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December 2013 – March 2014

Dec
20
Fri
TRASH HUMPERS
December 20, 2013

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35MM VAULT PRINT!

What we said back then:  “TRASH HUMPERS certainly lives up to its title and promise – a nihilist VCR punk assault on sensibility, good taste, aesthetic judgement and all those other institutions your mother and your minister begged you to keep in mind.  TRASH HUMPERS follows a pack of (possibly deformed) senior citizens as they violently carouse and careen around the blighted outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. Trash is humped”.

Jan
7
Tue
NORTHERN LIGHTS
January 7, 2014

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NEW 35MM PRINT!  ROB NILSSON IN PERSON!  NORTHERN LIGHTS illustrates the forgotten history of the pioneer workers of the prairies – men and women who organized, in the American tradition, for their rights and fair practices.  Directors Rob Nilsson and John Hanson, who share North Dakota heritage, filmed in the actual locations of the events, capturing the distinct beauty, and harsh reality, of the prairies. NORTHERN LIGHTS, in it’s production and release, is itself a landmark of American Independent Cinema. 

Jan
10
Fri
I WAS A TEENAGE TEENAGER
January 10, 2014 - January 14, 2014

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I WAS A TEENAGE TEENAGER

Friday, January 10 – Tuesday, January 14

EMOTIONS.  HORMONES.  EMOTIONS.  GIRLS.  HORMONES.  BOYS.  HIGH SCHOOL.  EMOTIONS.  MOM.  HIGH SCHOOL.  DAD.  EMOTIONS.  HIGH SCHOOL.  HORMONES.  Winter break is over, please come hang out at the Roxie for a long weekend of documentaries, exploitation, classics, premieres, tv shows, new 35mm prints, old YouTube rips, and ABSOLUTELY NO JOHN HUGHES!   Four nights and two afternoons of teenagers living only for tomorrow.  We’ve worked on this series for a year and it is guaranteed to rip you apart.

 

As if that wasn’t enough, check out our OPENING NIGHT PARTY – PROM: REDUX, co-presented by our BFFs IndieFest!

I WAS A TEENAGE TEENAGER at the Roxie, 1/10 – 1/14/14 from RoxieTheater on Vimeo.

Friday, January 10 

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HIGH SCHOOL – An early example of master filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s Direct Cinema, HIGH SCHOOL was filmed at a large urban high school in Philadelphia. The film documents how the school system exists not only to pass on ‘facts’ but also transmits social values from one generation to another. HIGH SCHOOL presents a series of formal and informal encounters between teachers, students, parents, and administrators through which the ideology and values of the school emerge.  Dir: Frederick Wiseman, 1968, 75 mins.  7pm

ALL AMERICAN HIGH – “Think ‘Fred Wiseman meets Fast Times At Ridgemont High’! This vintage fly-on-the-wall doc, almost totally unseen since its brief 1987 theatrical release and subsequent PBS airing, covers a full school year of jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, partiers and one very wise-beyond-her-years foreign exchange student at local L.A. institution Torrance High School. Every nuance of the era’s youth culture is on glorious display — and might make you a tad misty-eyed for a time before Facebook, cell phones and everything-on-demand.” –  Cinefamily  Dir: Keva Rosenfeld, 1987, Digital, 59 mins.  8:20pm

DIARY OF A TEENAGE HITCHHIKER – “You’ve seen her standing there.  Thumb out.  Smilling.  There are thousands  like her all over America.  And you’ve heard about what happens to some of them when they get in the wrong car…” Starring Charlene Tilton, Dick Van Patten, Katherine Helmond and Katy Kurtzman.  Dir: Ted Post.  1979.  VHS.  9:30pm

 

Saturday, January 11

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TWO MOVIES ABOUT TEENAGE BOYS AND MOTORBIKES – One is older, one is opening theatrically in a couple of weeks.  Both are about the sort of families that form on the adolesecent margins of society, and the harsh price the adult world inflicts on them.  90 mins & 75 mins, 3:45pm & 5:30pm.

TEENAGE MOTHER – According to IMDB: “A new health teacher in a high school is nearly raped by drug-dealing students and is blamed when a student turns up pregnant.”  According to our friends at Cinefamily,”your life will never be the same after this movie”.  Featured content include a real-live birth and Fred Willard in his first on-screen role.  Starring Arlene Farber, Frederick Riccio and Julie Agne.  Dir: Jerry Gross.  1967.  35mm.  78 mins.  7pm

OVER THE EDGE – For our money, one of the greatest movies of all time, ever: the pre-fab town of New Granada has lots of kids with no place to go but the rec center, and now the adults want to take THAT away, too?  That’s not going to end well for the adults.  Starring Michael Eric Kramer, Pamela Ludwig and Matt Dillon.  Written by Charlie S. Haas and Tim Hunter.  Dir: Jonathan Kaplan.  1979.  16mm. 95 mins.  9:15pm

 

Sunday, January 12

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ENDLESS LOVE – A production centered around the sudden stardom of the fifteen-year-old Brooke Shields, and geared to the sensibilities of teenage girls, older women, and gay men, Endless Love is firmly poised on the terrain of the Melodrama sub-genre, the “women’s picture”. Martin Hewitt plays David, a high-school senior semi-abandoned by politicized parents, who falls in love both with younger teen-Goddess Jade (Shields), and her seductive, tight-knit, seemingly libertine family. Jade’s parents (Don Murray and Shirley Knight) and brother (James Spader in one of his first roles) provide the familial intimacy for which David’s always longed, but the intensity of Jade and David’s blatant passion forces a network of incestuous tensions to the surface, and David is banned from the family. Cut to the quick, the still-immature David is inspired to foolhardy faux-heroics: while Jade’s folks throw one of their wild, teen-centric parties, David starts a small fire on the porch of their ramshackle house. Thinking it’ll be easy to put out, and that he’ll save the day and be taken back into the fold, the ensuing conflagration pushes David into a realm of criminality, mental distress, and outsider-status beyond his wildest nightmares. Through it all, past any point of rational perspective, David will not give up his all-consuming love for Jade–a self-defining love on the grand scale, authentically Endless.” – Film on Film Foundation.  Starring Brooke Shields, James Spader, Tom Cruise, Don Murray and Shirley Knight.  Dir: Franco Zefferelli.  1981.  35mm.  117 mins.  7pm

VALLEY GIRL: THE REMAKE – “Martha Coolidge’s VALLEY GIRL captured and immortalized the ‘80s obsession with suburban LA mall slang, and its legacy remains so potent that 25 years later, artist Michelle O’Marah and her friends decided to revisit it with their own low-budget remake.  Every detail is lovingly (re)created, from the costumes to the soundtrack!  See a nightclub made out of painted construction paper!  See the sketchiest use of a green screen ever!  See Peter Case of the Plimsouls played by a woman in a beret!…Cardboard sets (and sandals…and sushi…) aside, there is an attention to detail here that no one over-academicizing the original would bother to pull off. “ – Kier-la Janisse, DESTROY ALL MOVIES.  Dir: Michelle O’Marah.  2002.  Digital.  103 mins.  9:15pm

 

Monday, January 13

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REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE – The baddest teen on the block, the movie that started it all – REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE!  Jim Stark thinks he can get away from his troubled past by moving to a new town, but nothing is as easy as it seems, and Jim is called to prove himself once again.  Starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.  Dir: Nicholas Ray.  1955. Digital.  111 mins.  7pm

 

SPELNDOR IN THE GRASS – Our patron saint of the evening Natalie Wood returns in SPLENOR IN THE GRASS, Elia Kazan’s heartbreaking tale of a fragile Kansas girl’s unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome and rich young man.  Starring Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty and Pat Hingle.  Dir: Ela Kazan.  1961 mins.  Digital.  124 mins.  9:15pm

 

Tuesday, January 14

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FISH TANK – FISH TANK is the story of Mia, a volatile 15-year-old, who is always in trouble and who has become excluded from school and ostracized by her friends. One hot summer’s day her mother brings home a mysterious stranger called Connor who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.  Starring Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing and Michael Fassbender.  Dir: Andrea Arnold.  2009.  35mm.  123 mins.  7pm

 

FISTS IN THE POCKET – Tormented by twisted desires, a young man takes drastic measures to rid his grotesquely dysfunctional family of its various afflictions in this astonishing 1965 debut from Marco Bellocchio.  Charged by a cooly assured style, shocking perversity and savage gallows humor, FISTS IN THE POCKET was a gleaming ice pick in the eye of bourgeois family values and Catholic morality, a truly unique work that contrines to rank as one of the great achievements of Italian Cinema.  Starring Lou Castel, Paola Pitagora and Jenny McNeil.  Dir: Marco Bellocchio.  1965.  Digital.  105 mins.  9:20pm

 

Programmed by Gina Basso & Mike Keegan.  Special thanks to Jeff Ross/SF IndieFest, Karen Konicek/Zipporah Films, Keva Rosenfeld, Jacob Wolters/Oscilloscope Laboratories, Bret Berg & Phil Blankenship/Cinefamily, Paul Ginsburg/NBCUniversal, Carl Martin/Film on Film Foundation, Michelle O’Marah, Justin DiPietro/IFC Films, Brian Belorvac/Janus Films

Jan
30
Thu
MEMBERS APPRECIATION PARTY and SECRET SCREENING
January 30, 2014

theater partyAll Roxie members are cordially invited to get down with us at our Members Appreciation Party! The evening features a top-secret screening of a BLINDINGLY RARE 35mm print. What’s the movie? Well, we can’t tell you, officially, but we can hint at it, and you folks are certainly savvy enough to pick on the hints: it’s a VERY psychedelic acid Western from the late 1960s that is generally credited as the first Midnight Movie. It’s really TOP notch, if you get our drift, wink wink.

After the screening, please stay and hang with us for complimentary drinks, music, fun times, and a photobooth. This party celebrates the heart and soul of the Roxie, our members! Each member is welcome to bring up to 2 guests. RSVPs are requested at membership@roxie.com

If you are not a member yet, sign up online today! It’s crazy affordable.

Mar
8
Sat
MOONRISE KINGDOM/RICH KIDS
March 8, 2014

Part of WES ANDERSON in 35mm

On the eve of the release of his eighth picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the Roxie is proud to present a survey of the work of Wes Anderson on 35mm.  Melding influences like Charles Schutlz, Francois Truffaut, and the Kinks (to name but a few), Anderson’s meticulous, gorgeous and often melancholy menageries of sight and sound have deeply influenced a generation of moviegoers.

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Saturday, March 8

Co-Presented by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS!

MOONRISE KINGDOM

In a remote New England town in the early ‘60s, teens Sam and Suzy run away to consummate a forbidden love.  Now the whole town is looking for them, and a storm is coming…Starring Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman & Bruce Willis. Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola. Dir: Wes Anderson.  2012.  35mm. 94 mins. 2:15pm


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The secret DNA of Wes Anderson is revealed in this Robert Altman-shepherded, unjustly forgotten 1979 masterpiece.  In very Metropolitan Manhattan in the late ‘70s, teens Franny and Jamie are the only two people on Earth who understand each other in the face of self-absorbed and self-destructing adults.  Starring Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy & John Lithgow.  Written by Judith Ross.  Dir: Robert M. Young.  1979.  35mm.  101 mins. 4pm

WES ANDERSON in 35mm
March 8, 2014 - March 13, 2014

 

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WES ANDERSON in 35mm

Friday, March 7 – Thursday, March 13

On the eve of the release of his eighth picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the Roxie is proud to present a mostly complete retrospective of Wes Anderson.  Melding influences like Charles Schutlz, Francois Truffaut, and the Kinks (to name but a few), Anderson’s meticulous, gorgeous and often melancholy menageries of sight and sound have deeply influenced a generation of moviegoers.

As an added bonus, Zissou Society Members (membership free with tickets to any of the other shows) get to see a special sneak preview of a very exciting new movie on Thursday, March 13…

Saturday, March 8

MOONRISE KINGDOM

In a remote New England town in the early ‘60s, teens Sam and Suzy run away to consummate a forbidden love.  Now the whole town is looking for them, and a storm is coming…Starring Kara Hayward, Jared Gilman & Bruce Willis. Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola. Dir: Wes Anderson.  2012.  35mm. 94 mins. 2:15pm

RiCH KiDS

Co-Presented by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS!

The secret DNA of Wes Anderson is revealed in this Robert Altman-shepherded, unjustly forgotten 1979 masterpiece.  In very Metropolitan Manhattan in the late ‘70s, teens Franny and Jamie are the only two people on Earth who understand each other in the face of self-absorbed and self-destructing adults.  Starring Trini Alvarado, Jeremy Levy & John Lithgow.  Written by Judith Ross.  Dir: Robert M. Young.  1979.  35mm.  101 mins. 4pm

Sunday, March 9

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

A once-great family is begrudgingly reassembled in the face of illness, irrelevance and oblivion.  A highly stylized and deeply felt modern classic.  Starring Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow & Luke Wilson.  Written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2000.  35mm.  110 mins.  7pm

Monday, March 10

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

Fading celebrity oceanographer Steve Zissou was at a personal and professional nadir when his best friend was murdered by a shark.  Re-energized, and joined by a pregnant journalist and a Midwestern pilot who may or may not be his son, he sets out on a vengeful mission to hold the shark personally responsible.  Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson & Cate Blanchett.  Written by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2004.  35mm.  119 mins.  7pm

Tuesday, March 11

THE DARJEELING LIMITED

Literally and figuratively bruised from all sorts of personal and professional wounds, three brothers embark on a train trip across India on an attempt to bond with one another.  Starring Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson & Jason Schwartzman.  Written by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola & Jason Schwartzman.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2006.  35mm. 91 mins.  7pm 

Wednesday, March 12

FANTASTIC MR. FOX

A respectable newspaperman returns to his roots as a conniving thief to protect his community’s way of life.  You totally forgot how great this movie is, I personally guarantee you.  Starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep & Bill Murray.  Based on the book by Roald Dahl; screenplay by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2009.  35mm.  87 mins.  7pm 

Special thanks to Andrea Bertolini/Allied, Dana Hillyer/Swank, Phillip Pascuzzo & Caroline Corrigan/PepCo

Mar
9
Sun
THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS
March 9, 2014

Part of WES ANDERSON in 35mm

On the eve of the release of his eighth picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the Roxie is proud to present a survey of the work of Wes Anderson on 35mm.  Melding influences like Charles Schutlz, Francois Truffaut, and the Kinks (to name but a few), Anderson’s meticulous, gorgeous and often melancholy menageries of sight and sound have deeply influenced a generation of moviegoers.

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Sunday, March 9

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

A once-great family is begrudgingly reassembled in the face of illness, irrelevance and oblivion.  A highly stylized and deeply felt modern classic.  Starring Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow & Luke Wilson.  Written by Wes Anderson & Owen Wilson.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2000.  35mm.  110 mins.  7pm

 

Mar
10
Mon
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU
March 10, 2014

Part of WES ANDERSON in 35mm

On the eve of the release of his eighth picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the Roxie is proud to present a survey of the work of Wes Anderson on 35mm.  Melding influences like Charles Schutlz, Francois Truffaut, and the Kinks (to name but a few), Anderson’s meticulous, gorgeous and often melancholy menageries of sight and sound have deeply influenced a generation of moviegoers.

Monday, March 10

THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

Fading celebrity oceanographer Steve Zissou was at a personal and professional nadir when his best friend was murdered by a shark.  Re-energized, and joined by a pregnant journalist and a Midwestern pilot who may or may not be his son, he sets out on a vengeful mission to hold the shark personally responsible.  Starring Bill Murray, Owen Wilson & Cate Blanchett.  Written by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2004.  35mm.  119 mins.  7pm

Mar
11
Tue
THE DARJEELING LIMITED
March 11, 2014

Part of WES ANDERSON in 35mm

On the eve of the release of his eighth picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the Roxie is proud to present a survey of the work of Wes Anderson on 35mm.  Melding influences like Charles Schutlz, Francois Truffaut, and the Kinks (to name but a few), Anderson’s meticulous, gorgeous and often melancholy menageries of sight and sound have deeply influenced a generation of moviegoers.

DJ Natalie Portman

Tuesday, March 11

THE DARJEELING LIMITED

Literally and figuratively bruised from all sorts of personal and professional wounds, three brothers embark on a train trip across India on an attempt to bond with one another.  Starring Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson & Jason Schwartzman.  Written by Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola & Jason Schwartzman.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2006.  35mm. 91 mins.  7pm

 

 

Mar
12
Wed
FANTASTIC MR. FOX
March 12, 2014

Part of WES ANDERSON in 35mm

On the eve of the release of his eighth picture, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, the Roxie is proud to present a survey of the work of Wes Anderson on 35mm.  Melding influences like Charles Schutlz, Francois Truffaut, and the Kinks (to name but a few), Anderson’s meticulous, gorgeous and often melancholy menageries of sight and sound have deeply influenced a generation of moviegoers.

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Wednesday, March 12

FANTASTIC MR. FOX

A respectable newspaperman returns to his roots as a conniving thief to protect his community’s way of life.  You totally forgot how great this movie is, I personally guarantee you.  Starring George Clooney, Meryl Streep & Bill Murray.  Based on the book by Roald Dahl; screenplay by Wes Anderson & Noah Baumbach.  Dir: Wes Anderson.  2009.  35mm.  87 mins.  7pm