San Francisco’s best running underground film series returns tomorrow, September 20, with its patented triple bill. Playing on the September theme of beginning a new school year, the bill is being presented as Back to Skool: Suburbian Utopia.
Host Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, rightfully self-dubbed The Maniac, has handpicked three underappreciated films that represent the theme of getting back to the books. Beginning at 7:30pm at the Castro Theatre is the 15th Anniversary screening of the cult-treasured 1998 high school flick Can’t Hardly Wait. Featuring a cast of well-known stars before they were stars, the slapstick party picture is a perfect segue into the slightly darker Bret Easton Ellis film from a few years later, Rules of Attraction. Following those two, The Maniac will lead the crowd in a theater crawl to the Mission’s Roxie Theater for the final film of the night, 1986’s Terrorvision at midnight.
All three films will be shown in 35mm with 35mm time-period appropriate trailers preceding each. The Castro double bill is $12 and the Roxie midnight film is $5 with a Castro ticket stub. Head over to the Midnites for Maniacs website for more information.