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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

April 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
BAMPFA

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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

George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman: End Game

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are among the most dynamic documentary filmmakers of the past 30 years and stalwart champions of filmmaking in the Bay Area. Read More

The Next Guardian

April 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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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

Boundaries

What to do when your father is a completely irresponsible parent, an unapologetic pot dealer, and also needs a ride down the coast after being kicked out of his senior home? Read More

Angels Wear White

The assault of two underage girls by a local official in a sunlight-bathed seaside town becomes the focal point for this seething study of the challenges women face in Chinese society. Read More

Shorts 3: Animation

April 15, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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Suitcases, answering machines, and underwater creatures are only some of the inanimate objects brought to life in this compendium of animated short films. Read More

Wajib

April 15, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
BAMPFA

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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

Bisbee ‘17

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

Trying on The Crown: David Thomson Master Class

April 15, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
SFMOMA

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Legendary film scholar David Thomson returns to SFFILM Festival with his unique take on film and popular culture. Read More

Inventing Tomorrow

Intel's ISEF Fair is the science fair that kids all over the world want to qualify for. Read More

Night Comes On

April 15, 2018, 5:30 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

Shirkers

April 15, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
YBCA Screening Room

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

POV Award: Nathaniel Dorsky

April 15, 2018, 5:45 p.m.
BAMPFA

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The last months of a San Francisco drought year (2015) brought about Autumn (2016), while The Dreamer (2016) was born out of San Francisco spring. Read More

Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot

Caustic and wickedly funny, celebrated quadriplegic Portland cartoonist John Callahan had a knack for depicting taboo subjects – especially people with physical disabilities – without an ounce of cultural sensitivity. Read More

A Prayer Before Dawn

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

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

April 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
SFMOMA

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"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

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

Shorts 2

April 15, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

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One downtrodden town finds new possibilities when it rallies behind the restoration of its local cinema. Read More

This One's For the Ladies

On Thursday evenings, a children's karate school transforms into a male strip joint. Hundreds of women convene for a potluck fund raiser and the opportunity to throw singles at the hot New Jersey Nasty Boyz. Read More

Godard, Mon Amour

April 15, 2018, 8:15 p.m.
BAMPFA

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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