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October 2013 – March 2014

Escape from Tomorrow
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! The most controversial film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW is a film that should not exist, and yet [...]
After Tiller
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After Tiller
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! FILMMAKER MARTHA SHANE IN PERSON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there [...]
INFORMANT
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INFORMANT
A fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, radical activist turned FBI informant who has been alternately vilified and deified. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero [...]
Inequality for All
In lectures, books, and years of commentary, former labor secretary and current UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich has argued passionately that widening income inequality poses [...]
God Loves Uganda
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God Loves Uganda
FILMMAKER ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS IN PERSON FOR SELECT SHOWS OPENING WEEKEND! GOD LOVES UGANDA explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in Uganda, where American [...]
LE JOLI MAI
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LE JOLI MAI
  “A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society” (Film Comment), LE JOLI MAI is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May [...]
IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY
From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on [...]
KEEP THE PROMISE: THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
 AIDS Healthcare Foundation & The HIV Story Project present a very special World AIDS Day event – The Bay Area premiere of the new documentary [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
THE ACT OF KILLING
THE ACT OF KILLING Tuesday, January 28 at 7pm ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST DOCUMENTARY!  FILMMAKER JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER IN PERSON!   “A MASTERPIECE… & [...]
24 EXPOSURES
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24 EXPOSURES
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 [...]
It's Not You, It's Me
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 [...]
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 [...]
HANK:  5 YEARS FROM THE BRINK
For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than [...]
LOVE & AIR SEX
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LOVE & AIR SEX
LOVE & AIR SEX Friday, February 21 – Tuesday, February 25 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!   Friday 2/21 – Q&A with director Bryan Poyser and star [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
AWFUL NICE
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AWFUL NICE
Outrageous indie comedy directed by Jason Sklar starring Alex Rennie and James Pumphrey. Two belligerent brothers who haven’t seen each other in years are reunited [...]
12 O'CLOCK BOYS
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  The 12 O’CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore – popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds [...]
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 [...]
STAY
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STAY
In Wiebke von Carolsfeld’s STAY, Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) and Aidan Quinn play two lovers—Abbey & Dermot—caught at a crossroads, each struggling to find a place [...]
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?  [...]
LOVE AND DEMONS
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LOVE AND DEMONS
Saturday, March 22- Monday, March 24 Writer/Director, JP Allen, Producer, Cathy Montosa, and lead actor Chris Pflueger IN PERSON after the Sunday, 3/23, 7:00 pm [...]
DOCUNIGHT #2: RED LINES AND DEADLINES
Presented by Docunight, in collaboration with National Iranian American Council In 2004 filmmaker Taghi Amirani gained unprecedented access to Shargh, at the time Iran’s [...]
SNEAK PREVIEW: CHEAP THRILLS
Thursday, March 27 SNEAK PREVIEW!! CHEAP THRILLS follows the one-night descent of two friends participating in a series of escalating paid dares to entertain [...]