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April – November 2014

IT FELT LIKE LOVE
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! SKYPE Q&A w/ FILMMAKER ELIZA HITTMAN on MONDAY, APRIL 7! In the middle of an uneventful summer on the outskirts of Brooklyn, [...]
THE M WORD
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THE M WORD
Writer-Director Henry Jaglom gives us a bracingly funny, fearless and fast-paced human comedy set in a struggling Los Angeles television station threatened by economic [...]
ERIN MALLEY'S QUAKE
Wednesday, May 7 at 7pm & 9pm Emerging dance filmmaker Erin Malley offers a preview look at her newest work, Quake. The evening will include a [...]
DOCUMENTED: A FILM BY AN UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN
“At its heart, DOCUMENTED asks what it means to be American. The film succeeds because it moves well beyond an abstract debate about the very [...]
BREASTMILK
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BREASTMILK
Thursday, May 29, 7pm Post-screening discussion with lactation consultant Tracy Massillon, moderated by doula Susan Arthur   GROUP SALES AVAILABLE! BABIES WELCOME!! BREASTMILK, the [...]
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 [...]
PING PONG SUMMER
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PING PONG SUMMER
  PING PONG SUMMER Friday, June 20 – Thursday, June 26 OPENING NIGHT TICKETS GRANT FREE ADMISSION TO SINGING’ & PINGIN’ AT THE VERDI [...]
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 [...]
HELLION
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HELLION
        SKYPE Q&A with FILMMAKER KAT CANDLER & SOUND DESIGNER PETE HORNER FOLLOWING THE 7:15PM SHOW ON SATURDAY NIGHT!  IN-PERSON Q&A [...]
FOLLOWING THE NINTH
Post Screening Q&A with Director Kerry Candaele! “Thrilling…smartly assembled and gracefully paced.” — New York Times “The film is beautiful and powerful…If millions could experience its [...]
THE COLD LANDS
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THE COLD LANDS
Co-presented by Fandor SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  FILMMAKER and FANDOR CEO TED HOPE IN PERSON! Mother dead and wary of the authorities, 11 year-old Atticus flees [...]
LLYN FOULKES ONE MAN BAND
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! During the seven years chronicled in the film, artist and one-man-band musician Llyn Foulkes creates, destroys and recreates a pair of large-scale, [...]
JOHN HUBLEY AT 100
JOHN HUBLEY AT 100 Sunday, July 20 Q&A WITH NOTED ANIMATOR – AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN AND FAITH – EMILY HUBLEY AFTER THE 6PM [...]
HAPPY CHRISTMAS
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  SKYPE Q&A WITH FILMMAKER JOE SWANBERG FOLLOWING 7pm SHOW on 8/1! Jenny just broke up with her boyfriend, so she thinks it [...]
BRAVE NEW WORLD SERIES: CYBER-SENIORS
Post Screening Q&A hosted by Community Technology Network and SF Connected “…Charming, Poignant, Hilarious…” – Maria Shriver, NBC NEWS “Touching!” – Village Voice “A Must-See [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: BROWN BREAD
Brown Bread: The Story of an Adoptive Family FILMMAKER SARAH GROSS IN PERSON! In the hills of Northern California, an unusual family gathers for their [...]
KINK
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KINK
A surprise hit at Sundance, KINK tells the true story of sex, submission, and big business as seen through the eyes of the unlikely pornographers [...]
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, [...]
SLAMDANCE presents: I PLAY WITH THE PHRASE EACH OTHER
We’re excited to team up with one of our favorite film festivals – the mighty SLAMDANCE – for a night of film and fun.  FILMMAKER [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: BIG JOY - THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON
Co-presented by Canyon Cinema Foundation and SF Cinematheque FILMMAKERS IN PERSON! & a special introduction by performance artist Jason Jenn, who will be performing an excerpt of [...]
THE LONGEST WEEK
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THE LONGEST WEEK
The Longest Week tells the story of Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman). Approaching middle age, Conrad is the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune. He’s [...]
FORWARD 13: Waking Up the American Dream
Filmmaker Patrick Lovell in person! FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL!! Patrick Lovell is an accidental filmmaker/activist.  Lovell was in the midst of living his American Dream. [...]
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, [...]
NAS: Time is Illmatic
Written by Erik Parker and produced by One9, Parker, and Anthony Saleh, the film follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, “Illmatic” – [...]
BJORK: BIOPHILIA LIVE
“There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS #4 : IDOL IS DEAD
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. In the 2nd season of the series, we introduce Japanese cinema themed [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS #5 : SAVE THE CLUB NOON
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. In the 2nd season of the series, we introduce Japanese cinema themed [...]
Legends of Ska
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 Legends of Ska
Legends Of Ska celebrates the music, culture and enthusiasm of Jamaica as a newly independent nation more than 50 years ago.  The documentary film chronologically [...]
Jingle Bell Rocks!
Pop music tackles tough subjects like war, racism and inequality. Music evolves with the times, helping frame our vision of the world. So why, when [...]
PULP: a film about life, death & supermarkets
“I felt that the film was a triumph—moving, funny, sweet, eccentric—and the reaction from the audience, well, it’s the kind of thing that makes you [...]