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January – October 2014

A TOUCH OF SIN
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A TOUCH OF SIN
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! This daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.  [...]
THE SQUARE
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THE SQUARE
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE!    From the 2011 overthrow of a thirty year dictator, through military rule, and culminating with the forced military [...]
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 [...]
Noise Pop: SWIM LITTLE FISH SWIM
SF Premiere Full of art, music and everyday magic, Swim Little Fish Swim is a dreamlike journey from childhood to adulthood depicting three intertwined characters [...]
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 [...]
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?  [...]
CHILD'S POSE (Pozitia copilului)
Winner of the Golden Bear, grand prize at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival!  “A fascinating, troubling portrait of maternal anxiety at its most smotheringly neurotic.” [...]
FREQUENCIES
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FREQUENCIES
What if physics determined the laws of attraction? In a parallel world where human frequencies determine luck, love, and destiny, Zak, a young college [...]
LOOKING FOR JOHNNY: THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY THUNDERS
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! From his birth in Queens to his mysterious death in New Orleans, LOOKING FOR JOHNNY chronicles the life of rock’n’roll true believer [...]
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 [...]
ROXIE KIDS: The Adventure of Panda and Friends
Free Admission for Kids under 12 / Adults $7.50 only We will raffle 10 Panda Hats for kids!! (donated by the head panda)   The [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS 〜 Neon Tokyo :  Anime World #1 - SHORT PEACE
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. Neon Tokyo : Anime World #1 – SHORT PEACE Wednesday, July 16th [...]
MARKETA LAZAROVÁ
Co-presented by San Francisco Cinematheque NEW 35MM PRINT COURTESY OF JANUS FILMS! In its native land, František  Vláčil’s MARKETA LAZAROVÁ has been hailed as the [...]
ROXIE KIDS: Lupin the 3rd "The CASTLE of CAGLIOSTRO"
Free Admission for Kids under 12 / Adults $7.50 only The 2nd program of the special series “ROXIE KIDS” is Hayao Miyazaki’s directorial debut film. [...]
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, [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS 〜 Neon Tokyo: Anime World #2 - AKIRA
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. Neon Tokyo : Anime World #2 – AKIRA Thursday, August 21st [...]
ROXIE KIDS: ASTRO BOY
ROXIE KIDS : Anime World #3 – ASTRO BOY   Sunday, August 24th   Free Admission for Kids “ROXIE KIDS” is the animation film screenings [...]
TRAILER PARK BOYS: DON’T LEGALIZE IT
It is a 2014 Canadian mockumentary comedy/crime film directed by Mike Clattenburg, and based on the Canadian television series Trailer Park Boys. It is the [...]
Metro Manila
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Metro Manila
SKYPE Q&A with lead actor Jake Macapagal after the screening! Co-presented by FACINE – Filipino Arts & Cinema International Winner of the Audience Award @ [...]
God Help The Girl
JOIN US FOR TRIVIA AND SOME (AWESOME) GIVEAWAYS AT THE 7:00PM SHOW ON OPENING NIGHT!! God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, [...]
DOCUNIGHT #8: Be Like Others
More than 20 years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa to make sex change permissible for “diagnosed transsexuals”.  “Be Like Others” is an intimate and [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS: TAMALA2010 a punkcat in space & Wake Up!! TAMALA
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. NIPPON NIGHTS 〜 Neon Tokyo : Anime World #3 – TAMALA2010 a punk [...]
ABUSE OF WEAKNESS
[A] chilly, dark portrait of two control freaks locking horns. -Stepehen Holden, NY Times Beginning in 2004, filmmaker/novelist Catherine Breillat had a series of [...]
Pirate Night: FISHING WITHOUT NETS
Like a Coen Brothers film set on the high seas, Fishing without Nets thrusts us into a man-made prison of greed, hopelessness, and violence. [...]
Pirate Night: Last Hijack
* Berlin Film Festival 2014 * * New York Film Festival 2014 * * South By Southwest 2014 * The filmmakers have gotten extraordinary access [...]
FRAMELINE ENCORE: THE CIRCLE
FREE TO ALL!! Part love story, part thriller, and all astonishingly true, The Circle weaves a gorgeous 1950s period drama around a documentary to reveal the story [...]
18th Annual ARAB FILM FESTIVAL 2014
The 18th Annual Arab Film Festival will take place throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, October 10-23, with editions in Los Angeles, November 7-9 and [...]
ARAB FILM FESTIVAL: Cairo Station
An opportunity not to be missed as the Arab Film Festival inaugurates the new retrospective series with the legendary Cairo Station from 1958. Youssef Chahine [...]
ARAB FILM FESTIVAL: Ladder to Damascus
Ghalia is inhabited by the soul of Zeina, a girl who drowned the day she was born. Haunted by Zeina’s past life, Ghalia travels [...]