The Hollywood Theatre takes Women's History Month seriously dedicating an entire month of programming to what they're terming Feminist March. Marketing manager Joe Bolenbaugh says, "The goal of Feminist March is to celebrate the contributions that women have made, and continue to make, to the film industry, while acknowledging the ongoing need for intersectional advocacy on behalf of marginalized voices, specifically trans and nonbinary filmmakers and filmmakers of color." We say yes to that, and here are five of our don't miss favorites on the big screen this month.
7:00 p.m. Fri, Mar 6, 2020, Hollywood Theater, $9
Watch a trio (played Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, and Tara Reid) as they go from tiny pop punk band to the most famous band on earth thanks to super-villain record exec Fiona (Parker Posey). But something is dreadfully wrong and the band will have to figure out how to save the world. See comedy legends Alan Cumming and Missi Pyle pizazz it up, with a soundtrack from Letters to Cleo’s Kay Hanley.
7:00 p.m. Sat, Mar 14, 2020, Hollywood Theater, $9
Hollywood’s 'Isn’t She Great' series opens with a bonus stand-up set from Becky Braunstein (Netflix, Becky with the Good Jokes) pre-show. Then watch Reese Witherspoon as ultimate Type A student Tracy Flick as she runs for high school class president. To win she’ll have to rail against her teacher Mr. McAllister (Matthew Broderick) and her opposing jock candidate Paul (Chris Klein).
7:30 p.m. Mon, Mar 16, 2020, Hollywood Theater, $9
Charlize Theron brings new meaning to the word badass as she play Imperator Furiosa escaping from the bad, bad Immortan Joe, guiding his enslaved wives to safety through an intense, can’t-breathe chase across the desert. The jaw-dropping chase sequence was edited by Margaret Sixel who won an Oscar for her work on the film.
9:30 p.m. Fri, Mar 20, 2020, Hollywood Theater, $10
In celebration of drag clown Carla Rossi’s Queer Horror series fifth anniversary, the Hollywood presents The Lure. The festivities open with an all musical pre-show from Rossi then turning to the film directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska and featuring music by Barbara and Zuzanna Wronska. The Lure’s relatable plot focuses on two man-eating mermaids who end up as as the main act in a questionable 1980s Warsaw cabaret.
7:00 p.m. Fri, Mar 27, 2020, Hollywood Theater, $9
The Fashion in Film series (disclosure: I'm the host of FIF) brings you Grey Gardens, 45 years after its debut. We’ll pay tribute to Little Edie's revolutionary style with trivia and prizes. The breakthrough documentary follows Jackie-O’s cousins “Big Edie” and “Little Edie” Bouvier Beale. Once at the peak of society, now the two wander about their deteriorating estate singing, sharing food with raccoons, and being the first reality show to draw in a nation with their quirky and lovable personalities.