Monday, February 1, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday)

The bay area is about to get torn apart by tourists and football fans. But for those of us who don't have hundreds of dollars (or the interest) to attend any Super Bowl parties, the movies are always a perfect alternative. Here's what we can expect this week:


Pride + Prejudice + Zombies (2016)
Early Screenings Thursday 4th
Official Release Friday 5th (1hr 48 min)
Action/ Horror/ Romance (IMDB)
"In the 19th century, a mysterious plague turns the English countryside into a war zone. No one is safe as the dead come back to life to terrorize the land. Fate leads Elizabeth Bennet (Lily James), a master of martial arts and weaponry, to join forces with Mr. Darcy (Sam Riley), a handsome but arrogant gentleman. Elizabeth can't stand Darcy, but respects his skills as a zombie killer. Casting aside their personal differences, they unite on the blood-soaked battlefield to save their country."

Alamo Drafthouse

Three versions of this poster will be available for purchase at the screening
Monday @ 8pm (1hr 17min)
Documentary/ Horror (IMDB)
"The legendary occult “expose” from 1922, HAXAN, is given a new soundtrack performed live by Chicago-based ambient/metal masters Wreckmeister Harmonies. Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen’s shockingly beautiful silent film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. It’s a witches’ brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous, featuring some of the most eye-poppingly Satanic imagery to ever appear on the silent screen."


Tueday 2nd @ 10pm (1hr 30min)
Horror (IMDB)
"After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem."


Wed 3rd @ 10:45pm (1hr 37min)
Action/ Crime/ Drama)
"An unlikely Hollywood hooker (Season Hubley) helps a detective (Gary Swanson) set a trap for a mutilator pimp (Wings Hauser)."

Clay Theatre

Friday 5th & Saturday 6th @ 11:55pm (2hr 6min)
Action/ Adventure/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay."

Roxie Theatre

Monday 1st @ 9pm (1hr 28min)
Tuesday 2nd @ 8:30pm
Wed 3rd @ 9:45pm
Documentary/ History
"DREAMS REWIRED traces the desires and anxieties of today’s hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination – promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality. Using rare (and often unseen) archival material from nearly 200 films to articulate the present, DREAMS REWIRED reveals a history of hopes to share, and betrayals to avoid."


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