Friday, June 30, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Stereo Argento, Joe Dante's The Movie Orgy, Jaws

I hope you guys are ready to watch some movies this weekend! ☺
The Roxie will be celebrating Joe Dante's movies all weekend with their Films on Film lineup, which will be screening in 35mm, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is screening for Midnight Madness at the Clay Theatre, and everyone is screenings Jaws at some point in the next couple of days.

But first..

This couldn't have come a a better time, seeing as our weekly Drag Race tradition is currently on hold until the next season. Tonight, Stereo Argento Part 2 is happening at the Stud in San Francisco. This sounds like the coolest show ever; a drag show inspired by the staff's favorite horror movies. Classics, bloody and murderous, accompanied by drinks and a live show.
Are you game?

Stereo Argento 2: Staff Picks

Opening This Week

Select Theatres/VOD Friday 30th (1hr 30min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Haunted by a mysterious past, the lone survivor of a family massacre revisits her childhood home on the eve of its destruction, awakening the otherworldly evil that resides there.

Birth.Movies.Death Presents

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd @ 10am (2hrs 4min)
Action/ Drama/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down.

Also screening Monday 3rd
Saturday 1st @ 10pm at the Balboa Theatre

Midnight Madness

Friday 30th & Saturday 1st @ 11:55pm (1hr 49min)
Comedy/ Drama/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
Roundly panned upon its first release, Russ Meyer's X-rated Beyond the Valley of the Dolls has gained a huge cult following over the years for its unique mix of pop music, high camp, and exploitation. Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers and Marcia McBroom comprise a rock group called the Carrie Nations, who'll do anything to hit it big in show business. Their "anything goes" attitudes towards pot, group sex and lesbianism lead to several sticky plot complications, culminating in a murder spree (in one shot, a man is decapitated as the 20th Century-Fox fanfare is heard on the soundtrack). Bearing absolutely no relation to the Jacqueline Susann novel/film Valley of the Dolls, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls was coscripted by film critic Roger Ebert.

Double Feature

Friday 30th @ 7pm (1hr 42min)
Comedy/ Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Patrick Bateman is young, white, beautiful, ivy leagued, and indistinguishable from his Wall Street colleagues. Shielded by conformity, privilege, and wealth, Bateman is also the ultimate serial killer, roaming freely and fearlessly. His murderous impulses are fueled by zealous materialism and piercing envy when he discovers someone else has acquired more than he has. After a colleague presents a business card superior in ink and paper to his, Bateman's blood thirst sharpens, and he steps up his homicidal activities to a frenzied pitch. Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, chainsaws rip, and surgical instruments mutilate-how far will Bateman go? How much can he get away with?


The Rules of Attraction (2002)
Friday 30th @ 9pm (1hr 50min)
Comedy/ Drama/ Romance (IMDB)
One of the best films you’ve never seen, and the perfect compliment to AMERICAN PSYCHO. Foolishly marketed as a teen comedy upon its release in 2002, moviegoers were shocked and horrified by the nightmarish, brilliant satire that reached screens. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, written and directed by PULP FICTION screenwriter Roger Avary, THE RULES OF ATTRACTION punctures the jugular of the American college experience, with James Van Der Beek playing Patrick Bateman’s younger brother Sean, embroiled in a fatal love triangle at Camden college.

Followed by a Skype interview with Director Roger Avery

Saturday 1st @ 4pm (4hrs 30min)
Documentary/ History (IMDB)
Joe Dante created this epic movie mash-up, comprised entirely of clips, trailers, ads, and some other curious celluloid, in 1968. Originally the ORGY was 7 hours long, but just 4.5 hours remain, and we’re going to show everything we can!

Saturday 1st @ 9:30pm (1hr 41min)
Fantasy/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
Based on the popular television series created by Rod Serling, this film of horror and the supernatural tells four separate stories--each by a different director: John Landis, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante and George Miller. In one, a bigot is taught a lesson when he is transported to experience the lives of three different victims of prejudice and intolerance. Another takes a trip to an old-age home where the arrival of a special man turns some of the residents into youthful people once again. In the third, a woman befriends a timid young child who turns out to be a maniacal brat with bizarre powers. The final segment shows how a man with an aversion to flying has a rough time when he panics and then sees a strange creature on the wing outside his window seat.

Sunday 2nd @ 2pm (1hr 39min)
Comedy/ Drama/ Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
Set in the early 1960s, this comedy centers on a teen-age boy who befriends a charismatic, humorously overblown movie producer specializing in gimmick-filled horror films. Preparations for the premiere of the producer's latest opus alternate with the escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis, culminating in unexpected chaos.

Sunday 2nd @ 6:30pm (1hr 25min)
Comedy/ Sci-Fi/ Cult (Rotten Tomatoes)
The 1987 portmanteau comedy feature Amazon Women on the Moon lampoons several film genres in general and the 1954 sci-fi cheapie Cat Women of the Moon in particular. Other sketches in Amazon Women include an opening bit with Arsenio Hall; a vignette titled "Son of the Invisible Man" wherein a naked Ed Begley Jr. runs around in full view of the nonplussed supporting cast; the It's Alive parody "Hospital", which offers the spectacle of Michelle Pfeiffer giving birth to Mr. Potato Head; and a Siskel & Ebert takeoff, featuring Arche Hahn as a TV viewer whose entire life is given a "thumbs down." Directed by several hands, including Joe Dante, Carl Gottleib, Peter Horton, John Landis, and Robert K. Weiss, Amazon Women on the Moon also features a satire of the Kroger G. Babb school of "sex hygiene" exploitation cheapies, with syphilis victim Carrie Fisher being counseled by unctuous doctor Paul Bartel. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Joe Dante will attend each of the Films on Film screenings!


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