HANDS ON A HARD BODY
Monday, April 8 & Tuesday, April 9
NEW TRANSFER! In this legendary cult classic documentary, two dozen small-town Texans compete for a pick-up truck at a car dealership. The event is a contest of endurance and sleep deprivation – whoever can remain standing with one hand on the truck for the longest will be the one to drive it home. Capturing several days of lunacy, laughter and heartbreak, HANDS ON A HARD BODY is a remarkable study of competition and determination. Dir: RJ Binder. 1998. 96 mins. Digital. Nightly at 7pm & 9pm
House of Psychotic Women:
THE MAFU CAGE and THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA
Thursday, April 11
Kier-la Janisse’s “autobiographical topography of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films” is officially our favorite film book in a long, long time. In the book, anecdotes and memories interweave with film history, criticism, trivia and confrontational imagery to create a reflective personal history and examination of female madness — both onscreen and off. We’re very, very excited to present two more titles culled from the pages of her book (which will be available for sale during the show!).
THE MAFU CAGE – In one of the most compelling and uniquely dark films of the psychotic women subgenre, Ellen is an astronomer who lives with her feral sister Cissy in the large house left to them by their now-deceased anthropologist father. Hints at a past incestuous relationship illustrate why the bond between the two sisters is difficult to shake. When a co-worker courts Ellen, Cissy’s bubble is threatened and the interloper finds himself at the center of a violent sacrificial ceremony. Starring Lee Grant, Carol Kane & Will Greer. Dir: Karen Arthur. 1978. 35mm. 102 mins. 7:15pm
THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA – As Cinefamily put it “The most colorful trip about a waitress’ psychological disintegration into castration mania ever committed to celluloid!” Millie Perkins (who played the title role in 1959’s THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK) plays Molly, whose father was a seafaring man who molested her repeatedly as a child. She loves her father desperately even though she senses that what he is doing to her is wrong. As an adult she mythologizes him. She grows up to be an alcoholic, drinking excessively to quell the flashbacks that haunt her and living out a fantasy life in which she seduces and murders men. Stars Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman & Vanessa Brown. Dir: Matt Cimber. 1976. 35mm. 83 mins. 9pm
Rated: R Runtime: 240 mins.
The Roxie gives you THREE, count them THREE great events on April 5th! Our scheduled screenings at the Roxie and Little Roxie AND our offsite benefit ROCK SEE! with THEE OH SEES, SONNY AND THE SUNSETS, FUTURE TWIN and ASSATEAGUE at the VERDI CLUB!!! On April 5th at 7:30pm we’ll be teaming up with four of San Francisco’s finest lo-fi/garage bands at the historic Verdi Club to support the Roxie’s campaign to renovate and upgrade our smaller theater, the Little Roxie.
ROCK SEE! promises to be a memorable evening that merges music and movies with community and history. One theater and four bands all rooted in providing audiences with a unique, intimate, and mind-bending experience will come together to deliver just that. The event will celebrate the San Francisco Mission District neighborhood they all emerged from, while raising money to support one of the city’s last remaining independent cinemas. While many non-profit arts organizations are joining forces with corporate entities and developers, the ROXIE is partnering with members of San Francisco’s indie music community – THEE OH SEES, SONNY AND THE SUNSETS, FUTURE TWIN, and ASSATEAGUE to help raise the funds to continue supporting diverse, independent creative works not driven by financial interests. The evening will also include projections by indie filmmakers BARRY JENKINS, JIM GRANATO and more!
Roxie Member presale begin Tuesday February 26th
General Ticket sales begin Friday March 1st
Tickets are $25. Thanks to the the generous support of the bands, the filmmakers, and The Verdi Club all the proceeds go to the Roxie!
Doors at 7:30
Show begins at 8:30
Image design by Phil Pascuzzo
Friday, April 12 – Thursday, April 25
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! Over thirty years after the release of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING, viewers are still struggling to understand its hidden meanings. Beyond loving or hating the movie, live the ardent fans who are convinced they have decoded THE SHINING’s secret messages regarding genocide, government conspiracy and the nightmare that we call history. Rodney Ascher’s ROOM 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with the fans and scholars who espouse these theories, spotlighting five devotees of the film with wildly different ideas about it’s true meaning. Dir: Rodney Ascher. 2012. Digital. 102 mins.
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! Like Alice in a brutally violent wonderland, Ray Saxx, Jr. wakes up trapped in K-11, a very unique part of the LA County prison system. He has no idea how he got there, but he knows he has to get out. To do that, Ray must navigate through a maze of drug-addled transvestite-criminal politics with obstacles at every turn. Dir: Jules Stewart. Starring Goran Visnjic, Kate del Castillo & Portia Doubleday. 2013. Digital. 90 mins. Nightly at 7pm & 9pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (3pm) & 5pm.
SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME
Friday, March 22 – Thursday, March 28
NICK OFFERMAN IN PERSON SATURDAY, MARCH 23! Epic in scope and remarkably intimate in execution, Bob Byington’s SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME is a hysterical and genuinely touching new comedy that skips through 35 years of Max Youngblood, his best (and only) friend Sal, and the woman they both adore. As they stumble in and out of misguided relationships, Max never ages, holding on to a mysterious briefcase that may or may not contain the secret to life. Starring Keith Poulson, Nick Offerman, Jess Weixler and Kate Lyn Sheil. Dir: Bob Byington. 2012. Digital. 84 mins. Nightly at 7pm & 9pm, plus Sat. & Sun. at (3pm)
Wednesday, March 27
FILMMAKERS IN PERSON! SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY GOH NAKAMURA and YEA MING!In this sequel to the beloved SURROGATE VALENTINE, Goh starts to find commercial success when a song gets licensed for a national commercial. With newfound fame, an upcoming national tour and a decision to settle down in LA with his long-distance girlfriend, Goh is devastated when he gets dumped on skype the night before the big move. To further complicate matters, he reconnects with an old flame, but finds himself drawn toward another musician he meets at a going-away party. Determined to clear his head through a road trip with his cousin, but one thing leads to another and he’s forced to face his romantic issues on his own. Dir: Dave Boyle. Starring Goh Nakamura, Yea-Ming, Ayako Fujitani, Lynn Chenn and Michael Aki. 2012. Digital. 75 mins. 7:30pm
Civilization and its discontents. Paul, an actor preparing for “Uncle Vanya” on Broadway, is mired in ennui. His agent tells him about an office where he can put his soul in storage. He does so then discovers that being soulless helps neither his acting nor his marriage; he returns to the office and rents, for two weeks, the soul of a Russian poet. His acting improves, but his wife finds him different, he sees bits of the borrowed soul’s life, and he’s now deep in sorrow. He wants his own soul back, but there are complications: it’s in St. Petersburg. With the help of Nina, a Russian who transports souls to the U.S., he determines to get it back. Who has he become? Written by <email@example.com>
Rated: n/a Runtime: 120min
The Food & Farm Film Fest offers a place for the food and art worlds of San Francisco to collide. We’re in this to have fun, as well as ask tough questions about our food system. We want this festival to be a celebration of food and farming and film, as well as a challenge to our ideas about how we think about food and farms. The result will be delicious and entertaining, and we hope to see you at the theater.
All Films are presented with food pairings!
Friday, March 29, 7:00pm
Trattoria is the fictional (but oh so close to home) story of a chef launching a new restaurant in San Francisco. Paired with a bite by Delfina and followed by our opening night celebration at Four Barrel. Ticket includes the film & celebration. Buy Tickets!
Saturday, March 30, 1:00pm
We couldn’t resist including this kids’ classic food movie in our line-up. Join a young rat as he pursues his culinary ambitions in Paris, and learn everything you need to know about food, friendship, and art. Buy Tickets!
Food, Justice & Art: Shorts Program
Saturday, March 30, 4:00pm
Co-Presented By SPUR. For this special program, we brought together ten of the incredible short films we found this year, exploring rooftop farming, workers’ rights, and the poetry of gardening. The program will be followed by a discussion featuring local leaders and activists. Buy Tickets!
Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothers (1980)
Saturday, March 30, 7:00pm
Join us for a retro romp through late 1970?s Bay Area food culture with filmmaker Les Blank. Alice Waters, whose Bastille Day garlic festival at Chez Panisse is profiled in the film, will be on hand to offer her thoughts on the past, present, and future of Bay Area food culture. Of course the food pairing will feature the stinking rose (restaurant partner coming soon)! Buy Tickets!
Betting the Farm (2012)
Sunday, March 31, 4:00pm
Ten Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to save their farms. Can they put up with each other long enough to make it work? A gripping documentary showing what it takes to be a farmer in the 21st century, followed by a peek into the California dairy industry with the Marin Agricultural Land Trust and local dairy farmers. Buy Tickets!
The Last Shepherd (L’Ultimo Pastore) (2012)
Sunday, March 31, 7:00pm
The incredible true story of Renato Zucchelli, a travelling shepherd guiding his sheep from their mountain pastures into the heart of Milan, capturing the heart of the city with only his sheep and the power of imagination. The Last Shepherd is a soulful film about a true original, and gives an inspiring and hopeful end to the festival. Buy Tickets!
Get your All Access Festival Pass here! Only $95 for ALL films and food pairing and the opening night PARTY at Four Barrel!
For more information about the festival and all of the films visit: foodandfarmfilms.com