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Friday, January 6 - Thursday January 12
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at (2:30).

Rivers and Tides
Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time

"That rare film about an artist that is, in itself, a work of art, Rivers and Tides Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time is an extraordinary journey into the world and mind of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. A land-artist who uses materials from nature to make site-specific works, Goldsworthy allows the elements to have the last say in his beautiful creations, as his ingenious patterns of wood, leaves, stone and ice move and erode over time. German filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer followed the artist for over a year in several outdoor locations, intimately documenting his improvisational process and capturing the serene spectacle of his works and their delicate changes. Although Goldsworthy's private and often ephemeral pieces have been documented extensively in still photographs, this remarkable movie uses the artist's own voice to guide usthrough his process and help us "?ee something you never saw before, that was always there but you were blind to it." Winner of the Golden Gate Award at the recent San Francisco International Film Festival, Rivers and Tides is a sensual and poetic masterpiece." - Richard Peterson. Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Thomas Riedelsheimer. Music: Fred Frith. In Color. 35 mm. 90 minutes. 1.66 :1. Not Rated. Dolby SR. 2000. Germany Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at (2:30).

"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

"Three and 1/2 Stars!" -- Bruce Newman, San Jose Mercury
"Finding the flow of Goldsworthy's art" -- Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle
"Creations draw on natural realm " -- Jack Fischer, San Jose Mercury


Friday, January 6 - Thursday January 12
Nightly at 9:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at (4:30)

Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh

With VINCENT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF VINCENT VAN GOGH, director Paul Cox has done something quite astonishing. He has taken the sad statistics of Van Gogh's life-- an artistic career that amazingly lasted only ten years, who sold but one painting during his lifetime, and who died at the age of thirty-seven-- and fashioned a film that is triumphant rather than downbeat. From a life marked by tragic isolation, ridicule, and poverty of the cruelest sort, it is possible to leave VINCENT shattered but on a lasting high from the glorious examples of Van Gogh's art which burst and billow across the screen. Directed by Paul Cox. Narrated by John Hurt. In color. Aspect ratio, 1:66. 99 mins. Australia. 1987. Available in 16mm and 35mm. Showtimes: Nightly at 9:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday matinees at (4:30).


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, January 6 - Thursday January 12
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3:00 & 5:00.

Holly G. (co-writer Victoria Foyt) is a successful clothing designer with her own boutique. In the course of a tumultuous Mother's Day weekend she is confronted with deceit, elation, desperation, kleptomania, rebellion, addiction and passion, all the while under pressure to save her business and her family in just three days! A new comedy directed and co-written by Henry Jaglom (Eating, Babyfever), co-starring Lee Grant, Rob Morrow and Bruce Davison. Official Website. Rating: PG-13. 2005. USA. Run Time: 106mins. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00. No 9:00 pm shows on Sat., Dec 31 or Sun, Jan 1.


Friday, January 13 - Thursday, January 19
Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (2:00), 4:30.

April's
SHOWER

April's Shower is a comedy about love, romance, and expectations. On the morning of April's wedding shower, we meet Alex, a chef put out by her attempt to host the perfect shower while struggling with her tangled relationship with the bride-to-be. One by one, eclectic guests trickle into Alex's house, bringing their own hilarious insecurities and peculiar life situations with them. When bride-to-be April arrives, it becomes clear that the secret Alex is hiding will affect the course of her life, and the future of almost everyone at the shower.Official Site. With Maria Cina, Trish Doolan, Frank Gillo, Zack Ward, and Lara Harris. Written and Directed by Trish Doolan. Running time: 98 mins. 35mm. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday,matinees at (2:00), 4:30.

An expansive, talky and often zany romantic farce, with lesbian characters at its center. Advisory: Ribald humor, sexual situations, partial nudity and strong language. -- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, January 13 - Thursday January 19
Nightly at 7:00 and 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

A History of Violence

"A masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, David Cronenberg's latest mindblower, "A History of Violence," is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie - or rather, its great kick in the gut - comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price. The man wants to make us suffer, exquisitely...That sounds far grimmer or at least more relentlessly grim than this shrewd, agile, often bitingly funny film plays. Ornamented with ghoulish comedy (a "live bait" sign posted at a murder site) and superbly acted by all the principals, including, in a nice surprise, William Hurt, who delivers a beautiful showboat of a performance late in the film, "A History of Violence" finds Mr. Cronenberg at the top of his form." -- Manohla Dargis, NY Times. For more info, log onto HistoryOfViolence.com. Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Josh Olson, based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk and Peter MacNeill. Rated R. USA. 35mm. Running time: 97 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 and 9:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.


Friday, January 20 - Thursday January 26
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:15. Additional Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.

Coachella

Imagine a vast green landscape framed by beautiful desert mountains and a setting sun. This is Coachella. Currently the most critically acclaimed music festival in the US, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival prides itself on the ability to mix some of the most groundbreaking artists from all genres of music along with the beauty and tranquility of an immense festival ground. This feature - length film comprises some of the most captivating and memorable performances in the festival's six-year history. Directed by Drew Thomas. Performers listed in order of appearance: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals/ Thievery Corporation/ Spearhead/ Squarepusher/ The Mars Volta/ Belle & Sebastian/ Nu Mark & Cut Chemist/ The White Stripes/ Iggy & the Stooges/ Fischerspooner/ Prodigy/ Oasis/ Bjork/ Roni Size/ Radiohead/ Polyphonic Spree/ Kook Keith/ Saul Williams/ The Arcade Fire/ Bright Eyes/ Chemical Brothers/ Crystal Method/ Morrissey/ Pixies/ Red Hot Chili Peppers/ The Flaming Lips/ Zero 7. For more info, log onto coachella.com/movie. Running time: 115 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:15. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.


"Excellent camerawork and editing allow very few dull moments, and there are some great side bits " -- Dennis Harvey, SF Bay Guardian.
"At least someone had the good sense to turn on a camera."
-- Michael Leaverton, SF Weekly.
"This film...is a blast... Wish there was a soundtrack too, 'cause that thing wouldn't leave the changer" -- SF Weekly.
"Vibrant....Continues the tradition of great modern rock films".
-- Jeffery Anderson, SF Examiner.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, January 20 - Thursday January 26
Nightly at 7:00 and 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

A History of Violence

"A masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, David Cronenberg's latest mindblower, "A History of Violence," is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie - or rather, its great kick in the gut - comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price. The man wants to make us suffer, exquisitely...That sounds far grimmer or at least more relentlessly grim than this shrewd, agile, often bitingly funny film plays. Ornamented with ghoulish comedy (a "live bait" sign posted at a murder site) and superbly acted by all the principals, including, in a nice surprise, William Hurt, who delivers a beautiful showboat of a performance late in the film, "A History of Violence" finds Mr. Cronenberg at the top of his form." -- Manohla Dargis, NY Times. For more info, log onto HistoryOfViolence.com. Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Josh Olson, based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk and Peter MacNeill. Rated R. USA. 35mm. Running time: 97 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 and 9:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.





Friday, January 27 - Thursday, February 2
Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00), 3:30 & 5:00.
NO THURS 2/2 6:30 or 8:00 SHOWS!

Gay Sex
In The 70's
A steamy romp by Joseph Lovett

Filmmaker Joseph Lovett focuses his lens on the unbridled sexual passion and exploration that marked the twelve years from Stonewall (1969) to the first reported cases of AIDS (1981). With access to a filmic and photographic treasure trove of erotic life on New York’s West Side Piers, trucks, bars, dance clubs, baths and beaches, Lovett’s cast of storytellers takes us from the remarkably repressed pre-Stonewall period to an era of sexual excess unparalleled since ancient Rome. Straightforward, funny and titillating at the same time, they tell their stories with remarkable wit, humor and perspective. For younger people – those who became sexually active after the age of AIDS – this film may be a startling revelation of what everyday life was like. When American youth were cutting loose from Puritanical values and ascribing to the watchword of the time “if it feels good, do it.” For more fun, lunge into the Official Site. Directed by Joseph F. Lovett. 2005. Running time: 72 minutes. Show times: Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00), 3:30 & 5:00. NO THURS 2/2 @ 6:30 or 8:00 SHOWS!





ALSO SHOWING
Friday, January 27 - Thursday, February 2
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (2:00).

A History of Violence

"A masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, David Cronenberg's latest mindblower, "A History of Violence," is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie - or rather, its great kick in the gut - comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price. The man wants to make us suffer, exquisitely...That sounds far grimmer or at least more relentlessly grim than this shrewd, agile, often bitingly funny film plays. Ornamented with ghoulish comedy (a "live bait" sign posted at a murder site) and superbly acted by all the principals, including, in a nice surprise, William Hurt, who delivers a beautiful showboat of a performance late in the film, "A History of Violence" finds Mr. Cronenberg at the top of his form." -- Manohla Dargis, NY Times. For more info, log onto HistoryOfViolence.com. Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Josh Olson, based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk and Peter MacNeill. Rated R. USA. 35mm. Running time: 97 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).





ALSO SHOWING
Friday, January 27 - Thursday, February 2
Nightly at 9:00 . Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (4:30).

Coachella

Imagine a vast green landscape framed by beautiful desert mountains and a setting sun. This is Coachella. Currently the most critically acclaimed music festival in the US, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival prides itself on the ability to mix some of the most groundbreaking artists from all genres of music along with the beauty and tranquility of an immense festival ground. This feature - length film comprises some of the most captivating and memorable performances in the festival's six-year history. Directed by Drew Thomas. Performers listed in order of appearance: Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals/ Thievery Corporation/ Spearhead/ Squarepusher/ The Mars Volta/ Belle & Sebastian/ Nu Mark & Cut Chemist/ The White Stripes/ Iggy & the Stooges/ Fischerspooner/ Prodigy/ Oasis/ Bjork/ Roni Size/ Radiohead/ Polyphonic Spree/ Kook Keith/ Saul Williams/ The Arcade Fire/ Bright Eyes/ Chemical Brothers/ Crystal Method/ Morrissey/ Pixies/ Red Hot Chili Peppers/ The Flaming Lips/ Zero 7. For more info, log onto coachella.com/movie. Running time: 115 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sundaymatinees at (4:30).


"Excellent camerawork and editing allow very few dull moments, and there are some great side bits " -- Dennis Harvey, SF Bay Guardian.
"At least someone had the good sense to turn on a camera."
-- Michael Leaverton, SF Weekly.
"This film...is a blast... Wish there was a soundtrack too, 'cause that thing wouldn't leave the changer" -- SF Weekly.
"Vibrant....Continues the tradition of great modern rock films".
-- Jeffery Anderson, SF Examiner.


Thursday, February 2 Only.
Event begins at 6:00 pm

Benifit Screening of
Alcatraz Is Not An Island!
Dennis Banks In Person!

In November 1969 a small group of Native American students and urban Indians began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Eventually joined by thousands of Native Americans, they reclaimed "Indian Land" for the first time since the 1880s, forever changing the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights. Find out more about Sacred Run. Directed by James M. Fortier. 2001. Running Time: 69 mins. Beta SP.

Special Guest Speaker Dennis Banks; cofounder of the American Indian Movement. This event starts at 6:00pm Only.



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