Calendar

December 2013 – February 2014

Dec
20
Fri
WHITE REINDEER
December 20, 2013 - December 26, 2013

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SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! Christmastime is looking swell for pretty, unassuming real-estate-agent Suzann: she just sold a house to a nice swinger couple; her husband Jeff scored a sweet new job; and her favorite holiday is quickly approaching. After a sudden tragedy takes Jeff away, Suzanne is left lost and lonely. Even worse, a friend of his confesses a secret: there’s another woman. Her name’s Fantasia and she works at the “girl club.” In their grief, the two women form an awkward but meaningful friendship. Pushing away the ghosts of Christmas present, Suzanne falls into Fantasia’s world of dance parties, shoplifting and substances! But maybe that’s not what Suzanne’s looking for either…

Jan
6
Mon
SHANE CARRUTH: PRIMER/UPSTREAM COLOR
January 6, 2014

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On the strength of just two incredibly intimate, intricate and idiosyncratic feature films in ten years, writer/director/actor/composer Shane Carruth has undeniably established himself as an auteur on the bleeding edge of science fiction.

SHANE CARRUTH WILL JOIN US LIVE VIA SKYPE AFTER PRIMER AND BEFORE UPSTREAM COLOR TO DISCUSS BOTH FILMS!

PRIMER – By day, a group of small engineers work for a large corporation, and at night they unwind by conducting extracurricular experiments in their garage.  While tweaking their latest project, they accidentally discover it has some highly unexpected capabilities…ones that may enable them to do and gain anything they conceive.  Taking advantage of this opportunity will be the first challenge they face.  Dealing with the consequences could be their last.  7:15pm

UPSTREAM COLOR – Kris is derailed from her life when she is drugged during a home invasion, drawing her into the unbreakable cycle of a mysterious presence that permeates the microscopic world.  Along the way, she finds another being – a familiar man, who is equally consumed by the larger force.  The two search urgently for a place of safety within each other as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of their wrecked lives. 9:30pm

Jan
7
Tue
NORTHERN LIGHTS
January 7, 2014

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NEW 35MM PRINT!  ROB NILSSON IN PERSON!  NORTHERN LIGHTS illustrates the forgotten history of the pioneer workers of the prairies – men and women who organized, in the American tradition, for their rights and fair practices.  Directors Rob Nilsson and John Hanson, who share North Dakota heritage, filmed in the actual locations of the events, capturing the distinct beauty, and harsh reality, of the prairies. NORTHERN LIGHTS, in it’s production and release, is itself a landmark of American Independent Cinema. 

Jan
31
Fri
24 EXPOSURES
January 31, 2014 - February 3, 2014

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SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!

Combining the Vaseline-lensed sense and sexability of an early ‘90s Zalman King production with the DIY sex and sensibility of modern American Independent cinema, 24 EXPOSURES is Joe Swanberg’s deeply weird take on that stalwart genre of late night cable, the erotic thriller.  A fetish photographer with a wandering eye gets caught up in a murder investigation whelmed by a disturbed and depressed divorced Detective.

Feb
3
Mon
It’s Not You, It’s Me
It's Not You, It's Me
February 3, 2014
Writer & Director Nathan Ives in person! Serial commitment-phobe, Dave, is reeling from his decision to break up with his near perfect, now ex-girlfriend. As he tries to forget her, his battling inner voices come to life and cloud his mind with conflicting desires. Meanwhile, Carrie’s own disjointed inner voices push her to move on with someone less complicated. Sensing time is short, Dave embarks on a sincere and sometimes fumbled personal journey to conquer his fear of commitment. Digital. 2013.

Check out the recent Film Independent article on the tour of the film here

Feb
21
Fri
LOVE & AIR SEX
February 21, 2014 - February 28, 2014

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LOVE & AIR SEX

Friday, February 21 – Tuesday, February 25

SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  

Friday 2/21 – Q&A with director Bryan Poyser and star Michael Stahl-David (CLOVERFIELD), featuring a live in-theater Air Sex demo by the reigning San Francisco champion.

Saturday 2/22 – Q&A with director Bryan Poyser and star Michael Stahl-David (CLOVERFIELD).

When broken-hearted Stan flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of “accidentally” running into his ex Cathy, he arrives to find their best friends Jeff and Cara in the middle of their own vicious breakup.  Before too long, battle lines are drawn – and with the Air Sex World Championship in town, anything can happen.  Dir: Bryan Posyer.  2013.  Digital. 91 mins.  Fri – Mon., 8pm & 10pm, plus Sat. + Sun. at (2pm) & 4pm.  Tuesday at 9:15 pm only.