Calendar

September – November 2014

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 [...]
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” – [...]
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 [...]
 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 [...]
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” [...]
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.   [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Legends of Ska
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 Legends of Ska
Legends Of Ska celebrates the music, culture and enthusiasm of Jamaica as a newly independent nation more than 50 years ago.  The documentary film chronologically [...]