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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 [...]
AT BERKELEY
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AT BERKELEY @ San Francisco | California | United States
AT BERKELEY SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!   SKYPE Q&A WITH LEGENDARY FILMMAKER FREDERICK WISEMAN FRIDAY NIGHT! Frederick Wiseman’s At Berkeley is a documentary film about [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 ACT OF KILLING
THE ACT OF KILLING Tuesday, January 28 at 7pm ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST DOCUMENTARY!  FILMMAKER JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER IN PERSON!   “A MASTERPIECE… & [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?  [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]