FRIDAY JANUARY 16 through SUNDAY JANUARY 25 SPECIAL EVENT

NOIR CITY 13 — ’Til Death Do Us Part | A Festival of Unholy Matrimony

It’s the “Lucky 13” edition of NOIR CITY—a program that proves a slow walk down the aisle might be the fast lane to hell. Go to noircity.com for advance tickets online, schedule and complete program notes. Presented by The Film Noir Foundation.

Czar Eddie Muller Programmer Anita Monga

Friday, Jan 16 | San Francisco Honeymoon
WOMAN ON THE RUN 7:30 World Premiere 35mm FNF Restoration 1950, 77 min. Dir. Norman Foster.
BORN TO BE BAD 9:15 Archival 35mm print 1950, 94 min. Dir. Nicholas Ray.

Saturday, Jan 17 | Matinee | Joan Fontaine Tribute
SUSPICION 1:30 1941, 99 min. Dir. Alfred Hitchcock.
THE BIGAMIST 3:30 35mm Restoration 1953, 79 min. Dir. Ida Lupino.

Saturday, Jan 17 | Evening | ’Til Death Do Us Part
IVY 7:30 1947, 99 min. Dir. Sam Wood.
THE SUSPECT 9:30 1944, 85 min. Dir. Robert Siodmak.

Sunday, Jan 18 | Two Sinister Servings of Sirk
SHOCKPROOF 2:00, 7:30 1949, 79 min. Dir. Douglas Sirk.
SLEEP, MY LOVE 4:00, 9:00 35mm Restoration 1948, 94 min. Dir. Douglas Sirk.

Monday, Jan 19 | The Movies’ Most Marvelous Marriage
THE THIN MAN 2:00, 7:00 1934, 91 min. Dir. W. S. Van Dyke.
AFTER THE THIN MAN 4:00, 9:00 1936, 112 min. Dir. W. S. Van Dyke.

Tuesday, Jan 20 | Ryan, For Richer and Poorer
CAUGHT 7:15 35mm Restoration 1949, 88 min. Dir. Max Ophüls.
THE SET UP 9:15 1949, 72 min. Dir. Robert Wise

Wednesday, Jan 21 | Stanwyck, the Wayward Wife
CLASH BY NIGHT 7:15 1952, 105 min. Dir. Fritz Lang.
CRIME OF PASSION 9:15 1957, 84 min. Dir. Gerd Oswald.

Thursday, Jan 22 | American Exiles in England
THE HIDDEN ROOM 7:15 1949, 96 min. Dir. Edward Dmytryk.
THE SLEEPING TIGER 9:15 1954, 89 min. Dir. Joseph Losey.

Friday, Jan 23 | Wickedly Wedded Woolrich
THE GUILTY 7:30 World Premiere 35mm FNF Restoration! 1947, 71 min. Dir. John Reinhardt.
NO MAN OF HER OWN 9:15 1949, 98 min. Dir. Mitchell Leisen.

Saturday, Jan 24 | Matinee | Tribute Andrew & Virginia Stone
THE STEEL TRAP 12:30 Added Bonus Screening! 1952, 85 min. Scr. & Dir. Andrew Stone.
JULIE 2:20 1956, 99 min. Scr. & Dir. Andrew Stone.
CRY TERROR 4:20 1958, 96 min. Scr. & Dir. Andrew Stone.

Saturday, Jan 24 | Evening | Continental Mariticide
OSSESSIONE 7:00 1943, 140 min. Scr. & Dir. Luchino Visconti.
LES DIABOLIQUES 10:00 1955, 116 min. Scr. & Dir. Henri-Georges Clouzot.

Sunday, Jan 25 | Loneliness is a Killer
SECONDS 2:00, 7:15 1966, 106 min. Dir. John Frankenheimer.
THE HONEYMOON KILLERS 4:00, 9:20 1969, 108 min. Scr. & Dir. Leonard Kastle.

 
     
   


MONDAY JANUARY 26 SPECIAL EVENT

NPR's Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton and guests Brad Bird, Alex Borstein and Dan Savage 8:00, $35

A mash-up of “Jeopardy” meets “Saturday Night Live,” Ask Me Another is NPR’s rambunctious hour of puzzles, word games and trivia that blends your local pub’s trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge in-studio contestants and listeners alike with games that stretch their noggins and tickle their funny bones. And each episode celebrity guests take a turn in the contestant's chair, facing games written especially for them. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes, and the grand prize is a good time.



For Tickets and Information, go to sfsketchfest.com

 
     
   


TUESDAY JANUARY 27 SPECIAL EVENT

"But I'm A Cheerleader:" The Peaches Christ Experience with Natasha Lyonne 7:30, $25

SF Sketchfest and the magnificent Peaches Christ herself invite you to celebrate this iconic romantic satire the way it was meant to be seen: at the Castro Theatre, surrounded by fabulous drag queens! Directed by Jamie Babbit (“Gilmore Girls,” “Drop Dead Diva”), “But I’m a Cheerleader” is the 1999 story of a young woman sent to conversation therapy camp for gay kids. As former cheerleader Megan comes to understand her own complex sexuality, the film challenges oppressive authority in a silly, bracing, and ultimately hilarious way. In attendance will be the film's star, Natasha Lyonne, who can currently be seen on "Orange is the New Black," and who also starred in "All About Evil," which just so happens to be a horror comedy written and directed by Peaches Christ.



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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28 DOUBLE FEATURE

LOST HIGHWAY 7:00

In David Lynch's most audacious break from conventional narrative since Eraserhead, a jazz musician (Bill Pullman) inexplicably transforms into a much younger garage mechanic (Balthazar Getty) after possibly killing his wife (Patricia Arquette). This beautifully structured explosion of expressionist effects has a psychological coherence that goes well beyond logical story lines and Lynch turns it into an exhilarating roller-coaster ride. Robert Blake and Robert Loggia co-star. (1996, 134 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

+ VIDEODROME 9:30

James Woods is the CEO of a sex and sleaze cable network who stumbles across a bizarre (if not titillating) broadcast signal that features sadism and torture. Hallucinations, body portholes and exploding hands aren't far behind in director David Cronenberg's psychotic mind bender. Special make-up effects by Rick Baker. (1982, 87 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY JANUARY 29 - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1 SPECIAL EVENT

BERLIN & BEYOND

Goethe-Institut San Francisco presents America's largest festival of new cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland at the Castro for the 19th year! Legendary actress Hannelore Elsner will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at Opening Night's premiere of TO LIFE! and will join veteran German filmmaker Doris Dörrie at Closing Night's sensational THE WHOLE SHEBANG. Berlin & Beyond Spotlight Award honoree, renowned actor Ronald Zehrfeld, will present two latest works: captivating police drama THE KINGS SURRENDER and the Afghanistan-set INBETWEEN WORLDS, the new film from Feo Aladag. Other highlights: Oscar-winner Caroline Link's return to Africa–the father-and-son road drama EXIT MARRAKECH; four-time Swiss Film Prize winner I AM THE KEEPER by Sabine Boss; Austrian auteur Jessica Hausner's AMOUR FOU, inspired by the true story of German poet Heinrich von Kleist; the first international screening of Marcus H. Rosenmüller's BEST CHANCE, the final film in his celebrated Best Trilogy; THE DARK VALLEY, the seven-time German Film Award-winning, Alpine revenge western with British actor Sam Reily speaking German. Join us for four sensational days and nights!

THURSDAY, JAN 29

LUFTHANSA OPENING NIGHT FILM: TO LIFE! 6:30
US Premiere (86 mins. 2014. Germany) Dir. Uwe Janson. In person: Hannelore Elsner (actress).
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/opn/en13758809.htm

STEREO 9:00
West Coast Premiere (95 mins. 2014. Germany) Dir. Maximilian Erlenwein
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ger/en13759093.htm

FRIDAY, JAN 30

YOUTH 4 GERMAN CINEMA WINNER: RUN BOY RUN 10:00am
(107 mins. 2014. Germany, France) Dir. Pepe Danquart (in person)
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ysc/en13757466.htm

MACONDO 1:30
California Premiere (98 mins. 2014. Austria) Dir. Sudabeh Mortezai
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ysc/en13757467.htm

MY SISTERS 4:00
US Premiere (88 mins. 2013. Germany) Dir. Lars Kraume
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ger/en13759091.htm

SPOTLIGHT: INBETWEEN WORLDS 6:30
North American Premiere (103 mins. 2014. Germany. Filmed in Afghanistan) Dir. Feo Aladag. In person: Ronald Zehrfeld (actor)
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/spp/en13758811.htm

THE KINGS SURRENDER 9:15
West Coast Premiere (104 mins. 2014. Germany) Dir. Philipp Leinemann and Actor Ronald Zehrfeld (both in person).
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ger/en13759090.htm

SATURDAY, JAN 31

ALPHABET 11:00am
North American Premiere (109 mins. 2013. Austria, Germany) Dir. Erwin Wagenhofer
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/auc/en13757462.htm

THIS LOVELY SHITTY LIFE 1:00
SF Premiere (86 mins. 2014. Germany. Filmed in Mexico) Dir. Doris Dörrie (in person)
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ger/en13759200.htm

I AM THE KEEPER 4:00
North American Premiere (92 mins. 2014. Switzerland) Dir. Sabine Boss (in person)
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/sww/en13757464.htm

CENTERPIECE: EXIT MARRAKECH 7:00
California Premiere (122 mins. 2013. Germany. Filmed in Morocco) Dir. Caroline Link
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/cpi/en13758812.htm

LATE SHOW: THE DARK VALLEY 10:00
(114 mins. 2014. Austria, Germany) Dir. Andreas Prochaska
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/auc/en13757463.htm

SUNDAY, FEB 1

BELTRACCHI - THE ART OF FORGERY 11:00am
NorCal Premiere (90 mins. 2013. Germany) Dir. Arne Birkenstock
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ger/en13751448.htm

UNLIKELY HEROES 1:00
NorCal Premiere (94 mins. 2014. Switzerland) Dir. Peter Luisi (in person)
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/sww/en13751493.htm

AMOUR FOU 3:30
West Coast Premiere (96 mins. 2014. Austria, Luxembourg, Germany) Dir. Jessica Hausner
More Info. More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/auc/en13757461.htm

BEST CHANCE 6:00
International Premiere (100 mins. 2014. Germany) Dir. Marcus H. Rosenmüller
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/ger/en13759089.htm

CASTRO CLOSING NIGHT FILM: THE WHOLE SHEBANG 8:30
California Premiere (124 mins. 2014. Germany) Dir. Doris Dörrie and Actress Hannelore Elsner (both in person)
More Info. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/fil/cln/en13759079.htm

Visit BerlinBeyond.com for updates, film descriptions, trailers and online advance tickets. For tickets by phone, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Questions? Email festival@sanfrancisco.goethe.org.

Admission Tickets: Regular Screenings: $13.00. Opening film (“To Life!”): $20.00. Spotlight ("Inbetween Worlds"), Centerpiece (“Exit Marrakech”) and Closing (“The Whole Shebang”) films are $15.00 each. — Discounts: $2.00 off for Seniors 65+, students and disabled individuals. $3.00 off for Berlin & Beyond members. — Packages: Opening Film + Party Package: $45.00. Castro Priority (all Castro screenings Jan. 29-Feb. 1): $200.00; $190.00 for Berlin & Beyond member. All foreign-language films will be presented with English subtitles.

 
 
 
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