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HELP, SAVE ME FROM THE CORPORATE FILM !

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2002 5:32 pm
by prattivan
In East Oakland, California, where I live ( completely devoid of any culture ) the Berkeley Fine Arts Cinema at present is under renovation, and will not be open again until 2004. I have been told that there are other Fine Art Cinema Theatres in the Bay Area and Berkeley, but I don't have a clue as to their loction. Could you please help me and give me a clue as to how I can go see a film for a change with some adult and real film art creativity. The corporate film productions are killing me with their harmongenized concepts of life on film, at damn near ten dollars a pop. I don't mind giving up the money for a very good film, but most of what I see corporate film makers / producers doing, is for an eight year old mentality, and I'm fifty-five as of July 2, 2002.

Since Film Producers took over the local movie theatres, the local Art Film Productions Theatre have been sucked up in mass money rape - on the corporate film that makes "X" million dollars on a planed weekend date / showwing. How boring can that be, I am dying to see a film dealing with real life issues ( "Monsters Ball" fantastic in every way ) . When seeing the Monsters Ball, I was amazed that the film made it threw a maze of films in the corporate film making industry, made for eight year old mentalitys ( of course we know in these days and times, of disfunctional familys, the adults may have an eight year old mentality ).

Please be kind enough to give me at least a web site in the Bay Area ( San Francisco, etc. ) of a theatre where I can have the privledge of seeing a film that don't have talking mice, and Ninja Turtles, and spiders that eat people in a single leap. Sex goddesses who are Kung Fu masters, with high heels on. And Mad Max catching fire breathing dragons with a butter flys net. I've had it !!!!!!, I can't take it anymore. I love films, but being a New Yorker by birth ( the city that is ) I'm a real cultural bunny that demands quality, and talking mice ain't gettin it. SAVE ME PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IVAN EDGAR PRATT

PRATTIVAN@prodigy.net

JULY 21, 2002

NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO


Re: HELP, SAVE ME FROM THE CORPORATE FILM !

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:35 pm
by prattivan
SAN FRANCISCO AND THE BAY AREA INDEPENDENT THEATRES

Hi Ivan... .

It's the MEN IN BLACK ruling the corporate movie empire, pumping mind-numbing drugs into the millions of moviegoers who gladly gulp them down and on to the next sorry excuse for a film...meanwhile,

thank goodness for cinemas in SF that show "non-corporate" films, foreign films, etc. like:

Opera Plaza - VanNess @ Golden Gate 352-0810. Usually has a selection of 5 films, often foreign or stranger mainstream movies.

Lumiere - California @ Polk, 415/352-0810 currently showing Master of the Flying Guillotine, Notorious C.H.O. and Never Again. Shows 3 films at a time.

The Red Vic, 1727 Haight 415/668-3994 currently showing Animal Attraction. shows one film at a time.

Roxie (Roxie.com) 16th & Valencia, 863-1087 showing Rivers and Tides, and award-winning, must see film...about Andy Goldsworthy...whoever that is? Shows 1 film at a time.

also FYI, i went to a play 2 nights ago at Berkeley Rep that was entitled "Cloud Nine" and it definitely deals with racial issues, gender bender and gay issues. It was wonderful watching these old (I'm talking in their 80s & up) couples in the audience laughing about masturbation...i think it only plays for one more week.

Hope this helps and hope you get to see a good film soon...!


NAM MYOHO RENGE KYO


Re: HELP, SAVE ME FROM THE CORPORATE FILM !

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2002 4:32 am
by somegreatmovies
There is the Pacific Film Archives (http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa)... also, I kinda remember this gallery/museum in the middle of a park somewhere in SF (how many mid-park museums can there be?). When I was there about 3 years ago, they were playing this Alexander Sokurov documentary... so there's some places.

Re: HELP, SAVE ME FROM THE CORPORATE FILM !

PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2002 4:20 am
by thegreatken1
You could look up...

www.landmarktheatres.com
www.madstonetheaters.com