Friday, July 7, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Creatures Con, A Ghost Story, Shaun of the Dead

Happy Friday everyone!

We actually don't have a whole lot going on in theatres this weekend, which might actually be a good thing, because this Saturday is the only day you can take a mini road trip out to Moraga for Lord Blood-Rah's Creatures Con

Not to be confused with Sinister Creature Con, Creatures Con is a one day celebration of monster kid culture, which includes horror hosts, Sci-fi and horror films, panels, vendors, and (I'm hoping) a lot of horror themed battle jackets. Get tickets and all the info you could want here!

Opening This Week

A Ghost Story (2017)
Limited Theatres Friday 7th (1hr 27min)
Drama (IMDB)
With A GHOST STORY, acclaimed director David Lowery (AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, PETE'S DRAGON) returns with a singular exploration of legacy, loss, and the essential human longing for meaning and connection. Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost (Academy Award-winner Casey Affleck) returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife (Academy Award-nominee Rooney Mara), only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away. Increasingly unmoored, the ghost embarks on a cosmic journey through memory and history, confronting life's ineffable questions and the enormity of existence. An unforgettable meditation on love and grief, A GHOST STORY emerges ecstatic and surreal - a wholly unique experience that lingers long after the credits roll.

Beer Movies!

Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Saturday 8th @ 10pm (1hr 39min)
Horror/ Comedy (IMDB)
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.

Tickets include a can of beer

Jurassic Park (1993)
Saturday 8th @ 12:30pm & 6:35pm (2hrs 7min)
Adventure/ Suspense/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica.

Screening All Weekend (1hr 58min)
Sci-Fi/ Drama (Google)
A dystopian love story in a Texas wasteland and set in a community of cannibals.


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