Monday, March 4, 2019

Screenings in the Bay (Monday 4th to Sunday 10th): Lords of Chaos, Climax, Cat Video Fest 2019

Found Footage February has come and gone! And we were so wrapped up in the Unnamed Footage Festival that we barely even posted about it at all... But now that the festival is over, there will be more attention to pay to the Overlook. Starting with the movies playing in the bay area this week!

We start the week off on the best foot possible: with cats! Mores specifically the CatVideoFest! It's screening today at the Opera Plaza Theatre and will hopefully have more showtimes in the near future. Terror Tuesday is a big name this week, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter will be screening on 35mm at the Alamo Drafthouse.

The Balboa has something going on just about every day this week: a Nic Cage double feature on Tuesday, Rewind Wednesday and 16 Millimurder Wednesday and more coming soon! Midnites for Maniacs presents Phenomena at the Roxie Theatre Thursday night, and we end the week with the beginning of Hitchcock fest at the Stanford Theatre!

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th @ 8:10pm (1hr 52min)
Drama/ Horror/ Thriller (IMDB)
Oslo, 1987. Determined to escape his traditional upbringing, 17-year-old Euronymous (Rory Culkin) becomes fixated on creating 'true Norwegian black metal' with his band Mayhem. As he works to create increasingly shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, the lines between show and reality start to blur as his bandmates come to believe the hype. Arson, violence and finally, a vicious murder shock the nation.

Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th (1hr 35min)
Drama/ Horror/ Music (IMDB)
From director Gaspar Noé (Irreversible; Enter the Void; Love) comes a hypnotic, hallucinatory, and ultimately hair-raising depiction of a party that descends into delirium over the course of one wintry night. In Climax, a troupe of young dancers gathers in a remote and empty school building to rehearse. Following an unforgettable opening performance lit by virtuoso cinematographer Benoît Debie (Spring Breakers; Enter the Void) and shot by Noé himself, the troupe begins an all-night celebration that turns nightmarish as the dancers discover they've been pounding cups of sangria laced with potent LSD. Tracking their journey from jubilation to chaos and full-fledged anarchy, Noé observes crushes, rivalries, and violence amid a collective psychedelic meltdown. Starring Sofia Boutella (Atomic Blonde) and a cast of professional dancers, Climax is Noé's most brazen and visionary statement yet.

Terror Tuesday

Tuesday 5th @ 10pm (1hr 31min)
Slasher/ Thriller (Google)
A carefree lakeside vacation is interrupted by the re-emergence of killer Jason Voorhees (Ted White). After he escapes from a morgue, leaving bodies in his wake, Jason travels to Camp Crystal Lake where a group of friends is staying. The teens meet some locals: Tommy (Corey Feldman) and Trish (Kimberly Beck), as well as secretive hiker Rob (Erich Anderson). As the group of teenagers engages in drunken debauchery, their numbers begin to dwindle, and pieces of the past resurface.

(Poster art by Robert Sammelin)

Nic Cage Double Feature

Tuesday 5th @ 7pm (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.


Tuesday 5th @ 9:30pm (2hr 18min)
Action/ Crime/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
The third of John Woo's American-made feature films, Face/Off stars John Travolta as Sean Archer, an FBI agent obsessed with capturing Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage), a criminal genius who years before killed Archer's son while trying to assassinate the agent. Archer's single-minded pursuit of Troy has caused serious harm to his marriage, but Archer thinks the light may have appeared at the end of the tunnel when a seriously wounded Troy is captured in a bloody shootout. However, it turns out that Troy has planted a time bomb, with a biological payload that could destroy the entire city of Los Angeles -- and Troy isn't about to say where it is.

16 MilliMurder

Death Race 2000 (1975)
Wednesday 6th @ 7pm & 9:30pm (1hr 20min)
Action/ Comedy/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
Cult hero Paul Bartel directed this low-budget satire in which America's passion for cars, violence, and sporting events are finally brought together in one convenient package. In the not-so-distant future, the United States has become a totalitarian regime overseen by the charming but sinister Mr. President (Sandy McCallum), who, in order to satisfy the masses' need for entertainment (and to quench their thirst for violence), has created a new national sport -- the Death Race, a nationwide road rally in which the winner is not determined by who finishes first, but by who scores the most points along the way by running over hapless pedestrians.

Rewind Wednesday

Wednesday 6th @ 7pm & 9:30pm (2hrs 7min)
Adventure/ Sci-Fi/ Thriller (IMDB)
In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt.

Monday 4th @ 7pm (1hr 15min)
Various Cats
CatVideoFest is a compilation of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area.

Midnites for Maniacs Presents

Thursday 7th @ 7pm (1hr 56min)
Horror/ Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
Similar to the theme about the young woman with psychic powers in Stephen King's Carrie, this above-par occult horror film stars Jennifer Connelly as Jennifer Carvino, a fragile-looking waif whose unusual power to control insects comes in handy when she is psychologically brutalized in a nightmarish Swiss boarding school.

North by Northwest (1959)
Friday 8th @ 7:30pm (2hrs 16min)
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th @ 3:20pm & 7:30pm
Thriller/ Drama (Google)
While having lunch at the Plaza Hotel in New York, advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) has the bad luck to call for a messenger just as a page goes out for a "George Kaplan." From that moment, Thornhill finds that he has stepped into a nightmare -- he is quietly abducted by a pair of armed men out of the hotel's famous Oak Room and transported to a Long Island estate; there, he is interrogated by a mysterious man (James Mason) who, believing that Roger is George Kaplan, demands to know what he knows about his business and how he has come to acquire this knowledge. Roger, who knows nothing about who any of these people are, can do nothing but deny that he is Kaplan or that he knows what they're talking about. 


To Catch a Thief (1955)
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th @ 5:50pm & 10pm (1hr 46min)
Mystery/ Romance/ Thriller (IMDB)
A jewel thief is at large on the Riviera, and all evidence points to retired cat burglar Cary Grant. Escaping the law, Grant heads to the Cote D'Azur, where he is greeted with hostility by his old partners in crime. All of them had been pardoned due to their courageous activities in the wartime Resistance, and all are in danger of arrest thanks to this new crime wave. But Grant pleads innocence, and vows to find out who's been copying his distinctive style.


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