Show Times

Friday 24, November

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

TBC

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

The Departure

The Departure

UN

Saturday 25, November

Faces Places

Faces Places

PGfor brief nude images and thematic elements.

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

TBC

The Departure

The Departure

UN

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

Sunday 26, November

Jane

Jane

NR

The Departure

The Departure

UN

Human Flow

Human Flow

PG-13for thematic material including a disturbing image.

Faces Places

Faces Places

PGfor brief nude images and thematic elements.

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

TBC

Monday 27, November

Human Flow

Human Flow

PG-13for thematic material including a disturbing image.

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

Jane

Jane

NR

Tuesday 28, November

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

TBC

The Departure

The Departure

UN

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

Wednesday 29, November

PAN'S LABYRINTH + THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE

PAN'S LABYRINTH + THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE

Faces Places

Faces Places

PGfor brief nude images and thematic elements.

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

Thursday 30, November

CCSF Festival of the Moving Image 2017

CCSF Festival of the Moving Image 2017

Lady Bountiful + Cura

Lady Bountiful + Cura

My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

UN

Friday 1, December

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Saturday 2, December

Looney Tunes in 35mm

Looney Tunes in 35mm

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (35MM) + DEMENTIA 13 (35MM)

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (35MM) + DEMENTIA 13 (35MM)

Sunday 3, December

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Lane 1974

Lane 1974

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Monday 4, December

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

The Sensitives

The Sensitives

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Tuesday 5, December

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Wednesday 6, December

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Thursday 7, December

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Friday 8, December

Shadowman

Shadowman

Dogtooth + Alps

Dogtooth + Alps

Saturday 9, December

Agitprop 2

Agitprop 2

Bobbi Jene

Bobbi Jene

Shadowman

Shadowman

Sunday 10, December

Bobbi Jene

Bobbi Jene

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

NR

Shadowman

Shadowman

Monday 11, December

Shadowman

Shadowman

Tuesday 12, December

The Gartland Fire

The Gartland Fire

Bobbi Jene

Bobbi Jene

Shadowman

Shadowman

Wednesday 13, December

Shadowman

Shadowman

Noir Noël - French Xmas Noir

Noir Noël - French Xmas Noir

Thursday 14, December

Shadowman

Shadowman

Roxie Mixtape #4

Roxie Mixtape #4

Friday 15, December

Along for the Ride & Blue Velvet

Along for the Ride & Blue Velvet

Saturday 16, December

Films by Bruce Conner

Films by Bruce Conner

Along for the Ride & True Romance

Along for the Ride & True Romance

Sunday 17, December

Films by Bruce Conner

Films by Bruce Conner

Along for the Ride & Out of the Blue

Along for the Ride & Out of the Blue

Monday 18, December

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Tuesday 19, December

Barney's Wall

Barney's Wall

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Wednesday 20, December

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Thursday 21, December

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

Friday 22, December

Brazil & Twelve Monkeys

Brazil & Twelve Monkeys

Saturday 23, December

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

Christmas Evil

Christmas Evil

Monday 25, December

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

R

Wednesday 27, December

Nippon Nights: Battle Royale

Nippon Nights: Battle Royale

R

Agitprop 2

Agitprop 2

Renegade programmer Don Malcolm’s acclaimed AGITPROP! series continues with three cautionary tales (Force of Evil, The Ear, Punishment Park) that pinpoint the perils awaiting social justice warriors.

It's Not Just America At Risk: Classic Cautionary Tales Still In Play Today

Coercion... FORCE OF EVIL (USA, 1948, Abraham Polonsky, 78m, B&W) 1:00 Blacklisted director!

Surveillance... UCHO aka THE EAR (Czechoslovakia, 1970, Karel Kachyna, 94m, B&W) 2:45 Film banned for 20 years!

Mind Games. PUNISHMENT PARK (UK/USA, 1971, Peter Watkins, 91m, color) 4:30 Most incendiary "mockumentary" ever!

Saturday 9, December

Along for the Ride

Along for the Ride

“Along for the Ride” explores the highs, lows and ultimately – the phoenix like ascension of iconic Hollywood maverick Dennis Hopper – all as seen through the eyes of his mysterious longtime “right-hand man” – Satya de la Manitou. Filmmaker NICK EBELING chronicles the unlikely duo’s incredible 40+ year journey, an enduring and intense brotherhood, as intimately complex as Hopper’s own legendary career. De la Manitou re-examines his dedication to his friend’s idiosyncratic and uncompromising genius,

reminiscing with a fascinating cast of characters – Hopper’s co-conspirators, family and friends – all those that were also – unwittingly or willingly – ALONG FOR THE RIDE. The result…is one hell of a trip. Original Score by Gemma Thompson of Savages. “Along for the Ride” also features rare and unseen photos and vintage film.

Monday 18, December

Tuesday 19, December

Wednesday 20, December

Thursday 21, December

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Along for the Ride & Blue Velvet

Along for the Ride & Blue Velvet

ALONG FOR THE RIDE (w/Q&A with director) at 7pm will be followed by BLUE VELVET at 9:30pm. See either for $12 or both for $15!

ALONG FOR THE RIDE 7PM

Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-american madman, the many sides of Dennis Hopper, as told by his enigmatic right-hand man Satya de la Manitou, are explored in Nick Ebeling’s remarkable doc confirming Hopper as a major filmmaker, a fact often eclipsed by his legend. Through the triumph of EASY RIDER, the magnificent career suicide of THE LAST MOVIE, the overlooked masterpiece OUT OF THE BLUE, and a midlife come back after plenty of booze and brawling, ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a vivacious work of film biography with a freewheeling style only appropriate to its anarchic subject. Score by Gemma Thompson. 90 min. DCP.

BLUE VELVET 9:30PM

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. Written and directed by David Lynch. 120 min. 35mm print courtesy of Park Circus.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE (w/Q&A with director) at 7pm will be followed by BLUE VELVET at 9:30pm. See either for $12 or both for $15!

Friday 15, December

Along for the Ride & Out of the Blue

Along for the Ride & Out of the Blue

ALONG FOR THE RIDE (+ A HERO OF OUR TIME, 28 min) at 6pm will be followed by OUT OF THE BLUE at 8:30pm. See either for $12 or both for $15!

ALONG FOR THE RIDE 6PM

Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-american madman, the many sides of Dennis Hopper, as told by his enigmatic right-hand man Satya de la Manitou, are explored in Nick Ebeling’s remarkable doc confirming Hopper as a major filmmaker, a fact often eclipsed by his legend. Through the triumph of EASY RIDER, the magnificent career suicide of THE LAST MOVIE, the overlooked masterpiece OUT OF THE BLUE, and a midlife come back after plenty of booze and brawling, ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a vivacious work of film biography with a freewheeling style only appropriate to its anarchic subject. Score by Gemma Thompson. 90min. DCP

+added bonus: A HERO OF OUR TIME

Loosely based on a section of Mikhail Lermontov's classic Russian novel of the same title, the film involves a displaced cowboy (played by Kevin Jarre, the screenwriter of Rambo), a sociopathic record producer (Dennis Hopper) and, caught between them, a gum-chewing valley girl who would rather be somewhere else (Natalie Zimmerman). Lermontov's 19th century novel leaves a vapor trail on the action, but A Hero of Our Time is more precisely a portrait of contemporary Los Angeles, a tale of wayward heroism played out against a landscape of yearning and desolation. Dennis Hopper's participation occurred during a break in the filming of Blue Velvet. (BAMPFA). Directed by Michael Almereyda. 28 min. 35mm.

OUT OF THE BLUE (8:30PM)

A young girl whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. Directed by Dennis Hopper. 93min. 35mm.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE (+ A HERO OF OUR TIME, 28 min) at 6pm will be followed by OUT OF THE BLUE at 8:30pm. See either for $12 or both for $15!

Sunday 17, December

Along for the Ride & True Romance

Along for the Ride & True Romance

ALONG FOR THE RIDE at 7pm will be followed by TRUE ROMANCE at 9pm. See either for $12 or both for $15!

ALONG FOR THE RIDE 7PM

Method actor, filmmaker, photographer, fine artist, art collector, and all-american madman, the many sides of Dennis Hopper, as told by his enigmatic right-hand man Satya de la Manitou, are explored in Nick Ebeling’s remarkable doc confirming Hopper as a major filmmaker, a fact often eclipsed by his legend. Through the triumph of EASY RIDER, the magnificent career suicide of THE LAST MOVIE, the overlooked masterpiece OUT OF THE BLUE, and a midlife come back after plenty of booze and brawling, ALONG FOR THE RIDE is a vivacious work of film biography with a freewheeling style only appropriate to its anarchic subject. Score by Gemma Thompson. 90min. DCP

TRUE ROMANCE (9pm)

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it. Directed by Tony Scott. 121 min. 35mm.

ALONG FOR THE RIDE at 7pm will be followed by TRUE ROMANCE at 9pm. See either for $12 or both for $15!

Saturday 16, December

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US

NR

Seventy-five years ago, Executive Order 9066 paved the way to the profound violation of constitutional rights that resulted in the forced incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans. Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, And Then They Came for Us brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it. And Then They Came for Us is a cautionary and inspiring tale for these dark times. Please partner with us to share this critical story. Producer/Co-director: Abby Ginzberg. Co-director/Editor: George Takei

Sunday 10, December

Barney's Wall

Barney's Wall

A searching probe of the psyche of bad-boy publisher and radical culture warrior Barney Rosset, who defied censors, smashed sexual taboos, and unleashed the Sixties counter-culture. Panel follows.

Directed and produced by Sandy Gotham Meehan and William Cole. 2017. 95min. DCP.

Tuesday 19, December

Bobbi Jene

Bobbi Jene

"Bobbi Jene " is a love story, portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman's fight for independence, a woman trying to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance.

Saturday 9, December

Sunday 10, December

Tuesday 12, December

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BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (35MM) + DEMENTIA 13 (35MM)

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (35MM) + DEMENTIA 13 (35MM)

MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents a 25th Anniversary reevaluation of Coppola’s gorgeously Gothic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel followed by his rarely screened, brilliantly low-budget horror debut.

Saturday 2, December

Brazil & Twelve Monkeys

Brazil & Twelve Monkeys

It's A Very Terry Christmas at the Roxie!

Join us for a 35mm double bill of visionary Terry Gilliam’s dystopian epics, the ever-relevant Orwellian Brazil & the time-travel sci-fi Twelve Monkeys.

Friday 22, December

CCSF Festival of the Moving Image 2017

CCSF Festival of the Moving Image 2017

The City College of San Francisco presents: The 7th Annual Festival of the Moving Image (FMI). This festival highlights emerging talent from the Cinema and Broadcast Electronic Media Arts department to the Bay Area community in a one-night, two-screening festival at the Roxie Theater. The ultimate goals of FMI are to provide CCSF students and faculty with a collaborative experience that supports the exceptional work emerging from both departments, to help students gain notoriety as they move into film and media arts careers by featuring their innovative short form work highlighting the creative energy at CCSF, a vital access point for hands-on production instruction in the Bay Area.

Thursday 30, November

Christmas Evil

Christmas Evil

John Waters' favorite Christmas horror film! 'Nuff said.

Saturday 23, December

Dealt

Dealt

UN

Sixty-two year old Richard Turner is renowned as one of the world's greatest card magicians, yet he is completely blind. This is an in-depth look at a complex character who is one of magic's greatest hidden treasures.

Friday 1, December

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Dogtooth + Alps

Dogtooth + Alps

With the arrival of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' new film, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, we bring you a unique opportunity to explore his earlier and no less wonderfully absurdist films! Many people came to know Lanthimos' work in 2015 with the Academy Award nominated film THE LOBSTER, but his earlier Greek language films DOGTOOTH and ALPS are well worth your attention.

DOGTOOTH (35mm)

Lanthimos’s breakout film, DOGTOOTH (2009), signaled the arrival of an auteur in the independent film world. The film plays with the idea of family life as a prison, telling the story of three teenagers who’ve been trapped at home all their lives, taught the wrong meanings of words, and told that they cannot leave until their "dogtooth falls out".

"The most original, challenging, and perverse film of the year so far, Giorgos Lanthimos's artfully rigorous treatise on human conditioning can be viewed as absurdist horror or the cruelest of comedies." - Village Voice

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, 94 min. 35mm print courtesy of Kino Lorber. In Greek with English subtitles.

ALPS

The director's follow up film in 2011, reveals an organization in which four members impersonate dead people for the obscure benefit of the recently bereaved. In true Lanthimos form, chaos ensues in a cacophony of hilarity and horror that will leave audiences joyfully uncomfortable.

"ALPS has proven Lanthimos to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers anywhere right now." - Indiewire

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, 93 min. 35mm print courtesy of Kino Lorber. In Greek with English subtitles.

Friday 8, December

Faces Places

Faces Places

PGfor brief nude images and thematic elements.

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

Saturday 25, November

Sunday 26, November

Wednesday 29, November

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Films by Bruce Conner

Films by Bruce Conner

Part of ALONG FOR THE RIDE: A TRIBUTE TO DENNIS HOPPER

Dennis Hopper called Bruce Conner "the most important artist of the 20th century." Conner and Hopper were longtime friends and collaborators. This program includes landmarks of American experimental cinema such as A MOVIE, a film Hopper has said of it was an inspiration for editing Easy Rider, and BREAKAWAY. Hopper held the lights while Conner filmed Toni Basil dancing in this 1966 dance/film masterpiece.

A MOVIE

1958, 16mm, b&w/so, 12 min.

Conner's groundbreaking film, inducted in the National Film Registry. Conner put together snippets of found footage, taken from B-movies, newsreels, soft-core pornography, novelty short films, and other sources, to a musical score featuring Respighi's Pines of Rome.

LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS

1961–67, 16mm, color/so, 3 min.

A visionary travelogue documenting a psychedelic 'trip' through rural Mexico and urban America. Music by The Beatles "Tomorrow Never Knows" (1966)

BREAKAWAY

1966, 16mm, b&w/so, 5 min.

A dance film viewed twice (once forward, once backward) in five minutes. Music by Ed Cobb. Dance and vocal by Toni Basil (Antonia Christina Basilotta)

MEA CULPA

1951, 16mm, b&w/so, 5 min.

In his first collaboration with David Byrne and Brian Eno, Conner used footage from educational films to create a rhythmically austere image-track for music from their pioneering #sampling# album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (1981).

COSMIC RAY

1961, 16mm, b&w/so, 4 min.

Bruce Conner uses Ray Charles’ 1959 classic “What’d I Say” as a backdrop to his short film cut together from his home movies, war footage, and a cartoon.

CROSSROADS

1976, DCP, b&w/so, 36 min.

Conner's most controversial film. It consists solely of images of atomic tests, set to music by Terry Riley.

Saturday 16, December

Sunday 17, December

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Goodfellas

Goodfellas

R

Chris' Staff Pick is Martin Scorsese's 1990 mobster classic on 35mm film! Regarded by many as the greatest gangster film of all time, Goodfellas explores organized crime with this gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling book WISEGUYS, the true-life account of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill. If Scorsese's masterful direction wasn't enough, Ray Liotta, Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci make for a perfect mafia trio that results in cinematic gold at every turn!

Goodfella's received 6 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, and won Joe Pesci the Best Supporting Actor statue that year.

Monday 25, December

Human Flow

Human Flow

PG-13for thematic material including a disturbing image.

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Sunday 26, November

Monday 27, November

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Jane

Jane

NR

Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied.

Saturday 25, November

Sunday 26, November

Monday 27, November

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Lady Bountiful + Cura

Lady Bountiful + Cura

Hover Pictures presents their recently released short doc Lady Bountiful, as well as a sneak-peak and discussion of their in-progress feature length documentary, Cura.

Lady Bountiful, Dir. Ethan Goldwater, Hover Pictures, 2017, 20 mins

A mother, painter and ‘the original of recycling,’ 85 year old artist Joan von Briesen has lived in her victorian house in Cole Valley, San Francisco for almost fifty years.

Through conversations with Joanie, her sister, and passers through her home, we learn about her unusual gifts and attitudes towards life as she faces cancer and death in mysterious, delightful, and civic minded ways.

Cura, in-progress

Cura presents an inspiring story of the healing power of family, community, and ceremony in the midst of the brutal American public health and criminal justice landscapes. Yolanda, a Bay-Area mother, works with ancient, innovative, and visionary medicine to heal the ancestral trauma and drug addiction that has plagued her family for generations. After one of her sons dies from a preventable overdose in an Oakland jail, she strives to save her other son Donny from a similar fate.

Thursday 30, November

Lane 1974

Lane 1974

It's 1974. 13-year-old Lane lives on a beautiful Northern California commune, wild and free, until her mother, a rebel and iconoclast, alienates their small group from the security and safety of the community land. They begin moving from one unlikely situation to another, leaving normal life far behind. Scrounging for food and hitch-hiking, while her mother cadges cash and begs favors, Lane and her siblings rely on one another in an increasingly desolate and isolated emotional landscape. After a series of dangerous events, Lane must decide how to survive.

Sunday 3, December

Looney Tunes in 35mm

Looney Tunes in 35mm

Popcorn For Breakfast is back! 2 hours of Warner Brothers cartoons the way they were meant to be seen, including celebrated Chuck Jones films What's Opera, Doc?, Rabbit Seasoning, & Little Beau Pepé.

We'll be showing:

RABBIT EVERY MONDAY

SPEEDY GONZALEZ

THE HYPO-CONDRI-CAT

HILLBILLY HARE

HEAVEN SCENT

BIG HOUSE BUNNY

WHAT'S OPERA DOC?

ONE FROGGY EVENING

THERE THEY GO-GO-GO

LITTLE BEAU PEPE

RABBIT SEASONING

NO BARKING

Please note that classic Looney Tunes cartoons contain slapstick comedy of a violent nature.

Saturday 2, December

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Los Nadie (The Nobodies)

Meet Camilo, Mechas, Manu, Ana and Pipa. Tattooed, pierced, and styled with wild hair and grunge clothing, they perform circus tricks at traffic lights, saving up money to go traveling. Overbearing parents, religious austerity and a distinct lack of prospects are forcing these kids out of the city, chasing freedom.

Friday 1, December

Saturday 2, December

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Tuesday 5, December

Wednesday 6, December

Thursday 7, December

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My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

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Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. Conducting grisly experiments in a makeshift backyard lab, Jeff was invisible to most, until his increasingly bizarre behavior unexpectedly attracted friends. Based on the cult graphic novel, My Friend Dahmer chronicles the origins of the man, the monster … the high school senior.

Friday 24, November

Saturday 25, November

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Monday 27, November

Tuesday 28, November

Wednesday 29, November

Thursday 30, November

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Nippon Nights: Battle Royale

Nippon Nights: Battle Royale

R

Takeshi Kitano and a cast of teenage actors add poignancy to violence in this blockbuster king of all kids v. kids movies! See it again or experience it for the first time on the big screen!

Wednesday 27, December

Noir Noël - French Xmas Noir

Noir Noël - French Xmas Noir

Midcentury Productions presents a one-night stand of Yuletide mystery and menace, done as only the French can do it.

Join Midcentury Productions' Don Malcolm for a very special evening of murder, mystery and mischance, coming just in time to put you in the proper mood for the holiday season. While you're there, pick up some copies of the FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2018 wall calendar, the perfect Xmas gift for the cinephiles on your shopping list.

7:15 PM

WHO KILLED SANTA CLAUS / L'ASSASSINAT DU PÈRE NÖEL

Harry Baur stars as the titular character in Who Killed Santa Claus aka L'assassinat du père Nöel (1941). This was the first film produced by Continental Films, the Nazi-run company set up during the German occupation. Despite this, director Christian-Jaque and screenwriter Charles Spaak manage to insert a subterranean plea for resistance within a gothic tale of small-town isolation and greed. The allegory was so obvious that the Nazis missed it: who on earth would want to kill Santa Claus? (The story proved tragically prophetic: shortly after this film was released, Baur would be arrested and tortured by the Nazis, and was the first French actor to lose his life as a result of the war.)

9:00 PM

PARIS PICKUP / LE MONTE-CHARGE

Robert Hossein stars in LE MONTE-CHARGE (1962) as a just-released criminal whose talent is finding trouble—even on Christmas Eve! He finds himself involved with a beautiful woman (Lea Massari) who invites him into her home for a little "Christmas cheer," only to discover that there's a just a bit more going on than he'd bargained for. When you see how things work out in this clever, surreal thriller, you'll never take Christmas Eve for granted ever again!

Wednesday 13, December

PAN'S LABYRINTH + THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE

PAN'S LABYRINTH + THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Guillermo del Toro's new film, THE SHAPE OF WATER, we bring you back a double feature of his twisted fairy tale films, PAN'S LABYRINTH and THE DEVIL'S BACKBONE. Both in 35mm!

Wednesday 29, November

Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso

An ace fighter pilot and ex-member of the Italian Air Force during WWI is mysteriously cursed with a pig's face. Disillusioned with humanity, he adopts the name Porco Rosso ("Crimson Pig") and spends his time near the Adriatic Sea, drinking at a local bar and fighting off air pirates for cash. Famous for his unsurpassable flying skills, Porco draws the envy and antagonism of an American pilot who plots to take him down with the help of the fascist Italian police. In this enthralling, endearing and mesmerizing piece of animation cinema, Miyazaki gives free reign to his well-known obsession with airplanes by creating some of the most thrilling aerial scenes ever drawn. A thrilling ride you'll never forget!

A film by Hayao Miyazaki. Studio Ghibli. Japan. 1992. 94 min. 35mm. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Saturday 23, December

Roxie Mixtape #4

Roxie Mixtape #4

Roxie Mixtape is an on-going series featuring screenings of diverse and engaging short works showcasing talented voices from the San Francisco area. This fourth installment of Roxie Mixtape features twelve eclectic short films (all 15 minutes or less) with a little something for everyone.

Thursday 14, December

Shadowman

Shadowman

Richard Hambleton was notorious within New York City’s artistic genius circle. Not unlike today’s Banksy, Hambleton created his singular paintings—black, ghost-like silhouettes plastered on Manhattan’s buildings walls—out of plain sight, earning him a larger-than-life reputation.

Friday 8, December

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Wednesday 13, December

Thursday 14, December

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The Departure

The Departure

UN

Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk-turned-Buddhist-priest in Japan, has made a career out of helping suicidal people find reasons to live. But this work has come increasingly at the cost of his own family and health, as he refuses to draw lines between his patients and himself. The Departure captures Nemoto at a crossroads, when his growing self-destructive tendencies lead him to confront the same question his patients ask him: what makes life worth living?

Friday 24, November

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Tuesday 28, November

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The Gartland Fire

The Gartland Fire

"On December 12th, 1975, an arsonist burned the Gartland Apartments in San Francisco's Mission District. No fire since then has caused a greater loss of life in the city. The fire struck during a time of great social change in the neighborhood. This is the story of that community, the fire, and the firefighters who responded that night."

Tuesday 12, December

The Sensitives

The Sensitives

For the increasing number of people who are suffering from environmental illnesses, the modern world is full of unseen threats. Pesticides, perfumes, cell phones—any of these can send a “sensitive” into a debilitating downward spiral. Stunningly cinematic, The Sensitives, documents three families struggling with these issues.

Monday 4, December

Tom of Finland

Tom of Finland

TBC

Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of the homosexual and men around him even being pressured to marry women and have children. Touko finds refuge in his liberating art, specializing in homoerotic drawings of muscular men, free of inhibitions. His work - made famous by his signature 'Tom of Finland' - became the emblem of a generation of men and fanned the flames of a gay revolution.

Friday 24, November

Saturday 25, November

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Tuesday 28, November

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