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Saturday, April 14, 2018

SFFILM Festival Member Screening

Join us at the 2018 SFFILM Festival for our members-only surprise screening. Read More

Shorts 5: Family Films

April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Castro Theatre

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The recipe for the perfect family film is made up of lots of ingredients, and to be deemed a classic there needs to be thrilling adventures, plenty of belly aching inducing humor, and lots and lots of heart. Read More

Bisbee ‘17

April 14, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
BAMPFA

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Prolific editor and filmmaker Robert Greene brings us to Bisbee, Arizona – a remote copper mining town close to the Mexican border where 100 years ago, there was a violent deportation of 1,200 striking miners who were ultimately left for dead. Read More

Mel Novikoff Award: Annette Insdorf: To Be or Not To Be

April 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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The Nazi blitzkrieg of Warsaw provides the backdrop for the exploits of a band of Polish actors that never stops “performing”—whether to the thunder of applause or bombs. Read More

RBG

While most Americans think of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a progressive superhero and the beacon of left-leaning thinking on a court that veers ever-rightward, this raucous and informative documentary portrait reveals the complex history that brought her to this point. Read More

The Distant Barking of Dogs

In the midst of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, a loving, wise, and defiant grandmother raises her two young grandsons. Read More

Alex Strangelove

Alex Truelove is on a quest to lose his virginity — eagerly awaited by his patient girlfriend, and cheered on by his rowdy friends — but circumstances propel him towards a hunky college-aged neighbor named Elliot.  Read More

Suleiman Mountain

April 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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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

Hand-Drawn Artistry with DreamWorks Animation: A Workshop for Kids

April 14, 2018, 2:30 p.m.
SFFILM FilmHouse

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Join DreamWorks Animation director William Salazar for a screening and behind-the-scenes presentation about his brand new animated short Bird Karma. Read More

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

"I already had my troubles for today, so I can't worry about tomorrow," states Daniel, one of the protagonists in award-winning photographer RaMell Ross's inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people. Read More

Minding the Gap

April 14, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
BAMPFA

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

Carcasse

Extraordinary images abound of an imagined future or past: the abandoned husk of a downed airplane used as an animal shed, chickens pecking feed from an old construction helmet, a raft with a roof made from an old car, transporting sheep across a river. Read More

Godard, Mon Amour

At a defining moment in New Wave provocateur Jean-Luc Godard’s artistic life when the didactic La Chinoise (1967) marked a shift in style as radical as his politics, the 37-year-old filmmaker also fell in love with his 20-year-old leading lady Anne Wiazemsky. Read More

Shirkers

April 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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

Tigre

April 14, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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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

I Am Not a Witch

April 14, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
BAMPFA

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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

Purge This Land

Weaving the story and letters of radical American abolitionist John Brown and the attack on Harper’s Ferry with her own personal history, filmmaker Lee Ann Schmitt (The Last Buffalo Hunt, Festival 2011) uses her signature essay style to create a profound portrait of America today. Read More

Scary Mother

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

Night Comes On

April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Jordana Spiro’s heartfelt and nuanced debut feature concerns Angel, just out of juvenile detention, and her sister, currently in a foster home. Read More

Damsel

"I'm goin' West, of course!" exclaims Samuel, who has enlisted the help of Parson Henry to save his beloved Penelope so that he may propose to her, in David and Nathan Zellner's upended Western. Read More

Bad Reputation

April 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre

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Joan Jett has been called the Godmother of Punk, a fitting name for the kick-ass frontwoman of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who has been playing guitar since the age of 14. Read More

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

April 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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Garry Winogrand may be the foremost chronicler of post-World War II America. His photographs — from the streets of New York to the expanses of Texas and the heart of Hollywood — provide a rich and complex portrait of a nation in transition. Read More

The Cleaners

April 14, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
BAMPFA

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Compassionately portraying the Filipino workers who comb through thousands of online images in the dark of night, The Cleaners exposes the dark side of information technology. Read More

The Sower

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

Those Who Are Fine

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

Ravenous

April 14, 2018, 10:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Employing striking (and super gory) imagery, an unsettling soundtrack, and an anarchic sense of humor, Ravenous puts a new twist on the zombie apocalypse, when a group of eccentric rural-dwelling Quebecois prove more than up to the challenge posed by hordes of malign flesh-eaters. Read More