TUESDAY MAY 31 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY JUNE 1 DOUBLE PECKINPAH

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA 7:00

Warren Oates is a broken-down American living in Mexico. When he hears that a local landowner has offered a million dollars for the head of one Alfredo Garcia, he sees an easy score and a way to make something of his life. Director Sam Peckinpah was cinema’s poet laureate of alienated men on the edge, and this is his masterpiece. (1974, 112 min, 35mm)

+ THE WILD BUNCH 9:05

Doomed outlaws attempt one last bank robbery on the Tex-Mex border circa 1913 in Sam Peckinpah’s authentic American classic. William Holden incarnates weary, honorable cutthroatery, Ernest Borgnine is his right hand man, Robert Ryan is his once friend, now foe. (1969, 145 min, 35mm ‘Scope)  

 
     
   


THURSDAY JUNE 2-SUNDAY JUNE 5

SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

The 21st San Francisco Silent Film Festival takes place June 2–5, 2016 at the glorious Castro Theatre.

This year's edition is jampacked with new film discoveries and restorations, and many of our favorite musicians will be back—as well as some new faces!

THURSDAY JUNE 2
Opening Night
BEGGARS OF LIFE 7:00 with the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

FRIDAY JUNE 3

  • AMAZING TALES FROM THE ARCHIVES 10:00am
  • A WOMAN OF THE WORLD 1:00 with Donald Sosin
  • THAT NIGHT’S WIFE 3:00 with Maud Nelissen
  • MOTHERS OF MEN or EVERY WOMAN’S PROBLEM 4:30 with the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
  • VARIETE 7:15 with the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra
  • BEHIND THE DOOR 9:30 with Stephen Horne

SATUDAY JUNE 4

  • THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY 10:00am with Jon Mirsalis
  • THE STRONGEST Noon with the Matti Bye Ensemble
  • SHOOTING STARS 2:30 with Stephen Horne
  • WITHIN OUR GATES 5:15 with Oakland Symphony Musicians
  • THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT 7:30 with Guenter Buchwald Ensemble
  • THE LAST WARNING 10:00 with Donald Sosin

SUNDAY JUNE 5

  • FANTASIA OF COLOR IN EARLY CINEMA 10:00am with Donald Sosin
  • GIRLS WILL BE BOYS Noon with Maud Nelissen
  • NANOOK OF THE NORTH 1:45 with the Matti Bye Ensemble
  • DESTINY 3:45 with the Stephen Horne Ensemble
  • LES DEUX TIMIDES 6:30 with the Mont Alto Motion Picture
  • WHEN THE CLOUDS ROLL BY 8:30 with Guenter Buchwald and Frank Bockius

For the complete schedule > San Francisco Silent Film Festival

 

MONDAY JUNE 6 & TUESDAY JUNE 7 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY JUNE 8 DOUBLE FEATURE

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL 7:00

A man flees a Texas religious cult and battles local and state authorities to protect his son, who possesses otherworldly and potentially destructive powers. Jeff Nichols' (Take Shelter, Mud) first studio film is a superhero tale for the thinking viewer, and boosts its engrossing sense of mystery with heartfelt performances from, among others, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kristen Dunst, and Adam Driver. (2015, 112 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ THE SUGARLAND EXPRESS 9:05

One long chase across America's highways ensues when Texas housewife Goldie Hawn aids her husband in a jailbreak to fight against forces who want to put their child in a foster home. Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s beautifully assured feature debut marked his first collaborations with composer John Williams and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond. William Atherton, Michael Sacks and Ben Johnson co-star. (1974, 110 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY JUNE 9 DOUBLE FEATURE

UNDER THE CHERRY MOON 7:00

Pop/R&B megastar Prince made his directing debut with this whimsical tale of a French Riviera gigolo whose carefree lifestyle is utterly changed by his growing, genuine love for a young heiress. Purple Rain's Jerome Benton co-stars alongside a debuting Kristin Scott Thomas and Steven Berkoff; the gorgeous black & white cinematography is by Fassbinder collaborator Michael Ballhaus, and the songs by Prince & the Revolution are dreamily spectacular. (1986, 98 min, 35mm)

+ ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS 8:55

Julien Temple’s kaleidoscopic musical about the birth of youth culture in post-war Britain. Eddie O'Donnell stars as a spunky photographer who dances and carouses the night away in Swinging London with his eyes set on sex kitten Patsy Kensit. Appearing in memorable numbers are Ray Davies, David Bowie and Sade. The Wellesian opening is a modern marvel of movie magic! (1986, 108 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   

FRiDAY JUNE 10
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
"JOHN CARPENTER'S APOCALYPSE TRiLOGY"
Double Bill ($13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS 7:20
Director by John Carpenter, Script by Michael De Luca
w/ Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner, Charlton Heston
Ranking alongside Wes Craven’s New Nightmare as one of the most underrated horror films of the 1990s, this ode to Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft is the third entry in John Carpenter's "Apocalypse" trilogy (The Thing, Prince Of Darkness). Sam Neill (hot off the heels of Jurassic Park) plays a neo-noir investigator attempting to track down the most popular and profitable, yet missing, novelist Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow). This subtle and downright bizarre psychological descent spirals head-first into a truly remarkable post-modern tale. Preceded by trailers for upcoming MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS screenings. (1994, 95 min, 35mm ‘Scope) .

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PRiNCE OF DARKNESS 9:15
Directed by John Carpenter
Script by Martin Quatermass (aka John Carpenter)
w/ Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, Dennis Dun & Alice Cooper
In preparation for John Carpenter's first musical world tour this Summer (06.17 @Fox), come experience the second entry in Carpenter's "Apocalypse" trilogy and perhaps one of his greatest films. Trapping a dozen of under graduate scientists in a church inhabited by the "Dark Lord" himself and surrounding them with a minion of murderous street people (led by Alice Cooper!) is only the beginning of this atmospheric, gruesome slow burn that will creep its way into your deepest nightmares. Punctuated by Carpenter's straight-up supernatural soundtrack, which was sampled relentlessly on DJ Shadow's decade defining 1996 album Endtroducing. Followed by an amazing trailer reel of the “Master of Horror”. (1987, 102 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 

SATURDAY JUNE 11 PRIVATE EVENT

     
   


SUNDAY JUNE 12

FROZEN SING-A-LONG Noon

Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman.

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! (2013, full program runs approx 120 min, DCP 'Scope)


NO PASSES FOR THESE ENGAGEMENTS
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Tickets may be purchased day of show at our box office or in advance via TicketWeb.

 
     
   


SUNDAY JUNE 12 DOUBLE FEATURE

DOUBLE INDEMNITY 3:00, 7:00

Jaded insurance salesman Fred MacMurray submits to a scheme with femme fatale Barbara Stanwyck to cash in on the “accidental” death of her husband. One of the most searing of the early film noirs, it was masterfully adapted by Raymond Chandler and director Billy Wilder from the hard-boiled James M. Cain novella. Edward G. Robinson co-stars. (1944, 107 min, DCP)

+ STRANGERS ON A TRAIN 5:05, 9:05

Tennis pro Farley Granger meets charming psychopath Robert Walker on a train and they forge an unholy pact involving murder. Alfred Hitchcock’s endlessly rewarding thriller was co-scripted by Raymond Chandler. (1951, 101 min, 35mm)

 

MONDAY JUNE 13 & TUESDAY JUNE 14 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


WEDNESDAY JUNE 15 DOUBLE FEATURE

MILES AHEAD 7:00
Miles Davis was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. And how do you make a movie about him? You get to know the man inside and out and then you reveal him in full, which is exactly what Don Cheadle does as a director, a writer, and an actor with this remarkable portrait of Davis, refracted through his crazy days in the late ’70s. Holed up in his Manhattan apartment, wracked with pain from a variety of ailments and sweating for the next check from his record company, dodging sycophants and industry executives, he is haunted by memories of old glories and humiliations and of his years with his great love Frances Taylor (Emayatzy Corinealdi). Every second of Cheadle’s cinematic mosaic is passionately engaged with its subject: this is, truly, one of the finest films ever made about the life of an artist. With Ewan McGregor as Dave Brill, the “reporter” who cons his way into Miles’ apartment. – New York Film Festival. (2016, 100 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ BIRD 8:50
Bird is a very rare item: a movie biography that demonstrates an uncommon respect for the facts of the case at the same time that it gracefully modulates into a work of assured personal expression. Clint Eastwood`s Charlie Parker, as played with impressive restraint and insightfulness by Forest Whitaker, is both a great jazz musician, who made a dazzling contribution to American culture and died a victim of his consuming addictions, and a figure out of Eastwood`s personal universe, a loner whose uneasy relationship with the world is marked by violence and self-torture. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune. (1988, 161 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY JUNE 16 THROUGH SUNDAY JUNE 26 SPECIAL EVENT

Frameline40 presents The King of Queer Film Festivals. The San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, June 16–26, celebrates four decades of showcasing ground-breaking cinema with 11 days of films that reflect queer stories from across the globe. Commemorate legendary filmmakers and discover emerging talent at the world’s longest-running and largest celebration of queer cinema. Info and tickets: frameline.org/festival

Some highlights from this year’s Festival include:

June 16
OPENING NIGHT
KIKI 7:00 More than two decades after Paris Is Burning, filmmakers Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s vibrant documentary fast-forwards to the ballroom scene of today: an unapologetically flamboyant and political subculture centered on LGBTQ youth of color, for whom dance is far more than performance. (94 min)

June 17
SHOWCASE
SUMMERTIME 7:00 Oh, those heady days of the 1970s, when passion and politics intertwined. In this smart, sexy movie, French farm girl Delphine finds love with Parisian feminist Carole, but family keeps pulling her back into the closet. (105 min)

HOLDING THE MAN 9:30 Based on the beloved 1995 memoir of the same name by Australian writer and activist Timothy Conigrave, this beautiful, sexy, and heartbreaking drama is a love story for the ages and a powerful tribute to a couple whose passion was on a collision course with HIV/AIDS. (127 min)

June 18
FRAMELINE AWARDEE FILM
FILM HAWK 3:30 Curator. Consultant. Mentor. Producer. Independent film guru. Bob Hawk is all that and much more. For 40 years, he has championed and discovered new film talent. Friends, admirers, and protégés share their love for the great impresario as he celebrates his 75th birthday. (75 min)

SHOWCASE
PUSHING DEAD 6:30 In this quirky dark comedy set in San Francisco, a bureaucratic snafu keeps an HIV-positive writer from getting his prescriptions. Skewering healthcare bureaucracy, a gentrifying city, and the tribulations of being a longtime HIV survivor, the film features a terrific ensemble cast, including James Roday, Robin Weigert, Danny Glover, and Khandi Alexander. (108 min)

SHOWCASE
THE INTERVENTION 9:15 Friends and family stage a marriage intervention for a toxic couple, only to have to confront their own issues in writer-director-star Clea DuVall’s sharp, funny, and honest portrayal of the complexities of modern adult relationships. (91 min)

June 19
WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED 4:00 This glitzy, dishy documentary traces the rise and fall and rise again of one of the most prolific costume designers of Hollywood’s golden age (and an early boyfriend of Cary Grant): three-time Academy Award winner Orry-Kelly. It’s a must-see for classic-film buffs. (100 min)

FIRST GIRL I LOVED 6:30 Opposites attract in this alternately funny and heart-rending high school coming-out story, as a tentative romance blossoms between yearbook editor Anne and softball star Sasha. (91 min)

I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY 9:15 A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón follows a pair of skateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality and become involved in black-market blood trafficking. (100 min)

June 20
CENTERPIECE
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR 6:30
At the tail end of the “Satanic ritual abuse panic” of the 1990s, four Latina lesbian women were accused and wrongfully convicted of a heinous sexual assault. After serving over a decade in prison, the women won’t stop fighting to prove their innocence, in this heart-wrenching examination of the criminal justice system. (91 min)

CLOSET MONSTER 9:15 Teenage lust, woozy visions, and a talking hamster voiced by Isabella Rossellini bring to life a queer coming-of-age tale that’s as strange, scary, and sublime as the real experience—in this first feature by rising talent Stephen Dunn (Pop-up Porno, Frameline39). (90 min)

June 21
CENTERPIECE
BEING 17 7:00 When Thomas, the adopted son of rural mountain farmers, has to temporarily share a home with the more urbane Damien, the two hostile boys are forced to negotiate the challenges of unspoken desire, in director André Téchiné’s alluring new masterwork. (116 min)

WOMEN WHO KILL 9:30 Exes Morgan and Jean are “Women Who Kill,” co-hosts of a podcast about female murderers. But what if Morgan’s mysterious new girlfriend might actually be a killer herself? (93 min)

June 22
YOU’LL NEVER BE ALONE 4:00 Winner of the Teddy Jury Prize at this year’s Berlinale, Chilean pop star Alex Anwandter’s powerful directorial debut follows the desperate attempts of a father to seek justice after his teenage gay son is brutally attacked on the street. (81 min)

CENTERPIECE
AWOL 6:30 Tomboy Joey and married mom Rayna fall for each other in this story of star-crossed love set in working-class rural Pennsylvania. The pair can’t quit each other, but they struggle to imagine a life together as Joey’s deployment for Afghanistan approaches. (85 min)

TOMCAT 9:30 The happy existence of a handsome couple living outside Vienna with their beloved tomcat, Moses, unravels after a shocking, violent incident, in this year’s winner of the prestigious Teddy Award at the Berlinale. (114 min)

June 23
SHOWCASE
SPA NIGHT 6:30 The LA air is thick with sublimated desire and frustrated yearning in Andrew Ahn’s deeply felt feature debut, a touching study of a virginal, closeted teenager wrestling with his Korean-born parents’ expectations and the forbidden, mysterious allure of men’s bodies. (93 min)

SHOWCASE
PARIS 05:59: THEO & HUGO 9:15 Explicit sex has rarely been used to explore the contours of a new relationship so effectively. After a sweaty bout in a Paris sex club, Theo and Hugo take off together on their bicycles, engaging in beautifully crafted and moving dialogue that traverses an extraordinary range of personal and psychological territory. (97 min)

June 24
SHOWCASE
RARA 6:30 With her first feature, writer-director Pepa San Martín constructs a brilliantly subtle family drama that is both a poignant coming-of-age tale and a based-on-a-true-story account of a lesbian marriage threatened by social forces, told chiefly from almost-13-year-old daughter Sarah’s perspective. (88 min)

BEARCITY 3 9:15 The beefy, burly boys of the sweet and sexy series return for a romp in the woods, tent-hopping and wisecracking their way toward true romance and out-and-proud parenthood on a campy camping trip as the beloved trilogy comes to a climax in a furry flurry of hirsute pursuit. (108 min)

June 25
SHOWCASE
GROWING UP COY 11:00am In a highly conservative Colorado town, a pink-loving, pig-tailed six-year-old girl named Coy becomes the unlikely poster child for transgender rights, in a landmark case that is reverberating in state courts across the country. (86 min)

SHOWCASE
THE TRANS LIST 4:00 Boasting an impressive assemblage of transgender luminaries—including Buck Angel, Laverne Cox, and Shane Ortega—this riveting documentary highlights the distinct individuality and diverse outlooks of its subjects, while simultaneously evoking the collective power of an indomitable community. (60 min)

SHOWCASE
STRIKE A POSE 8:30 In 1990, seven male dancers joined Madonna on her taboo-busting Blond Ambition tour—which blew the roof off of global pop culture, raised AIDS awareness, and turned the dancers into sudden celebrities. This empathetic yet probing portrait revisits that era and traces the dancers’ paths from youthful exuberance to complicated adulthood. (83 min)

June 26
FUN IN GIRLS SHORTS 11:00am The unabashed horror of LBD and LTRs, misadventures in queer baby-making, rugby scrums Down Under, and ride-or-die loyalty are all part of this year’s grin-inducing and powerful collection of queer women’s shorts! (68 min)

FUN IN BOYS SHORTS 1:30 Why the long face? Break out the smiles and the popcorn as we celebrate homo hilarity in nine comic shorts. (66 min)

CLOSING NIGHT FILM
LOOKING 7:00 Rendered in the same radically real style that made the HBO series a watershed in the presentation of ordinary gay lives, Looking, the movie, reunites the show’s sexy San Franciscans in a romantic drama that delivers the sweet satisfaction of closure. (85 min)

 

MONDAY JUNE 27 & TUESDAY JUNE 28 THEATRE CLOSED

WEDNESDAY JUNE 29 PRIVATE EVENT

     
   


THURSDAY JUNE 30

 
 
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