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Friday, September 1 – Thursday, September 7
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:40. Additional Sat. & Sun. (2:30) & 4:30.

STOLEN

In 1990, in the early morning hours after St. Patrick’s day, thieves disguised as policemen gained access into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner museum and successfully executed the largest art heist in modern history. Among the thirteen priceless works stolen was Vermeer's “The Concert” one of only 35 of the masters surviving works. To date, not a single work has been recovered. STOLEN is a full exploration of this unusual crime and the fascinating, disparate characters involved: from the 19th century Grand Dame Isabella Gardner to the 17th century Dutch masters to a 21st century terrorist organization with a penchant for stealing Vermeers. At the heart of the film, is the unlikely hero Harold Smith, the renowned art detective. STOLEN follows Mr. Smith as he pursues the mystery of the stolen works. Despite his lifetime battle with skin cancer, the cunning and witty Smith has made this case his personal obsession, working with what hope remains. With Mr. Smith as a guide STOLEN journeys into the mysterious and surreal world of stolen art and examines the many possibilities as to where the art might be. Interwoven with Smith's investigation are noted contemporary authors discussing the power of Vermeer's work, as well as collector Isabella Stewart Gardner's turn-of-the-century correspondence (read by Blythe Danner) with her advisor Bernard Berenson (read by Campbell Scott.) These subplots give the film a larger context and help illuminate just what the world has lost. STOLEN brings the audience on a journey to understand not just a crime but also the nature of beauty itself—its fragility and its power. Directed by Rebecca Dreyfus. Cinematography by Albert Maysles U.S. 2005. Color. 85 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:40. Additional Sat. & Sun. (2:30) & 4:30.

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 1 – Thursday, September 7
Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:30) & 4:45


Isabelle Huppert
In A Film By
Patrice Chereau

GABRIELLE is Patrice Chereau's stunning adaptation of the short story "The Return" by Joseph Conrad. Recreating turn-of-the-century France with superb attention to detail, Chereau casts an unrelenting gaze on the marital breakdown that overwhelms a middle-aged bourgeois couple, played with chilling precision by Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory. As wealthy Parisian Mr. Hervey (Greggory) descends from a train into the teeming bustle of the city. While on his way home, he reflects on the sturdiness and success of his life and the fortress of security he has built around himself. It is not long before his self-satisfaction is rudely shattered when he discovers a letter from his wife, Gabrielle (Huppert), waiting for him on his sideboard. The contents of the message will crumble that security and plunge him into newfound feelings of vulnerability, abandonment and betrayal. The couple soon finds themselves engaged in a parry-and-thrust of emotions that change mid-sentence and stretch their ability to function and live in the same house. Directed by: Patrice Chereau. Screenplay by: Patrice Chereau and Anne-Louise Trividic , based on the short story “The Return” by Joseph Conrad. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Thierry Hancisse and Raina Kabaivanska, In French with English subtitles. Running time: 90 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:30) & 4:45.

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"Isabelle Huppert & Pascal Greggory are superb... - but thn everything about this film is superb". -- Kevin Thomas, LA Times.
"A Visual masterpiece full of the most pungent and provacative dialogue".
-- Andrew Sarris, NY Observer.
"Huppert is at her usual best, subtle, emotionally full, focused and honest".
-- SF Chronicle.


Saturday, September 2, Midnight
$10 at the door, $8 when you bring non-perishable food item donation(s)








The Experimental Performance Institute (EPI) at New College of California brings Crash Cabaret: Where Queers Collide (heterosexuals encouraged to apply) back to the Roxie Film Center for its third installment of one hot hour of live collisions between video, music, dance and theater by local performance mavericks. Better than detention with the cutest bad kids, this month’s “Back to School Special” role call includes Dwayne Calizo as M.C. Stink, formerly of the all girl super band Stink 69, the Dada-esque song and dance of Boyfriend Robotique, lunch time with Kielbasia, SF's "Best Drag Queen With an Accordian" Uni and her Ukelele, live music video by Dreamboat, Where Are You?, post-STOMP sensation Mina Liccione, Rudy Ramirez outs Laura Bush’s bedroom secrets, Graduation Day short film by Bobby Watts of Channel 29 fame, plus “Super Freak” Karaoke Relay and “So You Think You Can Prance” dance-off. These misfits will help you leave those grade school nightmares behind, or, why not relive them in the spotlight of Crash Cabaret’s “Fondest or Freakiest” story-time contest? Sneak out of your house in your back to school best and get ready for the latest in late-night experiments with San Francisco’s finest Flaming Football Stars, Phys. Ed. Aficionados, Trans-Sex Educators, Teachers’ Pets, Paddle-Packing Principals, Detention Detainees and you. Check out all the fun at crashcab.com! Showtimes: 12:00 Midnight. Admission: $10 at the door, $8 when you bring non-perishable food item donation(s).

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Friday, September 8 – Thursday, September 14
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35. Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday shows at (2:30) & 4:30
Saturday & Sunday, Sept 9 & 10 at 9:35 ONLY.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER

Did Conchita defraud her aging husband, renowned steam train photographer Winston O. Link? Or, did he exploit her for her business acumen? This convoluted tale of art world profit, deception and crime is framed by excerpts from a worshipful, biographical film director, Paul Yule made with the protagonists 15 years earlier. Whatever happened, the images—striking night-time photos dramatizing the 1950s decline of steam railroads—are worth more because of the scandal. The subjects of the film look into the camera lens and either lie or tell the truth, leaving it to the viewer to untangle the sordid mess of lust, greed and fine art photography. Produced & directed by Paul Yule. Color and B&W. 2005. USA-UK. Running time: 79 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35. Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday shows at (2:30) & 4:30. Saturday & Sunday, Sept 9 & 10 at 9:35 ONLY.

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"It has all the greed and treachery of a Balzac novel, and the pathos, too"
-- Time Out N.Y.


Friday, September 8 – Thursday, September 14








The Arab Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a 10-day festival, featuring the best of Arab cinema. See films not available anywhere else. 45 films from 12 countries offer insights on current issues, war and love. The festival opens with Zozo, the story of a 12-year-old boy who escapes the bombing in Lebanon. Enjoy compelling shorts, documentaries and feature films that dispel myths and misconceptions. Single-show tickets: $10, Senior/Student $8. Festival pass to all shows and events except opening night: $100. For a list of films, descriptions, shedules and to purchase tickets in advance, check out www.aff.org.


Friday, September 15 – Thursday, September 21
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:40 Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

Edmond

“Avant-garde horror director and longtime David Mamet associate Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR) brings the Pulitzer Prize-winning play to the screen with in-your-face intensity and a host of daring performances. Clued by a storefront fortune-teller that he’s primed for change, sad-sack businessman Edmond Burke (Macy) makes an abrupt exit from his mundane life and, in the course of one night’s back-alley odyssey in search of anonymous sex and a shoulder to cry on, tumbles into something akin to the Twilight Zone. This don’t-miss cast includes William H. Macy, Joe Mantegna, Rebecca Pidgeon, Julia Stiles, Mena Suvari, Jack Wallace, and Bokeem Woodbine. “-- Barbara Scharres, Siskel Film Center. Directed by Stuart Gordon. Screenplay by David Mamet based on his play. For more info, check out www.edmondthefilm.com. USA. 35mm. 2006. Running time: 82 mins. Show times: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:40 Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 15 – Thursday, September 21
Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30).


Isabelle Huppert
In A Film By
Patrice Chereau

GABRIELLE is Patrice Chereau's stunning adaptation of the short story "The Return" by Joseph Conrad. Recreating turn-of-the-century France with superb attention to detail, Chereau casts an unrelenting gaze on the marital breakdown that overwhelms a middle-aged bourgeois couple, played with chilling precision by Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory. As wealthy Parisian Mr. Hervey (Greggory) descends from a train into the teeming bustle of the city. While on his way home, he reflects on the sturdiness and success of his life and the fortress of security he has built around himself. It is not long before his self-satisfaction is rudely shattered when he discovers a letter from his wife, Gabrielle (Huppert), waiting for him on his sideboard. The contents of the message will crumble that security and plunge him into newfound feelings of vulnerability, abandonment and betrayal. The couple soon finds themselves engaged in a parry-and-thrust of emotions that change mid-sentence and stretch their ability to function and live in the same house. Directed by: Patrice Chereau. Screenplay by: Patrice Chereau and Anne-Louise Trividic , based on the short story “The Return” by Joseph Conrad. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Thierry Hancisse and Raina Kabaivanska, In French with English subtitles. Running time: 90 mins. Showtimes:Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30).

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"Isabelle Huppert & Pascal Greggory are superb... - but thn everything about this film is superb". -- Kevin Thomas, LA Times.
"A Visual masterpiece full of the most pungent and provacative dialogue".
-- Andrew Sarris, NY Observer.
"Huppert is at her usual best, subtle, emotionally full, focused and honest".
-- SF Chronicle.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 15 – Thursday, September 21
Nightly at 8:45. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (5:00)

THE PHOTOGRAPHER, HIS WIFE AND HER LOVER

Did Conchita defraud her aging husband, renowned steam train photographer Winston O. Link? Or, did he exploit her for her business acumen? This convoluted tale of art world profit, deception and crime is framed by excerpts from a worshipful, biographical film director, Paul Yule made with the protagonists 15 years earlier. Whatever happened, the images—striking night-time photos dramatizing the 1950s decline of steam railroads—are worth more because of the scandal. The subjects of the film look into the camera lens and either lie or tell the truth, leaving it to the viewer to untangle the sordid mess of lust, greed and fine art photography. Produced & directed by Paul Yule. Color and B&W. 2005. USA-UK. Running time: 79 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:45. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (5:00)..

http://www.ticketweb.com/user/?region=sfbay&query=search&category=misc&search=PHOTOGRAPER%2C+HIS+WIFE%2C+%26+HER+LOVER+&searchregion=sfbay&genre=film&beginmonth=09&beginday=4&beginyear=2006&endmonth=04&endday=1&endyear=2007&sortorder=0Purchase Advance Tickets Now!

"It has all the greed and treachery of a Balzac novel, and the pathos, too"
-- Time Out N.Y.


Friday, September 22 - Thursday, Septmember 28
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat., Sun & Wed mats. at (2:00) & 4:30.

Fratricide A prize-winner on the international festival circuit, FRATRICIDE is an elegantly shot, gripping drama of young Kurds and Turks relocated to Germany where they hope to escape the tribal violence and poverty of their homeland. Instead, they find themselves strangers in a strange land: inhabitants of a soulless society where prostitution, street violence and prejudice offer no respite from the past. The friendship that evolves between one young man and the youngster he attempts to mentor suggests that love and loyalty are the best hope against bitterness and rage. But the harsh reality of refugee life in Western Europe, one that FRATRICIDE portrays with tremendous force and style, challenges even their best instincts. Written & Directed by Yilmaz Arslan. With Xewat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Nurettin Celik, & Bulent Buyukasik. In Kurdish, German & Turkish with English Subtitles. Germany. 2006. Running time: 96 Mins. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat., Sun & Wed mats. at (2:00) & 4:30.


Friday, September 22 - Tuesday, Sept 26
Showtimes for entire program: Nightly at at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

SF Blues Festival
presents 2 great Blues films:

MUDDY WATERS CAN'T BE SATISFIED
Muddy Waters juiced the blues. His song "ROLLIN' STONE" inspired a band name and a magazine. MUDDY WATERS CAN'T BE SATISFIED is the first authoritative documentary of the man who invented electric blues and paved the road for rock and roll. Featuring testimonials from Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt and B.B. King, CAN'T BE SATISFIED provides a compelling look at the real Muddy. Produced and directed by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon. 54 min.

ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE

"On one level, it's a fairly shabby Southern city with a touristy, almost tacky overlay. But beneath the overlay is something vital, something intimately acquainted with living and dying, that marketing cannot long disguise or distort. New Orleans has a gut-level mythic quality, a resonance unique among American cities. ALWAYS FOR PLEASURE amplifies that resonance" -David Armstrong, BERKELEY BARB With The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Professor Longhair. Photographed, edited, produced and directed by Les Blank. 58 minutes.

Showtimes for entire program Nightly at at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:00) & 4:30.


Thursday, September 28
7:00. Tickets are $4 (students and seniors) and $8 general admission, with a suggested price of $10. Proceeds will go to the Richard Heinberg Scholarship Fund.

THE OIL DEPLETION PROTOCOL

An Evening with Richard Heinberg

A member of the core faculty at New College, award-winning author Richard Heinberg has been writing about energy issues and the dynamics of cultural change for many years. He will discuss his new book, THE OIL DEPLETION PROTOCOL: A PLAN TO AVERT OIL WARS, TERRORISM AND ECONOMIC COLLAPSE. THE OIL DEPLETION PROTOCOL describes a unique accord whereby nations would voluntarily reduce oil production and oil imports according to a consistent, sensible formula. The book will be available for sale at the Roxie. This event will be sold out. Buying your tickets in advance, on line is highly recommended. Tickets are $4 (students and seniors) and $8 general admission, with a suggested price of $10. Proceeds will go to the Richard Heinberg Scholarship Fund. Showtime: 7:00.

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Friday, September 29 - Thursday, October 5
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00, 9:40. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

Opening in Theaters all over the USA
loudQUIETloud
A Film About
The Pixies

"This fly-on-the-wall account of the titular rock gods' 2004 reunion tour isn't about how great the Pixies are. It's about who the Pixies are. Ten years and some change after the band's breakup, guitarist Joey Santiago is scoring a documentary. Alterna-queen bassist Kim Deal is recently rehabbed and refuses to tour without twin Kelly by her side. Songwriter and singer Charles Thompson, is getting divorced, getting remarried, and becoming a father. And drummer David Lovering is in really bad shape - his father has inoperable cancer. Old dysfunctional habits die hard - "We don't talk to each other that much," Deal observes - but touring and performing just might pull everyone together, after all. Of course, the performance footage is fantastic, and the filmmakers make clear how girl rockers worship Deal. But the real draw is the insight into the group's dynamic, heretofore shaded in mystery despite the best efforts of Spin. The scene of Lovering's inevitable meltdown , onstage during "Vamos" - is a shining moment in the rock-doc genre." -- Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle. Directed by Steven Cantor & Matthew Galkin. Cast: Charles Thompson (Frank Black), Kim Deal, Kelly Deal, Joey Santiago & David Lovering. Check it all out along with the trailer at www.loudquietloud.com. Running time: 82 mins. Show times: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00, 9:40. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

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September 29 - Wednesday, October 4
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat. & Sun. mats. at (2:00) & 4:30.

Fratricide A prize-winner on the international festival circuit, FRATRICIDE is an elegantly shot, gripping drama of young Kurds and Turks relocated to Germany where they hope to escape the tribal violence and poverty of their homeland. Instead, they find themselves strangers in a strange land: inhabitants of a soulless society where prostitution, street violence and prejudice offer no respite from the past. The friendship that evolves between one young man and the youngster he attempts to mentor suggests that love and loyalty are the best hope against bitterness and rage. But the harsh reality of refugee life in Western Europe, one that FRATRICIDE portrays with tremendous force and style, challenges even their best instincts. Written & Directed by Yilmaz Arslan. With Xewat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Nurettin Celik, & Bulent Buyukasik. In Kurdish, German & Turkish with English Subtitles. Germany. 2006. Running time: 96 Mins. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat., Sun & Sun. at (2:00) & 4:30.


Thursday, October 5
7:30 ONLY. Admission: $10.00

How the Right stole the Election in 2004 and how they will steal it again in 2006: An Evening with Mark Crispin Miller Author of 'Fooled Again'

Come hear author Mark Crispin Miller speak about election fraud that occurred in Nov, 2004 and is likely to happen again. (Co-sponsored by SF for Democracy, DemocracyAction, and Election Defense Alliance) "Mark Crispin Miller's FOOLED AGAIN is a jeremiad aimed at the heart of the national Republican machine. But it's also a work of original reporting that in the end amounts to a solid case for Republican theft of the 2004 presidential election. FOOLED AGAIN may well describe the endgame that leads to sing-party dominance through the next eneration." -Chicago Reader. For more on author/Professor Miller visit: www.markcrispinmiller.com For event contact info email: markmillerevents@yahoo.com. Admission is $10.00. 7:30 Only.

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