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April – November 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
MEMPHIS
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MEMPHIS
  Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival 2014 A strange singer with “god given talent” drifts through the mythic city of Memphis under its canopy 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. [...]
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILMS
SF Shorts is about grabbing someone by the eyeballs and making them think, feel and react. It’s about what people see every day but [...]
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 [...]
VIKTOR
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VIKTOR
Action/Thriller starring Gerard Depardieu (Life of Pi, Green Card, Cyrano de Bergerac)  and Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers series, Bedazzled, Mickey Blue Eyes).  A story [...]
Young Ones
 As bone-dry as the harsh environment where its characters live, Young Ones gives us a futuristic Western so bleak that its pitiless tone becomes downright [...]
Synesthesia Film Festival: Screening #8
Welcome to the Synesthesia Film Festival! The Synesthesia Film Festival is a monthly one-night film festival that screens the best independent short films, student [...]
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 [...]
SHORT FILM SCREENING: TRUE AND REAL STORIES OF SAN FRANCISCO'S ECOLOGICAL ANOMALIES
A program of three comedic short films made possible by a grant from the SF Arts Commission. Join the cast and crew for the the [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: Shorts Program
Filmmakers in Person! High Five On October 2nd, 1977 Dusty Baker hit his 30th homerun of the season, making history as the 4th player on [...]