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4-star Theatre 2200 Clement St. SF. CA. 94121 (415) 666-3488
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4-STAR

General Admission

Adults:
$12.50
Senior:
$9.50 (65 or older)
Child:
$9.50 (11 or under)

Bargain Matinee: $9.50 (All shows before 3pm daily)

Now showing from 8/17 to Thursday 8/23    FALL SEASON Stage Russia click here

Description: ARABY

Andre, a teenager, lives in an industrial town in Brazil near an old aluminum factory. One day, a factory worker, Cristiano, suffers an accident. Asked to go to Cristiano’s house to pick up clothes and documents, Andre stumbles on a notebook, and it’s here that Araby begins – or, rather, transforms. As Andre reads from the journal entries, we are plunged into Cristiano’s life, into stories of his wanderings, adventures, and loves. Beautifully written and filmed, Araby is a fable-like road movie about a young man who sets off on a ten-year journey in search of a better life.

Running Time: 1 hr 39 mins

Rated: NR       

Show Times: FRI  – TUES      6:30  

Description: EIGHTH GRADE

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.

Running Time: 1 hr 34 mins

Rated: R        

Show Times: FRI – TUES     8:30    /   EXCEPT  SAT – SUN    4:20   8:30

Description: THE THIRD MURDER         ( 82% on Rotten Tomatoes )

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defence of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case seem low – his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim’s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.

Running Time: 2 hrs 4 mins

Rated: NR        

Show Times:  SAT – SUN      2:00    /  WED – THU 6:10

Description: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO : CODA       (97% on Rotten Tomatoes)

One of the most important artists of our era, Ryuichi Sakamoto has had a prolific career spanning over four decades. From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.

Running Time: 1 hrs  40 mins

Rated: NR        

Show Times: FRI & MON – THU      8:30   /  EXCEPT  SAT – SUN     4:20    8:30

Description: LEAVE NO TRACE

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.

Running Time: 1 hr 49 mins

Rated: PG        

Show Times:   SAT – SUN     2:00  / WED – THU  6:25

Description: WHITNEY

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

Running Time: 2 hrs

Rated: R       

Show Times: SAT –  TUES      6:15  /   WED – THU  8:30

Description: LUIS AND THE ALIENS

Growing up as half-orphan with an Ufologist-Dad (Armin Sonntag) who’s obsessed to prove to the whole world that alien exist, 12-year-old Luis hasn’t had an easy and certainly not a normal life. As nobody believes Armin Sonntag, not even Luis, it’s quite a big surprise when one day, three awkward little aliens (Mog, Nag and Wabo) crash-land right in front of Luis. Excited and without bias, Luis wants to show his Dad his discovery and finds out that his father would ‘shockfrost’ his new friends. Meanwhile the school principal suspects that Luis cannot be getting the attention and upbringing from his father that the boy needs and decides that Luis should be sent to a boarding school. A wild adventure starts where Luis and his friends from outer space try to reach the huge mothership, to bring the aliens home. And perhaps Luis should just leave with them to get away from all these problems here on Earth…

Running Time: 1 hr 24

Rated: PG        

Show Times: FRI 8/17      6:15pm only

Description: “GOOD MORNING PAKISTAN”       ( MEET THE DIRECTOR IN PERSON WITH SPECIAL Q&A SESSION WITH DIRECTOR AFTER FILM )

From the Award winning director, of the films ‘Night of Henna’ and ‘Bicycle Bride’ comes a new tale of love and finding homeland. A second generation Pakistani-American youth Omar, goes to Pakistan to find his roots and his place in this world after the death of his father. He meets a gypsy woman Diya, in a small town of Chakwal and falls in love. He wants to marry her but his grandparents will not approve of this affair. Salam Pakistan’ is a refreshing eye opener of the enormous beauty of this ancient landscape and the people who live there. The film takes audiences on a tour of the vastly beautiful spiritual shrines, the unique life in the villages, and the cultural vibrancy of the streetlife. The film stars Naghma (Pakistani top heroine of the 70’s) along with Shabbir Mirza with new faces Ali Raza and Meerab Awan.     

Running Time: 2 hrs

Rated: NR       

Show Times:  OPENS  THU 9/6   9/13       8:20 pm 

Description: BLUE IGUANA

Small time New York crooks Eddie and Paul are in over their heads when a cute London lawyer hires them to fly to London and steal a rare jewel. Meanwhile, a mullet-haired gangster wants the gem for himself. Bullets and sparks fly in this pond-hopping comedic caper.

Running Time: 1 hr 47 mins

Rated: NR       

Show Times:  OPENS  FRI    8/24      

UP COMING MOVIE SCHEDULE FOR 4-STAR  8/24  –  8/30

Schedule will be updated on Tuesday 8/21