Monday, July 17, 2017

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Friday): Jungle Trap, Rosemary's Baby, Repulsion

Hey guys, I hope everyone's Monday was a smooth one, and I hope you're all in the mood for some movies this week! We've got some of the Castro Theatre's genius double features, Video Vortex at the Alamo Drafthouse, and some sounds you've never seen at the Yerba Buena Theatre. Read on for details!

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 18th @ 10:15pm (2hrs)
Action/ Horror (IMDB)
British director Stephen Norrington helmed this David S. Goyer adaptation of the Marvel Comics character created in 1973 by scripter Marv Wolfman and artist Gene Colan. In the Tomb of Dracula comic book origin, just before Blade's mother gave birth to Blade, she was bitten by a vampire, which made Blade immune to vampires. Now a vampire hunter, Blade, joined by vampire detective Hannibal King and Dracula-descendent Frank Drake, stalks vampires.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 19th @ 10:30pm (1hr 36min)
Drama/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Video Vortex

Thursday 20th @ 9pm (1hr 12min)
Horror (IMDB)
Shot in 1990 and unreleased until THIS VERY MOMENT. The final collaboration between exploitation demigods James Bryan (DON’T GO IN THE WOODS) and the late Renee Harmon (FROZEN SCREAM), JUNGLE TRAP is a decapitation-fueled, shot-on-video horror masterpiece about a jungle hotel haunted by kill-crazy ghosts in loin cloths. The movie remained unedited, unscored, and unseen by human eyes for over two decades . . . UNTIL NOW. Under Bryan’s guidance, the Bleeding Skull! team meticulously edited the movie and recorded a soundtrack utilizing vintage 1980s synthesizers. For the first time ever, Bryan and Harmon’s raging slab of anti-sanity can be deeply enjoyed by the world's most adventurous viewers. That’s you.

Double Feature

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Monday 17th @ 7pm (2hrs 17min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.


Get Out (2017)
Monday 17th @ 9:30pm (1hr 44min)
Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

Repulsion (1968)
Tuesday 18th @ 7pm (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Horror/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
When Carol, a shy young Belgian, is left alone for a few days in the Kensington flat she shares with her sister, she begins to withdraw into a reclusive existence where innocuous everyday realities are distorted by deep-seated anxieties. On screen throughout the film, Deneuve gives a wondrously subtle performance as the increasingly catatonic girl, but equally expressive of her terrifying inner torment are the sometimes surreal but never over-emphatic visual and aural effects created by Polanski to accompany her wanderings around the empty apartment or the bustling streets of South Kensington.


Personal Shopper (2017)
Tuesday 18th @ 5pm & 8:55pm (1hr 45min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
A personal shopper in Paris refuses to leave the city until she makes contact with her twin brother who previously died there. Her life becomes more complicated when a mysterious person contacts her via text message.

Staff Pick

Friday 21st @ 9:15pm (1hr 57min)
Thriller (IMDB)
This atmospheric thriller is about a young postal delivery boy, his obsession with an opera diva, the bootleg tapes he makes of her performances, and the evil hoods who chase him down, thinking he has a tape that implicates them in a crime.

Screened in 35mm!

Global Sounds on Screen

Thursday 20th @ 7:30pm 
Atlantic Records introduced the wider marketplace to “free jazz” via Ornette Coleman, but it was the small, New York–based ESP-Disk’ label that documented the subsequent reshaping of the form as it developed throughout the 1960s. ESP released groundbreaking records by artists like Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Patty Waters, and Sun Ra before ceasing operations in the early 1970s. Revered by musical seekers across the globe—and resented by performers who typically received little to no royalties—ESP is now regarded as one of the most influential record labels of all time. Tonight’s program brings together all of the ESP-associated films produced in the 1960s. To paraphrase the label’s slogan: you’ve never seen such sounds in your life. —Brian Belovarac

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