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Friday, August 4 - Thursday, August 10
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:20. Additional Saturday & Sunday at (2:00) & 4:30. Thurs, 8/10 @ 9:20 only.

The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report

Directed by three-time Emmy award-winning news and film producer Linda Ellman, the film faithfully captures the events of that day and our civilian and government response, whose strengths and weaknesses are outlined in The 9/11 Commission Report. ON NATIVE SOIL On Native Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report, narrated by Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank, includes sit-down interviews with U.S. Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and former U.S. Senator and past 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland. While presenting provocative new details and exclusive interviews, the film focuses on the human side of the largest terrorist assault ever to take place in the United States by examining the treatment of the events that led up to the 9/11 attacks and revealing the efforts by a group of citizens who worked together to ensure that the 9/11 Commission would be convened and information disseminated to the public. As it exposes fatal flaws in the emergency response system that still exist today, ON NATIVE SOIL assembles the most comprehensive collection of visual images associated with 9/11 presented in one film. Official Site. Produced & Directed by Linda Ellman. Narrated by Kevin Costner & Hillary Swank. With Madelenine Albright, Peter Bergen, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Max Cleland, Richard Clarke, Bill Clinton, Liz Glick, Lee Hamilton, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, George Tentet and many more. USA. 2006. Running time: 120 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:20. Additional Saturday & Sunday at (2:00) & 4:30.

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"The film's reach is wide...the survivor stories are riveting"
-- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle.
"Dedstined for a slot in the Library of Congress National Film Registry".
-- Jeffrey Anderson, SF Examiner.


ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 9
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30).

State Of Fear

State of Fear: The Truth About Terrorism

"A cautionary tale for a world involved in a "global war on terror," Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy and Paco de Onis' film examines the topical question of how an open society can balance demands for security with democracy. Building on the findings of the groundbreaking Peruvian Truth Commission, this must-see documentary examines the terror and intimidation inflicted on Peru's innocent civilians by both the Maoist Shining Path and the Fujimori dictatorship ­ leading to the deaths of almost 70,000 civilians ­ beginning with a succinct and compelling history of 20 years of Peruvian politics. At the same time, the film approaches these sweeping events of history with an invaluable human touch, as we hear the voices of the oppressed testifying to their senseless peril at the hands of both the guerrillas, and, soon after, the government-run death squads. An epic journey of one nation's encounter with a "war on terror," State of Fear resonates with intended parallels to the current situation in George W. Bush's United States, another country where official corruption has replaced the rule of law; where a possible threat to national security has been manipulated by a thieving cabal in the name of profit; and, where freedoms continue to be sacrificed in order to combat an enemy, real or imagined. Rather than leaving us with a bitter taste, State of Fear also manages to tell the story of courageous Peruvians who fought to maintain their democracy and persevered in their search for truth and justice." -- Vancouver Film Fest. Directed by Pamela Yates. 2005. Running time: 94 mins. Show times: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30).

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 9
Nightly at 8:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

Russian Dolls

A follow up to international sensation L'Auberge Espagnole, we again meet Xavier (played by Romain Duris of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) who seems dissatisfied with just about everything. An aspiring novelist, his greatest achievement is a co-credit on an over-the-top TV soap. His romantic life is equally disappointing, consisting of one-night stands and unfinished romances. He can seduce beautiful, smart and successful women - but ultimately sabotages even the most promising encounters. A chance meeting could be the answer to both his career slump and love life, but Xavier's lack of direction (and will-power) threatens to turn his good fortune into the ultimate heartbreak. Klapisch works again with many of the same actors who made L'Auberge Espagnole such a worldwide success, including international star Audrey Tautou and Cecile de France, one of France's most popular young stars. This film was a tremendous box office hit in France and nominated for 2 Cesar awards for Best Supporting Actress (Cecile de France and Kelly Reilly) and a Cesar for Best Editing. For more info, log onto ifcfilms.com. Directed by: Cedric Klapisch. With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly. In French with English subtitles. 2005. Running time: 129 mins. 35mm. Show times: Nightly at 8:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

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Saturday, August 5,
Midnight (a monthly series)
$10 at the door, $8 when you bring non-perishable food item(s). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit working to help underserved members of the community.








Crash Cabaret:
Where Queers Collide (Heterosexuals encouraged to apply!) — This month: Villains, Vixens and Vicarious Virgins are explored through VIDEO, MUSIC, DANCE and THEATER collisions.

The word is OUT—EPI's Crash Cabaret is a smash hit… Back by popular demand every first Saturday at The Roxie Theater! This Month: Villains, Vixens and Vicarious Virgins. San Francisco, CA. August 5, 2006. The Experimental Performance Institute (EPI) at New College of California brings Crash Cabaret: Where Queers Collide (heterosexuals encouraged to apply) back to the Roxie Film Center after a recent rousing debut. Local performance mavericks will join forces in all corners of this historic movie-house for one hot hour of collisions between video, music, dance and theater. Fasten your seatbelts, this month's 3-way collision explores Villains, Vixens and Vicarious Virgins, featuring punky performance rock duo Dreamboat, Where Are You?, Stink, formerly of the all girl super band Stink 69, post-STOMP sensation Mina Liccione, Uni and her Ukelele, Jukie: San Francisco's "It Girl" formerly of Fat Bottom Revue, currently with Diamond Daggers, the lip service of Queen Orange Ina (Sade Huron) and Kemme Fatalé (Jared Morgan), the first-ever "tranimation" video by Dylan Vade plus a "So You Think You Can Prance" dance-off and a rock-star karaoke contest. So, glue on your handlebar moustache, grab your goldilocks wig, put a can of beans in your purse (Tickets are $10 or $8 with non-perishable food donation) and get ready for the latest in late-night experiments with San Francisco's finest Dragon Queens and Kings, Dirty Dykes, Punk-Rock Trannys, Artsy-Fartsy Fairies, Holistic Homos, Anarchists and Cosmetologists, Lizzies and Boy-Girls and Bears! Show starts at Midnight, doors open at 11:45 pm, Saturday, August 5 at the Roxie Film Center, 3117 16th Street (at Valencia Street), San Francisco, CA 94103. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to P.O.W.E.R., a diverse local non-profit organization made up of and led by no- and low-wage workers championing workers' rights. For more info, contact EPI: info@epiarts.org, (415) 437-3487, www.newcollege.edu/epi.

Crash Cabaret: Where Queers Collide is yet another manifestation of EPI's commitment to building a support system for the Bay Area's artist and activist community. And, like all of EPI's events, it also includes a public service component; EPI sets aside 25-50 tickets for local nonprofit groups to pre-sell as a direct fundraiser for their own programs.

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Wednesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 17
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35 Additional Saturday and Sunday matinees (2:30) & 4:15
No shows Fri,8/11

Favela Rising

FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police. At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever. For more info check out www.favelarising.com. Directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary. Brazil / USA. In Portuguese with English Subtitles. Running time: 80 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35 Additional Saturday and Sunday matinees (2:30) & 4:15. Thurs, 8/10 @ 9:35 only. No shows Fri,8/11.

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Friday, August 11

Celebrating its inaugural year, SF Shorts is proud to present over 50 short films, with comedies, dramas, experimental films and documentaries. SF Shorts is not afraid to push boundaries, to expand genres or to challenge audiences—visually, narratively, socially and intellectually. The festival received over 900 entries from around the globe and is screening the best 56. Expanding the conventional definition of filmmaking, SF Shorts intends to screen a range of films so wide viewers will have trouble getting their arms, and heads, around it. For Film and program descriptions, log onto SFShorts.org.

Showtimes:

FRIDAY 08/11

Roxie Film Center, Theatre 1    
1:00 pm Program 1
3:00 pm Documentary
5:00 pm Pioneering (Q&A)
7:15 pm Comedy (Q&A)
9:45 pm Program 4
Roxie Film Center, Theatre 2    
1:30 pm Program 3
3:30 pm Program 1
5:30 pm Program 2
7:30 pm Program 3
9:30 pm Pioneering


ALSO SHOWING
Saturday, August 12 - Wednesday, August 16
Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).

The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report

Directed by three-time Emmy award-winning news and film producer Linda Ellman, the film faithfully captures the events of that day and our civilian and government response, whose strengths and weaknesses are outlined in The 9/11 Commission Report. ON NATIVE SOIL On Native Soil: The Documentary of the 9/11 Commission Report, narrated by Kevin Costner and Hilary Swank, includes sit-down interviews with U.S. Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and former U.S. Senator and past 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland. While presenting provocative new details and exclusive interviews, the film focuses on the human side of the largest terrorist assault ever to take place in the United States by examining the treatment of the events that led up to the 9/11 attacks and revealing the efforts by a group of citizens who worked together to ensure that the 9/11 Commission would be convened and information disseminated to the public. As it exposes fatal flaws in the emergency response system that still exist today, ON NATIVE SOIL assembles the most comprehensive collection of visual images associated with 9/11 presented in one film. Official Site. Produced & Directed by Linda Ellman. Narrated by Kevin Costner & Hillary Swank. With Madelenine Albright, Peter Bergen, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Max Cleland, Richard Clarke, Bill Clinton, Liz Glick, Lee Hamilton, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, George Tentet and many more. USA. 2006. Running time: 120 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).

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"The film's reach is wide...the survivor stories are riveting"
-- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle.
"Dedstined for a slot in the Library of Congress National Film Registry".
-- Jeffrey Anderson, SF Examiner.


ALSO SHOWING:
Saturday, August 12 - Thursday, August 17
Nightly at 9:15. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

Russian Dolls

A follow up to international sensation L'Auberge Espagnole, we again meet Xavier (played by Romain Duris of The Beat That My Heart Skipped) who seems dissatisfied with just about everything. An aspiring novelist, his greatest achievement is a co-credit on an over-the-top TV soap. His romantic life is equally disappointing, consisting of one-night stands and unfinished romances. He can seduce beautiful, smart and successful women - but ultimately sabotages even the most promising encounters. A chance meeting could be the answer to both his career slump and love life, but Xavier's lack of direction (and will-power) threatens to turn his good fortune into the ultimate heartbreak. Klapisch works again with many of the same actors who made L'Auberge Espagnole such a worldwide success, including international star Audrey Tautou and Cecile de France, one of France's most popular young stars. This film was a tremendous box office hit in France and nominated for 2 Cesar awards for Best Supporting Actress (Cecile de France and Kelly Reilly) and a Cesar for Best Editing. For more info, log onto ifcfilms.com. Directed by: Cedric Klapisch. With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Kelly Reilly. In French with English subtitles. 2005. Running time: 129 mins. 35mm. Show times: Nightly at 9:15. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

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Friday, August 18 - Thursday, August 24
Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat. Sun & Wed mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

darshan,
The Embrace

Amma, one of India's most famous "Mahatmas" or spiritual guides, is known internationally for her charitable donations, fight for peace, and work with illiteracy. In 2002, she won the Gandhi King Prize for her work, joining the prestigious group of winners that include, Nelson Mandela and Khofi Annan. DARSHAN, THE EMBRACE chronicles her journey throughout India and traveling with Amma and her inner circle to visit with her disciples. This intimate documentary captures her charisma and loving spirit by talking with her and those close to her. One can easily sense how special she is and how fortunate they feel to be in her presence. This is further illustrated as the people of India wait for hours on line just to hear her captivating speeches, and upon the conclusion line up again to get a hug from her. She is an absolute inspiration to all, and a comfort to those who have little hope to cling to. Directed by Jan Kounen. With: Ramakrishnananda Puri, Amritaswarupananda Puri, Krishnamrita Prana, Amritagitananda Puri, Elisa Rimbaud, Brahmachari Shubamrita Chaitanya. 2004. France-Germany-Japan. In Malayalam, French, English and English subtitles. Running time: 92 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat. Sun & Wed mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, August 18 - Thursday, August 24
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35 Additional Saturday and Sunday matinees (2:30) & 4:15

Favela Rising

FAVELA RISING documents a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Haunted by the murders of his family and many of his friends, Anderson Sá is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro’s most feared slum. Through hip-hop music, the rhythms of the street, and Afro-Brazilian dance he rallies his community to counteract the violent oppression enforced by teenage drug armies and sustained by corrupt police. At the dawn of liberation, just as collective mobility is overcoming all odds and Anderson’s grassroots Afro Reggae movement is at the height of its success, a tragic accident threatens to silence the movement forever. For more info check out www.favelarising.com. Directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary. Brazil / USA. In Portuguese with English Subtitles. Running time: 80 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35 Additional Saturday and Sunday matinees (2:30) & 4:15.

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Friday, August 25 – Thursday, August 31
Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:30) & 4:45


Isabelle Huppert
In A Film By
Patrice Chereau

GABRIELLE is Patrice Chereau's stunning adaptation of the short story "The Return" by Joseph Conrad. Recreating turn-of-the-century France with superb attention to detail, Chereau casts an unrelenting gaze on the marital breakdown that overwhelms a middle-aged bourgeois couple, played with chilling precision by Isabelle Huppert and Pascal Greggory. As wealthy Parisian Mr. Hervey (Greggory) descends from a train into the teeming bustle of the city. While on his way home, he reflects on the sturdiness and success of his life and the fortress of security he has built around himself. It is not long before his self-satisfaction is rudely shattered when he discovers a letter from his wife, Gabrielle (Huppert), waiting for him on his sideboard. The contents of the message will crumble that security and plunge him into newfound feelings of vulnerability, abandonment and betrayal. The couple soon finds themselves engaged in a parry-and-thrust of emotions that change mid-sentence and stretch their ability to function and live in the same house. Directed by: Patrice Chereau. Screenplay by: Patrice Chereau and Anne-Louise Trividic , based on the short story “The Return” by Joseph Conrad. Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Thierry Hancisse and Raina Kabaivanska, In French with English subtitles. Running time: 90 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:30) & 4:45.

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"Isabelle Huppert & Pascal Greggory are superb... - but thn everything about this film is superb". -- Kevin Thomas, LA Times.
"A Visual masterpiece full of the most pungent and provacative dialogue".
-- Andrew Sarris, NY Observer.
"Huppert is at her usual best, subtle, emotionally full, focused and honest".
-- SF Chronicle.


Friday, August 25 – Thursday, August 31
Nightly at 7:15 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun mats at (2:45) & 5:00.

our brand is
crisis

For decades, U.S. strategists-for-hire have been quietly molding the opinions of voters and the messages of candidates in elections around the world. Without the noise of tanks or troops, these Americans have been spreading our brand of democracy from the Middle East to the middle of the South American jungle. The film follows James Carville, Jeremy Rosner and a team of U.S. political consultants as they travel to South America to help American educated, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada (“Goni”) challenge the indigenous, rabble-rousing leftist, Evo Morales for the presidency of Bolivia. Goni's prospects for a win look bleak. In a country where 70 percent of the population is living below the poverty line, a wealthy, white businessman is a very hard sell. OUR BRAND IS CRISIS is an astounding look at one of their campaigns and its earth-shattering aftermath. With flabbergasting access to think sessions, media training and the making of smear campaigns, we watch how the consultants’ marketing strategies shape the relationship between a leader and his people. And we see a shocking example of how the all-American art of branding can affect the “spreading of democracy” overseas. Directed and produced by Rachel Boynton. With Jeremy Rosner, Stan Greenberg, James Carville, Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, Carlos Mesa & Evo Morales. US. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. 2005. Not Rated. Running time: 87 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:15 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun mats at (2:45) & 5:00.

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Monday, August 28
Tonight at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30 only. Admission: $9.00.


The Truth about Hurricane
Katrina Animal Rescues

This remarkable documentary has its California premiere at The Roxie Theater, 3117 16th Street on Monday August 28. Showings of the film are at 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.50; purchase at the door on online at www.roxie.com. Seating is limited. On the anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, revisit the amazing work that was done on behalf of Gulf Coast animals, and remember that we must all take responsibility for our animals in the event of a future disaster. Click here to check out the trailer of Dark Water Rising. Directly by Mike Shiley. Addmission: $9.00. Showtimes: 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30.

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