THE FILMS OF STANLEY KUBRICK SERIES
Monthly, July 2014 through August 2015. We are proud to celebrate a new series that will honor the incredible work of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. The late director’s filmography will be presented one feature at a time, starting in July and running through August 2015. Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, Kubrick was a giant in his craft, and stands as an influence to most filmmakers working today. He was a key member of the New Hollywood movement that saw a group of directors rise to prominence between the 1960s and the 1980s. Kubrick films such as Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb and The Shining were breakthroughs in their individual genres and established the director as one of the best directors that ever lived. Local artist Zachary Curl will design a poster for each movie. A new poster will debut before each screening and will be available for $10 each at the concession stand.
PATHS OF GLORY (1957)
7 pm, Sunday, October 12
7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 15
Kirk Douglas stars in this drama in which a group of World War I soldiers refuse to continue with an impossible attack only to have their superior officers decide to make an example of them. Critics say is arguably the best film about the first world war and has a reasonable claim to being Stanley Kubrick’s best film.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Midnight, Saturday, October 18 and 25; Midnight, Friday, October 24
The Junior Chamber of Commerce Players (JCCP) presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show every otehr week at the Hollywood Theater. In October, expect lots of Halloween-inspired special features. The JCCP—Pittsburgh’s official Rocky Horror shadow cast—will perform and sell audience participation goodie bags at the door.
Breakfast and a Movie Event
10:30 a.m., Sunday, October 19
Hold on to your scones! October’s Breakfast and a Movie Event is Alfred Hitchcock’s suspenseful Rear Window starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. In the movie, a wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. You must get breakfast tickets by Thursday, October 16, at the theater or showclix. Movie only tickets are $8 at the door. Movie starts at 11.
An encore screening of Rear Window is 7:30 pm, Monday, October 20.
Steel City Secret Cinema returns to the Hollywood Theater with an all ages screening of a “secret” animated film. The event, a fundraiser for both The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Hollywood Theater, features an animated film-themed art gallery filled with art from fourteen local artists, including Seth Storck, Dave Slebodnick, and Genevieve Barbee. Renowned artist Rich Kelly will be designing the event’s limited edition 18-by-24 inch screen-printed poster, to be revealed after the film. The evening will also have raffle drawings, music by Pittsburgh’s own DJ Zombo, and face painting by Mollie the Painter. Doors open at 7 pm with the secret screening starting at 9 pm Giant Eagle Market District and Eat’n Park will provide the food; Penn Brewery will be on hand with free beer for all guests 21 and older. Tickets are $20 at showclix.
The Hollywood’s annual Halloween Party is fast becoming the don’t-miss event of the fall. It’s a night of scary movies, costumes, and food and drinks. At 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 18, doors open for this year’s party. There will be a costume contest with prizes—although costumes are not required. Also that night are Tarot Card readings, and snacks and goodies. At 7:30 pm is spooky short films on the big screen followed by an 8 pm screening of Poltergeist. Party-goers are encouraged to stick around for the midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Admission includes two drink tickets. $15, in advance (showclix and at the box office or at 412-563-0368); $20 at the door.
Stop by for the all seats $5 showing of Poltergeist (1982), in which a family’s home is haunted by a host of ghosts. Directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Steven Spielberg, it stars JoBeth Williams and Craig T. Nelson.
Poltergeist screens again 7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 22.
Do you love things that go bump in the night? The Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Horror Project is a creative contest where teams of filmmakers create a horror film in a single weekend. Stop by to watch the films, vote on your favorites, and celebrate with a wrap party. Tickets are $10 starting October 12 HERE
The Andrew Alden Ensemble presents Nosferatu
4 pm, Sunday, October 19
The Andrew AldenEnsemble is a contemporary and electronic chamber music group from Boston that rejuvenates silent film classics with new scores and then performs the music live thus transforming the picture with new sounds and experiences. Nosferatu, F.W.’s Murnau’s German expressionist horror film, is revered as one of the scariest Dracula adaptations ever made. The film was shot in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania during the early days of film. The ensemble’s new score compliments the horror of the film, and the classic story of Dracula, with the sensibilities of classical chamber music and the distinct edge of rock through piano, violin/viola, synthesizers, percussion, and electric sound design.
In the new documentary Project 22, two combat-wounded veterans set out to end a little-known epidemic in America—the high rate of suicide amongst veterans. Their 6,500-mile cross-country mission was to raise awareness of this epidemic and show their brothers- and sisters-at-arms that there is hope for them. During their journey, they interviewed researchers, healthcare providers, and veterans. Many of those they encountered had either contemplated or attempted suicide and were able to share the life-saving alternative sources of hope that they had found. Asking hard-hitting questions and opening up about their own struggles, and painfully spurred on by recent estimations that 22 veterans are taking their own lives every single day, Daniel and Doc will stop at nothing to reach tomorrow’s 22. Their story, and the stories of millions of veterans in America is Project 22. View the trailer HERE.
The Hollywood Theater invites Potomac Avenue Street Fair revelers to stop by for some free cartoons at 3 pm, Saturday, October 11. Popcorn and sodas will be sold throughout the event.
Summer might officially be over, but in the Hollywood Theater the summer lovin’ will continue with a Grease Sing-a-Long. Join Olivia Newton John and John Travolta and the rest of the gang from Rydell High to sing the songs everyone knows by heart and watch the Junior Chamber of Commerce Players shadow cast the beloved 1978 movie.
Legendary Japanese director Ishirô Honda (Godzilla) directed this 1963 hallucinogenic horror flick in which shipwrecked survivors slowly transform into mushrooms. This cult classic, dubbed in English, will screen one night only and includes mushroom delicacies by Lawrenceville’s Wild Purveyors and beer by Full Pint Brewing. Doors open 6:30 pm.
See the restored and remastered digital version of the groundbreaking 1978 chiller Halloween with Michael Myers and by raffle tickets for some cool prizes. The film, which was directed by John Carpenter and stars Jamie Lee Curtis, is considered by many to be the greatest horror movie of all time.
Halloween screens again 7:30 pm, Thursday, October 30; and at 8 and 10:15 pm, October 31.
Join us for the premiere weekend of the locally filmed “zombie flick with a twist,” The Other Side. If you like The Walking Dead, you’ll love Orchard Place Productions’ first feature film that places you right in the middle of the dawning zombie apocalypse. Cast and crew will be on hand for autographs and photographs. Watch trailer