Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The San Francisco Bay Area Kicks Off April WIth More Cool Film Events

While we are sad to see the Stanford Theatre's splendid Akira Kurosawa Festival come to a close with the end of March, some excellent and unorthodox movies will ring in the new month of April in several Bay Area venues.

Thursday, April 1: The gala day of San Francisco's St. Stupid's Day parade and April Fools' Day will include cool film shows.

At the Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa Street (between 37th and 38th Avenue), San Francisco: 7:00 P.M. screening of the documentary Gumby Dharma

At Kingman’s Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, starting at 8:00 p.m., Thrillville presents James Bond Nite: featuring classic 60s spy cinema on the bar TVs, classic cocktail specials (including the original Bond martini, “The Vesper”), prizes and live theremin lounge music by Project Pimento: no cover.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 2-4
At the Victoria Theatre, 2961 Street, San Francisco
Author Peter S. Beagle will appear in person for three showings of the animated adaptation of his fantasy novel, The Last Unicorn. This will be the first time since 1982 that a 35mm print of this film has been shown in the Bay Area.

Friday and Saturday: doors open at 7 PM, audience Q&A with Peter starts at 8 PM, screening starts approximately 8:30. On Sunday, doors open at 6 PM, audience Q&A with Peter starts at 7 PM, screening starts approximately 7:30 PM. There will be special prizes, and a post-screening author-signing.

Friday, April 2: At Stephen Parr's Oddball Film Archive, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco. Guest curator Pete Gowdy presents Lost Animation IV.

Saturday, April 3: Also at Oddball Film Archive in San Francisco's Mission District, yours truly will be guest curator for two shows, starting with my cinematic contribution to his third
Surreal Body Shop program at 8:00 p.m. and Attack Of The Killer Commercials at 10:00 p.m.

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