Calendar

November 2013 – May 2014

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 [...]
On the Other Side of You: New Korean Films
  1. 콩나물 Sprout, 2013 윤가은 - Story The family preparing for their grandfather’s ancestral offering, forget to buy bean sprouts. Like Abbas Kiarostami’s Where [...]
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… & [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
OMAR
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OMAR
An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, OMAR is a tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar [...]
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?  [...]
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 [...]
CZECH THAT FILM: A FESTIVAL OF CURRENT CZECH CINEMA
From provocative premieres to award-winning masterpieces, Czech That Film festival features the best of contemporary Czech cinema touring 11 American cities over four months. [...]
MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS
Hailed by Michael Moore as “one of the best documentaries about a band that I’ve ever seen” and by Pitchfork as “the funniest, most meta [...]
ARAB SHORTS #1
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ARAB SHORTS #1
A New International Short Film Series presented by the Arab Film Festival, Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short [...]
THE SMASH BROTHERS
Sunday, April 13 How did a casual party game designed for the family become one of the most watched fighters in the history of [...]
ARAB SHORTS #2
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ARAB SHORTS #2
A New International Short Film Series presented by the Arab Film Festival, Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short [...]
FAUST
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FAUST
“There are some films that make you cry, there are some films that make you laugh, and there are some films that change you [...]
THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
“The movie is as insanely entertaining as a Mad Hatter’s tea party”. – Gerald Peary, Arts Fuse “Fascinating and horrifying”. – Michael Sragow, OC [...]
ARAB SHORTS #3
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ARAB SHORTS #3
A New International Short Film Series presented by the Arab Film Festival, Arab Shorts is a multifaceted program that includes narrative, documentary and animated short [...]
NEXT GOAL WINS
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NEXT GOAL WINS
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world [...]
RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE
BENEFIT FOR EL TECOLOTE NEWSPAPER Co-presented by Acción Latina & Colectivo Cinema Errante The film will be introduced by: Rosalío Muñoz, co-chair of the [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT
Director Jeremy Ambers in person for Q&A after the screening. On March 5th, 2013, San Francisco’s skyline was transformed by an amazing sight: 25,000 LED [...]
NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE
Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW:IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE. In over 200 [...]
FIRST ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERGALACTIC FELINE FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL FOR HUMANS
You can buy tickets purrrr program (for $12, at the bottom of the page), or get an ALL CAT-CESS PASS for $30 that gets [...]
BEYOND RIGHT & WRONG: STORIES OF JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS
“…a film that needs to be seen, and now.” – Huffington Post A survivor of the Rwandan Genocide struggles to forgive the man who killed [...]
Breeders: A Subclass of Women?
“Breeders is a fascinating film that highlights the many tensions between women’s status, the free market demands of the fertility industry, and the fragmentation of [...]