Friday, July 29, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Demon Wind, SciFi at the Roxie, Kubrick in Black and White

It's Friday again and it couldn't get here fast enough! Mostly because I've been looking forward to this weekend's lineup. There are some very cool limited runs going on this weekend and you're not likely to see them in theatres again soon.
This is the last weekend of July, which means it's Video Vortex at the Alamo Drafthouse SF. They're also showing Private Property, a movie that has been lost for 50 years but only for this weekend.
The Roxie is sci-fi themed this weekend and they're kicking it off with Demon Seed, the sci-fi version of Rosemary's Baby

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st (1hr 19min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Warren Oates and Corey Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost film noir gem written & directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens. Shot through with shimmering sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. When Manx, in irresistible blonde beehive and tight capri pants, purrs that she’s ready for love, her husband waves her off, muttering “Wife noises” to his buddy on the phone."

Video Vortex
Sunday 31st @ 9pm (1hr 36min)
Horror (Google)
"A man's investigation into his long-dead parents' demise leads to the haunted family mansion and a date with a demon."

Friday 29th @ 9pm (1hr 35min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife."

Westworld (1973)
Saturday 30th @ 7pm (1hr 28min)
Action/ Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A robot malfunction creates havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park."


Futureworld (1976)
Saturday 30th (1hr 48min)
Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Upon uncovering the dirty secret of futuristic theme-park Futureworld, a reporter is killed after he tips-off 2 other reporters who decide to do an undercover investigation."

Sunday 31st @ 8pm (1hr 40min)
Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Thinking this will prevent war, the US government gives an impenetrable supercomputer total control over launching nuclear missiles. But what the computer does with the power is unimaginable to its creators."

Kubrick in Black and White
Saturday 30th @ 7:30pm (2hrs 34min)
Sunday 31st @ 2pm
Crime/ Drama/ Romance (IMDB)
"With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov's controversial tale of forbidden love to the screen. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a European professor who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her comely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). After Charlotte's sudden death, Humbert has Lolita all to himself -- or does he?"

Sunday 31st @ 5pm (1hr 35min)
Comedy (IMDB)
"A film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and it played the situation for laughs. U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the "precious bodily fluids" of the American people."


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