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Friday, May 5 - Thursday, May 11
Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed. mats at (2:00).

Winner: BEST DOC: SF Int'l Film Fest '06!
Working Man's Death

In his latest globetrotting film, Michael Glawogger (Megacities) provides a startling glimpse of the profound impact a rapidly changing global economy has had on ordinary working people. Today, manual labourers are no longer celebrated as heroes: They must be content with encouraging one another that back-breaking work is better than no work at all. Glawogger takes us to the Ukraine, where a group of men spend long days crawling through the cramped shafts of illegal coal mines to eke out a living. Then we watch as sulfur-gatherers in Indonesia brave the smoky heat of an active volcano and the treacherous trip back down. Cut to Nigeria, where blood, fire and stench are routine for workers at a crowded open-air slaughterhouse, a true vision of hell on earth. In Pakistan, men use little more than their bare hands to dismantle a massive, abandoned oil tanker for scrap metal. Finally, steelworkers in China fear they could be a dying breed. Held together by a thumping John Zorn score, Workingman’s Death is a last hymn to the manual labourer, and a stunning document of work at the dawn of the 21st century. Winner of the John Grierson Award at the 2005 London Film Festival. -- Vancouver Film Festival Warning: Some scenes may offend sensitive viewers. Running Time: 122 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday, Sunday & Wednesday matinees at (2:00) .

" Imagine the epic photographic series of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado granted startling mobility, and you’ll have some sense of Glawogger’s remarkable presentation of extreme labour worldwide…Essential viewing."
-- Gareth Evans, Time Out London

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ALSO SHOWING: Friday, May 5 - Thursday, May 11
Nightly at 9:15. Additional Sat & Sun matinees at (4:30).

Game 6

As a New York playwright, Nicky Rogan (Michael Keaton) made his name in boulevard comedy, and now has ventured closer to home and written something he really cares about. Though he won’t admit it, he is desperate for another success. From the outset, things begin to go wrong. His daughter informs him that his wife wants a divorce. His mistress notifies him that his lead actor has a parasite in his brain and can’t remember his lines, and an old acquaintance regales him with tales of Steven Schwimmer, a new and powerful critic who is so poisonous, so destructive, that the New York theater community lives in terror. Although Nicky has grown up and lived his entire life in New York, he is a die-hard Red Sox fan and the film is set on October 25, 1986, the day of the most Shakespearian of sporting events, “Game 6” of the 1986 World Series. The Red Sox are poised to win. At the last minute, Nicky decides to skip his opening night in order to watch his beloved team. This could be it. If his “cursed” Red Sox can finally win the World Series, maybe Nicky can break his own downward spiral. Written by acclaimed writer Don DeLillo, “Game 6” is an intelligent, witty, unsettling tale of one man’s encounter with his demons, his passions and his infatuation with failure. Official Website. Directed by Michael Hoffman. Screenplay by Don Delillo With Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Ari Graynor, Bebe Neuwirth, Griffin Dunne & Catherine O’Hara. MPAA: Rated R. USA Runtime: 87 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 9:15. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:30)

The clever screenplay by Don Delillo really surprises
in a refreshing way. -- Leba Hertz, SF Chronicle.

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Friday, May 12, plus
Monday, May 15 - Thursday, May 19

Jean Renoir once said, "Reality is always magic," and SF IndieFest offers more than a week of both reality and magic at the 5th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival. Our Opening Night presentation on May 12th is a lively look at a longtime lover of the lowbrow in Gregg Gibbs' The Treasures of Long Gone John.Perhaps best known to IndieFest audiences for inspiring our 2002 Best Picture winner Shut Your Dirty Little Mouth!, Gibbs' directorial debut gets the Festival off to a lively start at The Roxie Film Center. The Opening Night party at OnSix Gallery, inside Club 6, 66 Sixth Street in San Francisco will feature live musical performancesand an art exhibition presented by Juxtapoz.
For more info, log onto docfest.com.

Films

Schedule

Tickets




Friday, May 12 - Thursday, May 18
Nightly at 7:15 & 9:15. Additional Sat. Sun & Wed. mats at (3:00) & 5:00.
No 5:00 or 7:00 shows Wed. May 17. No 7:00 show Thurs, May 18!
FILMMAKER CAVEH ZAHEDI IN PERSON!!!!!!!!!!

I Am Sex Addict

Autobiographical filmmaker Caveh Zahedi has made a cult career of his unabashed willingness to be vulnerable on camera. I AM A SEX ADDICT, a comic reconstruction of his ten-year struggle with sex addiction, is one of his most ambitious, hilarious confessions yet. Just moments before his third wedding, Zahedi relates with utter sincerity and astonishing candor his obsession with prostitutes. He retraces his romantic and sexual history, including his ideological commitment to open relationships, that led to two disastrous marriages and several very pissed off ex-girlfriends. Featuring animation by Bob Sabiston (WAKING LIFE), and a rare dramatic performance by legendary French porn star Rebecca Lord, I AM A SEX ADDICT is Zahedi's unique brand of comedy at its confessional best. Directed by/Written by: Caveh Zahedi. Running time: 98 mins. Nightly at 7:15 & 9:15. Additional Sat. Sun & Wed. mats at (3:00) & 5:00. No 5:00 or 7:00 shows Wed. May 17. No 7:00 show Thurs, May 18! FILMMAKER CAVEH ZAHEDI IN PERSON for Q&A: Sat, 5/20 @ 9:15 & Mon, 5/22 @7:1!!!!


Saturday, May 13
Today at 2:00, 4:30, 6:45 & 9:00. Admission: $10.00

No Time to save the world? No Problem. Check out the third annual earthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival for a dose of humor and hope. The largest festival of environmental film shorts in the country, EarthDance is a juried compilation of independent films that invite you to celebrate and explore your multifaceted relationship to the natural world. Meaningful media featuring documentary, mockumentary, adventure, animated, and dramatic short films (30 seconds to 15 minutes) by domestic and international filmmakers, the Festival provides the only chance to see all these innovative films in one place at one time. For more info, check out. www.earthdancefilms.com.

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The Films
Bee Petting
– 1 minute David Lachman
Yes, bee petting. The petting of a bee.
Grocery Store Wars: The Organic Rebellion
- 5 minutes Directed by Louis Fox for Free Range Graphics, San Francisco
It’s the classic story of Cuke Skywalker, Princess Lettuce, Chewbroccoli, and other organic rebels - played by live action vegetable puppets dressed as Star Wars characters - battling it out with Darth Tater, evil Lord of the dark side of the farm.
Zoltan
– 4 minutes Brendan Kiernan
International lover of rivers and "professional" tuber, Zoltan is on a passionate mission. You can't help but feel sympathy for this whitewater misfit as you catch a glimpse of his hilariously self-imposed torment.
FUH2
- 0.5 minutes Diane Nerwen
This short documents a subculture of resistance to Hummerization. Jammed with image submissions from everyday people, this short video is a cathartic rant against the resource consumption that this vehicle embodies.
The Lost People of Mountain Village
– 15 minutes Neal Marlens & Carol Black
When a lost backcountry skier high in the Rocky Mountains stumbles on a monumental complex of structures - apparently uninhabited - world-renowned anthropologist, Wade Davis, calls it the "most spectacular discovery of our lifetimes." This mockumentary makes some important environmental points while making you bust a gut.
Wombat
– 2 minutes
Jason Amble Good advise from a straight talking wombat.
Chickens in the City
- 7 minutes Christie Herring, San Francisco Somewhere beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, the cable cars and the coffee bars, San Francisco is teeming with chickens. Are they pets, food, or something else?
Journeys
– 3 minutes Zakary Zide, Oakland
If you like Andy Goldsworthy, you’ll love ZZ.
The Golden Ocean
– 1 minute - World Premiere SustainLane Animation Studio, San Francisco
Be the first on your block to see the trailer for this soon to be released 7 part webisode. A story about life’s complexity’s and the simple truths that guide us.
The Great Hoskins Rescue
– 8.5 minutes Tyler Young & Ben Cornish
October 1941. George Hopkins parachutes to the rocky summit of Wyoming's Devil's Tower to win a $50 bet. Only one problem - he can't get down!
BEES
– 2 minutes. David Seezen
This playful animation is all the buzz.
Bug Girl
– 5.5 minutes. Su Rynard
A visual tumble through nature, biology and consciousness, this psychedelic ecological fable is about more than a little girl who loses her cat... and swallows a bee….
Devil’s Teeth
– 10 mintues. Roger Teich, San Francisco
A well crafted black and white documentary about one of the last Farallon Island sea urchin divers. Complete with great white sharks, downers and hepatitis C.
Alive
– 3 minutes. Lucy Blackwell, New York
Two Dragonflies are born into a lusciously animated world of food. As they explore, they realize that they are actually living inside a bubble. All is hunky dory until one of the insects decides to escape…
Nature's Blueprints
– 9 minutes. Mike Seely
Eco-Architect, Eugene Tsui, designed his parents house to resemble a tardigrade, or water bear - a microscopic invertebrate related to arthropods. This talented, eccentric designer is not afraid to wear a cape as he looks to nature for inspiration.
Garpenfargle
– 4 minutes. Bill Kersey
Watch Hobbes, arguably the world's cutest dog, discover the pleasures and perils of being home alone. Mccully Culkin never had it so good.
Dining in the Dump
– 5.5 minutes. Robin Lasser
What if Lucille Ball met Vana White at the dump?
Organic Rap
– 2 minutes. Bruce Weaver
An employee of Organic Valley Farms gets funky with the noun and the verb to educate about the benefits of going organic.
Hush
– 5 minutes. Mike Seely
A sumptuous black and white documentary about the search for natural quiet.


Sunday, May 14
(2:00), 4:30, 7:00 & 9:15.

Winner: BEST DOC: SF Int'l Film Fest '06!
Working Man's Death

In his latest globetrotting film, Michael Glawogger (Megacities) provides a startling glimpse of the profound impact a rapidly changing global economy has had on ordinary working people. Today, manual labourers are no longer celebrated as heroes: They must be content with encouraging one another that back-breaking work is better than no work at all. Glawogger takes us to the Ukraine, where a group of men spend long days crawling through the cramped shafts of illegal coal mines to eke out a living. Then we watch as sulfur-gatherers in Indonesia brave the smoky heat of an active volcano and the treacherous trip back down. Cut to Nigeria, where blood, fire and stench are routine for workers at a crowded open-air slaughterhouse, a true vision of hell on earth. In Pakistan, men use little more than their bare hands to dismantle a massive, abandoned oil tanker for scrap metal. Finally, steelworkers in China fear they could be a dying breed. Held together by a thumping John Zorn score, Workingman’s Death is a last hymn to the manual labourer, and a stunning document of work at the dawn of the 21st century. Winner of the John Grierson Award at the 2005 London Film Festival. -- Vancouver Film Festival Warning: Some scenes may offend sensitive viewers. Running Time: 122 mins. Showtimes: (2:00), 4:30, 7:00 & 9:15.

" Imagine the epic photographic series of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado granted startling mobility, and you’ll have some sense of Glawogger’s remarkable presentation of extreme labour worldwide…Essential viewing."
-- Gareth Evans, Time Out London

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Wednesday, May 17
Reception: 6:00. Program: 6:30

Streetside Stories presents
At The Crossroads:
Digital Stories by San Francisco 7th Graders

Join us to see short movies written and produced by students from San Francisco middle schools. Tickets are only $4. Special thanks to the New College of California and the Roxie for making this event possible. Questions? call (415) 864-5221 or www.streetside.org. Showtime: Reception: 6:00. Program: 6:30.

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Thursday, May 18
7:30
Proceeds benefit the Haiti Information Project (HIP) www.teledyol.net

Haiti: The Untold Story

Filmmaker Kevin Pina challenges the contemporary view of Haiti, revealing the hidden role of the 'international community' in Haitian politics. This provocative and lively film takes the viewer into parts of Haiti where few Western journalists dare to tread, and includes shocking footage of unreported human rights abuses, some which have been astonishingly conducted by UN forces. Pina’s film stands out because it connects the tragic events in Haiti with what he assesses as foreign intervention designed to deter democracy. Learn the side of the Haiti coverage not seen in regular media. For more information call: 510-295-3174. Sponsored by: Flashpoints on Pacifica (www.flashpoints.net) & S.F. Bayview (www.sfbayview.com). Running time: 53 mins. Showtime: 7:30 only. FILMMAKER IN PERSON!

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Friday, May 19: 8:00 pm only.
Saturday, May 20 - Thursday 25, 2006
Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30 Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00), 3:30 & 5:00.

The Slanted ScreenThe Slanted ScreenThe Slanted Screen

The Slanted Screen

Fresh from two-sold premieres at the SF International Asian American film festival, Jeff Adachi's new film, "The Slanted Screen," opens for a one-week run at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on May 19-25, 2006. The 60-minute film, which explores portrayals of Asian men in American cinema and ethnic stereotyping, recently won the Best Short Documentary award at the NY International Independent Film & Video festival, and has been chosen to screen at the NY Int'l Asian American film festival, Atlanta's DocuFest , the New Jersey International Film Festival and Calgary's ImagiAsian film festival. The film presents a critical examination of Hollywood's image-making machine, through a fascinating parade of 50 film clips spanning a century. For much more info, check out SlantedScreen.com. Written, directed and produced by Jeff Adachi. USA 2006 60 Min. Shown with: SCREEN TEST. Directed by Linda Lee, this 7-minute film exposes the exoticization of actors of color from a performer's point-of-view. Entire program: 67 mins. Showtimes: Friday, May 19: 8:00 pm only. Saturday, May 20 - Thursday 25, 2006: Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:00), 3:30 & 5:00.

"S.F. public defender Jeff Adachi steps out of the courtroom and behind the camera for the compelling doc". -- Cheryl Eddy, SF Bay Guardian.
"THE SLANTED SCREEN is deft and intelligent". -- Melissia Levine, SF Weekly.
"Entertaining.... Adachi keeps everything on track, and the best part of THE SLANTED SCREEN are the film clips and the stories of some past legends"
-- G. Allen Johnson, SF Chronicle.

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Saturday May 20 - Thursday, May 25 (Must End Thurs.)
Nigthly at 7:15 & 9:15. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (3:00), 5:00.

I Am Sex Addict

Autobiographical filmmaker Caveh Zahedi has made a cult career of his unabashed willingness to be vulnerable on camera. I AM A SEX ADDICT, a comic reconstruction of his ten-year struggle with sex addiction, is one of his most ambitious, hilarious confessions yet. Just moments before his third wedding, Zahedi relates with utter sincerity and astonishing candor his obsession with prostitutes. He retraces his romantic and sexual history, including his ideological commitment to open relationships, that led to two disastrous marriages and several very pissed off ex-girlfriends. Featuring animation by Bob Sabiston (WAKING LIFE), and a rare dramatic performance by legendary French porn star Rebecca Lord, I AM A SEX ADDICT is Zahedi's unique brand of comedy at its confessional best. Directed by/Written by: Caveh Zahedi. Running time: 98 mins. Showtimes: Nigthly at 7:15 & 9:15. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (3:00), 5:00.


Friday, May 26 - Sunday, June 4
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:30 “ Sat., 5/27 mats at (1:30 ). Other Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00) & 4:30.
No 7:00 show, Wed., May 31. No shows Thursday, June 1

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 & 9:30 Sat., 5/27 mats at (1:30 ). Additional Sat, Sun & Wed mats at (2:00) & 4:30. No 7:00 show, Wed May 31. No shows Thursday, June 1”

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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, May 26 – Thursday, June 1
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:15. Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:30) & 4:45.

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 7:00 & 9:15. Additional Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:30) & 4:45.

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Saturday, May 27
4:00 pm only

For over 20 years, global economic forces have been dismantling public education in Mexico, but always in the constant shadow of popular resistance. Granito de Arena is the story of that resistance – the story of hundreds of thousands of public schoolteachers whose grassroots, non-violent movement took Mexico by surprise, and who have endured brutal repression in their 25-year struggle to defend public education. Award-winning Seattle filmmaker, Jill Freidberg (This is What Democracy Looks Like), spent two years in southern Mexico documenting the efforts of over 100,000 teachers, parents, and students fighting to defend the country’s public education system. Freidberg combines footage of strikes and direct actions with 25 years worth of never-before-seen archival images to deliver a compelling and unsettling story of resistance, repression, commitment, and solidarity. Granito de Arena also gives voice to the increasing number of teachers who believe their movement is in crisis and who are exploring community-based alternatives in their struggle to defend public education. Featuring a driving soundtrack by DJ Food, Slowrider, PlanB, and Los Mocosos, Granito de Arena fuels indignation, inspires action, and raises important questions about democracy, sovereignty, and the universal right to public education. Written, directed and produced by Jill Freidberg. Running Time: 62 mins. Showtime: 4:00 pm only.

Join us afterwards for refrescos and dancing with Los Mocosos Live! at the New College of California Cultural Center, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco. This event is free of charge! This event will benefit teachers4socialjustice and New College Bilingual Teacher Education Scholarship Fund. Teachers 4 Social Justice has been presenting peer-based professional development opportunities to Bay Area educators since 2000. With a commitment to build a strong bilingual teaching force, New College of California provides tuition grants to native Spanish Speaking-bilingual teacher candidates.

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Wednesday, May 31

Bound

BOUND

BOUND Demystifies the world of basketball, and for the first time, identifies the key decision makers involved at the highest level of the game. Following Robert Johnson, a San Francisco native, in his pursuit of a post collegiate professional basketball career. The film tells the story not yet told of Americans playing professionally over seas. Still with hopes and dreams of the NBA. Written & directed, by Ryan O’Halloran and Brenden Hamilton. Running time: 90 mins. Show time: 7:30 Only. Filmmaker in Person!

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