First show: June 05

DocFest2014logoThe film festival that provides a manageable amount of the truth.

Thursday June 5- Thursday, June 19, 2014

13th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival: June 5-19, 2014 at Roxie Theater (SF) and the Oakland School for the Arts Black Box Theater at 530 19th St at Telegraph

SF DocFest is an annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Since 2001, this two week-long event has brought the most weird and wonderful aspects of real life to the big screen.

“Docfest offers a zippy blend of politics, music, social issues and youth-oriented subcultures. The good news is that DocFest promotes documentaries as a vibrant, irreverent form of entertainment to a younger demographic, blasting the notion of educational films to smithereens. There’s no room for anything approximating — watch it, I’m about to blaspheme – the obsessively measured and utterly somnambulant musings of Ken Burns.” – Michael Fox, KQED


Welcome to the 13th SF Documentary Festival!

DocFest is proud to welcome two notable film programmers to the festival: Jennifer Morris and Chris Metzler, who were responsible for curating two weeks’ worth of great nonfiction film. Given that this genre grows bigger and better every year, it’s a difficult job! Every film that made the cut this year has something special to offer, but in order to single out particular excellence in documentary film, we’re pleased to announce the creation of DocFest’sVanguard Award, and its first recipient Robert Greene, who will be at the festival to talk about his critically-acclaimed hybrid docs. The fest also expands this year to two weekends in Oakland at the OSA Black Box Theater at 19th and Telegraph. And to keep the festival Festive, we have 5 parties planned plus a discount on beers at Gestalt during the festival ($1 off with your ticket stub), so you have a place to go and talk movies after the screenings. We couldn’t put this fest on without our partners, sponsors, volunteers, and YOU, the documentary film lovers of the SF Bay Area. See you at the Festival!  – Jeff Ross, Doer Of Things & Founder/Director SF IndieFest/DocFest

Founder/Director Jeff Ross; Director of Programming Jennifer Morris; Associate Programmer Chris Metzler; House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator Catie Roads; House Managers Holly Roach; Production Assistance Nina Ramos, George Kaskanlian; Development Nadja Mark; Website Design Adam Harvie, Kier-la Janisse; Box Office Box Cubed; Publicity Larsen & Associates; Graphic Design studio1500

If you look forward to SF DocFest every year, please consider donating to support the festival: sfindie.com/donate.  SF IndieFest is a 501c3 non profit arts organization.

SF DocFest 2014 Opening Night Film “ACTRESS” and VIP Reception

The 13th SF DocFest will open on June 5th with Robert Greene’s new film ACTRESS, which follows Brandy Burre, an actress who gave up her role in HBO’s “The Wire” to start a family in upstate New York. After playing the role of wife and mother, Burre decided to re-enter the acting business. The film will play as part of a retrospective of Robert Greene’s earlier work. Prior to the opening night screening of ACTRESS, a VIP reception will be hosted at the Brava Theater and followed by a post-film opening night party with Robert Greene in attendance.


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