Archive for the ‘Screenings’ Category

‘Casablanca’ at Hollywood Forever

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010


cinespia – cemetery screenings season 2010 presents






hollywood forever cemetery:

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at gower

saturday, june 5, 2010


directed by michael curtiz (1942, 102 mins)

gates 7:30 pm movie 9:00 pm (NEW TIME)
no reservation necessary
$10 donation tickets available at gate
$5 parking available inside
as a courtesy to other moviegoers: NO TALL CHAIRS!!


Bogie and Bergman star in one of the most romantic and exuberant films ever made. Rick owns a nightclub in war-torn Morocco, and when he runs into an old flame (Bergman), the sparks fly fast and furious. With Bergman at her most starry eyed and glamorous, the wry wit of Bogie’s wisecracks, and the classic song ‘As Time Goes By’, Casablanca is one of the incomparable greats.


Bring blankets, picnic dinner and drinks for this special night under (and above) the stars.


dr who djs spin before and after the screening


NOTE: Casablanca costar, Peter Lorre, is resting not far from where the film will be shown



Singin’ in the Rain @ Hollywood Forever

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009


Singin’ in the Rain




 cinespia cemetery screenings season 09


saturday, august 22nd

singin’ in the rain

directed by Stanley Donen (1952 103 mins)


gates 7:00 pm movie 8:30 pm

hollywood forever cemetery
6000 santa monica boulevard at gower
no reservation necessary
$10 donation tickets available at gate
as a courtesy to other moviegoers: NO TALL CHAIRS!!


starring gene kelly and debbie reynolds


dj jun spins before and after the screening



Bette Davis – Queer Icon

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009


Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis


Queer Icon


Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis

Date/Time:Thu., July 2, 6:00pm, Thu., July 2, 8:10pm, Thu., July 2, 10:20pm

Price: $15


Fasten Your Seatbelts

San Francisco Weekly

By Michael Fox


We all have our favorite screen actresses, but none are more steadfast in their affections than gay men. Ask Doris Day, Elizabeth Taylor, or Cher, whose gay fans never wavered (unlike those fickle heteros) after the stars stepped away from the spotlight. But even these goddesses bow before the queen (or queen bitch) of gay esteem, Bette Davis. Her appeal derives from her ambisexuality in combination with such timeless personas as the holy-terror diva, the stalwart solitaire, and the camp heroine. Bay Area filmmaker Mike Black’s new documentary, Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis, considers this fascinating phenomenon through a mix of vintage film clips and fresh interviews with a wealth of mostly local figures, such as impresario Marc Huestis and historian Matthew Kennedy. Actor Matthew Martin, who channels the star of All About Eve and Dark Victory onstage, supplies his unique perspective on the special place she has in gay men’s hearts. More than simply a lovefest, Queer Icon questions whether gays still need a role model like the fabulous Miss D. The film will surely find an enthusiastic audience when it plays the queer capitals of New York and Los Angeles, but tonight’s world premiere is bound to be an only-in-San-Francisco event. It won’t be tedious, darling.



Bette Davis: Queer Icon

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Bette Davis: Queer Icon