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THURSDAY OCTOBER 30 SPECIAL EVENT
INFORUM presents MARISSA MAYER in conversation with MARC BENIOFF – A Visionary Award Event

Marissa Mayer is the CEO of Yahoo and is one of very few women to have run a Fortune 500 company. In 2013, Mayer earned the number one spot on Fortune Magazine’s 2013 “40 Under 40” list. Google enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence under Mayer’s tenure and launched successful and groundbreaking products. In 2012, Mayer claimed a bigger stage with her appointment as CEO of Yahoo. Her boldness has made her a household name, and we’re pleased to award Marissa Mayer INFORUM’s 21st Century Visionary Award, featured in conversation with Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. Time: 6:15 check-in and premium reception, 7:15 program
See more at: commonwealthclub.org

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 THEATRE CLOSED HAPPY HALLOWEEN

     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1

SCARY COW 24th SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Show stars at 2:00

Scary Cow is a Bay Area co-op that makes short films using a community oriented model that empowers anyone with a passion for the art. We believe that the best way to learn filmmaking is by making films with like-minded enthusiasts. With over 250 shorts screened to date, filmmakers continue to shine with several entries on the film festival circuit. We give back to our members and have awarded over $250,000 in budget money to date. So come support emerging filmmakers and vote for your favorite films. There's something for everyone! More info and tickets at www.scarycow.com.

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 FAMILY MATINEE • ALL SEATS $8.50

THE PRINCESS BRIDE 1:30

Before tackling Stephen King’s Misery, director Rob Reiner and scribe William Goldman created a lasting cult classic with this swashbuckling romance that is both a tribute to and revision of fairy tales past. Cary Elwes stars as the stable boy-turned-pirate who must rescue his true love Robin Wright (in her film debut) away from the evil prince Chris Sarandon. Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn and André the Giant co-star. (1987, 98 min, DCP)

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 SEPARATE PROGRAM

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (4:00), 6:30, 9:00

Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, enemy of the universe. Forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits, Quill must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand — with the galaxy's fate in the balance. The tenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, this blockbuster won audiences over with its light-hearted humor and nostalgic soundtrack. (2014, 121 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 

NOVEMBER 3 & 4 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY 2:50, 7:00

Lasse Hallström’s new film centers on an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant. Initial icy protests from the neighboring proprietress melt away when the Indian chef uses his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between the two culinary cultures. This stimulating story of triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bron. (2014, 122 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ LOVE IS STRANGE 5:05, 9:15

Finally married after nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) must sell their apartment and temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While struggling with the pain of separation, they are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements. Ira Sachs’ latest film blends the romance of New York City's streets and skyline with a delicate Chopin piano score to poignantly capture both the lightness and sorrows of this modern-day love story. Marisa Tomei co-stars. (2014, 94 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 SPECIAL EVENT

Mary Woronov, Warhol Superstar: The Chelsea Girls 7:00
Mary Woronov In Person

In the early 1960s, Mary Woronov was sculpture student at Cornell University, afflicted with ennui, aching for escape. A class fieldtrip in 1964 to Andy Warhol’s legendary Factory (“It was dim and dirty-looking, as if it were underground”), led to an impromptu Screen Test (filmed by Gerard Malanga) and Woronov’s star ascended. Shortly thereafter she was dancing the infamous whip dance with Malanga on stage with the Velvet Underground and, in 1966, appeared in eight(!) of Warhol’s legendary filmic studies on stardom, camp and performativity. A lifelong career as an underground movie icon was launched. Mary Woronov appears in person at each screening to regale the congregation with tales of these tumultuous times. This two-part series is curated by Dale Hoyt and Steve Polta, in association with the San Francisco Art Institute.

At the majestic Castro Theatre we present The Chelsea Girls, Andy Warhol’s sprawling parody of the Hollywood melodrama. Inspired by wide-screen cinema, this enormous double-projected camp classic simultaneously screens scenes from the decadent and desperate downtown lives of Warhol’s art world entourage, in garish color and gritty black and white. Mary Woronov appears in her debut role as Hanoi Hannah, interrogating a humiliated cast of captured GI Joes (portrayed by Ultra Violet and International Velvet) with other outrageously improvised “performances” by Nico, Eric Emerson, Brigid Polk, filmmaker Marie Menken and the one and only Pope Ondine. Soundtrack features a rare live recording of the Velvet Underground. (Steve Polta)

More information
Tickets
Special Admission $15 General / $12 S.F. Cinematheque Members

 
     
   


MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
FRiDAY NOVEMBER 7
"What’s Your Take On Cassavetes" DOUBLE BiLL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE NOTEBOOK 7:20
Melodramas have always been dismissed and ridiculed by critics, making it one of the most misunderstood and disrespected genre in cinema. Nick Cassavetes (son of John) created an enormously passionate romance 10 years ago and its time to announce that its one for the ages. Drawing comparisons to Elia Kazan's Splendor in the Grass, this Depression-era "romp" is stunningly photographed, heightening the addictive chemistry of a 24-year-old Ryan Gosling and the always adorable Rachel McAdams. Preceded by trailers for upcoming M4M events. (2004, 123 min, 35mm)

Plays with…

MINNIE AND MOSKOWITZ 9:45
John Cassavetes isn't a name, it's a philosophy. This hardworking actor used his Hollywood paychecks to finance his own Independent films, which always showcased his very own friends and families. He was truly an original, rebelling against every conceivable cinematic convention. This distinctively romantic and charming masterpiece is a perfect introduction for audiences interested in a truly unique filmmaker. Scene stealer Seymour Cassel — he played Esteban du Plantier in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — will kidnap your heart as a ragamuffin parking attendant who attempts to woo a melancholic divorcee, played gloriously by Gena Rowlands. Preceded by other JC trailers! (1971, 114 min, 35mm)

 

 

 

     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8 SPECIAL EVENT

3RD I’S SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL: BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND

From art-house classics to innovative visions, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film. This year’s festival will include films from India, Pakistan, Germany, UK and the US. For complete program information, please visit: www.thirdi.org
FANDRY 1:00 Panel Q&A
Revered Marathi poet Nagraj Manjule strikes a chord worldwide, making many international “watch lists” for this exceptional and riveting directorial debut. Great dramatic tradition of forbidden love between lower-caste and upper-caste teenagers gets a powerful addition that’s anything but clichéd, realizing a multidimensional narrative within a caste system at work. Dir: Nagraj Manjule (India, 2013, 101 min)
UPAJ 4:00 Stars perform live!
An unlikely friendship develops between Indian kathak master Chitresh Das and Jason Samuels Smith, African American tap dancer in this magical collaboration captured on film. Bridging cultures, continents, and generations, the rhythm fusion of Jazz Suites Tour is exhilarating, from the streets of India to the US! Dir: Hoku Uchiyama (USA, 2013, 60 min)
DUKHTAR 6:00 Filmmaker in person!
The starkly beautiful and forbidding mountains of Pakistan provide the setting for this edge-of-your-seat thriller, a gripping drama about the power of maternal love in a land ruled by tribal honor. Hot off the screen at the Toronto Film Fest, this is Pakistan’s Official Entry to the Oscars. Dir: Afia Nathaniel (Pakistan, 2014, 93 min)
Reception at the Castro Mezzanine 8:00
QUEEN 9:00 Bollywood at the Castro!
Intensely local, gloriously global and unexpectedly moving, Queen takes Bollywood in a new direction – less cheese, but more exuberance! Jilted on her wedding day, Rani embarks on an adventurous journey of self-discovery, deciding to honeymoon in Europe, all by herself! Runaway hit in India, stars Kangana Ranaut! Dir: Vikas Bahl (India, 2014, 146 min)

 
     
   


SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Bear Pride Presents
MEAN GIRLS 10th anniversary screening 3:00

Hosted by Peaches Christ, Q&A with Mean Girls star Daniel Franzese (Damien). Cult film hero and local legend, Peaches Christ, hosts the 10 year anniversary screening of Mean Girls at the Castro Theatre. Very special guest Daniel Franzese (Damien) will be sitting down with Peaches for a Q&A after the show to remember and reminisce about the making of the movie.
$15-$25 Tickets at
www.SFBearPride.com

 
     
   


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

Ross Mathews LIVE
LOL's & Advice Show
Show at 8pm
Reserved and GA Tickets now available at:
http://www.sfbearpride.com/speaker/ross-matthews/

Since 2001, Ross Mathews has traveled the world and established himself as one of the most in-demand television personalities in the pop-culture arena today. Endearing and witty, undeniably funny and one of the hardest working people in show business, Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut — as a correspondent for “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

And now, over twelve years later, Mathews is nominated for a People’s Choice Award for his own talk show, “Hello Ross!”

In addition to hosting his own talk show, Mathews is also a best-selling author! He released his first book, “Man Up: Tales of my Delusional Self-Confidence” on May 7, 2013 [Grand Central Publishing]. With an introduction written by Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, and afterword from Chelsea Handler, “Man Up” takes readers inside Mathews’ personal journey as a super fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small town life and big city adventures, and how he managed to turn an obsession with pop culture into one on one interactions with celebrities like Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, and Michelle Kwan [to name a few] without ever having a single restraining order issued against him.

Mathews can also be seen as a regular panelist and occasional guest host on E!’s late-night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and is a fixture on E! News and E! Network’s live red carpet awards show coverage.

Mathews’ impressive resume of television programs he has appeared on over the past decade include: NBC’s “1 vs. 100” and “Phenomenon,” he has appeared as a guest co-host on ABC’s “The View,” he was a contestant on the fifth season of VH1’s hit series “Celebrity Fit Club,” he has appeared as a celebrity correspondent on “Extra” and “The Insider,” has recurred as ‘Chris’ on “Days of our Lives,” co-hosted The Game Show Network’s “Big Saturday Night,” appeared on the OWN Network’s “Ask Oprah’s All-Stars,” starred as himself in ABC Family’s holiday movie “Christmas Cupid,” and has made appearances on BRAVO’s “Interior Therapy,” ABC Family’s “Beverly Hills Nannies Reunion,” E!‘s “Studio E!” and “After Lately,” and HGTV’s “House Hunters.”

 

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