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Jun
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FRAMELINE FILM FESTIVAL 2014
June 20, 2014 - July 29, 2014

Frameline38thumbSan Francisco, CA – Frameline, the world’s largest LGBT media arts nonprofit organization, is proud to announce Frameline38: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. This year’s internationally renowned showcase for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) cinema runs June 19-29, with San Francisco screenings at the historic Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street), Roxie Theater (3117 16th Street) and the Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street), and in Berkeley at Rialto Cinemas® Elmwood (2966 College Avenue).

FULL FESTIVAL GUIDE PDF

With an expected attendance of 65,000, the 11 days of Frameline38 will bring together film lovers, media artists, and LGBTQ communities from the Bay Area and all across the globe to behold the best in queer cinema from nearly 800 film submissions. More than 30 countries will be represented, including Germany, Venezuela, Slovenia, Mexico, Finland, France, and a spotlight on LGBT Films in Today’s Russia. Tickets for Frameline38 will be on sale through www.frameline.org to members on Friday, May 23, 2014 and to the general public on Friday, May 30, 2014.

Frameline38 is honored to announce the return of Grand Sponsors AT&T and Wells Fargo in 2014.

Jun
27
Fri
BREATHING EARTH: Susumu Shingu’s Dream
June 27, 2014 - July 3, 2014

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A FILM BY THOMAS RIEDELSHEIMER

75-year-old Japanese artist Susumu Shingu converses with nature through his sculptures. His lifelong dialogue with the wind and with water has given the world uniquely beautiful works of  fluid, unpredictable and ever-changing movement. Susumu renders visible the opaque and  the unseen and opens to us new perspectives. Thomas Riedelsheimer, the director of the hypnotically dazzling RIVERS AND TIDES: ANDY GOLDSWORTHY WORKING WITH TIME, again reveals awe-inspiring beauty that accents breath-taking, natural settings as he  accompanies this quiet and unassuming man in pursuit of a  dream; a quest to create an awareness of our planet, our breathing earth and our human values. BREATHING EARTH is a film about the wind, the philosophy of a wise person, about art and love and dreams.    In Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer. (Germany 2013). Digital.   97 mins.


“GENTLE AND NEAR-HYPNOTIC” –   Hollywood Reporter

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CHECK OUT Susumu Shingu’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE
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CHECK OUT Skyline Production’s OFFICIAL WEBSITE

Jun
29
Sun
ROXIE KIDS: The Adventure of Panda and Friends
June 29, 2014

PandaLogoFree Admission for Kids under 12 / Adults $7.50 only

We will raffle 10 Panda Hats for kids!!

(donated by the head panda)

 

The 1st program of the special series “ROXIE KIDS” is an adventurous animation created with concept and original story by Hayao Miyazaki. 

Wherever they go, whatever they do…..
Its always fun and adventure for them.

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One day, Papa Panda and his son, Pandy, make a daring escape from a zoo in hopes of finding themselves a nice and cozy home. A charming little house near the bamboo thicket attracts their attention, and they decide to drop in for a friendly visit. It is here that they find a sweet young girl, Pamela, who is house-sitting while her grandmother is away.
In talking with Pamela, they learn that she has no parents, so Papa Panda, feeling sorry for her, volunteers to be her new Daddy. In return Pamela offers to be Pandys new mother. From this day forward, they all live together as one big happy family, each day bringing a new and exciting adventure. Along the way, they befriend a tiger, who has lost its way from the circus. Eventually the tiger finds his way back but only after being involved in several mishaps with Pandy.

 

Then they encounter a fierce storm which floods the neighborhood. A SOS message is received from the tiger, who is trapped inside a train with the rest of the circus animals, because of the storm.
They rush to the rescue of their distressed friends. Papa Panda braves the foul weather and tears the roof off the train to free the trapped animals. However, in the midst of doing so, the train suddenly takes off and heads towards the town, out of control.
The townspeople all panic as the train is about to crash into their homes. But their fear is put to rest as Papa Panda succeeds in stopping the train in the nick of time and saves them all from a sure disaster.

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75mins. / 1972-1973 / English dubbed IMDB trailer

Concept &Screening: HAYAO MIYAZAKI

Director: ISAO TAKAHATA

Animation Directors: Yasuo Otsuka, Yoichi Otabe

Art Directors: Hisao Fukuda, Shichiro Kobayashi

Director of Photography: Tatsumasa Shimizu

Music: Masahiko Sato

© TMS  All Rights Reserved.

☆Other Roxie Kids programs are here.

Endorsed by Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco /
Co-Presented by CAAM / Promotional Partner: btrax

Jul
4
Fri
HELLION
July 4, 2014 - July 10, 2014

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SKYPE Q&A with FILMMAKER KAT CANDLER & SOUND DESIGNER PETE HORNER FOLLOWING THE 7:15PM SHOW ON SATURDAY NIGHT!  IN-PERSON Q&A WITH PRODUCER JONATHAN DUFFY FOLLOWING THE 7:15pm SHOW TUESDAY NIGHT!  Obsessed with heavy metal, dirt bike racing and partaking in acts of vandalism with his buddies, the behavior of 13-year-old Jacob Wilson has begun to raise concerns around town, especially when it starts to involve his younger brother Wes.  The boys’ father Hollis is still reeling from the loss of their mother and spends more time drowning his sorrows at the bar than being an active parent. Eventually the law intercedes and Wes is taken into custody by his Aunt Pam, leaving Jacob and Hollis to fend for themselves. In Wes’ absence, Jacob becomes increasingly obsessed with two things: winning a local motocross championship and getting his brother back. Starring Aaron Paul, Josh Wiggins & Juliette Lewis.  Dir: Kat Candler.  2014.  Digital.  94 mins.  

THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY
July 4, 2014 - July 15, 2014

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Q&A after the 7pm show on Friday, July 4 with:
Lisa Rein, Coordinator of Aaron Swartz Day
Seth Schoen.

As a teenager, Aaron Swartz was a computer-programming prodigy with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. After emerging as a pioneer of Internet activism, education, and politics, he was indicted on multiple federal charges in 2011 and 2012, setting off a complex chain of events that left the Internet community reeling. Shortly thereafter, at the age of 26, Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Brooklyn apartment. His family, friends, and supporters immediately blamed the prosecutors of the case, who aimed to put him in jail for 35 years and brand him a convicted felon for life. Swartz was persecuted for the very rights and freedoms for which he stood, and that ultimately broke him. – Sundance Film Festival.  Dir: Brian Knappenberger.  2014.  Digital.  105 mins.  

Jul
11
Fri
A HATFUL OF RAIN / THE BACHELOR PARTY / SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL
July 11, 2014 - July 12, 2014

A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY

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From Unsung Hero “The Democracy of the Wide Screen”: Don Murray and Foster Hirsch discuss A Hatful of Rain (5 min)

A HATFUL OF RAIN (1957, 111 min.) 7:30pm [35mm print]
Eva Marie Saint, Don Murray, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan, Henry Silva, William Hickey, Gerald O’Laughlin; directed by Fred Zinnemann

Don Murray is Johnny Pope, Korean War hero with a terrible secret he’s hiding from his wife (Eva Marie Saint)—he’s hooked on heroin. Things get complicated when his father (Lloyd Nolan) visits, looking to reacquire some $$ promised to him by Johnny’s brother Polo (Anthony Franciosa), who’s spent it on Johnny’s habit.

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From Unsung Hero “The Perfect Actors’ Mini-Studio”: The Bachelor Party (7 min.)

THE BACHELOR PARTY (1957, 86 min) 9:45pm [digital]
Don Murray, Patricia Smith, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Carolyn Jones, Larry Blyden, Philip Abbott, Nancy Marchand; directed by Delbert Mann

Paddy Chayevsky’s script explores the dark night of the soul for Charlie Samson (Don Murray) as he struggles with the increasing responsibilities of married life. A night out with his office-mates to tie one on for a buddy who’s reluctantly getting married turns into a moment of crisis for Charlie, who’s tempted by a bohemian goddess (Carolyn Jones) after a spat with his wife (Patricia Smith).

Special late screening:

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SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (1959, 111 min.) 11:30pm [digital]
James Cagney, Don Murray, Dana Wynter, Michael Redgrave, Glynis Johns, Cyril Cusack; directed by Michael Anderson

An alternately brooding and violent tale of “the Troubles”—the Irish Civil War in the early 1920s—features Don Murray as a student who becomes embroiled in the increasingly bellicose actions of a charismatic revolutionary (James Cagney). Cinematographer Erwin Hillier is the real star of the film, providing consistently evocative images that strikingly capture the volatile atmosphere.

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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY.

Catch every one of these screenings for just $50! Buy an ACCESS-ALL-SHOWS pass!

The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.

Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)

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For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a  sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.

Jul
12
Sat
A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL / SWEET LOVE, BITTER
July 12, 2014

A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY

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** For only $14 gain access to this double bill PLUS the earlier 12:00pm matinee of THE OUTCASTS: THE LONG RIDE and CALL ME BY MY RIGHTFUL NAME ** // BUY EXTENDED MATINEE TICKET //

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A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL (1955, 50 minutes) 3:30pm [digital]
Sidney Poitier, Don Murray, Martin Balsam, Hilda Simms, Michael Strong; directed by Robert Mulligan.

RARE! From Don Murray’s own personal copy, this Philco Playhouse Theatre episode was the basis for a fleshed-out, full-length motion picture, EDGE OF THE CITY (1957). Don plays a young man on the run who tries to hide from his troubles by working on the New York waterfront, where he is befriended by an ebullient black dockworker (Sidney Poitier). As their friendship grows, the racial tension on the dock intensifies. A rare classic from the golden age of live TV!

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SWEET LOVE, BITTER (1967, 92 minutes) 4:30pm [digital]
Don Murray, Dick Gregory, Diane Varsi, Robert Hooks; directed by Herbert Danska.

 “A remarkable newly discovered film, virtually lost for over a quarter-century, one of the first dramatic films to honestly deal with jazz life… Quite possibly the best movie ever made about jazz.”Francis Davis, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A searing, poetic look at the underside of black jazz culture and the gap between the races, SWEET LOVE, BITTER was damaged by its own producers, who took the film away from director Herb Danska and cut 20 minutes from the film prior to its release. Even in its mutilated state, however, the film features exceptional performances from Don, Robert Hooks, and (in a character based on tragic jazz great Charlie Parker) Dick Gregory, who’s brilliant in his acting debut. With a bleakly beautiful jazz score composed by Mal Waldron. A one-of-a-kind film that packs as big of a punch in 2014 as it did when it was first (barely!) released.

Interview with Don Murray, Dick Gregory and Robert Hooks (schedules permitting)

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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY.

Catch every one of these screenings for just $50! Buy an ACCESS-ALL-SHOWS pass!

The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.

Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)

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For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a  sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.

ENDLESS LOVE / THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM HARRIS
July 12, 2014

A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY

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From Unsung Hero “The Kid Burned His House Down!” (4 min.)

ENDLESS LOVE (1981, 120 min) 7:15pm [35mm]
Don Murray, Shirley Knight, Brooke Shields, Martin Hewett, James Spader; directed by Franco Zefferelli

Don Murray felt that this movie would reestablish him as a feature film actor, but the hue and cry from movie critics taking up the banner of the Reagan backlash surrounded ENDLESS LOVE (with its depiction of “illicit” teenage sex) with an unprecedented level of controversy. Come see what the fuss was all about, and take in one of Don’s most astonishing character transformations—it’s not for the squeamish!

Interview with Don Murray

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From Unsung Hero “Tom Harris: The Most Unforgettable Man…” An overview of Don Murray’s project that “offended everyone”… (9 min.)

THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM HARRIS (1966-72, 94 min.) 10:15pm [digital]
Don Murray, Linda Evans, David Brian; dir. by John Derek and David Nelson

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE! Don Murray spent six years shaping and reshaping this film—an ambitious attempt to depict the spiritual awakening of a bad man. Casting himself against type, Murray attempts to prove that he can, indeed, play an anti-hero. Come see it and judge for yourself!

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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY. Catch every one of these screenings for just $50! Buy an ACCESS-ALL-SHOWS pass!

The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.

Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)

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For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a  sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.

THE OUTCASTS: THE LONG RIDE / CALL ME BY MY RIGHTFUL NAME
July 12, 2014

A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY

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** For only $14 gain access to this double bill PLUS the later 3:30pm matinee of A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL and SWEET LOVE, BITTER! ** // BUY EXTENDED MATINEE TICKET //

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From Unsung Hero “Don Murray on Otis Young” (digital, 5 min.)

THE OUTCASTS “The Long Ride” (1969, 50 min.) 12:00pm [digital]
Don Murray, Otis Young, William Bassett, J. Pat O’Malley; directed by Robert Butler.

This episode of THE OUTCASTS has it all—a nasty villain, the usual tense interactions between Earl (Don Murray) and Jemal (Otis Young), and a pulsating story with a suitably ironic ending. After you see it, you’ll agree that THE OUTCASTS should be on DVD!

Don Murray in person interviewed by his sons Christopher and Michael!

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CALL ME BY MY RIGHTFUL NAME (1972, 90 min.) 1:00pm [tbd]
Don Murray, Otis Young, Cathy Lee Crosby, Kent Smith, Edith Atwater; directed by Michael Shurtleff.

EXCEPTIONALLY RARE! Don Murray wanted to make this film in 1962 opposite Sidney Poitier, but events conspired to quash those hopes. Ten years later, the story of a friendship between a black man and a white that’s ruptured by a twist of fate involving a young woman (Cathy Lee Crosby) offers a slightly altered message, one that bears re-examination in 2014.

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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY.

Catch every one of these screenings for just $50! Buy an ACCESS-ALL-SHOWS pass!

The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.

Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)

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For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a  sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.

Jul
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ADVISE & CONSENT / BUS STOP
July 13, 2014

A SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY

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ADVISE AND CONSENT (1962, 126 min) 6:30pm [digital]
Henry Fonda, Charles Laughton, Don Murray, Walter Pidgeon, Gene Tierney, Franchot Tone, Lew Ayres, Peter Lawford, George Grizzard, Inga Swenson, Burgess Meredith; dir. by Otto Preminger

The great political film of the early 60s, with an amazing all-star cast, contains what might be Don Murray’s greatest film performance as a young senator from Utah who falls victim to sexual blackmail during a heated confirmation process for a controversial nominee for Secretary of State (Henry Fonda). It’s a brilliantly muted performance, the stuff of high tragedy, all of it choreographed masterfully by the great Otto Preminger.

Interview with Don Murray by Foster Hirsch!

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From Unsung Hero “Don Murray on Marilyn Monroe” (digital, 6 min.)

BUS STOP (1956, 96 min.) 9:15pm [digital]
Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O’Connell, Hope Lange; directed by Joshua Logan

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Don Murray rocketed to stardom playing naïve, enthusiastic, and war-whoopin’ cowboy Bo Decker, who falls in love with a pale chantoozie named Cherie (played by the one and only Marilyn Monroe). Don was nominated for an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for this performance; it’s still a classic nearly sixty years later.

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Part of our SPECIAL WEEKEND WITH DON MURRAY.

Catch every one of these screenings for just $50! Buy an ACCESS-ALL-SHOWS pass!

The Roxie is honored to host a special weekend with Don, still alive and well at 84, where the full range of his work will be displayed—including impossibly rare films that haven’t been seen for decades! Don Murray leapt from Broadway to movie stardom opposite Marilyn Monroe in BUS STOP (1956), but his aversion to the Hollywood star system caused his career to go into a completely different direction.

Don will join us on Saturday and Sunday for interviews (including several with his good friend, noted author/interviewer Foster Hirsch, also making his Roxie debut!) (Clips from the upcoming documentary about his life and career, DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO, will also be featured between screenings.)

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For additional content, including biographical info about Don Murray and a  sneak peak at the upcoming documentary UNSUNG HERO, be sure to visit the MID-CENTURY PRODUCTIONS website.