MONDAY APRIL 27 & TUESDAY APRIL 28 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY APRIL 29 DOUBLE FEATURE

ROPE 3:45, 7:30

Inspired by the Leopold-Loeb murder case, Farley Granger and John Dall are two college boys who kill for thrills, James Stewart is the professor whose amoral philosophizing spurns them on. Alfred Hitchcock’s first film in color, this experiment was constructed to play out as one continuous take. (1948, 80 min, 35mm)

+ BOUND 5:20, 9:05

The Wachowskis debut film stars Jennifer Tilly as a moll who seduces tough ex-con Gina Gershon into a plot to double-cross her money-laundering boyfriend Joe Pantoliano and steal away with a fortune in Mob cash. Tilly and Gershon sizzle the screen in this clever, female-powered twist on the classic noir tropes. (1996, 108 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY APRIL 30 HARVEY KEITEL DOUBLE FEATURE

FINGERS 7:00

In an astonishingly intense performance, Harvey Keitel plays a piano virtuoso whose double life as a brutal Mob collector causes his life to come crashing down. James Toback’s searing directorial debut is infused with vivid New York locations, a volatile psychosexual dislocation and an eclectic cast of familiar faces – Michael V. Gazzo, Jim Brown, Danny Aiello, Tanya Roberts and future co-stars of The Sopranos Dominic Chianese and Tony Sirico. (1978, 90 min, DCP)

+ RESERVOIR DOGS 8:45

After a diamond heist goes horribly awry, a band of criminals hole up in an abandoned warehouse where accusations and suspicions escalate into violence. As told in multi-layered flashbacks, this tour-de-force put writer/director Quentin Tarantino on the map and gave prime hard-boiled material to Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi and Lawrence Tierney. (1992, 99 min, 35mm 'Scope)

 
     
   



FRIDAY MAY 1 THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 3

GREASE Sing-A-Long
Fri 7:00; Sat & Sun 2:30, 7:00
Hosted by Sara Moore & Friends

For those of you not yet converted, Grease Sing-A-Long is a screening of the blockbuster musical in dynamic widescreen, complete with tricked-out subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along to "Hopelessly Devoted to You," "You're the One That I Want," "Summer Nights," all of them! In addition to belting out the tunes, goody bags will be handed out to everyone and audience members can add to the fun by dressing up as a favorite character for the costume contest! Grease stars John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway and Didi Conn. Directed by Randal Kleiser. Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, teen smoking and drinking, and language. (1978, full show approx. 150 min, Digital 'Scope)

NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Advance tickets available via TicketWeb or can be purchased day of show at our box office.

 

MONDAY MAY 4 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY MAY 5 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Film Society Presents
58th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23–May 7
For tickets and complete program information:
festival.sffs.org

CIBO MATTO NEW SCENE 8:00

Cibo Matto’s hip-hop infused, electro pop burrowed deep into our collective earholes throughout the 1990s, becoming a symbol for the new post-genre musical cool. Experts at establishing mood and always up for an experimental challenge, the duo has developed new musical soundtracks to a number of wild and abstract short movies to be played in this one-time-only performance. Anchoring the screenings are two rare presentations of films made in 1970. First is Yoko Ono's incredible Fluxus epic Fly, which features a fly roaming a woman's body. Second is a modern re-staging of celebrated Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet—a movie that will blow your mind with its campy costumes, weird choreography and sheer delight.

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY MAY 6 DOUBLE FEATURE

STILL ALICE 2:30, 7:00

Julianne Moore won the Oscar for her portrayal of a successful Columbia University professor who struggles to maintain her mind and self after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Adapted from the Lisa Genova novel, Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland direct with affecting precision, bolstered by the impressive support of co-stars Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin and Kate Bosworth. (2014, 101 min, DCP)

+ AMOUR 4:30, 8:55

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva are superb in this unflinching portrait of a longtime married couple, whose bond of love remains ever powerful in the face of mortality. Provocative writer/director Michael Haneke’s (Caché, The Piano Teacher) extraordinary drama is unforgettable and uncommonly tender. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. In French with English subtitles. (2012, 127 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY MAY 7 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Film Society Presents
58th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23–May 7
For tickets and complete program information:
festival.sffs.org

SFIFF CLOSING NIGHT Experimenter 7:00

This inventive and playful biography of scientist Stanley Milgram revisits his famous experiment, in which subjects were made to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to test why people will cede to authority, no matter how brutal the request. An examination of scientific ethics, the drama also explores the moral consequences of “just following orders.” Anchored by a riveting performance from Peter Sarsgaard as Milgram, iconoclastic genius Michael Almereyda (Hamlet) has delivered a timely and important film about the role of science in our society.

 
     
   

FRIDAY MAY 8
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
"ROCK N' ROLL HALL OF FAME" Triple Bill
World Theatrical Premiere Digital Restorations!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Genuine Tribute to Penelope Spheeris w/ Q&A on stage IN PERSON!

Finally, after decades of bootlegs, hearsay and doubletalk rumors, these documentary cult classics have finally been digitally restored (image and sound) and will receive their first official release since the 1980s.

7:00pm THE DECLiNE OF WESTERN CiViLiZATiON (1981)
World Theatrical Premiere of Digital Restoration!
Written & Directed by Penelope Spheeris

The World Theatrical Premiere of the Seminal Punk Classic features jaw-dropping performances by X, The Germs, Black Flag, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Bag Band, Catholic Discipline, along with brutally honest interviews with the young punks of Los Angeles circa 1980. Spheeris' stark camerawork captured this moment-in-time better than any film from the era and it's time to celebrate it in all of its purposeful unglory. Digitally restored picture and sound presented in a brand new DCP print courtesy of Spheeris Films. Preceded by a fistful of punk themed 35mm trailers. 100 minutes. Not Rated (Probably an R).

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9:15p WAYNE'S WORLD (1992) - 23rd Anniversary
Written by Mike Myers, Bonnie & Terry Turner
Directed by Penelope Spheeris
Containing: Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere & Alice Cooper

"We're not worthy!" Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Saturday Night Live with Spheeris' ode to Heavy Metal that slyly subverts the music industry as it follows two maniacs who host a cable access show in their downstairs basement. This side-splitting, four star comedy finds a perfect balance between stoopid and profound, yet again proving Spheeris' unique understanding towards adolescent youths. Come out and celebrate (with a Special Guest!) Wayne & Garth's magical journey that proves that even Saturday Night Live skit-inspired-flicks can change the world. Preceded by trailers made by Penelope Shpeeris. Rated PG-13. Original 35mm print from Paramount. 94 minutes.

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11:30p THE DECLiNE OF WESTERN CiViLiZATiON II: THE METAL YEARS (1988)
World Theatrical Premiere of Digital Restoration!
Written & Directed by Penelope Spheeris

The World Theatrical Premiere of the Seminal Metal Classic features performances by Lizzy Borden, Faster Pussycat, Seduce, London, Odin and legendary Motörhead. This time around the brutally honest interviews with the young head-bangers of Los Angeles circa late-1980s are even more complicated especially when aligned with some extremely uncomfortable conversations with Metal legends like Paul Stanley of KiSS, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and the infamousswimming pool sequence with Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. Balanced out with the wise words of Alice Cooper and Lemmy from Motorhead, Spheeris' again captures a moment-in-time better than any film from the era and it's time to celebrate it in all of its accidental unglory. Digitally restored picture and sound presented in a brand new DCP print courtesy of Spheeris Films. Preceded by a fistful of meatl themed 35mm trailers. 100 minutes. Rated R.

Admission $13. Advance tickets can be purchased via Ticketweb. NO PASSES.

 
     
   


SATURDAY MAY 9

Peaches Christ Productions Proudly Presents
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS 3:00 & 8:00
with a drop dead hysterically fierce pre-show parody spectacular "Death Drop Gorgeous"
starring BENDELACREME, SUPPOSITORI SPELLING, JINKX MONSOON, PANDORA BOXX and PEACHES CHRIST.

Something gorgeous this ways comes! Peaches Christ invites you to attend the World Premiere of a death-defying new pre-show spectacular "Death Drop Gorgeous", starring the amazing talents of... BenDeLaCreme as Becky Sheeman, Suppositori Spelling as Amber Dragkins, Jinkx Monsoon as Annette Dragkins, Peaches Christ as Gladys Sheeman and Pandora Boxx as Loretta. For tickets and full info please visit www.peacheschrist.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY MAY 10 FAMILY MATINEE

• ALL SEATS $8.50

CHARLOTTE’S WEB 1:30


(1973, 94 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SUNDAY MAY 10 MOTHER'S DAY DOUBLE FEATURE

MILDRED PIERCE 4:00, 8:30

Joan Crawford won the Oscar for her lead role in Michel Curtiz’s stylish film noir about a newly divorced housewife with two primary compulsions: to become a successful restaurateur and to buy the love of her haughty and conniving adolescent daughter. Ann Blyth, Jack Carson and Eve Arden co-star; music by Max Steiner. (1945, 111 min, 35mm)

+ TERMS OF ENDEARMENT 6:05

(1983, 132 min, 35mm)

 

 
 
 
 
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