• Sharktober Movie Night - Screening and Discussion

    University of San Francisco

    Get your ticket(s) at https://tinyurl.com/y3hupv6l Arrive early to get your seat! Learn about sharks and threats through the eyes of filmmaker and activist Rob Stewart with this powerful film. Discussion on sharks and threats with Shark Stewards David McGuire. The exact location on the USF campus is Room 251 in McLaren Center, 2130 Fulton Street. McLaren Center is near the intersection of Fulton and Clayton. The 5 Fulton (or the 5R) will practically drop you off at the door. Here is a link to the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5u8Nn_jjHo

  • A Day At The Mill Valley Film Festival

    Mill Valley

    Join us for a day of excellent films and conversations in between at the 2019 Mill Valley Film Festival! join us for any or all of the films I've selected on Saturady, 10/5. The films are 11 am - Synonyms - Winner of the Golde Bear in Berlin this year https://tickets.cafilm.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=623908~3ffb1e6a-c24d-489c-af55-d3c0accde4e1 1.45 pm - The Whistlers - a Romanian comedy/thriller https://tickets.cafilm.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=623924~3ffb1e6a-c24d-489c-af55-d3c0accde4e1 5 pm - Sorry We Missed You - The gig economy dissected by Ken Loach https://tickets.cafilm.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=623901~3ffb1e6a-c24d-489c-af55-d3c0accde4e1 The links provide more info, and let you buy tickets. I will be at the festival the whole day, but if you are interested in only watching one or two of the films we'll have meetup spots for all of them. Please indicate in the comments whether you'll be watching all 3 or alternatively which ones. Important: BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW. Many of the films at the festival sell out, especially on the weekends. I hope some of you will join me at the Mill Valley Film Festival!!

  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

    Balboa Theatre

    The Sound of My Voice is a musical biography of one of the most successful and versatile female singers of the 20th century -- and one of the most successful recording artists of all time. At the height of unprecedented success, Ronstadt, a restless and adventurous artist, turned away from pop music to explore an astonishing variety of musical styles, from American standards to country to classical operetta before circling back to her family roots with traditional Mexican canciones. Today Ronstadt has Parkinson's disease and her magnificent singing voice has been silenced. But rather than letting that voice be lost to history, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice tells Linda's story through her own words and music, and by such professional colleagues as Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Aaron Neville among many others. Here is a link to the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDMYAsu5PvI I will meet you in the theater lobby at 4:30. After the movie, if people are interested, we can gather and chat at La Promenade (the cafe across the street). If you are not walking, I recommend taking the 31 or 18 to get to the theater. There is bicycle parking too.

  • Downton Abbey - The Movie

    Vogue Theatre

    I cannot resist a movie with fabulous 1920s/1930s clothing. Here is a link to the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3mP0c51hE#action=share I will meet you in the theater lobby at 4:15 ish.

  • Riot Girls @ Roxie

    Roxie Theater

    After all the adults are wiped out from a mysterious disease, the surviving kids split into two groups: the have not Eastsiders vs. the tyrannical Westside Titans. When one of their own is captured by the Titans, it's up to punk rockers and best friends Nat and Scratch to lead the East side teens on a deadly, high-octane mission that forever alters the future of Potter's Bluff. This is going to be a fun but fairly bloody romp - be aware :) ... we'll meet 15 minutes before the 9.15 showtime at the Roxie.

  • Double Feature at The Balboa Theater

    Balboa Theatre

    The Shangri-La Show Double Feature: The Lost Continent (1968) & The People That Time Forgot (1977) Lost Continent Trailer: https://youtu.be/AVw5fJsnj7c People That Time Forgot Trailer: https://youtu.be/QEPivCPdnyY Tickets: https://www.cinemasf.com/balboa/# Join us as we whisk you away to lost lands of savagery. 1st. The People That Time Forgot (1977) In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead. SEE Doug McClure save the day once again! Then... 2nd The Lost Continent (1968) *Shown on the Balboa's 16 mm projector!* On their way to South America, the passengers and crew of an old freighter ship discover an old Spanish galleon that has been trapped for all of that time - now manned by the descendants of the original crew. They will have to fight if they are to survive!

  • Official Secrets

    Balboa Theatre

    Based on world-shaking true events, Official Secrets tells the gripping story of Katharine Gun (Keira Knightley), a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of classified information. One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on United Nations Security Council members in order to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press. Here is a link to the trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3vIYy38Fys I will meet you in the theater lobby at 6:45ish. (Muni willing.) I recommend taking the 31 or the 18. There is bike parking in front of the theater too.

  • PARIS IS BURNING (1990) at The Castro

    The Castro Theatre

    TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVueHRtpBbg TICKETS: https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=463121~e5cdb48e-5c15-4ffe-bdf9-177dc932f5bf&epguid=3d7ce4e6-ae5e[masked]c-4784dd17902c& PARIS IS BURNING at 7:45pm NEW RESTORATION! Where does voguing come from, and what, exactly, is throwing shade? This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene. Made over seven years, Paris Is Burning offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses,” from fierce contests for trophies, to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia and transphobia, racism, AIDS, and poverty. Featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women – including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza – Paris Is Burning brings it, celebrating the joy of movement, the force of eloquence, and the draw of community. (1990, 78 min, DCP)

  • THE QUEEN (1968) at The Castro

    The Castro Theatre

    TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SSnUUWw4Eg TICKETS: https://prod3.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=463121~e5cdb48e-5c15-4ffe-bdf9-177dc932f5bf&epguid=3d7ce4e6-ae5e[masked]c-4784dd17902c& THE QUEEN at 6:15pm NEW 4K RESTORATION! More than 40 years before RuPaul's Drag Race, this ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-American Camp Beauty Pageant introduced audiences to the world of competitive drag. The film takes us backstage to kiki with the contestants as they rehearse, throw shade, and transform into their drag personas in the lead-up to the big event. Organized by LGBTQ icon and activist Flawless Sabrina, the competition boasted a star-studded panel of judges including Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, and Terry Southern. But perhaps most memorable is an epic diatribe calling out the pageant's bias delivered by Crystal LaBeija, who would go on to form the influential House of LaBeija, heavily featured in Paris Is Burning (1990). (Dir: Frank Simon, 1968, 68 min, DCP)

  • MIDSOMMAR at The Castro

    The Castro Theatre

    Please note the 147 minute running time! TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vnghdsjmd0 MIDSOMMAR 8:00 Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. Ari Aster’s follow-up to last year’s Hereditary is another unnerving and viscerally disturbing experience that leaves the viewer shell-shocked. (2019, 147 min, DCP ‘Scope)