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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.

moonrise-kingdom

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


RiCH KiDS

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

 

Wes Anderson Much Smaller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

royal3

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.

fantastic_mr_fox_movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Mar
22
Sat
Future Filmmakers: SOTA Media Showcase and Benefit
March 22, 2014

SOTA_ROXIE_web_2Representing the only free and public, performing- and visual-arts high school in San Francisco, the Media (Film/Video) Department at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts has been dedicated, for over 20 years, to cultivating innovators and experimentors, cinematic visionaries who work across genres to create short narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental films.

Using a number of methods and techniques, articulating personally and socially relevant content utilizing the classroom, school, and the greater Bay Area as both location and inspiration, these diverse shorts will challenge your preconceptions of “the student film.” This program will showcase a variety of youth works from the past 10 years–written, directed, shot, and edited entirely by high-school students –and will raise money for the department’s upcoming class trip to New York City.

Mar
26
Wed
I WAKE UP DREAMING 2014 BENEFIT
March 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

ROXIE THEATER TO STAGE 1st EVER “I WAKE UP DREAMING” FILM NOIR BENEFIT FUNDRAISER ON MARCH 26

Since 1990 Elliot Lavine and the Roxie have been programming the best film noir festivals to be found in the Bay Area. Whether unearthing scores of rare and unusual poverty row B noirs or providing classic noirs like OUT OF THE PAST, KISS ME DEADLY, THE NAKED KISS, and BLAST OF SILENCE an opportunity for extended revival premieres, the Roxie has always led the way in adventurous, risk-taking film noir programming.

This May, the Roxie will once again present Lavine’s annual I WAKE UP DREAMING festival of noir and it promises to be one the strongest lineups in recent memory. A whopping THIRTY films will be shown over a ten day period – Friday, May 16 through Sunday, May 25 – that span the spectrum of pre-code crime, proto-noir, full-on film noir, and even a smattering of post-noir. The exact details of this year’s I WAKE UP DREAMING lineup will be announced at the Roxie’s first ever benefit fundraiser specifically dedicated to assisting financially with the ever-increasing fiscal hurdles facing independent repertory theaters all across America.

IWUD 2014 poster _300On Wednesday, March 26 the Roxie will present this incredible once-in-a-lifetime event to help inaugurate yet another great season of noir programming: a benefit fundraiser and our star headliner of the evening will be none other than Dayna Swoonz, the popular West Oakland songbird whose sultry blend of simmering r&b and electronic beats are being enjoyed in clubs around the East Bay and the City! We’ll also be selling / auctioning off incredible vintage Roxie film noir memorabilia as well as unveiling our brand new full-color I WAKE UP DREAMING 2014 poster, utilizing a smashing image from local artist Mark Stock, whose expressive hyper-realistic paintings (many with noir themes) have become the talk of the art world. Mr. Stock has an exhibit set to open May 1 at Modernism in San Francisco and will be present at the benefit to sign copies of this new poster on the 26th!

ADDITIONALLY, we will be having a 16mm screening of one of the rarest poverty row B noirs of all time  – THE ARGYLE SECRETS. Released in 1948 and directed by the cultish Cyril Endfield (TRY AND GET ME, THE UNDERWORLD STORY), the film stars William Gargan, Marjorie Lord, and Barbara Billingsley. To the best of our knowledge it has not screened locally since its release 66 years ago!

Check out this excellent review of THE ARGYLE SECRETS by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum in the Chicago Reader from January 1993. The appearance of this film at the Roxie is just yet another example of the lengths the Roxie will go to provide San Francisco with the best in rare rediscovered film noir!

THE ARGYLE SECRETS

THE ARGYLE SECRETS

This promises to be a night to remember for noir enthusiasts all over the Bay Area and will go a long way toward assuring film lovers that repertory film is not only alive and well at the Roxie, but thriving as well.

All money raised on this night will go toward the continuance of this kind of repertory film programming, the kind that has made the name Roxie synonymous with exceptional, quality film programming.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm with entertainment, refreshments, auctions and poster signings. Our screening of THE ARGYLE SECRETS will begin at approximately 8:00. A late screening of the 1949 noir classic D.O.A. will follow at approx. 9:30.

Tickets for this amazing event are $25 in advance or at the door.

The Roxie continues to lead the way in adventurous repertory film programming, and Elliot Lavine’s Annual “I Wake Up Dreaming” Film Noir Festival is a sterling example of this. But in order to insure this type of programming thrives, we need your generous support. Please find it in your noir heart to make your much appreciated donation!

Apr
3
Thu
Synesthesia Film Festival: Screening #1
Synesthesia Film Festival: Screening #1
April 3, 2014

Screening #1!

Thursday, April 3

The Synesthesia Film Festival is a once a month showing of the coolest short films from around the world, sponsored by the The Film Clubs. The goal is to bring an eclectic mix of filmmakers together to mingle, share ideas, and collaborate on projects. The festival happens the first Thursday of every month from 7-9 PM.  Tickets are $7. Following the screening will be an after party down the street where we will announce the Winners of the Audience Choice Award.

To learn more go to www.synesthesiafilmfestival.com

Apr
9
Wed
ARAB SHORTS #1
April 9, 2014

A New International Short Film Series presented by the Arab Film Festival, Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short films. In its focus are current works that mirror the diversity of the Arab world bringing the best short films to our Northern Californian audiences.

Wednesday, April 9: Children of God, Lipstick, Children of War, Happy Birthday, War Canister, Saleh Cafe, The Famous Jafar Asan Aboud, Sabbat el Aid (In my Shoes), Jasmenco

Visit the AFF’s website  for full programming information.

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