December 2013 – December 2014
Put off Christmas shopping for one more day and join us for this double-feature of sleaze, violence and half-assed religion courtesy of our friends at Grindhouse Releasing!
GONE WITH THE POPE – Paul (Duke Michell – “the Italian Rudy Ray Moore”) is a gangster with an unbeatable scheme: kidnap the Pope and collect a dollar from every Catholic in the world. Shot in 1975, it was miraculously completed in 2010.
AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL – A Vietnam vet travels to Israel and hooks up with a swingin’ trio for some pants fun. Then they all get attacked by mimes with machine guns! And then they flee to an empty island! And they bring a goat! And when they wake up, their boat and goat are gone! AND THE ISLAND IS SURROUNDED BY BLOOD THIRSTY SHARKS!
With the purchase of one ticket you get to enjoy a nightlong double feature!
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
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES PIZZA PARTY!!!
Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9
ENCORE SECOND SHOW ADDED! SUNDAY PIZZA PARTY MATINEE!!! KIDS WELCOME!
We do lots of things at the Roxie – premieres of the most cutting edge modern independent cinema, staggeringly comprehensive surveys of maligned genres, sensory-blasting parties, boundary-pushing film festivals – but until now, one important ingredient has escaped our mix: totally tubular all-night pizza parties! WELL WE’RE GOING TO FIX THAT IN THE MOST RADICAL WAY POSSIBLE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 8!
Join us for a night of pizza, photo booths, costume contests, drinks, and those heroes-in-a-half-shell themselves: Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo and Leonardo! Fun starts at 7:30pm! Your ticket includes ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA (Vegan ‘za, too, brah!)
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles join forces with newscaster babe April O’Neill and unhinged vigilante Casey Jones to fight Shredder and his Foot Clan to save their mentor. I mean, what else do you need to know? It’s right there in the goddamned title. Starring Corey Feldman, Judith Hoag & Elias Coteas. Dir: Steve Barron. 1990. 35mm. 93 mins. 8pm, plus Sun. at 2:15pm
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II: THE SECRET OF THE OOZE
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still love pizza and still hate Shredder, who wants to get his hands on the Ooze to make an army of (evil) mutants. Again, it’s all right there in the title. This is the one with Vanilla Ice. Starring Brian Tochi, Paige Turco & Francois Chau. Dir: Michael Pressman. 1991. 35mm. 88 mins. ~9:45pm, plus Sun. at 4pm
Thanks to Cary Silvera/Warner Brothers, Chewy/Escape from New York Pizza, Phil Blankenship & Bryan Satalino!
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.
Saturday, March 8
Co-Presented by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS!
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
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
Join us Friday, November 28th for a one-night-only screening of two classic Wes Anderson films, Rushmore and the Royal Tenenbaums, both shown in glorious 35mm. Presented by Spoke Art gallery, this special event closes out their month long Wes Anderson themed art exhibit, on view at their Sutter street gallery from November 1st – 22nd.
A selection of limited edition posters will be available for purchase at this event.
Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he’s not doing well in any of his classes, but where he’s the king of extracurricular activities – from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there’s very little after school he doesn’t do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he’s on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max’s fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film.
Staring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams
Directed by Wes Anderson, 93min. 1998, U.S.A.
Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family.
Staring: Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bens Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Orwen Wilson, Bill Murray…
Directed by Wes Anderson, 110min. 2001, U.S.A
After a four-day run from November 14-17 that produced sold-out, turn-away business from patrons who could not get enough of the Roxie Theatre’s offering of rare, classic French film noir, festival co-programmers (Elliot Lavine and Don Malcolm) are pleased to announce that a special engagement of audience favorites will be re-screened at the Roxie beginning on Saturday, December 13.
As a “Christmas valentine” for the patrons who stood in line to see these films in November, a special “Noel noir,” the 1962 thriller LE MONTE-CHARGE (aka PARIS PICKUP), featuring festival favorite Robert Hossein (HIGHWAY PICKUP, BLONDE IN A WHITE CAR) will be screened at 7:00pm on Saturday the 13th.
LE MONTE-CHARGE, which is set on Christmas Eve, is the perfect way for French noir fans to get another glimpse into what is a treasure trove of dark, twist-laden films that Malcolm and Lavine plan to bring to the Roxie screen during 2015.
LE MONTE-CHARGE will screen that evening with hands-down festival favorite HIGHWAY PICKUP (aka CHAIR DE POULE), which also features Hossein, the breakout star of the festival.
In addition to HIGHWAY PICKUP, the “crème de la crème” reprise for THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT will feature Henri-Georges Clouzot’s powerful 1960 noir melodrama LA VÉRITÉ (aka THE TRUTH), starring timeless screen legend Brigitte Bardot.
Also back are the dynamic, nocturnal WITNESS IN THE CITY (aka UN TÉMOIN DANS LA VILLE), with a towering performance from Lino Ventura, and the deliciously twisty KISS FOR A KILLER (aka UNE MANCHE ET LA BELLE), done as only the French can do up a James M. Cain-like tale of lust and murder.
A fifth film, the surreal and incendiary I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVES, which mesmerized the audience on the final night of the festival run, will also receive two additional screenings.
Do not miss your opportunity to see the “crème de la crème” of these French noir rediscoveries before they disappear into the night—just like a mysterious femme fatale…
*All screenings are Double Features
Saturday December 13
Sunday December 14
Monday December 15
Tuesday, December 16
Wednesday, December 17
Thursday, December 18