Calendar

August – December 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 [...]
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 [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS 〜 Neon Tokyo: Anime World #2 - AKIRA
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. Neon Tokyo : Anime World #2 – AKIRA Thursday, August 21st [...]
ROXIE KIDS: ASTRO BOY
ROXIE KIDS : Anime World #3 – ASTRO BOY   Sunday, August 24th   Free Admission for Kids “ROXIE KIDS” is the animation film screenings [...]
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 [...]
TRAILER PARK BOYS: DON’T LEGALIZE IT
It is a 2014 Canadian mockumentary comedy/crime film directed by Mike Clattenburg, and based on the Canadian television series Trailer Park Boys. It is the [...]
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. [...]
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 @ [...]
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 [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS: TAMALA2010 a punkcat in space & Wake Up!! TAMALA
NIPPON NIGHTS is monthly series of Japanese cinema bridging different genres, styles and generations. NIPPON NIGHTS 〜 Neon Tokyo : Anime World #3 – TAMALA2010 a punk [...]
ABUSE OF WEAKNESS
[A] chilly, dark portrait of two control freaks locking horns. -Stepehen Holden, NY Times Beginning in 2004, filmmaker/novelist Catherine Breillat had a series 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. [...]
Pirate Night: Last Hijack
* Berlin Film Festival 2014 * * New York Film Festival 2014 * * South By Southwest 2014 * The filmmakers have gotten extraordinary access [...]
FRAMELINE ENCORE: THE CIRCLE
FREE TO ALL!! Part love story, part thriller, and all astonishingly true, The Circle weaves a gorgeous 1950s period drama around a documentary to reveal the story [...]
18th Annual ARAB FILM FESTIVAL 2014
The 18th Annual Arab Film Festival will take place throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, October 10-23, with editions in Los Angeles, November 7-9 and [...]
ARAB FILM FESTIVAL: Cairo Station
An opportunity not to be missed as the Arab Film Festival inaugurates the new retrospective series with the legendary Cairo Station from 1958. Youssef Chahine [...]
ARAB FILM FESTIVAL: Ladder to Damascus
Ghalia is inhabited by the soul of Zeina, a girl who drowned the day she was born. Haunted by Zeina’s past life, Ghalia travels [...]
ARAB FILM FESTIVAL: Fevers
Benjamin is a child in war against the world. He has known violence and social care homes. One day, when his mother goes to [...]
Arab Film Festival: The Lost Dream
Two Iraqis who supported the U.S. mission in their own country come to America and find themselves strangers in a strange land. The stories [...]
Roxie Kids : NOCTURNA
Roxie Kids is an age-appropriate film series for families and film lovers alike.  KIDS under 12 years old are Admission FREE!! Winner of Barcelona Film [...]
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 [...]
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” [...]
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 [...]
THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT: Classic French Noir from the 40s through the 60s
Elliot Lavine and Don Malcolm proudly present a stellar four-day festival of Gallic noir, twelve dazzling noir films featuring works by famed directors like [...]
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 [...]
Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek
Filmmaker Leah Mahan in person with Turkey Creek heroes Rose Johnson and Derrick Evans as well as Leslie Fields, Sierra Club director of Environmental Justice, and [...]
HAPPY VALLEY
“Thorough, thoughtful and heartbreaking.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Filmed over the course of the year after Jerry Sandusky’s arrest as key players in [...]