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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 1 BOGART & BACALL DOUBLE FEATURE

TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT 7:05

The film where lovebirds Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met and fell madly for each other has Bogie as a fishing boat captain who hooks Bacall while fishing for Nazis in war-torn Martinique. Loosely based on a Hemingway story, magnificently directed by Howard Hawks. Walter Brennan co-stars. (1944, 100 min, 35mm)

+ DARK PASSAGE 5:00, 9:00

Falsely convicted wife-murderer/San Quentin escapee Bogart is offered asylum from wealthy socialite Bacall and becomes bent on clearing his name. With extensive use of the first person camera technique, this is the strangest and most experimental of Bogie and Bacall's collaborations. Based on the David Goodis novel, screenwriter/director Delmer Daves makes good use of San Francisco locales. (1947, 106 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 2 3-D DOUBLE FEATURE

JAWS 3-D 7:30

The nuttiest movie of the ‘80s 3-D revival moves the carnage from Amity Island to…Sea World theme park! Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and (fresh off an Oscar win) Louis Gossett, Jr. dodge the flesh-eating menace with a hefty dose of campy dialogue Director Joe Alves enhances the inventive death scenes with gonzo 3-D effects. (1983, 99 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ DRIVE ANGRY 3D 9:25

…And the nuttiest movie of the current 3-D revival stars Nicolas Cage as a dead truck driver who breaks out of Hell to rescue his infant granddaughter from a Satanic cult. Weird turns by Cage and villain William Fichtner and a soundtrack of Canuck rock propel this extreme send-up of ‘70s exploitation films. Patrick Lussier (My Bloody Valentine 3D) directed. (2011, 104 min, DCP)

 
     
   


FRIDAY OCTOBER 3 STEPHEN KING DOUBLE FEATURE

CHRISTINE 7:15

A possessed ’58 Plymouth Fury with a malevolent past transforms a teen nerd into a super cool hot shot. Jealousies ensue, friendships are challenged and bullies are killed. In an improvement over Stephen King’s novel, director John Carpenter assembles key elements of his past films and delivers this sleek joyride of revenge. Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul and Harry Dean Stanton star. (1983, 110 min, DCP ‘Scope)

 

+ CARRIE 9:25

High school is a snake pit as Sissy Spacek ignites her telekinetic powers to thwart that special brand of cruelty unique to teenage girls. This melding of minds between author Stephen King and director Brian De Palma created one of the horror genre's true classics. Piper Laurie, Betty Buckley, William Katt and Amy Irving co-star. (1976, 98 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 SPECIAL EVENT

Disney’s FROZEN SING-A-LONG 1:00
Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Friends.
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!
THESE WILL BE THE LAST FROZEN SING-A-LONGS OF THE YEAR! (2013, full program runs approx 135 min, DCP 'Scope)

NO PASSES FOR THIS ENGAGEMENT
Special Admission: $16 general / $11 kids (12-) & seniors (62+)
Advance tix via
Ticketweb

 
     
   


EVENING PROGRAM:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4 DOUBLE FEATURE

THE BAD SEED 7:05

Young Patty McCormack makes one's blood run cold as Rhoda, a too-good-to-be-true grade schooler whose inherited evil brings several people to their demise. Mervyn LeRoy’s film version of Maxwell Anderson’s Broadway play is tremendous, spellbinding fun with a bevy of acclaimed performances from Nancy Kelly, Henry Jones and Eileen Heckart. (1956, 129 min, 35mm)

 

+ VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED 5:30, 9:30

The small town of Midwich is rocked by several unexplained phenomena: first the residents all pass out, only to awaken to find the women of the village pregnant. They later give birth simultaneously, and find their children growing at an alarming rate, and possessed of knowledge and abilities that can't possibly be human. George Sanders is a professor working to understand — and fight — the growing threat in this atmospheric British fantasy classic, from the mind of John Wyndham (The Day of the Triffids). (1960, 77 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SUNDAY OCTOBER 5
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH 1923-2014

GANDHI 7:00

It was Richard Attenborough’s lifelong dream to bring the life story of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi to the screen. Told n the tradition of the great Hollywood epics, the film transcends the typical biopic on a grand scale, with vivid recreations of indelible incidents from Gandhi's life. Attenborough’s triumph swept the Oscars, winning eight, including Best Picture, the unforgettable Ben Kingsley for Best Actor, and Best Director. (1982, 183 min + intermission, DCP ‘Scope)

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 6 THEATRE CLOSED

     
   


TUESDAY OCTOBER 7 SPECIAL EVENT
INFORUM presents
AN EVENING WITH NICHOLAS KRISTOF

Kristof is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, awarded first in 1990 for his coverage of China’s Tiananmen Square democracy movement and later in 2006 for his reporting on genocide in Darfur. Nick’s latest book, A Path Appears, champions stories of individuals, organizations, and research breakthroughs that took small steps to make not-so-small differences in the world. Kristof reminds us that you don’t have to devote your life or give away millions to have a profound impact on the lives of the suffering. Time: 5:45 check-in and premium reception, 6:30 program, 7:30 book signing.
See more at: commonwealthclub.org

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8 DOUBLE FEATURE

LUCY 7:30

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in this action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Morgan Freeman co-stars. (2014, 89 min, DCP ‘Scope)

+ SAMSARA 9:15

Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means "the ever turning wheel of life" and it is the point of departure for filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson (Baraka, Chronos) as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Made over a four-year period in twenty-five countries on five continents, Samsara transports us via stunning cinematography to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. (2011, 102 min, DCP 'Scope)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 9 SPECIAL EVENT

HOW WE GOT TO NOW with Steven Johnson 7:30

KQED, in partnership with Stanford Health Care, presents a sneak preview of How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson. Hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made our modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. Program host Steven Johnson and Twitter co-founder/Jelly Industries CEO Biz Stone in conversation with KQED Public Radio's Mina Kim.
Tickets at stevenjohnson.eventbrite.com
More info at KQED.org/events

 
     
   


FRIDAY OCTOBER 10 SPECIAL EVENT S.F. PREMIERE

18th ANNUAL ARAB FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT and PARTY

MAY IN THE SUMMER 7:30

Directed by Cherien Dabis. May in the Summer follows sophisticated New Yorker May Brennan to her childhood home of Amman, Jordan for her wedding. Shortly after reuniting with her sisters and their long-since divorced parents, myriad familial and cultural conflicts lead May to question the big step she is about to take. VIP Package includes special invitation to the VIP Reception (6:00) before the film screening, and the After Party at the Churchill (10:00 - Church and Market).

For tickets and full information visit: arabfilmfestival.org

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 11 AFTERNOON

SPARTACUS 1:00

Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning saga centered on a Roman slave revolt headed by Kirk Douglas’s titular folklore hero still holds the power to amaze. The cast of major league actors — among them Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons, Laurence Olivier and especially Charles Laughton — all make exceptional work of Dalton Trumbo’s reflective screenplay, while Kubrick himself handles the film’s mechanics of corruption with skill. This is widescreen, epic filmmaking on a massive scale: the final battle scene stretches as far as the eye can see — to see it once again on the big screen, in all its expansive glory, is a treat not to be missed. (1960, 196 min + intermission, 35mm ‘Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 11 SPECIAL EVENT

SUNRISE 8:00
Featuring LIVE Wurlitzer accompaniment by Warren Lubich!

F.W. Murnau's Sunrise represents the art of the wordless cinema at its apex. Graced with glistening photography that bestows a magical quality, this bittersweet tale of temptation and redemption is considered by many to be the finest silent film ever made by a Hollywood studio. With George O’Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston. (1927, 110 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


SUNDAY OCTOBER 12 SPECIAL EVENT

KEY LARGO 2:45, 7:00

Bogie & Bacall star in John Huston's smart thriller as two among a small group of people held hostage by gangster Edward G. Robinson in a Florida Keys hotel during a tropical storm. Co-starring Lionel Barrymore, and featuring Claire Trevor’s in a searing Oscar-winning performance. (1948, 100 min, 35mm)

HARPER 4:45, 8:55

Set in swinging ‘60s Los Angeles, Paul Newman shines as the wise-guy private eye adept at chewing gum and barely scrapping by. Showcased in his kidnapping investigation is a parade of unpredictable performances from Lauren Bacall, Shelley Winters, Julie Harris and Robert Webber. Directed by Jack Smight; screenplay by William Goldman. (1966, 121 min, 35mm 'Scope)

 
     
   


MONDAY OCTOBER 13 & TUESDAY OCTOBER 14

VERTIGO Mon (2:30), 5:15, 8:00; Tue 5:15, 8:00 4K Restoration!

Early-retired San Francisco policeman James Stewart is asked to follow a friend’s wife prone to mysterious absences. As his detecting soon turns to obsession, the film builds to dizzying heights of duplicity, derangement and delusion. Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece is his most powerful and personal work, and has been challenging viewers across the decades to decode its layers of symbolism. Co-starring Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes and Bernard Herrmann’s indelible score. (1958, 129 min, DCP)

 

 
     
   


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15 ANNA MAGNANI DOUBLE FEATURE

ROME OPEN CITY 5:00, 7:00 New 4K Restoration!

This was Roberto Rossellini’s revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Starring Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiancée of a resistance member—Rome Open City (Roma città aperta) is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. In Italian and German with English subtitles. (1945, 100 min, DCP)

+ THE FUGITIVE KIND 8:55

A top tier cast sinks their teeth into this enthralling film where smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Marlon Brando drifts into a Mississippi town, stoking the flames of local wild child Joanne Woodward and sexually frustrated Anna Magnani. Director Sidney Lumet wrangles both the intense, fearless performances and Tennessee Williams’ hot-blooded storytelling and social critique, resulting in a drama of uncommon sophistication and craft. (1960, 121 min, 35mm)

 
     
   


THURSDAY OCTOBER 16

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (5:00), 7:00, 9:00

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen's latest is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. Marcia Gay Harden, Eileen Atkins and Jacki Weaver co-star. (2014, 97 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 

 
     
   


MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents
FRIDAY OCTOMBER 17
"FiGHTiNG THE DRAGON" DOUBLE BiLL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DARK KNiGHT 7:00

With the 2008 Presidential Election looming in the wings, co-writer/director Christopher Nolan took aim at America 's counter-intuitive political landscape and the result...has defined a generation. While this darker-than-black, neo-noir reboot of DC's most famous vigilante was defiantly ignored by the Academy Awards for a Best Picture nod, Heath Ledger's all-encompassing performance as The Joker won him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. (2008, 153 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

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REiGN OF FiRE 9:45

Coined by critics at the time as a $60 million dollar B-movie, this off-the-wall horror film showcases one of Matthew McConaughey's most memorable performances as he attempts to single handedly battle an entire harem of fire-breathing dragons. And yet, this unstoppable SFX extravaganza teams him up with both a Dark Knight (Christian Bale) and a Gladiator (Gerard Butler) and a set design that even present-day giant-monster flicks need to go back and emulate. (2002, 101 min, 35mm ‘Scope)

 

 

 

 
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