Friday, September 21, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday): Mandy, Assassination Nation, I Am Not A Witch

Hey guys, happy Friday!
There's one title in particular that I have been hearing is amazing and it's the only one that's sold out at the Alamo all weekend. But you can still catch it on VOD and in some difficult showtimes next week. I'm talking about Mandy! I've heard everything from it's the second best movie of the year to "not even the people who went to laughing through the whole thing could ruin it". And I'm in!

Also this week, I Am Not A Witch opens at the Roxie Theatre, Perfect Blue returns to the Roxie, and Assassination Nation opens everywhere.

Opens This Week

Screening All Weekend (1hr 50min)
Drama/ Mystery/ Suspense (Rotten Tomatoes)
High school senior Lily and her group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. So, when an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small town, the result is absolute madness leaving Lily and her friends questioning whether they'll live through the night.

Screening All Weekend (2hrs)
Action/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire.

Roxie Theatre

I Am Not A Witch (2018)
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd @ 7pm (1hr 33min)
Sunday 23rd @ 6:45pm
International/ Drama (Rotten Tomatoes)
Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp in the middle of a desert. At the camp she takes part in an initiation ceremony where she is shown the rules surrounding her new life as a witch. Like the other residents, Shula is tied to a ribbon which is attached to a coil that perches in a large tree. She is told that should she ever cut the ribbon, she'll be cursed and transformed into a goat.

Saturday 22nd @ 2:30pm (1hr 21min)
Sunday 23rd @ 2pm
Horror/ Anime (IMDB)
Mima was a pop idol, worshiped by the masses until fashion dictated otherwise. In order to salvage her career, she is advised to drop music and pursue acting. A soap opera role is offered but Mima's character is less clean cut than desired. Regardless, she agrees and events take a turn for the worse. She begins to feel reality slip, that her life is not her own. She discovers (imagines) her identical twin, a mirror image that hasn't given up singing. Internet sites appear describing every intimate detail of her life and a figure stalks her from the shadows. Her friends and associates are threatened (and killed) as Mima descends into a dangerous world of paranoid delusion. She fears for her life and must unravel fact from illusion in order to stay alive. Perfect Blue represents a major change from traditional anime subject matter, analyzing the pop icon phenomenon, fame and its psychological impact on the performer.


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