Monday, December 19, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Bell Book and Candle, Gremlins, The Eyes of My Mother

Happy Monday everyone, the hardest day of the week is half way over! This is going to be a weird week too, as the Alamo Drafthouse will not be having Terror Tuesday or Weird Wednesday for the next two weeks. (Check their showtimes if you want to see Rogue One though!) We'll instead spend our Tuesday at the Balboa Theatre, mixing some witchcraft with our Christmas week. You can also catch some Christmas horror in the form of Gremlins, and some new horror, The Eyes of My Mother, several times before the week is up. Read on to find out where.

Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Tuesday 20th @ 7:30pm (1hr 46min)
Fantasy/ Romance (Google)
A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real.

Gremlins (1984)
Wednesday 21st @ 7pm (1hr 46min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

(Also playing at the New Parkway Monday through Wednesday)


Trading Places (1983)
Wednesday 21st @ 9pm (1hr 56min)
Comedy (IMDB)
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Tuesday 20th @ 9:30pm (1hr 19min)
Wednesday 21st @ 9:25pm 
Drama/ Horror (IMDB)
A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

Playing All Weekend (1hr 27min)
Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Michael, an American traveling abroad, arrives in Medellin, Colombia, only to discover he's run out of money. In dire straits, he latches on to a young Colombian woman who has taken up residence in an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a group of outcasts and their mysterious leader. At first grateful for shelter and camaraderie, Michael soon senses that something terrible happened in the hospital and that he's being pulled into a dangerous dynamic.

Thursday 22nd @ 7pm (1hr 48min)
Documentary/ Found Footage
Described in an opening text as a "personal history of cinema, partially inspired by Gilles Deleuze," The Thoughts That Once We Had from master cinematic essayist Thom Andersen (Los Angeles Plays Itself) is a richly digressive journey through cinema. A found-footage film composed entirely of unidentified, yet often recognizable film clips and concise intertitles written by Andersen, Thoughts leaps associatively across a vast territory spanning from Griffith to Godard, using dynamically cinematic images and sequences not to explain, but to embody Deleuzian ideas in all their rich ambiguity and nuance.


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