Category: Special Screenings

Original Uncut Suspiria, Monster Squad Turns 30
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Original Uncut Suspiria, Monster Squad Turns 30

Before the remake of Suspiria comes out, catch one of Edgar Wright’s favorite horror films in the Italian soft-subtitled but uncut original. Yes, you have to brave the Roxie Rush Line for a chance to see this rare print of Suspiria, but this is one of those films that’s worth the effort. Also showing this […]

The Grateful Dead And The Living Dead
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The Grateful Dead And The Living Dead

The history of legendary cult rock band The Grateful Dead gets told in an epic documentary that’s one of the must-see special screenings this weekend. Other offerings include a history lesson about the last time American citizens were incarcerated en masse for “security reasons,” a mirrored look at a Stanley Kubrick classic, a tribute to […]

Harmony Korine Looks At Ohio White Trash
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Harmony Korine Looks At Ohio White Trash

Highlight of the week is the directorial debut of Harmony Korine. It’s the 20th anniversary screening of his nihilistic study of a group of Ohio white trash teens. They aren’t cute and the film is liberally peppered with disturbing real deal moments. Not every viewer may want to see a Harmony Korine depiction of animal […]

A Memorial To Death By Audio
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A Memorial To Death By Audio

Among the special screenings this week are a chance to catch a pair of classic Hollywood musicals and a tribute to the Brooklyn DIY space Death By Audio. Frisky Claudia Pickering directs and stars in this San Francisco-set comedy about two women caught in the limbo between college graduation and the real world. Two twenty-something […]

Giving Eliot Lavine An SF Film Lover Sendoff
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Giving Eliot Lavine An SF Film Lover Sendoff

Bay Area film lovers, particularly those fond of film noir, owe a humongous debt of gratitude to film programmer Eliot Lavine. Now the revered programmer is upping stakes to relocate north to Portland. Before he goes, though, take in this week’s prime special screening. In honor of the genre Eliot Lavine loves, the Roxie hosts […]

Donald Trump Trashes Scottish Coast
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Donald Trump Trashes Scottish Coast

Seeing Donald Trump in prime ruthlessness mode is one of this week’s special cinematic pleasures. The Roxie Theater revives director Anthony Baxter’s account of small Scottish landowners trying to stop Trump’s golf course project. It’s a struggle between preserving much-loved land against a greedhead who cares only about making billions. There are options for viewers […]

Death By Taser & LSD
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Death By Taser & LSD

This upcoming week offers a rare chance to catch a highly-praised avant garde feature film, a portrait of a very influential female sculptor, and a documentary that has already inspired backlash from the makers of the Taser. 88:88 & Hit 2 Pass For one night only, catch two Canadian avant-garde debut features. Isiah Medina’s 88:88 […]

Happy Birthday, Harvey Milk!
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Happy Birthday, Harvey Milk!

The coming week in special screenings include a retrospective of Pedro Almodovar’s early work and an ongoing series of Mexican noir films. But the week’s highlight will be a celebratory birthday screening of an Academy Award-winning classic biography of Harvey Milk. Learn why Harvey Milk is considered an icon in the LGBT community. Cracking The […]

Cinematically Stoned On April 20
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Cinematically Stoned On April 20

April 20 may not be a day for lighting up in even certain San Francisco movie theaters. But some of this week’s special screenings will offer other highs beyond those resulting from inhaling celebratory 4/20 Day pot smoke. There’s a screening of one of the classics of world cinema as well as a first-hand look […]

David Bowie Cinematic Wake
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David Bowie Cinematic Wake

The passing of LGBT icon David Bowie earlier this week has spurred public tributes of various sorts. For the cinematically inclined, several theaters around the Bay Area offer chances to get together with fellow Bowie fans. They can choose from seeing Bowie’s performance as the Goblin King or even sing along to a few of […]