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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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” – [...]
 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 [...]
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 [...]
Rocks In My Pockets
Filmmaker Signe Baumane IN PERSON after the 7pm show Friday, Saturday & Sunday! In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist [...]