** Update 12/12: We’ve wrapped up the current round of events and are taking a breather. Watch this space when we’re ready to go again. Thanks to everyone who supported AC in its first year! **
Saturday December 10th. Everybody Bikes, 1352 Irving Street @ 15th Avenue.
Film: Scrooged. 1988, 101 minutes, Dir. Richard Donner.
If you haven’t heard of this classic holiday movie by now, you should check it out. Bill Murray stars in a sardonic update of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol”. This is one of our favorite holiday films.
There was the usual potluck before the movie, with some fancy culinary surprises. The event also featured the SCREAM short “A Hard Rock Night” and live music by “Of Nada”. More information here.
Saturday November 12th. Urban Bazaar, 1371 9th Avenue.
Film: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 2004, 109 minutes, Dir. Michel Gondry.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a romantic fantasy film about an estranged couple who undergo a remarkable and trippy psychological adventure. This classic movie uses elements of science fiction, nonlinear narration and neosurrealism to explore the nature of memory and romantic love.
Thanks to Urban Bazaar for welcoming us back to their wonderful back yard. We had a big potluck with lots of contributions, which set the stage for a great movie with lots of laughs.
Feature: Presentation on local history by Western Neighborhoods Project
This was a special Anywhere Cinema screening. We set up in the middle of Irving Street after the Inner Sunset Street Fair to enjoy a special historical presentation by Woody LaBounty of the Western Neighborhoods Project. Woody’s talk focused on the western part of San Francisco, and the Inner Sunset in particular. The audience really enjoyed this one.
Saturday September 10th. Everybody Bikes, 1352 Irving Street @ 15th Avenue. Potluck 6pm, movie 8pm.
Film: Best in Show. 2000, 90 minutes, Dir. Christopher Guest.
Anywhere Cinema was back for season 2 with Best in Show, a fictitious comedy documentary from the stables of Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, and more. The owners of five show dogs head for the Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show. The dog show brings out the essence of the humans. Who will be best in show?
We opened the Everybody Bikes art gallery space (located around the corner on 15th Avenue, 2 doors down from the bar) for a sit-down potluck and live music with Spencer and Jonathan.
Friday June 17th. Adam G’s house.
Film: Badlands, 1973, 95 minutes, dir. Terrence Malick.
Anywhere Cinema hit another back yard, this time over at Adam’s house, for the crime drama film “Badlands” starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek.
Writes Dave Kehr for The Chicago Reader: “Malick’s 1973 first feature is a film so rich in ideas it hardly knows where to turn. Transcendent themes of love and death are fused with a pop-culture sensibility and played out against a midwestern background, which is breathtaking both in its sweep and in its banality.”
Saturday May 28th, 8pm. Barbara and Paul’s back yard.
Film: Labyrinth, 1986, 101 minutes, dir. Jim Henson.
Anywhere Cinema headed to the Inner Sunset’s infamous Yes We Can house for the classic “Labyrinth”. This Jim Henson-infused movie has enriched many a childhood (and dare we say a multitude of adult lives too) since its release.
The film follows irritable yet good-hearted Sarah on her adventure through the otherworldly labyrinth looking for her baby brother Toby, while dealing with the smooth but creepy meddlings of the Goblin King, played by David Bowie.
Saturday May 14th 2011, 7pm. Urban Bazaar, 1371 9th Avenue.
Film: Head, 1968, 85 minutes, dir. Bob Rafelson.
This psychedelic comedy-adventure is one of the most insane, hilarious films you will ever see. The audience was in fits of laughter for much of this movie.
“Head” stars The Monkees and was co-written by Bob Rafelson and the Jack Nicholson. In this film, The Monkees travel from one unpredictable situation to the next, tackling issues such as war and commercialization. The film adopts a plotless “stream of consciousness” structure, which makes sense bearing in mind what the Monkees, Rafelson, and Nicholson were doing when they brainstormed ideas for the movie.
Thanks to Urban Bazaar for hosting this event.
Film: Fantastic Planet (aka La Planète Sauvage), 1973, 72 minutes, dir. René Laloux.
Anywhere Cinema was proud to present our first feature presentation: Fantastic Planet, an animated science fiction French movie (with English subtitles) renowned as a cult classic for its unique aesthetics and glorious weirdness.
Fantastic Planet is set in a distant world where human beings, or “Oms”, have been domesticated by the gigantic Draags. Wild Oms, however, are liberally exterminated. One domesticated Om escapes his masters and begins a surreal journey that will end either in the Oms’ eradication or in final freedom.