Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Screenings in the Bay (Monday to Sunday): Burning, The Manitou, Pan's Labyrinth

Happy Thanksgiving week! I hope that means a short workweek for you guys, if nothing more. Although this week is a little bare, we are on the cusp of some very cool events that will be happening in San Francisco. One of them is opening night of the 15th annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, which returns to the New People Cinema next week! The second, which lands on the same day, is the one time screening of Lars von Trier's new film The House That Jack Built in its director's cut glory on the big screen!

But before I get ahead of myself, this week still has several days left, and in that time we're getting a 35mm print of The Manitou, the ritualistic midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and a sporadic of Pan's Labyrinth. And if you're in the mood for a mystery, Burning opens this Friday and it stars a familiar face...

Opening This Week

Opens Friday 23rd (2hrs 28min)
Screening All Weekend
Drama/ Mystery (IMDB)
BURNING tells the story of three individuals and a mysterious incident they experience. Jongsu bumps into an old friend, Haemi, on a part-time delivery job. Haemi asks Jongsu to take care of her cat while she leaves on a trip to Africa. When she returns, Haemi introduces Jongsu to Ben, a man she met in Africa. One day, Ben and Haemi pay Jongsu a visit, and Ben reveals his secret interests to Jongsu.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 20th @ 9:45pm (1hr 44min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A psychic's girlfriend finds out that a lump on her back is a growing reincarnation of a 400 year-old demonic Native American spirit.

Weird Wednesday

Wednesday 21st @ 10:10pm (1hr 23min)
Action/ Crime/ Thriller (IMDB)
"A martial arts rock band goes up against a band of motorcycle ninjas who have tightened their grip on Florida's narcotics trade."

Midnight Madness

Saturday 24th @ 11:55pm (1hr 41 min)
Comedy/ Scifi/ Horror/ Musical (Rotten Tomatoes)
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet.

Saturday 24th @ 9pm (1hr 59min)
Drama/ Horror/ SciFi (Rotten Tomatoes)
Set against the backdrop of the a post-Civil War Spain, PAN’S LABYRINTH is a visually stunning Spanish-language fairy tale with a dark heart. In 1944, a young girl named Ofelia avoids a bleak home life–including an ill, pregnant mother and a new, murderous military step-father–by retreating into an imaginative world of fairies and monsters. After ignoring a warning against entering the mysterious labyrinth near her new home, Ofelia meets a faun who sends her off on a wonderfully eerie journey. According to the faun, Ofelia must complete three tasks to resume her position as the long-lost Princess Moanna, a seemingly perfect offer in contrast with Ofelia’s grim waking life. When tragedy strikes and Ofelia finds her way deeper into a dark fantasy world, del Toro’s mesmerizing production and a haunting score by Javier Navarette take over, culminating in an unforgettable conclusion.


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