Celluloid overload (or: I raid the flyer stand at Le Video so you don’t have to)
Walk-in Movies (yeah yeah yeah) plays a lot of catch-up this month; tomorrow they’re showing The Goonies, meaning that this week has two of my favorite movies of my childhood showing somewhere in the city. Ringleader Derek D. tells me that there’s possibly a showing a Burning Man documentary a few days before the actual playa invasion. On top of that, the side of the house has been picked as one of the venues in the 48 Hour Film Project, which involved filmmakers creating short films from scratch in… some amount of time that was totally arbitrary.
The Impossible Film Project by the Un-Scripted Theater Company takes audience suggestions on what the evening’s movie will contain, then they go shoot it really fast, then they show it. Now until August 27th (perhaps the 30th? Flyer and website conflict) at the Dark Room, 2263 Mission Street @ 18th/19th, 7:30pm, for $12, or $8 if you’re old or enrolled in school.
The laziest website award goes to Movies and Beer which advises surfers to email them for more info. Meanwhile, they have a whole domain name and website on which to put all the details. Maybe there’s something going on there I don’t get. Maybe they ran out of paper on which to print the website. I dunno. What I do get is that you go, you watch movies, and you drink beer. Dig it. It’s also free, which is maybe why their website’s on a shoestring. This month’s theme is comedy and you can get your sit, stare and drink on at Element Lounge, 1028 Geary @ Polk, starting at 9pm.
August 20th at midnight is when the San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival bubbles up into the Bridge Theater at 3010 Geary @ Blake. Tons of titles and a wickedly saucy drag queen hostess. $10 lets you in. This comes as part of the (link not work-safe unless tits are tops) Midnight Mass, which is nearing the end of its current run; you can catch a midnight showing of Showgirls on the 12th and 13th.