Last year, after he was "fired" by Paramount for becoming the new Wacko Jacko, Tom Cruise bought United Artists. As the company prepares to Cruise into an uncertain future, the Castro Theatre is presenting a retrospective of its oft-glorious middle period. It kicks off with some Woody Allen (1977's inevitable Annie Hall and 1975's rare Love and Death). The lineup includes once-celebrated films (1955's Marty, 1971's The Hospital); classics that gained that stature after their initial release (1955's Kiss Me Deadly and Night of the Hunter); and newly-struck 35mm prints. The 35 mm batch includes 1961's West Side Story, whose hothouse palette makes it one of the greatest-ever testaments to old-school Technicolor.
Plus, Tom Cruise will personally introduce every screening and shake each patron's hand as they leave. OK, we made that part up. But you never know.
UNITED ARTISTS 90TH ANNIVERSARY FILM FESTIVAL
Thurs/3 through May 4; $7$9.50
429 Castro, SF
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