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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 2 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco's GrandSLAM Championship II: When Worlds Collide

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words—fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen to ten tellers tell stories of dog people versus cat people. Fire versus ice. Politics versus Truth. Krispy Kreme versus Tofu. You say Potato, I say Potatoe.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they battle to determine San Francisco's Moth GrandSLAM Story Champion.

Hosted by Brian Finkelstein. 7:00 Doors Open 8:00 Stories Begin.

 

     
   


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3
DOUBLE FEATURE

LIFE ITSELF 7:00

From acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) comes this documentary that recounts the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir, Life Itself explores Ebert's legacy—his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times, his turn as screenwriter of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, his on and off screen relationship with Gene Siskel, all culminating in his ascension as one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (2014, 120 min, DCP)

+ HARRY DEAN STANTON: PARTLY FICTION 9:15

Sophie Huber’s documentary is a mesmerizing, impressionistic portrait of the iconic actor comprised of intimate moments, film clips from some of his 250 films and his own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs. Shot in color and black & white, the film explores the actor’s enigmatic outlook on his life and his unexploited talents as a musician. With reflections from David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard, Kris Kristofferson and Debbie Harry, the fragile soul of Harry Dean emerges from the poignant collage. (2012, 77 min, DCP)

     
   


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4 SPECIAL EVENT

INFORUM presents SAL KHAN: INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award

When Sal Khan started helping his teenage cousin with algebra from across the country, he didn’t set out to change the world. Khan is truly an educational pioneer, reaching millions of students, teachers and individuals.INFORUM will award this educational innovator with our 21st Century Visionary Award. Don’t miss your chance to learn from one of the best teachers you’ll ever have.

Time: 6:00 check-in and premium reception, 7:00 program, 8:00 book signing

See more at: commonwealthclub.org

 
     
   


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 5 DOUBLE FEATURE

STARMAN 7:00

In response to a recording on the Voyager II satellite, an alien arrives on Earth. Assuming the form of a dead human, this being embarks on both a perilous journey across America and an unexpected new relationship with the dead man's wife. This lesser-known movie from John Carpenter finds the cult filmmaker in an unusually romantic mood; Jeff Bridges gained an Oscar nomination for his lead performance. Karen Allen co-stars; Jack Nitzsche provides the haunting score. (1984, 115 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ UNDER THE SKIN 9:10

A beautiful, lonely woman trawls the streets of Glasgow in search of male company, but her would-be hookups find that there's more to this woman than they could possibly imagine. Jonathan Glazer's adaptation of Michel Faber's novel digs deep into sexual politics and science fiction to craft one of the year's most compelling and controversial movies, combining unforgettable imagery, unscripted encounters, Mica Levy's hypnotic score, and a fearless lead performance by Scarlett Johansson. (2013, 108 min, DCP)

 
     
   


SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6 & 7 SPECIAL EVENT

Disney’s FROZEN SING-A-LONG 1:00
Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Friends.
Warm up your vocal chords, Frozen-atics. It’s time to join Anna and Elsa in song and “Let It Go” with your kindred spirits. Sing along to the words of the Academy Award-winning film, accompanied by on-screen lyrics with a bouncing snowflake to follow along! Dress up for the costume contest! Goody bags at the door!
THESE WILL BE THE LAST FROZEN SING-A-LONGS OF THE YEAR! (2013, full program runs approx 135 min, DCP 'Scope)

NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Advance tix via
Ticketweb

 
     
   


EVENING PROGRAM:
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6
BOB FOSSE DOUBLE FEATURE

ALL THAT JAZZ 4:00, 9:15 New 4K Restoration!

Roy Scheider gives the show of his life as an arrogant, egotistical choreographer who encounters “Death” and relives past inequities. Fosse’s thinly disguised work of autobiography is both a musical—deeply tragic and bitterly funny—and a celebration of art and the creative process. Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen co-star. Restored by The Film Foundation. (1979, 123 min, DCP)

+ SWEET CHARITY 6:20

Totally unsung, this splashy treatment of Broadway’s musical update of Nights of Cabiria stars a fantastic Shirley MacLaine as the taxi dancer with a dance card full of Mr. Wrongs. The hilariously stylized sets give Bob Fosse’s stellar choreography ample room for Sammy Davis Jr. and the rubber-limbed Chita Rivera and Paula Kelly to steal their numbers. (1969, 154 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


EVENING PROGRAM:
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7
DOUBLE FEATURE

GOOD WILL HUNTING 7:00

After three acting nominations, Robin Williams won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as the therapist of unrecognized genius Will Hunting (played by Matt Damon), a janitor who must seek therapy and study mathematics as part of a deferred prosecution for assault. Gus Van Sant’s emotionally involving drama was nominated for nine Oscars, with Damon and co-star Ben Affleck winning for Best Original Screenplay. (1997, 126 min, 35mm)

+ DEAD POETS SOCIETY 4:30, 9:20

Set in a New England prep school in 1959, a charismatic English teacher inspires his students with poetry, but this philosophy leads to an unexpected tragedy. Peter Weir’s beautifully shot drama features Williams’ virtuoso, Oscar-nominated performance presiding over a strong cast of young actors Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles and an Oscar-winning screenplay by Tom Schulman. (1989, 128 min, 35mm)

 

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