Monday, August 22, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Don't Breathe, Neon Maniacs, Snatchers Body of the Invasion Double Feature

Hey guys! We have a pretty busy lineup for this week, with a lot of overlap on a couple of days, which means we have some choices to make. This week ends with the release of Don't Breathe, with early screenings starting Thursday. There are several filmed in San Francisco movies playing during the week, including Neon Maniacs and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. But there is also the reverse order Snatchers Body of the Invasion, which was recently released. Read on and start planning your week.

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 25th (1hr 28min)
Opens Friday 26th
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he's an easy target, the trio invades the man's secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim."

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 23rd @ 10:15pm (1hr 31min)
Slasher/ Teen movie (Google)
"A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them."

Fantastic Fest Presents

Wednesday 24th @ 2:20pm
Comedy/ Crime/ Horror (IMDB)
"The Cavalcade of Perversion, a traveling freak-show, is a front for a band of psychotic kidnappers and murderers."

Weird Wednesday

Pinball Summer (1980)
(aka Pickup Summer)
Wednesday 24th @ 10:15pm (1hr 39min)
Indie/ Teen film (Google)
"The fun-filled summer vacation of two high-school students culminates in a hotly contested pinball competition."

Uncle Kent Saga

Friday 26th @ 6:30pm (1he 21min)
Drama (IMDB)
"A pothead kid's show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest - a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette."


Friday 26th @ 8pm (1hr 13min)
Comedy (Google)
"In a desperate search to create a follow-up to Joe Swanberg's 2011 film UNCLE KENT, Kent Osborne travels to a comic book convention where he loses his mind and confronts the end of the world."

With Kent Osborne and Joe Swanberg in person!

Balboa Theatre

Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Experiment in Terror (1962)
Wednesday 24th @ 7:30pm (2hrs 3min)
Thriller/ Crime (Google)
"Kelly Sherwood (Lee Remick) is a bank teller who is terrorized by murderer "Red" Lynch (Ross Martin). Red, whose asthmatic voice is heard through his many terrifying phone calls, threatens to kill Kelly if she doesn't steal a large sum of money from the bank. In an attempt to ensure her compliance, Red begins to threaten those closest to Kelly. Despite her terror, Kelly involves the F.B.I., including Agent Ripley (Glenn Ford), who works to capture Red before the villain can get to Kelly."

I Wake Up Dreaming Presents

Wicked Woman (1953)
Wednesday 24th @ 6:15pm & 9:45pm (1hr 17min)
Drama/ Noir (Google)
"A barroom floozy (Beverly Michaels) tempts her boss (Richard Egan) to leave his wife and run off to Mexico."


Female on the Beach (1955)
Wednesday 24th @ 7:45pm (1hr 37min)
Crime/ Drama/ Noir (IMDB)
"A woman (Joan Crawford) living on the California coast suspects her beach-bum husband (Jeff Chandler) plans to kill her."


Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
Playing all Week (1hr 38min)
Documentary (IMDB)
"In Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, Oscar-nominated documentarian Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Encounters at the End of the World, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches. He deftly explores the pitfalls, achievements and possibilities of the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations (which include ace hacker Kevin Mitnick and Tesla/SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk) that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works—from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. Herzog’s endlessly inquisitive eye finds beauty, mystery and staggering potential in this latest unexplored wilderness."

Invasion Double Feature

Thursday 25th @ 7pm (1hr 57min)
Horror/ Scifi
"Some one-click research led me to the film’s original tagline: “In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.” That plot sounded familiar, and I knew immediately that I could reverse it to, “In San Francisco, a group of clones, devoid of emotion are slowly being replaced one by one, by humans.” It was just too powerful to resist; the narrative of pod-carrying zombies (new people) taking over San Francisco had come true and I could reverse it through editing.
Subjected to my reverse edit technique, the film(s) require the viewer to reorient from their usual movie viewing experience. It is like a never-ending flashback, and fun to watch."


Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Thursday 25th @ 9:15pm (1hr 57min)
Horror/ Scifi
"In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion."

With Anne McGuire in person!

The Cat and the Canary (1939)
Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th @ 7:30pm (1hr 12min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow."


The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Wednesday 24th to Friday 26th @ 5:55pm & 8:55pm (1hr 25min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A radio broadcaster, his quaking manservant, and an heiress investigate the mystery of a haunted castle in Cuba."


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