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Friday, Sept. 3 - Thursday, Sept 9..... (MUST END THURS!)

BROTHERSINARMS
The Story of the Crew of Patrol Craft Fast 94

BROTHERS IN ARMS is a new film by Paul Alexander, the author of Man of the People: The Life of John McCain, and featuring John Kerry and his crewmates David Alston, Mike Medeiros, Del Sandusky and Gene Thorson. In 2003, before John Kerry was the Democratic presidential candidate, acclaimed author and first-time filmmaker Paul Alexander began filming Brothers in Arms, which would tell the story of the unique relationship that was formed between six men who endured the horrors of Vietnam together. In the early months of 1969, six men met on a swift boat on the Mekong Delta during some of the worst fighting of the Vietnam War. Five of the men were crewmates --Tommy, Mike, Gene, David, Del -- and they came from across America, from Boston to Northern California, from South Carolina to Iowa. Their commander was a young Yale graduate named John Kerry. The experiences they shared would change their lives forever. The six men have remained close for the last 35 years. Interviews, photographs and archival footage of the war not only captures the dramatic and true story of what happened to these six brave men in the Mekong Delta, but also recounts what happened after the war and delves into the way each dealt with the experience of fighting in, as David puts it, “a war I discovered we didn’t intend to win.” In 2002, when Paul Alexander published Man of the People, he interviewed some of the men with whom McCain had been imprisoned in the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. Alexander discovered that McCain and the other POWs shared a bond that was as palpable now as it was more than three decades ago. At the same time he was working on an article about John Kerry in Rolling Stone. While researching the piece, he came across the story of Kerry and the crew of PCF 94 and realized they shared the same sort of bond that existed among McCain and his fellow inmates. Kerry has called it “a special, unbreakable bond,” formed by men who lived through life-and-death situations on a daily basis, each looking out for the welfare of the other. They are, as they themselves say, “brothers in arms.” . Directed by Paul Alexander. 68 mins. 2004. USA. In English. Unrated. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Wed, Sat, Sun matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.

Plus Short film:

INTERVIEWS WITH MY LAI VETERANS

Though made in 1971, Joseph Strick's INTERVIEWS WITH MY LAI VETERANS could not be more relevant today. This film includes interviews with five veterans of the My Lai massacre in 1968, when under the apparent orders of their superiors they killed every man, woman and child in this village. Each interview was done in a different place, nicely photographed by Haskell Wexler, but it is the men themselves, dryly describing how they destroyed the village of My Lai, that makes this one of the most intense films about the 1960s. Directed by Joseph Strick. 20 mins. 1971 USA. Showtimes for entire program Nightly at 7:00 & 9:00. Wed, Sat, Sun matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.

"Plainly persuasive". -- Cheryl Eddy, SF Bay Guardian

"This summer's ongoing anti-Kerry smear campaign is effectively punctured by these eyewitnesses" -- Gregg Rickman, SF Weekly

"Compelling. This timely documentary features interviews with John Kerry and four other veterans of his Vietnam War swift-boat unit. ".
-- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 3 - Thursday, September 9

OUTFOXED
Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed" examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. The film explores Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person. Media experts, including Walter Cronkite, Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society. This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed." 77 mins Show times: Nightly at 8:00. Additional Sat, & Sun matinees at (4.15).

"What is a surprise are the smoking guns Greenwald digs up to show just how it's done. Fox's firees and escapees – producers, contributors, and newscasters – speak, sometimes under duress, about tortured tenures in Murdoch's mad, mad media world."
-- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian

"Capable of astonishing" -- SF Chronicle

"These are heady days for documentary filmmakers" -- SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 3 - Thursday, September 9

Orwell Rolls
In His Grave

Director Robert Kane Pappas’ ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about: itself. Meticulously tracing the process by which media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media. Among the cast of characters in ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE are Charles Lewis, director of the Center for Public Integrity, Vincent Bugliosi, former L.A. prosecutor and legal scholar, film director and author Michael Moore, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Danny Schecter, author and former producer for ABC and CNN, and Tony Benn, former member of the British Parliament. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn’t, ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the mainstream media. Are Americans being given the information a democracy needs to survive or have they been electronically lobotomized? Has the frenzy for media consolidation led to a dangerous irony where in an era of more news sources the majority of the population has actually become less informed? ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE reminds us that 1984 is no longer a date in the future. Director/Editor/Writer/Narrator: Robert Kane Pappas. Running time: 105 mins. Show times: Nightly at 6:00 & 9:45. Sat & Sun matinees at 2:00.

"Those who've never thought about these issues may be in for the shock of their lives. " -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle


Friday, September 10 - Thursday, September 16

Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Impassioned Eye

The intense vitality and presence of Cartier-Bresson's recollections bear eloquent testimony to his “impassioned eye”. An incomparable visual journey traces half a century of photographic assimilation of the world, exploring entire continents and introducing us to people whose often delightfully humorous portraits by Cartier-Bresson are frequently as famous as the sitters themselves. Actress Isabelle Huppert, playwright Arthur Miller, publisher Robert Delpire and the photographers Elliott Erwitt, Josef Koudelka and Ferdinando Scianna present their own very personal views on Cartier-Bresson as friend and photographer. Running time: 72mins. Show times: Nightly at 6:30, 8:00 & 9:30. Additional Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at (2:00), 3:30 & 5:00.

See his works online
Images from his 1952 book The Decisive Moment
Tete a Tete: a 1999 Smithsonian Institute exhibition
Selected prints at the Peter Fetterman Gallery

More links
The Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Bresson works in public collections
Biographical details


ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 10 - Thursday, September 16

OUTFOXED
Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed" examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. The film explores Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person. Media experts, including Walter Cronkite, Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society. This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed." 77 mins Show times: Nightly at 8:00. Additional Sat, & Sun matinees at (4.15).

"What is a surprise are the smoking guns Greenwald digs up to show just how it's done. Fox's firees and escapees – producers, contributors, and newscasters – speak, sometimes under duress, about tortured tenures in Murdoch's mad, mad media world."
-- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian

"Capable of astonishing" -- SF Chronicle

"These are heady days for documentary filmmakers" -- SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 10 - Thursday, September 16.

Orwell Rolls
In His Grave

Director Robert Kane Pappas’ ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about: itself. Meticulously tracing the process by which media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media. Among the cast of characters in ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE are Charles Lewis, director of the Center for Public Integrity, Vincent Bugliosi, former L.A. prosecutor and legal scholar, film director and author Michael Moore, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Danny Schecter, author and former producer for ABC and CNN, and Tony Benn, former member of the British Parliament. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn’t, ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the mainstream media. Are Americans being given the information a democracy needs to survive or have they been electronically lobotomized? Has the frenzy for media consolidation led to a dangerous irony where in an era of more news sources the majority of the population has actually become less informed? ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE reminds us that 1984 is no longer a date in the future. Director/Editor/Writer/Narrator: Robert Kane Pappas. Running time: 105 mins. Show times: Nightly at 6:00 & 9:45. Sat & Sun matinees at 2:00.

"Those who've never thought about these issues may be in for the shock of their lives. " -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle


Friday, September 17 - Thursday, September 23

Monumental

MONUMENTAL offers a intimate look at the golden age of the environmental movement through the compelling and colorful life of David Brower, founder of the Sierra Club, and arguably the greatest environmentalist of the twentieth century. If you've ever wondered what a single person can do against the relentless onslaught of development, wait until you see the charismatic and enigmatic David Brower push the 1964 Wilderness Act through Congress, and then go on to save the Grand Canyon from damming and help establish the Redwoods National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore. Ahead of his time, Brower understood the power of the image to spread his message. He was an avid filmmaker, and was the first to use photographs by great artists such as Ansel Adams in hard-hitting lobbying and advertising campaigns to win over the hearts of the American public, and the minds of many Washington politicians. A self-made man who held the banner of environmental protection, Brower moved into the elite circles of John F. Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Stewart Udall. An uncompromising idealist, Brower pushed the environmental movement to achieve unprecedented wins. With a playful visual aesthetic, an alt-country soundtrack, and 16 mm hand-held wilderness footage, largely shot by Brower himself between 1930-70, MONUMENTAL documents Brower's journey as he transforms the Sierra Club from a regional hiking group into a national political force. The viewer sees through Brower's own eyes a 1956 raft trip down Glen Canyon, before its damming that evokes the awful sadness of losing public land we've failed to protect. And in period footage of Brower's early rock-climbs--done in sneakers, with hemp ropes--and of his training of the 10th Mountain Division and participation in their victory against the Nazis in the high Alps, Brower emerges as an unlikely and inspiring national hero. For more info, climb into Loteriafilms.org. Produced & directed by Kelly Duane. 77 mins. 2004. USA. In English. Show times: Nightly at 6:15, 8:00 & 9:45. Wed, Sat, Sun matinees at (2:00), 4:00. Filmmaker Kelly Duane IN PERSON after the 8:00 shows Fri & Sat, 9/17 & 18!

"Wild" -- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian

"An American hero," --
SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 17 - Wednesday, September 22

OUTFOXED
Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed" examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. The film explores Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person. Media experts, including Walter Cronkite, Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society. This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed." 77 mins Show times: Nightly at 8:00. Additional Sat, & Sun matinees at (4.15). No Show Thursday.

"What is a surprise are the smoking guns Greenwald digs up to show just how it's done. Fox's firees and escapees – producers, contributors, and newscasters – speak, sometimes under duress, about tortured tenures in Murdoch's mad, mad media world."
-- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian

"Capable of astonishing" -- SF Chronicle

"These are heady days for documentary filmmakers" -- SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 17 - Thursday, September 23.... Must End Thurs!

Orwell Rolls
In His Grave

Director Robert Kane Pappas’ ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE is the consummate critical examination of the Fourth Estate, once the bastion of American democracy. Asking whether America has entered an Orwellian world of doublespeak where outright lies can pass for the truth, Pappas explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about: itself. Meticulously tracing the process by which media has distorted and often dismissed actual news events, Pappas presents a riveting and eloquent mix of media professionals and leading intellectual voices on the media. Among the cast of characters in ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE are Charles Lewis, director of the Center for Public Integrity, Vincent Bugliosi, former L.A. prosecutor and legal scholar, film director and author Michael Moore, Rep. Bernie Sanders, Danny Schecter, author and former producer for ABC and CNN, and Tony Benn, former member of the British Parliament. From the very size of the media monopolies and how they got that way to who decides what gets on the air and what doesn’t, ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE moves through a troubling list of questions and news stories that go unanswered and unreported in the mainstream media. Are Americans being given the information a democracy needs to survive or have they been electronically lobotomized? Has the frenzy for media consolidation led to a dangerous irony where in an era of more news sources the majority of the population has actually become less informed? ORWELL ROLLS IN HIS GRAVE reminds us that 1984 is no longer a date in the future. Director/Editor/Writer/Narrator: Robert Kane Pappas. Running time: 105 mins. Show times: Nightly at 6:00 & 9:45. Sat & Sun matinees at 2:00. Thursday, Sept 23 at 6:00 only!

"Those who've never thought about these issues may be in for the shock of their lives. " -- Jonathan Curiel, SF Chronicle


Saturday, September 18.... ONE SHOW ONLY!

The Free Form Film Festival is a traveling presentation of independent film and video that rejects contrived formulas by allowing the form of the piece to immerge from its concept. The Free Form Film Festival (FFFF) was created by loaf-i productions and inner mission productions and each year, brings an eclectic collection of innovative films to cities and towns across the country. Other tour dates include: August 21st L.A. -- August 29th San Diego -- September 4th Eugene. For much more info, drift into freeformfilm.org. Showtime: 12:00pm.

NOT TOO MUCH REMEMBER
by Tony Gault (Denver) "Maybe it's the CIA and the LSD they gave 'Richard,' or America and its vast imagery screwed into our brains and restructuring our identity."

ALUMINUM
by Tyrone Davies (San Francisco) - a post tounge-in-cheek look at global warfare and product placement.

BEFORE THE WHITE MAN
by Brian Dewan (NYC)- a brilliant slideshow distortion of American history.

LA VERSION DE MARCIAL
by Daniel Bohm (Buenos Aires). Filmed in the underbelly of Buenos Aires, this film juxtaposes reality with illusion.

TERROR, IRAQ, WEAPONS
by Mike Nourse (Canada)- not a remix, but a summary. taken from a 30 min. speech by george w. bush and left in chronological order.


Sunday, Sept 19.... 12:00 noon ONLY!









This stirring video document, by award winning filmmaker Marc Huestis is a compilation of footage shot during the week of resistance. Mr. Huestis will also be available for Q & A afterwards. Inspired by Haskell Wexler's 1969 title MEDIUM COOL, WAY COOL captures the compelling sights and sounds of the streets of New York during the Republican National Convention. While the mainstream media focused on the goings on inside Madison Square Garden, hordes of independent media documented the other side of the story. Huestis' camera is one of many capturing the power of people from New York, around the country and across the globe to say no to the Bush agenda.

From the rooftops in Brooklyn displaying tarps opposing Bush that could be seen by incoming flights, to the more than 500,000 people who took place in the largest street protest against a political convention; from the Fox "Shut Up A Thon" where more than 750 shouted out their feelings towards Fox TV, to a labor rally of over 10,000 featuring a rousing speech by Soprano's star James Gandolfini; from a "Pink Slip " with people standing in a symbolic unemployment line," stretching from Wall St to Times Square,to individual protesters confronting Republic Delegates at a party atPlanet Hollywood; this footage captures the hot, raw temperature of the streets of New York not witnessed from the air conditioned sky booths of media pundits.

This screening represents a 2 hour selection from the over 10 hours shot by Huestis (SEX IS...), co-edited by Ron Williams. Althought it by no means is a finished film, the director states " it is important to get this information out immediately. When people seethe police state ascendancy of our democracy , it is my hope that it will inspire folk in whatever small way to defeat George Bush." Admission is $7. For more information, please call 415 863-0611. Show time: 12:00 noon only. FILMMAKER IN PERSON AFTER THE SHOW!


Thursday, September 23
SNEAK PREVIEW!
David O. Russell IN PERSON
with his new short film showing in conjuction with UNCOVERED.

Soldiers Pay

Warner Brothers refused to release this short documentary directed by David O. Russell, originally intended to be included as an “extra” for the Director’s Cut DVD release of his earlier film, THREE KINGS. SOLDIERS PAY, a $180,000 documentary, features interviews with Iraqi refugees, human-rights officials and veterans of the current Iraq conflict. Warner Brothers considered the movie too much of a political hot potato to release ahead of the November elections, characterizing the film as a documentary that basically condemns war. Russell began working on the movie as part of the value-added material for the new DVD, beginning by catching up with several Iraqis who played extras in THREE KINGS. He eventually grew more ambitious and included interviews with people outside the frame of the original movie. David O. Russell appears IN PERSON after the 8:00 show. Running time: 35 minutes. THIS SHORT FILM WILL FOLLOW THE FEATURE PRESENTATION. Show time: 8:00 only!

In his documentary feature, UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration’s determined quest to invade Iraq following the events of September 11, 2001. The film deconstructs the administration’s case for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts, and U.N. weapons inspectors – including a former CIA director, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and even President’s Bush’s Secretary of the Army. Their analyses and conclusions are sobering, and often disturbing, regardless of one’s political affiliations. Running time: 85mins. Complete show at 8:00 ONLY.


Friday, September 24 - Thursday September 30

The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti

Legendary Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti's (THE LEOPARD) life, films and the politics of aristocracy are investigated in depth in a richly psychological portrait by documentary filmmaker Adam Low. Many of Visconti's colleagues and contemporaries are interviewed, including such luminaries as Claudia Cardinale, Charlotte Rampling, Franco Zeffirelli, Annie Girardot, Farley Granger, and Helmut Berger. "The Life and Times of Count Luchino Visconti is a broad-brush portrait of the aristocratic Italian director (1906-76) that is more a psychological and cultural picture of its subject than a nuts-and-bolts chronicle of his movie career... The documentary is both well researched and engrossing. Its major coup is testimonies from former lovers-cum-coworkers Franco Zeffirelli and Helmut Berger, both of whom describe Visconti as driven and ruthless... Claudia Cardinale recalls his aloof bearing on set and obsessive attention to detail. "Everything was real," remembers Cardinale, "even what I had inside my purse." Berger, who was the director's partner for the final 13 years of his life despite being 40 years his junior, is both frank and moving about their professional and private relationships. Berger's description of being sidelined at Visconti's funeral by the director's family is a highlight of the documentary... Film clips are well integrated and immaculately presented. Archive interviews with Visconti, in both colour and black and white, are extensively used, and music from the films, notably by Mahler and Nino Rota, makes a suitably lush and melancholic accompaniment to Dewald Aukema's cinematography in sumptuous locations."--Derek Elley, Variety . Visconti Filmography. Check out this excellent Visconti website at B.F.I..com. Written & Directed by Adam Low. Great Britain, 2002, 120 min. Show times: Nightly at 7:00 & 9:15. Additional Wed, Sat & Sun matinees at 2:00 & 4:30.

Death in Venice Rocco and His Brothers The Leopard Ludwig II Bellissima White Nights La Terra Trema Conversation Piece Ossessione Senso The Intruder Of Life and Love

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 24 - Thursday, September 30

Monumental

MONUMENTAL offers a intimate look at the golden age of the environmental movement through the compelling and colorful life of David Brower, founder of the Sierra Club, and arguably the greatest environmentalist of the twentieth century. If you've ever wondered what a single person can do against the relentless onslaught of development, wait until you see the charismatic and enigmatic David Brower push the 1964 Wilderness Act through Congress, and then go on to save the Grand Canyon from damming and help establish the Redwoods National Park and Point Reyes National Seashore. Ahead of his time, Brower understood the power of the image to spread his message. He was an avid filmmaker, and was the first to use photographs by great artists such as Ansel Adams in hard-hitting lobbying and advertising campaigns to win over the hearts of the American public, and the minds of many Washington politicians. A self-made man who held the banner of environmental protection, Brower moved into the elite circles of John F. Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, and Stewart Udall. An uncompromising idealist, Brower pushed the environmental movement to achieve unprecedented wins. With a playful visual aesthetic, an alt-country soundtrack, and 16 mm hand-held wilderness footage, largely shot by Brower himself between 1930-70, MONUMENTAL documents Brower's journey as he transforms the Sierra Club from a regional hiking group into a national political force. The viewer sees through Brower's own eyes a 1956 raft trip down Glen Canyon, before its damming that evokes the awful sadness of losing public land we've failed to protect. And in period footage of Brower's early rock-climbs--done in sneakers, with hemp ropes--and of his training of the 10th Mountain Division and participation in their victory against the Nazis in the high Alps, Brower emerges as an unlikely and inspiring national hero. For more info, climb into Loteriafilms.org. Produced & directed by Kelly Duane. 77 mins. 2004. USA. In English. Show times: Nightly at 6:00. Sat & Sun matinees at (2:00).

"Wild" -- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian

"An American hero," --
SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 24 - Thursday, September 30

OUTFOXED
Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Outfoxed" examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a "race to the bottom" in television news. This film provides an in-depth look at Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know. The film explores Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one person. Media experts, including Walter Cronkite, Jeff Cohen (FAIR) Bob McChesney (Free Press), Chellie Pingree (Common Cause), Jeff Chester (Center for Digital Democracy) and David Brock (Media Matters) provide context and guidance for the story of Fox News and its effect on society. This documentary also reveals the secrets of Former Fox news producers, reporters, bookers and writers who expose what it's like to work for Fox News. These former Fox employees talk about how they were forced to push a "right-wing" point of view or risk their jobs. Some have even chosen to remain anonymous in order to protect their current livelihoods. As one employee said "There's no sense of integrity as far as having a line that can't be crossed." 77 mins Show times: Nightly at 7:40. Additional Sat, & Sun matinees at (4.00).

"What is a surprise are the smoking guns Greenwald digs up to show just how it's done. Fox's firees and escapees – producers, contributors, and newscasters – speak, sometimes under duress, about tortured tenures in Murdoch's mad, mad media world."
-- Susan Gerhard, SF Bay Guardian

"Capable of astonishing" -- SF Chronicle

"These are heady days for documentary filmmakers" -- SF Chronicle

ALSO SHOWING
Friday, September 24 - Thursday, September 30


UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ
with a new short film by DAVID O. RUSSELL Soldiers Pay

In his documentary feature, UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ, filmmaker Robert Greenwald chronicles the Bush Administration’s determined quest to invade Iraq following the events of September 11, 2001. The film deconstructs the administration’s case for war through interviews with U.S intelligence and defense officials, foreign service experts, and U.N. weapons inspectors – including a former CIA director, a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia and even President’s Bush’s Secretary of the Army. Their analyses and conclusions are sobering, and often disturbing, regardless of one’s political affiliations. Running time: 85mins.

Soldiers Pay

Warner Brothers refused to release this short documentary directed by David O. Russell, originally intended to be included as an “extra” for the Director’s Cut DVD release of his earlier film, THREE KINGS. SOLDIERS PAY, a $180,000 documentary, features interviews with Iraqi refugees, human-rights officials and veterans of the current Iraq conflict. Warner Brothers considered the movie too much of a political hot potato to release ahead of the November elections, characterizing the film as a documentary that basically condemns war. Russell began working on the movie as part of the value-added material for the new DVD, beginning by catching up with several Iraqis who played extras in THREE KINGS. He eventually grew more ambitious and included interviews with people outside the frame of the original movie. Running time: 35 minutes. THIS SHORT FILM WILL PRECEED THE FEATURE PRESENTATION. Complete Shows nightly at 9:15 only!


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