Calendar

October 2014 – January 2015

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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
FOOD CHAINS
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FILMMAKER AND PRODUCER IN PERSON + PANEL DISCUSSIONS AFTER SELECT SCREENINGS! In this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 [...]
Rushmore and the Royal Tenenbaums – 35mm double feature
                Join us Friday, November 28th for a one-night-only screening of two classic Wes Anderson films, Rushmore [...]
Jingle Bell Rocks!
Pop music tackles tough subjects like war, racism and inequality. Music evolves with the times, helping frame our vision of the world. So why, when [...]
Little Hope was Arson
January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches were burned to the ground in five weeks, igniting the largest criminal investigation [...]
PULP: a film about life, death & supermarkets
“I felt that the film was a triumph—moving, funny, sweet, eccentric—and the reaction from the audience, well, it’s the kind of thing that makes you [...]
THE TRAIL RUNNING FILM FEST
A night of inspiring trail running films, with good friends and good beer. Those of you who have run a Rainshadow race know that [...]
Docunight #10 The Bathhouse That Wanted To Keep On Being A Bathhouse
After finding that his shower isn’t working just when he needs to get ready for an important ceremony, our narrator decides to set off [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: the IMMORTALISTS
Filmmaker Jason Sussberg in person for Q&A after the screening!! “An absorbing documentary… top ten most anticipated films at SXSW” -INDIEWIRE live forever… or die [...]
FRAMELINE ENCORE: EAT WITH ME
FREE TO ALL!! A middle-aged Asian woman leaves her bland marriage and winds up crashing in her gay son’s apartment. Mother and son attempt to [...]
Crime Wave 16 MM PRINT!
A co-presentation by San Francisco Cult and Psychotronic Film Society Crime Wave is a 1985 film made by Winnipeg-based filmmaker John Paizs shot between 1984 [...]
HAPPY VALLEY
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“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 [...]
THE GREAT INVISIBLE
SF Green Film Festival’s Rachel Caplan & filmmaker Margaret Brown IN PERSON after the  Saturday, 4:30pm show! On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf [...]
Essential SF 2014
The San Francisco Film Society presents the fifth annual Essential SF, honoring the Bay Area film community’s most vital figures and institutions in an intimate [...]
Bay Area Docs: Something Ventured
SOMETHING VENTURED tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic [...]
FACINE/21: 21ST ANNUAL FILIPINO INTERNATIONAL CINE FESTIVAL
The Filipino Arts & Cinema, International or FACINE, a nonprofit media arts organization, is committed to develop and promote Filipino American media arts and advance the [...]
ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE
ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE is a visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there [...]
“CRÈME DE LA CRÈME” OF THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT
After a four-day run from November 14-17 that produced sold-out, turn-away business from patrons who could not get enough of the Roxie Theatre’s offering of [...]
NIPPON NIGHTS #6: WONDER FULL!!
 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 [...]
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it [...]
SF Sketchfest 2015: Shouting at the Screen with Wyatt Cenac and Donwill
SF Sketchfest was founded in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney as a way to showcase the talents of six Bay Area [...]