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March 1, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - March 7, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

| All double features are $11

San Francisco’s ROXIE THEATER returns with another sizzling week of sensational, sin-soaked cinema from the uninhibited pre-production code era — a time when films crackled with unbridled sexual energy and pulsated to the forbidden rhythms of larceny and lust. Over the course of seven days and nights you will have a rare opportunity to see FIFTEEN incredible Hollywood Pre-Code classics and curios on the big Roxie screen — many presented in beautiful 35mm studio archive prints and most not readily available on DVD! Programmed exclusively for the Roxie by Elliot Lavine.

Last year’s pre-code festival was one of our most successful ever and this year promises to be even more spectacular! Thrill to the garish delights that branded the pre-code era as one of Hollywood’s most provocative and creatively exciting periods in our cultural history. Sex, crime, and horror will all be on display in a shocking panorama of deliriously illicit behavior. Gorgeous 35mm studio prints, 16mm collectors prints and high quality digital transfers will mingle together in this once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza!

PLEASE NOTE: A major highlight of this year’s series will be a special tribute to screen star Lyle Talbot who, in a career spanning over sixty years, appeared in countless Hollywood films. His daughter, New Yorker staff writer Margaret Talbot has just published a wonderful memoir about her dad called “The Entertainer: Movies, Magic and My Father’s Twentieth Century.” We are thrilled to have Margaret as our very special guest on Thursday, March 7 to introduce the evening’s films (both featuring Lyle Talbot in pivotal supporting roles) and regale the audience with stories about her legendary dad. Margaret will be available for interviews in advance!



March 1, 2013 6:30 pm
March 7, 2013 11:00 pm
All double features are $11
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Roxie Theater
3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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