In Wes Craven's classic slasher film, several Midwestern teenagers fall prey to Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), a disfigured midnight mangler who preys on the teenagers in their dreams -- which, in turn, kills them in reality. After investigating the phenomenon, Nancy (Heather Langenkamp) begins to suspect that a dark secret kept by her and her friends' parents may be the key to unraveling the mystery, but can Nancy and her boyfriend Glen (Johnny Depp) solve the puzzle before it's too late?
Two Oakland artists, Pancho Peskador, a Chilean studio painter, and Desi Mundo, a Chicago-born aerosol artist, form an unlikely partnership to tackle their most ambitious project to date, a four-story mural in the heart of downtown Oakland. Their site is situated at a unique intersection where Chinese and Afro-Diasporic communities face the imminent threat of displacement and gentrification. Q&A with filmmakers and invited guests in a panel discussion following the screening.
Kelli Dillon files a lawsuit after doctors perform an unauthorized hysterectomy on her while she is in prison. Q&A with filmmakers and invited guests in a panel discussion following the screening. This screening is co-presented by the Berkeley Film Foundation.
It's Spoopy Season and The Bootleg Brothers (?) ~ Beatrix LaHaine & Mama Celeste~ are back for a special movie viewing party known as BODY GAG! You've heard the commentary from the peanut gallery and we know you want MORE! We talk through the most Gaggy parts of a movie and really immerse you into the moment. No Spoilers, but the movie we'll be viewing is about a certain GOOD GUY going on a wild ride with his BRIDE. Maybe even have a few CHUCKles with us on this viewing, yeah? Hehe
Cereal Cinema is the New Parkway's Saturday morning offering of family-friendly fun, accompanied by an all-you-can-eat cereal bar. We'll have classic cartoons from decades past on the screen, none announced until the actual show, but all of a PG or G equivalency.
Doom returns to The New Parkway this August! Sleepbomb is bringing back their epic original doom score to the classic sword, sandal and sorcery - 1984's CONAN THE BARBARIAN starring Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role he was born to play. Learn the Riddle of Steel and experience CONAN as never before! These are the only 2020 East Bay performances of this score and they will sell out! (Note - CONAN includes original dialog and sound effects.)
When firefighters form a motorcycle club to cope with the effects of PTSD. This special screening will include a post-film discussion with director/ producer Panayioti Yannitsos as well as guest stars from the documentary, Ret. Captain Erik Bjarnason and Training Captain Bill Shokar.
Don't miss a minute of the action as the hometown Warriors take on the Los Angeles Lakers. We'll have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen with no shortage of great food and drink to go along with your favorite basketball team. Go Warriors!
Where did we get the popular image of Satan, with his goat horns and fiery red skin? In this captivating historical documentary, art historian Alastair Sooke investigates the Devil's remarkable transformation - from fallen angel to terrifying demon - in medieval art.
Black Terminus AR is producing a bi-monthly live docuseries / augmented reality magazine on Black Art and the Black Cultural archive. Hosted at the New Parkway Theatre in Oakland, Into the Archives--think "Inside the Actors Studio" meets “Fresh Air”/”Finding Your Roots”--is a program where Black artists and practitioners showcase their journeys through the lens of archival family photos, historic collections, and their own particular brand of artistic or cultural expression in conversation with Damien McDuffie. October's Guest Speaker: Mama Charlotte Oneal, internationally known Black Panther in exile in Arusha, Tanzania. She will be traveling here for the 55th and we would talk about the artistic Black Panther compound that she has been running since 1970. She runs, UAACC in Arusha and we recently augmented the murals on her compound.
From the New Parkway and COAMB comes Movie Mixtape! Each month a local band/performer curates a “playlist” of scenes from classic films and intersperses their own live performance in between. This month, bringing movie mixtape back is none other than Cougars on a Meth Binge! Come show this band some love!
Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV's of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates — unborn souls — arrive at Will's to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will...
A truffle hunter who lives alone in the Oregonian wilderness must return to his past in Portland in search of his beloved foraging pig after she is kidnapped.
Don't miss a minute of the action as the Raiders take on the Broncos in an AFC West battle. We'll have all the blood, sweat, and cheers on the giant silver screen with no shortage of great food and drink to go along with a seemingly renewed Commitment to Excellence.
PG-13for mature thematic content, strong language including racial epithets, violence, suggestive material, and smoking.
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Dawn grows up in the shadow of a nuclear power plant. In high school, while her biology class studies evolution, she realizes she may have a hidden curse, an "adaptation." She lives with her mom, step-father, and hard-edged step-brother. She likes Tobey, a guy at school, and he likes her. She takes a pledge to remain chaste until marriage, so they date in groups, watch G-rated films, and don't kiss, but the power of teen hormones is great, so temptation beckons. Dawn has an admirer in Ryan, and when when things have an unexpected twist with Tobey, she turns to Ryan for help. Will he be her mythical hero and rescue her? Or can she find her way as her own hero, turning the curse into an asset?
“Evil is a participatory phenomenon. It counts on participation to be successful. The option you have is to withdraw your participation. From there it’s all liberation, whatever the cost.” - David Harris in The Boys Who Said NO! The Boys Who Said NO! is the first documentary film to profile the young men and women who actively opposed the military draft in order to end the Vietnam War. The film shows how their personal and collective acts of nonviolent resistance, risking arrest and imprisonment for up to 5 years, were a critical part of the antiwar movement, intensifying opposition to the war and eventually forcing an end to both conscription and the war. Q&A with filmmakers and invited guests in a panel discussion following the screening.
Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk , a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a military colonel. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning a World Series of poker tournament. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.
A visiting actress in Washington, D.C., notices dramatic and dangerous changes in the behavior and physical make-up of her 12-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, a young priest at nearby Georgetown University begins to doubt his faith while dealing with his mother's terminal sickness. And, book-ending the story, a frail, elderly priest recognizes the necessity for a show-down with an old demonic enemy.
Rfor violence, some sexuality and graphic nudity.
An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, "The Green Knight" tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men. Gawain contends with ghosts, giants, thieves, and schemers in what becomes a deeper journey to define his character and prove his worth in the eyes of his family and kingdom by facing the ultimate challenger. From visionary filmmaker David Lowery comes a fresh and bold spin on a classic tale from the knights of the round table.
Rfor some violence/disturbing images, and language including some sexual references.
Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of a presence in the house calling to her, beckoning her with a ghostly allure. Against the advice of her friends, she begins digging into her husband’s belongings, yearning for answers. What she finds are secrets both strange and disturbing – a mystery she’s determined to unravel.
From real-life friends Annie Clark (a.k.a. GRAMMY award-winning recording and touring artist St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney) comes the metafictional account of two creative forces banding together to make a documentary about St. Vincent’s music, touring life, and on-stage persona. But they quickly discover unpredictable forces lurking within subject and filmmaker that threaten to derail the friendship, the project, and the duo’s creative lives.
Rfor strong sexual content and language throughout, graphic nudity, and violence including a sexual assault.
Zola (newcomer Taylour Paige), a Detroit waitress, strikes up a new friendship with a customer, Stefani (Riley Keough), who seduces her to join a weekend of dancing and partying in Florida. What at first seems like a glamorous trip full of “hoeism” rapidly transforms into a 48-hour journey involving a nameless pimp, an idiot boyfriend, some Tampa gangsters and other unexpected adventures in this wild, see-it-to-believe-it tale.