Battle Royale (1990; NR, but not recommended for children under 16; Japanese, with English subtitles, 114mins.) is one of the most challenging and controversial films ever made… and is The Hunger Games, Lost, and Survivor mixed together, ramped up to a fever pitch. An instant classic in Japan upon release in 1990, it’s the story of how, in the future, as a way of keeping their youth in line, the Japanese government yearly captures a random class of ninth-grade students, drops them on an island, and it’s survival of the fittest…helps if you know how to use a cross-bow or semi-automatic rifle. Given three days to off your classmates and survive…how would you do? Battle Royale is based on the shockwave novel by Koushun Takami — we’ll be raffling off a copy at the movie night!
6:00PM – doors and cash bar open
7:00PM – event starts – Raffle for cool schwag, and as always, FREE POPCORN!
$5-$10 donation at the door — AND cash bar and tips — benefits Variety Children’s Charity of Northern California — to date, we’ve helped raise over $30,000 for the kids in our community! Learn more here!
The Variety Preview Room Theatre
The Hobart Bldg., 1st Floor — entrance between Quiznos and Citibank
582 Market Street @ 2nd and Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94104
Don’t Drive — BART/MUNI Montgomery Street station is right at our front door, and parking in San Francisco sucks!!! Street parking ($3.50 per hour) is metered M-Sat., til 6PM; find a parking garage here.