Friday, December 9, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Beyond the Gates, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach

Happy Friday friends! We have a pretty short lineup of movies for this weekend, but there are still movies worth seeing in theatres for any stragglers among us... And we have a brand new movie coming to the Alamo Drafthouse today and tomorrow, and it's joined by a special guest. I'm talking about Stewart Jackson's Beyond the Gates, which will have a Q&A with Barbara Crampton after its screening tonight. The Roxie brings The Love Witch back for a couple more screenings, and the Yerba Buena Theatre celebrated the 100 year anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth with several of his classics.
Read on for details!

Friday 9th @ 9pm (1hr 23min)
Saturday 10th @ 3:45pm
Adventure/ Horror (IMDB)
In the wake of their father's mysterious disappearance, two estranged brothers -- responsible Gordon and reckless John -- reunite to sift through the contents of his stubbornly anachronistic VHS rental store. Among the inventory, they discover an interactive VCR board game, which their father viewed just before he vanished. Intrigued, the boys pop in the tape, press play, and soon discover that, far from an ordinary game, the video is a portal to a nightmarish alternate reality.

Barbara Crampton will be at the Alamo Friday 9th for a Q&A after the movie!

Saturday 11th @ 2:15pm (2hrs)
Sunday 12th @ 8:45pm
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (Rotten Tomatoes)
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her Gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the '60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.

Screening All Weekend (1hr 20min)
Horror/ Art House 
10-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother on a remote island, in a village inhabited solely by women and young boys. In a hospital overlooking the ocean, all the boys are subjected to a strange medical treatment. Only Nicolas questions what is happening around him. He senses that his mother is lying to him, and is determined to find out what she does with the other women at night, on the beach. What he discovers is the beginning of a nightmare into which he is helplessly drawn. But in Stella, a young nurse at the hospital, Nicolas finds an unexpected ally.

Roald Dahl 100

The Witches (1990)
Friday 9th @ 7:30pm (1hr 31min)
Horror/ Family/ Sci-fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
A little boy and his kindly grandmother thwart the efforts of a coven of witches to rid Britain of children by turning them into mice.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Saturday 10th @ 2pm (1hr 30min)
Family/ Fantasy/ Musical (IMDB)
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.

James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Sunday 11th @ 2pm (1hr 24min)
Adventure/ Fantasy (Google)
An orphan, who lives with his two cruel aunts, befriends anthropomorphic bugs who live inside a giant peach, and they embark on a journey to New York City.


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