The Times of Harvey Milk
July 6 & 7, 2015

USA Documentary (1984)
Adult themes
Directed by Rob Epstein

San Francisco Supervisors Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by the resigned Supervisor Dan White in 1978. Milk's life leading up to his election, and his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, along with the city's reaction to the assassinations are documented with news film and personal recollections.

 




Vanishing Point
July 13 and 14, 2015

USA Cult Thriller (1971)
Rated R – Nudity, drug content
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian

For his job, Kowalski needs to deliver a 1970 Dodge Challenger to San Francisco from Colorado.  Shortly after pickup, he takes a bet to get the car there in fewer than 15 hours.  After run-ins with motorcycle cops and highway patrol, a chase to bring him into custody begins.  Along the way, Kowalski is guided by Supersoul, a blind DJ with a police radio scanner.  Throw in chase scenes, gay hitchhikers, and a naked woman riding a motorbike and you’ve got a great cult hit from the early ‘70s. Vanishing Point was filmed in Nevada.


 

The Mystery of Picasso
July 20 and 21, 2015

France (1956)
Documentary
Rated PG, art nudity 
Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars:  Pablo Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Claude Renoir

Using a specially designed transparent ‘canvas’ to provide an unobstructed view, Picasso creates as the camera rolls.  He begins with simple works that take shape after only a single brush stroke.  He then progresses to more complex paintings, in which he repeatedly adds and removes elements, transforming the entire scene at will, until at last the work is complete.




I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
July 27 and 28, 2015

USA (2014)
Family Documentary
Directed by Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker

Stars: Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Matt Vogel, Caroll Spinney

This documentary profiles Caroll Spinney the 80-year-old puppeteer who has been behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show’s first season.  Relying heavily on Caroll’s incredible archive of home videos dating back to the 1950s, I Am Big Bird captures how the love radiating from Caroll has created a worldwide cultural icon and answers why he can’t say goodbye to the characters he cherishes.