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Roxie Theater

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

February 2019

Roxie Theater: 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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“The short films … offer a vision of what the Academy Awards should and could be but very rarely are: eclectic, cosmopolitan, scrappy and surprising.” – A.O. Scott, NY Times A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, this is your annual chance to select your preference for Best Animated Short, then watch it come in as the winner at our UP THE AWARDS BENEFIT BASH on February 24. Total Estimated Run Time: 76 mins.

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Roxie Theater: The 2nd Annual NY Cat Film Festival

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Exploring the mystique of the fascinating felines who share our lives To view the NY Dog Film Festival, click here. Philosopher cats, performing cats, and a heart-stealing animated kitten! The NY Cat Film Festival™ is an exploration through film of the fascinating felines who share our lives, creating a shared audience experience that inspires, educates and entertains. For far too long, felines have been the “invisible” part of the human-animal bond and it’s time to shine the spotlight on these…

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Roxie Theater: Capernaum

February 16 @ 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, CAPERNAUM (CHAOS) is a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, takes them to court suing them for the “crime” of giving him life. CAPERNAUM follows Zain, a gutsy streetwise child as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits…

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Roxie Theater: 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Docs

February 16 @ 6:50 pm - 8:50 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The annual popular program provides both the delight of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which the documentary cinema can explore the world through fresh points of view and unbridled curiosity. If past years are any measure, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended! Total Run Time: 137 mins., not including a 10 minute intermission.

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Roxie Theater: Holiday

February 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Skype Q&A with director Isabella Eklöf after the Fri., Feb 15 show! “Pretty blonde Sascha (Victoria Carmen Sonne) is the epitome of mainstream attractiveness, and is invited to join her Danish criminal boyfriend Michael (Lai Yde) on a no-expense-spared summer holiday on Turkey’s idyllic Turquoise Coast. The young woman’s presence requires her to take on the role of a human trinket, a girl-shaped bauble whose inclusion in the titular getaway with Michael and his colleagues comes with unspoken expectations and…

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Roxie Theater: JFI: WinterFest 2019

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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WinterFest 2019 is the Jewish Film Institute’s showcase of exciting and transcendent Jewish films from around the world. CARL LAEMMLE – 12pm CARL LAEMMLE is the extraordinary life story of the German Jewish immigrant who, as much as anyone, invented the modern motion picture business. The man whose motto was, “It can be done,” fought and ultimately conquered Thomas Edison’s attempts to monopolize the film industry. Creating Universal Pictures in 1912, Laemmle would go on to give many Hollywood legends…

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Roxie Theater: Rattensturm: A War Opera

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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American premiere! Introduced by Rattensturm composer Erling Wold. A brilliant and haunting unmasking of warmongering and perverted omnipotence fantasies – Neue Kronenzeitung RATTENSTURM is the latest opera by local composer Erling Wold (Certitude and Joy, A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil, Queer, UKSUS), commissioned by the Klagenfurter Ensemble for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, with a libretto by Austrian writer and director Peter Wagner. This concert film was shot over the run of…

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Roxie Theater: Docunight #53: Mahak – A World She Founded

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The life of Saideh Ghods changed completely when her two-year-old daughter Kiana was diagnosed with cancer. As she confronted her daughter’s suffering, she became aware of the suffering of so many impoverished families in hospital corridors around the country who were dealing with children afflicted by cancer. When, due to the doctors’ timely diagnosis, Kiana was on the path to a full recovery, Saideh Ghods resolved to prevent the unnecessary deaths of children with cancer caused by lack of access…

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Roxie Theater: Tongues Untied – 30th Anniversary Screening!

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Co-presented by OUTlook, Signifyin’ Works, and Frameline Distribution Q&A hosted by Jamal Batts of Signifyin’ Works with special guests TBA! “Black men loving Black men is the revolutionary act.” Tongues Untied, a film intended to “shatter America’s brutalizing silence around…sexual and racial difference,” premiered on October 26, 1989, in Los Angeles at the American Film Institute’s Video Festival and has reached hundreds of thousands since. Initially intended for black gay men, it gained a wide viewership through its politically controversial…

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Roxie Theater: Kika + Acción Mutante

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Join us for an evening of early 90’s Spanish cinema with an Almodóvar touch! Come for Almodóvar’s 10th film, the outrageous KIKA, and stay for cult director Alex de la Iglesia’s debut feature Acción Mutante. These two black comedies were made in the same year, financed by the same production company, the Almodóvar brothers’ El Deseo, and shared the presence of Almodóvar regulars Bibi Andersen and Rossy de Palma. See either as a single feature for $13 or both as…

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Roxie Theater: 2019 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts

February 22 @ 6:50 pm - 8:50 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The annual popular program provides both the delight of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which live action cinema can explore the world through fresh points of view and unbridled curiosity. If past years are any measure, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended!

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Roxie Theater: Chelsey Bonestell: A Brush with the Future

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Director Douglass M. Stewart Jr. IN PERSON for both shows! What do Filoli, the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the film “Destination Moon” and America’s Space Program all have in common? They were each touched by the creative vision of a forgotten artist named Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). A native San Franciscan, his mesmerizing depiction of “Saturn As Seen From Titan” became known as “the painting that launched a thousand careers.” The film features over 20 people who were influenced…

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Roxie Theater: Evening Shadows

February 22 @ 9:15 pm - 11:15 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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SF Theatrical Release Set in South India, EVENING SHADOWS is a tender, heartwarming story about a mother-son bond that has to withstand the ravages of time, distance and truths. On a road trip that the mother and son take, those truths spill out, ripping ties apart. “Movies like EVENING SHADOWS are a channel to make sure that our voices are heard through the arts’ medium. Multitudes of drops make the ocean. My association is one such drop in the long-lasting…

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Roxie Theater: The 3rd Annual NY Dog Film Festival

February 23 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog) event! Purchase a BYOD Ticket so your dog friend gets a seat. Service dogs do not require their own ticket. Proceeds from each dog ticket sold will go directly to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue. To view the NY Cat Film Festival, click here. A celebration through film of the love between dogs, their people and the animal welfare groups that bring them together Stray dogs abroad, adventure dogs in sidecars, dogs winning…

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Roxie Theater: Up the Awards Benefit Bash 2019

February 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Beer. Snacks. Ballots. Up the Awards is back, and it’s commercial-free! The crowd-pleasing, bargain basement broadcast of Hollywood’s annual attempt to bark you back into multiplexes by giving shiny statues to prestige pictures. The Roxie’s resident curator of film, video and digital recklessness, Stev Sechovec, has been digging deep in order to bathe the big screen with his latest discoveries of curiously captivating shorts, twisted music videos, intriguingly perplexing film clips and generally hilarious cinematic detritus, rendering the entire evening…

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Roxie Theater: Modest Heroes

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash last year with its acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower. The studio returns this year with Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1, an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation…

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Roxie Theater: The Sunday Sessions

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A disturbing, real life BOY ERASED that goes inside the surreptitious world of conversion therapy by chronicling the identity crisis of a devout Catholic hoping to change his sexual orientation. CO-PRESENTED BY FRAMELINE! An intimate portrait of one man’s struggle to reconcile his religious conviction and sexual identity. The observational documentary chronicles the turbulent journey of Nathan as he attends conversion therapy in hope of changing his sexual orientation. Conversion therapy is the controversial, non-scientifically based process which aims to…

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Roxie Theater: Hamburger Eyes

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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In February of 2001 HAMBURGER EYES produced its first issue of stark, gritty black and white photography in San Francisco. This year the magazine celebrates 18 years of independent publishing. To commemorate the achievement director Aaron Rose (Become a Microscope, Beautiful Losers) has put together a short documentary in which HAMBURGER EYES founder Ray Potes, among a cast of early contributors and comrades, reflect on what the magazine, photography, and the rapidly changing city of San Francisco has meant to…

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Roxie Theater: Roots of Rock’n’Roll (16mm)

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Follow the history of rock from the rhythm and blues scene of the 40s to the early rock ‘n roll pioneers of the 50s and the British invasion of the 60s—in 16mm! Musical artists include Louie Jordan, The Flamingos, Bill Haley and his Comets, Little Richard, The Treniers, Elvis Presley (plus a parade of Elvis wannabes trying to out-perform the King on a TV show from 1956 called “Country Music Caravan”), Johnny Burnette, The Beach Boys, James Brown, The Dave…

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Roxie Theater: Staff Pick: Return to Oz (35mm)

February 27 @ 9:15 pm - 11:15 pm
Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A dark and fantastical Disney adventure, this 80s follow-up to THE WIZARD OF OZ is based upon two of L. Frank Baum’s later Oz books. In RETURN TO OZ, Dorothy Gale has recently come home to Kansas from the Land of Oz, and is now almost back to perfect health since the incident of the tornado. The only problem: she cannot get that wonderful place out of her head. She frequently talks about it and cannot get any sleep at…

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Roxie Theater: Akira

February 28 @ 6:50 pm - 8:50 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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The Roxie and Spoke Art bring you Katsuhiro Otomo’s landmark cyberpunk classic, accompanied by a new screen print in Spoke Art’s ongoing Roxie poster series, designed by Nikita Kaun, AND an exclusive t-shirt by Rucking Fotten! In 1988, the landmark Anime film AKIRA, by director Katsuhiro Otomo, defined the cutting edge of Anime around the world. By today’s standards, Akira remains the pinnacle of cel animation and retains the explosive impact of its highly detailed animation and its intensely violent…

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