August 1st: The Big Lebowski (Vogue Theatre)
Few films are powerful enough that they inspire a new religion, The Big Lebowski is. Dudeism, now an official religion is growing quickly and is similar to Buddhism. Dudeists pay respect to not one but many historical figures such as Kurt Vonnegut, Julia Child, Buddha, Snoopy, Quincy Jones, and of course, The Dude. Point being, if you haven’t seen The Big Lebowski or if you didn’t fully grasp the power of this mighty film the first time around, you are getting a second chance.
August 2nd: The Science of Sleep (Vogue Theatre)
I love this movie. Lucid dreaming never seemed so realized – or fun, for that matter – in film as it does in Michel Gondry‘s wildly imaginative tale of awkward romance. The first time I saw this movie I made the mistake of thinking Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, released just 2 years prior, could never be topped in terms of sheer originality, at least as far as storytelling and practical effects were concerned. I was wrong. The fact that this film was made on a budget 14 million dollars less than that of Eternal Sunshine’s only makes it that much more impressive. Did I mention that I Love this movie?
August 5th: Gone With The Wind/Citizen Kane (Castro Theatre)
Have you ever met an avid film enthusiast who still hasn’t seen either Gone With The Wind and/or Citizen Kane? Well, allow me to introduce myself. Hello, my name is Adam and I have still not seen either of these two films. Go on, judge me if you must. All this will soon change of course, thanks to the wonderful programmers at the Castro Theatre. Finally, I get to see what all the hype is about, and I get to see it on San Francisco’s best screen, as far as I’m concerned.
August 10th: Ed Wood/Mulholland Dr. (Castro Theatre)
Hmm, what should I do Friday, August 10th? While I don’t usually like to plan that far into the future, I do know one thing’s for certain. I won’t be going to band practice, or any other social gathering for that matter, because I’ll be front row and center in my beloved Castro Theatre watching both my favorite Tim Burton movie and my favorite David Lynch movie as a 2-for-1 double-feature. Oh happy day! Read More…