Friday, December 2, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Incarnate, The Eyes of My Mother, Silent Film Festival

Happy Friday everyone! Are you guys getting ready for the Christmas season to start up? We just started our holiday horror screenings this week, and I'm ready for more. Unfortunately, there's no Christmas horror screening in the bay area this weekend, but we do have two new releases that are both screening through the weekend. We also have some classics playing late at night, as well as the Silent Film Festival, which will run all day Saturday at the Castro Theatre.

But if you're in more of a shopping mood, you can check out the San Jose Super Toy Show instead. It's only going to be on Saturday the 3rd, at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, and it'll give you a chance to get some of that Chritmas shopping out of the way.

Now let's see our options for this weekend.

Opening This Week

Opens Today (1hr 31min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
After a single mother (Carice van Houten) witnesses terrifying symptoms of demonic possession in her 11-year-old son (David Mazouz), a Vatican representative (Catalina Sandino Moreno) calls on wheelchair-bound scientist Dr. Seth Ember (Aaron Eckhart) to rid him of the evil spirit. Driven by a personal agenda rooted in his own tragic past, Ember enters the boy's unconscious mind where he confronts a demon as ferocious as it is ingenious.

Castro Theatre

San Francisco Silent Film Festival
Saturday 3rd from 10am
Six glorious silent film programs with live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra and Donald Sosin add to the festive holiday season!

Landmark Clay Theatre

Midnight Madness

Friday 2nd @ 11:55pm (2hrs 13min)
Saturday 3rd @ 11:55pm
Action/ Fantasy/ Scifi (Rotten Tomatoes)
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

New Parkway Theatre

Alien (1979)
Friday 2nd @ 10:30pm (1hr 57min)
Horror/ Scifi (IMDB)
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Roxie Theatre

Playing All Weekend (1hr 16min)
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
In their secluded farmhouse, a mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, teaches her daughter, Francisca, to understand anatomy and be unfazed by death. One afternoon, a mysterious visitor shatters the idyll of Francisca's family life, deeply traumatizing the young girl, but also awakening unique curiosities. Though she clings to her increasingly reticent father, Francisca's loneliness and scarred nature converge years later when her longing to connect with the world around her takes on a dark form. Shot in crisp black and white, the haunting visual compositions evoke its protagonist's isolation and illuminate her deeply unbalanced worldview. Genre-inflected, but so strikingly unique as to defy categorization, writer/director Nicolas Pesce's feature debut allows only an elliptical presence in Francisca's world, guiding our imaginations to follow her into peculiar, secret places.


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