Roxie Virtual Cinema

In a unique partnership with some of the most inventive film distributors that we work with, 50 % of each ticket purchased will go to support the Roxie, and help us return to our mission as a vibrant, community-centered non-profit cinema once this turbulent period is behind us. Read Roxie Virtual Cinema FAQs.


Ed “Nardie” White devoted his life to leading an African-American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky for three decades. Now Albert, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle. Meanwhile drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence in this multigenerational tale of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Price: $12. Read More!

SFFILM & Roxie Members Only Q&A with filmmakers Marlon Johnson & Anne Flatté and film participants Albert Shumake and Edward White, moderated by SFFILM programmer, Amanda Salazar – August 12 at 6pm PT/9pm ET

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A night of drinking and talking about sex, literature, childhood and humanity with the irreverent writer poet Charles Bukowski in his California house in 1981. A story of tapes lost, found and brought back to life. Price: $12. Read More!

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Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy. Read More!

Livestream Q&A – August 9 (to be recorded & archived)Christiane Amanpour (CNN / PBS) in conversation with Maria Ressa & filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz

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Ripping back the curtain on legendary rock rag CREEM Magazine’s wild and disruptive newsroom; a dysfunctional band of unruly outsiders (including Lester Bangs) who weren’t all that different from the artists they covered. Price: $9.99. Read more!

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Sunless Shadows takes another look at the lives of teenage girls in an Iranian juvenile detention center. But this time the focus is narrowed: each of the film’s principal subjects is serving time for the murder of a male family member. One by one, Oskouei invites them to go into a room alone, push the red button on the camera and address their accomplices or their victims. Price: $12. Read More!


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REBUILDING PARADISE, from Academy Award winning director RON HOWARD, is a moving story of resilience in the face of tragedy, as a community ravaged by disaster comes together to recover what was lost and begin the important task of rebuilding. Price: $12. Read More!

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A vacant French château of unique astronomical pedigree is toured by two strangers whose flirtatious chemistry and daylong conversation yields unexpected discoveries about their place in the cosmic scheme. Price: $12. Read More!

Q&A with co-stars Cara Theobold & Gethin Anthony, director Oliver Krimpas and screenwriter Jonathan Kiefer, moderated by the Mercury News’ Randy Myers:
Thursday, August 6th at 12noon PST.

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At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights. Read More!

Immediately following the film there will be an exclusive, pre-recorded discussion between Kerry Washington and the four ACLU lawyers featured in the film.

Live Q&A with filmmakers Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post Sunday, 8/2 4pm PT!

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Photographer Amos Nachom is a legend in the wildlife film world, with extraordinary images of predators–orcas, sharks, crocodiles–but one of our largest and most fearsome marine mammals has eluded him. In this film, we follow his sometimes painful journey to finally capture, in a unique way, his elusive subject. Price: $10. Read More!

Ends August 13

We put out the call to our community to be a part of an exciting festival during shelter-in-place, and you delivered! After a record amount of submissions, we are excited to finally share with you our amazing lineup of films. We’ve narrowed it down to 45, 3 minute (or less) adventures that will take you from your couch, to the beach (the Lego beach that is). Through animation, art + experimental film, comedy, drama, music, and personal stories, these films capture the solitude, goofiness, boredom, togetherness, fear and self-reflection that has touched all of us during these past few months of quarantine. Join us for a Q&A with filmmakers on July 30! Read More!

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The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour (Virtual Version) is a 80-minute theatrical program of 6 short films selected from this year’s Festival. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the Short Film Tour includes fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, giving new audiences a taste of what the Festival offers. Price: $10. Read More!

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Ends August 13

When a local gang spray paints the threatening message “snitches get stitches”/“los sapos mueren por la boca”, Cristina and Simon decide to paint over it with the image of the whale. Will this act of defiance put their lives at risk? Price: $12. Read More!

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The life and work of author Flannery O’Connor, whose distinctive Southern Gothic spin on Bible-thumping prophets & murderous Misfits influenced a generation of artists & activists, is explored through her own writings and cartoons, archival footage and interviews with those who knew her best. “An extraordinary documentary that allows us to follow the creative process of one of our country’s greatest writers.” — Ken Burns. Price: $12. Read More!

Thousands Of Protests. 45 Arrests. 33 Years In Congress. Acclaimed SF Bay Area filmmaker Dawn Porter chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Price: $12.00 Read More!

John Lewis – Oprah Winfrey Pre-recorded Discussion Immediately Follows The Documentary.

Panel discussion featuring Freedom Riders Dr. Bernard Lafayette & Dr. Rip Patton in conversation with director Dawn Porter: Thursday, July 9, 8pm ET/5pm PT!