This is an ACTIVE Meetup Group... if you are sensitive to being invited to our events, please note that we schedule about 4-8 events a month. We try to keep emails down to the announcements of the actual movies, and then only to those that RSVP "yes" to a specific event. Other than that, I try to not send out more than one mass non-event email every few months.
Our basic mission: To see significant and/or interesting films playing in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and then to go somewhere close by afterwards to eat, drink, share company and discuss the films we just watched.
The philosophy of the BAFS is to allow a network of wonderful Assistant Organizers to thrive and coordinate film outings at least every other week. Our goal is that this horizontal arrangement can continue, and that potential member hosts will schedule outings in the South, East and North Bay.
My personal hope is that this group will continue to meet the needs of all members, no matter the type of movie each is personally interested in. I believe in empowering people to make the group what they want, so I am very generous in applying the assistant organizer position to those who request it. All I ask is that the events are Bay Area based, movie specific, and do not cost anything above theater admission prices to attend.
Also, be sure to check the Message Board periodically for various pertinent announcements, freebies, etc.
Join me for one or both.
Meet me in the lobby of the theater at about 6:40pm
ROSEMARY’S BABY at 7:00pm
Roman Polanski’s ﬁrst American picture depicts the mental deterioration of a pregnant woman (Mia Farrow) as she is drawn into the horrifying suspicion that the child she is carrying is not of this world. Ingenious in design, the camerawork leaves the most grotesque frights to the viewer’s imagination. Ruth Gordon won the Oscar for her role as the nosy neighbor, backed by John Cassavetes and Ralph Bellamy in creepy turns. (1968, 137 min, DCP)
+ IT’S ALIVE! at 9:30pm
The use of an experimental maternity drug creates a violent mutant baby, whose rampage terrorizes the city of Los Angeles and leaves its parents bitterly conflicted over its fate. A strong and affecting showcase of the late writer-director Larry Cohen’s trademark combination of strident social commentary and low-budget filmmaking creativity boosted by maestro Bernard Herrmann’s unsettling score and John P. Ryan’s riveting, rollercoaster ride performance as the baby’s father. (1974, 91 min, HD digital)
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many peeople and places behind our clothes.
Here is a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlwYq7t0ctw
5:00pm Doors open
5:30pm Screening begins
7:00pm Panel discussion
Please note: I leave work at 5:30, so I will arrive after the screening begins.