Monday, February 27, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Switchblade Sisters, Slither, Eraserhead

Hey guys! It's been one of those kind of Mondays, if you know what I mean. I'm sorry for the late post, but at least the wait will be worth it. There are a ton of movies playing all over the city! Everything from The Boxer's Omen, playing this Terror Tuesday, to 7 Faces of Dr. Lao presented by the Super Shangri-La Show, and Eraserhead screening in 35 mm this Friday. Read on for dates and times.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 28th @ 10pm (1hr 39min)
Horror (IMDB)
While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web of fate, Buddhism and black magic.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 1st @ 10:15pm (1hr 31min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
In this low-budget exploitation crime drama, a band of bosomy female gang members engage in violent rivalry with another gang. The film is also known as The Jezebels and Playgirl Gang.

Super Shangri-La Show Presents

Wednesday 1st @ 7:30pm (1hr 43min)
Fantasy/ Mystery/ Western (IMDB)
In this film, Dr. Lao, an enigmatic Chinese medicine-show impresario, brings his travelling show into the frontier town of Abalone, which is chafing under the oppression of land-hungry Clint Stark. Each of the townspeople learn a great many truths about themselves when they attend Dr. Lao's unusual circus.

Double Feature

The Big Sleep (1945)
Wednesday 1st @ 7pm (1hr 56min)
Drama/ Classics/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Howard Hawks’ famously incomprehensible film of Raymond Chandler’s first novel has Humphrey Bogart’s Philip Marlowe entangled in both a blackmail scheme and the smoldering dame Lauren Bacall. This chronic hangover of a film is full of corruption, annihilation and effervescent humor. Martha Vickers and a very memorable Dorothy Malone co-star. 


Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Wednesday 1st @ 9:10pm (1hr 35min)
Classics/ Drama/ Mystery (Rotten Tomatoes)
This remake of the 1944 film, 'Murder, My Sweet,' also based on the Raymond Chandler novel, concerns private eye Philip Marlowe's attempts to locate Velma, a former dancer at a seedy nightclub and the girlfriend of Moose Malloy, a petty criminal just out of prison. Marlowe finds that he is forced to follow a confusing trail of untruths and double crosses.

Double Feature

Delicatessen (1992)
Thursday 2nd @ 7pm (1hr 39min)
Art House/ Dark Comedy/ Drama/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
A post-apocalyptic future becomes the setting for pitch black humor in this visually intricate French comedy. The action takes place within a single apartment complex, which is owned by the same man that operates the downstairs butcher shop. It's a particularly popular place to live, thanks to the butcher's uncanny ability to find excellent cuts of meat despite the horrible living conditions outside. The newest building superintendent, a former circus clown, thinks he has found an ideal living situation. All that changes, however, when he discovers the true source of the butcher's meat, and that he may be the next main course.


The Tenant (1976)
Thursday 2nd @ 8:55pm (2hrs 6min)
Classics/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Roman Polanski directs and stars in this story of a timid clerk who rents an apartment where the previous tenant had attempted suicide, and succumbs to mental disintegration as he appropriates the victim’s personality. This unique, bizarrely cast film co-stars Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, Jo Van Fleet and Shelley Winters.

Midnight Madness

Friday 3rd @ 11:55pm (2hrs)
Action/ Anime/ Crime (IMDB)
A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Slither (2006)
Friday 3rd @ 10:30pm (1hr 36min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America -- somewhat quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived...and is growing. No one seems to notice as telephone poles become clogged with missing pet flyers, or when one of the town's richest citizens, Grant, begins to act strangely. But when farmers' livestock turn up horribly mutilated and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy and his team, aided by Grant's wife Starla, uncover the dark force laying siege to their town...and come face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth.

Tuesday 28th @ 7pm & 9:15pm (1hr 32min)
Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd @ 7pm 
Art House/ Comedy/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
In Warsaw, a pair of mermaid sisters are adopted into a cabaret. While one seeks love with humans the other hungers to dine on the human population of the city.

Friday 3rd @ 9:15pm (1hr 29min)
Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
This surreal nightmare examines male paranoia. Our hero and title character, Henry, faces a number of horrifying obstacles in meeting someone of the opposite sex, meeting her parents, and procreating. Produced during a one-and-a-half-year period while director David Lynch was a student at the American Film Institute, the film launched him as a major new talent admired by cinephiles and filmmakers all over the world. It stands today as a milestone in personal, independent filmmaking.


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