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December 2013 – March 2014

THE PUNK SINGER
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THE PUNK SINGER
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  Q&A WITH FILMMAKER SINI ANDERSON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 AFTER 7PM SHOW!  Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and [...]
SIGN PAINTERS
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SIGN PAINTERS
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with [...]
MS. 45
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MS. 45
NEW TRANSFER!  UNCUT!  Raped twice and left for dead, a mute seamstress is baptized in brutality and reborn in vengeance.  Armed with the pistol [...]
PERSISTENCE OF VISION
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! SKYPE Q&A WITH FILMMAKER KEVIN SCHRECK AFTER FRIDAY NIGHT 6:30PM SHOW!  Striving to make nothing less than the greatest animated film [...]
PIAF: HER STORY...HER SONGS
RAQUEL BITTON IN PERSON! French jazz singer Raquel Bitton acclaimed hit show, Piaf: Her Story…Her Songs, celebrates Piaf’s extraordinary life through stories and songs [...]
GONE WITH THE POPE & AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL
Put off Christmas shopping for one more day and join us for this double-feature of sleaze, violence and half-assed religion courtesy of our friends [...]
LENNY COOKE
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LENNY COOKE
  SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!   In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, [...]
WHITE REINDEER
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WHITE REINDEER
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 [...]
TRASH HUMPERS
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TRASH HUMPERS
35MM VAULT PRINT! What we said back then:  “TRASH HUMPERS certainly lives up to its title and promise – a nihilist VCR punk assault [...]
SHANE CARRUTH: PRIMER/UPSTREAM COLOR
SHANE CARRUTH: HARD SCIENCE & HUMAN NATURE On the strength of just two incredibly intimate, intricate and idiosyncratic feature films in ten years, writer/director/actor/composer Shane [...]
NORTHERN LIGHTS
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NORTHERN LIGHTS
NEW 35MM PRINT!  ROB NILSSON IN PERSON!  NORTHERN LIGHTS illustrates the forgotten history of the pioneer workers of the prairies – men and women who [...]
I WAS A TEENAGE TEENAGER
I WAS A TEENAGE TEENAGER Friday, January 10 – Tuesday, January 14 EMOTIONS.  HORMONES.  EMOTIONS.  GIRLS.  HORMONES.  BOYS.  HIGH SCHOOL.  EMOTIONS.  MOM.  HIGH SCHOOL.  [...]
RUTH’S TABLE BENEFIT
Join us for a special screening of Bob Toy’s documentary, Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist, the story of the acclaimed artist and arts education activist, and [...]
SFFS YOUTH FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
SFFS YOUTH FILMMAKER SHOWCASE FILMMAKERS IN PERSON! The San Francisco Film Society’s Youth Education program has been cultivating and championing youth filmmakers for more [...]
AN EVENING WITH MIKE MILLS
Mike Mills in person for Q&A! On the eve of his Live Projects 3 artist talk at SFJAZZ Center, join us for a special evening [...]
THE BIG GAME 37: MEN IN TIGHTS
The Big Game gets the MST3K treatment with IndieFest’s “sports commentators” riffing on the game, doing some comedy sketches and generally making merry while [...]
JOBRIATH A.D.
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JOBRIATH A.D.
‘70s rocker Jobriath was known as “The American Bowie”.  The first openly gay rock star, he disappeared after two albums in two years.  Done in [...]
SF INDIE FEST 16
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SF INDIE FEST 16
SF INDIE FEST Friday, February 7 – Thursday, February 20 It’s SF IndieFest’s SWEET 16 this year! (As if we ever possessed a child like [...]
Future Filmmakers: TILT
TILT, the Youth Program of Ninth Street Independent Film Center, is proud to present “reClaiming Youth Media”, an interactive afternoon of youth produced media from [...]
Docunight #1:  Statues of Tehran
Presented by Docunight, in collaboration with National Iranian American Council The Statues of Tehran interrogates the function of monuments in today’s Tehran, an ideology-ridden [...]
Noise Pop: MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS
SF Premiere Q & A with director Tom Berninger to follow In 2010, rock band The National were about to embark on the biggest tour [...]
The Men's Story Project: Out Loud!
Neighborhood Nightz is back with a groundbreaking documentary by local filmmaker Josie Lehrer. Her film highlights diverse Chilean men – celebrities, community leaders, and first-time [...]
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES PIZZA PARTY!!!
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES PIZZA PARTY!!! Saturday, March 8 & Sunday, March 9 ENCORE SECOND SHOW ADDED!  SUNDAY PIZZA PARTY MATINEE!!!  KIDS WELCOME! We do [...]
WES ANDERSON in 35mm
                    WES ANDERSON in 35mm Friday, March 7 – Thursday, March 13 On the eve of [...]
JONAS REINHARDT – GANYMEDE & BEYOND
JONAS REINHARDT – GANYMEDE & BEYOND Monday, March 10 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  FILMMAKERS IN PERSON!  On Ganymede, it is thought that volcanic vents supply [...]
7 Boxes  (7 Cajas)
New showings added! “The Fast and the Furious’ with wheelbarrows, Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid ‘7 Boxes’ is a rollicking good time at the movies that [...]
BREADCRUMB TRAIL
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BREADCRUMB TRAIL
Thursday, March 20- Friday, March 21 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! DIRECTOR LANCE BANGS & SLINT GUITARIST BRIAN MCMAHAN IN PERSON! Feature length documentary about the [...]
LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME
LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME  Friday, March 21 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  FILMMAKER IN PERSON!   What does Jackass, Pavement, Earl Sweatshirt and Elliot Smith have in common?  [...]
WILLIAM SHATNER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: WRATH OF FILM CULT
WILLIAM SHATNER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Co-Presented by the Vortex Room! Saturday, March 22 Join FILM CULT for a five-hour mission at the ROXIE THEATER to [...]
Future Filmmakers: SOTA Media Showcase and Benefit
Representing the only free and public, performing- and visual-arts high school in San Francisco, the Media (Film/Video) Department at the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School [...]