ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE (3:00), 5:00, 7:00, 9:00
Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more! Directed by Mandie Fletcher. (2016, 91 min, DCP 'Scope)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28DOUBLE FEATURE
SOME LIKE IT HOT 3:00, 7:00
After witnessing a gangland rub-out, musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon run from the mob and into the scrumptious arms of Marilyn Monroe, a member of an all-girl band. Billy Wilder’s immortal, riotous sex farce is dazzling from beginning to end, with a particularly memorable turn by Monroe as “Sugar Kane”. (1959, 119 min, 35mm)
+ WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? 5:10, 9:15
Jayne Mansfield flamboyantly re-created her Broadway role as the glamorous client to whom beleaguered ad man Tony Randall plays lapdog to in this cartoon-like farce. Director Frank Tashlin has ample opportunities to take satirical potshots at everything from TV commercials to the unwieldiness of CinemaScope. (1957, 94 min, DCP ‘Scope)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29 & FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30 SPECIAL EVENT
REEL ROCK 11 Shows start at 7:00
The REEL ROCK Film Tour brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences in over 400 locations across the globe. REEL ROCK shows are spirited events where climbers and outdoors lovers come together to celebrate and sample the ultimate in adventure filmmaking. Prize giveaways, appearances by top climbers, and fundraising for non-profit organizations are always part of the party at REEL ROCK events.
This fall, REEL ROCK cranks it up to 11 with our latest collection of electrifying climbing films showcasing the sport's biggest stories and athletes. The five new films deliver edge-of-your-seat action, globe-trotting exploration, big laughs and true inspiration.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 THROUGH MONDAY OCTOBER 3 IN 70MM!
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA Sat 2:00, 7:00; Sun & Mon 7:00
Undisputedly one of the grandest, most compelling epics in cinema, David Lean’s multi-Award winning blockbuster tells the fascinating tale of enigmatic adventurer T.E. Lawrence and his adventures in Palestine circa WWI. This glorious 70mm print captures the awesome beauty of Lean’s masterpiece as he intended it to be seen. The magnetic Peter O’Toole leads the international cast featuring Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer and Omar Sharif. (1962, 216 min + intermission, 70mm ‘Scope)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 4SPECIAL EVENT
SF Film Society presents MASCOTS with Christopher Guest
With this latest film, director Christopher Guest and his family of gifted collaborators usher us into the world of professional mascots. Chronicling the competition for the World Mascot Association's Gold Fluffy Award, Mascots is an inspired showcase for the comic genius of Guest and company. The cast includes numerous beloved actors familiar from previous Guest films: Parker Posey, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Ed Begley, Jr., John Michael Higgins, Bob Balaban and Fred Willard. Mascots also welcomes new members to the fold, including Chris O'Dowd and Zach Woods. Every performance is, like the film as a whole, hilarious, bizarre and big-hearted.
John Landis’ razor sharp, full-blooded horror classic about a young backpacker who survives a wolf attack on the British moors, only to suffer a terrifying fate as a result. Featuring startling, Oscar-winning make-up effects by Rick Baker and a soundtrack full of lunar-themed songs. David Naughton, Jenny Agutter and Griffin Dunne star. (1981, 97 min, 35mm)
+ SHAUN OF THE DEAD 8:55
Just when you thought the zombie craze had walked to a dead end, the UK team behind the show Spaced pull off the mean feat of mixing humor with horror and take the genre to the next level. Edgar Wright's endlessly inventive visual gags fused with the energetic mugging and relentless one-liners from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost bring it to life. (2004, 99 min, DCP 'Scope)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 DOUBLE GUEST
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN 7:15 In a fictional small Missouri town, a band of utterly delusional residents prepare to put on a community musical revue celebrating the town’s sesquicentennial, spearheaded by eccentric director Corky St. Clair. As director and star, Christopher Guest prompts his cast of master improvisers to spin comedy gold from all points, amassing enough material for multiple films. Featuring what would become recurring cast members Eugene Levy, Fred Willard, Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey and Bob Balaban. (1996, 84 min, 35mm)
+ A MIGHTY WIND 5:30, 9:00
Guest’s sly mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap-style about three eclectic, never-quite-famous ‘60s-era folk bands who come together for the first time in decades following the death of their manager to put on an reunion concert in his honor. Guest co-stars with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and Fred Willard, most of who contribute original songs. (2003, 92 min, 35mm)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 7SPECIAL EVENT
20TH ANNUAL ARAB FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT CLASH 7:30 Directed by Mohamed Diab | 2016
US Premiere | Egypt’s official entry for the 2017 Academy Awards
It's been 20 years since the Arab Film Festival first opened its doors, and as a generation has grown with it, the festival has also grown in importance and scope. This year, the festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary by screening acclaimed Egyptian film Clash: Cairo, summer of 2013 - two years after the Egyptian revolution. In the wake of the ouster of President Morsi, a police truck full of detained demonstrators of divergent political and religious backgrounds roams through violent protests. Can the detainees overcome their differences to stand a chance of survival?
More information: www.arabfilmfestival.org