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"An unforgettable film. A thoroughly riviting story." -- SF CHRONICLE
"PICK OF THE WEEK. One of the best British films period." -- L.A. WEEKLY

Starts Friday, Jan 2

“Dean, a troubled, working-class lad from London, lands a job in a high-end art gallery and glimpses a world where the right name means instant acceptance. When the blue-blooded gallery owner takes him under her wing and into her family, the temptation for Dean to strip her son’s aristocratic identity and join the jet-set life of parties, drugs and status proves too powerful to resist. Thus begins director Duncan Roy’s emotionally powerful and marvelously crafted tale of human ruthlessness and vulnerability. Roy breathes new life into this classic tale of covetousness by spinning the yarn using multiple projection, filling the screen with side-by-side images and offering several perspectives on every scene. Roy’s cameras slip slyly around, seamlessly divulging deeply hidden psychological secrets and incriminating surveillance evidence. Wonderful storytelling and formal daring rank AKA as a remarkably provocative study of class and the hunger for power, love, and acceptance that stands in a class by itself.” – Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival. Set in 1979. Based on a true story. For more info, log onto akamovie.com. Starring Matthew Leitch, Lindsey Coulson, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Blake Ritson, Peter Youngblood Hills & Bill Nighy Written & Directed by Duncan Roy. In Color. 35mm. 118 mins. UK. In English. Show times: Nightly at 7 & 9:30 with addition Wed, Sat & Sun at 2:00 & 4:30.

"An unforgettable film. A thoroughly riviting story that is occasionally funny. A gem." -- Jonathan Curiel, SF CHRONICLE

"PICK OF THE WEEK. Not just one of the best gay films to come out of Britain in years, it's one of the best British films period."
-- Ella Taylor, L.A. WEEKLY

"Duncan Roy's brash, engaging movie "A K A" splits the screen into a triptych of images throughout, a device that enhances the story of a con man masquerading as a millionaire's son." -- Caryn James, N.Y. TIMES

"But the period specificity of the pre-AIDS, pre-Thatcher years is piquant, and Roy boldly allows Dean's sexuality to be the most complicated—and opaque—aspect of his shifting self." -- VILLAGE VOICE


Friday, Jan 9 - Thursday, Jan 15

Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times
Nightly at 7:00 plus additional Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2 :00).

and

A K A
Nightly at 8:45 plus additional Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

............Separate Admission..........

Playing a tramp struggling to survive in a modern industrial society, Charlie Chaplin created with MODERN TIMES, one of the most elaborate cinematic critiques of the effects of mass production on 20th century life. With his usual charm and bad luck, Charlie Chaplin's most famous character The Tramp, executes some of his most famous slapstick routines around massive/glorified machines, accidentally ends up in the middle of a communist rally, and falls in love with a street waif played by Chaplin's then real-life partner Paulette Goddard. For more info, log onto: KINO.com. With Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin and Allan Garcia. Newly restored 35mm. B&W. 1936. 87m. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 plus additional Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2 :00).

"Modern Times is an ungainly masterpiece, but Chaplin's ungainliness is something one can grow fond of... The Roxie Cinema is the ideal place to see the film." -- Mick LaSalle, SF CHRONICLE

............ALSO SHOWING..........

"An unforgettable film. A thoroughly riviting story." -- SF CHRONICLE
"PICK OF THE WEEK. One of the best British films period." -- L.A. WEEKLY

“Dean, a troubled, working-class lad from London, lands a job in a high-end art gallery and glimpses a world where the right name means instant acceptance. When the blue-blooded gallery owner takes him under her wing and into her family, the temptation for Dean to strip her son’s aristocratic identity and join the jet-set life of parties, drugs and status proves too powerful to resist. Thus begins director Duncan Roy’s emotionally powerful and marvelously crafted tale of human ruthlessness and vulnerability. Roy breathes new life into this classic tale of covetousness by spinning the yarn using multiple projection, filling the screen with side-by-side images and offering several perspectives on every scene. Roy’s cameras slip slyly around, seamlessly divulging deeply hidden psychological secrets and incriminating surveillance evidence. Wonderful storytelling and formal daring rank AKA as a remarkably provocative study of class and the hunger for power, love, and acceptance that stands in a class by itself.” – Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival. Set in 1979. Based on a true story. For more info, log onto akamovie.com. Starring Matthew Leitch, Lindsey Coulson, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Blake Ritson, Peter Youngblood Hills & Bill Nighy Written & Directed by Duncan Roy. In Color. 35mm. 118 mins. UK. In English. Show times: Nightly at 7 & 9:30 with addition Wed, Sat & Sun at 2:00 & 4:30.

"An unforgettable film. A thoroughly riviting story that is occasionally funny. A gem." -- Jonathan Curiel, SF CHRONICLE

"PICK OF THE WEEK. Not just one of the best gay films to come out of Britain in years, it's one of the best British films period."
-- Ella Taylor, L.A. WEEKLY

"Duncan Roy's brash, engaging movie "A K A" splits the screen into a triptych of images throughout, a device that enhances the story of a con man masquerading as a millionaire's son." -- Caryn James, N.Y. TIMES

"But the period specificity of the pre-AIDS, pre-Thatcher years is piquant, and Roy boldly allows Dean's sexuality to be the most complicated—and opaque—aspect of his shifting self." -- VILLAGE VOICE


Friday, Jan 16 - Thursday, Jan 22

Held Over !!
Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times
Nightly at 7:00 plus additional Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2 :00).

and

A K A
Nightly at 8:45 plus additional Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

............Separate Admission..........

Playing a tramp struggling to survive in a modern industrial society, Charlie Chaplin created with MODERN TIMES, one of the most elaborate cinematic critiques of the effects of mass production on 20th century life. With his usual charm and bad luck, Charlie Chaplin's most famous character The Tramp, executes some of his most famous slapstick routines around massive/glorified machines, accidentally ends up in the middle of a communist rally, and falls in love with a street waif played by Chaplin's then real-life partner Paulette Goddard. For more info, log onto: KINO.com. With Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford, Chester Conklin and Allan Garcia. Newly restored 35mm. B&W. 1936. 87m. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 plus additional Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2 :00).

"Modern Times is an ungainly masterpiece, but Chaplin's ungainliness is something one can grow fond of... The Roxie Cinema is the ideal place to see the film." -- Mick LaSalle, SF CHRONICLE

............ALSO SHOWING..........

"An unforgettable film. A thoroughly riviting story." -- SF CHRONICLE
"PICK OF THE WEEK. One of the best British films period." -- L.A. WEEKLY

“Dean, a troubled, working-class lad from London, lands a job in a high-end art gallery and glimpses a world where the right name means instant acceptance. When the blue-blooded gallery owner takes him under her wing and into her family, the temptation for Dean to strip her son’s aristocratic identity and join the jet-set life of parties, drugs and status proves too powerful to resist. Thus begins director Duncan Roy’s emotionally powerful and marvelously crafted tale of human ruthlessness and vulnerability. Roy breathes new life into this classic tale of covetousness by spinning the yarn using multiple projection, filling the screen with side-by-side images and offering several perspectives on every scene. Roy’s cameras slip slyly around, seamlessly divulging deeply hidden psychological secrets and incriminating surveillance evidence. Wonderful storytelling and formal daring rank AKA as a remarkably provocative study of class and the hunger for power, love, and acceptance that stands in a class by itself.” – Shari Frilot, Sundance Film Festival. Set in 1979. Based on a true story. For more info, log onto akamovie.com. Starring Matthew Leitch, Lindsey Coulson, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Blake Ritson, Peter Youngblood Hills & Bill Nighy Written & Directed by Duncan Roy. In Color. 35mm. 118 mins. UK. In English. Show times: Nightly at 7 & 9:30 with addition Wed, Sat & Sun at 2:00 & 4:30.

"An unforgettable film. A thoroughly riviting story that is occasionally funny. A gem." -- Jonathan Curiel, SF CHRONICLE

"PICK OF THE WEEK. Not just one of the best gay films to come out of Britain in years, it's one of the best British films period."
-- Ella Taylor, L.A. WEEKLY

"Duncan Roy's brash, engaging movie "A K A" splits the screen into a triptych of images throughout, a device that enhances the story of a con man masquerading as a millionaire's son." -- Caryn James, N.Y. TIMES

"But the period specificity of the pre-AIDS, pre-Thatcher years is piquant, and Roy boldly allows Dean's sexuality to be the most complicated—and opaque—aspect of his shifting self." -- VILLAGE VOICE


Friday, Jan. 23 - Friday, Feb 6
(EXCEPT MON, JAN 26)

“At three years old, he told his aunt he didn’t like the dress she was wearing; at 21, he took over the house of Dior”
YvesSaintLaurent

"YSL: His Life and Times"

"YSL: 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris"

Yves Saint Laurent. YSL. The Legendary Paris courtuier is the subject of two intimate documentaries. YSL HIS LIFE AND TIMES includes current as well as archival interviews from the 1960s and 70s – with St. Laurent’s mother, his lover and business partner Pierre Berge, muse Loulou de la Falaise and admirer Lee Radziwill. At 19 Laurent began designing for Dior. In 1962 he and Berge opened their own fashion house and in 2002 they closed their custom dressmaking business. But before that moment, YSL: 5, AVENUE MARCEAU, 75116 PARIS was in the can – a record of the master examining final versions of his designs. The clothes themselves have a starring role: spectacularly beautiful, made of the most exotic and fragile materials, modeled by women whose dimensions defy reality.Both films are written and directed by David Teboul. France In French with English subtitles. For more info, log onto Empire Pictures. Double Feature. $8.00 for both films. No bargin matinees. Show times:
YSL: HIS LIFE AND TIMES (77 mins): Nightly at 6:15, 9:45 Additional Wed, Sat & Sun matinees at 2:45
YSL: 5, AVENUE MARCEAU 75116 PARIS (85 mins): Nightly at 8:00, Additional Wed, Sat & Sun matinees at 1:00 & 4:30 (NO SHOW MON, JAN 26)

"The poignancy is palpable" -- SF Chronicle

"Captivating! Interview are insightful, entertaining and surprisingly frank." -- Variety

’Seduction has replaced elegance’ is still a potent shocker, and an intelligent assessment of Mr. Saint. Laurent’s approach."
- Elvis Mitchell, NY Times


Monday, January 26 only

Presents
Martin & Orloff


This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel Magnolia-esque pathos. This is the story of Martin & Orloff. Directed by Lawrence Blume. Writing credits Ian Roberts Katie Roberts, and Matt Walsh. With Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, H. Jon Benjamin,and Amy Poehler. Check out SketchFest.com and MartinAndOrloff.com. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 and 9:00.


SF INDIE FEST coming in February to The Roxie
 
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