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THURSDAY DECEMBER 5 through MONDAY DECEMBER 9 Antonio Banderas won the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actor award for his performance as Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker whose career and health are on the wane. The revival of one of Mallo’s greatest films sparks a renewed collaboration with lead actor Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), the fruits of which send Mallo on a collision course with his past, and might just open the door to a brighter future. Though not 100% autobiographical, the latest film from Pedro Almodóvar is unmistakably one of his most keenly personal works, and is one of 2019’s greatest, loveliest movies. With Penélope Cruz, luminous in flashbacks as Mallo’s loving, determined mother. (2019, in Spanish with English subtitles, 113 min, DCP)
Fri, Dec 6 7:00 PM9:15 PM
Sun, Dec 8 3:30 PM8:30 PM
Mon, Dec 9 4:30 PM9:15 PM
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 8 & MONDAY DECEMBER 9 *Q&A following the 7:00 screening on Dec 9* To combat the reemergence of anti-LGBTQ+ laws and hate crimes brought upon by the Trump era, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus boldly toured areas of the southern United States, bringing their message of love and inclusion for everyone. Juxtaposing chorus members’ modern-day encounters with historical perspectives, director David Charles Rodrigues chronicles this intense and inspirational journey. Fueled by fantastic music, this dynamic documentary captures the heart and soul of a contemporary civil rights movement. –SFFILM (2019, 98 min, DCP)
Sun, Dec 8 1:30 PM6:15 PM
Mon, Dec 9 2:30 PM7:00 PM
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FRIDAY DECEMBER 13 *Double Feature* GASLIGHT 7:00 Ingrid Bergman won the first of her three Oscars for this taut psychological thriller about a woman whose seemingly charming new husband (Charles Boyer) launches a campaign of terror designed to drive her insane after they move into her family’s Victorian mansion. Multi-leveled and ceaselessly entertaining, George Cukor’s film features Joseph Cotton, Dame May Whitty, and teenaged Angela Landsbury in her screen debut. (1944, 114 min, 35mm) + THE LIGHTHOUSE 5:00, 9:15 In the 1890s, a pair of lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, both excellent) dutifully tend to their work: cleaning the tower, maintaining the lamp, and going completely, utterly insane. Director Robert Eggers brings an eye for period detail and an ear for the language to this dreamy and intricate work, a black-and-white reverie rooted in 19th century literature and nautical life. One of the year's oddest pleasures. (2019, 110 min, DCP)
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MOANA Sing-Along

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 SPECIAL PRESENTATION ($16/$12) Hosted by Laurie Bushman & Friend. The epic journey continues for Moana fans with Walt Disney Animation Studios’ sing-along version of their critically-lauded comedy adventure hit. With all the lyrics on-screen, experience the joy of singing along to the songs you already love in the company of many other delighted, enthusiastic fans. And don’t forget the goodie bags and costume contest! Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin), and starring the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson. “You’re welcome!” (2016, full show approx 120 min, DCP ‘Scope)
Sun, Dec 15 12:00 PM
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 through TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci star in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino), and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries, and connections to mainstream politics. Harvey Keitel, Jesse Plemons, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano, and Bobby Cannavale co-star. (2019, 209 min, 4K DCP)
Sun, Dec 15 3:00 PM7:00 PM
Mon, Dec 16 3:00 PM7:00 PM
Tue, Dec 17 3:00 PM7:00 PM
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THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 *Double Feature* ELF 7:00 Charming Yuletide laughs blend with fish-out-of-water antics in this hilarious holiday tale that stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a regular guy who was raised in the North Pole as one of Santa's helpers. Towering over everyone around him, Buddy finally realizes he may actually not be an elf and sets off on a fun-filled New York adventure to find his real family, spreading Christmas cheer as he goes. Top-notch support from Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Ed Asner, Peter Dinklage, and Bob Newhart. (2003, 97 min, DCP) + NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION 5:00, 8:50 It's hilarious holiday havoc for Chevy Chase and his brood, as the Griswolds' plans for an old-fashioned family Christmas go up in smoke (just like their cat!) when a horde of boorish relatives descend upon their home. Comedic carol of calamities also stars Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Brian Doyle-Murray, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Juliette Lewis. (1989, 97 min, DCP)
Thu, Dec 19 5:00 PM7:00 PM
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FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 *Double Feature* DIE HARD 7:00 Bruce Willis is John McClane, an off-duty NYC cop who cracks wise as he battles German terrorists holding a holiday party for ransom atop a LA skyscraper. As far as high-rise action/disaster movies go, this one delivers the goods in an explosive fashion thanks to crack mayhem maven John McTiernan. Four sequels and many imitators followed but the original still stands tall. Alan Rickman, Alexander Godunov, and Bonnie Bedelia co-star. (1988, 131 min, DCP ‘Scope) + THE FRENCH CONNECTION 5:00, 9:25 William Friedkin’s fictionalized account of New York City’s biggest drug bust stars Gene Hackman as ‘Popeye’ Doyle, a relentless, obsessed cop closing in on the suave, notorious heroin smuggler Alain Charnier. A crucial component in establishing the template of 1970s police procedurals, the film won 5 Oscars including Best Picture, Director, and Hackman for Actor. Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey co-star. (1971, 104 min, DCP)
Fri, Dec 20 5:00 PM7:00 PM
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SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 *Double Feature* THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 3:00, 7:00 Producer Tim Burton’s warped holiday fantasy about Pumpkin King Jack Skellington who wants to remake Christmas in his own image, with help from the other residents of Halloween Town. Directory Henry Selick and his team of 120 conventional stop-motion animators spent years bringing this wonderfully weird tale to life. Featuring a baroque song score by Danny Elfman; sung by the voices of Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, and Paul Reubens. (1993, 76 min, DCP ) + BATMAN RETURNS 4:30, 8:30 Michael Keaton’s second outing as the Dark Knight Detective finds him battling for the soul of Gotham City against a trio of villains: scheming businessman Schreck (Christopher Walken); the grotesque Penguin (Danny DeVito); and the deadly Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). Given free creative reign to exercise his spookily whimsical visual and dramatic ideas, director Tim Burton created his most personal opus yet. (1992, 126 min, 35mm)
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 22 A Christmas perennial, Frank Capra’s classic stars Jimmy Stewart as a family man at the end of his rope who is shown by a friendly angel what life would be like without him. Sentimental in the best sense, with a deep strain of melancholy coursing through it, Stewart gives one of his finest performances. After decades of shabby public domain prints in circulation, Paramount Pictures has restored the film to its pristine grandeur from the best surviving elements. Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers co-star. (1946, 130 min, 4K DCP)
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 22 *All Seats $10!* Girls just want to have fun, even after radiation from a passing comet eliminates nearly all life on earth—just in time for Christmas! Writer/director Thom Eberhardt based his sci-fi comedy, in part, on interviews with teenage girls imagining their end-of-the-world scenarios. Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney play the sisters dancing their way through the aftermath of a very ‘80s apocalypse. Robert Beltran, Geoffrey Lewis, and Mary Woronov co-star. (1984, 95 min, 35mm)
Sun, Dec 22 9:30 PM
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SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC Hosted by Sara Moore & Laurie Bushman. An annual Castro Theatre event, Sing-A-Long Sound of Music is a screening of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in glorious widescreen, complete with subtitles so that the whole audience can sing along! The movie stars Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker. Directed by Robert Wise. (1965, full program including intermission runs approx. 225 min, DCP ‘Scope)
Thu, Dec 26 1:30 PM6:00 PM
Fri, Dec 27 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sat, Dec 28 2:30 PM7:00 PM
Sun, Dec 29 12:30 PM
Tue, Dec 31 1:00 PM
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SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 *Double Feature* PHANTOM THREAD 5:30 In 1950s London, imperious fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) gained the focus to rise to his profession’s peak through rigorous routine and the ability to regard the women in his life as wholly disposable. His fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who becomes his muse and lover. The second of his collaborations with Day-Lewis finds writer/director P.T. Anderson painting both an illuminating portrait of an artist on a creative journey and the women who keep his world running. (2017, 130 min, DCP) + EYES WIDE SHUT 8:00 After hearing a shocking confession from his wife, a confused doctor heads out on the streets of New York City, where he embarks on a nocturnal odyssey of perverse erotic encounters. Stanley Kubrick’s final is perhaps his most personal, exploring the dangerous side of sexual and emotional intimacy. Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman star. (1999, 159 min, 35mm)
Sun, Dec 29 5:30 PM8:00 PM
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A STAR IS BORN (1937) / A STAR IS BORN (1976)

MONDAY DECEMBER 30 *Double Feature* A STAR IS BORN 1:15, 6:00 Marvelous William Wellman classic drama about the early days of the Hollywood star system stars Fredric March as one-time screen idol Norman Maine, who meets and falls for waitress/would-be actress Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor)—only to watch his career decline, as hers rises to the top. This first filming of the memorable story was also one of the first films to be shot in Technicolor; with Andy Devine, Adolphe Menjou, and Lionel Stander. (1937, 111 min, HD digital) + A STAR IS BORN 3:35, 8:05 The fire of Barbra Streisand. The magnetism of Kris Kristofferson. The reckless world of big-time rock 'n' roll. All three bring a new passion and timeliness to one of the screen's classic love stories and winner of five Golden Globes, including Best Picture, Actress and Actor. The Streisand/Paul Williams penned “Evergreen“ won the Oscar and Golden Globe as 1976's Best Original Song. Gary Busey co-stars. (1976, 139 min, DCP)
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WED JAN 1 *Double Feature* SINGIN' IN THE RAIN 2:00, 6:30 Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds dance up a storm in what is perhaps the greatest movie musical of all time. Directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen, they spoof the transitional period in ?lm from silents to talkies as concocted by the matchless writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, plus MGM’s catalog of Arthur Freed-Nacio Herb Brown songs. Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse, and Rita Moreno co-star. (1952, 103 min, DCP) + THE APARTMENT 4:00, 8:30 4K Restoration! Fresh off Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon re-teamed for this darkly comic morality tale about a go-getter insurance clerk who, in trying to get ahead, lends out his apartment to his adulterous boss (Fred MacMurray). Trouble starts when the gal he has fallen for turns out to be the boss’ mistress (Shirley MacLaine). Clearly an inspiration for “Mad Men,” the ?lm won 5 Oscars, including Best Picture and Director. (1960, 125 min, 4K DCP ‘Scope)
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