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Mar
21
Fri
LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME
LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME
March 21, 2014

LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME 

Friday, March 21

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  FILMMAKER IN PERSON!   What does Jackass, Pavement, Earl Sweatshirt and Elliot Smith have in common?  That would be Portland, Oregon-based Lance Bangs, a filmmaker who has a hand in everything cool from the last 25 years, basically.  Since we already have him here with his totally awesome new documentary about Slint (BREADCRUMB TRAIL, screening 3/20), we’re taking this opportunity to take a peak inside his archives!  Lance will be screening music videos, documentary excerpts, short films, concert footage, and experimental collaborations ranging from iconic bursts of pop culture to rarer unreleased pieces.  Among the subjects:  The Arcade Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Cat Power, Earl Sweatshirt, Ghostface Killah, Guided By Voices, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Menomena, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nirvana, No Age, R.E.M., RZA, The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, Elliott Smith,  Sonic Youth, The White Stripes, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.  7:30pm, Digital, 100 mins.

Watch his video for Belle & Sebastian, “Dirty Daydream #2″:

BELLE & SEBASTIAN – DIRTY DREAM #2 from Lance Bangs on Vimeo.

Mar
22
Sat
WILLIAM SHATNER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: WRATH OF FILM CULT
March 22, 2014

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WILLIAM SHATNER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

Co-Presented by the Vortex Room!

Saturday, March 22

Join FILM CULT for a five-hour mission at the ROXIE THEATER to celebrate Canada’s finest, WILLIAM SHATNER, turning 83! Party with a Film Cult Triple BILL presented by your favorite interstellar hostess, KLINGON VANNA WHITE (Speakeasily, Vortesque)! Shat-Shorts before Features! Boldly get “SHAT-faced”!

THE HORROR AT 37,000 FEET
Will Shatner’s drunken, cynical ex-priest be able to save a celeb-filled passenger flight from Death-By-Satanic-Relic? Get onboard the Shatner Birthday Party Plane to find out! 16mm film projection! Starring William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen & Tammy Grimes. Dir: David Lowell Rich. 1973. 16mm. 7pm.

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
The shout that was heard across the universe…join us for The Greatest Space Revenge Movie of All Time! Presented in Shatacular 35mm! Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley & Ricardo Montalban. Dir: Nicholas Meyer. 1982. 35mm. 113 mins. 9:30pm.

IMPULSE
Shatner boldly takes his acting to strange new dimensions as a paranoid and pimped out conman/gigolo/literal ladykiller in the mutherfuckinest of all Midnight Movies! In Shocking 35mm! Starring William Shatner, Ruth Roman, Jennifer Bishop & Harold Sakata. Dir: William Grefe. 1974. MIDNIGHT.

“CADET SPECIAL”: SINGLE FEATURE ADMISSION $9
“CAPTAIN’S PACKAGE”: SEE ALL 3 FULL-LENGTH FEATURES FOR $20

Apr
4
Fri
IT FELT LIKE LOVE
April 4, 2014 - April 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! SKYPE Q&A w/ FILMMAKER ELIZA HITTMAN on MONDAY, APRIL 7!

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In the middle of an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, Lila, a lonely fourteen-year-old from Gravesend, turns her attentions to Sammy, an older thug she sees at Rockaway beach. Wanting something to brag about, she weaves a story about him and becomes fixated on seeing it realized. When her attempts fail, she propels the lie even further, claiming they’ve had sex. During her sexual quest, Lila turns from predator to prey. IT FELT LIKE LOVE captures the confusing emotions and developing identity of an adolescent girl that explores what could euphemistically be called love. Starring Gina Piersanti. Directed by Eliza Hittman. 2013. Digital.

Apr
7
Mon
CHILD’S POSE (Pozitia copilului)
April 7, 2014 - April 15, 2014

Winner of the Golden Bear, grand prize at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival!

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 “A fascinating, troubling portrait of maternal anxiety at its most smotheringly neurotic.”
- Washington Post

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“Searing… …an engrossing character study and a biting social statement that works on so many levels, it’s hard to separate them all.”San Francisco Chronicle

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Călin Peter Netzer’s sharply crafted CHILD’S POSE pivots on a riveting performance by Luminita Gheorghiu (Best Supporting Actress, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Los Angeles Film Critics) as a steely, well-to-do Bucharest architect determined to keep her 30-something deadbeat son out of jail after a deadly car crash. How far will she go to convince the police, eyewitnesses and even the victim’s family that her son was not recklessly speeding? A spellbinding drama of social commentary and psychological realism, this caustic look into the corrupt heart of the Eastern European bourgeoisie twists into a brilliantly ambiguous study of obsessive motherly love. The Official Romanian Entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards. Digital. 2013.

“Perversely engrossing thanks to Gheorghiu’s performance as the queen of denial.- Newsday

“A tour-de-force performance from Gheorghiu” – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader 

 

Apr
20
Sun
HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE
April 20, 2014
Sunday, April 20 at 4:20pm
 
Co-presented by SF IndieFest
 
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Easter Sunday and some…other…celebrated…day…we…can’t…quite…remember converge this year, and to celebrate, we’re presenting the timeless story of a neglected boy sent to magic school to learn to be the best wizard of them all. PLEASE NOTE: A spell was cast onto the soundtrack, and now it’s something magically different for this screening. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Richard Harris & Maggie Smith. Dir: Christopher Columbus. 2001. Digital. 152 mins.Ages 18+ only!
May
16
Fri
I WAKE UP DREAMING 2014
May 16, 2014 - May 25, 2014

Read about exciting new ways you can actually WAKE UP DREAMING!!

DARK TREASURES FROM THE WARNER ARCHIVE!!

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Ten sensational days and nights of pre-code crime, proto-noir, and film noir featuring thirty classics and curios spanning the years 1932 to 1965. These incredible films have been pulled from the vaults of the Warner Archive and programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine. This year’s I WAKE UP DREAMING cavalcade will be the first ever presented entirely in DIGITAL. The Roxie Theater boasts one of the most outstanding digital projection systems in San Francisco and these specially prepared and supervised digital transfers are guaranteed to look astonishing on the big screen — where they belong! I WAKE UP DREAMING is committed to the idea that classic motion pictures are best viewed on a big screen in a large dark room full of complete strangers. It is our hope that programmers and exhibitors everywhere will explore the seemingly limitless number of films now available to movie theaters in the digital format. ————————– THE-UNFAITHFUL

Friday, May 16 STRANGER ON THE 3rd FLOOR (1940) 64 mins. 6:30 and 9:50 with THE UNSUSPECTED (1947) 103 mins. 8:00 only!

Saturday, May 17 Afternoon Program: LOVE IS A RACKET (1932) 72 mins. 2:00 with LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT (1933) 69 mins. 3:30

Evening Program: NORA PRENTISS (1947) 111 mins. 5:15 and 9:45 with THE UNFAITHFUL (1947) 109 mins. 7:30 only!

Sunday, May 18 Afternoon Program: ANGELS IN DISGUISE (1948) 63 mins. 2:00 with FALL GUY (1947) 64 mins. 3:15 and WHEN STRANGERS MARRY (1944) 66 mins. 4:30

Evening Program: THE LOCKET (1946) 86 mins.  8:00 only! with THE WINDOW (1949) 73 mins. 6:30 and 9:45

Monday, May 19 20,000 YEARS IN SING SING (1932)  78 mins. 8:00 only! with TWO SECONDS (1932) 68 mins. 6:30 and 9:40

Tuesday, May 20 TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY (1951) 90 mins.  8:00 only! with A WOMAN’S SECRET (1949) 85 mins. 6:15 and 9:45

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Wednesday, May 21 SPLIT SECOND (1953) 85 mins. 8:00 only! with EXPERIMENT ALCATRAZ (1950) 57 mins. 6:40 and 9:45

Thursday, May 22 HIGHWAY 301 (1950) 83 mins. 8:00 only! with DEATH IN SMALL DOSES (1957) 79 mins. 6:15 and 9:45

Friday, May 23 THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND (1960) 101 mins. 8:15 only! with AL CAPONE (1959) 104 mins. 6:00 and 10:15

Saturday, May 24 Afternoon Program: MIRACLES FOR SALE (1939) 71 mins. 1:30 with GRAND CENTRAL MURDER (1942) 73 mins. 2:50 and BUNCO SQUAD (1950) 67 mins. 4:20

Evening Program: WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (1956) 100 mins. 7:45 only! with BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT (1956) 80 mins. 6:00 and 9:50

Sunday, May 25 Afternoon Program: TWO ON A GUILLOTINE (1965) 107 mins. 3:00 with THE HYPNOTIC EYE (1960) 79 mins. 1:30

Evening Program: THE COUCH (1962) 100 mins.  5:30 and 10:00 with BRAINSTORM (1965) 114 mins.  7:45 only!

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Read more about the I WAKE UP DREAMING festival and its colorful history at the Roxie!

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STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR / THE UNSUSPECTED
May 16, 2014

STRANGER ON THE 3rd FLOOR

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After an ambitious newspaper reporter’s testimony sends a hapless cabbie to death row for a murder he didn’t commit, pangs of guilt begin to set in.  When the reporter suddenly finds himself on trial for murder, the wheels of injustice yet again spin madly out of control. Widely considered to be the first true American studio noir film, this brilliantly realized B picture is a veritable catalog of nearly every noir convention that would follow. Starring John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Peter Lorre as the stranger. Photographed by Nicholas Musuraca. Written by Frank Partos. Directed by Boris Ingster. In B&W. 65 mins. 1940.

At 6:30pm and 9:50pm

….plus:

THE UNSUSPECTED

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Could the on-air host of a popular mystery radio program actually be a cold-blooded homicidal killer? The caustic wit of the screenplay nearly overshadows the gothic weirdness of the film itself in one of Hollywood’s great unsung and nearly forgotten noir classics; vividly atmospheric and beautifully played by a stellar Warner Bros. cast including Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Hurd Hatfield, Constance Bennett. Photographed by Elwood “Woody” Bredell. From the novel by Charlotte Armstrong. Directed by Michael Curtiz. In B&W. 103 mins. 1947.

At 8:00pm only!
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Tickets are good for one or both movies.

I WAKE UP DREAMING – Ten sensational days and nights of pre-code crime, proto-noir, and film noir featuring thirty classics and curios spanning the years 1932 to 1965. These incredible films have been pulled from the vaults of the Warner Archive and programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.

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SEE THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE NOW!

May
17
Sat
LOVE IS A RACKET / LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT
May 17, 2014

LOVE IS A RACKET

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A down and dirty crime confection about racketeers, Broadway floozies and hard-living newspaper columnists living in the kind of pre-code movie world where someone just might get away with murder. Peppered with enough salty cynicism to spice a dozen films, this is exactly the kind of picture that helped introduce the noir sensibility. Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Ann Dvorak, Lee Tracy, Frances Dee, Lyle Talbot. Photographed by Sid Hickox. Directed by William Wellman. In B&W. 72 mins. 1932.

At 2:00pm only!

….plus:

LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT

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Sexy and sassy gun moll Nan Taylor is tossed into San Quentin after a bank heist. Things look pretty bleak until she learns that her two male partners in crime are on the men’s side of the wall — and about to hatch an escape plan. One of the first and best of the pre-code women in prison films, still and always a crowd pleaser! Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess, Lillian Roth. Photographed by John Seitz. Directed by Howard Bretherton, William Keighley. In B&W. 69 mins. 1933.

At 3:30pm only!
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Tickets are good for one or both movies.

I WAKE UP DREAMING – Ten sensational days and nights of pre-code crime, proto-noir, and film noir featuring thirty classics and curios spanning the years 1932 to 1965. These incredible films have been pulled from the vaults of the Warner Archive and programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.

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SEE THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE NOW!

NORA PRENTISS / THE UNFAITHFUL
May 17, 2014

NORA PRENTISS

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What begins as an innocent attraction between two strangers–a respectable, married doctor and a nightclub singer–quickly festers into a sizzling love affair. In a moment of madness a treacherous scheme is born that will signal danger and doom. Dazzling, brilliantly filmed romantic noir, long unappreciated and certainly due for exposure at the Roxie! Starring Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda, Wanda Hendrix. Photographed by James Wong Howe. Directed by Vincent Sherman. In B&W. 111 mins. 1947.

At 5:15pm and 9:45pm

….plus:

THE UNFAITHFUL

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With her husband out of town, a happily married woman is attacked in her home one night and in the struggle  manages to kill the intruder. Gradually a strange and shocking backstory is revealed that could destroy the lives of several people. A brooding and provocative tale of gathering menace, from an original screenplay by noir maestro David Goodis. Starring Ann Sheridan, Zachary Scott, Lew Ayres, Eve Arden. Photographed by Ernest Haller. Directed by Vincent Sherman. In B&W. 109 mins.

At 7:30pm only!
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Tickets are good for one or both movies.

I WAKE UP DREAMING – Ten sensational days and nights of pre-code crime, proto-noir, and film noir featuring thirty classics and curios spanning the years 1932 to 1965. These incredible films have been pulled from the vaults of the Warner Archive and programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.

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SEE THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE NOW!

 

May
18
Sun
ANGELS IN DISGUISE / FALL GUY / WHEN STRANGERS MARRY
May 18, 2014

A Triple-Feature Tribute to Monogram Pictures!

ANGELS IN DISGUISE

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The Bowery Boys find themselves up to their scruffy necks in robbery and murder in this unusually dark and  violent entry in the popular lowbrow comedy series. Monogram produced an amazing 48 films in this series between 1946 and 1958 and this early one is one of the best. Starring Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Mickey Knox, Bernard Gorcey. Photographed by Marcel Le Picard. Directed by Jean Yarbrough. In B&W. 63 mins. 1949.

At 2:00pm only!

….plus:

FALL GUY

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A young man, covered in blood and whacked out on cocaine is picked up by the cops. But he can’t remember a thing about what happened the night before or how that pretty young girl he was spotted with earlier turned up dead. A desperate escape in the night to find the truth offers only the dimmest hope. Starring Leo Penn, Robert Armstrong, Teala Loring, Elisha Cook, Jr. Photographed by Mack Stengler. Based on the story “Cocaine” by Cornell Woolrich. Directed by Reginald Le Borg. In B&W. 64 mins. 1947.

At 3:15pm only!

…and:

WHEN STRANGERS MARRY aka BETRAYED

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An innocent young woman arrives in the big city to meet her new husband. But a series of recent mysterious, motiveless  murders seem to have a strange connection to him. Is the man she thought she trusted a homicidal maniac? Perhaps the most famous and critically revered of all Monogram films, a highly stylish and stimulating noir classic. Starring Kim Hunter, Robert Mitchum, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton. Photographed by Ira Morgan. Screenplay by Philip Yordan. Directed by William Castle. In B&W. 67 mins. 1944.

At 4:30pm only!

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Tickets are good for one or two or three movies.

I WAKE UP DREAMING – Ten sensational days and nights of pre-code crime, proto-noir, and film noir featuring thirty classics and curios spanning the years 1932 to 1965. These incredible films have been pulled from the vaults of the Warner Archive and programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.

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SEE THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE NOW!