Calendar

January – February 2015

THE BABADOOK
“A spine-tingling horror tale” - SF Chronicle “I’ve never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK. It will scare the hell out of [...]
Loitering with Intent
Ensemble comedy benefits hugely from the presence of Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell. by John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter After a chance run-in with a film producer [...]
Song One
Captures a similar, unselfconscious beauty in the way music can make sense of big, ungainly emotions – as James puts it, “for three to five [...]
The Booksmith presents PATTON OSWALT/ SILVER SCREEN FIEND: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film
In Patton Oswalt’s own words, SILVER SCREEN FIEND is “the dorkiest addiction memoir ever” and his addiction–film.  It tells the story of his early days [...]
Docunight #11 Infidels / Pilgrimage
Infidels Directed by: Bahman Kiarostami, Produced by: Butimar Production, 2004 / 40 mins A documentary about the Godars, Artist-Gypsies Living in Iran. The Godars are nomadic [...]
SF Sketchfest 2015: Salute to Preston Sturges: "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" with guests Christopher Guest, Michael McKean & Harry Shearer
SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area [...]
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
“A stylish and soulful film”  -Terence Johnson, Sundance Review “The biggest honest-to-God discovery of 2014″ - Andrew O’Hehir ,Salon.com “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” is [...]
Super Bowl: Men in Tights
Well it’s soon time for SUPER BOWL FORTY-SOMETHING and as always, SF IndieFest is bringing you the funniest, non-footballest, most-factually-incorrect Super Bowl broadcast presentation out [...]
SF Sketchfest 2015: "Groundhog Day" on Groundhog Day: Film Screening and special Tobolowsky Files with Stephen Tobolowky
SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area [...]
Synesthesia Film Festival: Screening #11
The Synesthesia Film Festival is a monthly one-night film festival that screens the best independent short films, student films, web series, documentaries, music videos, [...]
FIFI HOWLS FROM HAPPINESS
Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-called “Persian Picasso,” whose acclaimed paintings and sculptures dominated pre-revolutionary Iran. Irreverent [...]
SF INDIEFEST 2015
The 17th San Francisco Independent Film Festival takes place Feb 5-18 at the Brava and Roxie Theaters in SF and the Humanities Hall in Oakland. [...]
SF Indie Fest: FLASH GORDON
With a remake in the works by Twentieth Century Fox, a presentation of this cheesiest of all cheesy sci fi flicks seems to be in [...]
SF Indie Fest: I AM A KNIFE WITH LEGS
First his girlfriend dies in a suicide bombing. Then a fatwa is issued against him. And now international Europop star Bené’s eclair is weird. Seven [...]
SF Indie Fest: TGIF vs. SNICK
Channeling the inner recesses of our tv-addled brains, the SF IndieFest seeks to settle the age-old question – what was REALLY better, the 1990 line-up [...]
SF Indie Fest: THE YANK
West Coast Premiere This side-splitting comedy tells the story of Tom Murphy, your average Irish-American lad. For Tom, the perfect woman is beautiful, hardworking, family-oriented [...]
SF Indie Fest: TIRED MOONLIGHT
West Coast Premiere!! Middle-aged Dawn is finally learning how to sell stuff on eBay. She lives in a glorified pit stop town, except with the [...]
INDIE FEST: WILD CANARIES
Wild Canaries centers on bumbling twenty-something Brooklynite, Barri, as she becomes convinced that foul play was involved in the death of her elderly neighbor. Meanwhile, her thirty-something, jaded [...]
SF Indie Fest: CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY VANILLA
“Napoleon Dynamite by way of Taxi Driver” Stuart Simpson’s Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla is a strange character study flaunting wicked humour and mounting unease. Warren is [...]
SF Indie Fest: LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU
In the early ‘90s, filmmaker Richard Stanley made a name for himself with a pair of smart and stylish sci fi thrillers. He parlayed that [...]
SF Indie Fest: NO LAND WITHOUT EVIL (No Hay Tierra Sin Mal)
US Premiere!! Directed by female auteur Belen Bianco in her feature film debut, No Land Without Evil is a lyrical and poetic coming-of-age film from [...]
SF Indie Fest: Shorts 1: Personals
Human seeking other human for some semblance of connection, validity of existence, warmth. Me: your daughter’s funeral crasher; your son’s first love; your new husband’s [...]
SF Indie Fest: Shorts 5: An Animated World
We’re back with another selection of some of the best new animation from around the globe. New work from fresh voices and alumni alike runs [...]
SF Indie Fest: THE APOSTLE (O APOSTOLO)
“This creepily atmospheric animated film boasts haunting, gorgeously hand-crafted imagery.” –Hollywood Reporter A convict escapes from jail and travels to a remote village to recover [...]
SF Indie Fest: THE CULT OF JT LEROY
West Coast Premiere!!  Local Filmmaker JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write [...]
SF Indie Fest: WHY I'M NOT ON FACEBOOK
West Coast Premiere!! One man’s soul-searching decision on whether or not he should join Facebook sets him off on an epic journey of self-discovery as [...]
SF Indie Fest: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
West Coast Premiere!! A young woman is found dead, stabbed to death in a public restroom. The police and the town are indifferent to this [...]
SF Indie Fest: FOR THE PLASMA
There’s a house in the woods in Maine, and there are security cameras in those woods. The cameras are ostensibly there to watch for forest [...]
SF Indie Fest: FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY
The ultimate Filipino exploitation B-film! Starring Weng Weng, who is the subject of the new documentary The Search for Weng Weng — also playing at [...]
SF Indie Fest: FREE
Local Filmmakers! This stirring, up-close documentary follows a group of Oakland teens who find personal liberation and mutual support through dance.  These dynamic young people [...]