Calendar

March – December 2014

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
15
Tue
Uptown Almanac’s Locally-Sourced Pop-Up Comedy Night
April 15, 2014

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Tuesday, April 15

Another round of local comedy comes to the Roxie, with free beer from Pabst Blue Ribbon!
Comics include: Chris Garcia, Matt Morales, Jules Posner, Drew Platt, Nicole Calasich, Jane Harrison.

Hosted by Sean Keane

$7

Apr
26
Sat
RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE
April 26, 2014


BENEFIT FOR EL TECOLOTE NEWSPAPER

Co-presented by Acción Latina & Colectivo Cinema Errante

The film will be introduced by: Rosalío Muñoz, co-chair of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles; Dr. Félix Gutiérrez, professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism; Ernesto B. Vigil, member of the Crusade for Justice from 1968–1981; Ricardo Lopez, advisor and Associate Producer of the film; Camille Taiara, journalist.

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It was the era of the Brown Berets and Vietnam War protests, and cops had already warned L.A. Times journalist Rubén Salazar to “stop stirring up the Mexicans” with his coverage of police brutality, frame-ups and extra-judicial killings. Weeks later, Salazar met his early demise at the Silver Dollar Bar in East L.A., after a Sheriff’s deputy fired a 10-inch teargas projectile at his head. Rubén Salazar: Man in the Middle, a new documentary about this little-known Mexican-American protagonist, is as much about a generation’s rite-of-passage from assimilationism to Chicanismo as it is about Salazar’s journalistic legacy and suspicious death. Director Phillip Rodriguez uses stock film footage alongside old photographs and interviews with Salazar colleagues, family, friends and other key personalities to reconstruct the story of Rubén Salazar. (Camille T. Taiara)

Co-sponsors: CCSF Journalism Department, SFSU Latina/o Studies Department, Rock en Rebelión (KPFA), Pájaro Latinoamericano (KPOO), Andanzas (KPOO)

 

May
28
Wed
THE DINNER PARTY III
May 28, 2014

Wednesday,    May 28.         6:30pm.         The Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa)

The Dinner Party is a celebratory evening to help support the The Roxie Theater. You will enjoy a beautiful meal, Prohibition-era inspired cocktails, live music, an exciting live auction and more!

This year’s benefit features our Annual  LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION! Awards for extraordinary contributions to the field of independent film and service to the film community.

Honoring:

LOURDES2  LOURDES PORTILLO,  Karen Larsen  KAREN LARSEN  & 

WEBER  BILL WEBER

You’ll find more about each of this year’s honorees here.

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Reserve your tickets now!

GENERAL tickets
$275 single
$400 couple

FILMMAKERS/ARTISTS tickets
$150 single
$200 couple

Get a whole table for $2,500

We cannot attend, but wish to contribute

Host Committee:
Jane Reed, Owsley Brown, Diana Fuller, Isabel Fondevila, Dayna Goldfine, Dan Geller, Berry Minott, Ted Hope, Vanessa Hope, Sam Mogannam, Ivan Jaigirdar.

Honorary Committee:
Alice Waters, Eleanor Coppola, Jeffrey Friedman, Gail Silva, Rachel Caplan, Deborah Kaufman, Alan Snitow, Rob Epstein, Janis Plotkin, Linda Blackaby, John Waters, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jesse Moss, Adam Kecker, Jason Wolos, Dawn Rich.

Board of Directors:
Steve Seid, Alan Holt, Steven Dixon, Gary Schultz, Diana Fuller, Jane Reed, Owsley Brown, Keith Cowling, Susannah Robbins.

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The Roxie is the oldest continually operating theater in the country; turning 100 in 2009. It has been functioning as an independent art house theater since the 1970s, showing the best of art, music, foreign and documentary films. In 2009, the Roxie became a certified 501c (3) non-profit. The Roxie is deeply committed to providing diverse audiences with affordable access to cutting-edge new works, vital and forgotten older titles, and fiercely independent and socially conscious programming in an inspiring environment.

Please consider offering your support by attending our special event, or donating to our efforts. Save a seat or reserve a table today!

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For further information, please contact Isabel Fondevila at 415.431.3611 or isabel@roxie.com

Dec
19
Fri
A COPPOLA FAMILY AFFAIR
December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014
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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse
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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
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Apocalypse Now
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The Virgin Suicides
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Palo Alto

A truly unique weekend long tribute to the Coppola Family. The Roxie is honored to show movies directed and produced by Francis Ford, Eleanor, Sofia, Roman and Gia.

All proceeds benefit the Roxie!

IN PERSON:

Richard Beggs, Walter Murch, Eleanor Coppola, Roman Coppola, Gia Coppola. 

ADDITIONAL APPEARANCES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS CONFIRMED

 James Franco is no longer able to appear in person. Our apologies. 

Friday, December 19

5:30 Pre-Apocalypse Now Roxie Benefit Party

7:30 Award-winning Sound Designers Richard Beggs and Walter Murch (also film editor) in conversation with Jim McKee
8:00 Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now

Saturday, December 20

2:00 Roman Coppola in conversation
with Michael Fox
2:30 Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

4:45 Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides
Preceded by The Making of The Virgin Suicides by Eleanor Coppola

7:30 Eleanor Coppola in conversation
with Michael Fox
8:00 Eleanor Coppola’s Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse

Sunday, December 21

4:00 Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto
Q&A afterwards with Gia Coppola
Moderated by Cheryl Eddy
(SOLD OUT ONLINE)

7:00 Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now
December 19, 2014 - December 21, 2014

apocalypse-now-still-9clip_image003_0000On Friday, December 19, the film will be preceded by a conversation with Academy Award Winning Sound Designers Richard Beggs and Walter Murch (also nominated as editor) moderated by Jim McKee.

This event is part of “A Coppola Family Affair” ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ROXIE!

In the estimation of many, it is one of the greatest films ever made. Legends have grown up around it. At the 1979 Cannes press conference, the filmmaker famously announced “My film is not about Vietnam. My film is Vietnam.” Apocalypse Now adapts the Joseph Conrad novella Heart of Darkness to depict the war as a descent into primal madness. Capt. Willard (Martin Sheen), already on the edge, is assigned to find and deal with AWOL Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando), rumored to have set himself up in the Cambodian jungle as a local, lethal god. Apocalypse Now became a substantial hit and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Duvall’s psychotic Kilgore, and Best Screenplay. It won Oscars for sound and cinematography.”A film of pure sensation, dazzling audiences with light and noise, laying bare the stark horror – and unimaginable thrill – of combat.”- Tom Huddleston, Time Out . – WUD Film. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola & John Milius. Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. Editor: Walter Murch. Sound Designers: Richard Beggs, Walter Murch, Mark Berger  and Nathan Boxer. With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford & Scott Glenn.

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. 153 min.  1979. U.S.A.

 

About Richard Beggs

Richard Beggs, sound designer and re-recording mixer, has worked in his career with directors like Francis Coppola, Ivan Reitman, Mel Brooks, Barry Levinson, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, and Alfonso Cuarón, among others.

He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for Apocalypse Now (1979) and has received many Golden Reel Award nominations as sound designer and mixer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Children of Men (2006).

Beggs teaches film sound at the California College of the Arts, he is an associate fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, and sits on the board of directors of the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

Trained as a painter, Beggs received a B.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. He exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and at Oakland Museum of California. A native San Franciscan (1942), Beggs has his sound studio at the San Francisco Film Centre in the Presidio of San Francisco.

About Walter Murch

Walter Murch has been editing sound in Hollywood since starting on Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Rain People (1969). He edited sound on American Graffiti (1973) and The Godfather: Part II (1974), won his first Academy Award nomination for The Conversation (1974), won his first Oscar for Apocalypse Now (1979), and won an unprecedented double Oscar for sound and film editing for his work on The English Patient (1996). He helped reconstruct Touch of Evil (1958) to Orson Welles’ original notes, and edited The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). Mr. Murch was, along with George Lucas and Francis Coppola, a founding member of northern California cinema. Mr. Murch has directed — Return to Oz (1985) — and longs to do so again, but as an editor and sound man he is one of the few universally acknowledged masters in his field. For his work on the film “Apocolypse Now”, Walter coined the term “Sound Designer”, and along with colleagues such as Ben Burtt, helped to elevate the art and impact of film sound to a new level.

About Jim McKee

Sound designer, composer, engineer and technical producer, Jim works in collaboration with playwrights, radio producers, filmmakers, performance artists and product designers. His experience includes mixing and sound design for stage, dance, feature films, national broadcast television, radio, commercial and drama, research and production for interactive media.  Most recent works for radio include Ferlinghetti; Open Eye, Open Mind with Bay Area Drama Drama, and the Kitchen Sisters The Hidden World of Girls for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. For video; Chrysopylae an installation by Doug Hall with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Goldn Gate Bridge, Lou Harrison: A World of Music by Eva Soltes, Venice Under Water by Chip Lord, and 1 Plus 1 Plus 1 – Sympathy for the Decay by Ilppo Pohjola in cluding a live performance with Pekka Lappi. Recent feature films include Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, and Hog’s Tooth by Olek Lyzwanski. Interactive work includes sonicification of Facebook and a six screen and speaker App, Walk-In Theater for iPad by Rachel Strickland and Eric Gould Bear.

Pre-Apocalypse Now Roxie Benefit Party
December 19, 2014

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Join us for a very special evening
A Coppola Family Affair at the Roxie Theater

Friday, December 19, 2014

Pre-“Apocalypse Now” Roxie Benefit Party
5:30 PM

Meet us at the Little Roxie for wine, micro-brews, signature drink and local bites
Special Guests: Richard Beggs, Academy Award Winner (Best Sound Design, Apocalypse Now) and Walter Murch Academy Award Winner (Best Sound Design, Apocalypse Now) and Nominated as Film Editor.

Apocalypse Now
at the historic BIG Roxie

A conversation with Richard Beggs (moderated by Jim McKee)
7:30 PM
Apocalypse Now Screening
8:00 PM

Tickets to Benefit Party and Screening – $50.00
Space Limited.
Can’t attend but want to support the Roxie? Click here to donate

About Richard Beggs

Richard Beggs, sound designer and re-recording mixer, has worked in his career with directors like Francis Coppola, Ivan Reitman, Mel Brooks, Barry Levinson, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, and Alfonso Cuarón, among others.

He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for Apocalypse Now (1979) and has received many Golden Reel Award nominations as sound designer and mixer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), Children of Men (2006).

Beggs teaches film sound at the California College of the Arts, he is an associate fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, and sits on the board of directors of the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

Trained as a painter, Beggs received a B.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute and an M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts. He exhibited at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and at Oakland Museum of California. A native San Franciscan (1942), Beggs has his sound studio at the San Francisco Film Centre in the Presidio of San Francisco.

About Jim McKee

Sound designer, composer, engineer and technical producer, Jim works in collaboration with playwrights, radio producers, filmmakers, performance artists and product designers. His experience includes mixing and sound design for stage, dance, feature films, national broadcast television, radio, commercial and drama, research and production for interactive media.  Most recent works for radio include Ferlinghetti; Open Eye, Open Mind with Bay Area Drama Drama, and the Kitchen Sisters The Hidden World of Girls for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. For video; Chrysopylae an installation by Doug Hall with cellist Joan Jeanrenaud, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Goldn Gate Bridge, Lou Harrison: A World of Music by Eva Soltes, Venice Under Water by Chip Lord, and 1 Plus 1 Plus 1 – Sympathy for the Decay by Ilppo Pohjola in cluding a live performance with Pekka Lappi. Recent feature films include Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, and Hog’s Tooth by Olek Lyzwanski. Interactive work includes sonicification of Facebook and a six screen and speaker App, Walk-In Theater for iPad by Rachel Strickland and Eric Gould Bear.

 

 

Dec
20
Sat
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
December 20, 2014

charles-swan-iii-04 A-Glimpse-Inside-the-Mind-cap2 2:00 pm Roman Coppola in conversation with Michael Fox

2:30 pm Screening

This eccentric and little-seen film is chock full of star power, weird fashion, and non-stop Charlie Sheen. Winning!

Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates- Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?

Directed by Roman Coppola. 87min.  2012. U.S.A.