Current & Upcoming Films
35¢ and a Dream / Making Christmas
Hope to see you all there!
3 Short Documentaries by Richard Gutierrez celebrating
the history of his friends and neighbors in San Francisco.
Attendees will be invited to sit on Santa Claus' lap after the screenings and enjoy drinks with us at the Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree House.
All ticket orders and sales are being handled through the Roxie Theater. We have only 150 tickets available for the screenings as indicated below and we want to include everyone, friends and extended families.
Tickets are $15 for all three films.
Special first 6pm show is only $10 but does not include the final film "Sweet Onion Salad"
“35¢ and a Dream” - The Tale of Cliff’s Variety • 2011
Since 1936 Cliffs Variety has sold an array of goods from magazines, cigars, sewing notions, greeting cards, toys and candy. Growing from generation to generation, changing its location and products, Cliff’s Variety has become one of the most unique stores in San Francisco. This is the fascinating story of the Asten family and their knowledgeable employees who continue to provide outstanding customer service to the colorful community of the Castro District.
Filmed during its 75th Year Anniversary. Narrated by Martha J Asten and Kevin Burke. Written by Ernie Asten, Martha Asten, Terry Asten Bennett and Mark Wilson. Soundtrack by Nic Burrose with a special performance by Mark Nieder. 26 Min. Includes the hit song “Everything Is Alright With Me” by Leechboy/ Billy Patrick Available on iTunes.
Watch the trailer here!
“Making Christmas” - The View From The Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree • Revised 2011
Go behind the scenes of a San Francisco holiday tradition. A non-profit dedication to the people of San Francisco which delves into the 20+ year tradition of celebrating the holiday spirit through color, decorations, music, and magic, organized every year by Tom Taylor and Jerome Goldstein. The documentary looks at the process which transforms their Dolores Heights home into a Santa's Village, showcasing their 65ft Norfolk Island Pine tree, which stands at the forefront as giant ornaments and stuffed animals gleefully celebrate the holiday spirit. The Tom and Jerry Christmas Tree in Dolores Heights is truly a San Francisco tradition, and the documentary just stands to acknowledge all of the people of San Francisco for their yearly visits, support, and enjoyment of this non-profit tradition and celebration. “Making Christmas” screened with the 35th Frameline Film Festival. 30 min.
“Anyone who has visited the famed Tom & Jerry Christmas Tree display on 21st Street and wondered, “how the hell did they pull that off?” will adore Making Christmas, a documentary framing the couple who, for more than twenty years, puts together the City's most spectacular holiday display. Making Christmas draws the audience into the history of the glitz with lively commentary from Tom Taylor and Dr. Jerome Goldstein, the unforgettable personalities behind the sparkle”. —ALEX CHOUSA
Watch the trailer here!
ADMISSION = $10.00