Wednesday, May 09, 2012

SF in SF Film Night 5/9 - Battle Royale!

SF in SF - Science Fiction - San Francisco - A Perfect Fit
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All proceeds benefit Variety Children's Charity of Northern California
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(1990; NR, but not recommended for children under 16; Japanese, with English subtitles, 114mins.)

BATTLE ROYALE is one of the most challenging and controversial films ever made... and is The Hunger Games, Lost, and Survivor mixed together, ramped up to a fever pitch.  An instant classic in Japan upon release in 1990, it's the story of how, in the future, as a way of keeping their youth in line, the Japanese government yearly captures a random class of ninth-grade students, drops them on an island, and it's survival of the fittest...helps if you know how to use a cross-bow or semi-automatic rifle.  Given three days to off your classmates and would you do?  Battle Royale is based on the shockwave novel by Koushun Takami - we'll be raffling off a copy at the movie night!

As they say "BATTLE ROYALE....Because the Hunger Games are for sissies!"

6:00PM - doors and cash bar open
7:00PM - event starts - Raffle for cool schwag, and as always, FREE POPCORN!

$5 - $10 donation at the door - AND cash bar and tips - benefits Variety Children's Charity of Northern California - to date, we've helped raise over $30,000 for the kids in our community!  Learn more here!

The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance next to Citibank on Market St.
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104

Don’t Drive — Seriously.  Parking sucks in this area.  We are directly adjacent to the Montgomery Street BART/MUNI station! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; otherwise, find a parking garage here.

Email, or call 415-572-1015 (night of event only)


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