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Thursday, June 1

International Latino Film Festival presents:

Música Brasil with invited guest Jesse Acevedo, Director Tudo azul/ Everything Blue
Preceded by: Chavez 101
Thursday, June 1, 2006, 6:45pm
Tickets $8 general admission
Location: Roxie Cinema

Queer Latino Cinema – Viva México! Muxes: Authentic, Fearless Seekers of Danger
Thursday, June 1, 9pm
Tickets $8 general admission
Location: Roxie Cinema


Friday, June 2 – Thursday, June 8
Nightly: 7:00 & 8:40. Sat. & Sun. mats: (2:00), 3:45 & 5:20.

Songbirds

"Britain locks up more people than any other country in Western Europe. In the last 10 years, the female prison population has risen 173 percent. In Songbirds, Brian Hill transports us to Downview Prison in Surrey to bring us a documentary musical, a new genre, which takes the stories of women behind bars and allows audiences to experience them in a fresh way. Maggie, a burglar; Theresa, who stabbed her neighbor to death; Mary, who has spent the last 20 years in prison; and Sam, an arsonist, tell us of their lives and experiences through song. After conducting extensive research within the prison, Brian Hill sent his interviews to poet and lyricist Simon Armitage and composer Simon Boswell to create songs appropriate for each character–ranging from rap to lullaby. The showstopper of the film is the big song-and-dance number by a multinational group of drug mules about the perils of carrying drugs across international borders. Although the film deals with depressing issues of drug addiction, abuse, and serious crime, Songbirds manages to find humor and tenderness. The songs mix with classic observational documentary techniques and candid interviews, but it is through the vulnerability of singing that we are able to glean another image, another portrait of who these women are beyond their prison sentences."- Sundance Film Festival. For more info, Check out centuryfilmltd.com. Songbirds is shown in conjunction with Interrupted Life: Incarcerated Mothers in the United States,a photography exhibit and series of events at New College of California. Visit www.newcollege.edu for more information. SONGBIRDS: Directed by Brian Hill. United Kingdom. 2005. 80 mins. Nightly: 7:00 & 8:40. Sat. & Sun. mats: (2:00), 3:45 & 5:20.

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Friday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 7
Nightly at 7:00 Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00)
NO SHOWS: Mon, June 5 or Tues. June 6

4

An apocalyptic journey through the dark heart of the new Russia. Three strangers meet in a Moscow bar one late night and spin fantastic stories, all of them lies. They depart and journey their separate ways through a landscape filled with de øcaying meat, wild dogs, ravenous crones, cloned piglets, and modern industrial horrors. A completely unique and disturbing film, 4 was held up by Russian censors who wanted 40 minutes cut, but relented after the film won acclaim at film festivals around the world. Official Selection: Venice Film Festival; Rotterdam Film Festival (Winner: Best Film); Los Angeles Seattle (Winner: Best New Director) Tribeca Check out the Official Website. Directed by Ilya Khrzhanovsky. With Marina Vovchenko, Irina Vovchenko, Svetlana Vovchenko, Sergey Shnurov, Yuri Laguta, Konstantin Murzenko Russia, Russian with English subtitles. 35mm. Running time: 128 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00). NO SHOWS: Mon, June 5 or Tues. June 6

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"The stark surreal images evoke a mixture of terror and absurdity that comes as close to the experience of an actual nightmare as anything Ive seen on the screen." -Stephen Holden, NEW YORK TIMES.
"Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s nightmarish Russian tone poem stunned audiences at January’s Rotterdam Film Festival. We can safely tell you to believe the hype...."4" will haunt you for days." -TIME OUT NEW YORK
"This jaw-dropping whatsit is a grandiose study of barbarism and decay, a treatise on the way of all flesh." -Dennis Lim, VILLAGE VOICE
"This film does not imitate life, it creates it —- it lives and breathes a little different from anything you’ve seen before.... Khrzhanovsky’s film demands nothing less than a genuine confrontation with what it means to be a human in an inhumane world, which is what makes its fascinating filthiness necessary."
-- INDIEWIRE.


Friday, June 2 - Wednesday, June 7
Nightly at 9:30. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (4:30)
NO SHOWS: Mon, June 5 or Tues. June 6

Guys And Balls

Ecki is a young man who works in a bakery in Dortmund and plays soccer on his local team. Already under pressure for playing badly, his homophobic team-members find out that he is gay and throw him off the team. With the help of his sister and a cranky former soccer star, he tries to form an all-gay football team to challenge his old team in a grudge match. Ecki's journey in self-realization is filled with wonderful surprises and interesting characters in this delightful romantic comedy from Germany. Directed by Sherry Hormann. With Maximilian Brückner, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Dietmar Bär & Saskia Vester. In German with English subtitles. Running time: 106 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 9:30. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (4:30). NO SHOWS: Mon, June 5 or Tues. June 6

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Saturday, June 3
12:00 midnight ONLY!
$10.00, $5.00 When you bring an non-perishable food item.


One hot hour of collisions between video, music, dance & theater, performance & activism, reverence & irreverence, back and forth across the spectrum of gender and sexual orientation.

Local performance mavericks join forces in all corners of this historic movie-house for one hot hour of collisions between video, music, dance and theater, performance and activism, reverence and irreverence and back and forth across the spectrum of gender and sexual orientation. The audience is welcomed into the Roxie along a red carpet that is flanked by prankster paparazzi from the San Francisco Clown Conservatory. Inside, the salty emcee works the crowd as quickie vaudevillian acts pop up among the rows of seats, in the lobby and behind the concession stand. Multi-media performance pieces make innovative use of the film screen and are followed up with such updated favorites as Karaoke Sing-Offs and Stranger Than Usual Tricks. Be there in all your splendor to kick-off this new monthly series of late-night experiments with San Francisco’s finest Dragon Queens and Kings, Dirty Dykes on Motor-Cross Bikes, Punk-Rock Trannys, Artsy-Fartsy Fairies, Holistic Homos, Anarchists and Cosmetologists, Lizzies and Boy-Girls and Bears! It's Carnival, Vaudeville, Scary Movie, Show-Time at the Apollo and Star Search Spokesmodel Competition regurgitated into a Gigantic Cuisinart and poured into a glass of Spectacle worth Chugging. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit working to help underserved members of the community. Check out more info about the Experimental Performance Institute. Showtime: 12:00 midnight ONLY! $10.00, $5.00 When you bring an non-perishable food item.

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Monday, June 5
The DO MORE THAN VOTE COALITION presents:

THE BIG BUY:
TOM DELAY'S STOLEN CONGRESS

Framing the story as political Film Noir, The Big Buy chronicles the rise of Tom DeLay from backbencher in the Texas Legislature to the architect of the largest money machine ever constructed on Capitol Hill, and also chronicles Texas DA Ronnie Earl as he investigates that machine. It's this local DA who wins 41 indictments against the operatives, groups, corporations and congressman who tGrand Juries say broke the law in order to funnel illegal corporate money to Texas Republicans. The film lays open the confluence of events that led multinational corporations to pour donations into an obscure DeLay PAC dedicated to changing the political landscape of the nation by changing the congressional lines of a state. This showing marks the start of a massive grassroots outreach program to screen the film for hundreds of thousands of voters across the nation, including grassroots premieres in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco and thousands of house parties in competitive House Districts around the country. Directed by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck. For more info, log onto tomdelaymovie.com. For more info about the Party Progressive, check out www.partyprogressive.com. Showtimes: 7:30.


Tuesday, June 6
7:30 Only!
5:30 - 6:30 PM: New College Media Studies MA Program - Info Session.
KPFA PRESENTS

A Night With Greg Palast
Kick-off of Greg's book tour for ARMED MADNESS

Greg Palast's The Best Democracy Money Can Buy topped the New York Times bestseller list for seven months. The winner of the George Orwell Courage in Journalism prize for his reports for BBC Television and Harper's, Guerilla News Network's reporter of the year, Palast takes readers on his new global tour, from Baghdad to New Orleans, from Osama's cave to the Pentagon's back rooms, exposing official mendacity and corporate piggery. Here's the latest of what Britain’s Guardian calls, “investigations up there with Woodward and Bernstein – and a lot funnier.” In ARMED MADHOUSE: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ’08, No Child’s Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class Wars Palast, former racketeering investigator, gives you the facts you don't get from the Powers That Be, as brutal as they are funny. Showtime: 7:30. Admission: $12-15.00 sliding scale.

5:30 - 6:30 PM: New College Media Studies MA Program - Information Session. Make media that makes a difference! Come by between 5:30 and 6:30 PM to learn about New College's Media Studies graduate program. Visit: www.newcollege.edu/media_studie.

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Thursday, June 8
SNEAK PREVIEW! Tonight at 7:30 only! DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

Gram Parsons:
Fallen Angel

"Three decades after the untimely drug-related death of 26 -year-old trust fund baby, former Byrd and father of “alt country,” comes this definitive portrait of the fearless life and musical legend of Gram Parsons. Born Ingram Cecil Connor III to a wealthy Florida citrus-growing family, whose history reads like a Tennessee Williams play complete with suicide and alcoholism taking his parents by the time he was 18, Gram’s life had a privilege-tragedy dichotomy running through it, subtly underlined by director Gandulf Hennig (a musician himself). Hennig balances period footage with extensive interviews to great effect, while underpinning the visuals with sublime songs from the one of the greatest canons in popular music, sung in Gram’s heartbreaking broken angel voice. His all-too-short career saw him revitalize The Byrds, form The Flying Burrito brothers, hang out with the Rolling Stones and produce two timeless solo albums, all in pursuit of his vision of Cosmic American Music--a previously unthinkable synthesis of rock, soul and country. His life and its infamous aftermath, in which his body was kidnapped and ceremonially burned at the Joshua Tree, spawned a million myths, and his music has inspired countless imitators. The interviewees include such key witnesses to the Parsons phenomenon as acknowledged keeper of the flame Emmylou Harris, former hang-out buddy Keith Richards, wife Gretchen, former manager and self-confessed body burner Phil Kaufmann and other musical legends like ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles. " -- Seattle Film Festival. DIRECTOR IN PERSON! Check out gramparsons.com. Directed and produced by Gandulf Hennig. Written by Gandulf Hennig and Sid Griffin. Germany, 2004, Running Time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Tonight 7:30 only.

Highest Rating -- David Wiegand, SF Chronicle
"... A must for any fan of George Jones, Poco, Wilco, or all the above."
-- Dennis Harvey, S.F. Bay Guardian

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Friday, June 9 - Thursday, June 15
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

Gram Parsons:
Fallen Angel

"Three decades after the untimely drug-related death of 26 -year-old trust fund baby, former Byrd and father of “alt country,” comes this definitive portrait of the fearless life and musical legend of Gram Parsons. Born Ingram Cecil Connor III to a wealthy Florida citrus-growing family, whose history reads like a Tennessee Williams play complete with suicide and alcoholism taking his parents by the time he was 18, Gram’s life had a privilege-tragedy dichotomy running through it, subtly underlined by director Gandulf Hennig (a musician himself). Hennig balances period footage with extensive interviews to great effect, while underpinning the visuals with sublime songs from the one of the greatest canons in popular music, sung in Gram’s heartbreaking broken angel voice. His all-too-short career saw him revitalize The Byrds, form The Flying Burrito brothers, hang out with the Rolling Stones and produce two timeless solo albums, all in pursuit of his vision of Cosmic American Music--a previously unthinkable synthesis of rock, soul and country. His life and its infamous aftermath, in which his body was kidnapped and ceremonially burned at the Joshua Tree, spawned a million myths, and his music has inspired countless imitators. The interviewees include such key witnesses to the Parsons phenomenon as acknowledged keeper of the flame Emmylou Harris, former hang-out buddy Keith Richards, wife Gretchen, former manager and self-confessed body burner Phil Kaufmann and other musical legends like ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles. " -- Seattle Film Festival. Check out gramparsons.com. Directed and produced by Gandulf Hennig. Written by Gandulf Hennig and Sid Griffin. Germany, 2004, Running Time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:00) & 4:30.

Highest Rating -- David Wiegand, SF Chronicle
"... A must for any fan of George Jones, Poco, Wilco, or all the above."
-- Dennis Harvey, S.F. Bay Guardian

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Friday, June 9 - Thursday, June 15

Another Hole In The Head

8 Days Of Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy… All The Mayhem That Fits On Print

SF IndieFest offers a week of demented behavior, ghastly gore, merry mayhem and just general blood-sucking fun at Another Hole in the Head from June 8-15, 2006. If the myriad traumas of daily life in the big city get to be too much, and it seems like only neuron-shattering screams or a trip to an alternate universe will ease your mind, then Another Hole in the Head is just what the mad doctor ordered. With more than 20 features films and a number of short films on the menu, you will be able to sample the finest in contemporary horror, horror-comedy, sci-fi and dark fantasy from America, Greece, Japan, France, the UK, South Korea, Australia and Thailand. Boo! For more information and a complete film schedule visit www.myspace.com/sfindie . Advance tickets and passes are available at www.holehead.org .


Friday, June 16 – Saturday, June 24

S.F. Int'l. LGBT Film Festival

The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year with Frameline30, 11 days of the best queer cinema from home and abroad. Cinematic stories of love, lust, friends, family, good deeds and bad behavior span countries and communities, revealing a stunning diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aesthetics and experiences. For more information, visit www.frameline.org. Advance Tickets go on sale May 26 at the Frameline30 ticket outlet located inside Superstar Satellite, 474 Castro Street (between Market and 18th). Ticket Outlet hours are 1:00 pm–8:00 pm daily beginning Friday, May 26 (for Frameline members) and Friday, June 2 (for general). Tickets also are available online, by phone (925.866.9559), and by fax (925.866.9597). Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 general, $9 members; and $7 general, $6 members for screenings beginning at 5:00 pm or earlier. The Program Guide will be available May 23!


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, June 16- Thursday, June 22
Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30. Sat. & Sun mats. at (2:00) , 3:30 & 5:00.

Banking On Heaven

Profit and prophets are incestuous twins in this unflinching infiltration of the closed society of Warren Jeffs and the fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. The film alleges that the polygamist communities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, are home to a culture that routinely practices child rape, welfare fraud, and systematic mind-control of its followers. Director Dot Reidelbach and writer/producer Laurie Allen have constructed a documentary out of secret camera footage (outsiders are looked upon as agents of Satan and consistently shunned), interviews from polygamist escapees, "lost boys" (young men and children cast out of the community for such infractions as not rolling their sleeves down), and government officials. The prophet and profiteer of the polygamist splinter group is Warren Jeffs, (now topping the FBI’s most wanted list), a man whose rhetoric traffics in false hope, hatred, xenophobia and the ritual subjugation of women and children. The world that this film portrays is so rife with horrors, the very fact of its continued existence is a blot on America. An unholy trinity of sex, power and wealth are at the dark heart of this deeply troubling story. - Vancouver Film Festival. The film contains up-dated interviews that include Elaine Jeffs, Warren’s sister, who’s been in hiding for almost 30 years. For more info concernng Jeffs' warrant, log into www.fbi.com. Directed By Dot Reidelbach. USA, 2005. Running time: 75 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Sat. & Sun matinees at (2:00) , 3:30 & 5:00.

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ALSO SHOWING
Satuday, June 17 & Sunday June 18
12:00 noon only.

Gram Parsons:
Fallen Angel

"Three decades after the untimely drug-related death of 26 -year-old trust fund baby, former Byrd and father of “alt country,” comes this definitive portrait of the fearless life and musical legend of Gram Parsons. Born Ingram Cecil Connor III to a wealthy Florida citrus-growing family, whose history reads like a Tennessee Williams play complete with suicide and alcoholism taking his parents by the time he was 18, Gram’s life had a privilege-tragedy dichotomy running through it, subtly underlined by director Gandulf Hennig (a musician himself). Hennig balances period footage with extensive interviews to great effect, while underpinning the visuals with sublime songs from the one of the greatest canons in popular music, sung in Gram’s heartbreaking broken angel voice. His all-too-short career saw him revitalize The Byrds, form The Flying Burrito brothers, hang out with the Rolling Stones and produce two timeless solo albums, all in pursuit of his vision of Cosmic American Music--a previously unthinkable synthesis of rock, soul and country. His life and its infamous aftermath, in which his body was kidnapped and ceremonially burned at the Joshua Tree, spawned a million myths, and his music has inspired countless imitators. The interviewees include such key witnesses to the Parsons phenomenon as acknowledged keeper of the flame Emmylou Harris, former hang-out buddy Keith Richards, wife Gretchen, former manager and self-confessed body burner Phil Kaufmann and other musical legends like ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles. " -- Seattle Film Festival. Check out gramparsons.com. Directed and produced by Gandulf Hennig. Written by Gandulf Hennig and Sid Griffin. Germany, 2004, Running Time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Satuday, June 17 & Sunday June 18 at 12:00 noon only.

Highest Rating -- David Wiegand, SF Chronicle
"... A must for any fan of George Jones, Poco, Wilco, or all the above."
-- Dennis Harvey, S.F. Bay Guardian

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Friday, June 23 - Saturday, June 24

S.F. Int'l. LGBT Film Festival

The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year with Frameline30, 11 days of the best queer cinema from home and abroad. Cinematic stories of love, lust, friends, family, good deeds and bad behavior span countries and communities, revealing a stunning diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aesthetics and experiences. For more information, visit www.frameline.org. Advance Tickets go on sale May 26 at the Frameline30 ticket outlet located inside Superstar Satellite, 474 Castro Street (between Market and 18th). Ticket Outlet hours are 1:00 pm–8:00 pm daily beginning Friday, May 26 (for Frameline members) and Friday, June 2 (for general). Tickets also are available online, by phone (925.866.9559), and by fax (925.866.9597). Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 general, $9 members; and $7 general, $6 members for screenings beginning at 5:00 pm or earlier. The Program Guide will be available May 23!


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 28
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat. matinees at (2:00).
Sunday at (2:00), 3:45, 5:15, 7:00 & 8:30

Banking On Heaven

Profit and prophets are incestuous twins in this unflinching infiltration of the closed society of Warren Jeffs and the fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. The film alleges that the polygamist communities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, are home to a culture that routinely practices child rape, welfare fraud, and systematic mind-control of its followers. Director Dot Reidelbach and writer/producer Laurie Allen have constructed a documentary out of secret camera footage (outsiders are looked upon as agents of Satan and consistently shunned), interviews from polygamist escapees, "lost boys" (young men and children cast out of the community for such infractions as not rolling their sleeves down), and government officials. The prophet and profiteer of the polygamist splinter group is Warren Jeffs, (now topping the FBI’s most wanted list), a man whose rhetoric traffics in false hope, hatred, xenophobia and the ritual subjugation of women and children. The world that this film portrays is so rife with horrors, the very fact of its continued existence is a blot on America. An unholy trinity of sex, power and wealth are at the dark heart of this deeply troubling story. - Vancouver Film Festival. The film contains up-dated interviews that include Elaine Jeffs, Warren’s sister, who’s been in hiding for almost 30 years. For more info concernng Jeffs' warrant, log into www.fbi.com. Directed By Dot Reidelbach. USA, 2005. Running time: 75 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat. matinees at (2:00). Sunday at (2:00), 3:45, 5:15, 7:00 & 8:30

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, June 23 - Wednesday, June 28
Nightly at 8:30. Additional Sat. & Sun matinees at (4:00).

Gram Parsons:
Fallen Angel

"Three decades after the untimely drug-related death of 26 -year-old trust fund baby, former Byrd and father of “alt country,” comes this definitive portrait of the fearless life and musical legend of Gram Parsons. Born Ingram Cecil Connor III to a wealthy Florida citrus-growing family, whose history reads like a Tennessee Williams play complete with suicide and alcoholism taking his parents by the time he was 18, Gram’s life had a privilege-tragedy dichotomy running through it, subtly underlined by director Gandulf Hennig (a musician himself). Hennig balances period footage with extensive interviews to great effect, while underpinning the visuals with sublime songs from the one of the greatest canons in popular music, sung in Gram’s heartbreaking broken angel voice. His all-too-short career saw him revitalize The Byrds, form The Flying Burrito brothers, hang out with the Rolling Stones and produce two timeless solo albums, all in pursuit of his vision of Cosmic American Music--a previously unthinkable synthesis of rock, soul and country. His life and its infamous aftermath, in which his body was kidnapped and ceremonially burned at the Joshua Tree, spawned a million myths, and his music has inspired countless imitators. The interviewees include such key witnesses to the Parsons phenomenon as acknowledged keeper of the flame Emmylou Harris, former hang-out buddy Keith Richards, wife Gretchen, former manager and self-confessed body burner Phil Kaufmann and other musical legends like ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles. " -- Seattle Film Festival. Check out gramparsons.com. Directed and produced by Gandulf Hennig. Written by Gandulf Hennig and Sid Griffin. Germany, 2004, Running Time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:30. Additional Sat. & Sun matinees at (4:00).

Highest Rating -- David Wiegand, SF Chronicle
"... A must for any fan of George Jones, Poco, Wilco, or all the above."
-- Dennis Harvey, S.F. Bay Guardian

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Sunday, June 25
2:00 & 7:00

Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco

With Mayor Gavin Newsom's citywide Wi-Fi initiative, San Francisco moves one step closer to joining other "wireless" cities around the world. But as the timely documentary "Bad Reception: The Wireless Revolution in San Francisco" dramatically illustrates, embracing wireless technology may come with a steep price for the health and well-being of San Francisco residents and their environment. Exploring the dangers of microwave radiation used by cellular phones, cellular antennas, and other new wireless technologies, "Bad Reception" tells the compelling story of residents from backgrounds as diverse as the city itself taking to the streets and taking on City Hall to protest the politically powerful and poorly regulated wireless industry. "Though there are triumphs recorded here, including an emotional victory over a proposed antenna in the upper Fillmore, Bad Reception . . . ominously hints that the fight is far from over." - San Francisco Bay Guardian. Produced and directed by Doug Loranger co-produced by Gordon Winiemko Running time: 56 min. Show times: 2:00 & 7:00.

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Monday, June 26

The DO MORE THAN VOTE COALITION -- The Party Progressive, Hammering the Issues, LitPAC, GoodStorm and Friends presents:

THE BIG BUY:
TOM DELAY'S STOLEN CONGRESS

Framing the story as political Film Noir, The Big Buy chronicles the rise of Tom DeLay from backbencher in the Texas Legislature to the architect of the largest money machine ever constructed on Capitol Hill, and also chronicles Texas DA Ronnie Earl as he investigates that machine. It's this local DA who wins 41 indictments against the operatives, groups, corporations and congressman who tGrand Juries say broke the law in order to funnel illegal corporate money to Texas Republicans. The film lays open the confluence of events that led multinational corporations to pour donations into an obscure DeLay PAC dedicated to changing the political landscape of the nation by changing the congressional lines of a state. This showing marks the start of a massive grassroots outreach program to screen the film for hundreds of thousands of voters across the nation, including grassroots premieres in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, DC and San Francisco and thousands of house parties in competitive House Districts around the country. Directed by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck. For more info, log onto tomdelaymovie.com. If you'd like to do more to help win back Congress, see our DO MORE THAN VOTE suggestions here: www.partyprogressive.com. Showtimes: 7:30.


Tuesday, June 27- Thursday, June 29
7:00 & 9:30

48 Hour Film Project

2006

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 48hourfilm.com. Showtimes: 7:00 & 9:30.

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Thursday, June 29
7pm and 9pm
Tickets: $8 at the door/$7 BAVC members

presents


Social Justice, Sustainability and Survival, Political Action — these topics and more are showcased at the Media That Matters Film Festival. The Festival brings exciting, high-impact, brand new short films to audiences around the country. Media That Matters tours the country through community screenings, and hits the airwaves on cable and satellite television channels. BAVC is the local sponsor of the Media That Matters Film Festival, and this year's award-winning line-up is not-to-be-missed! BAVC series information hotline: 415.558.2170. or check out www.bavc.org/. Showtimes: 7:00 & 9:00 pm. Tickets: $8 at the door/$7 BAVC members.


Friday, June 30 – Thursday, July 6
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. Sun, & Wed mats at (3:00) & 5:00
No 7:00 show Wed, 7/5

Iron Island

The story of a vibrant community living inside an abandoned oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, IRON ISLAND chronicles the lives of a people in transition. Anchored several hundred yards offshore, the Iron Island is an impoverished but viable place to live: kids go to school, labor is divided, resources are shared, and residents peacefully congregate and socialize. But when Captain Nemat (Ali Nasirian), a commanding but soft-spoken man in his 50s, finds out that his ship is slowly sinking - and that its real owners have decided to retrieve it - he begins a clandestine search to locate a new home for his “tenants”. Determined to relocate his people to firm ground, Nemat solely coordinates the efforts of all men, women and children in the boat. "Shows how much topical, emotional and even allegorical richness largely amateur actors can generate ... led by a gifted writer-director. " -- Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle. For more info, log into www.kino.com. Written, produced and directed by Mohammad Rasoulof. Iran. In Persian with English subtitles. 35 mm. Running time: 90 Mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. Sun, & Wed mats at (3:00) & 5:00. No 7:00 show Wed, 7/5

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 5
Nightly at 7:00. Sat & Sun mats at (2:00).

Banking On Heaven

Profit and prophets are incestuous twins in this unflinching infiltration of the closed society of Warren Jeffs and the fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. The film alleges that the polygamist communities of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, are home to a culture that routinely practices child rape, welfare fraud, and systematic mind-control of its followers. Director Dot Reidelbach and writer/producer Laurie Allen have constructed a documentary out of secret camera footage (outsiders are looked upon as agents of Satan and consistently shunned), interviews from polygamist escapees, "lost boys" (young men and children cast out of the community for such infractions as not rolling their sleeves down), and government officials. The prophet and profiteer of the polygamist splinter group is Warren Jeffs, (now topping the FBI’s most wanted list), a man whose rhetoric traffics in false hope, hatred, xenophobia and the ritual subjugation of women and children. The world that this film portrays is so rife with horrors, the very fact of its continued existence is a blot on America. An unholy trinity of sex, power and wealth are at the dark heart of this deeply troubling story. - Vancouver Film Festival. The film contains up-dated interviews that include Elaine Jeffs, Warren’s sister, who’s been in hiding for almost 30 years. For more info concernng Jeffs' warrant, log into www.fbi.com. Directed By Dot Reidelbach. USA, 2005. Running time: 75 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat. matinees at (2:00).

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, June 30 - Wednesday, July 5
Nightly at 8:30. Additional Sat. & Sun matinees at (4:00).

Gram Parsons:
Fallen Angel

"Three decades after the untimely drug-related death of 26 -year-old trust fund baby, former Byrd and father of “alt country,” comes this definitive portrait of the fearless life and musical legend of Gram Parsons. Born Ingram Cecil Connor III to a wealthy Florida citrus-growing family, whose history reads like a Tennessee Williams play complete with suicide and alcoholism taking his parents by the time he was 18, Gram’s life had a privilege-tragedy dichotomy running through it, subtly underlined by director Gandulf Hennig (a musician himself). Hennig balances period footage with extensive interviews to great effect, while underpinning the visuals with sublime songs from the one of the greatest canons in popular music, sung in Gram’s heartbreaking broken angel voice. His all-too-short career saw him revitalize The Byrds, form The Flying Burrito brothers, hang out with the Rolling Stones and produce two timeless solo albums, all in pursuit of his vision of Cosmic American Music--a previously unthinkable synthesis of rock, soul and country. His life and its infamous aftermath, in which his body was kidnapped and ceremonially burned at the Joshua Tree, spawned a million myths, and his music has inspired countless imitators. The interviewees include such key witnesses to the Parsons phenomenon as acknowledged keeper of the flame Emmylou Harris, former hang-out buddy Keith Richards, wife Gretchen, former manager and self-confessed body burner Phil Kaufmann and other musical legends like ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam and Bernie Leadon of the Eagles. " -- Seattle Film Festival. Check out gramparsons.com. Directed and produced by Gandulf Hennig. Written by Gandulf Hennig and Sid Griffin. Germany, 2004, Running Time: 103 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:30. Additional Sat. & Sun matinees at (4:00).

Highest Rating -- David Wiegand, SF Chronicle
"... A must for any fan of George Jones, Poco, Wilco, or all the above."
-- Dennis Harvey, S.F. Bay Guardian

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