Friday, September 23, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Monday): Phantasm, Antibirth, A Fuller Life

We're about to embark on a very busy weekend! Every day is filled with an array of different kinds of movies from classics like Phantasm to new documentaries like Rats (both of which I really want to watch!). The Roxie Theatre kicks off their Samuel Fuller retrospective tonight, and will be playing his films all weekend, alongside Antibirth, a new horror movie which I also can't wait to check out.
Read on to find out what else is playing in the bay area this weekend!

Kubrick in Color Presents

Saturday 24th @ 3pm (2hrs 16min)
Crime/ Drama/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan."

Saturday 24th @ 6:25pm (1hr 28min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"A teenage boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a lethal arsenal of terrible weapons with him."

Followed by a live-stream Q&A with director Don Coscarelli!

Free Victory Screening

Sunday 25th @ 7pm (1hr 46min)
Action/ Comedy/ Scifi (IMDB)
"Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor."

Mondo & Chiller Presents

Sunday 25th @ 9:45pm (1hr 48min)
Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity."

Time Bandits (1981)
Saturday 24th @ 10pm (1hr 56min)
Fantasy/ Indie Film (Google)
"A young boy accidentally joins a band of time traveling dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal."

Friday 23rd @ 11:55pm (1hr24min)
Documentary (IMDB)
"A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world."

(Tonight only!)

Playing All Weekend (1hr 34min)
Horror (IMDB)
"Hard-drinking, pill-popping, bong-ripping Lou and her best friend Sadie spend their days adrift in a drug-induced haze. But one wild night out becomes a bad trip that never ends when Lou wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. As her due date approaches with alarming swiftness, the fear, paranoia, and conspiracy theories begin to pile up about the pregnancy."

A Fuller Life (2013)
Friday 23rd @ 7pm (1hr 20min)
Documentary/ Biography/ Crime (IMDB)
"Friends and admirers of iconoclastic film director Sam Fuller read from his memoirs."

Shock Corridor (1963)
Friday 23rd @ 9:15pm (1hr 47min)
Thriller/ Indie Film (Google)
"Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder."

Underworld U.S.A (1961)
Saturday 24th @ 2:30pm (1hr 39min)
Crime/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Fourteen-year-old Tolly Devlin sees four hoods beat his father to death. Twenty years later, the killers have risen to the top of the crime syndicate and Tolly has a plan for revenge."

Pickup on South Street (1953)
Saturday 24th @ 5:30pm (1hr 20min)
Crime/ Noir/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring."

The Naked Kiss (1964)
Saturday 24th @ 7:15pm (1hr 30min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"A former prostitute (Constance Towers) discovers that her philanthropic fiance (Michael Dante) is involved in perversion."

The Crimson Kimono (1959)
Saturday 24th @ 9:15pm (1hr 22min)
Crime/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
"Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship."

Forty Guns (1954)
Sunday 25th @ 2:30pm (1hr 20min)
Drama/ Action (Google)
"An Arizona rancher (Barbara Stanwyck) rules with her cowboy army until a U.S. marshal (Barry Sullivan) and his brothers come to town."

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1973)
Sunday 25th @ 4:15pm (1hr 42min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"An American private eye is shot dead in Germany by an international extortion gang, and his partner arrives to seek revenge."

White Dog (1982)
Sunday 25th @ 7:15pm (1hr 30min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"An animal-trainer (Paul Winfield) tries to deprogram an actress's (Kristy McNichol) found dog, trained for racial attacks."

The Steel Helmet (1951)
Sunday 25th @ 9:30pm (1hr 25min)
Action/ Drama/ War (IMDB)
"A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War."


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