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Friday, April 13, 2018

The Judge

Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts in 2009, challenging longstanding traditions and customs of women’s roles in society. Read More

Those Who Are Fine

April 13, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Through striking framing, intense angles, fragmented scenes, and amusing conversations that at first seem to be unrelated, Those Who Are Fine weaves together stories of a young woman at a telemarketing company who takes advantage of the elderly by convincing them to give her large sums of cash. Read More

Support the Girls

April 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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Lisa (Regina Hall) doesn’t love her job, but she loves her "girls" — the staff that she manages at Double Whammies, a Hooters-like establishment — and would do anything to take care of them. Read More

The Children Act

April 13, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
YBCA Screening Room

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The masterful Emma Thompson delivers an exceptionally compassionate performance as Fiona May, a British High Court judge who is given a challenging case that asks her to balance deeply held religious beliefs and the state's duty to protect children. Read More

Tre Maison Dasan

Tre, Maison, and Dasan are three boys who all share something in common – one of their parents is in jail. Read More

Scary Mother

April 13, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Manana, a wild-haired 50-something mother of three, has just written a book. Read More

Suleiman Mountain

April 13, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
YBCA Screening Room

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Without preamble, a young Kyrgyz boy is taken out of an orphanage and into the lives of his supposed parents who make ends meet by running various cons on unsuspecting villagers. Read More

Shirkers

April 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
BAMPFA

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"When I was 18, I had so many ideas," reflects Sandi Tan in this buoyant personal documentary. Read More

Wajib

April 13, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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In Jacir's charming and poignant new film, a father and son (played by real-life father-and-son Mohammad and Saleh Bakri) deliver wedding invitations over the course of an afternoon while personal and political tensions simmer in the background. Read More

Eighth Grade

Kayla (the extraordinary Elsie Fisher, who finished eighth grade one week before filming began) has just won the school award for Most Quiet, but actually has a lot to say. Read More

The Next Guardian

In the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, teenage siblings Gyembo and Tashi share a passion for soccer, Facebook, and girls. Gyembo enjoys reading classmates’ Facebook posts while Tashi turns heads with her confident, boyish demeanor. Read More

The Sower

April 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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In a rural mountain village in 1851, it is up to the women to bring in the grain harvest after all their men have been arrested for sedition. Read More

I Am Not a Witch

April 13, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
YBCA Screening Room

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"The child is a witch,” exclaim the villagers in the opening of this strikingly beautiful first feature by Rungano Nyoni. Read More

Tigre

April 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.
BAMPFA

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In a boarded-up family estate situated in Argentina's mysterious and ancient Tigre delta, three generations gather to decide whether to sell their property to developers. Read More

A Boy, A Girl, A Dream.

April 13, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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Stylish and impassioned, Qasim Basir's third feature expresses the vitality of being true to oneself in the face of a politically challenging new era. Read More

Manhunt

Doves fly again in master director John Woo’s return to the action film world that made him a global superstar with films like The Killer (1989) and Bullet in the Head (1990). Read More

Minding the Gap

In Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu has been filming his friends Zack and Kiere on and off their skateboards for ten years. Read More

A Prayer Before Dawn

April 13, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Among gang members, ladyboys, and corrupt guards in an overcrowded Thai prison, heroin addict and bare-knuckle boxer Billy Moore stands out as the only Westerner, and survives the best way he knows how – with his fists. Read More

Deep Astronomy and the Romantic Sciences

Cory McAbee's irresistible new performance art project follows the story of a singing motivational speaker who travels the world urging people to give up their goals, stop reaching for the stars, and start looking for the stars within their own minds. Read More