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Monday & Tuesday, May 7 & 8

Margaret Cho!

I’m The One That I Want

Both hilarious and painfully poignant, the one and only Margaret Cho’s filmed version of her award-winning and critically-acclaimed autobiographical one-woman show, I’m The One That I Want comes to the Roxie for two fun-filled nights! It chronicles Margaret’s meteoric rise and near fatal demise during and after her groundbreaking tv series and her subsequent recovery. Her experiences in Hollywood, her relationship with her mother and her struggles with her own personal demons become the basis for her incredible brand of comedy. "I laughed until the tears were running down my face!"–Stephen Holden, New York Times. Directed by Lionel Coleman. In Color. 35mm. 90 mins. MON and TUE at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00.


Wednesday, May 9

A Cavalcade of Rare "B"Noir!
A terrific triple feature of Poverty Row gems; come early, stay late!

Bury Me Dead

A mysterious girl reappears on the day of her funeral, determined to find out who’s being buried in her name! Starring Cathy O’Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont. Directed by Bernard Vorhaus. B&W. 16mm. 68 mins. 1947. WED at 2:00, 6:10 and 10:10.

Jealousy

A failed writer, jealous of his wife’s friendship with another man, is found murdered. A rare, atmospheric gem of "B" movie ingenuity! Starring Nils Asther, John Loder, Jane Randolph, Karen Morely. Directed by Gustav Machaty. B&W. 16mm. 70 mins. 1945.

The Guilty

Twin sisters engage in a deadly contest over the affections of the men they desire! A rare item from the poison pen of Cornell Woolrich. Starring Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Wally Cassell, Regis Toomey. Directed by John Reinhardt. B&W. 16mm. 70 mins. 1947.

See all three films for one low admission!


Thursday, May 10

Madcap Mysteries!

Big Brown Eyes

Somewhat in the manner of The Thin Man, this caper involves a slick private eye and his wise-cracking girl friend out to round up a jewel thief. Great fun! Starring Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, Walter Pidgeon, Lloyd Nolan. Directed by Raoul Walsh. B&W. 16mm. 76 mins. 1936.THUR at 6:30 and 9:35.

She Loves Me Not

A showgirl who witnesses a murder takes refuge at an all men’s college disguised as an underclassman! An unusual musical mystery farce with much to relish! Starring Bing Crosby, Miriam Hopkins, Kitty Carlisle. Directed by Elliott Nugent. B&W. 16mm. 85 mins. 1934. THUR at 8:00 only!


Friday, May 11 — Thursday, May 17
Also Sat, May 19 & Sun, May 20th: 12:00 noon only.
Filmmaker in Person!

Five Films by
Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt’s short films are short in running time only. In almost all other respects–subject, wisdom, lyricism, spirituality–they are epic. Take King of the Jews, an 18-minute examination of the ethical implications of Christ’s Jewishness, one of the most lyrical odes to our collective image of Christ ever put on film. Likewise, his 20-minute short The Smell of Burning Ants manages to say more about men and action and emotion than 20 years of Hollywood blockbuster filmmaking ever could. And Human Remains puts found footage of the past century’s most reviled dictators–Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Franco and Mao–to an at times hilarious voice-over, which chronicles, in achingly minute detail, the most banal aspects of their personal lives, thereby toying with our perception of them as monsters. His 10-minute film Short of Breath and the one-minute Restricted, further distill the filmmaker’s grim, deterministic vision of the socialization process. Don’t miss this challenging and engrossing program! "An unblinking, surreal post-Freudian meditation on evil from a Jewish perspective."–Stephen Holden, New York Times "Critic's Choice" -- Chicago Reader. All films produced, directed and photographed by Jay Rosenblatt. 16mm. Total Running Time: 80 mins. (1990-2000). West Coast Theatrical Premiere! NIGHTLY at 6:00, 8:00 and 9:45; SAT, SUN, WED matinees at 2:00 and 4:00.
Filmmaker in person for the 12:00 noon shows Sat, May 19 & Sun, May 20th!

"Rosenblatt has the humanity of a Lubitsch or a Monta Bell combined with the analytical sensibility of a Bergman...(He) is seriously gifted, a significant artist." -- Mick LaSalle, S.F. Chronicle

"Looking at Jay Rosenblatt's films, one enters a limbo between dreams and waking, a place that's unprotected and fraught with fear". -- Edward Guthman,
S.F. Chronicle

"Jay Rosenblatt wonders what makes a man." -- Johnny Ray Huston,
S.F. Bay Guardian

"You'll be astonished when you realize the secret of Rosenblatt's art"
-- Jeff Anderson, S.F.Examiner


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