Calendar

January – October 2014

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
ME AND YOU (Io e Te)
ME AND YOU (Io e Te)Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Co-presented by Istituto Italiano di Cultura   “Beautifully made… a meditation on the transformative possibilities of [...]
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 @ [...]
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 [...]