Calendar

September – November 2014

MEMPHIS
  Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2014 A strange singer with “god given talent” drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy of [...]
DOCUNIGHT #8: Be Like Others
More than 20 years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa to make sex change permissible for “diagnosed transsexuals”.  “Be Like Others” is an intimate and [...]
NAS: Time is Illmatic
Written by Erik Parker and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh, the film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, “Illmatic” – [...]
Pirate Night: FISHING WITHOUT NETS
The subject of Somali pirates still strikes fear in the hearts of us Westerners, for it’s all a landscape that’s totally different than anything we [...]
Pirate Night: Last Hijack
* Berlin Film Festival 2014 * * New York Film Festival 2014 * * South By Southwest 2014 * Last Highjack directed by Tommy Pallotta [...]
21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER
Drawing on the concept that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist, this feature-length doc explores Linklater’s career from the trailblazing, [...]
HARMONTOWN
Co-Presented by SF Sketchfest A documentary that follows Dan Harmon on tour for his podcast series after he was fired from Community in 2012. ★SPECIAL [...]
PURGATORIO
Filmmaker RODRIGO REYES IN PERSON for Q&A after the screening! “A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.-Mexico barrier” [...]
Young Ones
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Young Ones
  YOUNG ONES is set in a near future when water has become the most precious and dwindling resource on the planet, one that dictates [...]
FRAMELINE ENCORE: REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG
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FRAMELINE ENCORE: REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG
FREE TO ALL!! REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS #5 : SAVE THE CLUB NOON
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. In the 2nd season of the series, we introduce Japanese cinema themed [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: Shorts Program
Filmmakers in Person! High Five On October 2nd, 1977 Dusty Baker hit his 30th homerun of the season, making history as the 4th player on [...]
SCIENCE ON SCREEN: THE ILLNESS & THE ODYSSEY
Post Screening Discussion with Neurologist Michael Geschwind, Ph.D., M.D.  A cure for Alzheimer’s. A Nobel Prize. On one remote island, a high stakes battle to solve [...]
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek
Filmmaker Leah Mahan with Turkey Creek hero Rose Johnson and Sierra Club’s Leslie Fields in person! Come Hell or High Water follows the painful but inspiring [...]