Legendary filmmaker and film historian Peter Bogdanovich will be on hand, IN PERSON, presenting a 35mm double bill of the 45th Anniversary of "What's Up, Doc?" and the 25th Anniversary of "Noises Off!" Grab your tickets fast! Q&A will be held in between films by MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS' host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks and will explore Bogdanovich's everlasting love for Screwball Comedies and his very own brand of cinematic solace.
7:00pm WHAT'S UP DOC? (1972) - 45th Anniversary Directed by Peter Bogdanovich Script by Peter Bogdanovich & Buck Henry w/ Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton, Michael Murphy, Kenneth Mars, Randy Quaid
Combining the classic 1930s Screwball Comedies with Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes cartoons, this ultimate ode to the streets of San Francisco must be seen in a packed movie house to be truly experienced! Showcasing one of Barbra Streisand's most charming performances, as well as memorable roles by Madeline Kahn & Ryan O'Neil, this is pure comedic magic and has only grown funnier over the years. 1972, 94min. 35mm.
9:30pm NOiSES OFF (1992) - 25th Anniversary Directed by Peter BogdanovichScript by Marty Kaplanw/ Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty, Marilu Henner, Mark Linn-Baker, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter, Nicollette Sheridan
One of Peter Bogdanovich's most underrated gems is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! This uniquely adapted movie of Michael Frayn's 1982 play-within-a-play, is filmed... like a play(!) Come re-evaluate this truly hilarious satire of the stage, predating and perhaps influencing Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and Christopher Guest's WAiTiNG FOR GUFFMAN. Classic comedic performances by Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, John Ritter and the almighty Julie Hagerty. This loving tribute to "The Stage" (and tearing people's clothes off) has the power to spin frenetic circles around you. 1992. 103 minutes. 35mm. (NOTE: Special surprise following the screening!) $25
After spending most of his teens studying acting with the legendary Stella Adler, and working as an actor in live TV and various theaters around the country, including the New York and the American Shakespeare Festivals, Peter Bogdanovich at age 20 began directing plays Off-Broadway and in N.Y. summer theater. He also wrote for the Museum of Modern Art a series of three monographs on Orson Welles, Howard Hawks, and Alfred Hitchcock, the first... Read More →
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is the Film History Coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and curates/hosts the MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS series at the Castro & Roxie Theater. He is also a member of the San Francisco Critics Circle and writes movie reviews for 48hills.