Friday, March 3, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Eraserhead, The Dark Crystal, San Jose Super Toy Show

Here we are at another Friday, and it couldn't have come sooner! And it looks like this weekend will bring back the rain (at least for a little while). But a little rain never hurt a good movie. 
This weekend the Roxie Theatre will be celebrating 41 Years of Art House with a special lineup that pays tribute to past Roxie programming. This will last from today to March 9th and includes Eraserhead, Freeway, and Polyester, all shown in 35mm.
This weekend is also the return of the San Jose Super Toy and Collectable Show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Find the special guests below!

Balboa Theatre

The Dark Crystal (1982)
Saturday 4th @ 10am & 10pm (1hr 33min)
Adventure/ Fantasy (IMDB)
The last of the Gelfings, Jen and Kira join forces and embark on a dangerous journey to "heal" a precious Dark Crystal and restore order to their planet.

$10 bucks gets you a ticket, popcorn and a drink in the A.M. show!

The P.M. show is 21 and up & part of SF Beer Week

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.

Saturday 4th @ 5pm (1hr 32min)
Sunday 6th @ 
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.

Saturday 4th @ 9:15pm (1hr 50min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
In this postmodern exploitation flick loosely based on "Little Red Riding Hood," the uneducated daughter of a drug-addicted prostitute flees the foster-care system in search of her long-lost grandmother but meets up instead with a serial killer. Vanessa (Reese Witherspoon), a nearly illiterate firebug and serial shoplifter, desperately clings to normalcy even though her mother turns tricks, does drugs, and manages to ignore the fact that the girl's stepfather Michael T. Weiss has been abusing her for years. When both of her parents get arrested, Vanessa steals the car of her family-services caseworker (Conchata Ferrell) and heads up Interstate 5 in search of her paternal grandmother, who's never met her. Car problems force her to accept a ride from Bob Wolverton (Kiefer Sutherland), a youth counselor who uses charm and sympathy to get the girl to open up. Confessing the sordid details of her childhood to Bob, Vanessa is shocked when he suddenly declares that she's one of the "garbage people" and that he plans to murder her and have sex with her corpse.

Saturday 4th- Sunday 5th @ The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

With Special Guests

(Saturday Only)

(Saturday & Sunday)

(Sunday only)


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