First Monday Movies at Excelsior on Monday, April 2, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for this month is Morning Glory (1933, 74 mins) with Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.; directed by Lowell Sherman.

When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.

Katharine Hepburn won the Oscar for Best Actress in only her third movie role in 1933.

Queens, Maidens, Matriarchs: The African Woman in the de Young on Saturday, March 31, 3:30-5pm

African women are honored for many things: for their unending toil; for mothering the next generation and nourishing the group; for upholding tradition and protecting belief. Artists over the centuries have celebrated their beauty and power. This slide lecture presents women of past and present, those who honored tradition and those who are leading the way to equality, freedom and justice.

Please join us for this Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco slide show and lecture in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

Excelsior Film Fest Short Film Series, Tuesday, March 20, 7-8:30pm

The Excelsior Film Festival Short Film Series is a monthly event showcasing short films by local and independent film artists.

This month's special feature is Waqaynan. Director Ariel Soto will be our special guest for the Q&A session.

The Tinku is a controversial and violent ritual that divides the Quechua community of Piruani. Some of the natives believe this celebration goes against their Christian beliefs and prosperity. Others believe in the deep cultural tradition that celebrates nature through personal sacrifice. The blood in the Tinku is a sublime act.

Ariel Soto has produced, written and directed independent films covering a variety of cultural and social subjects. His work has been screened at international film festivals.

 7-7:30pm Film for general audience
 7:30-7:45pm Intermission 7:45-8:30pm PG13 film

 Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

First Monday Movies at Excelsior on Monday, March 5, 6:30-8:30pm

The movie for this month is Morocco with Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper, directed by Josef von Sternberg.  A cabaret singer arrives in Morocco and continues her wicked career by enslaving all the men in sight, until she finally falls in love.

Morocco was nominated for Best Actress (Marlene Dietrich), Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography in 1930 but lost out to Marie Dressler in Min and Bill, Cimarron and Tabu. Watch the movie and decide for yourself if it deserved and Oscar or not!