Calendar

June – August 2014

DOCFEST: ART, ACTIVISM AND AWE
From well-known artist agitators like Amanda Palmer and Shepard Fairy, to a trio of photographers obsessed with the sky, this shorts program explores artistic [...]
DOCFEST: MAGICAL UNIVERSE
Director:    Jeremy Workman Running Time:    80 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 Bay Area Premiere! Filmed for over a decade, MAGICAL UNIVERSE is a strange [...]
DOCFEST: BRONX OBAMA
Director:    Ryan Murdock Running Time:    94 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 West Coast Premiere! When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in [...]
DOCFEST: ONE GOOD YEAR
Director:    Mikal Jakubal Running Time:    80 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 San Francisco Premiere! ONE GOOD YEAR chronicles a season in the life of [...]
DOCFEST: BACK ISSUES: THE HUSTLER MAGAZINE STORY
Director:    Michael Nirenberg Running Time:    98 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 West Coast Premiere! “Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story” is directed by Michael [...]
DOCFEST: LOVE ME
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DOCFEST: LOVE ME
Director:    Jonathon Narducci Running Time:    93 Country:    USA  /   Ukraine  /   Indonesia  /   Australia Year of Release:    2014 World Premiere! Scams, green cards, fake marriages, [...]
DOCFEST: DON’T CALL IT FRISCO!!!
Director:    Various Running Time:    86 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 Pianos on Bernal Hill, trolls on the Bay Bridge, a dancing cat at the [...]
DOCFEST: NO MORE ROADTRIPS?
Take a dream ride through 20th-century America with this film made entirely from a collection of 9,000 home movies. NO MORE ROAD TRIPS? reveals [...]
DOCFEST: WHO PROGRAMS THESE FILMS ANYWAY?
FREE SCREENING! No tickets will be issued. With this panel discussion, come and meet festival programmers from the vast, varied and vital film festivals of the [...]
DOCFEST:  THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ
Director:    Brian Knappenberger Running Time:    104 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 West Coast Premiere! The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. [...]
DOCFEST: BENDING STEEL
Director:    Dave Carroll Running Time:    93 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 San Francisco Premiere! A deeply moving and inspiring story exploring the life of [...]
DOCFEST: KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER AND PLEASANT DANGER
Director:    Sam Feder Running Time:    70 Country:    USA  /   Canada Year of Release:    2013 With books like Gender Outlaw, My Gender Workbook and Hello Cruel [...]
DOCFEST: GOODBYE GAULEY MOUNTAIN
Director:    Beth Stephens     / Annie Sprinkle Running Time:    70 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 San Francisco Premiere! What happens when we change our [...]
DOCFEST: WICKER KITTENS
Director:    Amy Elliot Running Time:    52 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 California Premiere! Open the box. Dump out all the pieces. And scramble for [...]
DOCFEST: TRASH DANCE
Director:    Andrew Garrison Running Time:    68 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 San Francisco Premiere! Sometimes inspiration is found in unexpected places. Choreographer Allison Orr [...]
DOCFEST: VESSEL
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DOCFEST: VESSEL
Director:    Diana Whitten Running Time:    88 Country:    USA Year of Release: West Coast Premiere! Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions [...]
DOCFEST: DOC OF THE DEAD
Director:    Alexandre Philippe Running Time:    81 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 West Coast Premiere! Brought to the screen by the creators of the hit [...]
DOCFEST: WHEN MY SORROW DIED
Glamorously eccentric and enigmatic Theremin master Armen Ra recounts his dynamic journey in this life-spanning documentary that mixes rare concert performances, candid interviews, and [...]
DOCFEST: GLENA
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DOCFEST: GLENA
Director:    Allan Luebke Running Time:    94 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 West Coast Premiere! With no training or background Glena, a single mom of [...]
DOCFEST: LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE
Director:    Jeff Krulik Running Time:    80 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 West Coast Premiere! It’s 1969. Man lands on the moon. Half a million [...]
DOCFEST: COWJEWS AND INDIANS: How Hitler Scared My Relatives—and I Woke Up in an Iroquois Longhouse with a Picture of Jesus, Reminding Me—for the Wrong Reason—That I Owe the Mohawks Rent
Director:    Marc Halberstadt Running Time:    93 Country:    USA     Germany Year of Release:    2013 West Coast Premiere! Marc Halberstadt’s family lost their home to the [...]
DOCFEST: FIRST FRIDAY
Director:    N’Jeri Eaton and Mario Furlon Running Time:    80 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 Work-in-Progress Screening with moderated filmmaker discussion In the same year, [...]
DOCFEST: A MAN CALLED GOD
Director: Christopher St. John Running Time:  108 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 Bay Area Premiere A MAN CALLED GOD is a truly unique documentary [...]
DOCFEST: AN HONEST LIAR
Director:    Tyler Measom and Justin Weinstein Running Time:    90 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 West Coast Premiere! For the last half-century, James “The Amazing” [...]
DOCFEST: HAIRY WHO & THE IMAGISTS
Director:    Leslie Buchbinder Running Time:    109 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 West Coast Premiere! In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an [...]
DOCFEST: ASTOR BARBER ALL STARS
Director:    Karen Gehres Running Time:    80 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2013 World Premiere! With so many NYC Institutions dropping like flies, due to skyrocketing [...]
DOCFEST: VIDEO GAMES THE MOVIE
Director:    Jeremy Snead Running Time:    105 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 World Premiere! This isn’t just another film about the video game industry, but [...]
DOCFEST: RICH HILL
Director:    Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Palermo Running Time:    93 Country:    USA Year of Release:    2014 West Coast Premiere! Rich Hill, Missouri is like many [...]
THE PAST IS A GROTESQUE ANIMAL
Co-Presented by Noise Pop Friday, June 20 – Thursday, June 26 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! RECORD GIVEAWAYS COURTESY OF POLYVINYL RECORDS ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY [...]
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles U.S. Invasion   Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, [...]