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May
9
Fri
NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE
May 9, 2014 - May 15, 2014

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Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW:IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE. In over 200 performances, and across 3 continents, Kevin and the troupe reveal some of the most intimate moments behind the scenes of their staging of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, “Richard III.” Their story and experiences weave around, and reflect on, excerpts from the play from their various locations, from Epidaurus to Doha, and provides a great opportunity for those who have never experienced Spacey on stage to witness his immersive and captivating interpretation of Richard III. NOW chronicles the first collaboration between Spacey and Mendes since their work on American Beauty. Directed by Jeremy Whelehan. 93 mins. 2014. Digital.

Spacey: “NOW is a close, backstage look at the total experience of being an actor and what it takes to form a company – from rehearsing every day and beginning to create a role with your director, crew and fellow actors to going on tour and spending a year together on the road in many different cultures and countries.”

May
10
Sat
FIRST ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERGALACTIC FELINE FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL FOR HUMANS
May 10, 2014

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You can buy tickets purrrr program (for $12, at the bottom of the page), or get an ALL CAT-CESS PASS for $30 that gets you into EVERYTHING!

OPENING FESTIVITIES (Noon):

– Lil Bub IN PERSON!

– A WORLD PURRR-MIERE of a new Lil Bub video!

– A Brief History of Cat Videos!

– …And more!

 

CENTERPIECE SELECTIONS (4pm):

– Owlbert live!

– YOUR cat video submissions in our NEW DIRECTORS’ NEW FILMS section!

– ALL NEW WORLD PURRR-MIERE cat videos by ALEX ROSS PERRY (The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip), ZACH CLARK (White Reindeer, Modern Love is Automatic), KENT OSBORNE (Adventure Time, School Ties) AND MORE!

– Skype Q&A with KENT OSBORNE (Spongebob Squarepants, Uncle Kent)!

– Scratch Tracks: Live Meowsic + Film with Mike Shoun and Maya Deren’s THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A CAT!

– Even more stuff!

 

CLOSING NIGHT (8pm):

– EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE live in person, getting a trophy or two and showing a bunch of vidoes!

– EMERGING VISIONS: SLOTHS

– THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE (1978) in 35mm!

– Thrills, chills, surprises, revelations, world-changers and stark admissions!

BUY AN ALL-CAT-CCESS FESTIVAL PASS HERE!

First Annual San Francisco Intergalactic Film + Video Festival for Humans from RoxieTheater on Vimeo.

May
12
Mon
BEYOND RIGHT & WRONG: STORIES OF JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS
May 12, 2014

“…a film that needs to be seen, and now.”Huffington Post

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A survivor of the Rwandan Genocide struggles to forgive the man who killed her children. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the ex-IRA bomber who killed her father. And two men—one Israeli, one Palestinian—form a bond after tragedies claim their daughters. Watch survivors share their stories of resilience and recovery in their own words.

Co-directed by Lekha Singh and Roger Spotiswoode. Digital. 2012. 80 mins. NR


The film will be followed by a Q&A with Global Impact Producer ERIN GRIFFIN.

All views from this screening will benefit Cinema for Peace. Cinema for Peace aims to influence the perception and resolution of the challenges of our time through film.

When you attend a screening of Beyond Right & Wrong your view releases money from FilmRaise donors to charities like Cinema for Peace. Go to filmraise.com to learn more.

Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness – Public Trailer from Lekha Singh on Vimeo.

May
13
Tue
Breeders: A Subclass of Women?
Breeders: A Subclass of Women?
May 13, 2014

“Breeders is a fascinating film that highlights the many tensions between women’s status, the free market demands of the fertility industry, and the fragmentation of women’s fertility and reproductive labor. This is a must-see film for all those who care about women and human rights.”
Hedva Eyal, Medical Technologies Policy Researcher and feminist activist

Surrogacy is fast becoming one of the major issues of the 21st century—celebrities and everyday people are increasingly using surrogates to build their families. But the practice is fraught with complex implications for women, children, and families. What is the impact on the women who serve as surrogates and on the children who are born from surrogacy? In what ways might money complicate things? What about altruistic surrogacy done for a family member or close friend? Is surrogacy a beautiful, loving act or does it simply degrade pregnancy to a service and a baby to a product? Can we find a middle ground? Should we even look for one? Directed by Jennifer Lahl and Matthew Eppinette. 2014.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director JENNIFER LAHL, President of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network.

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!

DOCUMENTED: A FILM BY AN UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN
May 16, 2014 - June 5, 2014

“At its heart, DOCUMENTED asks what it means to be American. The film succeeds because it moves well beyond an abstract debate about the very timely subject. It lets us get to know a living person caught in the middle of it.” – Mark Collins, Daily Camera

“A moving and intimate work…” – Matt Brennan, IndieWIRE

phpThumb_generated_thumbnailIn 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. DOCUMENTED chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. Written and directed by Jose Antonio Vargas. Digital. 2013, 89 mins..

“To me, politics is culture. I became a journalist, and later, a filmmaker, to get to know my adoptive country and my volatile place in it as a gay, undocumented, Filipino American. As a newcomer to America who learned to “speak American” by watching movies, I firmly believe that to change the politics of immigration and citizenship, we must change culture—the way we portray undocumented people like me and our role in society. That’s why I felt compelled to take charge of my own narrative and write, produce, and direct DOCUMENTED. This film, to me, is as much an artistic statement as it is a political one: I am not the “illegal” you think I am, and immigration is not what you think it is.” – Jose Antonio Vargas

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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!