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Roxie Theater: A Night to Forget: Longshot’s Fost Frisco
October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Director Joe Talbot and Fritzi Adelman IN PERSON!
LONGSHOT FEATURES – the San Francisco based collective / cult founded by JOE TALBOT – comprise the misfits that conceived THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO. Unsurprisingly, when not making films and exercising psychic abilities, they forego sunny days to hole up in dark rooms and escape into celluloid memories of hills and fog, laced with hooch and hashish, encountering lost souls, revolutionaries, romantics and beats (both dead and otherwise) — a melancholic feast for the eyes of a lost and enchanted San Francisco.
Sharing is caring, so! LONGSHOT cordially invites you to join Joe and Longshot co-conspirator / elusive side-kick FRITZI ADELMAN (who owns a whopping 6 credits on LAST BLACK MAN), to hole up in our vampirically dark, marvelous movie palace for “A NIGHT TO FORGET: LONGSHOT’S LOST FRISCO.”
Nostalgia-junkies Fritzi and Joe will be presenting a double-feature showcasing a pair of their favorite cinephilic discoveries from SF’s dreamy past. Come watch and maybe nerd out after under the Roxie neon (the only light they like).
An unhappy marriage to sadistic Richard Chamberlain leads San Francisco socialite Julie Christie (in a career highlight) to become smitten with newly divorced surgeon George C. Scott at the height of San Francisco’s Summer of Love. Dazzlingly shot by Nicolas Roeg (who would later direct Don’t Look Now) and featuring brief, ultra-rare appearances in their prime by Janis Joplin (with Big Brother & The Holding Company) and The Grateful Dead, this is, for many, Richard Lester’s masterpiece. 1968, Warner Bros., 105 min.
Young lovers Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine buy and restore a stunning, turn-of-the-century Victorian house in a fashionable San Francisco neighborhood, but their dream home soon turns into a nightmare when they rent an apartment to the tenant from hell, played with chilling intensity by Michael Keaton. “A primal horror movie for yuppies” -LA Times. Directed by John Schlesinger. 1990, Morgan Creek, 102 min.