Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Puzzle Within the Castro Theater's July 2015 Calendar

There doesn't appear to be a puzzle in the July calendar of the Castro Theatre.

The photo on July 4 is of Jack Nicholson from the closing moments of The Shining.

The Castro is closed on July 4, 6 and 20 but only July 4 has a photo.


The July calendar is dominated by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival which has renamed itself the Jewish Film Institute.  The festival runs July 23 to August 2.

Among the non-SFJFF highlights:

July 2 - Gimme Shelter...a powerful Maysles brothers film about the infamous Altamont Speedway concert.
July 7 - Ex Machina is my favorite film of 2015 (year-to-date)

July 8 - Hustle; a 1975 neo-noir starring Burt Reynolds and Catherine Deneuve and directed by Robert Aldrich.

July 17 - The Hitcher; a favorite from my teenage years.  Rutger Hauer plays the hitchhiker from hell terrorizing C. Thomas Howell.  I haven't seen this film in 25 years.  The Hitcher is paired with Mad Max 2 and is presented by Midnites for Maniacs.

July 21 - Contempt is my favorite Jean-Luc Godard film.

For whatever reason, the Castro seems to have latched onto Blade Runner.  They're screening it July 13 & 14.  I believe that will be the 4th & 5th days which that film has screened at the theater within the last year.

Jaws is also a favorite of mine but the film has been screened at Hole in the Head in December and has been on TV quite a bit lately.


Castro Theater Calendar - July 2015

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