Friday, August 31, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Stereo Argento: Complex!, The Conductor, Blood Fest

Don't waste any time this weekend and kick Friday night off with a giallo drag show at the Stud! 

Yes that's right, Stereo Argento returns for its seventh installment, COMPLEX!, and there will definitely be blood! This night is Murder Mystery themed, so leave you black gloves at home, lest you be accused of treachery. 

Also this week, BLOOD FEST opens in limited theatres and on VOD. I really enjoyed this movie, but not as much as some of the other Overlook creatures who joined the audience for our review screening. And if you just don't want to rent this one, you can catch it at Son Of Monsterpalooza in two weeks.

The Roxie will be hosting a one night only screening of THE CONDUCTOR, Jeremy Mann's first feature film, and he will be at the screening as well. He will be giving one lucky audience member a poster for the film, which has been signed by the entire cast and crew!

Opening This Week

Limited Theatres/VOD Friday 31st (1hr 32min)
Comedy/ Horror (IMDB)
Fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers more schooled in horror-film clichés than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.

Limited Theatres/VOD Fiday 31st (1hr 41min)
Horror/ Mystery/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
When troubled 12-year-old Jacob Felsen is sent away to boarding school, he enters every kid's worst nightmare: A creepy old mansion, deserted except for six other teenage misfits and two menacing and mysterious teachers. As events become increasingly horrific, Jacob must conquer his fears to find the strength to survive.

Wide release starts Friday 31st (1hr 42min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
After David Kim (John Cho)'s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter's digital footprints before she disappears forever.

Midnight Madness

Friday 31st @ 11:55pm (1hr 52min)
Saturday 1st @ 11:55pm
Action/ Comedy/ Romance (IMDB)
Based on Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic book of the same name, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World follows the eponymous slacker rocker on his colorful quest to defeat his dream girl's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Twenty-two-year-old Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) may not have a job, but rocking the bass for his band, Sex Bob-omb, is a tough job unto itself. When Scott locks eyes with Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), he knows she's the girl he wants to grow old with. But Ramona has some serious baggage; her supercharged exes rue the thought of her being with another man, and they'll crush any guy who gives her a second glance. Now, in order to win Ramona's heart, Scott will do battle with everyone from vegan-powered rock gods to sinister skateboarders, never losing sight of his gorgeous goal as he pummels his way to victory.

Saturday 1st @ 4:30pm (1hr 18min)
Fantasy (IMDB)
The Conductor is the first feature length film created entirely by the artist Jeremy Mann. It is a story told through a dreamscape metaphor of the eternal artistic struggle. 

Director Jeremy Mann will be at the screening
and will be giving away one signed poster!

Saturday 1st @ 4:40pm (1hr 33min)
Sunday 2nd @ 5pm
Drama/ Mystery/ Thriller (IMDB)
Madeline (newcomer Helena Howard) has become an integral part of a prestigious physical theater troupe. When the workshop's ambitious director (Molly Parker) pushes the teenager to weave her rich interior world and troubled history with her mother (Miranda July) into their collective art, the lines between performance and reality begin to blur. The resulting battle between imagination and appropriation rips out of the rehearsal space and through all three women's lives.


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