SFNTF UPDATE, March 1st, 2013

* BALBOA THEATRE 87th BIRTHDAY BASH Featuring PETER PAN and live vaudeville Sunday! 
* AT THE VOGUE: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK continues and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 3/18!

Please come out to the Balboa Sunday at 7 PM to celebrate the Theatre's 87th Birthday with another wonderful birthday program developed by Gary Meyer.   The 1924 silent fantasy PETER PAN will be the featured film.  Adapted from the play by J.M Barrie it stars Betty Bronson as Peter Pan, Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook, Mary Brian as Wendy, and Virginia Browne Faire as Tinker Bell. 

The Balboa will show a 35mm print from the restoration done at the George Eastman House.  The film will be accompanied with an original score by pianist extraordinaire Frederick Hodges (www.frederickhodges.com) and preceded by a program of short subjects.  There will also be a live vaudeville show featuring master magician James Hamilton and songstress Linda Kosut www.lindakosut.com/ singing songs her mother performed.  The evening will conclude with a special birthday cake created by The Cake Lady, Diane Boate, served with liquid libations.  Audience members are encouraged to dress in their best jazz age clothing as we recreate a night at the movies in 1926. Vintage cars will be in front of the Balboa.  

Special Family Matinee at 4:00pm- PETER PAN and short subject only with live accompaniment by Frederick Hodges and a cupcake party after the showing.

Advance tickets ($10) are on sale at the Balboa and online at http://www.cinemasf.com/balboa/?page_id=928.

AT THE VOGUE: Oscar Winner "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK", Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 3/8!

About SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Directed by David O. Russell, 120 min):  Life doesn't always go according to plan...Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat's parents want is for him to get back on his feet - and to share their family's obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives.

About RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA The 18th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, arrives at the Vogue March 8th!  The showcase features 9 films and this year’s edition of Rendez-Vous covers the widest possible spectrum of French films. Included in the series are new works from uncompromising auterus like Damien Odoul and master filmmakers Patrice Leconte and the late Claude Miller, as well as films featuring French stars like Audrey Tatou, Roman Duris and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

San Francisco's Historic Vogue Theatre is located at 3290 Sacramento Street (at Presidio) in Presidio Heights. Street parking is available on Sacramento and California Streets with off-street public parking available at the Jewish Community Center (California at Presidio). Muni's 1-California, 3-Jackson and 43-Masonic bus lines all stop within 1 block of the Vogue.


About ARGO (Now Playing): Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis-the truth of which was unknown by the public for decades. On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, a CIA "exfiltration" specialist named Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) comes up with a risky plan to get them safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. -- (C) Warner Bros.

About LINCOLN (Now Playing): Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. -- (C) Walt Disney

About JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (Now Playing): "Jack the Giant Slayer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend-and gets the chance to become a legend himself.-- (C) Warner Bros

For more info about all the Balboa's programming including showtime information please visit www.cinemasf.com!

San Francisco's Historic Balboa Theatre is located at 3630 Balboa Street (at 37th Avenue) in the Outer Richmond. Plenty of street parking is available and Muni's 31-Balboa serves the theatres directly .