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Staff Pick: SEPARATION

When:
November 15, 2017 @ 12:01 am – 11:59 pm
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Linda’s Staff Pick! Separation concerns the inner life of a woman during a period of breakdown – marital, and possibly mental. Her past and possible future are revealed through a fragmented but brilliantly achieved and often humorous narrative, in which dreams and desires are as real as the ‘swinging’ London that the film is set in.

This cinematic treasure is the first feature length collaboration between iconic writer/actress Jane Arden and director/producer Jack Bond. Featuring an awesome soundtrack from 1960’s rock band Procol Harum, Jack Bond’s exquisite film is now revealed as a quintessential film of the 1960s. This staff pick gives Roxie audiences a unique opportunity to peek into an era of experimental film that is rarely ever screened in the US!

We are pleased to be screening BFI’s 2009 BluRay edition of the film which was transferred from the original 35mm mute negative.

WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”

When:
October 25, 2017 @ 12:01 am – 11:59 pm
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Academy Members must present their membership cards to be admitted free of charge.

DIRECTOR NICK BROOMFIELD IN PERSON!

As a 16-year-old in East Orange, New Jersey, Whitney Elizabeth Houston was already on the cusp of international stardom. She told her best friend Robyn Crawford, “stick with me, and I’ll take you around the world.” And that’s just what she did. Opening her heart (and wallet) to family and friends, she became one of the most successful female recording artists in the world. But with fame came devastating setbacks, not just in the form of her well-documented struggle with drugs but also due to a deeply racist and homophobic industry that forced the singer to discard her true self and adopt an impossibly pristine public persona.

With never-before-seen footage that takes us inside the most tense and intimate moments of her 1999 “My Love Is Your Love” World Tour along with interviews with some of those closest to the star, prolific documentarian Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer) and renowned music video director Rudi Dolezal uncover a sprawling and revealing portrait of the superstar — from a youth inspired by gospel music to a singer plagued by addiction and fed-up with playing a role both on- and off-stage.

Whitney. “Can I Be Me” reveals, with heartbreaking detail, how the music industry obscured a gifted woman’s race and sexuality in order to maximize profit. But it also finds refuge in the sheer power of her jaw-dropping vocals as well as her captivating stage presence, illustrating with riveting archival sequences why she is still regarded today as one of the most gifted singers in history. – Frameline Film Festival.

Directed by Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal. 2017. UK & USA. DCP. 104 mins.

LUCKY

When:
October 20, 2017 @ 12:01 am – October 26, 2017 @ 11:59 pm
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As a follow up to our Too Tiny Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton, the Roxie is thrilled to present what might just be the perfect swan song. LUCKY follows the spiritual journey of a 90 year old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off the map desert town. Having out lived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.

Directed by actor John Carroll Lynch’s (Norm- FARGO), the character Lucky seems closely based upon the lead’s own attitudes and mannerisms, making for a completely fictionalized yet singular tribute to the life and career of an actor whose performances in many of our favorite cult films shall remain seared in cinematic memory for the foreseeable future.  Written by Logan Sparks & Drago Sumonja. With David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt and Beth Grant. 2017. DCP. 88 mins.

JFI Next Wave presents A FACE IN THE CROWD in 35mm

When:
December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
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Just as bold and relevant upon its 1957 release as it is today, director Elia Kazan and writer Budd Schulberg’s masterpiece A Face in the Crowd remains a darkly comic satire about the corrosive influence of celebrity and mass media on public opinion.

 

Its main character is the charming rogue Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Andy Griffith) whose local popularity gets him on Memphis television, which he parlays into national network stardom that he ultimately exploits to endorse a presidential candidate for personal gain. But the increasingly petulant star’s ego, arrogance and womanizing threaten his rise to the top. Sound familiar?

 

 

Presented by the Jewish Film Institute’s Next Wave series and hosted by influential writer/blogger and former Mayoral candidate Stuart Schuffman (aka Broke-Ass Stuart) with San Francisco District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen, local filmmaker Rick Goldsmith and more panelists TBA, don’t miss this discussion about the media’s role in the making of political celebrity and the movies’ unique ability to tell truth to power. If you’re looking for answers on where we go from here, this film is for you.

 

Tickets will be available soon at www.jfi.org.

 

Dir. Elia Kazan, United States, 1957, 125 minutes, English.

OKJA + SNOWPiERCER (35mm)

When:
November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
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Spoke Art & MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS present the SF Theatrical Premiere of Bong Joon-ho’s stirringly powerful, new sci-fi film OKJA along with a 35mm print of the director’s politically poignant SNOWPiERCER.

7:00pm – OKJA

A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho. With Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal. 2017. 121 min. DCP.

9:20pm – SNOWPiERCER

A post-apocalyptic ice age forces humanity’s last survivors aboard a globe-spanning supertrain. One man (Chris Evans) will risk everything to lead a revolt for control of the engine and the future of the world.

Directed by Bong Joon-ho. With Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremner, Ko Asung, John Hurt. 2013. 126 min. 35mm.

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SAN FRANCISCO TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL

When:
November 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

The world’s first and longest running transgender film festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary Festival since our founding in 1997 with 6 new programs and films from around the world!


 

Blows With the Wind
Director: Hazhir As’adi

 

Home Made
Director: Diana Khong

 

Sununú: The Revolution of Love
Director: Olivia Crellin

 

VIKTOR
Director: Ann Prim

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SAN FRANCISCO TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL

When:
November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

The world’s first and longest running transgender film festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary Festival since our founding in 1997 with 6 new programs and films from around the world!

GIMP GAIT
Directors: Pioneer Winter and Tabatha Mudra

 

Consider
Director: Panu Saeng-Xuto

 

Tailor
Director: Cali dos Anjos

 

Sis
Director: Dimitris Toulias

 

After the Date
Director: Iris Devins

 

I Grow More Fearless Each Time I Make It Home Unscathed
Director: Jespa Jacob Smith

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SAN FRANCISCO TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL

When:
November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The world’s first and longest running transgender film festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary Festival since our founding in 1997 with 6 new programs and films from around the world!

 

Johnny on the Moon
Director: Eva Everett Irving

 

Spot
Director: Jamie DiNicola

 

Where We Were Not: Feeling Reserved, Alexus’ Story
Directors: Jessica MacCormack and Alexus Young

 

Rebirth
Directors: Gokce Oraloglu and Zehra Gokcimen

 

Dusk
Director: Jake Graf

 

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SAN FRANCISCO TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL

When:
November 11, 2017 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The world’s first and longest running transgender film festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary Festival since our founding in 1997 with 6 new programs and films from around the world!

My Femme is a Reflection
Director: Jai Lei Yee

 

Flash Flood – A Rotoscoped Documentary
Director: Alli MackKay

 

In My Mother’s Closet
Directors: Adri Almeida and Carolyn Wu

 

Last Night’s Sugar
Director: Shawna Virago

 

Umbrella
Director: Rhys Ernst

 

The Whistle (trailer)
Director: StormMiguel Florez

 

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SAN FRANCISCO TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL

When:
November 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The world’s first and longest running transgender film festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary Festival since our founding in 1997 with 6 new programs and films from around the world!

 

Private Dick: Buying Dick (Ep. 2)
Director: Ken Sawyer

 

FlyHole
Director: Malic Amalya

 

Socorro
Director: Maria Breaux

 

The Real Thing
Director: Brandon Kelley

 

She
Director: Anthonia Onyejekwe

 

The Station
Director: Daniel M. Foerste

 

Soless
Director: Carmen Spoto

 

Totem
Director: Youri Tchao-Débats

 

SAM
Director: Stephanie Camacho Casillas

 

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