Happy Friday bay area! Are you looking for a crazy way to spend a Friday night? Are you into art, drag, and blood? Well then you need to report directly to the Stud bar for the sixth installment of Stereo Argento, where the theme of the show is Cronenberg! The show starts at 10pm and it runs late! The cover is just ten bucks.
But maybe you're not looking to drink and get blood splattered... Then check out what's playing around the city over the next couple of days. Catch up on (or rewatch) Hereditary at a plethora of theatres and find out where you stand on whether it's terrifying or dull. First Reformed, which I've heard people say is their favorite film of the year, expands to the 4 Star Theatre and the Roxie Theatre all weekend, Who Framed Roger Rabbit will be presented by Midnites for Maniacs Saturday at the Roxie, and Sicario 2 offically opens today!
Opens Friday 29th (2hrs 2min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the series begins a new chapter. In the drug war, there are no rules--and as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) calls on the mysterious Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro), whose family was murdered by a cartel kingpin, to escalate the war in nefarious ways. Alejandro kidnaps the kingpin's daughter to inflame the conflict--but when the girl is seen as collateral damage, her fate will come between the two men as they question everything they are fighting for.
Screening All Weekend (2hrs 7min)
Drama/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
Screening All Weekend (1hr 49min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.
Saturday 30th @ 11:55pm (1hr 41 min)
Comedy/ Scifi/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.
Saturday 30th @ 3:20pm (1hr 48min)
Sunday 31st @ 6:40pm
Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.
Midnite for Maniacs Presents
Saturday 30th @ 8:30pm (1hr 44min)
Animation/ Adventure/ Comedy (IMDB)
30 years ago, Robert Zemeckis (BACK TO THE FUTURE) delivered one of the most technically inventive films of the 1980s. Come celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this smart, silly and subversive tribute to the history of animation, the Film Noir genre and the City of Angels. 35mm print courtesy of Walt Disney. 104 minutes. 1988.
+ BONUS: Feature followed by all three RARE Roger Rabbit short films in 35mm (TUMMY TROUBLE, ROLLER COASTER RABBiT, TRAiL MiX UP) and a ton of giveaways, making this a summer movie going experience that you can’t refuse! Original 35mm prints. 22 min. 1988.