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Thursday, February 2 Only.
Event begins at 6:00 pm

Benifit Screening of
Alcatraz Is Not An Island!
Dennis Banks In Person!

In November 1969 a small group of Native American students and urban Indians began the occupation of Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay. Eventually joined by thousands of Native Americans, they reclaimed "Indian Land" for the first time since the 1880s, forever changing the way Native Americans viewed themselves, their culture and their sovereign rights. Find out more about Sacred Run. Directed by James M. Fortier. 2001. Running Time: 69 mins. Beta SP.

Special Guest Speaker Dennis Banks; cofounder of the American Indian Movement. This event starts at 6:00pm Only.


Friday, February 3 - Tuesday, February 14

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Here's our plan; for the next 11 days we're going to eat popcorn, drink semi-responsibly, meet new and interesting people, pary like there's no tomorrow and watch incredibly cool movies until our eyes bleed. Thanks for joining us - we couldn't do it without you. For more info, log onto sfindie.com.

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Friday, February 3 - Thursday, February 9
Nightly at 6:30 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (1:15) & 2:45.
No 6:30 or 9:45 show Saturday, Feb 4.

Gay Sex
In The 70's
A steamy romp by Joseph Lovett

Filmmaker Joseph Lovett focuses his lens on the unbridled sexual passion and exploration that marked the twelve years from Stonewall (1969) to the first reported cases of AIDS (1981). With access to a filmic and photographic treasure trove of erotic life on New York’s West Side Piers, trucks, bars, dance clubs, baths and beaches, Lovett’s cast of storytellers takes us from the remarkably repressed pre-Stonewall period to an era of sexual excess unparalleled since ancient Rome. Straightforward, funny and titillating at the same time, they tell their stories with remarkable wit, humor and perspective. For younger people – those who became sexually active after the age of AIDS – this film may be a startling revelation of what everyday life was like. When American youth were cutting loose from Puritanical values and ascribing to the watchword of the time “if it feels good, do it.” For more fun, lunge into the Official Site. Directed by Joseph F. Lovett. 2005. Running time: 72 minutes. Show times: Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00), 3:30 & 5:00. Nightly at 6:30 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (1:15) & 2:45.
No 6:30 or 9:45 show Saturday, Feb 4.




ALSO SHOWING
Friday, February 3 - Thursday, February 9
Nightly at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:15).
No 8:00 show Saturday, Feb 4.

A History of Violence

"A masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, David Cronenberg's latest mindblower, "A History of Violence," is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie - or rather, its great kick in the gut - comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price. The man wants to make us suffer, exquisitely...That sounds far grimmer or at least more relentlessly grim than this shrewd, agile, often bitingly funny film plays. Ornamented with ghoulish comedy (a "live bait" sign posted at a murder site) and superbly acted by all the principals, including, in a nice surprise, William Hurt, who delivers a beautiful showboat of a performance late in the film, "A History of Violence" finds Mr. Cronenberg at the top of his form." -- Manohla Dargis, NY Times. For more info, log onto HistoryOfViolence.com. Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Josh Olson, based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk and Peter MacNeill. Rated R. USA. 35mm. Running time: 97 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:15). No 8:00 show Saturday, Feb 4.

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Friday, February 10 - Sunday, Februray 12

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Here's our plan; for the next 11 days we're going to eat popcorn, drink semi-responsibly, meet new and interesting people, pary like there's no tomorrow and watch incredibly cool movies until our eyes bleed. Thanks for joining us - we couldn't do it without you. For more info, log onto sfindie.com.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, February 10 - Thursday, Februray 16
Nightly at 6:15 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (1:00) & 2:45.

The Squid and the Whale

Writer-director Noah Baumbach earned the 2005 Best Dramatic Directing Award as well as the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his heartfelt film about a family splintered by divorce. With an original scripted nominated for best original screenplay, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE captures with extraordinary immediacy the inner workings of the Berkman family in 1986 Brooklyn. Bernard (Jeff Daniels), an academic and author, and his restless wife Joan, (Laura Linney) an up-and-coming writer, have given up on their marriage. Their two sons Walt (Jesse Eisenberg), 16, and Frank (Owen Kline), 12, are left to grapple with their confusing and conflicted feelings. The experience is a tender, funny and ultimately moving coming-of-age for Walt and a tortuously premature one for Frank. The emotional tensions and strains that emerge during this difficult period for the Berkmans are given a remarkably subtle and nuanced portrayal as a family in transition learns to redefine itself. Official Website. Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach. With Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin, Alexandra Daddario, Eli Gelb, Henry Glovinsky, Anna Paquin, Adam Rose, Benjamin Smolen, Jo Yang. MPAA Rating: R . Run Time: 84 mins. 2005. Nightly at 6:15 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (1:00) & 2:45.

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, February 10 - Thursday, Februray 16
Nightly at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30). .

A History of Violence

"A masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, David Cronenberg's latest mindblower, "A History of Violence," is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie - or rather, its great kick in the gut - comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price. The man wants to make us suffer, exquisitely...That sounds far grimmer or at least more relentlessly grim than this shrewd, agile, often bitingly funny film plays. Ornamented with ghoulish comedy (a "live bait" sign posted at a murder site) and superbly acted by all the principals, including, in a nice surprise, William Hurt, who delivers a beautiful showboat of a performance late in the film, "A History of Violence" finds Mr. Cronenberg at the top of his form." -- Manohla Dargis, NY Times. For more info, log onto HistoryOfViolence.com. Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Josh Olson, based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk and Peter MacNeill. Rated R. USA. 35mm. Running time: 97 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30). .

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ALSO SHOWING:
Monday, February 13 - Tuesday, February 14

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Highlights!
We are very proud to announce the encore features that our audiences have demanded we screen again. The 'Festival Highlight' screenings will be held at the Roxie Cinema on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th. ADVANCE TICKETS are now available!

Mon, Feb 13
7:00pm: FAST, FUNNY & SHORT
9:30pm: FUCK
Tues, Feb 14
7:00pm: DANIELSON
9:30pm: MAD COWGIRL


Wednesday, February 15 - Thursday, February 23
Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00)

Crash

The lives of a diverse group of people living in Los Angeles connect and clash over the course of two days. As a series of events unfolds that will heighten already-existing racial and cultural tensions, individuals are brought face to face with complexities that their prejudices have prevented them from seeing. Directed by Paul Haggis. Writtin by Paul Haggis & Robert Moresco. With Matt Dillon, Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner & Terrence Howard. Running Time: 100 mins. Rated R. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00).

Oscar nominations for Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Directing, Best Supporting Actor, Editing and Best Music.

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Wednesday, February 15 - Thursday, February 23
Nightly at 9:15. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30)

ENRON The Smartest Guys In The Room

"Less corporate noir than capitalist disaster film, amply stocked with references to Titanic, Alex Gibney's soberly entertaining documentary—adapted from the book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind—provides a full account of the deregulatin' Texas con men who, reporting imaginary profits while concealing real losses, rode the bull market into America's largest bankruptcy (since surpassed by Worldcom). America's "most innovative company" (per Fortune), Enron was created by preacher's son Ken Lay (or as George W. Bush called him, "Kenny Boy") and administered by the Harvard-educated macho man Jeffrey Skilling, whose Gordon Gekkoid business philosophy advocated unlimited greed. Enron contributed mightily to Bush campaign coffers, but once its $30 billion debt emerged from a maze of creative accountancy, the corporation went from being the New Economy poster child to its Frankenstein monster."--Village Voice. Official Site. Directed Alex Gibney. Based on the book by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind. Running time: 109 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 9:15. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30)

Oscar nomination for Best Documentary

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, February 17 - Thursday, February 23
Nightly at 6:15 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (1:00) & 2:45.

The Squid and the Whale

Writer-director Noah Baumbach earned the 2005 Best Dramatic Directing Award as well as the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for his heartfelt film about a family splintered by divorce. With an original scripted nominated for best original screenplay, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE captures with extraordinary immediacy the inner workings of the Berkman family in 1986 Brooklyn. Bernard (Jeff Daniels), an academic and author, and his restless wife Joan, (Laura Linney) an up-and-coming writer, have given up on their marriage. Their two sons Walt (Jesse Eisenberg), 16, and Frank (Owen Kline), 12, are left to grapple with their confusing and conflicted feelings. The experience is a tender, funny and ultimately moving coming-of-age for Walt and a tortuously premature one for Frank. The emotional tensions and strains that emerge during this difficult period for the Berkmans are given a remarkably subtle and nuanced portrayal as a family in transition learns to redefine itself. Official Website. Written and Directed by Noah Baumbach. With Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin, Alexandra Daddario, Eli Gelb, Henry Glovinsky, Anna Paquin, Adam Rose, Benjamin Smolen, Jo Yang. MPAA Rating: R . Run Time: 84 mins. 2005. Nightly at 6:15 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (1:00) & 2:45.

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, February 17 - Thursday, February 23
Nightly at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30).

A History of Violence

"A masterpiece of indirection and pure visceral thrills, David Cronenberg's latest mindblower, "A History of Violence," is the feel-good, feel-bad movie of the year. The story of a seemingly average American family almost undone by cataclysmic violence, the film takes place in a surreal and mercilessly brutal land, Anytown, U.S.A., that has been repeatedly soaked in blood only to be repeatedly washed clean. The great kick of the movie - or rather, its great kick in the gut - comes from Mr. Cronenberg's refusal to let us indulge in movie violence without paying a price. The man wants to make us suffer, exquisitely...That sounds far grimmer or at least more relentlessly grim than this shrewd, agile, often bitingly funny film plays. Ornamented with ghoulish comedy (a "live bait" sign posted at a murder site) and superbly acted by all the principals, including, in a nice surprise, William Hurt, who delivers a beautiful showboat of a performance late in the film, "A History of Violence" finds Mr. Cronenberg at the top of his form." -- Manohla Dargis, NY Times. For more info, log onto HistoryOfViolence.com. Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Josh Olson, based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke; director of photography, Peter Suschitzky. With Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Ashton Holmes, Heidi Hayes, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk and Peter MacNeill. Rated R. USA. 35mm. Running time: 97 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:00 Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30). .

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Friday, February 24 - Thursday, March 2
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Sat & Sun mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

Shut Yer Dirty
Little Mouth!

“Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth!’ is based on the actual recorded conversations of Pete and Ray, two down-and-out alcoholics living in the Haight District of San Francisco in the late 1980s. Their outrageous and hilarious harangues became an underground sensation, playing on radio stations across the country and as far away as Auckland, New Zealand. The play “Shut Up Little Man!” (on which the film is based) was first performed in Los Angeles in 1993 and again in New York the following year. “Dialogue worthy of Beckett or Mamet…imagine, maybe, the Odd Couple goes to the Bowery.” Vanity Fair, July 1993 Fall, 1988. The Lower Haight, San Francisco: Shortly after moving to 237 Steiner, the newest residents of what was known as Pepto Bismol Palace discovered two things: the walls were paper thin and the next door neighbors fought a lot. Incessant, hateful, drunken diatribes of abuse, often absurdly hilarious, punctuated with the sounds of thumping bodies and breaking furniture reverberating throughout the building. It was not unusual for these bouts to arouse the attention of the police or the paramedics, leaving the noisy neighbors, Pete and Ray, to spend a night in jail or the hospital. Many sleepless nights later, following the never-ending refrain of “Shut up little man!” and the accompanying verbal tirades, neighbors rigged a tape recorder and began obsessively capturing the saga. Word got out, and soon friends and others sought copies of what are now know as the “Shut Up Little Man!” tapes… …culminating in the feature film “Shut Yer Dirty Little Mouth!” Starring Glenn Shadix and Gill Gayle. Directed by Robert Taicher. For more information go to: www.shutyerdirtylittlemouth.com. Runningtime: 75mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday & Sunday matiness at (2:30) & 4:30.

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"A weird gem...not merely funny, but endearing and warm." -- Melissa Levine, SF Weekly


ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, February 24 - Thursday, March 2
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Sat, Sun & Wednesday mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

CSA: The Confederate States of America
What would have happened if the South had won the Civil War?

CSA: THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, a mock-doc that examines an America where the South won the Civil War. Supposedly produced by a British broadcasting company, the feature film is presented as a production being shown, controversially, for the first time on television in the States. Beginning with the British and French forces joining the battle with the Confederacy, thus assuring the defeat of the North at Gettysburg and ensuing battles, the South takes the battle northward and form one country out of the two. Lincoln attempts escape to Canada but is captured in blackface. This moment is captured in the clip of a silent film that might have been. Through the use of other fabricated movie segments, old government information films, television commercials, newsbreaks, along with actual stock footage from our own history, a provocative and humorous story is told of a country, which, in many ways, frighteningly follows a parallel with our own. After victory, President Davis brings slavery back to the northern states by offering a tax rebate to businesses and households who will buy and own them. Liberals move to Canada. The nation chooses an expansionist policy and conquers Mexico and South America. As world war looms, the CSA takes a non-aggressive stance toward the Third Reich and their move toward racial purity (although not condoning their wasting of possible slave stock by the Final Solution) and makes a preemptive strike on Japan on December 7, 1941.Kennedy is assassinated soon after being elected, as it appears he will not only emancipate but also give women the vote. A growing black terrorist base stems from Canada and a Cold War breaks out...complete with the Cotton Curtain being built between the two countries. Through it all, including a contemporary run for the presidency, we follow a political dynasty, the Fauntroy family, who lead the country through its triumphs and tragedies. We arrive to a today that, We arrive to a today that, in many ways, is chillingly recognizable. For more historical data, log onto: csathemovie.com. Written and directed by Kevin Willmott. With Evamarii Johnson, Rupert Pate, Larry J. Peterson, Charles Frank. USA. English. Color / Black and White. Running time: 89 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday, Sun & Wednesday matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.

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"A brilliant and irresistible counterfactual overview of American history". -- Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle
"An astute, clever-yet-sobering take on what 21st-century American life might be like under Confederate leadership."
-- Cheryl Eddy, SF Bay Guardian.
" CSA springs from a smart premise and is loaded with interesting ideas. As we watch, an underlying chill deepens and ramifies, as various aspects of the CSA line up with facets of contemporary life in the U.S." -- Melissa Levine, SF Weekly


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