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Wednesday, June 26 - August 13 ......Also showing at
The Shattuck and The Rafael and San Jose and Theaters throughout the USA!!

Rivers and Tides
Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time

The Roxie is pleased to present the U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE of Thomas Riedelsheimer's mind-blowing new documentary RIVERS AND TIDES, film which won the Golden Gate Award Grand Prize for Best Documentary at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. Renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy knows that most of his pieces will not last long because of where he makes them (often in open fields or on beaches) and what he uses-ice, driftwood, bracken, leaves, stone. Some of his works stand and remain in the landscape; others decay, melt or are blown away. His work's transitory nature, in fact, is a central part of the sculptor's creative efforts to understand the energy that flows through him and through the natural landscape that nourishes his vision. In this contemplative and beautifully insightful film, we see Goldsworthy as he works to understand that energetic flow, represented often by water, by wind or simply the passage of seasons. Both carefully composed and fluid, RIVERS AND TIDES keeps its focus on the artist's vision and work, giving us room to ponder our own relationship to the energy coursing through the natural world. The director worked with Andy Goldsworthy for over a year to shoot this remarkable film. What he found was a profound sense of breathless discovery and uncertainty in Goldsworthy's work, in contrast to the stability of conventional sculpture. There is risk in everything Goldsworthy does. He takes his fragile work right to the edge of its collapse, a very beautiful balance and a very dramatic edge within the film. RIVERS AND TIDES captures the essential unpredictability of working with nature and, like Goldsworthy's sculpture, grows into something beyond the simple making of an object. It touches the heart of what Goldsworthy does and who he is. It is a film that allows "you to see something you never saw before, that was always there but you were blind to." 90 minutes. Germany. In English. 2000. Official Website. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00; Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday matinees at 2:00 and 4:00. Advance tickets are NOT available. For ticket purchases, log onto info.

"Fascinating" -- Edward Guthmann, SF Chronicle
"The hottest ticket in town. The movie is breathtaking!"
-- Jon Carroll, SF Chronicle"
"Truly Great". -- Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle
"Hypnotically dazzling!" -- David Fear, SF Bay Guardian
"A beautiful, meditative piece." -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, SF Examiner
"A Sculpture of Sea and Prairie, of Water, Fire and Stone"
-- Ann Wilson Lloyd, New York Times Arts & Leisure

Andy Goldsworthy's representative in the United States is the Haines Gallery

Rivers and Tides is NOW SHOWING in these Theaters.


Wednesday, August 14 - Tuesday August 20

Rivers and Tides and Much Ado About Something
- Separate Admission -

Much Ado About Something

"The greatest cover-up job in history!" is what one elderly British lady calls the 400-year-old controversy surrounding the authenticity of Shakespeare's writings. Never having continued his education past a provincial secondary school, how could Shakespeare have produced the prodigious, brilliant body of work (using a vocabulary of 25,000 words, three times that of Milton's) with which he's credited? Christopher Marlowe, a dazzling Cambridge scholar, spy, atheist and poet, born the same year as Shakespeare, is the most likely candidate. But wasn't he murdered at age 29? Maybe not. Michael Rubbo investigates with the help of Mark Rylance, actor and director of London's Globe Theater. - Film Forum, NY. For more info, logo onto muchadoaboutsomething.com. There are also great links at filmforum.com Written and directed by Michael Rubbo. In Color. 93 mins. 2001. Australia. Show Times: Nightly at 8:00 and 10:00; Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at 4:00.

"SOME SORT OF CYNICAL IDIOCY!" -- Dennis Harvey, SF Guardian
"I HATE MOVIES" -- SF Chronicle
"NO ONE READS MY OPINIONS ANYWAY!" -- SF Examiner






EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND! ......Also showing at
The Shattuck and The Rafael and San Jose and Theaters throughout the USA!!

Rivers and Tides
Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time

The Roxie is pleased to present the U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE of Thomas Riedelsheimer's mind-blowing new documentary RIVERS AND TIDES, film which won the Golden Gate Award Grand Prize for Best Documentary at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. Renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy knows that most of his pieces will not last long because of where he makes them (often in open fields or on beaches) and what he uses-ice, driftwood, bracken, leaves, stone. Some of his works stand and remain in the landscape; others decay, melt or are blown away. His work's transitory nature, in fact, is a central part of the sculptor's creative efforts to understand the energy that flows through him and through the natural landscape that nourishes his vision. In this contemplative and beautifully insightful film, we see Goldsworthy as he works to understand that energetic flow, represented often by water, by wind or simply the passage of seasons. Both carefully composed and fluid, RIVERS AND TIDES keeps its focus on the artist's vision and work, giving us room to ponder our own relationship to the energy coursing through the natural world. The director worked with Andy Goldsworthy for over a year to shoot this remarkable film. What he found was a profound sense of breathless discovery and uncertainty in Goldsworthy's work, in contrast to the stability of conventional sculpture. There is risk in everything Goldsworthy does. He takes his fragile work right to the edge of its collapse, a very beautiful balance and a very dramatic edge within the film. RIVERS AND TIDES captures the essential unpredictability of working with nature and, like Goldsworthy's sculpture, grows into something beyond the simple making of an object. It touches the heart of what Goldsworthy does and who he is. It is a film that allows "you to see something you never saw before, that was always there but you were blind to." 90 minutes. Germany. In English. 2000. Official Website. Showtimes: Advance tickets are NOT available. For ticket purchases, log onto info.

"Fascinating" -- Edward Guthmann, SF Chronicle
"The hottest ticket in town. The movie is breathtaking!"
-- Jon Carroll, SF Chronicle"
"Truly Great". -- Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle
"Hypnotically dazzling!" -- David Fear, SF Bay Guardian
"A beautiful, meditative piece." -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, SF Examiner

"A Sculpture of Sea and Prairie, of Water, Fire and Stone"
-- Ann Wilson Lloyd, New York Times Arts & Leisure

Andy Goldsworthy's representative in the United States is the Haines Gallery

Rivers and Tides is NOW SHOWING in these Theaters.


Wednesday, August 21 - Tuesday, August 27 ......Also showing at
The Shattuck and The Rafael and San Jose and Theaters throughout the USA!!

Rivers and Tides
Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time

The Roxie is pleased to present the U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE of Thomas Riedelsheimer's mind-blowing new documentary RIVERS AND TIDES, film which won the Golden Gate Award Grand Prize for Best Documentary at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. Renowned Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy knows that most of his pieces will not last long because of where he makes them (often in open fields or on beaches) and what he uses-ice, driftwood, bracken, leaves, stone. Some of his works stand and remain in the landscape; others decay, melt or are blown away. His work's transitory nature, in fact, is a central part of the sculptor's creative efforts to understand the energy that flows through him and through the natural landscape that nourishes his vision. In this contemplative and beautifully insightful film, we see Goldsworthy as he works to understand that energetic flow, represented often by water, by wind or simply the passage of seasons. Both carefully composed and fluid, RIVERS AND TIDES keeps its focus on the artist's vision and work, giving us room to ponder our own relationship to the energy coursing through the natural world. The director worked with Andy Goldsworthy for over a year to shoot this remarkable film. What he found was a profound sense of breathless discovery and uncertainty in Goldsworthy's work, in contrast to the stability of conventional sculpture. There is risk in everything Goldsworthy does. He takes his fragile work right to the edge of its collapse, a very beautiful balance and a very dramatic edge within the film. RIVERS AND TIDES captures the essential unpredictability of working with nature and, like Goldsworthy's sculpture, grows into something beyond the simple making of an object. It touches the heart of what Goldsworthy does and who he is. It is a film that allows "you to see something you never saw before, that was always there but you were blind to." 90 minutes. Germany. In English. 2000. Official Website. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00; Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday matinees at 2:00 and 4:00. Advance tickets are NOT available. For ticket purchases, log onto info.

"Fascinating" -- Edward Guthmann, SF Chronicle
"The hottest ticket in town. The movie is breathtaking!"
-- Jon Carroll, SF Chronicle"
"Truly Great". -- Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle
"Hypnotically dazzling!" -- David Fear, SF Bay Guardian
"A beautiful, meditative piece." -- Jeffrey M. Anderson, SF Examiner
"A Sculpture of Sea and Prairie, of Water, Fire and Stone"
-- Ann Wilson Lloyd, New York Times Arts & Leisure

Andy Goldsworthy's representative in the United States is the Haines Gallery

Rivers and Tides is NOW SHOWING in these Theaters.


Thursday, August 22 at 10:00 pm ONLY

Special Sneak Preview
"If this had been some ordinary drive-by shooting by some inexperienced gang-bangers we would've solved it a long time ago. You've got to think to yourself 'Who could do this and get away with it?"
- Ex-LAPD Detective Russell Poole.

BIGGIE & TUPAC
Opening at the Roxie September 25

Biggie & Tupac

A hit at this year's Sundance Film Festival, BIGGIE & TUPAC investigates the still unsolved murders of rap superstars Christopher Wallace (aka Biggie Smalls, the Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. This is a story of two great friends who had a misunderstanding, a falling out and who became deadly enemies. Their murders were long explained as being the result of the rivalry that had grown up between them, but as the fifth anniversary of their deaths approaches, award-winning documentary maker Nick Broomfield reveals startling evidence to suggest the blame lays elsewhere. "The film traces the lives and violent deaths of former friends Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (Biggie Smalls), an exploration that ranges from Los Angeles to New York, from the insistent calls for justice by Wallace's mother to the unnerving threats, veiled and unveiled, by Suge Knight. Unexpectedly moving and tough-minded, at times even wildly, carelessly brave, this is the film that Broomfield has been working toward since he started down the documentary path. If the director makes it through the year alive-and given some of the revelations he secures, principally from friends of Wallace/Smalls who, out of love for the dead rapper and his mother, prove incredibly candid-Broomfield will have made not just the best film of his career, but one of the gutsier documentaries in memory."-- Manohla Dargis, LA Weekly
Featuring Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., Suge Knight, Voletta Wallace, Lil' Cease, Snoop Dogg, and of course Nick Broomfield. Directed by Nick Broomfield. Cinematography by Joan Churchill. Running Time: 107 mins. 2002. 35mm. Color. U.K. Rated R. Showtime: 10:00 pm only!.

" In BIGGIE AND TUPAC (Broomfield) hits paydirt. This is an LA story worthy of Chandler or Ellroy. - TIME OUT, London.
"4 Stars. Gripping!" -- THE LONDON TIMES
"Skin-tingling, fabulously daring and intermittently hilarious. - ELLE MAGAZINE
"4 Stars. Pick of the Week" - THE GUARDIAN
"One of the most talked about films at Sundance" -- Roger Ebert"


Wednesday, August 28 - Tuesday, September 3

THE BANK

The Roxie is pleased to present the U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE of THE BANK one of the most critically lauded Australian films of recent memory. Set in the fast-paced, ruthless world of investor trading, THE BANK is an exciting new thriller starring Anthony LaPaglia (Lantana) and David Wenham (Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers & The Return of the King). Jim Doyle (Wenham) is a brilliant young mathematician working at the far reaches of chaos theory to perfect a program that can predict future stock market crashes. In need of financing, the altruistic Doyle brings his program to Centabank CEO Simon O'Reilly (LaPaglia), a slick, ruthless executive who embodies the "greed is good" ethos. O'Reilly recognizes a different, more sinister potential in Doyle's research and agrees to bankroll the project. His plan is a bold insider-trading scheme that would leave the bank's competitors, as well as the public, crushed in the ensuing economic collapse. With the vast resources of the bank at his disposal and state-of-the-art market stimulation technology, Doyle is soon able to predict the exact point of the coming market crash. THE BANK takes a hard look at morality in the corporate world at a time when reality has finally caught up with the tragic circumstances of fiction. WINNER Best Original Screenplay, Australian Film Institute Award, Best Editing, Australian Film Critics Circle, Best Music Score, Australian Guild of Screen Composers, Silver Award, Australian Cinematographers Society. Starring Anthony LaPaglia and David Wenhem. Written and directed by Robert Connolly. In Color. 35mm. 103 mins. 2001. AUSTRALIA. Official Website Nightly at ; 7:00 and 9:15; Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at 2:00 and 4:30.

"A very satisfying stick-it-to-the-man fantasy "
- Dennis Harvey, SF Bay Guardian

"Gripping. THE BANK is an anti-business thriller, and its timing couldn't be better. It's about lying and cheating, corporate shenanigans, cutthroat business practices, market manipulation and stockholders clamoring for bigger profits at the expense of workers and society at large".- SF Chronicle

"I enjoyed THE BANK so much and was so completely taken in by its twisty story that I easily blew off minor nitpicks… it stacks up admirably next to David Mamet's best thrillers." - Jeffrey M. Anderson, SF Examiner


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