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October 2013 – May 2014

Escape from Tomorrow
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! The most controversial film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW is a film that should not exist, and yet [...]
After Tiller
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After Tiller
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! FILMMAKER MARTHA SHANE IN PERSON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there [...]
INFORMANT
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INFORMANT
A fascinating portrait of Brandon Darby, radical activist turned FBI informant who has been alternately vilified and deified. In 2005, Darby became an overnight hero [...]
Inequality for All
In lectures, books, and years of commentary, former labor secretary and current UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich has argued passionately that widening income inequality poses [...]
God Loves Uganda
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God Loves Uganda
FILMMAKER ROGER ROSS WILLIAMS IN PERSON FOR SELECT SHOWS OPENING WEEKEND! GOD LOVES UGANDA explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in Uganda, where American [...]
LE JOLI MAI
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LE JOLI MAI
  “A far-reaching meditation on the relationship between individual and society” (Film Comment), LE JOLI MAI is a portrait of Paris and Parisians during May [...]
IS THE MAN WHO IS TALL HAPPY
From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on [...]
KEEP THE PROMISE: THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
 AIDS Healthcare Foundation & The HIV Story Project present a very special World AIDS Day event – The Bay Area premiere of the new documentary [...]
SIGN PAINTERS
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SIGN PAINTERS
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with [...]
RUTH’S TABLE BENEFIT
Join us for a special screening of Bob Toy’s documentary, Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist, the story of the acclaimed artist and arts education activist, and [...]
THE ACT OF KILLING
THE ACT OF KILLING Tuesday, January 28 at 7pm ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE – BEST DOCUMENTARY!  FILMMAKER JOSHUA OPPENHEIMER IN PERSON!   “A MASTERPIECE… & [...]
HANK:  5 YEARS FROM THE BRINK
For three weeks in September 2008, one person was charged with preventing the collapse of the global economy. No one understood financial markets better than [...]
Docunight #1:  Statues of Tehran
Presented by Docunight, in collaboration with National Iranian American Council The Statues of Tehran interrogates the function of monuments in today’s Tehran, an ideology-ridden [...]
The Men's Story Project: Out Loud!
Neighborhood Nightz is back with a groundbreaking documentary by local filmmaker Josie Lehrer. Her film highlights diverse Chilean men – celebrities, community leaders, and first-time [...]
12 O'CLOCK BOYS
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  The 12 O’CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore – popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds [...]
BREADCRUMB TRAIL
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BREADCRUMB TRAIL
Thursday, March 20- Friday, March 21 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! DIRECTOR LANCE BANGS & SLINT GUITARIST BRIAN MCMAHAN IN PERSON! Feature length documentary about the [...]
LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME
LANCE BANGS IMMORTAL VOLUME  Friday, March 21 SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE!  FILMMAKER IN PERSON!   What does Jackass, Pavement, Earl Sweatshirt and Elliot Smith have in common?  [...]
DOCUNIGHT #2: RED LINES AND DEADLINES
Presented by Docunight, in collaboration with National Iranian American Council In 2004 filmmaker Taghi Amirani gained unprecedented access to Shargh, at the time Iran’s [...]
MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS
Hailed by Michael Moore as “one of the best documentaries about a band that I’ve ever seen” and by Pitchfork as “the funniest, most meta [...]
THE SMASH BROTHERS
Sunday, April 13 How did a casual party game designed for the family become one of the most watched fighters in the history of [...]
THE UNKNOWN KNOWN
“The movie is as insanely entertaining as a Mad Hatter’s tea party”. – Gerald Peary, Arts Fuse “Fascinating and horrifying”. – Michael Sragow, OC [...]
NEXT GOAL WINS
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NEXT GOAL WINS
In 2001, the tiny Pacific island of American Samoa suffered a world record 31-0 defeat at the hands of Australia, garnering headlines across the world [...]
RUBEN SALAZAR: MAN IN THE MIDDLE
BENEFIT FOR EL TECOLOTE NEWSPAPER Co-presented by Acción Latina & Colectivo Cinema Errante The film will be introduced by: Rosalío Muñoz, co-chair of the [...]
BAY AREA DOCS: IMPOSSIBLE LIGHT
Director Jeremy Ambers in person for Q&A after the screening. On March 5th, 2013, San Francisco’s skyline was transformed by an amazing sight: 25,000 LED [...]
NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE
Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes and the Bridge Project Company go on the road in NOW:IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE. In over 200 [...]
BEYOND RIGHT & WRONG: STORIES OF JUSTICE AND FORGIVENESS
“…a film that needs to be seen, and now.” – Huffington Post A survivor of the Rwandan Genocide struggles to forgive the man who killed [...]
Breeders: A Subclass of Women?
“Breeders is a fascinating film that highlights the many tensions between women’s status, the free market demands of the fertility industry, and the fragmentation of [...]
DOCUMENTED: A FILM BY AN UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN
“At its heart, DOCUMENTED asks what it means to be American. The film succeeds because it moves well beyond an abstract debate about the very [...]
BREASTMILK
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BREASTMILK
Thursday, May 29, 7pm Post-screening discussion with lactation consultant Tracy Massillon, moderated by doula Susan Arthur   GROUP SALES AVAILABLE! BABIES WELCOME!! BREASTMILK, the [...]
LOOKING FOR JOHNNY: THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY THUNDERS
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! From his birth in Queens to his mysterious death in New Orleans, LOOKING FOR JOHNNY chronicles the life of rock’n’roll true believer [...]