Show Times

Wednesday 23, August

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

From FilmBar with Love: Casablanca

From FilmBar with Love: Casablanca

PGRated PG for mild violence.

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Rfor some sexuality

Thursday 24, August

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Rfor some sexuality

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Friday 25, August

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Lemon

Lemon

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Saturday 26, August

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Sunday 27, August

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase August

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase August

Monday 28, August

Lemon

Lemon

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A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Tuesday 29, August

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Lemon

Lemon

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Wednesday 30, August

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Thursday 31, August

Lemon

Lemon

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Flatliners: Unexpected Frankensteins

Flatliners: Unexpected Frankensteins

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

Friday 1, September

Saboten Con presents The Boy and the Beast

Saboten Con presents The Boy and the Beast

PG-13PG-13

Saturday 2, September

BS Movies presents: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

BS Movies presents: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Wednesday 6, September

Slipknot: Day of the Gusano

Slipknot: Day of the Gusano

Friday 8, September

Safety First! Unfathomable Film Freakout

Safety First! Unfathomable Film Freakout

Saturday 9, September

I Am the Blues with DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE DUO

I Am the Blues with DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE DUO

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Sunday 10, September

AGFA’s Cinemapocalypse at FilmBar: Stray Cat Rock

AGFA’s Cinemapocalypse at FilmBar: Stray Cat Rock

Monday 11, September

Spielberg Film School: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Spielberg Film School: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Wednesday 13, September

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Thursday 14, September

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Friday 15, September

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

Saturday 16, September

CINEMANIA presents Wizards

CINEMANIA presents Wizards

Wednesday 20, September

FilmBar’s Big Gay Classics: To Wong Foo

FilmBar’s Big Gay Classics: To Wong Foo

Sunday 24, September

Spice World 20th Anniversary Screening

Spice World 20th Anniversary Screening

Thursday 28, September

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

Sunday 1, October

Thelonious Monk Double Feature with KJZZ

Thelonious Monk Double Feature with KJZZ

Monday 16, October

FilmBar Film School: To Kill a Mockingbird

FilmBar Film School: To Kill a Mockingbird

Tuesday 17, October

Beauty and the Beast: Philip Glass Score

Beauty and the Beast: Philip Glass Score

Saturday 21, October

FilmBar’s Scream-All-Night Slumber Party

FilmBar’s Scream-All-Night Slumber Party

Wednesday 25, October

The Lost Films of Weng Weng

The Lost Films of Weng Weng

A Ghost Story

A Ghost Story

Rfor brief language and a disturbing image

With A Ghost Story, acclaimed director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life’s ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A Ghost Story emerges ecstatic and surreal—a wholly-unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

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Thursday 31, August

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AGFA’s Cinemapocalypse at FilmBar: Stray Cat Rock

AGFA’s Cinemapocalypse at FilmBar: Stray Cat Rock

Stray Cat Rock: Sex Hunter" is the third of five films to be released from the Stray Cat Rock series. On the lawless streets of T town only bad prevails. In this stunningly provocative action film, bad turns to worse when a gang conducts a series of racial hate crimes.

Mako (Meiko Kaji) is the leader of an all-girl gang, the Alleycats. Allied by the Eagles, a neighboring all-male gang, these delinquents roam the streets of T town freely, bar hopping, swindling cash from businessmen, just rocking and rolling. When one of the Eagles loses his girl to a "half-breed" from a rivaling gang member, the Eagles take revenge by gang-raping their enemy's sister. The Alleycats find themselves caught in the middle of a bloody race war.

Introduced by Monte Yazzie of the Phoenix Critic’s Circle with support from AGFA – American Genre Film Archive

Sunday 10, September

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase August

Arizona Filmmaker Showcase August

The Arizona Filmmaker Showcase is a monthly event where shorts and features from local filmmakers are screened!

The Hitchhiker -

Strange things happen to a mother and son after they pick up a mysterious hitchhiker along the road.

Hotel San Carlos -

A worker at the Hotel San Carlos, in downtown Phoenix, finds a skeleton key which unlocks a dark spirit from the hotel's past.

Inner Thoughts -

Take a quick glance inside the minds of four people as we see what really happens inside their minds as opposed to their daily routines.

The Terminizer -

The Terminizer is about a killer robot driving instructor who travels back in time for some reason. His best friend is a talking pie.

Prowler -

A thief reflects on his life and quits the business after one last job.

Sunday 27, August

Beauty and the Beast: Philip Glass Score

Beauty and the Beast: Philip Glass Score

Presented in conjunction with Arizona Opera. Presented with Philip Glass’s opera La Belle et la Bête, as an alternate soundtrack!

Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.

Tuesday 17, October

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

Black Sabbath: The End of the End

The End of The End chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal - Black Sabbath. On 4th February, 2017, the band took to the stage in Birmingham, the city where it all began, to play the 81st and final gig of The End tour - bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned almost half a century.

The sold out show marked the culmination of a tour that had seen them play to well over a million fans in arenas across the globe. Since their beginnings in 1968, they created a sound that would form the basis of heavy metal, going on to influence bands all over the world – an influence which is still felt to this day.

The End of The End is the story of that final, emotionally-charged concert. Fans are taken into the heart of the action, up close and personal with the band on stage as they perform genre-defining hits, from Iron Man to Paranoid to War Pigs, amongst others. Sabbath also took the opportunity to spend some time in the studio, delivering a unique performance of some of their favourite songs.

This film gives fans an intimate glimpse into the band’s relationships and their banter with each other, with both individual and group recollections from Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler.

The band’s loyal following spans generations and this is the opportunity for fans, young and old, to come together and see the boys from Birmingham doing what they do best, almost 50 years after they started. This is the final word from the greatest metal band of all time.

Thursday 28, September

BS Movies presents: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

BS Movies presents: Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Celebrate the 1-Year Anniversary Launch of BS Movies with this back to school fan favorite!

Arrive early for a VHS Swap in the lounge (8pm)! VHS, Magazines, posters, VCRs & VHS board games and other collectibles welcome. Just bring your box of goods and hang out in our comfy lounge and converse with other videovores. No charge to sell, email: andrea@thefilmbarphx.com to reserve your spot today!

Then...It's Awesome! Totally Awesome! Enjoy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. And stay after the screening for a live podcast & trivia!

Based on 22-year-old Cameron Crowe's undercover exposé on life in a Southern California public high school, this groundbreaking effort presents alternately poignant and funny looks at episodes from the lives of some of the students as they prepare themselves for life in the outside world. Many popular stars made their debuts in the film, including Anthony Edwards, Nicolas Cage and Eric Stolz. It is also the film that made Sean Penn a star for his portrayal of the dopey passive/aggressive surfer Jeff Spicoli.

Presented with support from ZIA Records!

In the meantime, take time to listen and subscribe to BS Movies podcast:

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Twitter – @bsmoviespodcast

Facebook – BS Movies

Saturday 2, September

CINEMANIA presents Wizards

CINEMANIA presents Wizards

CINEMANIA! A new monthly film series highlighting your favorite genre films on the big screen, hosted by Dan Stone (The Unfathomable Film Freakout).

Travel two million years into the future to a world where wizards, mutants and magic have repopulated the planet.From animation legend Ralph Bakshi, (Lord of the Rings-1978, Fritz the Cat) Wizards tells the tale of twin wizards, Avatar, a kindhearted wizard with a love of nature and Blackwolf, a tyrant from birth. When Blackwolf discovers the ways of propaganda and 20th Century warfare he hatches a plan to conquer all the lands. Only Avatar and his elven pals can stop the onslaught.

Filmed partially with an animation technique known as rotoscoping, Bakshi creates a strange and eerie film in which nature battles modern weaponry to save the lands once devastated by the very weapons now resurrected.

It's also a pretty rad stoner movie, so there is that too.

Saturday 16, September

FilmBar Film School: To Kill a Mockingbird

FilmBar Film School: To Kill a Mockingbird

Filmbar Film School Is Back!

“To Kill A Mockingbird” – Gregory Peck’s 1962 Classic based on Harper Lee’s beloved coming of age book.

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind on one of the best literary adaptations of all time, To Kill A Mockingbird? Join us for “FilmBar Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on this cinematic adaptation of Harper Lee’s timeless book about growing up in the racially charged Depression era South. We’ll discuss why Peck’s Atticus Finch is often cited as one of the most beloved screen heroes of all time.

The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively.

After the film, we can discuss what we've learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see why Peck won the Best Actor Oscar for perhaps his most famous role!

(NOTE: While no "homework" or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you've never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to "experience" the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)

Monday 16, October

FilmBar’s Big Gay Classics: To Wong Foo

FilmBar’s Big Gay Classics: To Wong Foo

Join us for a Big Gay screening of the cult classic TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR! Costumes encouraged! Giveaways prior to the show. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Charity. Hosted by Christopher Tong!

Noxeema Jackson, Vida Boheme, and Chi Chi Rodriguez are gonna show America a thing or two about being fabulous. Dressed to kill, with their Dynel tresses tossing in the breeze behind them, these three stars of New York's drag-queen beauty pageant circuit have hit the open road in a 1967 Cadillac convertible. Destination: Hollywood. But the trio is in for a detour when the car breaks down in the tiny midwestern town of Snydersville, where drag queens are about as common as August snowstorms. Up to now Snydersville has been a lot more like a graveyard than a town. That's all about to change. The local citizenry is going to get an infusion of flash and glamour the likes of which it's never seen. During the course of one incredible weekend, eyes will be opened, broken hearts healed, and hair teased within an inch of its life.

Wednesday 20, September

FilmBar’s Scream-All-Night Slumber Party

FilmBar’s Scream-All-Night Slumber Party

FilmBar, BS Movies Podcast, The Unfathomable Film Freakout and the International Horror & Sci Fi Film Festival combine forces for a mind-melting night of cinematic terror!

10pm - THE ARIZONA PREMIERE of the extended English dubbed version of SUSPIRIA (98.39 minutes) lovingly restored by Synapse Films!

12am - Surprise flick! The party begins when the lights go out!

1:40am - THE ARIZONA PREMIERE of ABBY! The Black Exorcist! Lovingly restored by the American Genre Film Archive!

3:30am - Surprise flick! The theatre of death...

5:20am - SOCIETY. An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

All times are approximate! Trivia and giveaways in between films! Coffee from Cafe Touba. More info coming soon!

Saturday 21, October

Flatliners: Unexpected Frankensteins

Flatliners: Unexpected Frankensteins

Frankenstein! Beyond green skin and neck bolts, what else comes to mind? Environmental degradation? The technological singularity? Vicious high school cliques? FilmBar and Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination are hosting film screenings of “Unexpected Frankensteins”: movies that capture the themes of Mary Shelley’s literary masterpiece, without relying on the pop-culture depictions of a mad scientist and his Gothic monster. Introduction and Q&A by a local scholar followed by the film screening.

In an attempt to discover what awaits us after death, med-school buddies Nelson Wright (Keifer Sutherland), Rachel Mannus (Julia Roberts), Joe Hurley (William Baldwin), David Labraccio (Kevin Bacon), and Randy Steckle (Oliver Platt) concoct a plan to temporarily "flatline" themselves one at a time, stopping all brain activity, to briefly experience death before being resuscitated. A number of them are "killed" and brought back with vivid memories of their past, and the experiment is deemed a success. However, it seems as though they may have gotten more than they bargained for when their past literally comes back to haunt them.

Thursday 31, August

From FilmBar with Love: Casablanca

From FilmBar with Love: Casablanca

PGRated PG for mild violence.

A film series showcasing your favorite romances on the big screen paired with wine specials, the perfect Downtown date night!

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

Wednesday 23, August

I Am the Blues with DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE DUO

I Am the Blues with DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE DUO

Live music from: DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE DUO before and after the documentary screening! Dave Riley (vocals/guitar) and Bob Corritore (harmonica) are a crowd-pleasing blues duo playing authentic Delta and Chicago blues.

I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre's heyday, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin' Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil' Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.

Saturday 9, September

Lemon

Lemon

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Lemon: a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory. Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as his life unravels.

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Saboten Con presents The Boy and the Beast

Saboten Con presents The Boy and the Beast

PG-13PG-13

Presented with support from Saboten Con!

THE BOY AND THE BEAST is a coming-of-age action fantasy tale about Kyuta, a misfortunate, lonely boy who lives on the streets of the human realm (Tokyo's Shibuya ward) and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast who lives in the bakemono realm ("Shibutenmachi"). These worlds must not intersect, but one day, Kyuta stumbles upon an entry to the bakemono world. With no family to call his own in the human world, he becomes the disciple of Kumatetsu.

The, at times stormy, relationship between the beast and his young apprentice gradually grows stronger. Overcoming their solitude, they come to realise how much they need each other. Their fortunate encounter will be the beginning of an adventure that goes beyond your imagination...

Friday 1, September

Safety First! Unfathomable Film Freakout

Safety First! Unfathomable Film Freakout

The Worldwide Freakout Division of Invulnerability and Well Being is committed to providing a safe and healthy filmgoing experience for everyone. Did you know tens of thousands of men, women and children are maimed or killed each year in workplace accidents, roadside collisions, stapler mishaps, wardrobe malfunctions, frisbee mutilations, banana peel slippages, loss of marbles, molasses disasters, and many more similar incidents. Did you know that as many as seventeen of those accidents could have been prevented?

That is why for the purposes of keeping our audience protected from the harms and dangers of life, we are bringing you SAFETY FIRST, an Unfathomable Megamix of educational, industrial, government, law enforcement safety and instructional films designed to keep you out of harm’s way for years to come. We do this not just to remain in compliance with OSHA and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences safety requirements, we do it because we care. 

Join us Friday September 8th for this very special presentation. Bring your friends, family and loved ones, and anyone else you feel needs to be informed on how to live a safer life because you never know when calamity may strike.

Remember… safety starts with you, but SAFETY FIRST starts at 10:00PM Friday September 8th only at FilmBar.

Friday 8, September

Slipknot: Day of the Gusano

Slipknot: Day of the Gusano

SLIPKNOT. A genuine sonic phenomenon, a nine-piece force of nature and one of heavy music’s most important, recognizable, uncompromising and creatively ingenious bands. Yet to their millions of fans across the world, affectionately known as ‘maggots’, SLIPKNOT aren’t just a group, they’re also a counterculture and a way of life. Those fans play an important role in a new documentary brought to you by MusicScreen, entitled ‘Day of The Gusano’. The 90 minute documentary is to be premiered in more than a thousand screens across the world as a ‘one night only’ cinematic spectacle on September 6th 2017.

Directed by SLIPKNOT’s own M.Shawn Crahan, aka ‘Clown’, ‘Day of The Gusano’ documents the Iowa band’s first ever visit to Mexico in December 2015 and features exclusive interviews with SLIPKNOT’s members talking about the importance of their fanbase and the band’s long awaited first ever show in Mexico City.

Today, SLIPKNOT stand alongside musical institutions like Metallica and Iron Maiden, as one of a select few bands whose legacy is assured within the pantheon of the elite.

Wednesday 6, September

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: David Gilmour Live At Pompeii

A Downtown Phoenix Exclusive! 'David Gilmour Live at Pompeii contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.'

45 years after Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour filmed ‘Live At Pompeii’ in the legendary Roman Amphitheatre there, he returned for two spectacular shows, part of his year-long tour in support of his No.1 album ‘Rattle That Lock’. The performances were the first-ever rock concerts for an audience in the stone Roman amphitheatre, and, for two nights only, the 2,600 strong crowd stood exactly where gladiators would have fought in the first century AD.

‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band. The show includes songs from throughout David's career, as well as many Pink Floyd classics, including 'One Of These Days', the only song that was also performed at the band’s 1971 show.

Both concerts also saw very special performances of 'The Great Gig In The Sky' from 'The Dark Side Of The Moon', which David rarely plays as a solo artist. This concert performance film includes highlights from both shows, filmed in 4k by director Gavin Elder and presented here in Dolby Atmos. ‘David Gilmour Live At Pompeii’ shows an artist at the top of his artistic game, performing incredible material with his world-class band, in a unique setting, on one very special occasion.

Songs include the title tracks of his two most recent No. 1 solo albums: Rattle That Lock and On An Island, as well as other solo and Pink Floyd classics, including Wish You Were Here and Comfortably Numb.

Wednesday 13, September

Friday 15, September

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Spice World 20th Anniversary Screening

Spice World 20th Anniversary Screening

Hang on to your knickers, pump up your platforms and fasten your seat belts, because the Spice Girls - Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice) and Victoria Addams (Posh Spice) - are taking center stage in their feature film debut "Spice World," a roller coaster ride which will spice up your life and open your eyes very wide! Celebrate 20 years of the Fab Five!

Sunday 24, September

Spielberg Film School: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Spielberg Film School: Raiders of the Lost Ark

If you like Filmbar’s “Film School” screenings, then join us for Filmbar’s newest film series, “Spielberg Film School”!

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) – Steven Spielberg’s game-changing retro adventure classic that introduced the world to one of cinema’s greatest heroes, archeologist treasure hunter, Indiana Jones!

Want to learn how to analyze a film? Ever wondered about the history and stories behind Spielberg’s thrill-a-minute adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark? Join us for “FilmBar Film School" where ASU film professor Joe Fortunato will screen, discuss, and provide "live commentary" on this first ever collaboration between film giants Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. We’ll discuss why Indiana Jones is often cited as one of the most beloved screen heroes of all time.

The evening will start with a brief discussion about the background and making of the film. Enjoy your favorite beverage from the bar! Then we will screen the film in FilmBar’s beautiful and comfortable screening room. Think of it as a “living room book club” for film fans! During the film, live commentary will be provided, giving you insights into the filmmaking process and some guidance on how to "read" a film creatively.

After the film, we can discuss what we've learned and debate if it lives up to its reputation as a film classic. Come see the film that brought classic 1930s adventure serials back to life!

(NOTE: While no "homework" or prior knowledge of film or this movie is required, if you've never seen the picture, some people might want to watch it for the first time before coming to the event without the interruptions of live commentary to "experience" the film as it was intended. That is a personal choice, of course, and not a requirement to attend!)

Monday 11, September

The Beguiled

The Beguiled

Rfor some sexuality

The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Wednesday 23, August

Thursday 24, August

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The Lost Films of Weng Weng

The Lost Films of Weng Weng

Documentary Filmmaker - Andrew Leavold (The Search for Weng Weng) returns with THE LOST FILMS OF WENG WENG! Andrew will be hosting this event as part of his World Tour!

His notes from this compilation follow: Three of Weng Weng's Tagalog language films I’ve chopped down to their essentials and subtitled into English - all seen for the very first time outside the Philippines! You get the gold from - STARIRAY (Dolphy's 1981 gay disco actioner, in which a gruff-voiced Weng Weng as Chief of Operations teaches him kung fu); DA BEST IN DA WEST (another Weng Weng western also from 1981, this time as Dolphy's deputy Bronson!); and LEGS...KATAWAN...BABAE! (stars Hagibis, the Filipino Village People, in a delirious disco kung fu spy musical western [!!!] in which Weng Weng makes a cameo in the final blazing line-dancing number). Needless to say I cannot WAIT to show you guys this!!!

Wednesday 25, October

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Dripping with fishnets and leather, the late-night B-movie spoof The Rocky Horror Picture Show inducts attendees into a beloved, rowdy tradition. As archetypal pair of squares Brad and Janet approach the castle of the fabulous Dr. Frank-N-Furter and meet his minions—including decrepit butler Riff Raff; patched-together golden boy Rocky; and, played by Meat Loaf, rock-and-roller Eddie—a shadow cast of actors clothed in lingerie gyrates in front of the screen. In the audience, a decades-long tradition of crowd participation carries on as guests are encouraged to participate in a group “Time Warp” dance, shine flashlights during the song “Over at the Frankenstein Place,” and pop balloons if their dates fall asleep.

The Rocky aficionados of Frankie’s Fishnets, Arizona’s Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast, bring extra flair to the evening, with costume contests and prop kits to heighten the experience. Those who arrive scantily clad for the costume contest are encouraged to bring extra demure clothing to cover up, in case they run into their grandparents or a temperance league in the lobby.

Saturday 9, September

Thelonious Monk Double Feature with KJZZ

Thelonious Monk Double Feature with KJZZ

Join FilmBar and KJZZ for a special Centennial screening of MONK & MONK IN EUROPE about the iconic Jazz Composer, Thelonious Monk. Live Jazz in the lounge before the screening and during the intermission from KJZZ Music Director and Host, Blaise Lantana. A portion of the proceeds will benefit KJZZ. One ticket allows entry to both films. Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale available especially for this event!

MONK - 1:30pm

Part one of a two-part portrait of the great Jazz composer and pianist. In 1968, we had the opportunity to spend time with Thelonious Monk and his musicians, following him in New York and Atlanta. In New York his quartet plays at the Village Vanguard and at recording sessions for Columbia Records; in Atlanta they appear at a Jazz Festival organized by George Wein. The members of the quartet were Charlie Rouse, Larry Gales, and Ben Riley.

20 minute intermission

MONK IN EUROPE - 3:00pm

Part two of a two-part portrait of the great Jazz composer and pianist. On his European tour his quartet was joined by Ray Copeland, Clark Terry, Phil Woods, and Johnny Griffin.  They traveled as part of George Wein's Newport Jazz Festival road company to London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mainz, and Rotterdam.

Presented by Michael Blackwood Productions Inc.

Sunday 1, October

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Narrated by Iggy Pop, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley's inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. The film is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices featuring exclusive interviews with and the music of the most famous and infamous rock and punk bands in history including Green Day, Metallica, Rancid, Dead Kennedys, and over 100 more interviews with artists and musicians from California’s East Bay punk music scene.

Thursday 14, September