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Jan
6
Mon
SHANE CARRUTH: PRIMER/UPSTREAM COLOR
January 6, 2014

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On the strength of just two incredibly intimate, intricate and idiosyncratic feature films in ten years, writer/director/actor/composer Shane Carruth has undeniably established himself as an auteur on the bleeding edge of science fiction.

SHANE CARRUTH WILL JOIN US LIVE VIA SKYPE AFTER PRIMER AND BEFORE UPSTREAM COLOR TO DISCUSS BOTH FILMS!

PRIMER – By day, a group of small engineers work for a large corporation, and at night they unwind by conducting extracurricular experiments in their garage.  While tweaking their latest project, they accidentally discover it has some highly unexpected capabilities…ones that may enable them to do and gain anything they conceive.  Taking advantage of this opportunity will be the first challenge they face.  Dealing with the consequences could be their last.  7:15pm

UPSTREAM COLOR – Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged during a home invasion, drawing her into the unbreakable cycle of a mysterious presence that permeates the microscopic world.  Along the way, she finds another being – a familiar man, who is equally consumed by the larger force.  The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives. 9:30pm

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
31
Fri
24 EXPOSURES
January 31, 2014 - February 3, 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!

Combining the Vaseline-lensed sense and sexability of an early ‘90s Zalman King production with the DIY sex and sensibility of modern American Independent cinema, 24 EXPOSURES is Joe Swanberg’s deeply weird take on that stalwart genre of late night cable, the erotic thriller.  A fetish photographer with a wandering eye gets caught up in a murder investigation whelmed by a disturbed and depressed divorced Detective.

Feb
3
Mon
It’s Not You, It’s Me
It's Not You, It's Me
February 3, 2014
Writer & Director Nathan Ives in person! Serial commitment-phobe, Dave, is reeling from his decision to break up with his near perfect, now ex-girlfriend. As he tries to forget her, his battling inner voices come to life and cloud his mind with conflicting desires. Meanwhile, Carrie’s own disjointed inner voices push her to move on with someone less complicated. Sensing time is short, Dave embarks on a sincere and sometimes fumbled personal journey to conquer his fear of commitment. Digital. 2013.

Check out the recent Film Independent article on the tour of the film here

Feb
21
Fri
LOVE & AIR SEX
February 21, 2014 - February 28, 2014

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LOVE & AIR SEX

Friday, February 21 – Tuesday, February 25

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  

Friday 2/21 – Q&A with director Bryan Poyser and star Michael Stahl-David (CLOVERFIELD), featuring a live in-theater Air Sex demo by the reigning San Francisco champion.

Saturday 2/22 – Q&A with director Bryan Poyser and star Michael Stahl-David (CLOVERFIELD).

When broken-hearted Stan flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of “accidentally” running into his ex Cathy, he arrives to find their best friends Jeff and Cara in the middle of their own vicious breakup.  Before too long, battle lines are drawn – and with the Air Sex World Championship in town, anything can happen.  Dir: Bryan Posyer.  2013.  Digital. 91 mins.  Fri – Mon., 8pm & 10pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (2pm) & 4pm.  Tuesday at 9:15 pm only.

Mar
7
Fri
AWFUL NICE
AWFUL NICE
March 7, 2014 - March 13, 2014

Outrageous indie comedy directed by Jason Sklar starring Alex Rennie and James Pumphrey. Two belligerent brothers who haven’t seen each other in years are reunited for their father’s funeral (where they argue and tussle) and forced to travel (as they continue to argue and tussle) down to Branson Mo to redeem their inheritance: the family’s lake home. Upon arriving, they find that the house is in terrible condition, and worse-yet, they’ll have to fix it themselves before they can sell it and receive their money. What follows is a series of hilarious mishaps and costly misadventures where they break more than they fix but ultimately rebuild their strained relationship in the house they grew up in.

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
12
Wed
12 O’CLOCK BOYS
12 O'CLOCK BOYS
March 12, 2014 - March 19, 2014

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  The 12 O’CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore – popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic, the group impressively evades the hamstrung police.  In Lofty Nathan’s wild, dynamic new documentary, their stunning antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug – a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks.  Dir: Lofty Nathan.  2013. Digital.

Mar
20
Thu
BREADCRUMB TRAIL
March 20, 2014 - March 21, 2014

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Thursday, March 20- Friday, March 21

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! DIRECTOR LANCE BANGS & SLINT GUITARIST BRIAN MCMAHAN IN PERSON! Feature length documentary about the band Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. Throughout the 1980s, a group of friends in Louisville, Kentucky grew up forming bands, breaking up, and reforming in different configurations. They were playing hardcore shows at ages 10-12, touring with Samhain as 14 year olds, recording for Homestead as Squirelbait at age 15, then formed Slint in their late teens and recorded the classic album Spiderland before they were 21. They broke up before the album’s release, giving no interviews and vanishing into their own shadows. Two decades passed as filmmaker Lance Bangs assembled unseen footage of the teenagers writing and arranging Spiderland as well as the first on camera interviews with the band members and their contemporaries trying to decipher what they had been through. Featuring Slint, Steve Albini, Ian Mackaye, David Grubbs, David Yow, James Murphy and archival material from Will Oldham. Dir: Lance Bangs. 2014. Digital. Thursday at 7:15pm & 9:45pm and Friday at 9:30pm.