Friday, March 11, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday)

This weekend is pretty heavily dominated by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. There are three separate film fests dedicated to his work taking place in the next couple of days and also in the coming weeks. But today is also the official release date of the very anticipated 10 Cloverfield Lane! And tonight, Midnites 4 Maniacs returns to the Castro Theatre for a metal infused night of film. And much more!

Opening Day
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Official release day (1hr 45min)
SciFi/ Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) discovers the horrifying truth about the outside world while living in an underground shelter with two men (John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.)."

Saturday 12th @ 6:40pm (1hr 20min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A couple of master thieves find themselves trapped within a house they intended to rob, only to discover they've inadvertently wandered into the lair of a deranged serial killer."

Midnites 4 Maniacs Double Feature

This is Spinal Tap (1984)
Friday 11th @ 7:30pm (1hr 25min)
Music/ Comedy (Google)
"This Is Spinal Tap shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real."

Stunt Rock (1978)
Action/ Drama/ Music (IMDB)
"A stuntman (Grant Page) and a rock band (Sorcery) show a newswoman (Monique van de Ven) what it means to live on the edge."

Hitchcock triple feature
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Sunday 13th @ 1:30pm & 7pm (1hr 46min)
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
"When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence."

I Confess (1953)
 Sunday 13th @ 3:30pm & 9pm (1hr 35min)
Crime/ Noir/ Thriller
"A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional."

Hitchcock Truffaut (2015)
Sunday 13th @ 5:20pm (1hr 19min)
Documentary (IMDB)
"Filmmakers discuss how Francois Truffaut's 1966 book "Cinema According to Hitchcock" influenced their work."

Screening all weekend (1hr 44min)
Action/ Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A Norwegian geologist (Kristoffer Joner) and his family (Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff Oftebro) fight for survival when a massive landslide causes a 250-foot tidal wave."

Playing all weekend (1hr 39min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"Prostitutes Adela and Dora are burdened with bad marriages and financial problems. To make ends meet, they drug and rob dwarf twins working as luchadores."

The Hunger (1983)
Sunday 13th @ 5pm (1hr 40min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Romance (IMDB)
"John (David Bowie) is the lover of the gorgeous immortal vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), and he's been led to believe that he'll live forever, too. Unfortunately, he quickly deteriorates into a horrible living death, and Miriam seeks a new companion. She soon sets her sights on Sarah (Susan Sarandon), a lovely young scientist, who quickly falls under Miriam's spell. However, Sarah doesn't warm up to the concept of vampirism easily, leading to conflict with Miriam."

Playing all weekend (1hr 40min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
"Vivian, a woman serving a jail sentence, is sent to The Cawdor Barn Theatre to serve out her probation. After she views tape of an old production of Macbeth, an evil force is released, and she must identify the supernatural killer before it gets her."

Hitchcock Fest
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Friday 11th @ 7:30pm (1hr 45min)
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th @ 3:35pm & 7:30pm
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
"When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence."

Dial M for Murder (1954)
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th @ 5:30pm & 9:25pm (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Thriller (Google)
"An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B."

Gothic Cinema 
Sunday 13th @ 2pm (1hr 28min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
"Dr. Génessier (Pierre Brasseur) is riddled with guilt after an accident that he caused disfigures the face of his daughter, the once beautiful Christiane (Edith Scob), who outsiders believe is dead. Dr. Génessier, along with accomplice and laboratory assistant Louise (Alida Valli), kidnaps young women and brings them to the Génessier mansion. After rendering his victims unconscious, Dr. Génessier removes their faces and attempts to graft them on to Christiane's."

The poster is a little difficult to read, but the movies are $10 for one but $18 for both. Food and drinks will be available throughout the day. And all the rain we're in for just seems to set a perfect atmosphere. 

The Birds (1963)
Saturday 12th @ 3:30pm (2hrs)
Thriller/ Horror (IMDB)
"A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people."

North by Northwest (1959)
Saturday 12th @ 7pm (2hrs 15min)
Adventure/ Crime/ Mystery (IMDB)
"A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive."


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