NEWS: Spend a special night of your USEFUL LIFE at the Castro Theatre!

GFI presents Federico Veiroj’s cineaste classic at San Francisco’s historic theatre, and then makes the film available online exclusively on Fandor!

The last time I made it out to the beautiful Castro Theatre was a little over a year ago, for a special screening of a newly restored 70mm print (!) of Hitchcock’s Vertigo (the Castro is the only San Francisco venue equipped to project this format). I know, I know… It’s a complete shame that I haven’t frequented the theatre more often, and I really have no excuse (other than the fact that I work too much, live in a not-so-convenient suburb, and have a rambunctious one-and-a half year-old at home). I mean, come on, it’s the CASTRO – San Francisco’s famous, historic movie palace – and it’s right in my backyard!

A USEFUL LIFE screens at the Castro Theatre on August 16th

Well, that all changes in a few weeks because on Thursday, August 16th, the Castro – as part of its month-long celebration of the theatre’s 90th anniversary – is screening Federico Veiroj’s still-wonderful A USEFUL LIFE. There’s no way I’m missing the chance to see this new classic in such a perfectly appropriate setting, and you shouldn’t either. And although the August calendar hasn’t yet been released, I can tell you that the film will be shown as part of a double feature along with Giuseppe Tornatore’s Cinema Paradiso. Don’t miss it (or the organ player)!

“But Jeremy,” you might be wondering, “as amazing as this all sounds, what if there’s just no possible way I can make it out to the theatre that night?” Well, fear not, friend… We’re also pleased as punch to announce that beginning on Friday, August 17th, A USEFUL LIFE will be available to watch online exclusively on Fandor! Do you have an Internet connection? Do you love great independent and international films? Then, oh my, check out Fandor this instant and consider your life changed forever.

A USEFUL LIFE available online exclusively on Fandor, beginning August 17th

Many thanks to our new friend Keith Arnold (the Castro’s General Manager) and longtime friend-of-GFI Jonathan Marlow (Fandor Founder and VP Content Development & Acquisitions) for making this all possible. You’ll soon be seeing many more Global Lens films available via Fandor, and if you happen to be in San Francisco next month, come to the Castro and check out Veiroj’s perfect, unassuming film at one of the most incredible arthouse cinemas in – I’m not exaggerating – the world. We’ll all be there!

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