COVID Policy at the Grand Illusion Cinema
- Masks required for all. 😷
- Popcorn, sodas, & candy are returning! 🍿
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- We installed filtration capable of removing airborne COVID particles in the auditorium, lobby, and projection booth.
- Why are we doing this? Our aim is to make seeing movies here safe and comfortable for everyone. In addition, the cinema is operated 100% by volunteers and we are trying to keep them healthy!
6:30 pm PDT – Friday, November 4
NARCISSISM FEATURE PROGRAM (105 min) – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
NARCISSISM: The Auto Erotic Images (90 min)
In this debut feature film Toni Karat invited 32 border crossers of all kinds to this beautiful untouched attic of 1929 – in order to explore the intimate view in the mirror, accompanied by photo shoots and interviews about gender, narcissism and self-love.
Plays with the documentary short, Nullo (15 min)
9:00 pm PDT – Friday, November 4
EX FEATURE PROGRAM (100 min) – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Ex (85 min)
A raw portrayal of Berlin’s uniquely hedonistic culture, Ex joins Diana and a carousel of majestic misfits as they indulge in a night of lust, truths and self destruction in the club “confessional”.
Content Warning: depictions of drug use
Plays with Things Among Days (15 min)
12:00 pm PDT – Saturday, November 5
CAPTIVE FEATURE PROGRAM (100 min) – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Captive (92 min)
CAPTIVE, Anoushka’s 4th feature film, offers us an intimate narrative, committed and imbued with great gentleness. Shot before the promulgation of the bio ethics law in France, CAPTIVE addresses strong themes such as mourning, PMA for all, and co-parenting.
Plays with DEAR DOCTOR (4 min)
2:30 pm PDT – Saturday, November 5
STRIKE A POSE SHORT FILM PROGRAM – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Strike a Pose (85 min)
A collection of erotic films inspired by the classical art, literature and mythology. Walk through this garden of earthly delights and you may find inspiration from the muses.
The Beauty of Stigma
5:00 pm PDT – Saturday, November 5
EROTIC GENRES SHORT FILM PROGRAM – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Erotic Genres, Short film program (80 min)
Erotic films come in every genre. In this collection you’ll find comedic parodies, gender fluid science-fiction, a musical, a modern take on 1960s sexploitation, docu-porn, and more. These films will bring laughter and fun and even new perspectives on healing.
Bang Click Bang
Bears with Bananas and Bubbles in Their Boxers
Fudiaks! Tear the Sexes Apart!
The Holey Grail
My Garage, My Rules
Polyamory, the Musical
Sweat of His Cow
8:00 pm PDT, Saturday, November 5
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE BATHS – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Saturday Night at the Baths (82 min)
Newly restored in 4K, David Buckley’s landmark excursion into bisexuality, 70s relationship politics, and the historical importance of gay bathhouse culture is celebrated in his 1975 film Saturday Night at the Baths.
Saturday Night at the Baths will be introduced by writer, artist, and scholar, Greg Youmans. His essays about queer history and experimental cinema have appeared in Camera Obscura, e-flux, Millennium Film Journal, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other journals, anthologies, and exhibition catalogs.
1:30 pm PST, Sunday, November 6
THE LISTENER FEATURE PROGRAM (80 min) – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
The Listener (70 min)
The Listener is a Lust Cinema Original, erotic murder mystery set in London. When Nora (Maisy Taylor) moves into a old Victorian house left to her by an unknown Aunt, she can’t believe her luck but it doesn’t take long for things to turn weird.
Plays after Porn0graHERS: the Women+ Who Make P0rn (9 min)
4:00 pm PST, Sunday, November 6
PUSHING BOUNDARIES SHORT FILM PROGRAM – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Pushing Boundaries, Shorts program (85 min)
Enter into a world of kink, fetish, and BDSM.
Content Warning: Blood, humiliation, and waterboarding.
Blood, Sweat, & Tears
Merci Madame Manon
My Element Water
9 to 5
7:00 pm PST, Sunday, November 6
SPIT & ASHES FEATURE PROGRAM (95 min) – Grand Illusion Cinema – Buy Tickets
Spit & Ashes (92 min)
“Spit and Ashes” is a reimagining of the historical violence waged against women by patriarchal forces in the name of religion, medicine and family.
Plays with Machine (2 min)
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