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Friday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 5 then:
Monday, September 10 - Wednesday, September 12

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. Nightly at 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00; Sat., Sun. & Wed matinees at 2:00 & 4:00

"Ms. Cho is a superb mimic of body language, and her show is strung with killingly funny parodies of Asian women as meek, supplicating flower girls. Ms. Cho is anything but meek. She is a lusty, full-figured 31-year-old dynamo whose outrage is tempered by an empathetic sweetness" - New York Times

"I'm the One That I Want" is the funniest thing I've seen this summer."
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Thursday, September 6 - Sunday, September 9
Arab Film Festival


This year's festival features an exciting selection of films from the Arab world and the diaspora with over 70 films. Cinemayaat showcases a variety of genres of Arab cinema, from recent features to experimental film and radical documentaries. Our National Cinema series this year concentrates on New Moroccan Cinema with 6 features and 14 shorts, a retrospective of Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas, a look at Iraq and new films and documentaries from Palestine and many others from the Arab world, Europe and the United States. Admission is $9.00, $7.00 for students and seniors. A festival pass for $70.00 entitles you to attend all films at all venues. Tickets for all shows are available at the Roxie Cinema box office 1/2 hour before the first show of the day. For more details on all the films, events and program, call 415 564-1100 or visit our web site at: www.aff.org. For a schedule of films, log onto Schedule.



Back By Popular Demand!
Monday, September 10 - Wednesday, September 12

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. Nightly at 6:00, 8:00, & 10:00; Sat., Sun. & Wed matinees at 2:00 & 4:00

"Ms. Cho is a superb mimic of body language, and her show is strung with killingly funny parodies of Asian women as meek, supplicating flower girls. Ms. Cho is anything but meek. She is a lusty, full-figured 31-year-old dynamo whose outrage is tempered by an empathetic sweetness" - New York Times

"I'm the One That I Want" is the funniest thing I've seen this summer."
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Thrusday, September 13

Good Vibrations' First Movie Slides into San Francisco

Slide bi Me

Sexpositive Productions, a company dedicated to the creation of high quality, creative adult videos and DVDs, today presents the premiere of its first movie, Slide Bi Me. Directed by noted San Francisco artist, Felice Amador, Slide Bi Me is a musically-driven, bi-orgasmic extravaganza that subverts formulaic porn without sacrificing any of the heat. The film features wall-to-wall sex, fugitives, knife fights, and incredibly outrageous moments including torrid trysts on a slip-and-slide. Slide Bi Me is a giddy roller coaster ride of intimacy, laughter, and toe-curling orgasm spiced with spontaneous moments, artistic brilliance, and an honest love of pleasure. In addition to the film, screening highlights include:

  • *Host Carol Queen
  • *An autograph-signing and Q&A session by members of the cast and crew
  • *A chance to be photographed atop a 12-foot vibrator
  • *A raffling of loads of Good Vibrations merchandise
  • *Free issues of On Our Backs Magazine
  • *The sale of Slide Bi Me and other Sexpositive Productions merchandise

Upon acknowledging that the adult entertainment industry is flooded with male-generated, hetero-focused videos, Sexpositive Productions set out to fill the gap by producing material that features underrepresented erotic images and communities. Focusing on women's pleasure and highlighting a diverse range of bodies, cultures, ages and sexual preferences, the videos place a unique emphasis on mutual respect and passionate consent. Advanced tickets are available at Good Vibrations, 1210 Valencia Street (@ 23rd Street) San Francisco, (415) 974-8980. . For more information about the premiere of Slide Bi Me and Sexpositive Productions including how to order videos and DVDs, please visit the Good Vibrations Web site at http://www.goodvibes.com/ or call 415 974-8980 or 1.800.289.8423. Showtimes: 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Admission: $7.00.


Friday, September 14 through Thrusday, September 27

SESSION 9
A film by Brad Anderson

David Caruso stars in Brad Anderson's ("Happy Accidents", "Next Stop Wonderland") contemporary tale of terror set in an abandoned insane asylum. The complex of buildings looms up out of the woods like a dormant beast. Grand, imposing...abandoned, deteriorating. The residents of Danvers, Massachusetts steer well clear of the place. But Danvers State Mental Hospital, closed down for 15 years, is about to receive five new visitors. Hazmat Elimination Co. seals a deal to remove dangerous asbestos from the hospital, which is soon to be renovated. The five-man crew dons protective gear and ventures into the eerily vast and vacant spaces and corridors of the hospital. The crew is drawn deeper into the mysteries that surround the asylum - rampant patient abuse, medieval medical procedures, rumors of demonic possession...The hospital holds many dark secrets - but then, so do each of the men. The longer they struggle under the grueling pressure of their job, the more likely it seems that one of them will crack and the awful truth will emerge. The question is, which one will it be? Directed by Brad Anderson. With David Caruso, Stephen Gevedon, Paul Guilfoyle, Josh Lucas, Peter Mullan, Brendan Sexton III. In color. 35mm. 99 mins. Rated R. 2001. Official Website Nightly at 7:00 and 9:15; Sat., Sun and Wed matinees at 2:00 and 4:30.

"Like all good psychological thrillers, the tension in Session 9 is slow-building and character-based, making the nightmare that eventually unfolds all the more chilling." -- SF BAY GUARDIAN

"THE SCARIEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR" -- SF WEEKLY

"Brad Anderson's SESSION 9 is an ingeniously scary movie. "
-- LOS ANGELES TIMES


Friday & Saturday, September 28 & 29

Wave Fest: A Surf Film Festival


September in San Francisco! A prime time to show off the best films that have grown from the sport of surfing. Indonesia, California, Mexico, and various other surf locales will come to life on screen as Wavefest presents surf cinema from the 60's to the present. Featuring the Bay Area Premiere of "Shelter"-the latest from Chris Mallowy, as well as "The Seedling," a mesmerizing classic from Thomas Campbell. Come prepared for more surprises, including shorts, special musical guests and more! For more films, descriptions and showtimes, head to www.wavefest.com!


Sunday, September 30

The Roxie remembers
James Dean!

It was exactly forty-six years ago today that James Dean died in the twisted wreckage of that crash out on the California highway. Join us at the Roxie as we pay tribute not only to Jimmy, but to the rest of his Rebel friends-Natalie, Sal and Nick-all of whom are expected to be here with us-in one form or another.

Rebel Without A Cause

Perhaps no Hollywood director other than Nicholas Ray could have possibly tapped into the psychic energy of James Dean, the electrifying new star who would be dead by the time the film was released in October 1955. Dean's signature film was a clarion call to the vast adult American middle-class oblivious to the concerns of its precious young. All that Dean would become in death is personified in his Jim Stark; poetic, lonely and perpetually tuned into the Cosmos. See it once more in CinemaScope! Co-starring Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. Directed by Nicholas Ray. In Color. 35mm. 111 mins. 1955. EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION: The Unlighted Road, a half-hour television drama Dean filmed in 1955. It's a tight little b&w noir about a young guy who gets mixed up with crooks and hot cars! Complete shows Sunday at 2:00, 5:00 and 8:00.


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