Saturday, May 23, 2009

Taking Inventory as of May 23

I've been so busy going to the movies, I haven't had time to write about them or the movies I'm planning on seeing. I've been to the theater 15 out of the last 19 days and have seen 30 films during that period.

I will postpone cataloging the films from I Wake Up Dreaming: The Haunted World of the B Film Noir at the Roxie since that series is still in progress. However, I will say that they passed out a flyer today for Noir Redux: The Best of I Wake Up Dreaming from May 29 to June 3. The crowds have been fairly large (by Roxie standards) for the screenings I've been to so encore performances are certainly justified.


2009 San Francisco International Film Festival
The Lost World starring Wallace Beery; silent with intertitles; live accompaniment by Dengue Fever; (1925)

Coming Apart: Two Views of 1972 at the YBCA
F.T.A. (aka Free the Army or Fuck the Army); documentary with Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland; (1972)
Last House on the Left directed by Wes Craven; (1972)

First Stabs: Formative Works by Stanley Kubrick and Robert Altman presented by the Film on Film Foundation at the Roxie
Flying Padre; documentary directed by Stanley Kubrick; (1951)
Day of the Fight; documentary directed by Stanley Kubrick; (1951)
Fear and Desire directed by Stanley Kubrick; (1953)
The Delinquents starring Tom Laughlin; directed by Robert Altman; (1957)

Landmark Theater Midnight Movies Series at the Clay
Cannibal Holocaust directed by Ruggero Deodato; (1980)

Women on the Verge at the Castro
Black Narcissus starring Deborah Kerr; (1947)
Suddenly, Last Summer starring Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift and and Elizabeth Taylor; directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; screenplay by Gore Vidal based on a play by Tennessee Williams; (1959)
Possession starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill; (1981)
Remember My Name starring Geraldine Chaplin and Anthony Perkins; (1978)
Ms. 45 starring Zoƫ Lund; directed by Abel Ferrara; (1981)

Z starring Yves Montand and Irene Papas; directed by Costa-Gavras; French with subtitles; (1969)
Gomorrah; Italian with subtitles; (2008) - Official Website
The Beast Stalker starring Nicholas Tse and Nick Cheung; directed by Dante Lam; Cantonese with subtitles; (2008) - Official Website
Fighting starring Terrence Howard; (2009) - Official Website
Serbis directed by Brillante Mendoza; Tagalog with subtitles; (2008) - Offical Website

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