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Friday, March 3 - Thursday, March 9
Fri:6:15, 8:00 & 9:45 Sat: (2:00), 4:30, 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45 Sun: (2:00) & 4:00. Mon & Tues: 6:30, 8:15, 10:00 Wed & Thur: 6:15












Street Fight chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the battle pits Booker against an old style political machine that uses any means necessary to crush its opponents: city workers who do not support the mayor are demoted; "disloyal" businesses are targeted by code enforcement; a campaigner is detained and accused of terrorism; and disks of voter data are burglarized in the night. Even the filmmaker is dragged into the slugfest, and by election day, the climate becomes so heated that the Federal government is forced to send in observers to watch for cheating and violence. The battle sheds light on important American questions about democracy, power and -- in a surprising twist -- race. Both Booker and James are African-American Democrats, but when the mayor accuses the Ivy League educated Booker of not being "really black" it forces voters to examine both how we define race in this country. "We tell our children to get educated," one Newarker says, "and when they do, we call them white. What kind of a message does that send?" Street Fight tells a gripping story of the underbelly of democracy where elections are not about spin-doctors, media consultants, or photo ops. In Newark, we discover, elections are won and lost in the streets. Directed, written by Marshall Curry. With: Cory Booker, Sharpe James, Pablo Fonseca, Rich McGrath, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jim McGreevey. 2005. Running time: 86 mins. Showtimes: Fri:6:15, 8:00 & 9:45 Sat: (2:00), 4:30, 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45 Sun: (2:00) & 4:00. Mon & Tues: 6:30, 8:15, 10:00 Wed & Thur: 6:15.

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" A mean, lean documentary that's earned the first-time filmmaker a deserved Academy Award nomination.... It should be required viewing before every election. " -- Neva Chonin, SF Chronicle



ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, March 3 - Thursday, March 9
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Plus Sat mats: (2:00) & 4:30. Sun mat: (2:00) Wed mats : (2 :00) & 3 :45. No 6:15. on Wed & Thurs, 3/7 & 8.

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 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Plus Sat mats: (2:00) & 4:30. Sun mat: (2:00) Wed mats : (2 :00) & 3 :45. No 6:15. on Wed & Thurs, 3/7 & 8.

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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


Sunday, March 5
3:45 doors open. 5:00 show begins. TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

14th Annual
Up The Oscars!
Benefit Bash!

Uh-oh, it's that time again; Hollywood's annual walk down short-term memory lane commences with its time-honored attempt at spoon-fed bogus humility. Well, forget about it! The Roxie will once again open up the event to public scrutiny on our giant screen and believe us, no one gets away clean!! Partake in the fun at our big ol' party; doors'll swing open at 3:45pm. (the actual show starts at 5:00). But hey, you've been here before-you know the drill. Admission is $15.00. Advance tickets are now available on-line at Ticket Web. To find more about us and where we are located, click: DIRECTIONS.

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Wednesday, March 8 - Friday, March 10
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00PM

SF Irish Fest



















The San Francisco Irish Film Festival celebrates new Irish cinema at its best. It runs from March 8 -10, 2006 at the Roxie Cinema, San Francisco. ADVANCE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM TICKETWEB, and NOT Ticket Master. Tickets are also available at the box office, on the day of the show. Admission: $10.00 per show OR $15.00 per evening OR $35 for a Festival Pass (Advance Only).
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Friday, March 10 - Thursday, March 16
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sundays at (4:00).

A NEW FILM BY
KEVIN EPPS

Rap Dreams, the latest documentary film from award winning director Kevin Epps tracks the bigtime dreams of three upcoming Bay Area rappers, and contrasts their bling bling hopes with the harsh realities and pitfalls experienced as they progress in their careers. The film follows young peformers Kev Kelley, Hectic, and Mistah FAB, as they strive for acceptance & success in the vibrant Oakland & San Francisco underground hip hop music scenes. The first of several Bay Area screenings occurs on Friday, March 10-17, 2006, at the Roxie Cinema, on 3117 16th St in San Francisco, and again Sunday, March 19th at The Parkway Theater in Oakland. Immediately following at both screenings, there will be a Q&A discussion about the film, including appearances from the director and a special impromptu from some of the artist featured in the film. Rap Dreams features an inside look at Hip Hop and interviews with a slew of Bay Area notables including: Shock G, aka, Humpty Humpty, (from the multi-platium recording group, Digital Underground, Tupac Shakur former group), Sway & King Tech (World Famous Wake Up Show, MTV syndicated), JT Bigga Figga, Herm Lewis, Ray Luv, MacMall, T-Kash (KPFA/The Coup), Messy Marv, and Mayor Gavin Newsom. Rap Dreams is the newest film from director and producer Kevin Epps, who recently received "Favorite Independent Filmmaker of the Year Award" 2005 from the Northern California Film Production Community, and numerous other awards and global recognition for his last feature " Straight Outta Hunters Point". In 2003, Epps co-founded the Hip Hop Film Fest, a travelling exhibition of films that toured nationwide. Official Site. Directed by Kevin Epps. Running time: 80min. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sundays at (4:00).

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Rap Dreams has raw immediacy.
-- Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian.
"A blast of authenticity that will make you pay attention. Forget HUSTEL & FLOW, this is the real deal.... there's an energy and vitality here that many pricier docs don't have; It's the cinematic equivalent of buying a CD out of somebody's trunk, and only to find out it's the best music you've heard in months."
-- Luke Thompson, SF Weekly.


ALSO SHOWING:
Saturday, March 11 - Thursday, March 16
Nightly at 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (4:00).

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 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (4:00).

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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


ALSO SHOWING
Saturday, March 11 - Thursday, March 16
Nightly at 6:15. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00).












Street Fight chronicles the bare-knuckles race for Mayor of Newark, N.J. between Cory Booker, a 32-year-old Rhodes Scholar/Yale Law School grad, and Sharpe James, the four-term incumbent and undisputed champion of New Jersey politics. Fought in Newark's neighborhoods and housing projects, the battle pits Booker against an old style political machine that uses any means necessary to crush its opponents: city workers who do not support the mayor are demoted; "disloyal" businesses are targeted by code enforcement; a campaigner is detained and accused of terrorism; and disks of voter data are burglarized in the night. Even the filmmaker is dragged into the slugfest, and by election day, the climate becomes so heated that the Federal government is forced to send in observers to watch for cheating and violence. The battle sheds light on important American questions about democracy, power and -- in a surprising twist -- race. Both Booker and James are African-American Democrats, but when the mayor accuses the Ivy League educated Booker of not being "really black" it forces voters to examine both how we define race in this country. "We tell our children to get educated," one Newarker says, "and when they do, we call them white. What kind of a message does that send?" Street Fight tells a gripping story of the underbelly of democracy where elections are not about spin-doctors, media consultants, or photo ops. In Newark, we discover, elections are won and lost in the streets. Directed, written by Marshall Curry. With: Cory Booker, Sharpe James, Pablo Fonseca, Rich McGrath, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jim McGreevey. 2005. Running time: 86 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00).

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" A mean, lean documentary that's earned the first-time filmmaker a deserved Academy Award nomination.... It should be required viewing before every election. " -- Neva Chonin, SF Chronicle



Friday, March 17 - Thursday, March 23
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed matinees at (2:30), 4:30.

Robin Wright Penn & director, Jeff Stanzler in person after the 8:00 show Friday! Jeff Stanzler in person after the 6:15 show Saturday!

Sorry, Haters

SORRY, HATERS is a psychological thriller with political and social undertones set in today's New York. It's a story of anger, revenge and retribution so timely it could be true. It begins when Ashade, a Muslim cab driver (Abdellatif Kechiche), picks up Phoebe (Robin Wright Penn), a well-heeled professional woman. Although Ashade and Phoebe have nothing in common, each holds troubling urges and secret motivations. When Phoebe takes an interest in exonerating Ashade's brother, who is in jail, a series of events are set in motion resulting in the revelation of a devastating hidden truth. SORRY, HATERS is that rare film that dares to capture the anxiety of a city on edge. With powerful performances by Robin Wright Penn, Abdellatif Kechiche, Sandra Oh and Josh Hamilton, it has the courage to ask the most forbidden questions about who we are, and suggest some surprising answers. Official Site. Written and Directed by Jeff Stanzler. With: Abdellatif Kechiche, Remy K. Selma; Robin Wright Penn; Sandra Oh; Elodie Bouchez. USA. In English, Arabic, French. with English subtitles. Running time: 86 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:30), 4:30.

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"An audacious, highly contemporary psychological thriller." -- Hollywood Reporter
Two thumbs up! Robin Wright Penn gives a performance so powerful it's scary.
-- Roger Ebert, EBERT & ROEPER.
"Sorry, Haters acquires the slowly widening, fanged grin of a Polanski tale. Wright Penn, her stardom- crippling reserves of bitterness and bile rising to the surface, is a scary monster in full bloom, and her habitation of this wacky role makes the movie worth its weight in pixels." -- Michael Atkinson, Village Voice


ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, March 17 - Thursday, March 23
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.

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 & Sunday matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.

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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


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

Same Sex America

One year ago history was made when Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to sanction gay marriage. “To deny gays and lesbians the right to marry is to deny them dignity and equality under law, ” the Massachusetts justices wrote in their decision. "The exclusive commitment of two individuals to each other nurtures love and mutual support and brings stability to our society". The court ordered the state to begin issuing marriage licenses within six months. Since that time, a political, emotional and personal battle has ensued between those attempting to reverse the decision and those rising to its defense. For the couples and their families who’ve decided to tie the knot, it has been a year of elation and anxiety, of anticipation and apprehension. In SAME SEX AMERICA, filmmaker Henry Corra weaves the stories of seven gay and lesbian couples on their emotional journey to the altar with the dramatic showdown at Massachusetts' constitutional convention, a vivid demonstration of democracy in action that may change the course of history. The film captures all the nuance of what may be the defining chapter in the history of the gay and lesbian struggle for equal rights. A film by Henry Corra. USA. Color. Running time: 90 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:00, 8:00 & 9:45. Additional Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

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"Lively and engaging " -- John McMurtrie, SF Chronicle.
"This exceptional feature's balance of human interest, breaking-news suspense, political maneuvers, and high emotion is a potent experience that's well worthwhile." -- Dennis Harvey, SF Guardian.
"It's immensely fun to join these couples as they walk down the aisle"
-- Melissa Levine, SF Weekly.
"Henry Corra's 'Same Sex America' sets a standard that will be hard to match."
- Variety


ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, March 24 - Monday, March 27
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.

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 & Sunday matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.

Purchase Advance Tickets Now!


"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


Tuesday, March 28
7:30 Only! Admission = $10.00. Tickets available at the door only, day of the show only.

NOISE POP FILM FESTIVAL presents:

FEARLESS FREAKS THE WONDREOUSLY IMPROBABLE STORY OF THE FLAMING LIPS

The Wondrously Improbable Story of the Flaming Lips
Wayne Coyne in Person!

"FEARLESS FREAKS THE WONDREOUSLY IMPROBABLE STORY OF THE FLAMING LIPS is an all-access fan's valentine as artfully scrappy and likably wide-eyed as its subjects. In an eccentric two-decade career, these Okie psych-rock Don Quixotes have morphed from—as they admit—"a no-talent hillbilly-punk version of the Who" to stereophonic mad scientists (with boombox orchestras and the four-CDs-at-once Zaireeka) to messianic space-pop humanists (on the pre-millennial masterpiece The Soft Bulletin) to Grammy winners (for 2002's Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots). Filmmaker Bradley Beesley, a friend and neighbor of chief Lip Wayne Coyne, who serving as de facto host, proceeds more or less chronologically, cutting together intimate chats, home movies, concert footage, and the lo-fi, high-concept music videos he co-directed with Coyne. Beesley lingers nostalgically on the sub-Buttholes shockcore and highly flammable shows of the lean years—the doc is nearly halfway through before the band signs to Warner's and scores the immortalized-on-90210 fluke ("She Don't Use Jelly") that keeps them on the label through their dicey mid-'90s experiments." -- Village Voice. Lips'leader Wayne Coyne to appear in person for a Q&A with the Director immediately after the screening! . Admission = $10.00. Tickets available at the door only, day of the show only from the Box Office. The Box Office will open by 6:30 pm. Directed by Bradley Beesley. Running time: 100 minutes.
Showtime: 7:30 Only. Check out more of NOISE POP 2006!


Wendnesday, March 29
7:00 pm Only!

BACORR & New College of California Present:
Reproductive Rights Movie Night!
The Last Abortion Clinic

“The Last Abortion Clinic” (2005) Written, produced and directed by Raney Aronson-Rath. The New York Times said "...'The Last Abortion Clinic,' gives a lucid picture of how the anti-abortion movement in states like Mississippi has worked so many hurdles into local laws that abortions are almost unattainable for poor women." Plus short: “Leona's Sister Gerri” (1995), is an award winning film by Jane Gillooly. This film tells the dramatic story of Gerri Santoro, a mother of two and the "real person" in the now famous photo of an anonymous woman on a motel floor, dead from an illegal abortion. Reprinted thousands of times on placards, and in the media, this grisly photo became a pro-choice icon.

If you care about this issue NOW is the time to get involved. Abortion has already been banned in South Dakota. Who’s next?


Thursday, March 30
7:00 - 11:00pm Screening begins at 8:00pm.

Music Video
Screening Tour

Hundreds of filmmakers entered fo a chance to make music videos for talented indie bands. Our judges picked the top ten. You will pick the one who walks away with $20.000. Check out the Featured Bands. R.S.V.P. Now!



Friday, March 31 - Thursday, April 6
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00pm. . Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:30) & 4:45 .

The Int'l. Latino Film Festival-S.F. Bay Area co-presents:
Battle In Heaven

In the 1940s, Mexico City had a population of 1 million. It is said that life was quite pleasant there in those days. Today Mexico City is a megalopolis of more than 20 million souls. Battle In Heaven introduces us to three of them. The action of Battle In Heaven is book-ended by the repetition of two ritualistic events: an act of fellatio and the raising and lowering of a gigantic Mexican flag. The character whose presence links these two actions is Marcos (MARCOS HERNANDEZ). He is the chauffer of the general who supervises the daily flag ceremonies. When Marcos picks up the general’s daughter Ana (ANAPOLA MUSHKADIZ) at the airport we recognize her as the female participant in the erotic episode. Marcos is the only member of Ana’s household who is aware that she leads a double life. Although a child of Mexico’s political elite, she works part time in a rather seedy Mexico City brothel-not for the money but as an act of rebellion and debasement. The intimacy which has developed from sharing this secret with Marcos has become physical. On this particular day, Marcos is troubled. When Ana questions him, he confesses a secret of his own: he and his wife (BERTA RUIZ) have kidnapped an infant for ransom and the baby has died in their custody. As the police draw closer, Ana urges Marcos to turn himself in. But in the end, he seeks redemption from a higher power… A clash that reminds Marcos of his true station in life, and another death prefigures, brings this tortured soul to join a crowd of pilgrims approaching the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Official Site. Written and Directed by Carlos Reygadas. With: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz & Bertha Ruiz. Mexico/France/Belgium. Not Rated. In Spanish with English subtitles.Running time: 94 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00pm. . Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:30) & 4:45 .

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"Audacious!" -- Johnny Ray Huston, SF Bay Guardian.


ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, March 31 - Thursday, April 6
Nightly at 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (5:00).

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 9:00. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (5:00).

Purchase Advance Tickets Now!


"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


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, March 31 - Thursday, April 6
Nightly at 7:15 Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (3:00).

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"The famous television standoff between newsman Edward R. Murrow and Wisconin Sen. Joseph McCarthy over the course of three television newscasts in 1954 forms the drama of this new film from george Clooney. Murrow is played with remarkalbe fidelity by David Strathairn, and while the film is not ambitous in it's scope - it focuses on only a brief period in Murrow's professional life, not is career as a whole nor his personal life - it's satisfying entertainment, part drama, part civics lesson." -- SF Chronicle. Directed by George Clooney. Written & Dircted by George Clooney & Grant Heslov. David Strathairn, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Ray Wise, Frank Langella, , Jeff Daniels & George Clooney. Running time: 93 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:15 Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (3:00).

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