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August – November 2014

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 [...]
MI CASA NO ES SU CASA
MI CASA NO ES SU CASA tells the story of a rapidly evolving neighborhood: San Francisco’s Mission District. Stripping down the word “gentrification” to its [...]
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, [...]
DOCUNIGHT #7: THE LAW IN THESE PARTS
  World Cinema Jury Prize Documentary, 2012 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award, 2012, Full Frame Film Festival Special Jury Prize, 2012, Hot Docs Film [...]
BRASSLANDS
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BRASSLANDS
LIVE MUSIC BY INSPECTOR GADJE AFTER THE SCREENING!!! Crossroads Film Festival – 2014, WINNER Best Feature Documentary International Film Festival Rotterdam – 2014, Official Selection [...]
BEAUTIFUL MOMENT
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BEAUTIFUL MOMENT
  Beautiful Moment, a San Francisco based film which captures a cinematic perspective, expressing a viewpoint that is shared by many that aim to thrive [...]
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 [...]
NO NO: A DOCKUMENTARY
In the hyper-charged powder keg of the late 1960s, Los Angeles native and Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis was ready to light the match. [...]
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, [...]
SECOND OPINION: LAETRILE AT SLOAN-KETTERING
San Francisco Premiere! Director Eric Merola and Ralph W. Moss, PhD, will attend and participate in a Q&A after screenings on: Friday 9/12 (7:00 pm [...]
Microbirth
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Microbirth
San Francisco Premiere Screening  – September 20 only!! NEW DOCUMENTARY “MICROBIRTH” REVEALS THE MICROSCOPIC SECRETS OF CHILDBIRTH Join the San Francisco Doula Group for the [...]
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 [...]
Pirate Night: Last Hijack
* Berlin Film Festival 2014 * * New York Film Festival 2014 * * South By Southwest 2014 * The filmmakers have gotten extraordinary access [...]
HARMONTOWN
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HARMONTOWN
Co-Presented by SF Sketchfest **ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 12:00PM WE ARE RELEASING 30 MORE TICKETS TO  THE LIVE PODCAST + SCREENING ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23** [...]
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 [...]
 BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
The subjects of the film BEFORE YOU KNOW IT are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night [...]
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 [...]
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbles. With the specter [...]
PURGATORIO
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PURGATORIO
Filmmaker RODRIGO REYES IN PERSON for Q&A after the screening! “A searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.-Mexico barrier” [...]
PARTICLE FEVER
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PARTICLE FEVER
Filmmaker and physicist featured in the film David Kaplan  & editor WALTER MURCH in person for Q&A after the screening! Particle Fever follows the [...]
Docunight #9: Park Mark / “Mory” Wants A Wife
Park Mark ‘Park Mark’ follows the life of a man during one night, roaming the streets of Tehran, stealing from charity boxes that are [...]
TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER
Special Screening of TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER, Hosted by Tom Luddy and Julie Huntsinger Director Nick Broomfield IN PERSON Lonnie Franklin Jr was arrested [...]
FRAMELINE ENCORE: REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG
FREE TO ALL!! REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of [...]
21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER
Drawing on the concept that the first 21 years defines the career of an artist, this feature-length doc explores Linklater’s career from the trailblazing, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
SCIENCE ON SCREEN℠: THE ILLNESS & THE ODYSSEY
Film followed by presentation and dialogue with professor of neurology at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Michael Geschwind, Ph.D., M.D. and filmmaker Berry Minnott.   [...]
HAIRY WHO & THE CHICAGO IMAGISTS
In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they [...]