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Friday, November 3 - Thursday, November 9
Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed matinees at (2:00) & 4:00

Excellent Cadavers

Featuring the photos of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, EXCELLENT CADAVERS chronicles the Mafia’s history and its integral relationship to Italian politics. Whereas in the past the Cosa Nostra would kill only their own, in the 1970s they began assassinating prosecutors and judges, thus producing "excellent cadavers" as Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia coined them. The film focuses on Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who led the Maxi-Trials in Palermo, where, in an underground bunker, hundreds of Mafia defendants were tried. Interviews with Falcone and Borsellino (both of whom were assassinated in 1992) are interwoven with trial highlights, where informants confronted bosses and “soldiers” recounted horrifying stories. Through contemporary interviews with magistrates involved in these historic trials, archival footage, and Battaglia's heart-rending photos of public assassinations, EXCELLENT CADAVERS traces the history of the relationship between the Mafia and Italian politicians since the end of WWII, when the Sicilian organization became a useful tool during the Cold War. Indeed, as EXCELLENT CADAVERS makes clear, the Mafia’s continuing involvement in Italian politics is evident to everyone. Nevertheless, and perhaps the best proof of this reality, successive Italian governments—including the current Berlusconi regime—either ignore the Mafia or essentially do nothing about it. Directed by Marco Turco. Color. 2005. In English & Italian with English Subtitles. Running time: 92 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, November 3 - Thursday, November 9
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.
No 9:00 show Thurs. 11/9!

The Root Of All Evil?
Episode 1: The God Delusion
Episode 2: The Virus of Faith


How is it, asks Richard Dawkins, that despite science having exposed old religious myths, militant faith is back on the march? The mechanism for perpetuating beliefs that Dawkins describes as leading to murderous intolerance, is by imposing religion on children who are too inexperienced to judge it for themselves. We wouldn't categorise children according to their parents' political stance, says Dawkins, since they are too young to make up their minds about such matters. But we segregate them in sectarian religious schools, where they are taught superstitions drawn from ancient scriptures of dubious origin, which promote a 'contradictory and poisonous system of morals'. Dawkins compares this to a virus, which infects the young and is passed down the generations. Transmitting such a 'warped reality' to young people, says Dawkins, amounts to indoctrination. Children are uniquely vulnerable and if they fail to question and shake off such superstition, they remain in a state of perpetual infancy. Physicist and Nobel prizewinner Stephen Weinberg describes religion as an insult to human dignity. 'Without it,' he says, 'you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion.' Dawkins agrees. It is more moral, he says, to do good for its own sake than out of fear. Morality, he says, is older than religion, and kindness and generosity are innate in human beings, as they are in other social animals. The irony is that science recognises the majesty and complexity of the universe while religions lead to easy, closed answers. Is there no more than just this life? asks Richard Dawkins. How much more do you want? We are lucky to be here, he says, and we should make the most of our time on this world. Richard Dawkins IN PERSON, Sunday, Oct 29! For more info, log onto channel4.com. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at 2:00 & 4:30. No 9:00 show Thurs. 11/9!

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Saturday, November 4 at 11:45
$10 at the door, $8 when you bring non-perishable food item donation(s)









This Month: “Vote or Cry”;a “nuevo punk” variety show extravaganza featuring VIDEO, MUSIC, DANCE and THEATER collisions by local performance mavericks.
The Experimental Performance Institute (EPI) at New College of California presents its monthly Crash Cabaret: Where Queers Collide (heterosexuals encouraged to apply) live at the historic Roxie Film Center. Come and see what all the pre-election hype is about at Crash Cabaret, a nuevo punk variety show extravaganza of video, theater, dance and music collisions by local performance mavericks. This month’s 1-hour explosive convention features incumbent Dwayne Calizo as M.C. Stink, beat-box flautist Tim Barski, a kickline of constituents by local dance meistress Jessica Fudim, Harlem Shake burlesque superstar, Simone De La Getto, Mercy Fuque as Georgie Boy and special guests. Plus, back by popular demand, The Karaoke Relay and the “So You Think You Can Prance” dance-off. Whether you’re a Curvaceous Chad-Chewing Prankster, Popular Pop-Star Pollster, Lesbian Libertine or a Radical Freedom-Loving Fairy, crash the party. Doors open at 11:45pm. Admission is $10 or $8 with non-perishable food donation). For more info, contact EPI: info@epiarts.org, (415) 437-3487, www.crashcabaret.com, www.newcollege.edu/epi.

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Thursday, November 9
9:00 only.

Pray for Me, Jason Jessee








'Pray For Me, Jason Jessee' is a documentary stunt ride with legendary former skateboard pro, custom chopper builder, and full-time lowrider Jason Jessee. Jason's family, friends (many of whom are living legends in diverse fields) and associates weave a riveting narrative on a truly fascinating, self-invented man. Jason's halting language and dozens of interviews from those who know him best and worst unveil themes of suicide, Jesus, success, failure, chickens, excommunication, bankruptcy, and love. The diversity of the interviewees in the film is staggering, as is their contribution to modern California culture - Jason's true love. The pace is frenetic, covering disparate topics like a train wreck... telling Jason's story in the same manner he lives it. Featuring Skip Engblom,Christian Hosoi, Christian Fletcher, Jay Adams. Official Site.


Friday, November 10 - Thursday, November 16
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.

Danny Schechter IN PERSON!

Do you, like many Americans, seem to have less money than ever before? Are you relying more and more on credit cards? In Debt We Trust, the latest hard-hitting documentary from Danny Schechter (director of the acclaimed WMD, Weapons of Mass Deception), investigates why we as a nation are being strangled by debt. IN DEBT WE TRUST shows how the mall replaced the factory as America's dominant economic engine and how big banks and credit card companies buy our Congress and drive us into what a former major bank economist calls modern serfdom. We are facing what former Reagan advisor Kevin Phillips calls Financialization-the powerful emergence of a debt-and-credit industrial complex. Official Site. Danny Schechter IN PERSON Fri. Nov 10! Produced, written and directed by Danny Schechter. USA. Running Times: 98 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at (3:00) & 5:00.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, November 10 - Wednesday, November 15
Nightly at 7:00. Additional Saturday matinees at (2:00).
No show Sunday, November 12

The Root Of All Evil?
Episode 1: The God Delusion
Episode 2: The Virus of Faith


How is it, asks Richard Dawkins, that despite science having exposed old religious myths, militant faith is back on the march? The mechanism for perpetuating beliefs that Dawkins describes as leading to murderous intolerance, is by imposing religion on children who are too inexperienced to judge it for themselves. We wouldn't categorise children according to their parents' political stance, says Dawkins, since they are too young to make up their minds about such matters. But we segregate them in sectarian religious schools, where they are taught superstitions drawn from ancient scriptures of dubious origin, which promote a 'contradictory and poisonous system of morals'. Dawkins compares this to a virus, which infects the young and is passed down the generations. Transmitting such a 'warped reality' to young people, says Dawkins, amounts to indoctrination. Children are uniquely vulnerable and if they fail to question and shake off such superstition, they remain in a state of perpetual infancy. Physicist and Nobel prizewinner Stephen Weinberg describes religion as an insult to human dignity. 'Without it,' he says, 'you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion.' Dawkins agrees. It is more moral, he says, to do good for its own sake than out of fear. Morality, he says, is older than religion, and kindness and generosity are innate in human beings, as they are in other social animals. The irony is that science recognises the majesty and complexity of the universe while religions lead to easy, closed answers. Is there no more than just this life? asks Richard Dawkins. How much more do you want? We are lucky to be here, he says, and we should make the most of our time on this world. Richard Dawkins IN PERSON, Sunday, Oct 29! For more info, log onto channel4.com. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. matinees at 2:00 & 4:30. No show Sunday, November 12

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, November 10 - Thursday, November 16
Nightly at 8:50. Additional Saturday matinees at (4:00).
No Show Sunday, Nov. 12

Excellent Cadavers

Featuring the photos of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, EXCELLENT CADAVERS chronicles the Mafia’s history and its integral relationship to Italian politics. Whereas in the past the Cosa Nostra would kill only their own, in the 1970s they began assassinating prosecutors and judges, thus producing "excellent cadavers" as Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia coined them. The film focuses on Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who led the Maxi-Trials in Palermo, where, in an underground bunker, hundreds of Mafia defendants were tried. Interviews with Falcone and Borsellino (both of whom were assassinated in 1992) are interwoven with trial highlights, where informants confronted bosses and “soldiers” recounted horrifying stories. Through contemporary interviews with magistrates involved in these historic trials, archival footage, and Battaglia's heart-rending photos of public assassinations, EXCELLENT CADAVERS traces the history of the relationship between the Mafia and Italian politicians since the end of WWII, when the Sicilian organization became a useful tool during the Cold War. Indeed, as EXCELLENT CADAVERS makes clear, the Mafia’s continuing involvement in Italian politics is evident to everyone. Nevertheless, and perhaps the best proof of this reality, successive Italian governments—including the current Berlusconi regime—either ignore the Mafia or essentially do nothing about it. Directed by Marco Turco. Color. 2005. In English & Italian with English Subtitles. Running time: 92 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 8:50. Additional Sat, Sun & Wed matinees at (2:00) & 4:00.

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Sunday, November 12











From Indian art house classics to documentary films and from innovative and experimental visions to next-level Bollywood, 3rd I' s annual festival showcases diverse images of South Asians through independent films. 2006 SFISAFF Film Schedule.


Thursday, November 16
6:30 pm ONLY! 6:30 pm ONLY! Admission = $10.00.

Uncommon Knowledge:
CLOSING THE BOOKS AT UC BERKELEY EXTENSION

A poetic journey inside UC Berkeley Extension as plans unfold to close its historic San Francisco campus and convert it into condominiums and a retail shopping center. Filmmaker Eliza Hemenway worked at the campus for over six years. Wondering why UC Regents were closing a public campus in favor of private development, she picked up her camera and began to film. The result is a revealing look into higher education and culture, as well as a hauntingly beautiful portrait of a campus and the community it served. Accompanied by an original soundtrack written and performed by Tim Barsky and Everyday Theatre. Additional music by The Toids. Official Site. Showtimes: 6:30 Only. 6:30 pm ONLY! Admission = $10.00.

Special preview screening, one night only, with Guest Speakers: Producer and Director Eliza Hemenway, best-selling author Gray Brechin (Imperial San Francisco: Urban Power, Earthly Ruin), and San Francisco City Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi.

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Friday, November 17 – Wednesday, November 22
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35. Additional Sat. , Sun. & Wed. mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

Black Gold Movie

Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields. Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price. Against the backdrop of Tadesse's journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world's coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the doubleBlack Gold Movie dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organisation reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers. For more info and to take action, log onto blackgoldmovie.com. Directed & Produced by Marc & Nick Francis. U.K. 2005. 78 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35. Additional Sat. , Sun. & Wed. mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

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ALSO SHOWING:
Friday, November 17 – Wednesday, November 22
Nightly at 6:15. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30).
No Shows Monday & Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21

The Root Of All Evil?
Episode 1: The God Delusion
Episode 2: The Virus of Faith


How is it, asks Richard Dawkins, that despite science having exposed old religious myths, militant faith is back on the march? The mechanism for perpetuating beliefs that Dawkins describes as leading to murderous intolerance, is by imposing religion on children who are too inexperienced to judge it for themselves. We wouldn't categorise children according to their parents' political stance, says Dawkins, since they are too young to make up their minds about such matters. But we segregate them in sectarian religious schools, where they are taught superstitions drawn from ancient scriptures of dubious origin, which promote a 'contradictory and poisonous system of morals'. Dawkins compares this to a virus, which infects the young and is passed down the generations. Transmitting such a 'warped reality' to young people, says Dawkins, amounts to indoctrination. Children are uniquely vulnerable and if they fail to question and shake off such superstition, they remain in a state of perpetual infancy. Physicist and Nobel prizewinner Stephen Weinberg describes religion as an insult to human dignity. 'Without it,' he says, 'you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, it takes religion.' Dawkins agrees. It is more moral, he says, to do good for its own sake than out of fear. Morality, he says, is older than religion, and kindness and generosity are innate in human beings, as they are in other social animals. The irony is that science recognises the majesty and complexity of the universe while religions lead to easy, closed answers. Is there no more than just this life? asks Richard Dawkins. How much more do you want? We are lucky to be here, he says, and we should make the most of our time on this world. Richard Dawkins IN PERSON, Sunday, Oct 29! For more info, log onto channel4.com. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15. Additional Saturday & Sunday matinees at (2:30).
No Shows Monday & Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, November 17 – Wednesday, November 22
Nightly at 8:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:15).
No Shows Monday & Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21

Do you, like many Americans, seem to have less money than ever before? Are you relying more and more on credit cards? In Debt We Trust, the latest hard-hitting documentary from Danny Schechter (director of the acclaimed WMD, Weapons of Mass Deception), investigates why we as a nation are being strangled by debt. IN DEBT WE TRUST shows how the mall replaced the factory as America's dominant economic engine and how big banks and credit card companies buy our Congress and drive us into what a former major bank economist calls modern serfdom. We are facing what former Reagan advisor Kevin Phillips calls Financialization-the powerful emergence of a debt-and-credit industrial complex. Official Site. Produced, written and directed by Danny Schechter. USA. Running Times: 98 min. Showtimes: Nightly at 8:00. Saturday & Sunday matinees at (4:15). No Shows Monday & Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, November 17 – Wednesday, November 22
Nightly at 10:00. No Shows Monday & Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21

Excellent Cadavers

Featuring the photos of Sicilian photojournalist Letizia Battaglia, EXCELLENT CADAVERS chronicles the Mafia’s history and its integral relationship to Italian politics. Whereas in the past the Cosa Nostra would kill only their own, in the 1970s they began assassinating prosecutors and judges, thus producing "excellent cadavers" as Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia coined them. The film focuses on Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who led the Maxi-Trials in Palermo, where, in an underground bunker, hundreds of Mafia defendants were tried. Interviews with Falcone and Borsellino (both of whom were assassinated in 1992) are interwoven with trial highlights, where informants confronted bosses and “soldiers” recounted horrifying stories. Through contemporary interviews with magistrates involved in these historic trials, archival footage, and Battaglia's heart-rending photos of public assassinations, EXCELLENT CADAVERS traces the history of the relationship between the Mafia and Italian politicians since the end of WWII, when the Sicilian organization became a useful tool during the Cold War. Indeed, as EXCELLENT CADAVERS makes clear, the Mafia’s continuing involvement in Italian politics is evident to everyone. Nevertheless, and perhaps the best proof of this reality, successive Italian governments—including the current Berlusconi regime—either ignore the Mafia or essentially do nothing about it. Directed by Marco Turco. Color. 2005. In English & Italian with English Subtitles. Running time: 92 mins. Nightly at 10:00. No Shows Monday & Tuesday, Nov 20 & 21

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Monday, November 20 - Tuesday, November 21
Nightly at 7:30

From the Academy Award nominated directors of Troublesome Creek, Steven Ascher & Jeanne Jordan, comes a new documentary film, SO MUCH SO FAST. A black-humored cliffhanger of romance, guerrilla science and the redefinition of time, SO MUCH SO FAST unfolds like a nonfiction novel. Stephen Heywood finds out he has ALS. His brother Jamie becomes obsessed with finding a cure. And the woman who’s falling in love with Stephen has a decision to make. or much more info, log onto somuchsofast.com. A film by Steven Ascher and FJeanne Jordan. 2006. Running time: 87 minutes. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:30.


“Triumphant!” - Ty Burr, Boston Globe

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Thursday, November 23

THEATER CLOSED
Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 24 - Thursday, November 30
Nightly at 7:00 & 9:45 Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (1:00) & 4:00.

The Departed

Martin Scorsese's latest takes place in Boston, where the state police force is waging war on organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello’s confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations he has penetrated. Eventually it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that there is a mole in their midst. "A relentlessly violent, breathtakingly assured piece of mean-streets filmmaking, the movie shows the legendary director dropping the bids for industry respectability... and doing what he does best: burrow to the agonized heart of criminality and let the blood and guilt splatter where they may." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin & Kevin Corrigan. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"), and Felix Chong (screenplay "Infernal Affairs"). Running time: 149 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:45 Sat., Sun. & Wed. matinees at (1:00) & 4:00.

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ALSO SHOWING
Friday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 29
Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35. Additional Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

Black Gold Movie

Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil. But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields. Nowhere is this paradox more evident than in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee. Tadesse Meskela is one man on a mission to save his 74,000 struggling coffee farmers from bankruptcy. As his farmers strive to harvest some of the highest quality coffee beans on the international market, Tadesse travels the world in an attempt to find buyers willing to pay a fair price. Against the backdrop of Tadesse's journey to London and Seattle, the enormous power of the multinational players that dominate the world's coffee trade becomes apparent. New York commodity traders, the international coffee exchanges, and the doubleBlack Gold Movie dealings of trade ministers at the World Trade Organisation reveal the many challenges Tadesse faces in his quest for a long term solution for his farmers. For more info and to take action, log onto blackgoldmovie.com. Directed & Produced by Marc & Nick Francis. U.K. 2005. 78 mins. Showtimes: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:35. Additional Sat. & Sun. mats at (2:30) & 4:30.

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Thursday, November 30
7:00 & 9:00

Farmcore
The Punk Rock History of S.F.'s Legendary Farm

Farmcore is a documentary that tells the story of San Francisco's legendary Farm, located in the MIssion District during the 1980s. It documents the punk scene at the Farm during that decade when amazing hardcore shows featured such bands as the Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Black Flag, MDC, DRI, Circle Jerks and Butthole Surfers, to name a few. When all other major punk clubs in the city were shut down, the Farm raged on, also providing a place for community gardens, an urban barnyard, an art gallery and a multicultural community center. Showtimes: 7:00 & 9:00.

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