THURSDAY JULY 21-SUNDAY JULY 31 SPECIAL EVENT

The 36th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Jewish Film Institute, returns July 21 – 31 in San Francisco and through August 7, 2016 in Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto and San Rafael. The first and most prestigious festival of its kind in the world, SFJFF celebrates excellence in Jewish & independent cinema with three weeks of groundbreaking film, memorable festival guests and exciting special events. Visit www.sfjff.org to purchase tickets or call the Box Office at 415.621.0523.

 
     
   


I WAKE UP DREAMING 2016: THE END OF NOIR! NIGHT 1
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3 DOUBLE FEATURE!

Elliot Lavine brings his critically acclaimed film noir showcase to the palatial Castro Theatre for the last time ever! Eleven mighty and significant noir gems spread over five Wednesday nights – all but one presented in beautiful 35mm prints – and most never before seen on the giant Castro screen!

$13 for each double (or triple) feature. NO PASSES FOR THESE SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS.

BLACK ANGEL (1946) 6:00 and 9:50

While an innocent man sits on death row for the murder of his blackmailing mistress, his blindly faithful wife leads a desperate chase in the night for the truth. Adapted from one of Cornell Woolrich’s most popular and powerful books, it offers up a story as dark and dissolute as the author’s own forlorn life. If film noir is meant to suggest the chronic melancholia that hopelessly engulfs its characters, then BLACK ANGEL is the template for that assertion.

Starring Dan Duryea, June Vincent, Peter Lorre, Broderick Crawford, Constance Dowling, Wally Ford. Beautifully photographed by Paul Ivano. Directed by Roy William Neill. In B&W.  35mm studio archive print. 80 mins. 1946.

NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947) 7:45 only!

One of the most notorious and blatantly bizarre films of the 1940s, it tells the hauntingly strange story of Stan Carlisle, a small-time carny who dreams of hitting it big in the phony spiritualism racket. When he hooks up with Zeena, a world-weary circus fortune teller, and then later with Dr. Lillith Ritter, a beautiful but sinister psychologist, his quest for ill-gotten fame and fortune takes an irrevocably nightmarish turn. Stan’s horrifying downfall is still one of the most disturbing spectacles in American cinema.

Starring Tyrone Power, Coleen Grey, Joan Blondell, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, Ian Keith, Mike Mazurki. Photographed by the incomparable Lee Garmes and based on the sensational novel by William Lindsay Gresham. Directed by Edmund Goulding. In B&W.  35mm studio archive print. 111 mins. 1947.

 
     
   


THURSDAY AUGUST 4 DOUBLE FEATURE

CABARET 2:15, 7:00

Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey are a knockout in Bob Fosse’s gutsy film of the Kander and Ebb stage show, one of the most brilliant musicals ever committed to celluloid. The definitive rendition of Christopher Isherwood’s “Berlin Stories,” its style-to-burn choreography is matched by the inspired evocation of pre-WWII Berlin. Fosse, Minnelli and Grey all won an Oscar for their work. (1972, 124 min, 4K DCP)

+ VICTOR VICTORIA 4:30, 9:15

Blake Edwards' delightful gender-bending musical farce about gay and not-so-gay life in mid-thirties Paris. Julie Andrews is in top form as a down and out singer who gains stardom by pretending to be a gay count who is a female impersonator. James Garner, Robert Preston and Lesley Anne Warren deliver their goods with crackerjack comedic timing; Henry Mancini & Leslie Bricusse won the Oscar for their score & songs. (1982, 132 min, ­­­HD Digital 'Scope)

 
     
   


FRIDAY AUGUST 5

Sing Along MARY POPPINS Fri 7:00; Sun 2:00 & 7:00
Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman

For those of you not yet converted, Sing Along Mary Poppins is a screening of the classic Walt Disney musical complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! 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! Mary Poppins stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns and Ed Wynn; directed by Robert Stevenson. (1964, full program runs approx. 160 mins, DCP).

NO PASSES FOR THIS PROGRAM.
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+).
Tickets may be purchased the day of shows or in advance via
TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SATURDAY AUGUST 6

WEAVING SHIBUSA 9PM

Weaving Shibusa is the story of Japanese craftsmanship and dedication, shown through their love and fascination of denim. The film gives unprecedented access to the mysterious and storied industry of Japanese denim, told by the only people who can; world-renowned vintage denim experts, the highly regarded "Osaka 5", responsible for Japan's denim revival, as well as passionate innovators who's unparalleled work has made "Japanese Denim" synonymous with the highest quality possible.

Tickets can be purchased at Selfedge.com

There will be an after-party nearby.

 

 
     
   


SUNDAY AUGUST 7

Sing Along MARY POPPINS Fri 7:00; Sun 2:00 & 7:00
Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Friends

For those of you not yet converted, Sing Along Mary Poppins is a screening of the classic Walt Disney musical complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! 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! Mary Poppins stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns and Ed Wynn; directed by Robert Stevenson. (1964, full program runs approx. 160 mins, DCP).

NO PASSES FOR THIS PROGRAM.
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+).
Tickets may be purchased the day of shows or in advance via
TicketWeb.

 
 
 
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