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Friday, July 1 - Thursday, July 7
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Wed., Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:00) & 4:00







“ In 2002 the news media exploded with reports of clergy sex abuse and charges of cover-up by Catholic leaders from dioceses all over America. Twist of Faith is the first documentary to delve into the wrenching psychological journey of one victim who determines to take on the church and set things right. Tony Comes, a 34-year-old loyal Catholic, strapping firefighter, and family man in Toledo, Ohio, is reacquainted with a disturbing past when he discovers that his alleged abuser, Father Dennis Gray, lives just five houses away. Emotional floodgates swing open, and, as if trying to salvage truth itself, Comes and his wife bravely invite filmmaker Kirby Dick's unswerving camera into their lives. As Comes goes public with his case, he encounters the Catholic Church's cold resistance to culpability, and his shame and embarrassment turn to pain and anger. He pursues healing and hires expert lawyers, but the pillars of his life--his faith, his marriage, and his joie de vivre--begin to crumble. Comes is a remarkably generous and articulate subject; his willingness to share his most intimate feelings gives us a palpable and profound sense of the complex damage of sexual abuse. Meanwhile, footage of Father Gray's deposition, where he eerily fails to exhibit remorse, reinforces the invincibility of the church's power. If the church won't serve Comes justice, perhaps this beautifully wrought, powerfully candid film will.”— Caroline Libresco, Sundance Film Festival. For more info, check out www.twistoffaith.com. Directed by Kirby Dick. Executive Producer : Sheila Nevins. Producer : Eddie Schmidt. Supervising Producers : Nancy Abraham, Danielle Schleif. U.S.A. 2004. Runningtime: 87 Mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Wed., Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.
Q&A WITH OFFICIALS FROM S.N.A.P. after the shows Friday, 6:00pm and Saturday, 7/2 showing.

"A riveting account of the psychological journey of a man once molested by his priest." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A powerful and damning look at the longterm impact of sexual abuse" - Variety
"A raw candor and bold honesty rarely seen." - Indiewire
"Amazing...another triumph for filmmaker Kirby Dick" -Ain't It Cool News
"An intimate, sensitive movie about a brutalizing subject." -N.Y. Newsday


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 6
Nightly at 7:00pm with additional Sat, Sun & Mon matinees at 12:00 noon & 3:30. Admission=$10.00/6.00 for 65 & over.

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 7:00pm with additional Sat, Sun & Mon matinees at 12:00 noon & 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


ALSO SHOWING
Thursday, July 7 .... 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. FREE!

Presents
The Future of Food

FREE Public screenings sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Join us for organic snacks and The Future of Food DVD raffles. Special Q&A session at 8:30 with Sharon Meyer, CNC Certified Nutritionist at the Health & Healing Center in San Francisco

There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have been negatively impacted by this new technology. The health implications, government policies and push towards globalization are all part of the reason why many people are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops into our food supply. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world's food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today. Showtimes: Tonight only at 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. FREE!



Friday, July 8 - Thursday, July 14
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45 Wed, Sat., & Sun matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.
Directors IN PERSON after the 6 & 8 shows Fri & Sat.

Mana: Beyond Belief

Mana is Polynesian for “power object”—the things we invest with an often-mystical significance. Sometimes it’s religious, like the Shroud of Turin; sometimes it’s patriotic, like the American flag; and sometimes it’s pretty absurd, like Graceland. A hit at this year's SF Doc Fest, Friedman and Manley’s glorious film weaves a web across the world, connecting power objects from Elvis to Buddha, from the cherry blossoms of Japan to a lowrider’s Chevy in New Mexico, with stops in Africa, India, New Zealand and Elsewhere. Blissfully exposition-free, the film simply unfurls, presenting the spectacle of people worshipping stuff with sly, zenlike calm and absolutely astonishing



cinematography. Sure to be the next RIVERS AND TIDES-like phenomenon, it’ll give you a buzz you won’t shake for a long time.
Directors Peter Friedman & Roger Manley IN PERSON after the 6:00 & 8:00 shows Friday & Saturday. For more info, log onto www.mana-the-movie.com. Directed by Peter Friedman & Roger Manley. 2004, USA, 92 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45 Wed, Sat., & Sun matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

"Splendid" -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.

"Critic's Pick: Fascinating...has a sharp sense of humor: If you don't bust up during the scene that reveals the real dirt on those flags that fly over the US capitol, your name is George W. Bush.
- Cheryl Eddie, SF Bay Guardian.

The Power That Resides in Things -- David Ian Miller, SFGate.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, July 8 - Thursday, July 14
Nightly at 7:00pm with additional Sat & Sun matinees at 12:00 noon & 3:30. Admission=$10.00/6.00 for 65 & over.

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 7:00pm with additional Sat & Sun matinees at 12:00 noon & 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, July 15 - Thursday, July 21
Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45
Additional Wed., Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:30) & 4:30

A Sidewalk Astronomer John Dobson has been dubbed the Pied Piper of Astronomy, and for good reason. Since designing his first telescope in 1956, the self-taught cosmologist and former monk has revolutionized amateur astronomy, showing thousands how to build their own high-power, low-cost telescopes. With his silver ponytail and knit beret, the octogenarian might seem an eccentric retiree sharing a hobby as he beckons passers-by to gaze at the moon's Alp-sized mountains or Saturn's rings of ice. But as director/producer Jeffrey Jacobs reveals in A Sidewalk Astronomer, Dobson is a natural-born teacher, whose folksy wit and scientific rigor get listeners charged up about mind-benders like, What lies beyond the edge of the universe? Dobson's circuitous path in life is slowly revealed through bits of conversation and quips in the lecture hall. The Peking-born scientist got a degree in chemistry at Berkeley, but then changed course. The 'belligerent atheist' became a Ramakrishna monk for 23 years. Given the assignment of reconciling the teachings of religion and science, Dobson thought he'd have a closer look at the cosmos and began developing telescopes. That led back to science and to his co-founding Sidewalk Astronomers. While offering full immersion in the mental universe of Dobson, A Sidewalk Astronomer also reveals the physical cosmos in all its glory. Solar flares twist like snakes, Jupiter spins like a top; galaxies are cocooned in clouds of stardust. It's Dobson hope that cosmos-gazing will coax people to 'see beyond our genetic programming.' A Sidewalk Astronomer provides the perfect launch pad. For much more info, peer into www.telescopepictures.com. Photographed, produced and directed by Jeffrey Fox Jacobs. USA. 2005 Running time: 78 MIN. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45 with additional Wed., Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:30) & 4:30.

Director Jeff Jacobs will be at the Roxie doing sidewalk astronomy Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 15, 16 & 17!







"Stunningly beautiful images...an inspiring film about an inspired teacher" !
-- Dana Stevens, New York Times.
Scoping Out S.F.'s Sidewalk Astronomer
-- John McMurtrie, S.F. Chronicle.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, July 15 - Thursday, July 21
Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45 Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

Mana is Polynesian for “power object”—the things we invest with an often-mystical significance. Sometimes it’s religious, like the Shroud of Turin; sometimes it’s patriotic, like the American flag; and sometimes it’s pretty absurd, like Graceland. A hit at this year's SF Doc Fest, Friedman and Manley’s glorious film weaves a web across the world, connecting power objects from Elvis to Buddha, from the cherry blossoms of Japan to a lowrider’s Chevy in New Mexico, with stops in Africa, India, New Zealand and Elsewhere. Blissfully exposition-free, the film simply unfurls, presenting the spectacle of people worshipping stuff with sly, zenlike calm and absolutely astonishing



cinematography. Sure to be the next RIVERS AND TIDES-like phenomenon, it’ll give you a buzz you won’t shake for a long time. For more info, log onto www.mana-the-movie.com. Directed by Peter Friedman & Roger Manley. 2004, USA, 92 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

"Splendid" -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.

"Critic's Pick: Fascinating...has a sharp sense of humor: If you don't bust up during the scene that reveals the real dirt on those flags that fly over the US capitol, your name is George W. Bush.
- Cheryl Eddie, SF Bay Guardian.

The Power That Resides in Things -- David Ian Miller, SFGate.


RETURNING NEXT WEEK
Friday, July 22 - Thursday, July 28
Showtimes To Be Announced

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: To Be Announced.

"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, July 22 - Tuesday, July 26
Nightly at 6:15 & 9:45.... Wednesday, 7/27 at (4:00) ONLY

Gregg Araki's
Mysterious Skin

Brian Lackey (Brady Corbet) is a troubled 18 year-old, growing up in the stiflingly small town of Hutchinson, Kansas. Plagued by nightmares, Brian believes that he may have been the victim of an alien abduction. Local Neil McCormick (Joseph Gordon Levitt) however, is the ultimate beautiful outsider. With a loving but promiscuous mother (Elisabeth Shue), Neil is wise beyond his years and curious about his developing sexuality, having found what he perceived to be love from his Little League baseball coach (played by Hal Hartley veteran Bill Sage) at a very early age. Now, ten years later, Neil is a teenage hustler, nonchalant about the dangerous path his life is taking. Neil's pursuit of love leads him to New York City, while Brian's voyage of self discovery leads him to Neil - who helps him to unlock the dark secrets of their past. Based on the acclaimed novel by Scott Heim, MYSTERIOUS SKIN explores the hearts and minds of two very different boys who come to find the key to their future happiness lies in the exorcism of their collective demons. Official Website. Written & directed by Gregg Araki. With Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeffrey Licon, Lisa Long, Bill Sage, George Webster, Chase Ellison, Richard Riehle, Billy Drago and Kelly Kruger. Not Rated. Runningtime: 99 minutes. 2004. USA. Runningtime: 99 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15 & 9:45. Wednesday, 7/27 at (4:00) ONLY


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 26
Nightly 8:00 Additional Sat. & Sun mats. at (4:00).... Wed, 7/27 at (2:00) ONLY

Mana: Beyond Belief

Mana is Polynesian for “power object”—the things we invest with an often-mystical significance. Sometimes it’s religious, like the Shroud of Turin; sometimes it’s patriotic, like the American flag; and sometimes it’s pretty absurd, like Graceland. A hit at this year's SF Doc Fest, Friedman and Manley’s glorious film weaves a web across the world, connecting power objects from Elvis to Buddha, from the cherry blossoms of Japan to a lowrider’s Chevy in New Mexico, with stops in Africa, India, New Zealand and Elsewhere. Blissfully exposition-free, the film simply unfurls, presenting the spectacle of people worshipping stuff with sly, zenlike calm and absolutely astonishing



cinematography. Sure to be the next RIVERS AND TIDES-like phenomenon, it’ll give you a buzz you won’t shake for a long time. For more info, log onto www.mana-the-movie.com. Directed by Peter Friedman & Roger Manley. 2004, USA, 92 min. Showtimes: Nightly 8:00 Additional Saturday & Sunday matinnees at (4:00). Wednesday, 7/27 at (2:00) ONLY.

"Splendid" -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle.

"Critic's Pick: Fascinating...has a sharp sense of humor: If you don't bust up during the scene that reveals the real dirt on those flags that fly over the US capitol, your name is George W. Bush.
- Cheryl Eddie, SF Bay Guardian.

The Power That Resides in Things -- David Ian Miller, SFGate.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, July 22 - Thursday, July 28
Nightly at 7:00 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 7:00 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


Wednesday, July 27 & Thursday, July 28
7:00 & 9:30

48 Hour Film Project

2005

Caffeine, adrenaline and one wild ride! Filmmaking teams make a movie from scratch in only one weekend! At the Kickoff Event, each team will draw the genre for its film out of a hat. In addition, a character, prop and line of dialogue will be announced and must appear in each film. Exactly two days later, the films must be turned in, edited, complete, and ready to roll. These newly-minted short films will have their premiere here at the Roxie Cinema in front of packed audiences. In each of the cities on the 48 Hour Film Project tour, teams then compete to be named the "Best Film" for that city. Of those, one special film will win the prestigious "Best 48 Hour Film of the Year." For more info including a list of teams, check out the Official Site. Showtimes: 7:00 & 9:30


Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24
Showtimes: Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30)

A Sidewalk Astronomer John Dobson has been dubbed the Pied Piper of Astronomy, and for good reason. Since designing his first telescope in 1956, the self-taught cosmologist and former monk has revolutionized amateur astronomy, showing thousands how to build their own high-power, low-cost telescopes. With his silver ponytail and knit beret, the octogenarian might seem an eccentric retiree sharing a hobby as he beckons passers-by to gaze at the moon's Alp-sized mountains or Saturn's rings of ice. But as director/producer Jeffrey Jacobs reveals in A Sidewalk Astronomer, Dobson is a natural-born teacher, whose folksy wit and scientific rigor get listeners charged up about mind-benders like, What lies beyond the edge of the universe? Dobson's circuitous path in life is slowly revealed through bits of conversation and quips in the lecture hall. The Peking-born scientist got a degree in chemistry at Berkeley, but then changed course. The 'belligerent atheist' became a Ramakrishna monk for 23 years. Given the assignment of reconciling the teachings of religion and science, Dobson thought he'd have a closer look at the cosmos and began developing telescopes. That led back to science and to his co-founding Sidewalk Astronomers. While offering full immersion in the mental universe of Dobson, A Sidewalk Astronomer also reveals the physical cosmos in all its glory. Solar flares twist like snakes, Jupiter spins like a top; galaxies are cocooned in clouds of stardust. It's Dobson hope that cosmos-gazing will coax people to 'see beyond our genetic programming.' A Sidewalk Astronomer provides the perfect launch pad. For much more info, peer into www.telescopepictures.com. Photographed, produced and directed by Jeffrey Fox Jacobs. USA. 2005 Running time: 78 MIN. Showtimes: Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30)








"Stunningly beautiful images...an inspiring film about an inspired teacher" !
-- Dana Stevens, New York Times.
Scoping Out S.F.'s Sidewalk Astronomer
-- John McMurtrie, S.F. Chronicle.


Friday, July 29 - Thursday, August 4
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:30 Wed. Sat., & Sun. mats at (2:00) & 4:00.

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 6:15, 8:00 & 9:30 Wed. Sat., & Sun. mats at (2:00) & 4:00.










"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.


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, July 29 - Thursday, August 4
Nightly at 7:00 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 7:00 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


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