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48 HOUR FILM FESTIVAL

When:
August 20, 2018 @ 12:01 am – August 21, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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FILMMAKERS IN ATTENDANCE…

The 48 Hour Film Project is an annual event that encourages filmmakers of all ages and skill levels to compete and see which team will make the best film in 48 hours! All films are between 5-7 minutes and must include the same prop, line of dialogue and character. Join our filmmakers for the big screen debut of their films and vote for your favorite made in only 48 hours! Filmmakers will be in attendance for a short Q&A session after the screening.

NICO ICON (35mm)

When:
August 23, 2018 @ 12:01 am – 11:59 pm
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Nico Icon takes a simultaneously fascinated and bemused look at the late Teutonic moon goddess Nico…” — Variety

This documentary focuses on German model, singer and actress Nico, who is most renowned for her associations with artist Andy Warhol and revered 1960s rock act the Velvet Underground. Nico gained attention for her icy Teutonic looks and, later, her unusual voice, but was plagued by depression and drug addiction. The performer is presented in film clips and photos, and the film also features interviews with associates such as singer-songwriter Jackson Browne and musical collaborator John Cale.

Directed by Susanne Ofteringer. 1995. 70 min. 35mm.

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BAD REPUTATION

When:
September 26, 2018 @ 12:01 am – 11:59 pm
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With brand new solo performance by Joan made for this early 9/26 screening!

Footage will follow after the feature.

“Joan Jett has a pure rock and roll heart and her influence, both musically and as a role model to a generation, has been profound,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. “Kevin’s film beautifully realizes her journey.”

The movie follows Jett from her early years as the founder and backbone of the all-female band the Runaways during the 1970s punk scene. The film title comes from her 1981 solo hit of the same name.

She was frontwoman for the band Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, which saw “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” become a number-one hit in 1982. Her other popular songs include “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, “Light of Day”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Dirty Deeds.” She was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

Directed by Kevin Kerslake. 2018. 95 min.

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MINDING THE GAP

When:
August 17, 2018 @ 12:01 am – August 23, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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“A lyrical skateboard ballet when it wants to be and critical introspection amidst the tumult of family and friendship when it absolutely has to be.” — INDIEWIRE: “SUNDANCE 2018: THE 12 BEST MOVIES OF THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL”

First-time filmmaker Bing Liu’s documentary Minding the Gap is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown hit hard by decades of recession. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. As the film unfolds, Bing is thrust into the middle of Zack’s tumultuous relationship with his girlfriend and Keire’s inner struggles with racial identity and his deceased father. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and ultimately that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.

Directed by Bing Liu. 2018. 100 min.

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JEANNETTE: THE CHILDHOOD OF JOAN OF ARC

When:
August 10, 2018 @ 12:01 am – August 14, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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Jeannette is a visionary embodiment of continuity — a fusion of spiritual exaltation, physical fury, defiance of authority, and political revolt.” 

—Richard Brody, The New Yorker

The always edgy French dissector of grace & abasement, minimalist master Bruno Dumont unleashes a maniacal, medieval, heavy-metal musical exploration of spiritual exaltation that cinephiles ignore at their peril.

France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.

One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.

Directed by Bruno Dumont. With Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier, Victoria Lefebvre & Aline Charles. Music composer: Igorrr. Choreography: Philippe Decouflé.  2017. 115 min. HD Digital.

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THE ATOMIC CAFE

When:
August 10, 2018 @ 12:00 am – August 16, 2018 @ 11:45 pm
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A Q&A with director Jayne Loader will follow the Monday, August 13, 7pm screening.

Is it “A stunner! A movie that has one howling with laughter, horror and disbelief”? -Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Armageddon has never been so darkly funny as in The Atomic Cafe. This 1982 cult classic juxtaposes Cold War history, propaganda, music and culture, seamlessly crafted from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Taken together, these sources cheerily instruct the public on how to live in the Atomic Age, how to survive a nuclear attack (!) … and how to fight and win a nuclear war. As a U.S. Army training film advises, “Viewed from a safe distance, the atomic bomb is one of the most beautiful sights ever seen by man.” Returning to theaters in a sparkling 4K digital restoration created by IndieCollect, The Atomic Cafe is an absurdist blast from the past that would be downright laughable if it weren’t so eerily relevant to our fake news present.

Directed by Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty. 1982. U.S. 86 min. In English. Official Selection SXSW 2018/New 4K Restoration. DCP.


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WAYNE’S WORLD (35mm) + WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE (35mm)

When:
August 9, 2018 @ 12:01 am – 11:59 pm
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MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents: WAYNE’S WORLD (35mm) + WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE (35mm.) Hosted by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks!

Alice Cooper’s 70th Birthday Bash Double Bill!

7:00 p.m. WAYNE’S WORLD (35mm, 1992)

“We’re not worthy!” Come celebrate the 25th Anniversary of director Penelope Spheeris’ ode to Heavy Metal with this sly, slapstick and even subversive take on the music industry. Follow Wayne & Garth, a couple of high school “teenagers” as they are tempted with fame and fortune from hosting a cable access show within their downstairs basement. this side-splitting, This unstoppably hilarious parody captures the adolescent youth of 1990s America in a way that has to be seen in a theater. Show-stopping cameo by Alice Cooper kicks off our 70th Birthday Bash for the “Godfather of Shock Rock!”

Directed by Penelope Spheeris. Starring Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere, Rob Lowe & Alice Cooper. Rated PG-13. Original 35mm print from Paramount. 94 minutes.


9:10 p.m. WELCOME TO MY NiGHTMARE (35mm, 1976)

Fusing psychedelic rock music with a hypnotic stage-show and a splash of Horror film theatrics, Alice Cooper has truly paved the road for a countless bands over the past 50 years. In 1975, Cooper made his quintessential concept album “Welcome to My Nightmare,” utilizing everything from Lou Reed’s back up band to B-Movie icon Vincent Price (who Michael Jackson would hire 10 years later on THRiLLER). This live concert film was made on the quick, during Cooper’s over-the-top UK tour, showcasing jaw-dropping Grand Guignol inspired exhibitionism, weeks before his alcoholic nervous breakdown that sent him to the “loony bin”. This original 35mm print from 1976 was a cult classic hit at midnite! DO NOT MiSS THiS EXTREMELY RARE EXPERiENCE!

Preceded by some Alice Cooper influenced trailers! (10 min.) 35mm. 84 minutes. Written by Alan Rudolph; Directed by David Winters.

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Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist

When:
July 6, 2018 @ 12:01 am – July 19, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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“It provides a fascinating, involving glimpse of both who Westwood was back in the day and who she is at this particular moment in time, so much so that we genuinely miss her once the credits begin to roll.” — The LA Times.

“Winningly showcases Westwood’s alternately gorgeous and head-scratching designs from across the decades.” — Original Cin.

With exclusive, unprecedented access, WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST is the first film to encompass the remarkable story of Vivienne’s life, her fashion, her personality, her activism and her cultural importance.

Since igniting the punk movement with ex-partner and Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, Dame Vivienne Westwood has been redefining British fashion for over 40 years, and is responsible for creating many of the most distinctive looks of our time. The film blends archive, beautifully crafted reconstruction, and insightful interviews with Vivienne’s fascinating network of collaborators, guiding us on her journey from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. This is an intimate and poignant homage to one of the true cultural icons of our time, as she fights to maintain her brand’s integrity, her principles and her legacy in a business driven by consumerism, profit and global expansion.

Directed by Lorna Tucker. 2018. 83 min. HD Digital.

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STAFF PICKS: VELVET GOLDMINE

When:
August 22, 2018 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
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Arielle’s Staff Pick!

Todd Haynes’ ode to glam rock takes you on a journey through the music that broke through the boundaries of rock and sexuality with ruthless edge, and glitter!

 

What began as Todd Haynes’ (CAROL, I’M NOT THERE) vision of doing an official biography of David Bowie was denied when he was unable to gain the rights to Bowie’s life and music. Rather than chucking the project entirely, Haynes took advantage of this new opportunity to make a movie that, unlike your typical biopic, completely takes off into space, embodying the spirit of Ziggy Stardust and the other-worldliness of the glam movement itself, playing out like a love letter from a die-hard fan. Starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as glam superstar Brian Slade, Ewan Mcregor as Slade’s lover and Iggy Pop incarnate, Curt Wild, a stunning Toni Collette as Slade’s wife Mandy. Featuring a tour de force soundtrack featuring Roxy Music, T. Rex, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, with covers by Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Ewan Mcgregor, Thom Yorke and Placebo, plus some impressively glam original music from Pulp, Shudder to Think and Grant Lee Buffalo.

 

The film centers around Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale), a journalist in present day 1984 leading an investigation into the disappearance of glam rock’s once most glittering and adored star, Brian Slade, 10 years after faking his own death on stage. Slade’s career and relevance has long since faded, along with glam itself. However, for Arthur, a once closeted teenager growing up in 70’s Britain at the cusp of the glam revolution, and rejected by his conservative parents, Slade was and remains an idol and ever-lasting influence. Interviewing Slade’s friends, lovers and associates, Stuart’s search for Slade plays out in musical and fantastical flashbacks of the singer’s glamorous life and career. Through Arthur’s eyes, we experience and relive the collective impact that glam rock and our pop idols have had on generations of outcasts, weirdos and romantics just like us, searching for their place.

Directed by Todd Haynes. 1998. 119 min. 35mm.

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Narcissister Organ Player

When:
July 24, 2018 @ 12:01 am – 11:45 pm
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Ecstatic Truth Film Society presents an exclusive pre-release screening of NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

 

Join the Ecstatic Truth Film Society for their July screening of this highly imaginative and brilliantly stylized Sundance 2018 hybrid doc. Featuring a Q&A with director Narcissister and a post-screening Doc Meet Up at Dalva.

 

Brooklyn-based artist and performer Narcissister plumbs the depths of identity, sexuality, family, race and death in her breathtaking documentary feature debut that premiered at the 2108 Sundance Film Festival. A dazzling and multi-layered hybrid documentary/performance film, Narcissister Organ Player explores how the director’s complex family history and her relationship with her mother compelled her to create the masked, erotic character of Narcissister. Boundary defying in form and rich in content, the film’s tone oscillates between heart-rending and playful as it builds to its emotional and dramatic climax.

Narcissister is an American director, producer and performance artist. Her art is well-known for challenging and exploring themes of culture, sexuality, identity and bloodlines. Her work has appeared throughout the globe, including at The New Museum, The Kitchen and Abrons Art Center.

91 min. Directed by Narcissister. USA.

The Ecstatic Truth Film Society 

There are deeper strata of truth in cinema … poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.  -Werner Herzog

Welcome to the Bay Area’s new film society! Inspired by the legendary Werner Herzog (and many others), we’re dedicated to the art and craft of documentary. Each event features a documentary screening at one of the Bay Area’s premiere cinemas plus filmmaker Q&A followed by our Doc Meet Up to be held at a nearby drinking establishment. The goal is to showcase the documentary form in all its guises, build a sense of community among local documentary filmmakers and enthusiasts, and have a good ol’ time. We’ll mix in current docs, international gems, special retrospectives, and sneak peaks.

Co-presented by Frameline.