A fan’s guide to Golden State Film Festival events.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Movie magic is coming to Monterey, with an ambitious new program offering a wide variety of screenings, from box-office hits to cult classics.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
6pm, 7:30pm Reception and presentation with Peter Bogdanovich.
9pm The Last Picture Show, directed by Bogdanovich, starring Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd and Ellen Burstyn.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
10am Fleischer Bros. Studio Retrospective, introduced by Bill Plympton. Betty Boop in Blunderland; Superman and the Mechanical Monster; Popeye Meets Ali Baba and his Forty Thieves.
12pm Melvin and Howard, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Jason Robards and Mary Steenburgen, introduced by Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern.
4:15pm Idiots and Angels by Bill Plympton, introduced by Plympton.
7pm The Golden Bowl, introduced by director James Ivory; clips of The City of Your Final Destination, starring Anthony Hopkins.
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
2pm Citizen Ruth, directed by Alexander Payne, introduced by Payne.
4pm Election, starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon.
7pm Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, introduced by Caitlin Robertson of Fox Studios.
9:45pm The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, directed by Sergio Leone.
MONDAY, MARCH 23
5pm Targets, directed by Bogdanovich, starring Boris Karloff.
7pm Clint Eastwood Salute: Play Misty For Me, introduced by Peter De Bono, co-chair, MPC Theater Department.
9pm The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, introduced by De Bono.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
5pm The Silence Before Bach (2008) by Pere Portabella (West Coast premiere).
7pm Leave Her To Heaven, directed by John M. Stah, starring Gene Tierney and Vincent Price, introduced by Gary Shapiro.
9pm Paper Moon, directed by Bogdanovich, starring Ryan and Tatum O’Neal.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
5pm Bigger Than Life, directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Walter Matthau.
7pm Silent Light, directed by Carlos Reygadas, starring Cornelio Wall Fehr.
9pm Clint Eastwood Salute: Gran Torino.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
4:30pm Films of James Ivory: Shakespeare Wallah, followed by Love and Roadkill.
7:30pm, 10pm The Cooler, directed by Wayne Kramer, starring William H. Macy and Maria Bello, introduced by Bello.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
4pm Julia, directed by Erick Zonca, starring Tilda Swinton (Monterey premiere).
6:30pm The Girl From Monaco, directed by Anne Fontaine (Monterey premiere).
9pm Produced on the Peninsula: Conversation with Tanem Davidson, and world premiere of his documentary New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
10am Gulliver’s Travels, directed by Dave Fleischer.
11:30am Kagemusha, directed by Akira Kurosawa.
3pm Earth Days, directed and introduced by Robert Stone.
7pm Skills Like This, directed by Monty Miranda, starring Brian D. Phelan, introduced by Miranda and Phelan.
10pm Aliens, directed by James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver.
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
1:30pm Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, directed by Irvin Kershner, introduced by Kershner.
4pm Under Our Skin, directed and introduced by Andy Abrahams.
7pm Enlighten Up!, directed by Kate Churchill (Monterey premiere).
8:15pm Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.