Monday, September 12, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Blair Witch, Prom Night 2, Akira

Happy Monday everyone! We have a big week ahead of us, with lots of very anticipated events finally taking place. The one I'm personally the most excited for is the release of Blair Witch, a sequel to the iconic 1999 The Blair Witch Project. This movie has a limited release this Friday, with early screenings starting Thursday. For now, we only have two theatres showing Blair Witch on their calendar, but I'm sure more theatres will add it soon, especially with October right around the corner. (Members of the Alamo Drafthouse's Victory rewards program will also be able to see it this Wednesday if they checked their email...)
This week will mark the end of the screenings of the Polish TV series The Dekalog at the Drafthouse but it will also mark the beginning of the The Future Was Here screenings at the Roxie Theatre, which include several big named sci-fi anime movies. This fest will run through the weekend and into next week, but don't wait to get tickets because these will probably be some very packed shows.
Details below!

Opening This Week

Early Screenings Thursday 15th (1hr 29min)
Opens Friday 16th (Limited Theatres)
Thriller/ Horror (Google)
"College students enter the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to see if the disappearance of James' sister is connected to the Blair Witch. As night falls, the students realize the legend is all too real after they are visited by a menacing presence."

(Currently Blair Witch is only listed on the AMC Van Ness theatre and the Shattuck )

Dekalog (1989-1990)
Drama (IMDB)
Ten television drama films, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments.

Terror Twosday

Tuesday 13th @ 10:15pm (1hr 37min)
Slasher/ Indie (Google)
"Decades after promiscuous teen Mary Lou Maloney (Lisa Schrage) dies during a prank gone wrong, she returns as a spirit out for revenge and eager to punish the culprit, her one-time boyfriend, Billy Nordham (Michael Ironside), who is now high-school principal. Evil Mary Lou is perfectly content to kill other locals, and she eventually possesses the body of prom queen contender Vicki Carpenter (Wendy Lyon), which allows her to wreak even more havoc."

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 14th @ 9pm (1hr 27min)
Thriller/ Action (Google)
"Gord Brody (Tom Green) is a struggling cartoonist trying to pitch an animated show to Hollywood executives. When he fails, he returns to his hometown with no choice but to live with his parents and younger brother, Freddy (Eddie Kaye Thomas). His father (Rip Torn) doesn't approve of Gord's career path, and pressures him to gain independence. As father and son exchange barbs, Gord comes up with a lie that changes everything: He claims his dad is molesting Freddy, leading to drastic consequences."

Daven's Double Features

The Terminator (1984)
Tuesday 13th @ 7pm (1hr 48min)
Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
"A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs."


RoboCop (1987)
Tuesday 13th @ 9:15pm (1hr 42min)
Action/ Crime/ Scifi (IMDB)
"In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories."

Barry Lyndon (1975)
Thurday 15th @ 7:30pm (3hrs 4min)
Adventure/ Drama/ History (IMDB)
"An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England."

Double Feature

Blue Velvet (1986)
Thursday 15th @ 7pm (2hrs)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
"The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child."


Private Property (1960)
Thursday 15th @ 9:15pm (1hr 19min)
Crime/ Drama (IMDB)
"Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Corey Allen and Warren Oates) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost film noir gem written & directed by The Outer Limitscreator Leslie Stevens. Shot through with shimmering sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W by master cameraman Ted McCord (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), Private Property is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. Truly sick!"

Midnight Madness

Friday 16th @ 11:55pm (1hr 33min)
Horror/ Scifi/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth."

Eraserhead (1977)
Thursday 15th @ 9:30pm (1hr 49min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
"Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child."

The Future Was Here Presents

Friday 16th @ 9pm (2hrs 4min)
Animation/ Action/ Scifi (IMDB)
"A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only one kid and a group of psychics can stop."


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