Monday, May 16, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday)

We've got a full week of screenings ahead of us! This Thursday is the opening of The Lobster, which will be playing at only a couple of theatres. Also on Thursday, the Castro Theatre will be screening a Shot in San Francisco double feature, with two awesome sounding horror films. Read on to see what else is playing this week!

Tuesday 17th @ 6pm
"Groundbreaking for its unmitigated and violent realism, it tells the tragic story of a doomed romance between a lowly shepherd and his landlord's daughter in an oppressive village in rural Greece. An explosive representation of the ways in which close minded families, hypocritical religious doctrine and dangerously destructive class differences all lead to deadly extremes. A disturbing political allegory, THE SHEPHERDS OF DISASTER was banned by the dictatorial Greek government after being filmed in 1966 but today its revolutionary aesthetics and fearless condemnation of a corrupt society are counted among the greatest triumphs of Greek cinema."

(Live streaming introduction by Richard Linklater)

Terror Tuedsay
Tuesday 17th @ 10:30pm (1hr 28min)
Sci-Fi/ Horror/ Comedy (IMDB)
"A mad scientist's (Louis Jourdan) vegetarian stepdaughter (Heather Locklear) falls in love with one of his leafy failures."

Weird Wednesday
Wednesday 18th @ 10:30pm (1hr 31min)
Comedy/ Music (IMDB)
"Evil Nerd Menlo wants to get revenge on some surfers by selling a bad batch of soda called Buzz Cola which turns people into mutant zombies. Its upto Jocko, Chuck, Bob and their surfer buddies to save the day."

Opening Day
Opens Thursday 19th (1hr 59min)
Fantasy/ Sci-Fi (Google)
"In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods."

(Also playing at Landmark Embarcadero)

Balboa Classics
Taxi Driver (1976)
Thursday 19th @ 7:30 (1hr 53min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process."

Shot in SF Double Feature
Sudden Fear! (1952)
Thursday 19th @ 2:30pm & 7pm (1hr 50min)
Film Noir/ Thriler (IMDB)
"Following a whirlwind courtship, acclaimed playwright Myra Hudson (Joan Crawford) marries Lester Blaine (Jack Palance), a slick actor she has just fired from her latest play. Shortly after the honeymoon, Myra overhears Lester and his lover, Irene (Gloria Grahame), plotting to murder the wealthy writer for her inheritance. Shattered by the revelation, Myra pulls herself together and hatches a revenge scheme. But can she go through with her violent plans?"


Experiment on Terror (1962)
Thursday 19th @ 4:35pm & 9:05pm (2hrs 3min)
Crime/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank."

Midnight Madness
Friday 20th @ 11:55pm (1hr 39min)
Drama (IMDB)
"Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored of him and decides to seduce Johnny's best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again."

With special guest Tommy Wiseau!

Thursday 19th @ 9:30pm (2hrs 7min)
Adventure/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt."


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