Friday, April 6, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): A Quiet Place, San Francisco International Film Festival, Hitchcock & Other Masters of Suspense

The rains are back guys! I hope I'm not the only one who's excited about that too. It also happens to be a great cinematic week in the bay area! A Quiet Place opens everywhere today and it's definitely one I'd recommend checking out. The Roxy 14 is hosting a special private screening of this tonight at 9, with trivia and prizes beforehand. 
The San Francisco International Film Festival takes over most of the city for the weekend too, and it's got a wide variety, including another film in the same vein as Unfriended! In fact, the same producer worked on both, so if you are looking for something to fill your Saturday afternoon, check out Searching at the Castro Theatre. And get the full calendar at the SF Film site.
And it's great to see the Stanford Theatre back open, especially with a Hitchcock and Other Masters of Suspense lineup in store! I'll be keeping a close eye on their calendar and keeping you guys updated!

Opening Today

Opens Friday 6th (1hr 30min)
In the modern horror thriller A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

Tickets are still available for the PRIVATE SCREENING of A QUIET PLACE at the Roxy 14 in Santa Rosa! Presented by Famous Monsters and Cosmic-Con


Saturday 7th @ 5:30pm (1hr 41min)
Mystery/ Suspense/ (POV) (Rotten Tomatoes)
This nail-biting debut is a fresh and innovative film told exclusively through computer screens. 16-year-old Margot can’t emotionally connect with her dad, David (John Cho), who has been withdrawn and overprotective since her mother passed away. When Margot goes missing, David is aided by Detective Vick (Debra Messing) but ultimately must rely on his own search skills to find his missing daughter before it’s too late.


Sunday 8th @ 4pm (1hr 51min)
Action/ Drama/ History (IMDB)
The year is 1985. The unmanned Soviet space station Salyut 7, which is in low Earth orbit, suddenly stops responding to commands from the Control Center. If the space station--the pride of Soviet space engineering--falls from the sky, not only will it damage the image of the country, it will also be a disaster bringing untold casualties. To investigate the failure and prevent the catastrophe, people must be sent to the station. Yet no one in history has ever attempted to dock an uncontrolled vehicle in space. To this day, this mission is considered to be the most technically challenging in the history of space exploration.

 Midnight Madness

Friday 6th @ 11:55pm (1hr 57min)
Saturday 7th @ 11:55pm
Comedy/ Crime (IMDB)
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.


Friday 6th @ 11pm (1hr 47min)
Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
Moll is 27 and still living at home, stifled by the small island community around her and too beholden to her family to break away. When she meets Pascal, a free-spirited stranger, a whole new world opens up to her and she begins to feel alive for the first time, falling madly in love. Finally breaking free from her family, Moll moves in with Pascal to start a new life. But when he is arrested as the key suspect in a series of brutal murders, she is left isolated and afraid. Choosing to stand with him against the suspicions of the community, Moll finds herself forced to make choices that will impact her life forever.


Saturday 7th @ 10pm (1hr 48min)
Action/ Thriller (IMDB)
Jen (fearlessly embodied by Matilda Lutz, Rings) is enjoying a romantic getaway with her wealthy boyfriend which is suddenly disrupted when his sleazy friends arrive for an unannounced hunting trip. Tension mounts in the house until the situation abruptly--and viciously--intensifies, culminating in a shocking act that leaves Jen left for dead. Unfortunately for her assailants, Jen survives and reemerges with a relentless, wrathful intent: revenge. A white-knuckle tale of transgression and transformation, REVENGE gloriously blurs the lines of vengeance and survival while simultaneously delivering a ferocious dissection of gender and genre.

Casablanca (1942)
Friday 6th @ 7:30pm (1hr 40min)
Saturday & Sunday @ 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Drama/ Romance/ War (IMDB)
"Set in Casablanca, Morocco during the early days of World War II, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications."


Gaslight (1944)
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th @ 5:25pm & 9:25pm (1hr 54min)
Crime/ Drama/ Noir (IMDB)
George Cukor's remake of the 1940 film Gaslight is the story of a beautiful, innocent woman (Ingrid Bergman) who marries a charming man (Charles Boyer) who tries to drive her insane. Boasting a lavish, detailed production that perfectly recreates the Victorian era, Gaslight is one of the greatest psychological thrillers ever made, thanks to Bergman's stellar, Oscar-winning performance. Gaslight was later shown in a computer-colorized print.


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