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Friday, August 5 - Thursday, August 11
Nightly 7:00 & 9:00. Wed, Sat & Sun mats. at (2:00) & 4:30

OR (My Treasure)

Dana Ivgy headlines this powerful drama which earned her the Israeli Oscar for Best Actress. With sometimes graphic intimacy, Or takes us inside the private lives of working-class mother Ruthie and her daughter Or (whose name means "light" in Hebrew). Or tries desperately to convince her mother to stop working as a prostitute, but after 20 years in the business, Ruthie finds her options narrowing. She tries to get a cleaning job with a middle-class lady whose condescending attitude might turn even the most chaste woman to hooking. The film adeptly juxtaposes Or's life as a teenager with her poignant attempts to have a quiet family life with her single mom. Compelling and sad, Ivgy's portrayal of an Israeli teenage girl down on her luck draws us into her hopes that her mother just might change. Or is an achingly intense look at intimacy between a mother and daughter, with top-notch performances by two of Israel's most dynamic actors. For more info, log onto KinoInternational.com. With: Ronit Elkabetz, Dana Ivgy, Meshar Cohen, Katia Zimbris and Shmuel Edelman. Directed by Keren Yedaya. Screenplay by Keren Yedaya and Sari Ezouz. Cinematography by Laurent Brunet. In Israeli with English subtitles. Israel. 35mm. 2004. 100mins. Nightly 7:00 & 9:00. Wed, Sat & Sun mats. at (2:00) & 4:30.

Winner of Camera d’Or, Cannes 2004
Winner of the grand prix- Critic's Week, Cannes 2004
Wolgin award for Best Film, Best Actress,
Jerusalem Film Festival, 2004

"Remarkable." -- Stuart Klawans, The Nation


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, August 5 - Thursday, August 11
Nightly at 6:45. Sat & Sun. matinees at (2:00).

Occupation Dreamland is a stunningly candid portrait of a squad of the US Army's 82nd Airborne deployed in the doomed Iraqi city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A collective study of the squad unfolds as they cope with an environment of low-intensity conflict and confusion creeping steadily towards catastrophe. Through the squad's activities, OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND provides a vital glimpse into the last days of Falluja before a final series of assaults began in the spring of 2004 that effectively destroyed the city. The result is a revealing, sometimes surprising look at Army life, combat operations and the complexity of America's war in the 21st century. For much more info, log onto operationdreamland.com Dir: Garrett Scott & Ian Olds. 2005. 78 mins. Nightly at 6:45. Sat & Sun. matinees at (2:00).










"An essential movie, and one of the year’s very best"
-- Scott Wilonsky, SF Weekly.
"Powerful" -- Scott Tobias, The Onion.
"Timeless and tragic." -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.
"Powerful" -- David Lamble, B.A.R.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, August 5 - Thursday, August 11
Nightly at 8:15 with additional Sat. & Sun. matinees at 3:30.
Special Admission: $10.00. Senior Admission: $6:00.

SF Indie Fest presents
The Power of Nightmares
The Rise of the Politics of Fear

SF Indie Fest presents this uncut, BBC series of documentary films about how fear has come to dominate politics not only in America, but throughout the world, and how much of that fear is based on illusion. The films tell the story of the rise of today’s nightmare vision of a hidden, organized network of terror and show clearly how much of that threat has been distorted and exaggerated by politicians. In an age disillusioned with optimistic political visions of the future, politicians have stumbled on a new force that can restore their power and authority, the fear of a hidden and organized web of evil which they can protect their people from. These films show how that fantasy was created, and why, by telling an epic story that starts in America in 1949 and ends in the present day. At the heart of the story are two groups, the American Neoconservatives and the Radical Islamists. Both these groups were idealists born out of the failure of the post-war liberal optimism, and both had very similar explanations for why that failure had occurred. Both groups did change the world, but not in the way either intended. Their actions over the last thirty years have led to today’s strange fantasy of fear which has spread through all levels of government, the security services and the international media. A fantasy that no-one questions because those with the darkest nightmares have become the most powerful. England. 2004. Runningtime: 180 minutes. ADMISSION=$10.00. $6.00 for 65 & over. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:15 with additional Sat. & Sun. matinees at 3:30.

"Adam Curtis has created a controversial, myth-shattering three-part BBC series to top his magnificent Century of the Self… It is necessary for every citizen to see The Power of Nightmares—and probably more than once...The most important documentary of the year."
- David Thomson.

"THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES would warrant an Oscar if the academy gave awards for a documentary collection that explains current events in a provocative, enlightening and (yes) entertaining way... It's like a brilliant piece in the Atlantic Monthly that's thankfully come to cinematic life. " -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.

"Arguably the most important film about the "war on terrorism" since the events of September 11." -- Peter Bergen, The Nation.

"A superb, eye-opening and often absurdly funny deconstruction of the myths and realities of global terrorism" -- Scott Foundas, Variety

"Highly detailed, scrupulously researched, and littered with revealing interviews, it derives a great deal of its impact from an idiosyncratic collage of archival footage, television clips, and excerpts from old movies." -- Chris Darke, Film Comment

"A three-hour tour de force." -- Gregg Rickman, SF Weekly.

'Gunsmoke' and Mirrors -- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian.

Feign of Terror -- Adam Curtis, Village Voice


Friday, August 12 - Thursday, August 18
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at 2:00 & 4:00.
Also at the California in Berkeley and Boulevard in Petaluma.

11:14

11:14 tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14 p.m. It’s a sort of musical chairs with a corpse, with the structurally intriguing storytelling style of MEMENTO and RUN LOLA RUN. The story starts at - 11:14p.m. - one evening with a young man named Jack who is driving down the freeway, on his way to a rendezvous with his girlfriend. His car hits a body at that moment. Thinking he killed him, Jack tries to hide the body. From there, we backtrack to follow the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge and become party to Jack’s hitting the body at 11:14 pm. Writer-Director Greg Marck's viper's nest of a story is riveting every step of the way. Tearing through the non-stop action and macabre humour is a cast that includes Henry Thomas, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Swayze, Hilary Swank, Shawn Hatosy and Rachel Leigh Cook. The cast carries off the film's brain-teasing intrigue with panache. Swank, her teeth wreathed in braces, is strangely sweet as a night shift cashier; Thomas pulls us immediately into the story as a regular joe having a very bad night; Swayze is a wonderful study of bewilderment and middle-aged banality. Marcks recounts the events of the night from various points of view, the story becoming more complex and fascinating with each segment. Just as we think we understand how the incidents are connected, Marcks adds another piece to the puzzle and changes our perspective once again. The tautness of Marcks's script admirably characterizes Middleton as a hermetically sealed small town and the story's perpetually entertaining twists and turns whip past at breakneck speed. Official Site. Dir: Greg Marcks. 35mm. 2004. 85 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at 2:00 & 4:00.

"Entertaining... an inventive, black comedy...infused throughout with a mischievous and bleak sense of humor.
-- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle
"A dark, comic romp… a masterpiece. At the heart of it is wirter/director Greg Marcks, who masterfully brings it all together"
-- W. Andrew Powell, The Gate.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, August 12 - Thursday, August 18
Nightly at 6:45. Sat & Sun. matinees at (2:00).

Occupation Dreamland is a stunningly candid portrait of a squad of the US Army's 82nd Airborne deployed in the doomed Iraqi city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A collective study of the squad unfolds as they cope with an environment of low-intensity conflict and confusion creeping steadily towards catastrophe. Through the squad's activities, OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND provides a vital glimpse into the last days of Falluja before a final series of assaults began in the spring of 2004 that effectively destroyed the city. The result is a revealing, sometimes surprising look at Army life, combat operations and the complexity of America's war in the 21st century. For much more info, log onto operationdreamland.com Dir: Garrett Scott & Ian Olds. 2005. 78 mins. Nightly at 6:45. Sat & Sun. matinees at (2:00).










"An essential movie, and one of the year’s very best"
-- Scott Wilonsky, SF Weekly.
"Powerful" -- Scott Tobias, The Onion.
"Timeless and tragic." -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.
"Powerful" -- David Lamble, B.A.R.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, August 12 - Thursday, August 18
Nightly at 8:15 with additional Sat. & Sun. matinees at 3:30.
Special Admission: $10.00. Senior Admission: $6:00.

SF Indie Fest presents
The Power of Nightmares
The Rise of the Politics of Fear

SF Indie Fest presents this uncut, BBC series of documentary films about how fear has come to dominate politics not only in America, but throughout the world, and how much of that fear is based on illusion. The films tell the story of the rise of today’s nightmare vision of a hidden, organized network of terror and show clearly how much of that threat has been distorted and exaggerated by politicians. In an age disillusioned with optimistic political visions of the future, politicians have stumbled on a new force that can restore their power and authority, the fear of a hidden and organized web of evil which they can protect their people from. These films show how that fantasy was created, and why, by telling an epic story that starts in America in 1949 and ends in the present day. At the heart of the story are two groups, the American Neoconservatives and the Radical Islamists. Both these groups were idealists born out of the failure of the post-war liberal optimism, and both had very similar explanations for why that failure had occurred. Both groups did change the world, but not in the way either intended. Their actions over the last thirty years have led to today’s strange fantasy of fear which has spread through all levels of government, the security services and the international media. A fantasy that no-one questions because those with the darkest nightmares have become the most powerful. England. 2004. Runningtime: 180 minutes. ADMISSION=$10.00. $6.00 for 65 & over. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:15 with additional Sat. & Sun. matinees at 3:30.

"Adam Curtis has created a controversial, myth-shattering three-part BBC series to top his magnificent Century of the Self… It is necessary for every citizen to see The Power of Nightmares—and probably more than once...The most important documentary of the year."
- David Thomson.

"THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES would warrant an Oscar if the academy gave awards for a documentary collection that explains current events in a provocative, enlightening and (yes) entertaining way... It's like a brilliant piece in the Atlantic Monthly that's thankfully come to cinematic life. " -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.

"Arguably the most important film about the "war on terrorism" since the events of September 11." -- Peter Bergen, The Nation.

"A superb, eye-opening and often absurdly funny deconstruction of the myths and realities of global terrorism" -- Scott Foundas, Variety

"Highly detailed, scrupulously researched, and littered with revealing interviews, it derives a great deal of its impact from an idiosyncratic collage of archival footage, television clips, and excerpts from old movies." -- Chris Darke, Film Comment

"A three-hour tour de force." -- Gregg Rickman, SF Weekly.

'Gunsmoke' and Mirrors -- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian.

Feign of Terror -- Adam Curtis, Village Voice


Friday, August 19 - Thursday, August 25
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at 2:00 & 4:00.

11:14

11:14 tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14 p.m. It’s a sort of musical chairs with a corpse, with the structurally intriguing storytelling style of MEMENTO and RUN LOLA RUN. The story starts at - 11:14p.m. - one evening with a young man named Jack who is driving down the freeway, on his way to a rendezvous with his girlfriend. His car hits a body at that moment. Thinking he killed him, Jack tries to hide the body. From there, we backtrack to follow the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge and become party to Jack’s hitting the body at 11:14 pm. Writer-Director Greg Marck's viper's nest of a story is riveting every step of the way. Tearing through the non-stop action and macabre humour is a cast that includes Henry Thomas, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Swayze, Hilary Swank, Shawn Hatosy and Rachel Leigh Cook. The cast carries off the film's brain-teasing intrigue with panache. Swank, her teeth wreathed in braces, is strangely sweet as a night shift cashier; Thomas pulls us immediately into the story as a regular joe having a very bad night; Swayze is a wonderful study of bewilderment and middle-aged banality. Marcks recounts the events of the night from various points of view, the story becoming more complex and fascinating with each segment. Just as we think we understand how the incidents are connected, Marcks adds another piece to the puzzle and changes our perspective once again. The tautness of Marcks's script admirably characterizes Middleton as a hermetically sealed small town and the story's perpetually entertaining twists and turns whip past at breakneck speed. Official Site. Dir: Greg Marcks. 35mm. 2004. 85 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at 2:00 & 4:00.

"Entertaining... an inventive, black comedy...infused throughout with a mischievous and bleak sense of humor.
-- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle
"A dark, comic romp… a masterpiece. At the heart of it is wirter/director Greg Marcks, who masterfully brings it all together"
-- W. Andrew Powell, The Gate.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, August 19 - Thursday, August 25
Nightly at 6:45. Sat & Sun. matinees at (2:00).

Occupation Dreamland is a stunningly candid portrait of a squad of the US Army's 82nd Airborne deployed in the doomed Iraqi city of Falluja during the winter of 2004. A collective study of the squad unfolds as they cope with an environment of low-intensity conflict and confusion creeping steadily towards catastrophe. Through the squad's activities, OCCUPATION: DREAMLAND provides a vital glimpse into the last days of Falluja before a final series of assaults began in the spring of 2004 that effectively destroyed the city. The result is a revealing, sometimes surprising look at Army life, combat operations and the complexity of America's war in the 21st century. For much more info, log onto operationdreamland.com Dir: Garrett Scott & Ian Olds. 2005. 78 mins. Nightly at 6:45. Sat & Sun. matinees at (2:00).










"An essential movie, and one of the year’s very best"
-- Scott Wilonsky, SF Weekly.
"Powerful" -- Scott Tobias, The Onion.
"Timeless and tragic." -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.
"Powerful" -- David Lamble, B.A.R.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, August 19 - Thursday, August 25
Nightly at 8:15 with additional Sat. & Sun. matinees at 3:30.
Special Admission: $10.00. Senior Admission: $6:00.

SF Indie Fest presents
The Power of Nightmares
The Rise of the Politics of Fear

SF Indie Fest presents this uncut, BBC series of documentary films about how fear has come to dominate politics not only in America, but throughout the world, and how much of that fear is based on illusion. The films tell the story of the rise of today’s nightmare vision of a hidden, organized network of terror and show clearly how much of that threat has been distorted and exaggerated by politicians. In an age disillusioned with optimistic political visions of the future, politicians have stumbled on a new force that can restore their power and authority, the fear of a hidden and organized web of evil which they can protect their people from. These films show how that fantasy was created, and why, by telling an epic story that starts in America in 1949 and ends in the present day. At the heart of the story are two groups, the American Neoconservatives and the Radical Islamists. Both these groups were idealists born out of the failure of the post-war liberal optimism, and both had very similar explanations for why that failure had occurred. Both groups did change the world, but not in the way either intended. Their actions over the last thirty years have led to today’s strange fantasy of fear which has spread through all levels of government, the security services and the international media. A fantasy that no-one questions because those with the darkest nightmares have become the most powerful. England. 2004. Runningtime: 180 minutes. ADMISSION=$10.00. $6.00 for 65 & over. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:15 with additional Sat. & Sun. matinees at 3:30.

"Adam Curtis has created a controversial, myth-shattering three-part BBC series to top his magnificent Century of the Self… It is necessary for every citizen to see The Power of Nightmares—and probably more than once...The most important documentary of the year."
- David Thomson.

"THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES would warrant an Oscar if the academy gave awards for a documentary collection that explains current events in a provocative, enlightening and (yes) entertaining way... It's like a brilliant piece in the Atlantic Monthly that's thankfully come to cinematic life. " -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.

"Arguably the most important film about the "war on terrorism" since the events of September 11." -- Peter Bergen, The Nation.

"A superb, eye-opening and often absurdly funny deconstruction of the myths and realities of global terrorism" -- Scott Foundas, Variety

"Highly detailed, scrupulously researched, and littered with revealing interviews, it derives a great deal of its impact from an idiosyncratic collage of archival footage, television clips, and excerpts from old movies." -- Chris Darke, Film Comment

"A three-hour tour de force." -- Gregg Rickman, SF Weekly.

'Gunsmoke' and Mirrors -- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian.

Feign of Terror -- Adam Curtis, Village Voice


A State of Mind

Friday, August 26 - Thursday, September 1
Nightly: 6, 8 & 10 Sat, Sun & Wed. mats at 2 & 4.


"You have to understand, no one has ever been allowed to see, let alone film, what you are witnessing" - North Korean advisor to film crew


A STATE OF MIND follows two North Korean schoolgirls and their families in the lead up to the Mass Games — the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth — and in the process reveals more of North Korea than ever before. Following on from the 2002 award winning documentary The Game of Their Lives,VeryMuchSo productions was granted permission from the North Korean film authorities to make a second documentary: an observational film following two young gymnasts, 13 year old Pak Hyon Sun and 11 year old Kim Song Yun, and their families for over eight months in the lead up to the Mass Games—involving a cast of thousands in a choreographed socialist realism spectacular—the biggest and most elaborate human performance on earth. A STATE OF MIND provides a rare glimpse into what is one of the world’s least known societies. North Korea is sealed off from outside influences. It borders China and Russia to the north, and to the south there is a 4km wide impenetrable border with South Korea. A State of Mind The country follows its own communist ideals, a strict philosophy known as the Juche Idea wrapped around the worship of the Kim dynasty – Kim Il Sung, their Eternal President who died in 1994 but remains Head of State, and his son and successor, Kim Jong Il, known as the General. The crew began filming in February 2003 with unique access to the two families’ day to day life from home, at work in the city and countryside—a remarkable insight into a part of North Korean society never before allowed. As their Korean minder explained “you have to understand, no one has ever been allowed to see, let alone film, what you are witnessing”.A State of Mind Western eyes, for the very first time, have a unique insight into North Korean society, its people, its way of life, and its total devotion to their leader and ruler, Kim Jong Il. See the trailer. Directed by Daniel Gordon. North Korea, U.K. In English and Korean with English Subtitles. 2004. Running time: 93 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00. Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at 2:00 & 4:00.

"A rare and often chilling glimpse into the culture of North Korea, the world's least visited country."-- New York Times.

"State of Mind is an eye-opener ... Gordon reveals what it's like to live in North Korea today." -- Ed Gonzalez, Slate Magazine.

"3 1/2 Stars! (Out of 4 Stars!) A portrait of the power of power."
-- John Anderson, Newsday. "


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