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Next event (Weekly): May 26, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • January 8, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 15, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 22, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 29, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 19, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 26, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 4, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 11, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 18, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 25, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 1, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 8, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 15, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 22, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 29, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 6, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 27, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 10, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 17, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 24, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 8, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 15, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 5, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 12, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 19, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 2, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 9, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 16, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 23, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 30, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 7, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 14, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 4, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 18, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 16, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 23, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 6, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 13, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 27, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 10, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 17, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 24, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 3, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 10, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 17, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 24, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 31, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 7, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 14, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 28, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 5, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 12, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 26, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 9, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 16, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 23, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 30, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 7, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 14, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 21, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 28, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 4, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 11, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 18, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 25, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 1, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 8, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 22, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 6, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 13, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 20, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 27, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 1, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 15, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 22, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 29, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 5, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 12, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 19, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 26, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 2, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 9, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 16, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • February 23, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 2, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 9, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 23, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • March 30, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 6, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 13, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • April 27, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 4, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 11, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 18, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • May 25, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 1, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 8, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 15, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 22, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • June 29, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 6, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 13, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 20, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • July 27, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 3, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 10, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 17, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 24, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • August 31, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 7, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 14, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 21, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • September 28, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 5, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 12, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 19, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 2, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 9, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 23, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • November 30, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 7, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 14, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 21, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • December 28, 2018 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 4, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 11, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 18, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 
  • January 25, 2019 - 3:00pm-5:00pm 

May, 2017

A Robert Altman Retrospective

 

Friday, May 5         Nashville (1975 / 160 min. / R / CC)

Pauline Kael described Nashville as “the funniest epic vision of America ever to reach the screen.” The action involves a boatload of characters hustling to make it in the Country music business. Their stories intertwine with preparations for a concert rally to support a populist politician running for President of the United States on the Replacement Party ticket. Nashville is widely considered Altman’s masterpiece. It won lots of nominations and awards, including Best Supporting Actress nominations for Geraldine Chaplin, Barbara Harris and Lily Tomlin.

 

Friday, May 12 McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971 / 120 min. / R / CC)

It is 1902. Gambler John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives in the inaptly named town of Presbyterian Church to open a brothel. A Brit opium addict named Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie) becomes its madam. When they become prosperous, they attract the greedy gaze of an unscrupulous mining company. Altman called McCabe an “anti-western,” a subversion of the “western” genre paradigm. Almost by accident, Leonard Cohen lent three of his songs, including “Sisters of Mercy” to the haunting soundtrack.

 

Friday, May 19     Library closed for Malcolm X’s Birthday

 

Friday, May 26 Gosford Park (2001 / 131 min. / PG / CC)

Gosford Park is a slyly satiric murder mystery set during a weekend shooting party at a British country estate. It features another ensemble cast (including Maggie Smith, Emily Watson, Helen Mirren, Clive Owen and Michael Gambon), playing aristocrats and servants, as in Downton Abbey. In fact, Downton Abbey’s creator, Julian Fellowes, wrote Gosford Park before he wrote Downton Abbey. Downton was originally conceived as a spin-off of Gosford Park, which was more successful financially than any of Altman’s films except MASH (1970).

 

June 2017

Shot on Location in San Francisco

 

Friday, June 2           The Lady from Shanghai                 (1947 / 87 min. / NR / CC)

Orson Welles wrote, directed and produced this stylish film noir, which critic David Kehr called “the weirdest great movie ever made.” It begins when seaman Michael O’Hara (Welles) rescues a beautiful, enigmatic blond (Rita Hayworth) from thugs, whereupon he’s drawn into a group of people sailing to San Francisco whom he suspects are not what they appear to be. A climactic scene in a hall of mirrors is visually startling—and famous among cinephiles.

 

Friday, June 9 No screening —  Meeting Room being used for the annual  Friends of the Library Book Sale, which helps to support Super Cinema!

 

Friday, June 16 What’s Up Doc? (1972 / 97 min. / G / CC)

Peter Bogdanovich directs this fast-moving homage to screwball comedy about 4 guests who check into a San Francisco hotel on the same day with identical red plaid overnight bags. As the bags change hands, the award-winning script serves up hilarious improbabilities. Meanwhile, kooky Judy (Barbra Streisand) falls for musicologist Howard (Ryan O’Neal), and Howard’s frightening fiancé (the great Madeline Kahn) is not pleased.

 

Friday, June 23 Milk (2008 / 128 min. / R / CC)

Sean Penn gives an authentic performance as San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk in this biopic directed by Gus Van Sant. Roger Ebert wrote, “ Penn never tries to show Harvey Milk as a hero. He shows him as an ordinary man, kind, funny, flawed, shrewd, idealistic, yearning for a better world.” Most of us remember the bare bones of the story, but this film carries within it more than a story. It carries a gateway to the visceral emotions people felt when Harvey died.

 

Friday, June 30 Vertigo (1958 / 128 min. / PG / CC)

When an acquaintance hires retired police detective Scottie Ferguson (James Stewart) to tail his wife Madeleine (Kim Novak), Scottie gradually falls in love with Madeleine. She seems to love him, too, but feelings and events overtake them. There is more to the plot. The thing to know. however, is that these people are out of control. Body language and camera movement emphasize that. Vertigo is among Hitchcock’s most complex films. 

 

 

 

 

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