Announcing The 2012 Mostly British Film Festival

The british are coming!  The british are coming!  Oh look, it’s not just the British, but the Irish, Australians, and South Africans are coming as well, and their armed with loaded canisters of film.  Let’s not fight them, people, lets come together and welcome them with our open cinematic hearts to the Vogue Theatre (3290 Sacramento Street) from February 2nd through the 9th.

This year’s lineup offers films both new and old.  While the newer films look interesting and feature a lot of things I find visually appealing in my movies i.e., Irish bare knuckle fighting (Knuckle), anything with Guy Pearce (33 Postcards), sport documentaries (Fire in Babylon), and revenge thrillers (Route Irish), it’s the older films that have really grabbed my attention.

This year the MBFF will be showing all 7 parts of the renown Seven Up documentary series, as well as a newly restored version of the 1926 silent doc, The Great White Silence.  While those films alone have me amped up for some series cinema watching, I’m even more excited for this year’s focus on directorial firsts.  Being that I am a big fan of director Nicholas Roeg‘s earlier work (The Man Who Fell To Earth, Don’t Look Now, Walkabout), I have no plans of missing a chance at seeing his 1970 debut, Performance.  Besides Roeg, some other director first films being screened are Stephen Frears‘ (High Fidelity, The Queen, Dangerous Liaisons) 1971 crime/comedy starring Albert Finney, Gumshoe, as well as Mike Figgis‘ (Leaving Las Vegas, Hotel, Internal Affairs) 1988 crime/drama starring Tommy Lee Jones, Sting, and Melanie Griffith, Stormy Monday.

Schedule, showtimes and ticket info can be found after the jump

Vogue Theatre

3290 Sacramento Street

San Francisco, CA 94115
[Directions]

Call 415-346-2288 for tickets and more information or visit the official Mostly British Film Festival website.

SERIES PASS: INCLUDES ALL SCREENINGS, RECEPTION AND “UP” SERIES $99 / $75*
General Admission $12.50 / $10*
Opening Night Screening and Reception $30 / $25*
Just Screening $12.50 / $10*
Up Series of Documentaries $30 / $20*
Closing Night Screening and Reception $30 / $25*
Just Screening $12.50 / $10*

Convenient Parking available one block from the Vogue Theatre at the Jewish Community Center, 3200 California Street.

* Discounts for Mostly British Film Partners: Members of the San Francisco Film Society, the JCC, The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Frameline, Film Noir Foundation, Fromm Institute, Cinema Lit Mechanics Institute

Thursday, Feb 2:

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Perfect Sense (UK 2011,92 minutes) 8:00pm

Friday, Feb 3:

Neds (UK 2010, 124 minutes) 5:00pm

British Noir Night Feature:
Gumshoe 
(UK 1971, 88 minutes) 7:30pm

British Noir Night Late Feature:
Stormy Monday 
(UK1988, 93 minutes) 9:30pm

Saturday, Feb 4:

7-Up & 7 Plus 7 Up (UK 1964 & 1970, 91 minutes) 10:00am

21 Up (UK 1977, 100 minutes) 12:00pm

Black Butterflies (South Africa 2011, 100 minutes) 2:30pm

Knuckle (Ireland 2011, 97 minutes) 5:00pm

Australia Night Feature Film:
33 Postcards 
(Australia 2011, 97 minutes) 8:00pm

Sunday, Feb 5:

Mrs. Carey’s Concert (Australia 2011, 95 minutes) 12:00pm

A Heartbeat Away (Australia 2011, 91 minutes) 2:30pm

Little Sparrows (Australia 2010, 88 minutes) 4:45pm

South Solitary (Australia 2010, 121 minutes) 7:00pm

Performance (UK 1970, 105 minutes) 9:30pm

Monday, Feb 6:

The Great White Silence (UK 1924, 108 minutes) 5:00pm

Chalet Girl (UK 2011, 96 minutes) 7:30pm

Albatross (UK 2011, 90 minutes) 9:30pm

Tuesday, Feb 7:

Fire in Babylon (UK 2010, 87 minutes) 5:00pm

Sensation (UK 2010, 107 minutes) 7:00pm

A Lonely Place to Die (UK 2011, 99 minutes) 9:30pm

Wednesday, Feb 8:

Black Butterflies (South Africa 2011, 100 minutes) 5:00pm

London Boulevard (UK 2010, 103 minutes) 7:15pm

The Great White Silence (UK 1924, 108 minutes) 9:30pm

Thursday, Feb 9:

A Passionate Woman (UK 2010, 90 minutes) 5:00pm

Route Irish (UK 2010,109 minutes) 7:30pm

CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION 9:30pm

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