Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Puzzle Within the Castro Theater's March 2014 Calendar

Actually, there is no puzzle in March.  The Castro Theater is open 30 out of 31 days during this month.  March 24 is the only day it is closed and a photo of their chandelier is shown on that date.

Castro Theater Calendar - March 2014


The Castro did something a little unusual in March. They printed out flyers for a Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) tribute.  The Castro is screening 12 Hoffman films in March.  They screen every Wednesday, as well as March 27 and March 28.  The March 28 screenings are part of Midnites for Maniacs.  No word yet on the Roxie's midnight leg of the triple bill.

The Mechanics' Institute Library is also paying tribute to Hoffman in April.  As part of their CinemaLit film series, the library is screening four Hoffman films on each Friday in April.  The lineup consists of Capote, The Savages, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and Doubt.  All films start at 6 PM.  I have yet to attend a CinemaLit event.  I am tentatively planning on attending Before the Devil Knows You're Dead on April 18.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute


With Cinequest just finished and CAAMFest currently underway, I have not had much time to go to the Castro Theater or write on this blog.

About half of April's schedule is posted on the Castro Theater's website.  Among the highlights for me are William Friedkin's Sorcerer,  Alain Resnais' Je t'aime, je t'aime and Robert Aldrich's Emperor of the North which I haven't seen in over 20 years (great performances by Lee Marvin & Ernest Borgnine). 
Sorcerer has been getting a lot of screenings over the past year.

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