Monday, May 22, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): The Monster Squad, Stalker, The Shadow of the Cat

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a bearable Monday so far. We’re in for a pretty light week as far as screenings go, but there are still some huge titles coming to the bay area. Get your tickets for Terror Tuesday early, because the movie this week is The Monster Squad and it’s sure to be a packed house. The Yerba Buena continues its Cat Power! film fest with 1961’s The Shadow of the Cat, a tabby revenge film. And this Friday, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker opens at the Alamo Drafthouse.

There are lots of awesome events coming our way in the coming weeks, so be sure to check back!

Battle of Memories (2017)
Tuesday 23rd to Thursday 25th @ 8:25pm (2hrs)
Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
In this sci-fi thriller, a novelist (Bo Huang) decides to have memories of his ex-wife (Xu Jinglei) deleted following a painful divorce. But when a glitch in the procedure causes him to receive a killer's memories instead, he gets dragged into a police investigation regarding an unsolved murder. Directed by Leste Chen.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 23rd @ 10:15pm 
Adventure/ Comedy/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 24th @ 10:15pm 
Comedy (IMDB)
Versatile Canadian comedian Martin Short plays a 10-year old boy in this comedy aimed at younger audiences. The tale is told in flashback to another little boy. Clifford is a manipulative brat. Clifford really wants to visit Dinosaur World in Los Angeles. Clifford wants to go so badly that he manages to force the Hawaii bound plane he and his parents are on to land in L.A. His parents need to attend a convention in Hawaii so they leave him with his Uncle Martin who despises children. Martin's fiance adores kids, so he pretends to be ecstatic about Clifford's visit. He must also pretend that Clifford is the angel child he isn't. Because Martin reneges on a promise to take him to Dinosaur World, Clifford begins an elaborate plot for revenge.

Opens Friday 26th (2hrs 43min)
Drama/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th @ 9pm (1hr 28min)
Thursday 25th @ 9:30pm
Comedy/ Drama/ Fantasy (IMDB)
Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way.

(Also screening at the New Parkway Theatre)

50 Year Anniversary

Wednesday 24th @ 7pm (1hr 22min)
Documentary (IMDB)
Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman takes us inside the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater where people stay trapped in their madness.

Cat Power! Film Fest

Thursday 25th @ 7:30pm (1hr 19min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
A female house cat sees her mistress murdered by her husband and two servants, and becomes ferociously bent on revenge.


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