The national and local film markets seem to’ve shriveled this week in the face of that smiley-faced behemoth (look for a profile of SA’s own Watchmen star, Jackie Earle Haley, our take on the original graphic novel, and a review of the film itself — or just open the book to any page at random, and odds are it’s there) but, there are a few film options of the non-caped persuasion.
After several false starts, the Santikos Bijou (santikos.com/bijou.html) claims to be — totally for real this time, guys — screening Steven Soderbergh’s controversially lengthy Che beginning Friday. Probably.
If the possibility of watching Benicio Del Torro pretend to be that T-shirt dude for four hours has got you antsy for giant cigars and olive combat fatigues, head to Artpace (artpace.org) Thursday, March 5 for a free screening of Soy Cuba, director Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1964 documentary about the Cuban revolution.
And after hosting a series of free, city-sponsored screenings at HemisFair park, the folks at Slab Cinema (slabcinema.com) have returned to their roots — projecting public-domain films behind La Tuna (100 Probandt), beginning 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, with Long John Silver’s Return to Treasure Island.