SATURDAY JANUARY 19 SPECIAL EVENT

BEST IN SHOW 20th Anniversary Screening and Reunion 4:00

This show is SOLD OUT. Tickets may be available at the door night-of.

Dog lovers and comedy lovers unite for one of the funniest films of our time! Filmed 20 years ago, "Best in Show" was directed by Christopher Guest from a script outline by Guest and Eugene Levy, and improvised by an incredible cast, almost all of whom will appear for an in-depth onstage conversation before the screening, moderated by Kevin Pollak.

 
     
   


SATURDAY JANUARY 19 SPECIAL EVENT

Big Terrific with Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman and Max Silvestri 8:00

SF Sketchfest is excited to welcome Jenny Slate, Gabe Liedman, and Max Silvestri as they host BIG TERRIFIC, a silly and love-filled mix of stand-up and conversation between best friends, like the Newlywed Game played by 3 sexually incompatible people. Tix: https://sched.co/IkoO

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 20 SPECIAL EVENT

LOCAL HERO with special guest Peter Reigert 12:30

Join SF Sketchfest for a perfect Sunday afternoon at the Castro Theatre for a screening of Bill Forsyth's classic 1983 film Local Hero with an in-depth onstage interview with co-star Peter Riegert, in conversation with Marc Hershon. Up-and-coming Houston oil executive "Mac" MacIntyre (Peter Riegert) gets more than he bargained for when a seemingly simple business trip to Scotland changes his outlook on life. Sent by his colorful boss (Burt Lancaster) to the small village of Ferness, Mac is looking to quickly buy out the townspeople so his company can build a new refinery. But after a taste of country life Mac begins to question whether he is on the right side of this transaction. Tickets here: https://sched.co/IrPy

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 20 SPECIAL EVENT

RiffTrax: Day of the Shorts 4:00

Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and Rifftrax.com return to SF Sketchfest for a seventh edition of RiffTrax Shorts -- taking on some of the worst PSA, educational, scientific and promotional shorts of yesteryear, and riff them into submission. Joining the duo are guest riffers and original MST3K writers and performers Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and Bridget Nelson, frequent RiffTrax Presents team Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, and special guest Paul F. Tompkins! Tickets

 
     
   


SUNDAY JANUARY 20 SPECIAL EVENT

Who’s Laughing Now: An Evening with Bruce Campbell and EVIL DEAD 2 8:00

Who's laughing now? SF Sketchfest can't wait to welcome Bruce Campbell for a screening of "Evil Dead II," w/ an extended pre-film introduction & in-depth post-film Q&A. DO NOT miss Bruce unleashed on the Castro stage. Hail to the king, baby. https://sched.co/Ikpq

 
     
   


MONDAY JANUARY 21
GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM and BEST DIRECTOR

ROMA (2:30), 5:15, 8:00 BUY TICKETS

Acclaimed for his blockbusters Children of Men and Gravity, Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuarón draws on his own childhood to craft his most personal project to date. The film follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City, and creates a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Shot in 65mm and evocative black & white, Cuarón's marvelous film needs to be experienced on the Castro’s glorious widescreen for full impact. (2018, 135 min, DCP 'Scope)

 
     
   


TUESDAY JANUARY 22 SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Is Proud To Present...
RACE CHASER LIVE! 7:00

Starring the inimitable talents, zany humor and deep, drag wisdom of ALASKA & WILLAM!
RACE CHASER is the current hit podcast devoted to the discussion and dissection of every episode of RuPaul's Drag Race starting from the very beginning. Hosted by two of the most iconic queens to ever compete on the show: ALASKA (Season 5, All-Stars 2) and WILLAM (Season 4, Drag U), RACE CHASER is an insider's look at the worldwide phenomena that is RuPaul's Drag Race. Expect Drag Race analysis, dishy behind-the-scene stories, and very special guests! This one-time only Castro Theatre appearance is not your average podcast taping gals: these queens will definitely pull a stunt! Expect Surprise Drag Guests! Special Performances! Audience Participation! Games! Contests! Prizes! Q&A! Chase the Race with us! Tickets at peacheschrist.com

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23 STEPHEN KING DOUBLE FEATURE

THE SHINING 7:00 BUY TICKETS

When adapting the literary greats to the screen, be they Nabokov, Burgess, Thackeray, or a Stephen King novel about a writer losing it in a haunted hotel, Stanley Kubrick makes their stories quite his own. Ride the axe handle with Jack Nicholson’s iconic performance as you enter Kubrick’s secretive world of snowbound horror. Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers are all trapped in the bloody proceedings. (1980, 145 min, 35mm)

+ THE DEAD ZONE 5:00, 9:35

Loosely based on Stephen King's bestseller, the story follows a schoolteacher (Christopher Walken) who emerges from a coma with the ability to 'see' the past, present, and future. David Cronenberg's somber film possesses his trademark ominous, unsettling atmosphere, and is emotionally grounded by Walken's haunted, melancholic performance. Brooke Adams, Herbert Lom, Tom Skerritt, and Martin Sheen co-star. (1983, 103 min, DCP)

 
     
   


THURSDAY JANUARY 24 SPECIAL EVENT

OFFICE SPACE 20th Anniversary screening, conversation and Q&A 8:00

Grab your tickets and your properly filled out TPS Reports and head down to the Castro Theater (Yeah, we're gonna need you to come in on Thursday) for a 20th Anniversary celebration of the classic workplace comedy. Join writer/director Mike Judge and members of the cast including Diedrich Bader ("Lawrence"), David Herman (“Michael Bolton”) and more TBA for a screening, conversation, Q&A, costume contest and other fun pieces of flair! Tickets now on sale!

 
     
   


FRIDAY JANUARY 25-SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3 SPECIAL EVENT

NOIR CITY 17: Film Noir in the 1950s

Think the 1950s were buttoned-down and conservative? Think again. Dive into NOIR CITY 17 and experience the rush of a turbulent and transitional time in American history, culture, and cinema. Nothing would ever be the same. Go to noircity.com for advance tickets online and complete program notes.

Friday, January 25 | 1950
World Premiere FNF 35mm Restoration!
TRAPPED 7:30 78 min. Dir: Richard Fleischer
THE FILE ON THELMA JORDON 9:15 67 min. Dir: Robert Siodmak

Saturday Matinée, January 26 | 1951
THE WELL 1:30 86 min. Dir: Russell Rouse
DETECTIVE STORY 3:15 103 min. Dir: William Wyler
Saturday Evening, January 26 | 1952
THE TURNING POINT 7:30 85 min. Dir: William Dieterle
ANGEL FACE 9:15 91 min. Dir: Otto Preminger
Sunday, January 27 | 1953
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET 1:00, 4:30, 8:50 80 min. Dir: Samuel Fuller
CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS 2:40, 7:00 90 min. Dir: John H. Auer
Monday, January 28 | 1954
PUSHOVER 7:30 88 min. Dir: Richard Quine
PRIVATE HELL 36 9:20 81 min. Dir: Don Siegel
Tuesday, January 29 | 1955
KISS ME DEADLY 7:30 106 min. Dir: Robert Aldrich
KILLER’S KISS 9:40 67 min. Dir: Stanley Kubrick
Wednesday, January 30 | 1956
THE SCARLET HOUR 7:15 95 min. Dir: Michael Curtiz
A KISS BEFORE DYING 9:10 94 min. Dir: Gerd Oswald
Thursday, January 31 | 1957
NIGHTFALL 7:30 78 min. Dir: Jacques Tourneur
THE BURGLAR 9:10 90 min. Dir: Paul Wendkos
Friday, February 1 | 1958
TOUCH OF EVIL 7:30 95 min. Dir: Orson Welles
MURDER BY CONTRACT 9:30 81 min. Dir: Irving Lerner
Saturday Matinée, February 2 | 1959
THE CRIMSON KIMONO 1:30 82 min. Dir: Samuel Fuller
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW 3:15 96 min. Dir: Robert Wise
Saturday Evening, February 2 | 1960
BREATHLESS 7:15 90 min. Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
PSYCHO 9:15 109 min. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
Sunday, February 3 | 1961
UNDERWORLD, U.S.A. 1:00, 4:40, 8:40 99 min. Dir: Samuel Fuller
BLAST OF SILENCE 3:00, 7:00 77 min. Dir: Allen Baron

 
 
     
   


THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14 DOUBLE FEATURE
NEW RESTORATIONS!
Introduced by TCM’S EDDIE MULLER!

DETOUR 7:30
From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist (Tom Neal) finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long available only in substandard public domain prints, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration. (1945, 69 min, 4K DCP)

+ THE HITCH-HIKER 9:00
Remembered as one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s, Ida Lupino's The Hitch-Hiker remains the only classic film noir directed by a woman. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, this is the tension-laden saga of two men (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (William Talman) and forced to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. Independently produced, The Hitch-Hiker tackles an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to consider. Part of the National Film Registry. (1953, 71 min, DCP)

 
 
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