week(s) in review, 03/19 – 04/01/2012

I blame midterm craziness for the lack of updates, and as I’m diving headfirst into final papers I’m not sure if the situation is going to change much in the upcoming six weeks or so.  And I have so many updates I’d like to make–particularly regarding the epic experience that was seeing Napoleon.  2012 viewings also memorably kicked off over the last two weeks.  As usual, first viewing unless otherwise noted.

Theatrical Viewing

Napoleon Poster Paramount Theatre OaklandNapoleon (Abel Gance, France, 1927) – Paramount Theatre, 35mm (x3!)

The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (Raúl Ruiz, France, 1979) – PFA, 35mm; 2nd viewing

Le colloque de chiens (Dog’s Dialogue) (Raúl Ruiz, France, 1977) – PFA, 35mm; 2nd viewing

The House of Pleasures (Bonello, France, 2012) – SF Film Society, 35mm

The Deep Blue Sea (Davis, UK, 2012) – Embarcadero Landmark; 35mm

Friends with Kids (Westfeld, USA, 2012) – Century SF, Digital Projection

Crazy Horse (Wiseman, 2012) – Roxie Theatre, Digital Projection

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Gelb, USA, 2012) – Embarcadero Landmark; Digital Projection

Upcoming Possibilites

The Penal Colony (Ruiz, Chile, 1970) with A TV Dante: Cantos 9–14 (Ruiz, UK, 1991)  – PFA, 04/04

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (Greenaway, UK, 1989) – Castro Theatre, 04/05