Calendar

August – October 2014

ME AND YOU (Io e Te)
ME AND YOU (Io e Te)Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci Co-presented by Istituto Italiano di Cultura   “Beautifully made… a meditation on the transformative possibilities of [...]
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 [...]
Synesthesia Film Festival: Screening #6
Welcome to the Synesthesia Film Festival! This is a once a night monthly film festival that screens independent short films, student films, web series, documentaries, [...]
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 [...]
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 @ [...]
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 [...]
FRAMELINE ENCORE: LADY VALOR - THE KRISTIN BECK STORY
FREE to ALL!! In Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story, former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Dr. Strangelove and the Shining
Dr. Strangelove and the Shining – 35mm double feature – presented by Spoke Art Join us Sunday, September 28th for a one night only screening [...]
Synesthesia Film Festival: Screening #7
Welcome to the Synesthesia Film Festival! This is a once a night monthly film festival that screens independent short films, student films, web series, documentaries, [...]
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 [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: TONGUES OF HEAVEN
FILMMAKER ANITA CHANG IN PERSON! “You already know the importance of saving a language. You know the reason, but not the motivation to save it,” [...]
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 [...]
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
If the worst day of your life consisted of accidentally killing your girlfriend with an axe, chain-sawing your own arm off, and watching in horror [...]
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 [...]