Warner), a surgeon suspected of being the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. Mary Steenburgen and Charles Cioffi also star, music by Miklós Rózsa. (1979, 112 min, HD digital)

 
     
   


SATURDAY AUGUST 31
SPECIAL EVENT

CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
The California Independent Film Festival (CAIFF) is one of the most successful and fastest growing film festivals in California. Since its inception in 1997, CAIFF has captured both national and worldwide press. This star-studded event provides both local Bay Area residents and visitors with an opportunity to see world-class films, meet filmmakers from around the world, international celebrities and build exposure for CAIFF corporate sponsors. We invite you to become part of the fastest growing film festival in California. For full program information and tickets, go to caiff.org or visit the box office.


 
     
   


SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1 & MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2

THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO
(3:30), 6:00, 8:30

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Sundance Winner: Special Jury Award
Jimmie Fails dreams of reclaiming the Victorian home his grandfather built in the heart of San Francisco. With his best friend Mont, Jimmie searches for belonging in a rapidly changing city that seems to have left them behind. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he longs for, his hopes blind him to the reality of his situation. Fifth-generation San Franciscan Joe Talbot (who won the Best Director prize at Sundance) makes his directorial debut with this poignant and sweeping ode to San Francisco's skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights, and other locals, and offers a tragic, poetic depiction of the unstoppable gentrification that threatens to erase them. The film stars Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, and Danny Glover. (2019, 121 min, DCP)

 
 
 
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