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Roxie Theater

3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
(415) 863-1087 http://www.roxie.com/

August 2019

Roxie Theater: Purple Rain: A Benefit for BFF.fm!

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A special benefit screening for our friends and neighbors BFF.fm – Best Frequencies Forever Costume contest + live Prince DJ set with BFF.fm DJs Cosmic Amanda, Powell Pressburger, and Chaki before the movie! Purple Rain Prince plays “The Kid,” a young musician from Minneapolis tormented by his troubled home life; his physically abusive father and a verbally and emotionally abusive mother cause him to act out. The frontman of the band, The Revolution, the Kid constantly rehearses his own music…

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Roxie Theater: Mike Wallace is Here

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Never before has journalism in America been so hotly debated. At a time when it seems like the hard-hitting question is fighting for its right to be asked, MIKE WALLACE IS HERE turns the tough question loose on its inventor to understand how we got here and what’s really at stake. Legendary newsman Mike Wallace unflinchingly interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures in over fifty years on the air, and his aggressive reporting style and showmanship redefined what America came…

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Roxie Theater: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

August 22 @ 9:20 pm - 11:20 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label. A treasure house of rare archival footage, photos & audio recordings accompany current recording sessions, conversations with Blue Note artists and a wee bit of Don Was, this film reveals a powerful mission and illuminates the vital connections between jazz and hip hop. One of the most important record labels in the history of jazz — and, by extension, that of American music —…

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Roxie Theater: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

August 23 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Celebrate the life and work of Toni Morrison in this artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller. This documentary examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration…

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Roxie Theater: Bunuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Salvador Simó’s exquisitely animated film dramatizes and humanizes the creative breakthrough that led surrealist pioneer Luis Buñuel to make his groundbreaking documentary Land Without Bread (Las Hurdes). Land Without Bread (Las Hurdes) plays Sunday, August 25 as part of A BUNDLE OF BUÑUEL, with L’Age d’Or (35mm), and Un Chien Andalou. More info and tickets here. Paris, 1930. Buñuel is left penniless after the scandalous release of L’Age d’Or leads to a falling out with collaborator Salvador Dalí. On a…

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Roxie Theater: Midsommar

August 23 @ 8:50 pm - 11:20 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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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 takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in…

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Roxie Theater: The Nightingale

August 23 @ 9:15 pm - 11:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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From THE BABADOOK writer-director Jennifer Kent, THE NIGHTINGALE follows Clare (AISLING FRANCIOSI), a 21-year-old Irish convict in 1820s Tasmania, who, having served her 7-year sentence, is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (SAM CLAFLIN), who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan (MICHAEL SHEASBY), retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. Unable to secure justice from the British authorities, Clare decides…

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Roxie Theater: Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, Presented by Hot & Streamy

August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Return to Thra before the release of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance! See Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal on the big screen, one day only. Along with the screening of the 1982 classic, we’ll be having an ’80s-themed charity raffle. All proceeds will go to NEXT Village SF, a local nonprofit helping seniors live independently here in San Francisco. The Dark Crystal is a 1982 puppet-animated dark fantasy adventure film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. Good…

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Roxie Theater: The Corporate Coup D’Etat

August 24 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A Q&A with journalist Lee Fang and co-producer Jeff Cohen will follow the screening! A democracy should protect its citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but increasingly the United States is failing to do so. This investigative and persuasive documentary blends the insights of philosophers, writers and journalists with the experiences of citizens of the Rust Belt in the U.S. Midwest, where the steel industry once flourished, but where closures and outsourcing have left urban areas desolate and hopeless.…

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Roxie Theater: The Last Black Man in San Francisco

August 24 @ 6:50 pm - 8:50 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Jimmie Fails has one hope in life: to reclaim the majestic Victorian house his grandfather built. Every week, Jimmie and his only friend, Montgomery, make a pilgrimage across San Francisco to Jimmie’s dream home and imagine what life would be like if this neighborhood had never changed. When they realize the house’s current owners have moved out, Jimmie decides to recreate the home his family once had. As he struggles to reconnect with his family and reconstruct the community he…

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Roxie Theater: The Exterminating Angel (El ángel exterminador)

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Playing in conjunction with BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES “The great Spanish director Luis Buñuel traps us in the Surrealistic universe of THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, his most bitter, most brilliant work since VIRIDIANA.” – Roger Ebert. A dinner gathering of wealthy Mexican sophisticates at a mansion devolves when the servants abandon their posts and the guests are inexplicably unable to leave the grand music room. As days wear on, facades and hierarchies dissolve and the upper-crust prisoners become…

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Roxie Theater: Mata Hari: The Naked Spy

August 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Director Susan Wolf IN PERSON! “A fast-moving, ever-engaging film. It’s one in which you keep waiting for the other shoe to drop — and it usually does!” – Jon Bowman, Santa Fe New Mexican At the height of her fame, Mata Hari’s erotic dances packed theaters across Europe, and her image graced the cover of Vogue. Yet within a decade she was gunned down by a firing squad – convicted as a German spy. Newly-discovered documents cast doubt on her…

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Roxie Theater: The Feeling of Being Watched

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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“Equal parts angry and anxious, Boundaoui’s smart, unsettling documentary functions both as a real-world conspiracy thriller and a personal reflection on the psychological strain of being made to feel an outsider in one’s own home.” –Variety In the Arab-American neighborhood outside of Chicago where director Assia Boundaoui grew up, most of her neighbors think they have been under surveillance for over a decade. While investigating their experiences, Assia uncovers tens of thousands of pages of FBI documents that prove her…

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Roxie Theater: A Bundle of Buñuel

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Playing in conjunction with BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES , this dream-logic tour-de-force trifecta of Luis Buñuel’s shorter-than-feature-length films includes L’Age d’Or (35mm), Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (Land Without Bread), and Un Chien Andalou. Tickets for A Bundle of Buñuel as a single program available here. Tickets to see both BUÑUEL IN THE LABYRINTH OF THE TURTLES at 4pm and A BUNDLE OF BUÑUEL at 6pm for $17 available here. “The real purpose of surrealism was not…

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Roxie Theater: The 48 Hour Film Project 2019

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The San Francisco 48 Hour Film Project comes back to the Roxie Theater! Come watch short films created in just 48 hours by Bay Area filmmakers. The event will include the screenings of the films created during the 48-hour competition, followed by a Q&A session with the local filmmakers. All shows in the Big Roxie. Tickets $12 for each show. Group A: Mon, Aug. 26, 2019 @ 7:00pm Group B: Mon, Aug. 26, 2019 @ 9:00pm Group C: Tues, Aug.…

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Roxie Theater: Low Low

August 27 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Nick Richey’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age drama that finds four high-school girls attempting to navigate their last day of summer in a failing town. Beset by sex, drugs and violence, what begins as a cautionary tale of misguided youth becomes a story of atonement as our heroes discover their strength as young women and the true love that exists amongst best friends. What follows takes place over the course of 36 hours. Tickets $13 or $9 for students and…

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Roxie Theater: The Five Minutes Game

August 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Watch the first 5 minutes of 5 wildly unpredictable movies — and then *you* vote on which gets watched in full. If you think you’ve uncovered all the strange videos left to discover, think again! It’s the Super Bowl for VHS fans! Everything Is Terrible and The Voyager Institute present an interactive update on a classic video store tradition. *Every* movie is fascinating for its first five minutes: that brief moment before it either hooks you or loses you. For…

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Roxie Theater: The Fanatic

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Starring John Travolta!!! Moose (John Travolta) is a rabid movie fan who is obsessed with his favorite celebrity action hero, Hunter Dunbar. When he is cheated out of his opportunity to finally meet Hunter, Moose gets a little help from his friend Leah, a well-connected paparazzi photographer, who knows how to find celebrity homes. Moose turns to stalking to get the celebrity interaction he feels he deserves, and while harmless at first, Moose’s actions begin to take a dark turn…

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Roxie Theater: Give Me Liberty

August 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Medical transport driver Vic is late, but it’s not his fault. Roads are closed for a protest, and no one else can shuttle his Russian grandfather and émigré friends to a funeral. The new route uproots his scheduled clients, particularly Tracy (Lauren “Lolo” Spencer in a breakout performance), a vibrant young woman with ALS. As the day goes from hectic to off-the-rails, their collective ride becomes a hilarious, compassionate, and intersectional portrait of American dreams and disenchantment. A certifiable hit…

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Roxie Theater: The Legend of Billie Jean (35mm)

August 31 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Restless teenager Billie Jean Davy (Helen Slater) and her brother, Binx (Christian Slater), dream of leaving oppressive Corpus Christi, Texas, for Vermont. When Binx’s scooter is trashed by bully Hubie Pyatt (Barry Tubb), Billie Jean goes to ask Hubie’s father (Richard Bradford) for $608 for repairs, only to have Mr. Pyatt try to rape her. As she flees, Binx finds Mr. Pyatt’s gun and unintentionally shoots him. Billie Jean and her brother go on the run, becoming folk heroes in…

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