Bargain Matinee: (All shows before 4pm Mon to Fri, and All shows before 2pm Sat, Sun and Holidays) $8.50
Description: DRONE (Online ticket purchases are closed 2 hours prior to showtime. If you are unable to purchase tickets not indicative of a sold out show. Please call for seating.)
Running Time: 1 hr 31 mins
Show Times: FRI – 8:35 / SAT – MON 4:00 8:35 / TUES & THURS 8:35 / WED 6:30
Description: SOUL OF A STRING
SOUL ON A STRING, a film about a young Tibetan wanderer’s journey to return a sacred stone to its holy origins. Director Zhang Yang (PATHS OF THE SOUL) serves up “picturesque visuals, highland-dry humor, and karmic plot twists,” notes Variety, in a film that has been described as a “Tibetan Western.” Also called “a panoramic masterpiece (Willamette Week); “a beautiful and thought-provoking work” (The Skinny), and “richly textured” and “breathtaking” (Hey U Guys), SOUL ON A STRING won the award for Best Cinematography at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival. SOUL ON A STRING is scheduled to open in San Francisco at the 4-Star Theatre starting on May 19. After discovering a sacred stone in the mouth of a slain deer, Taibei, a young Tibetan wanderer, embarks on a mission to bring it back to the holy mountain of Buddha’s handprint. His journey proves to be long and difficult as black market traders seek the priceless artifact for themselves and two brothers – Kodi and Guori – seek revenge for the murder of their father. Joining him on the journey is an obstinate woman, Joan, and a psychic elf, Pu, but the trio’s earthly conflict is suddenly thrown off course by strange and mystical events.
Running Time: 2 hrs 22 mins
Show Times: FRI 6:05 / SAT – MON 1:30 6:05 / TUES & THURS 6:05 / NO SHOW WED
Description: JEREMIAH TOWER
JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters, Tower went on to launch his own legendary Stars Restaurant in San Francisco. Stars was an overnight sensation and soon became one of America’s top-grossing U.S. restaurants. After several years, Tower mysteriously walked away from Stars and then disappeared from the scene for nearly two decades, only to resurface in the most unlikely of places: New York City’s fabled but troubled Tavern on the Green. There, he launched a journey of self-discovery familiar to anyone who has ever imagined themselves to be an artist. Featuring interviews by Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Ruth Reichl and Martha Stewart, this delicious documentary tells the story of the rise and fall of America’s first celebrity chef, whose brash personality and culinary genius has made him a living legend.
Running Time: 1 hr. 22 mins
Show Times: FRI – 6:00 / SAT – MON 1:30 6:00 / TUES & THURS 6:00 / NO SHOW WED
Childhood friends Julián (Ricardo Darín) and Tomás (Javier Cámara) were once inseparable. Eventually, the two have lost sight of their friendship. While the divorced Julián remained in Spain where he has lived through the highs and lows of an acting career, the teacher Tomás emigrated to Canada, where he has built up a peaceful existence together with his job, his wife and his children. After a reunion one day in Madrid, their friendship survived once again, as if it had never fallen asleep. Together the two spend a few wonderful days in the city full of nostalgic memories and unforgettable experiences -knowing that this will probably be their last reunion because Julián has been diagnosed terminally ill with cancer.
Running Time: 1 hrs 45 mins
Show Times: FRI 8:40 / SAT – MON 4:05 8:40 / WED 6:05
Description: HEY MONSTER, HANDS OFF MY CITY ( Q&A with Director Michael Meehan after every screening )
A monster is loose in San Francisco and Homicide Detectives Steele and Steele have their hands full as chewed up bodies keep turning up. A new ‘ beverage’ is turning citizens into fiends, the people are panicking and corrupt officials are doing nothing. Steele and Steele’s best lead is a mute gunman on a unicyle. Well-armed senior citizens, the cops and a brave 13 year old Urban Ranger pursue the clues that may lead to finding the creature; if the city can survive the onslaught of the rabid ‘Krazy Kola’ lunatics.
Running Time: 1 hr. 24mins
Show Times: TUES – FRI 8:00pm
Description: I KILLED JFK (ADVANCE TICKET IS AVAILABLE NOW)
On the anniversary of President Kennedy’s 100th Birthday, conspiracy theories still continue on and for the first time, this documentary reveals the story as told by the only person ever to confess to killing the President.
Running Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Show Times: WEDNESDAY 5/31 ( one screening only ) 8:15 pm
Description: A BEAUTIFUL ACCIDENT
A female lawyer had lived a very apathetic career until she had a terrible car accident. She died in the accident but when she reached the afterlife she learned that she came earlier than she was supposed to. That is why now she has to substitute for another person for a week and live an alternate life. Now or an entire week she is stuck with a family that she didn’t want to be a part of. Will this experience change her or not?
Show Times: OPENS 6/2
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