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April – August 2014

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST ANIMATION
Best Animation of 2014. 65 mins. El Rudio Del Mundo Coke Rioboo, 13 minutes. A composer is afflicted by a strange illness: he can hear [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST DRAMATIC SHORTS
Best Dramatic Shorts 2014 74 mins. Cough Jason Kempnich, 10 minutes, 30 seconds. Liberty was yesterday. T’adhib Raquel Bedia, 13 minutes. Andres, a young war [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARIES
Best Environmental Documentaries of 2014 84 mins. I am Red Peter McBride, 3 minutes, 45 seconds. The Colorado River runs 1450 miles across seven states [...]
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, [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST COMEDIC SHORTS
The Best Comedic Shorts of 2014. 59 mins. Freebird Dustin LeBoeuf, 5 minutes, 30 seconds. This pathetically hilarious tongue-in-cheek comedy follows Dennis, a backyard-boxing dropout, [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST DRAMATIC SHORTS (Part Two)
The Best Dramatic Shorts of 2014 (Part Two) 105 mins. Spaghetti for Two Matthias Rosenberger, Betina Dubler, 18 minutes. In a simple yet humorous fashion, [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS
The Best Experimental Shorts of 2014. 111 mins. Solitude at the Golden Gate Samati Boonchitsitsak, 3 minutes, 30 seconds. The close-up view of the Golden [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST LGBT SHORT FILMS
Best LGBT Short Films of 2014 49 mins. Dreng Julie Bezerra Madsen, 30 minutes. Oliver is trapped in his own body. He is born as [...]
FROZEN 2014: BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARIES
Best Short Documentaries of 2014 127 mins. Methel Island Meg Smaker, 11 minutes, 32 seconds. A meditation on meth. There is and island on   the [...]
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 [...]
PORTRAIT OF THE LIVING SKY
// FILMMAKERS IN PERSON // 7pm on Monday, July 21 only! PORTRAIT OF THE LIVING SKY (named for the Sun Ra song) is an attempt [...]
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 [...]
Here & Far
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Here & Far
Here & Far: A collection of short films born to the screen by some of the bay areas most enthralling emerging filmmakers. Curated by Sarah [...]