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The 6th Annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival (IndieFest), a world-wide blend of more than 100 independent films and videos, unspools February 5-15, 2004 at the Castro Theatre, the Roxie Cinemas, and The Women¹s Building in San Francisco, and the Oakland Metro in Oakland. For a complete schedule of films with showtimes log onto SFIndieSchedule Tickets are $9 for each screening; $7 for matinees; and $20 for Opening Night. Tickets go on sale beginning January 26. For Advance Tickets to to SFIndieTickets. For more information, telephone (415) 820-3907 or click on SFIndie.com.
By popular demand, Indiefest will be extended two days--February 16th and 17th--for "The Best of Indiefest": four additional screenings of some of the most popular films screened during this year's Indiefest. For more info, log onto SFIndie.com.
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The Legend of
The Legend of Leigh Bowery is an exploration of Leigh Bowery’s outrageous life, a life he lived as a performance. Bowery was a costume/clothing designer, nightclub impresario, performer, and musician whose vision influenced many of today’s important artists. He became known to the world at large as the muse and subject of preeminent British painter Lucian Freud. Directed by Charles Atlas, the film provides an entertaining, uncensored, and multifaceted portrait of Leigh and of the times in which he lived. With interviews of Boy George, Damien Hirst, Michael Clark, Rifat Ozbek, Bella Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, and Norman Rosenthal of the Royal Academy of Art, the film paints a fascinating picture of an extraordinary artist and opens a window onto the outrageous fashion, art, and nightclub scenes that defined London in the 1980s. The visual centerpiece of the film is Leigh himself: appearing on British talk show (including a program hosted by Gary Glitter), performing onstage with the Michael Clark Dance Company (for whom he also designed costumes), singing with his band Minty, “giving birth” to a full grown woman at New York’s drag marathon Wigstock, and dancing in London’s underground clubs. The film also treats the viewer to a visual feast of Leigh’s many fantastic outfits as well as the stunning portraits of Leigh painted by one of Britain’s greatest artists, Lucian Freud. The Legend of Leigh Bowery provides an honest, entertaining, and authentic account of Bowery’s work, and explores its impact on a culture of decadence and outrage, an impact that still reverberates in today’s art and fashion world. With: Leigh Bowery, Boy George, Damien Hirst, Rifat Ozbek, and Bella Freud. Written & Directed by Charles Atlas. In Color. Digital video. 82 mins. UK. 2002.Show times: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 10:00 with additional Sat, Sun, Wed matinees at 2:00 & 4:00.
"Eye popping... Remarkable moving picture-book tributre to Bowery" -- Village Voice
Bay Area Premiere/Bay Area Exclusive. Sponsored by Indiefest
BREAKFAST WITH HUNTER
Breakfast with Hunter is a feature length documentary starring the infamous outlaw journalist Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Edited by director Wayne Ewing from cinema verite film and digital video that he shot over many years on the road with Dr. Thompson, Breakfast with Hunter follows several story lines in the trials (literally) and triumphs of this cultural icon who created his own genre of writing - Gonzo journalism. The film chronicles Dr. Thompson's successful attempt to avoid being placed in the system - jail and/or rehabilitation - by rogue Aspen City cops that conspired to bust him for drunken driving on the eve of an important local election. This political story interweaves with his struggle to bring his book "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" to a proper life as a feature film starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. The cast of characters he meets on his odyssey, in addition to Depp and Del Toro also include songwriter Warren Zevon, actor John Cusack, artist Ralph Steadman, and fellow journalists George Plimpton and P.J. O'Rourke. DIRECTOR IN PERSON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27 FOR 6PM SHOW, AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 FOR 8PM SHOW. Produced & Directed by Wayne Ewing. In Color. 35mm. 91 mins. USA. 2003. Show times: Nightly at 6, 8, and 10pm with addition Wed, Sat & at 2 & 4pm. SUN AT 2:00 ONLY!
Still harboring resentment over the screener ban? Not enough malice towards Harvey "Oscar Campaign" Weinstein in Down and Dirty Pictures for you? See "boobs" defiling "sacred space" onscreen all the time, but missed the Superbowl??? Then come on down to heckle the screen with your fellow malcontents at THE 12th ANNUAL "UP THE OSCARS" VIEWING PARTY AT THE ROXIE!!! To find more about us and where we are located, click: INFO DOORS OPEN AT 4pm SHOW BEGINS AT 5pm BENEFIT ADMISSION (for "The Wall Fund"): $18. ADVANCE TICKETS are now available at the Roxie Box Office during show times.
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