We've come to the end of another week, and with it comes the end of Hitchcock fest at the Stanford Theatre as well as a two week break from Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday at the Alamo in order to dedicate more time to the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival! There are a lot of interesting and awesome movies in this festival's programming, and you can check out which movies are playing this weekend below. (I missed Friday this week because I was in a car driving to Monsterpalooza, it won't happen again!)
Saturday 23rd @ 11pm (1hr 50min)
Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
"Students must kill an octopus-like alien who portrays a teacher. Otherwise, he will destroy the Earth once the school year is over."
Sunday 24th @ 4pm (1hr 47min)
Drama/ History (IMDB)
"Two haunting Italian tales from different centuries in the convent prison of Bobbio, caught somewhere between past and present: a young 17th century priest falls under the spell of a bewitching nun and a modern-day tax investigator tries to push a mysterious old man out of hiding."
Saturday 23th @ 5pm (1hr 22min)
Thriller/ Noir (IMDB)
"Edward "Teddy" Bare (Dirk Bogarde) is a ruthless schemer who thinks he's hit the big time when he kills his older wife (Mona Washbourne), believing he will inherit a fortune. When things don't go according to plan, Teddy sets his sights on a new victim: wealthy widow Freda Jeffries (Margaret Lockwood). Unfortunately for the unscrupulous criminal, Freda is much more guarded and sassy than his last wife, making separating her from her money considerably more challenging."
(Also Playing at BAMPFA Sunday)
Saturday 23rd @ 11:55pm (2hrs 5min)
Fantasy/ Scifi (Google)
"In 1988 the Japanese government drops an atomic bomb on Tokyo after ESP experiments on children go awry. In 2019, 31 years after nuking the city, Kaneda, a bike gang leader, tries to save his friend Tetsuo from a secret government project. He battles against anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader until Tetsuo's supernatural power suddenly manifest. A final battle is fought in Tokyo Olympiad exposing the experiment's secrets."
The Birds (1963)
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th @ 2:55pm & 7:30pm (2hrs)
"A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people."
Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th @ 5:05pm & 9:40pm (2hrs 10min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mysrery (IMDB)
"Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them."