SF – An Evening with Tenacious D

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Jack Black and Kyle Gass appear at the Castro Theatre moderated by Paul F. Tompkins on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 9:30pm.

Press Release:

Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in History: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apt on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where their genius would take them but take them it did…

The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006. The album “Rize of the Fenix” followed in 2012.

In 2013, Black and Gass founded and hosted Festival Supreme, a music and comedy festival in Santa Monica, CA which featured the likes of Adam Sandler, The Mighty Boosh, Tim & Eric and many more of the greatest acts in musical comedy.

Click the link for tickets ($25)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

SF – The Last Unicorn Screening

psb042013Peter S. Beagle appears on Saturday April 20, 2013 for a screening at the Castro Theatre from noon to 3:00 PM and a VIP reception at the Cartoon Art Museum from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

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Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum and The Castro Theatre are proud to host the premiere screening of Peter S. Beagle’s nationwide theatrical re-release tour for The Last Unicorn—and his 74th birthday celebration! Throw on your best Schmendrick the Magician or Amalthea outfit and join us at The Castro Theatre for a screening of the uncut edition of the animated movie The Last Unicorn, a question and answer session with author and screenwriter Peter S. Beagle, an amazing raffle, pop-up shop, and limited book signing! Following the screening at the Castro Theatre, the Cartoon Art Museum will open its doors from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for an intimate reading and chat with Mr. Beagle, an exclusive auction, and continued signings. Costumes are encouraged!

This is the kickoff event in a two-year screening tour that will see Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn coming to hundreds of local movie theaters in the United States and Canada. To get details on the tour, email contact@conlanpress.com.

Tickets for the VIP level are $25 (screening and event) and may be purchased through the link.  Screening tickets are $8.50 and may be purchased through the Castro Theater at the link.

Each ticket comes with one raffle entry, a 35mm film frame from an original 1982 theatrical print of the movie, and membership in The Last Unicorn Tour (including discounts on exclusive tour merchandise and other benefits).

Our exciting raffle items, generously supplied by Conlan Press, are:
Third Prize: Signed regular edition Last Unicorn graphic novel (value: $25). (Two winners)
Second Prize: Signed Last Unicorn trade paperback and Blu-ray/DVD combo (value: $36) (Two winners)
First Prize: Signed deluxe Last Unicorn graphic novel (value: $50). (One winner)

Items for the VIP auction include:
A complete 35mm frame set of all 17 characters from the film, in signed glassine envelopes, plus an official Certificate of Authenticity.
A signed “printer proof” limited edition of 7 Original Character Concept Design Art Prints from The Last Unicorn, by lead animator Tsuguyuki Kubo.
An original penciled page from The Last Unicorn graphic novel.

This event is generously sponsored by The Castro Theater, with proceeds benefiting The Cartoon Art Museum and Peter S. Beagle Tour.

About Peter S. Beagle and The Last Unicorn
According to Neil Gaiman, Peter S. Beagle is “the gold standard for fantasy.” Arguably America’s greatest living fantasist, Peter’s extraordinary body of work has been enchanting audiences since he published his first book, A Fine and Private Place, while still only 20 years old. His most famous novel, The Last Unicorn, has sold more than six million copies in 25 languages since its original publication in 1968, and the 1982 animated film version (for which Peter wrote the screenplay) has tens of millions of fans around the world. Peter is also a gifted singer and songwriter, and wrote the screenplays for the original 1978 animated film version of The Lord of the Rings and “Sarek,” a fan-favorite episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Born in New York City and raised in the Bronx, he now lives in Oakland, California.

About Conlan Press
Conlan Press was originally founded in 2005 to provide an easier way for Peter S. Beagle’s worldwide legion of fans to get signed or personalized copies of his works, and other creations related to them, either on-line or at public events. In 2013 the company is publishing a host of brand-new Beagle titles, plus book, ebook, audiobook, music, and art print releases from a carefully-selected group of uniquely creative authors, artists, and musicians. For more on Conlan Press visit www.conlanpress.com.

About the Castro Theatre
The Castro Theatre was built in 1922 by pioneer San Francisco theatre entrepreneurs, the Nasser brothers, who started with a nickelodeon in 1908 in the Castro neighborhood. It is now a neighborhood landmark and host to many Bay Area hits including the popular Castro Theatre Sing-A-Long series. For more information about The Castro Theater visit castrotheatre.com

About the Cartoon Art Museum
Founded in 1984, the Cartoon Art Museum is the only museum in the western United States dedicated to cartoons and comics. The museum was started by a group of cartoonists and collectors who wanted to share their appreciation of this unique art form with the rest of the world. The museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, study and exhibition of original cartoon art in all forms to benefit historians, cartoonists, journalists, artists, collectors and the general public. For more about the Cartoon Art Museum visit www.cartoonart.org.

SF – Naked Gun Screening

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David Zucker, Pat Proft, Priscilla Presley, and moderator Andy Richter appear on Saturday February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm!

Press Release:

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the funniest police procedural parody of all time! Based on the short-lived but beloved television series Police Squad!, the film was the first of a highly successful trilogy. Detective Lieutenant Frank Drebin, played by master deadpan comic actor Leslie Nielsen, tries to uncover a plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II, all while falling in love with the alluring Jane Spencer, played by the talented and funny Priscilla Presley. Director and co-screenwriter David Zucker (Airplane!; Kentucky Fried Movie), co-screenwriter Pat Proft (Police Academy; Hot Shots!) and entertainment icon Priscilla Presley will sit down for an in-depth look behind the scenes of this comedy classic.

Click the link for tickets ($20)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120

SF – Hail to the King

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Bruce Campbell and moderator Patton Oswalt host a screening at the Castro Theatre on Saturday February 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm!

Press Release:

Klaatu…Barada…Necktie? All hail the king of indie cult horror comedies and one of the just-plain-coolest actors around, the inimitable Bruce Campbell: star and co-producer of the Evil Dead series of films; star of Bubba Ho-Tep; best-selling author of If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor and Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way; and current co-star of the runaway hit Burn Notice, USA Network’s #1 show. Join Bruce for a rollicking onstage conversation with his friend and recent Burn Notice guest star Patton Oswalt, followed by a screening of Sam Raimi’s much-loved Army of Darkness. Come get some.

Click the link for tickets ($25)

Presented by SF Sketchfest

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 621-6120