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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Membership.......................................4
Donors.................................................5
Big Nights............................................6
Film Society Awards Night...............8
Awards & Special Events..................8
Live & Onstage..................................12
WELCOME
FILMS
Marquee Presentations...............14
Masters...........................................19
Golden Gate Award Competitions...... 23
Global Visions.............................. 34
Dark Wave.................................... 43
Vanguard...................................... 44
Schedule...................................... 28-31
Master Classes................................ 46
World Cinema Spotlight.................47
Filmmaker360................................. 48
Education......................................... 49
Diplomat, The........................................ 15
Discussion Questions (s)...................... 33
Dreamcatcher....................................... 10
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The
Story of the National Lampoon....... 36
Duet (s).................................................. 33
Eden....................................................... 15
Editor, The............................................. 43
Ed & Pauline (s).................................... 20
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story
of Cannon Films............................... 15
End of the Tour, The................................ 7
Entertainment....................................... 45
Experimenter.......................................... 7
Faded Finery (s).................................... 33
Far From Men....................................... 15
Few Cubic Meters of Love, A................ 24
Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey........................ 37
54: The Director’s Cut........................... 16
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere...... 24
Footprints (s)......................................... 33
Forbidden Room, The........................... 20
German Youth, A................................... 26
Godong’s Party (s)................................. 33
Goodnight Mommy............................... 44
H. ........................................................... 45
Hard Day, A............................................ 37
Hill of Freedom..................................... 20
Home (s)................................................ 33
Horse Raised by Spheres (s)................ 33
Hotel 22 (s)............................................ 32
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky
Leacock in Normandy...................... 20
Hummingbird Wars, The (s)................. 45
Iris.......................................................... 21
Iron Ministry, The.................................. 26
Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!... 16
Jauja...................................................... 21
Keep It Clean (s).................................... 33
Kers (s).................................................. 33
Kindergarten Teacher, The.................. 37
Lava (s)................................................... 33
Layover (s)............................................. 45
Lila (s).................................................... 33
Listen to Me Marlon.............................. 16
Long Way from Home, A (s).................. 33
Look of Silence, The.............................. 37
Love & Mercy......................................... 17
Lumerence (s)....................................... 13
Luna....................................................... 38
Magical Girl........................................... 38
Maidan................................................... 38
Meru....................................................... 38
Monte-Cristo......................................... 10
Mr. Holmes............................................ 17
Murder in Pacot.................................... 21
My Big Brother (s)................................. 33
New Girlfriend, The............................... 17
Night Noon (s)....................................... 45
NN.......................................................... 39
NO ID (s)................................................. 33
Not Just a Tree: Friends of the Urban
Forest (s)........................................... 33
Off / Season, The (s).............................. 33
Of Men and War..................................... 27
Of the Unknown (s)............................... 32
Old Growth (s)........................................ 45
One Night in Hell (s).............................. 33
One, Two, Tree (s).................................. 33
Panchromes I, II, III (s).......................... 45
Pattern for Survival (s).......................... 33
Picture Particles (s).............................. 33
Plamen (s)............................................. 32
Postman’s White Nights, The............... 21
Pranam (s)............................................. 13
Quitters.................................................. 39
Rain (s)................................................... 32
Red Amnesia......................................... 39
Results................................................... 17
Romeo Is Bleeding................................ 39
Royal Road, The.................................... 45
Run......................................................... 24
Saint Laurent......................................... 18
Sand Dollars.......................................... 40
Second Mother, The.............................. 40
7 Chinese Brothers............................... 18
Simorgh (s)............................................ 33
Single Life, A (s).................................... 33
Filmmaker Index............................ 50
Country Index....................................51
Attending the Festival.................... 52
Festival Map..................................... 53
Sponsors.................................... 54-56
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 58th
San Francisco International Film Festival. We are
proud of the finely curated selection of films from
around the world to be found in these pages.
Director of Programming Rachel Rosen and her
team have done a remarkable job combining a
range of globally relevant stories with the finest
films made in the United States—and especially
right here in the Bay Area. Advantageous........................................ 34
Alive....................................................... 34
All of Me................................................. 35
Aria for a Cow (s)................................... 33
Arrival, The............................................ 11
Arrowed (s)............................................ 33
Art (s)..................................................... 32
Atlantis (s)............................................. 33
Bad Boy of Bowling, The (s).................. 32
Bang Bang! (s)....................................... 33
Beats of the Antonov............................. 26
Bermuda (s).......................................... 12
Best of Enemies.................................... 14
Beyond Zero 1914-1918........................ 13
Big Head (s)........................................... 32
Binocular Menagerie (s)....................... 45
Black Coal, Thin Ice.............................. 35
Blackout: John Burris Speaks (s)........ 33
Black Panthers, The: Vanguard of the
Revolution......................................... 19
Blue Loop, July (s)................................. 45
Borrowed Identity, A............................. 35
Bota........................................................ 23
Box, The (s)............................................ 22
Brandy in the Wilderness..................... 19
Bus Nut (s)............................................. 33
Cailleach (s)........................................... 32
Call Me Lucky........................................ 35
Chef’s Table........................................... 14
Chicken, The (s)..................................... 32
City of Gold............................................ 14
Color Neutral (s)................................... 45
Cop Car.................................................. 43
Cordero, El............................................. 23
Court...................................................... 24
Cows (Moosic Video) (s)........................ 33
Cupcakes (s).......................................... 33
Dark Horse, The.................................... 36
Das Triadische Ballet (s)....................... 13
David Hockney IN THE NOW (s)........... 32
Dearest.................................................. 20
Deep Web.............................................. 36
Democrats............................................. 26
Devil’s Backbone, The............................. 9
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S / T I T L E I N D E X
Sophia (s)............................................... 33
Sormeh (s)............................................. 32
SoundPrint (s)....................................... 33
Stations of the Cross............................. 40
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine..... 6
Story of Percival Pilts, The (s).............. 33
Stranded (s)........................................... 33
Stream 5, The (s)................................... 33
Sunday Ball........................................... 27
Super Sounds (s)................................... 33
Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon (s).12
Sworn Virgin.......................................... 25
T-Rex..................................................... 27
Taking of Tiger Mountain, The.............. 22
Tangerine............................................... 40
Territory (s)............................................ 32
Theory of Obscurity: a film about The
Residents.......................................... 41
3 1/2 Minutes......................................... 41
Time Out of Mind..................................... 9
Time Quest (s)....................................... 32
Tradesman’s Exit (s)............................. 32
Tribe, The............................................... 25
Two and a Quarter Minutes (s)............. 33
Two Shots Fired..................................... 41
Under the Heat Light an Opening (s)... 45
Unexpected........................................... 42
Unicorn (s)............................................. 13
Very Semi-Serious................................ 27
Vincent................................................... 25
Waiting Game, The (s)........................... 33
Wanda.................................................... 22
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (s)....... 32
Welcome to Me...................................... 18
Western................................................. 32
West Is San Francisco: A Symphony in
Kodachrome (s)................................ 12
What Happened, Miss Simone?........... 18
When Animals Dream.......................... 42
Wolfpack, The........................................ 32
Wonderful World End........................... 42
Wonders, The........................................ 42
World of Kanako, The........................... 44
World of Tomorrow (s).......................... 33
(s) = Short film
PHOTO BY PAMELA GENTILE
TITLE INDEX
N OA H C OWA N
EX ECUT I V E D I R ECTOR ,
S A N F R A N CI S CO F I L M S OCI ET Y
To emphasize the diversity of programming in this
year’s Festival we have taken this opportunity to
present a new configuration of Festival sections,
which we are confident will help audiences find
the kinds of films that inspire them, and perhaps
make some new discoveries along the way, too. Among those offerings are six films directly
supported by the San Francisco Film Society
through its innovative grant and residency
programs collectively known as Filmmaker360, as
well as ten features and 27 short films destined
for our Schools at the Festivals initiative, a
national model for programs of its kind and part
of our year-round Education department activity.
Board of Directors and a vital and energized staff,
we have forged a new strategic plan for the
organization that roots us in the wondrous
innovation and intense curiosity that marks out
the Bay Area as such a special place in the world. Perhaps the key feature of that plan is a
commitment to high impact year-round
programming, as we bring the most vigorous
voices in world cinema to the Bay Area and
introduce them to our remarkable community in
the months outside the Festival season. We have
also launched a newly streamlined membership
program, and we invite you to join us in our
expanded journey through cinema.
This Festival would not be possible without the
support of many incredible people: our Board, and
especially our exceptional President David
Winton; our loyal members and donors; our
exceptional staff and the inspiring volunteers and
interns who ground us in this community we
cherish. Have fun, and see lots of movies!
The San Francisco Film Society has had a
remarkable year of consolidation and growth.
Driven by a tenacious and rapidly expanding
ABOUT US
The San Francisco Film Society
champions the world’s finest
films and filmmakers through
programs anchored in and
inspired by the spirit and values
of the San Francisco Bay Area.
STAY CONNECTED
Smartphone users have SFIFF58 at their fingertips via a media-rich mobile website that provides full
program information and ticket purchasing on the go at festival.sffs.org.
G E T I N VO LV E D B LO G The Film Society thanks its beloved community of
members, donors, interns and volunteers who
support our efforts to bring the best new cinema to
Bay Area audiences all year long.
The Film Society’s hub of news, experiences, photos
and videos from staff and community contributors:
blog.sffs.org.
Read more about the San Francisco Film Society at
sffs.org/about.
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Producer
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Filmmaker Resources
Eligibility for fiscal sponsorship
Discounts on SFIFF Call for Entries
No application fee for grants, residencies & fellowships
Free & discounted legal consultation for film project development
One hour of project development consulting with Filmmaker360
Invitations to Fimmaker360 Artist Talks
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Invitation to an annual meet the filmmaker mixer
RSVPs can be used all at once or over the duration of the year of membership. # Up to two discounted tickets per film for Film Aficionado level and below and up to four discounted tickets
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MEMBERSHIP
The Thomas J. Ayers Jr. Trust
Grants for the Arts
George Gund IV
William* and Margaret Hearst
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Jenerosity Foundation
Maurice Kanbar*
Pat and Susie McBaine
$25,000–$99,999
CineVoucher 10-pack
Invitation to SFIFF Members Night
Support for Filmmaker360 provided by
$100,000+ $50
See & Connect
Membership card
The San Francisco Film Society is grateful to the following donors for their support from January 1 to December 31, 2014.
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Julie Parker Benello*
Douglas* and Jennifer Biederbeck
Blue Angel Vodka
Lisa Kleiner Chanoff* and Matt Chanoff
Disney Worldwide Services, Inc.
The Flora Family Foundation
Grolsch
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Fred Levin* and Nancy Livingston
Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
Janet* and Tom McKinley
RBC Capital Markets
Barbara Tomber* and Don Mathews
Todd* and Katie Traina
David* and Charlotte Winton
$10,000–$24,999
Bank of the West
Bloomberg
Denis Bouvier
Bulgari Corporation of America
Heidi Castelein*
Frank J. Caufield
John* and Karen Diefenbach
Dale Djerassi*
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
French American Cultural Society
Max Boyer Glynn* and David Glynn
Gruber Family Foundation
Leslie and George Hume
Koret Foundation
George and Judy Marcus
Celeste* and Anthony Meier
Jason and Jessica Moment
Susan Murdy
Louise and Arthur Patterson
Pixar Animation Studios
Victoria* and Philip Raiser
Nonie Ramsay
RBC Foundation USA
David and Jacqueline Sacks
San Francisco Film Commission
George and Camilla Smith
TV5 Monde
Diane Wilsey
Alex Witherill*
Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund
Penelope Wong* and Tim Kochis
$5,000-$9,999
Barclays
Ted Bartlett and Donna Hoghooghi
Hilary and Jerome Bates
Melanie* and Larry Blum
Jen Chaiken and Sam Hamilton
Tracy Chapman
Consulate General of France, San Francisco
Penny S. And James G. Coulter
Charles and Lucinda Crocker
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Kate and Bill Duhamel
Rudi Dundas
Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein
Randi and Bob Fisher
Tina Frank
Sid Ganis* and Nancy Hult Ganis
Prisca and Keith Geeslin
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Italian Cultural Institute
Henrik Jones
Lynn Kirshbaum Fund of the Liberty Hill
Foundation
Michael Lazarus and Laura Kline Lazarus
Lucasfilm
Nicola Miner and Robert Mailer Anderson
Steven Merrill
Daniel Murphy and Ronald Hayden
The Filmmaker Fund
Susan and Bill Oberndorf
Howard Roffman
Kate and Henry Rogers
Marc* and Holly Ruxin
Yvonne and Angelo Sangiacomo
Holland Sutton
Susan Swig
Shannon and Jay Thomson
William Laney Thornton and Pasha Thornton
Trevor and Alexis Traina
Union Bank Foundation
VMG Partners
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Barbara and Charlie Winton
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$1,500-$4,999
Diana Nelson and John Atwater
Joe Bamberg
Charles and Margaret Charnas
Consulate General of Italy, San Francisco
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Guerrino De Luca
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Netta and Michael Fedor
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John and Laura Fisher
Lee and Russell Flynn
Frank Gaipa
David Goodstein and Olga Perkovic
Vinod Gupta
Bannus and Cecily Hudson
Laurence Jurdem
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Kim and Bob Kristoff
Herbert Kurz
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Richard Lopez and Mary Prendiville
Daniel Lurie and Becca Prowda
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Marjorie S. Munson
Howard and Janice Oringer
Sharon Ow-Wing
Alec and Serena Perkins
Stuart and Gina Peterson
Nicholas and Leslie Podell
Carolyn and Sanford Rosenberg
RoseAnn Rotandaro
San Francisco Giants
Amy and Harry Schoening
Jack Selby
David and Stefani Shanberg
Marvin Sommer
Spain USA Foundation
Paul Spiegel
Pablo Spiller and Ana Baron
Jane Spray
Mr. Joachim B. Steinberg
Jim Stephens and Abraham Brown
Kirby Walker and Paul Danielson
Zak* and Alex Williams
$500–$1,499
American Express Company
Janice Anderson-Gram and Tom Gram
Charles David Ard
Mark and Amy Atkinson
Susan Beech
The Benevity Community Impact Fund
Tom and Nena Bernard
Nancy Blachman
Margaret Blair
Lance Bogart
Sidney Bosley
Sue Campbell
Nina Carroll
Robert and Lenore Cavallero
Claire Chafee and Jennifer Marshall
Len Christensen and Bernadette Kim
Kate Sheridan Chung
Michael and Chonita Cleary
Consulate General of Switzerland in San
Francisco
Fernando Corredor
Robert Culley
Paul Franklin Denning
Birgitta Doerrie
Jackie Dolev
James and Jean Douglas
Judith Ets Hokin and Trygve Liljestrand
Betsy and Coby Everdell
Sonia Evers
Serena Fairchild
Gloria and Saul Feldman
Carolyn and Timothy Ferris
Carol and John Field
Jason and Courtney Fish
Elisabeth and Greg Fowler
Marlene and Jim Glasheen
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Ralph and Marsha Guggenheim
Meghan and Greg Harris
RJ Hendricks
Jewish Community Federation
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Anne Kenner
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Susan and William Levin
Maryon Davies Lewis
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Susan Lowe
Luso-American Life Insurance Society
Louise P. and John H. MacMillan IV
Justin Malachi
Rodman Martin
James Marver
Larry Mathews and Brian Saliman
Benita McConnell
Chris and Michele Meany
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Bert Mittler
Kerr Moore
Ellanor and Russ Notides
Nancy and Steven Oliver
Hugh O’Neil
Julia and William Parish
Anne Pattee and Hamilton Hale
Elizabeth Pesch and Wendy Nemeroff
Bernard Peuto and Anne Bertaud-Peuto
Portuguese Fraternal Society of America
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Zach Rait
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Ro*co Films
Sakana Foundation
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Michael and Sue Schmidt
Will and Suzanne Schutte
Brenda Shank and Almon E. Larsh, Jr.
Gary and Dana Shapiro
Judy and Wylie Sheldon
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Laura and Greg Spivy
Isaac and Maddy Stein
Diana and Douglas Stewart
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Frances Stroh
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Theatrical Stage Employees
Catherine and Edward Topham
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Sandy Walker and Kay Kimpton
Sally Ward
Lawrence Wilkinson
Jennifer Wilson
Mr. Martin Wong and Michael Yuen
David Yu
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DONORS
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OPENING NIGHT
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 7:00PM
B
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G
NIGHTS
SFIFF’s landmark film events commemorate the
Festival’s beginning, middle and end with exciting
parties and blowout special screenings featuring
world-class filmmakers and actors in
attendance. These Big Nights give the SFIFF
community a chance to gather in celebration of
the best new films and to eat, drink, dance and
discuss from dusk till dawn.
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BIG NIGHTS
CENTERPIECE
CLOSING NIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 6:45PM
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 7:00PM
DOC
STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE
THE END OF THE TOUR
EXPERIMENTER
Alex Gibney
James Ponsoldt
Michael Almereyda
When Steve Jobs died in 2011, the world mourned. But why, asks Alex
Gibney, were people who never knew him moved to tears by the death of
a businessman who sold them products? Featuring frank interviews
with close friends and former colleagues, the film adds detail, nuance
and counterpoint to the burnished tale of Jobs’ journey from garage to
corner office, offering a bracingly candid inquiry into his genius and his
flaws as well as our own relationship to technology. (USA 2015, 127 min)
Castro Theatre
FILM ONLY $40 members, $50 general
Limited quantity available.
PARTY ONLY $50 members, $60 general
Limited quantity available.
FILM & PARTY $80 members, $100 general
Includes film and party, sponsored drinks, entertainment and hors
d’oeuvres.
VIP FILM & PARTY $150 members, $175 general
Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP
Lounge and sponsored drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
A novelist of modest success wins an assignment from Rolling Stone to
follow David Foster Wallace on the end of his Infinite Jest publicity tour.
Over the course of five days, the two engage in a heady discourse about
art, the modern world and the pitfalls of self-conscious living while
skirting the borders between friendship and professional distance.
Based on writer Dave Lipsky’s memoir, James Ponsoldt’s melancholy
chamber piece exhibits the director’s characteristic generosity toward
human imperfection embodied in Jason Segel’s quietly affecting
performance as Wallace. (USA 2015, 106 min)
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
FILM ONLY $35 members, $45 general
Limited quantity available.
FILM & PARTY $50 members, $65 general
Includes film and party, sponsored drinks, entertainment and
light hors d’oeuvres.
CO-SPONSOR
This inventive and disarmingly playful biography of scientist Stanley
Milgram revisits his famous experiment, in which subjects were made
to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to
test why people will cede to authoriy, no matter how brutal the request.
An examination of scientific ethics, the drama also explores the moral
consequences of “just following orders.” Anchored by a riveting
performance from Peter Sarsgaard as Milgram, iconoclastic genius
Michael Almereyda (Hamlet) has delivered a timely and important film
about the role of science in our society.​ (USA 2015, 98 min)
Castro Theatre
FILM ONLY $40 members, $50 general
Limited quantity available.
PARTY ONLY $50 members, $60 general 444 JESSIE ST. SAN FRANCISCO
Limited quantity available.
FILM & PARTY $80 members, $100 general
Includes film and party, sponsored drinks, entertainment and hors
d’oeuvres.
VIP FILM & PARTY $150 members, $175 general
Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP
Lounge and sponsored drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
O P E N I N G N I G H T PA R T Y C E N T E R P I EC E PA R T Y C LO S I N G N I G H T PA R T Y 9:00 pm
MADAME TUSSAUDS.
145 Jefferson Street (near Mason)
9:00 pm
MONARCH.
101 6th Street (corner of 6th & Mission)
9:00 pm
MEZZANINE.
444 Jessie Street (near Mint)
Wax on, wax off: celebrate Opening Night of the 58th San Francisco
International Film Festival with us at Madame Tussauds. Mix with
fellow Festival-goers, snap selfies with some of your favorite movie
stars and enjoy some of the finest local food and beverage. Must be
21+ to attend.
Join us for music, drinks and snacks at Monarch, a sophisticated event
space in the heart of San Francisco. Enjoy dancing, delicious food from
some of the city’s best restaurants and complimentary beer, wine and
cocktails. Must be 21+ to attend.
Close out the Festival with us at Mezzanine in an all-out evening of
music, drinks and dancing, celebrating the hundreds of films and
filmmakers who over the two weeks of SFIFF made their mark on this
gorgeous city. Complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres by some
of San Francisco’s finest restaurants. Must be 21+ to attend.
BIG NIGHTS
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FILM SOCIETY AWARDS NIGHT
MONDAY, APRIL 27
AWARDS
IRVING M. LEVIN DIRECTING AWARD
SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 8:00PM
& SPECIAL EVENTS
This section of annual highlights features engaging conversations with the Film Society’s 2015 honorees and special festival
guests, with exciting screening opportunities and unique onstage presentations. Audiences will have the opportunity to explore
the storied careers of a number of world cinema’s most iconic figures through clips and moderated discussions.
THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE
AN EVENING WITH
GUILLERMO DEL TORO
Guillermo del Toro
PHOTO BY PAMELA GENTILE
Guillermo del Toro burst onto the international
scene with Cronos, which won Cannes’
International Critics Week prize. The Devil’s
Backbone solidified del Toro’s reputation as a
masterful storyteller, while Pan’s Labyrinth opened
to worldwide acclaim, winning three Oscars. Del
Toro’s other films include Blade II, Hellboy, Pacific
Rim and the upcoming Crimson Peak. Given in
memory of the visionary founder of the Festival, the
Irving M. Levin Directing Award is made possible by
Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston.
Castro Theatre
$25 member, $30 general
2014 Film Society Awards Night honorees and their presenters.
Film Society Awards Night is one of the city’s most highly
anticipated cultural events. Benefitting the San Francisco Film
Society’s Exhibition, Education, and Filmmaker360 programs, this
lively and memorable evening honors the directing, acting,
storytelling and craft of cinema award recipients with peer
tributes and career highlights.
PETER J. OWENS AWARD
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 6:30PM
6:00 pm Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm Dinner and Awards Program
The Armory Community Center
333 14th Street, San Francisco
Individuals $625 / $1,250 / $1,500 / $2,500
Tables $5,000 / $10,000 / $15,000 / $25,000
Film Society Awards Night is co-chaired by Christine Aylward,
Heidi Castelein, and Victoria Raiser.
To book your table or make a donation, please call 415-561-5028,
email [email protected], or go to www.sffs.org/fsan. For all
other ticket information, please visit festival.sffs.org.
Sponsored by
TIME OUT OF MIND
AN EVENING WITH
RICHARD GERE
Oren Moverman
Golden Globe-winner Richard Gere
established himself as one of the top actors of
his generation from his screen debut in
Terrence Malick’s 1978 drama Days of
Heaven. Among his other films are An Officer
and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Internal
Affairs, Primal Fear, Unfaithful, Chicago and
Arbitrage. The Peter J. Owens Award for
excellence in film acting is made possible by a
grant from the Peter J. Owens Trust at the
San Francisco Foundation.
AWA R D S N I G H T G A L A Del Toro serves up a dollop of political allegory along
with goosebump-raising chills in this creepily
atmospheric masterwork of psychological horror set
against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. In the
film, ten-year old Carlos is left at a remote orphanage,
where he runs up against creepy caretaker Jacinto
who is convinced there is gold on the premises. This
screening will follow a presentation of clips from del
Toro’s career, a moderated discussion of his work
and a sneak peek at his upcoming projects.
(Spain/Mexico/Argentina 2001, 106 min)
Castro Theatre
$25 member, $30 general
Ousted from the empty apartment where he’s
been squatting, George Hammond is once again
unsure where he’ll turn for his next meal, drink
or place to sleep. In a finely nuanced, tour-deforce performance, Richard Gere plays movingly
against type, bringing a haunted humanity to a
man estranged from the world. Director Oren
Moverman often observes his characters from a
distance, but the film is never detached from the
emotional impact of its protagonist’s solitary
plight. (USA 2014, 117 min)
KANBAR AWARD
TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 6:30PM
RECIPIENT TO BE ANNOUNCED
Recent Recipients
The Kanbar Award for excellence in
storytelling is made possible through the
generosity of Film Society board member
Maurice Kanbar, and acknowledges the
crucial role that storytelling plays in the
creation of great film and television. This
program will include a clip reel of career
highlights and an onstage interview, followed
by a special screening of a representative film
from the career of the honoree.
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
Stephen Gaghan
Eric Roth
David Webb Peoples
Frank Pierson
James Schamus
James Toback
Robert Towne.
Sundace Kabuki Cinemas
$25 member, $30 general
Photos: Recent Kanbar Award recipients David Webb Peoples, Eric Roth and Stephen Gaghan. Portraits by Pamela Gentile.
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F I L M S O C I E T Y AWA R D S N I G H T
AWA R D S & S P EC I A L E V E N T S
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AWARDS &
PERSISTENCE OF VISION AWARD
MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 3:00PM
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 1:00PM
AN AFTERNOON WITH
Blessed with an abundance of empathy, Kim Longinotto identifies with
outsiders. Her films often center on women, many suffering under the
yoke of hardship and oppression, yet they inspire surprising optimism
by revealing the strength and resilience of ordinary people transforming
their lives or those of others. Whether capturing a trio of women in
Tokyo who live as men, wives seeking divorce in Iran or Kenyan girls
challenging their country’s tradition of female circumcision, Longinotto’s
compassionate, observational filmmaking has given voice to a rich
array of women who might not otherwise be heard.
AN EVENING WITH NONNY DE LA PEÑA: IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 6:30PM
LENNY BORGER
This year’s recipient of the Mel Novikoff
Award—named after the legendary San
Francisco exhibitor and bestowed upon
an individual or institution whose work
has enhanced the film-going public’s
appreciation of world cinema—is
translator, scholar and film sleuth Lenny
Borger. Join us for a conversation about the hunt for “lost” films and the
unsung art of subtitling with Borger and Variety’s Scott Foundas followed
by a screening of the rediscovered 1929 silent masterpiece Monte-Cristo.
If you are a fan of classic French cinema, you likely have unknowingly
profited from the work of Lenny Borger. His subtitle translations for new
releases and restorations from Rialto and the Criterion Collection and
others refine the nuances and idiosyncrasies of the original language.
Borger, a former correspondent for Variety in Paris, has also made a
pursuit of rescuing rare and “missing” French films from foreign
archives, including elements that led to Monte-Cristo’s restoration.
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$13 member, $15 general
Named one of the “13 People Who Made the World More Creative” by Fast Company, Nonny de la
Peña is leading a field she invented called immersive journalism and is changing the way
people experience nonfiction narratives. Using cutting-edge, virtual reality technology, she
immerses viewers in documentary stories, allowing them to feel an extraordinary emotional
connection as witnesses. Her project “Gone Gitmo,” created in collaboration with artist Peggy
Weil and originally launched in virtual environment Second Life, was a groundbreaking
approach to reporting through virtual experience. Amongst her many projects, de la Peña’s
newest VR work, “Project Syria” recreates both a busy street corner in Aleppo that comes
under attack and a refugee camp that grows more crowded over time. In this talk, de la
Peña will present her work, its intents and consequences and lay out prospects for the
future of nonfiction reporting.
AN AFTERNOON WITH
KIM LONGINOTTO
Established in 1997, the Golden Gate
Persistence of Vision Award each year
honors the achievement of a filmmaker
whose main body of work falls outside the
realm of narrative feature filmmaking. Join
renowned documentarian Kim Longinotto
for an in-depth onstage conversation and a
screening of her latest film, Dreamcatcher.
SPECIAL EVENTS
STAT E O F C I N E M A : D O U G L A S T RU M B U L L
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 6:30PM
Sundace Kabuki Cinemas
$25 member, $30 general
Each year SFIFF invites a visionary thinker to discuss his/her views on the current state and
future prospects of cinema. Douglas Trumbull, a pioneering visual effects artist, inventor and
engineer who has long inspired filmmakers and audiences will do just that. First making a name
for himself developing visual effects for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Trumbull has
guided many game-changing cinematic works, including Close Encounters of The Third Kind,
Blade Runner and Star Trek – The Motion Picture. He directed such sci-fi classics as Silent
Running and Brainstorm. Ever the inventor, Trumbull is a sought-after consultant, holds
numerous technology patents and his ingenious suggestion for capping the 2010 BP Deepwater
Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill went viral. His recently completed demonstrative short film
UFOTOG made to accompany immersive cinema experiences and this talk will challenge
everything you think movies can and should be.
DOC
WELCOME, SPACE BROTHERS: THE FILMS OF THE UNARIUS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE WITH JODI WILLE
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 9:45PM
DREAMCATCHER
MONTE-CRISTO
Kim Longinotto
Henri Fescourt
Brenda Myers-Powell, a survivor of the streets of the Chicago and 25 years
“on the game,” devotes her life to preventing the sexual exploitation of
at-risk youth. With a keen observational eye, master documentarian Kim
Longinotto captures every moment—from intense prison work groups to
emotionally healing conversations with teenage survivors of sexual
abuse—of Myers-Powell and her Dreamcatcher Foundation’s vital work.​
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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$13 member, $15 general
AWA R D S & S P EC I A L E V E N T S
Henri Fescourt’s Monte-Cristo adapts Alexandre Dumas’ timeless
melodrama of injustice and revenge into a lavish, emotional spectacle.
Exploiting all the sophisticated storytelling tricks of the late silent era,
the two-part epic spans years and continents. With the coming of sound,
the film tragically failed to find an audience, but today we are at last
ready for this opulent masterpiece! (France 1929, 218 min)
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$13 member, $15 general
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$13 member, $15 general
The Unarius Brotherhood were on a radical mission from the late-’70s to the mid-’80s to spread
their “interdimensional science of life” and the principles of reincarnation to the masses via
some of the most wildly inventive, waaaaay outside-the-box public access TV programming in
America. With their cosmic leader, septuagenarian Ruth Norman (aka Archangel Uriel), guiding,
the Unariuns created elaborate psychodramatic “documentaries” with otherworldly costumes
and makeup, guerilla location-filming techniques, elaborate sets and ingenious no-budget
special effects. Without question, this ambitious collective produced some of the most mindshattering, oddly uplifting gems of American outsider cinema. In this program, Unarius
researcher, co-director of the documentary The Source Family (SFIFF 2012) and Cinefamily LA
programmer Jodi Wille will guide us through Unarius’s history, present a Cinefamily mashup of
the best of their videos and show the 1979 16mm-shot epic masterwork The Arrival with core
Unariuns in attendance for a Q&A.
AWA R D S A N D S P EC I A L E V E N T S
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STAGE
The popular Live & Onstage
NEW SOCIETY
Brava Theater Center
$30 member, $40 general
These programs offer
opportunities for bold festival-
In collaboration with
experience beyond the screen
with live music, stage
performance and interactivity.
goers to experience one-time-only
pairings of popular contemporary
musicians and film presentations,
cutting edge multimedia and
cross-platform work and
innovative storytelling events.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 8:00PM
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 8:00PM
No stranger to the realm of “live cinema,”
cross-disciplinary artist Miranda July returns
to the Bay Area for the West Coast premiere of
her latest performance project, New Society.
Hilarious and moving, this experiment in
theatrical collaboration chronicles the ways
societies emerge, transform, decay and
persist over time. Like July’s other projects,
New Society blurs boundaries between fiction
and reality, and audience and performer.
(90 min)
section takes the film festival
L I V E & O N STAG E
PHOTO BY LENNY GONZALEZ
& ON
PHOTO BY PAMELA GENTILE
LIVE
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 7:00PM
BOOMTOWN: REMAKING
SAN FRANCISCO
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$13 member, $15 general
The modern history of San Francisco is
marked by booms and busts and continuous
reshaping. Whether it delights or disturbs is
open to debate. This variety program
addresses that ever-burning San Francisco
conundrum, “How does our city deal with
change?” With short documentaries, live
storytelling, essays and fiction, our
participants will provide perspectives on the
meanings, effects and stakes of the city’s
ongoing grappling with historical, cultural,
architectural and demographic shifts. Our
insightful participants will include former SF
Bay Guardian and current 48Hills Online
editor Tim Redmond; filmmakers Elisabeth
M. Spencer, Lauren Tabak, Susie Smith,
Jimmie Fails and Joseph Talbot; artist and
archivist Vero Majano; artists and curators
Melonie and Melorra Green; 2015 Festival
filmmaker Jenni Olson (The Royal Road); and
the collaborative film work of John “B”
Berzins, Jim Granato, Nicole Minor, Doug
Schultz, Anjali Sundaram and Phoebe Tooke.
(75 min).
TUESDAY, MAY 5, 8:00PM
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 6:30PM
CIBO MATTO
NEW SCENE
Castro Theatre
$20 member, $25 general
Cibo Matto’s hip-hop infused electro pop burrowed
deep into our collective earholes throughout the
1990s, becoming a symbol for the new post-genre
musical cool. When the group took an announced
extended hiatus in 2001, fans wondered if it spelled
the end of Miho Hattori and Yuka Honda’s creative
collaboration responsible for beloved hits like “Know
Your Chicken,” “Sci-Fi Wasabi” and “Sugar Water.”
But with the release of the 2014 album Hotel
Valentine, Cibo Matto has reestablished their
reputation, thrilling audiences at their popular
shows. Experts at establishing mood and always up
for an experimental challenge, the duo has
developed new musical soundtracks to a number of
wild and abstract short films to be played in this onetime-only performance. Anchoring the screenings
are two rare presentations of films made in 1970.
First is Yoko Ono’s incredible Fluxus epic Fly, which
features a fly roaming a woman’s body. Second is a
modern re-staging of celebrated Bauhaus artist
Oskar Schlemmer’s Triadic Ballet—a movie that will
blow your mind with its campy costumes, weird
choreography and sheer delight. Animations by
Calvin Frederick, Una Lorenzen, Miwa Matreyek and
Grace Nayoon Rhee, and clips from some of the
band’s favorite movies are also among the treats in
store during this very special evening. (85 min)
KRONOS QUARTET
BEYOND ZERO: 1914-1918
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$30 member, $35 general
For more than 40 years, San Francisco’s
Kronos Quartet has enthralled audiences and
expanded the range of what one might expect
from a string quartet. Recognized the world
over for their innovation and virtuosity, Kronos
has long made collaborations a vital aspect of
their process. In their newest such project,
they turn to master experimental filmmaker
and multiple SFIFF Golden Gate Award winner
Bill Morrison (Decasia SFIFF 2002,
Re:Awakenings 2014). Sourcing original
35mm nitrate footage, Morrison has pieced
together a unique visual exploration of World
War I from footage that has never been viewed
by modern audiences. The haunting score
Kronos will perform was conceived by Serbian
composer Aleksandra Vrebalov. Using antiwar
writings, music and art created just after
World War I as inspiration, Vrebalov
constructed a score that speaks to the
darkness, anxiety and hopes of the time.
Following their 41-minute performance,
Kronos Quartet will discuss the commission
and development of this program. (60 min)
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DOC
DOC
MARQUEE
PRESENTATIONS
Rounding up the hottest films of the season, the
Marquee section features the industry’s top talent
and the festival circuit’s most buzz-worthy titles. This
will be the Bay Area’s first chance to see the films
that are certain to dominate the summer’s film
conversation, and Festival screenings will often include
interesting personalities in attendance.
DOC
THE DIPLOMAT
EDEN
Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
David Holbrooke
Mia Hansen-Løve
Badly trailing in television’s ratings race, ABC decided to enlist
liberal novelist Gore Vidal and conservative talking-head William
F. Buckley Jr. for some lively commentary on the ’68 presidential
conventions. What they got instead was an intellectually rich,
exhilarating, bare-fisted brawl of a debate. Best of Enemies takes
you back to the moment when TV commentary turned into an
intellectual cage-match—and set the template for today’s partisan
news landscape. (USA 2015, 87 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 26
KABUKI
CLAY
CITY OF GOLD
Clay Jeter, Brian McGinn
Laura Gabbert
MAY 3
MAY 4
7:00 3:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
M A R Q U E E P R E S E N TAT I O N S
This affectionate portrait of Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic
Jonathan Gold is also a love letter to the kaleidoscopic culinary
and cultural wonders of Los Angeles. Gold is known for his eclectic
embrace of mom-and-pop restaurants along with more rarified fare,
and the documentary takes us along on a savory tour from noodle
joint to taco truck, revealing the writer’s boundless curiosity and
insightful inquiry into culture in many forms. (USA 2014, 91 min)
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
The Diplomat tells the remarkable story of the life and legacy of
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, whose singular career spanned 50
years of American foreign policy and six presidential administrations
from Kennedy to Obama. Told through the perspective of his eldest
son David and an extraordinary collection of top political figures, this
insightful and oftentimes touching documentary takes you behind
the scenes of high stakes diplomacy and into the brilliant mind of an
exceptionally gifted diplomat. (USA 2015, 104 min)
THURSDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 30
MAY 3
6:00 12:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
In Eden, acclaimed filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve dives deep into the
1990s French house music scene through Paul (Félix de Givry), a
trailblazing DJ who injected the “French touch” into electronic music
and whose career parallels the rise of Daft Punk. Loosely based on
the life of the director’s brother and co-screenwriter, Sven, this riseand-fall story is set against the backbeat of electronica during one
of the genre’s most significant eras. (France 2014, 131 min)
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
APRIL 30
MAY 1
9:15 2:00 KABUKI
KABUKI
DOC
CHEF’S TABLE
SUNDAY
MONDAY
9:00 3:30 DOC
David Gelb, creator of the revered food documentary Jiro: Dreams
of Sushi, now unveils a new Netflix series called Chef’s Table,
featuring beautifully filmed portraits of radical food artists from
around the world. In these episodes, master of fire Francis
Mallmann (1884) rules over his Patagonia home with large-scale
scorchings of behemoths while lord of winter Magnus Nilsson
(Järpen) creates magic in his Nordic shrine, obsessing over ancient
curing techniques, roots and berries. (USA 2015, TRT 100 min)
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BEST OF ENEMIES
APRIL 25
APRIL 28
6:30 9:15 KABUKI
KABUKI
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ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON
FILMS
Mark Hartley
What do Chuck Norris, Tom Cruise, Faye Dunaway and Jean-Luc
Godard have in common? They all made films for the inimitable
Cannon Group, and the splendidly entertaining Electric Boogaloo
charts the course of the company, the larger-than-life people
behind it and the roster of memorable movies—from cult classics to
higher-brow art films—it brought to the big screen. (Australia 2014,
107 min)
SUNDAY
MONDAY
APRIL 26
APRIL 27
6:30 9:00 KABUKI
KABUKI
FAR FROM MEN
David Oelhoffen
A potent combination of war film and Western, this suspenseful
drama stars Viggo Mortensen as a village teacher attempting to stay
out of the conflict over Algerian independence until matters force
his hand. With breathtaking landscape vistas and steadily increasing
tension, Far From Men tells a gripping tale of personal decisions
amid political turmoil. (France 2014, 102 min)
SATURDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 25
APRIL 27
APRIL 28
8:15 6:15 3:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
M A R Q U E E P R E S E N TAT I O N S
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DOC
54: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT
ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S GREEN PORNO LIVE!
LOVE & MERCY
MR. HOLMES
Mark Christopher
Jody Shapiro
Bill Pohlad
Bill Condon
The restored Director’s Cut of 54 is being hailed as a lost, gritty
masterpiece, featuring career-defining performances from both
Mike Myers and Ryan Philippe. A rediscovered classic of unbridled
excess and existential longing, its story of a Jersey boy sucked into
a web of depravity is framed by sweaty abs, jeroboams of quaaludes
and the pulsing beat of music’s most celebrated and reviled era.
(USA 1998, 106 min)
FRIDAY
APRIL 24
9:30 CASTRO
Animal reproduction has rarely been as sexy and amusing as it is
under the keen and playfully creative eye of Isabella Rossellini.
Having created a series of short films and then an original series
about the mating habits of animals including whales, spiders and
praying mantises, she takes her act on the road and presents
her wild and wooly treatises on creature copulation to ecstatic
audiences around the world. (USA 2015, 66 min)
SUNDAY
MONDAY
APRIL 26
APRIL 27
8:00 2:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
This powerful musical biopic tells Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s
dramatically compelling story in—to use ancient recording jargon—
two tracks. In the 1960s as the band rides surf music onto the
charts, a creatively restless Wilson (Paul Dano) writes the songs
that will become Pet Sounds, but alienates himself from other band
members. The 1980s Wilson (John Cusack) is a shell-shocked man
trying to emerge from an overmedicated isolation with the love and
mercy of a good woman. (USA 2014, 120 min)
FRIDAY
MONDAY
MAY 1
MAY 4
6:15 2:00 KABUKI
KABUKI
Nearing the end of his years and retired to a remote Sussex farm
house, Sherlock Holmes is determined to take back authorship of
his own story. As his memory begins to fail, he is driven to revisit his
final case about which his regrets are strong even while the details
are foggy. Ian McKellen is terrific as the paragon of fact who late in
life begins to discover the virtues of fiction. (UK 2015, 103 min)
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 25
MAY 5
12:30 2:00 KABUKI
KABUKI
LISTEN TO ME MARLON
DOC
Stevan Riley
A treasure trove of audio tapes yields a unique autobiographical
portrait of one of cinema’s greatest actors: Marlon Brando. Augmented
by home movies, film clips and other archival materials, the
recordings reveal a frank, self-aware man, by turns funny, poignant,
self-lacerating and beset by demons both inherited and of his own
making. Director Stevan Riley weaves these elements together into
a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great artists, illustrating
his singular career and troubled life. (UK 2015, 102 min)
SATURDAY
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 25
APRIL 27
APRIL 29
David Thomson
PHOTO BY PAMELA GENTILE
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M A R Q U E E P R E S E N TAT I O N S
3:45 7:30 8:30 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
KABUKI
The April 25 screening will feature
a special introduction by David
Thomson, one of our greatest writers
on film, whose most recent book Why
Acting Matters answers the question
of whether and how it does with
intelligence and wit, examining the
allure of the performing arts for both
the artist and the audience member
while addressing the paradoxes
inherent in acting itself. A book
signing of Why Acting Matters will
follow the screening.
THE NEW GIRLFRIEND
RESULTS
François Ozon
Andrew Bujalski
When a beautiful young woman dies, she leaves behind her
husband, David, and best friend, Claire. The widower’s main coping
mechanism—dressing in his wife’s clothes—becomes a way for
the woman’s two loved ones to explore their grief (and their own
evolving notions of gender, friendship and romantic attraction)
without drowning in sadness. With bold colors, remarkable acting
prowess and an ingenious plot, Ozon’s delightful and liberatory new
film is a concoction worth savoring. (France 2014, 105 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 26
6:15 12:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
Andrew Bujalski’s characteristically clever and awkward humor
remains the core of his filmmaking style in this impressive leap to a
bigger budget film. Kat (Cobie Smulders) is a super intense trainer
in perpetual conflict with her self help-obsessed gym owner boss
Trevor (Guy Pearce). But Kat’s single-minded drive is derailed upon
a house call to Danny (a career-best Kevin Corrigan), a lost soul
recently single and even more recently the recipient of a massive
inheritance. (USA 2015, 105 min)
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 28
APRIL 29
6:00 9:00 KABUKI
CLAY
M A R Q U E E P R E S E N TAT I O N S
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DOC
SAINT LAURENT
7 CHINESE BROTHERS
Bertrand Bonello
Bob Byington
This latest study of the fashion great ignores the rise and cuts
straight to the dizzying, delirious peak of Saint Laurent’s career
and the verge of his substance-fueled emotional deterioration.
Plenty of screen time is devoted to the creation of clothes, but
Bonello’s portrait is more concerned with mood than historical
documentation. With a fragmented chronology, the film reveals
facets of the man and the era, from boardroom to bedroom, in a
kaleidoscopic exploration of artistry and excess. (France 2014, 150
min)
SUNDAY
APRIL 26
2:00 CASTRO
MASTERS
Larry drifts through life, from one menial position to the next,
without much thought for the future. Often drunk, solitary and
unmoored, his closest companion is his French bulldog. Not much
fazes him, so he is gob-smacked to realize that he actually likes his
new job at an oil-change place. Jason Schwartzman imbues Larry
with amiability and charm in Bob Byington’s low-key, existential
comedy, and graciously plays second banana to his scene-stealing
pet, Arrow. (USA 2015, 75 min)
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
APRIL 30
MAY 1
MAY 2
6:30 3:30 9:30 CLAY
KABUKI
KABUKI
Featuring new work from world cinema’s leading
voices—plus a few hand-picked gems from the
archives—the Masters section explores films by
established filmmakers from all over the world. Here
one will find many recognizable names from
Festivals past, and a chance to catch up on the
latest output of the artists who have defined this
generation of filmmaking.
THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION
Stanley Nelson
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution reveals how
in a few short years, the Black Panther Party grew from a small
group of young people in Oakland, CA, into a movement inspiring
millions worldwide. Examining the history and notoriety of
the Black Panthers, and featuring the perspectives of both its
charismatic leaders and the rank-and-file, this is a definitive
portrait of an iconic organization whose radical vision continues to
fascinate us 50 years after its founding. (USA 2015, 116 min)
DOC
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
WELCOME TO ME
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?
BRANDY IN THE WILDERNESS
Shira Piven
Liz Garbus
Stanton Kaye
Alice Klieg, a woman with borderline personality disorder who wins
an $86 million lottery prize, decides she wants her own talk show
where she’s the subject of every episode. Network officials are glad
to take her money, but balk a bit when she wants to come in on a
swan boat! Starring Kristen Wiig in a fearless and funny star turn,
Welcome to Me is the ideal dark comedy for these narcissism- and
media-fueled times. (USA 2014, 86 min)
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
MAY 4
MAY 6
6:00 3:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
This documentary leaves audiences awestruck at the genius,
tenacity and musical prowess of Nina Simone. A full biography filled
with candid conversations, interviews, letters and performances,
this film is the definitive take on Simone’s life. Paying special
attention to her career-jeopardizing choices during the Civil Rights
movement and her insistence on justice and unflinching when
presenting her surprising weaknesses, What Happened, Miss
Simone? is a fitting portrait of an inimitable and powerful artist.
(USA 2014, 102 min)
FRIDAY
APRIL 24
6:00 CASTRO
APRIL 25
APRIL 28
The life and struggles of an aspiring filmmaker and his girlfriend
are portrayed in this rediscovered road movie classic that hearkens
back to the great “diary” films of the era. This film is presented in
collaboration with the Telluride Film Festival. 35mm restored print
courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding
provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film
Foundation. (USA 1969, 69 min)
SATURDAY
MAY 2
8:00 ROXIE
3:00 6:15 KABUKI
KABUKI
A special Q&A with the filmmakers and
members of the Black Panther Party will
follow the April 25 screening. With the
recent Blackout Collective protests in
Oakland, this screening will be a timely
opportunity for an in-depth discussion of
the Black Panther Party, its legacy and
its relevance to present-day civil rights
movements.
Stanley Nelson,
Director of The Black Panthers:
Vanguard of the Revolution
PHOTO BY SAM ALESHINLOYE
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M A R Q U E E P R E S E N TAT I O N S
TICKETS AT FESTIVAL.SFFS.ORG
MASTERS
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DOC
DEAREST
THE FORBIDDEN ROOM
IRIS
JAUJA
Peter Ho-sun Chan
Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Albert Maysles
Lisandro Alonso
A shattered mother and father search relentlessly for their lost son
in this emotionally powerful melodrama based on the true story of a
toddler’s kidnapping in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. The
pair grows increasingly desperate as they make their way through
an urban thicket of grifters, human traffickers, bureaucrats, helpful
kindred spirits and more in this beautifully rendered tale. (China/
Hong Kong 2014, 130 min)
SATURDAY
THURSDAY
APRIL 25
APRIL 30
6:00 6:30 CLAY
KABUKI
A riot of two-strip Technicolor and “lost” film fragments erupts in
The Forbidden Room with subplots including doomed submariners
fighting to survive, a woodsman coming to a damsel’s rescue,
a volcano’s dream and more that coalesce into a hallucinatory
evocation of that moment when silent film coexisted with nascent
sound. Guy Maddin’s most ambitious work yet is a fever dream of
his obsession with melodrama and early cinema, gorgeously and
humorously rendered. (Canada 2015, 131 min)
SATURDAY
APRIL 25
9:15 KABUKI
“It’s better to be happy than well dressed,” says nonagenarian style
maven Iris Apfel. Better yet, why not be both? This documentary by
the legendary Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens)—who recently passed
away at age 88—is an affectionate tribute to an unlikely fashion
icon, and a nuanced portrait of vital old age. With her saucer-sized
spectacles and outlandish accessories, Iris would make an easy
caricature. Instead, Maysles deftly reveals a character, in every
sense of the word. (USA 2014, 83 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 26
2:00 1:00 KABUKI
KABUKI
Winner of a FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes, Lisandro Alonso’s much
anticipated follow-up to his “Lonely Man Trilogy” (La Libertad,
Los Muertos, Liverpool) is a sublime fantasy standing at the
intersection of fairy tale and landscape art. Viggo Mortensen plays a
Danish military engineer enlisted to pacify native Patagonia in 1870s
Argentina. As he sets out to find his missing daughter, time slows
and period trappings melt away to reveal a luminous vision quest.
(Denmark/USA/Argentina/Mexico/Netherlands/Germany/France
2014, 108 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 26
APRIL 28
8:30 3:45 3:00 CLAY
BAM/PFA
KABUKI
DOC
HILL OF FREEDOM
HOW TO SMELL A ROSE: A VISIT WITH RICKY LEACOCK IN NORMANDY
MURDER IN PACOT
THE POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS
Hong Sang-soo
Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht
Raoul Peck
Andrei Konchalovsky
Director Hong Sang-soo’s latest film is a perceptive comedy about
a Japanese man who travels to Seoul to search for a former lover
but mostly finds awkward interactions and misunderstanding.
Although the film’s sense of humor borders on the absurd, its
depiction of the way most of us go through life slightly confused
and never quite getting exactly what we want couldn’t be more
realistic. One of Hong’s funniest films is also one of his best.
(South Korea 2014, 66 min)
SUNDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
20
MASTERS
APRIL 26
APRIL 29
APRIL 30
8:30 1:30 6:45 CLAY
KABUKI
KABUKI
Filmmakers Les Blank and Richard Leacock were stubborn
iconoclasts and kindred spirits. This disarming portrait captures
Leacock’s wisdom and wit through conversations in his Normandy
farmhouse and honors an intuitive, artful approach to nonfiction
filmmaking. (USA 2014, 65 min)
With Ed & Pauline, a chronicle of a pivotal moment in US film culture
when Ed Landberg and Pauline Kael helmed the first repertory theater
in Berkeley in the ‘50s. (USA 2014, 19 min) (In GGA competition)​
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
MONDAY
APRIL 24
MAY 2
MAY 4
7:30 1:00 6:15 BAM/PFA
CLAY
KABUKI
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Grappling with the aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake,
a formerly well-to-do husband and wife rent their crumbling house
in a tony Port-au-Prince neighborhood to a European aid worker.
When his brash young Haitian girlfriend shows up, an emotionally
fraught game of sexual intrigue and class warfare ensues in this
tense and provocative film from acclaimed director Raoul Peck.
(Haiti/France/Norway 2014, 130 min)
SUNDAY
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 26
MAY 2
MAY 5
8:45 8:00 6:15 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
KABUKI
Postman Lyokha serves an aging community of island dwellers
in a remote corner of northwestern Russia. Globetrotting veteran
director Konchalovsky returns to his home turf for this humorous,
rueful, occasionally surreal slice of rural life that takes place over
a few summer days. It’s a leisurely yet eventful tale filled with
ravishing imagery and the natural appeal of mostly nonprofessional
actors. (Russia 2014, 101 min)
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
APRIL 26
APRIL 28
APRIL 29
6:00 6:15 3:45 BAM/PFA
CLAY
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MASTERS
21
NEW DIRECTORS
BOTA
GOLDEN
THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN
WANDA
Tsui Hark
Barbara Loden
Tsui Hark is a dazzling cinema stylist, an irreverent re-inventor
of traditional genres. In The Taking of Tiger Mountain, he
reworks the war film, portraying the complex standoff, then
battle, between a Communist cadre and warlords propped up by
Nationalist forces towards the end of World War II. Inspired by
a Mao-era “model opera” to Communist ingenuity and bravery,
Tsui deploys eye-popping 3-D effects and ingenious CGI to
retell this story as sly political thriller and contemporary action
extravaganza. (China 2014, 143 min)
SUNDAY
THURSDAY
APRIL 26
APRIL 30
4:00 2:00 Nansun Shi
PHOTO BY GERHARD KASSNER / BERLINALE
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KABUKI
KABUKI
Following the April 26 screening,
legendary producer Nansun Shi (A
Better Tomorrow, Once Upon A
Time In China) will discuss the vast
changes she has witnessed over
the past 40 years of Chinese cinema
through the lens of Tsui Hark’s new
film. Starting with the “model opera”
period of the Mainland Cultural
Revolution, Shi will walk us through
Hong Kong’s explosion onto the
international cinema stage and the
rise of Mainland China as the world’s
largest cinema audience.
G AT E
Director Barbara Loden’s lone feature-length film—which she
also wrote and starred in—is an arresting, controlled and stark
realist gem. This gorgeously restored film focuses on Wanda,
a wanderer in 1970s Rust Belt Pennsylvania who rejects the
soul-sucking prospect of immersing herself in impoverished
motherhood, goes on the road and eventually falls in with a
petty criminal. 35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film
& Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by The Film
Foundation and GUCCI. (USA 1970, 102 min)
SATURDAY
APRIL 25
Rachel Kushner
This special presentation is
presented in collaboration with
the Telluride Film Festival.
4:00 CASTRO
This screening will feature a
special introduction by author
Rachel Kushner, the Telluride
Film Festival’s Guest Director for
2015. Kushner is the author of The
Flamethrowers, a New York Times
Top Five Novel of 2013, and her
debut novel Telex From Cuba was a
winner of the California Book Award.
Kushner is the only writer ever to
be nominated for a National Book
Award in Fiction for both a first and
second novel.
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A W A R D
Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci
Populated by charming oddballs, quirky café/bar Bota (literally
“the world” in Albanian) is a silent witness to the lives and secrets
of people living in the shadow of the past. Long after the end of
Albania’s harsh dictatorship, the locals’ lives have stagnated, most
too poor to seize the opportunities liberty has offered them. But
progress, in the form of a highway construction project, prompts
change and new decisions for this very special café society. (Albania/
Italy/Kosovo 2014, 104 min)
SUNDAY
THURSDAY
MAY 3
MAY 7
9:15 6:00 KABUKI
KABUKI
COMPETITIONS
These official SFIFF selections are in competition
for the festival’s prestigious juried awards, which
celebrate important talent in 14 narrative,
documentary and short film categories. Presented
at the Festival since its inaugural year in 1957 and a
signature feature of the Film Society’s commitment
to global storytelling, the GGAs are among the most
significant awards for emerging global film artists in
the United States. Nearly $40,000 in cash prizes will
be distributed to the winners, to be announced on
Wednesday, May 6.
EL CORDERO
Juan Francisco Olea
Domingo is a devoted family man and Christian missionary gliding
through a dutifully modest if unexceptional life. He’d happily keep
it that way, too, but for the fact that a fatal accident leaves him,
disturbingly, without a sense of guilt. Shot through with a subtle,
sardonic humor and beautifully acted, this exceptional feature
debut is an engrossing dramatic thriller reverberating with deeper
questions about our innermost natures and our ties to one another.
(Chile 2014, 90 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
THURSDAY
MAY 1
MAY 3
MAY 7
9:15 8:30 8:15 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
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COURT
A FEW CUBIC METERS OF LOVE
SWORN VIRGIN
THE TRIBE
Chaitanya Tamhane
Jamshid Mahmoudi
Laura Bispuri
Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Chaitanya Tamhane’s gorgeously recorded debut unfolds almost in
slow motion. The film—a prizewinner at the Venice International
Film Festival—concerns a criminal case in Mumbai’s lower court,
tracing the private and professional lives of the lawyers, defendants
and judges implicated in the proceedings. A patient examination of
a less-than-functional and sometimes Kafkaesque justice system,
Court succeeds as a human drama, raising questions about social
structures while vividly painting the individuals who must navigate
them. (India 2014, 116 min)
SUNDAY
WEDNESDAY
MAY 3
MAY 6
4:00 6:30 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 24
MAY 3
MAY 5
9:15 1:00 1:00 KABUKI
CLAY
KABUKI
A young Albanian woman, chafing against her culture’s strictures
on female behavior makes the decision to follow the local
tradition of living as a man and takes the name Mark. Years later,
questioning her choice, she leaves her remote village to join her
sister in Italy. Stunningly shot and acted, this moving debut film
carefully and precisely delineates its protagonist’s determination
to discover who she really is. (Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/
Kosovo 2015, 84 min)
A tour de force of pure expressive, explosive cinema, Myroslav
Slaboshpytskiy’s one-of-a-kind drama recasts Lord of the Flies in a
Ukrainian school for the deaf where violence and unforgiving social
Darwinism speak louder than words. Telling its story completely
through non-subtitled sign language, The Tribe is a stunning
directorial debut and a unique, disturbing cinematic vision. (Ukraine
2014,130 min) No subtitles.
SATURDAY
MONDAY
THURSDAY
SATURDAY
MONDAY
MAY 2
MAY 4
MAY 7
FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
RUN
VINCENT
Diep Hoang Nguyen
Philippe Lacôte
Thomas Salvador
Vietnamese director Diep Hoang Nguyen’s debut feature is a
sensuous and moody observation of a young student’s struggle to
get an abortion in the tropical languor of the slums of Hanoi. Thuy
Anh Nguyen finds the right balance of innocence and fortitude in
the lead role, enduring prostitution, an immature boyfriend and
the questionable wisdom of her roommate. While alluring and
enchantingly unconventional, Nguyen’s film also tells some hard
truths about coming of age in Vietnam. (Vietnam/France/Germany/
Norway 2014, 99 min)
SATURDAY
MONDAY
SATURDAY
24
An Afghan refugee and an Iranian metal-punch worker cultivate
a clandestine relationship amid the corrugated-metal shacks of
undocumented workers in an industrial suburb of Tehran. Like
teenagers in love from time immemorial, they are convinced
the world will bend to their dreams. A beautifully shot slice
of contemporary neorealism, this was Afghanistan’s official
submission for the Foreign Language Oscar. (Iran/Afghanistan 2014,
90 min)
APRIL 25
APRIL 27
MAY 2
3:30 1:00 9:15 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
Masterfully blending enchanting magic realism with piercing
sociological insights, Philippe Lacôte’s fleetly paced drama charts
the unusual circumstances that set the seemingly directionless Run
(Abdoul Karim Konate) on the path to becoming an assassin. The
rich folklore and fractious politics of the Ivory Coast factor heavily
in this picaresque fable that surprises at every turn and has seen
Lacôte rightfully hailed as one of the most exciting new talents in
African cinema. (Ivory Coast/France 2014, 102 min)
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
THURSDAY
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MAY 2
MAY 3
MAY 7
2:00 8:45 8:40 KABUKI
KABUKI
BAM/PFA
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MAY 2
MAY 4
3:15 9:00 KABUKI
CLAY
In this charming slice of magic realism, a quiet drifter finds a
construction job in a small town and meets a friendly woman
who lives nearby. Though he finally feels the urge to settle down,
Vincent’s newfound life is thrown into jeopardy when his unique
power is revealed. (France 2014, 76 min)
FRIDAY
MONDAY
THURSDAY
MAY 1
MAY 4
MAY 7
8:30 6:45 6:15 BAM/PFA
KABUKI
CLAY
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DOCUMENTARIES
DOC
DOC
DOC
DOC
BEATS OF THE ANTONOV
DEMOCRATS
OF MEN AND WAR
SUNDAY BALL
Hajooj Kuka
Camilla Nielsson
Laurent Bécue-Renard
Eryk Rocha
Filmed in the civil war-ravaged region between South and North
Sudan, Beats of the Antonov paints an inspiring portrait of the Blue
Nile and Nuba Mountain refugee communities and their reliance on
music-making not only as a healing force in the face of devastating
loss and displacement, but also as a vital instrument to keep their
cultural heritage alive. (Sudan/South Africa 2014, 68 min)
SATURDAY
SATURDAY
MONDAY
APRIL 25
MAY 2
MAY 4
6:00 1:00 6:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
BAM/PFA
DOC
The fraught transition to democratic rule in Zimbabwe, while its
autocratic dictator still rules, makes for riveting, stranger-thanfiction drama in this exceptional documentary that focuses on two
leaders tasked with drafting a new constitution for the country—a
process rendered surreal at times by the secret police, false arrests
and other intimidation tactics still in place from President Mugabe’s
decades-old regime. (Denmark 2014, 100 min)
SATURDAY
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
MAY 2
MAY 4
MAY 6
3:15 6:30 9:30 BAM/PFA
KABUKI
CLAY
DOC
Winner of the 2014 IDFA award for Best Feature Documentary, Of
Men and War is director Laurent Bécue-Renard’s multiyear account
of the residents of The Pathway Home, an innovative treatment
center for PTSD and related war traumas in Yountville, California.
This quietly intense film bears witness to Iraq and Afghanistan
veterans as they revisit the brutalities of combat, process the
traumatic memories that haunt them and search for meaning in the
psychological wreckage of war. (France/Switzerland 2014, 142 min)
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
MAY 3
MAY 4
MAY 5
3:00 8:45 8:20 CLAY
KABUKI
BAM/PFA
This mesmerizing film captures the spirit of a championship soccer
game between rival teams from Rio de Janeiro’s impoverished
Sampaio neighborhood. More like a work of poetry than a traditional
sports documentary, the film uses footage from various games to
create an intimate portrait of favela football culture. Composed
with luminous cinematography and exquisite sound design, the film
takes us inside the match along with the players, and we experience
something more like a deep spiritual quest than a game. (Brazil
2014, 70 min)
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
DOC
MAY 3
MAY 5
MAY 7
6:30 6:30 8:30 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
KABUKI
DOC
SFFS SUPPORTED
A GERMAN YOUTH
THE IRON MINISTRY
T-REX
VERY SEMI-SERIOUS
Jean-Gabriel Périot
J.P. Sniadecki
Drea Cooper, Zackary Canepari
Leah Wolchok
In the ‘60s and ‘70s, political upheaval wracked West Germany.
The legacy of Nazi Germany caused a fervent youth movement to
question the legitimacy of the State. From this resistance rose the
movement’s most lethal offshoot: the Baader-Meinhof Gang, as the
media called it. Using only found and archival footage, director JeanGabriel Périot reveals their increasingly radical statements and
actions. (France/Germany/Switzerland 2015, 92 min)
SATURDAY
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
26
APRIL 25
MAY 2
MAY 5
2:00 9:30 6:00 BAM/PFA
KABUKI
KABUKI
A thrillingly expansive portrait of China as observed in the
cramped compartments of its trains, J.P. Sniadecki’s The Iron
Ministry is a vivid social document and a bold aesthetic work. Shot
over three years and dozens of rides, the film seamlessly unfolds
as a single voyage, Sniadecki’s indefatigable camera instigating
several conversations along the way that may surprise audiences
for their political candor. (China/USA 2014, 83 min)
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
MONDAY
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APRIL 25
MAY 4
7:00 4:00 4:00 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
KABUKI
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In the new Olympic sport of women’s boxing, 17-year-old Claressa
Shields bursts out from the total obscurity of a small Flint, Michigan,
gym to compete for a coveted gold medal. T-Rex beautifully
captures her rapid ascent, her battle to overcome a damaged
home life, the culturally ingrained bias against women’s boxing,
the spellbinding thrill of her bouts and the indomitable willpower
that shows, in its purest and most powerful sense, the meaning of
warrior spirit. (USA 2015, 87 min)
SATURDAY
MONDAY
THURSDAY
MAY 2
MAY 4
MAY 7
7:00 6:30 6:30 KABUKI
CLAY
BAM/PFA
Bay Area filmmaker Leah Wolchok’s highly entertaining behind-thescenes documentary look at the world of The New Yorker’s cartoons
and cartoonists brings to vivid life a beloved part of the magazine.
Featuring insightful interviews with many of the magazine’s
most popular contributors (including Roz Chast and Bruce Eric
Kaplan) and the department’s sagacious editor Bob Mankoff,
and meditations on humor and life and many dozens of cartoons,
it’s unmissable for fans of the magazine and its sophisticated
irreverence. (USA 2015, 86 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
MAY 1
MAY 3
MAY 5
6:30 4:15 6:30 CLAY
BAM/PFA
CLAY
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THURSDAY
CASTRO
O P E N I N G
MIN
PAGE
N I G H T
7:00 Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
25 26
FRIDAY
127
6
KABUKI
2:00
4:00
4:15
6:00
6:15
6:30
7:00
9:00
9:15
9:30
9:45
SATURDAY
MIN
PAGE
Iris
83 21
Cinema Visionaries:
70* 46
Alex Gibney
Entertainment
98 45
Stations of the Cross
110 40
The New Girlfriend
105 17
Luna
104 38
The Iron Ministry
83 26
Best of Enemies
87 14
A Few Cubic Meters 90 24
of Love
DRUNK STONED 93 36
BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon
H.
97 45
CLAY
6:15 The The Look of Silence 99 37
8:30 Jauja
108 21
CASTRO
6:00 What Happened, 102 18
Miss Simone?
9:30 54: The Director’s Cut 106 16
ROXIE
11:00 Cop Car
BAM / PFA
7:30 How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky
Leacock in Normandy
88 43
84* 20
KABUKI
MIN
PAGE
11 AM Shorts 6: Youth Works 79* 33
12:30 Mr. Holmes
103 17
1:45 Sand Dollars
85 40
3:00 The Black Panthers: 116 19
Vanguard of the Revolution
3:30 Flapping in the Middle 99 24
of Nowhere
3:45 Listen to Me Marlon 102 16
6:00 Beats of the Antonov
68 26
6:15 Shorts 1
100* 32
6:30 City of Gold
91 14
6:45 Call Me Lucky
107 35
8:15 Far from Men
102 15
9:15 The Forbidden Room 131 20
9:30 Shorts 3: Animation
74* 33
9:45 Entertainment
98 45
CLAY
3:00 The Dark Horse
6:00 Dearest
8:45 The Wonders
124 36
130 20
110 42
CASTRO
4:00
8:00
Wanda
102 22
Irving M. Levin
180* 9
Directing Award: An Evening
with Guillermo del Toro:
The Devil’s Backbone
ROXIE
11:00 Goodnight Mommy
100 44
KABUKI
PAGE
10 AM Shorts 5: Family Films 72* 33
12:45 The New Girlfriend
105 17
1:00 Iris
83 21
1:00 The Wonders
110 42
3:15 Maidan
133 38
3:30 The Second Mother
111 40
4:00 The Taking of Tiger Mountain143 22
5:45 A Borrowed Identity
104 35
6:30 Electric Boogaloo: 107 15
The Wild, Untold
Story of Cannon Films
6:45 Shorts 4: New Visions
75* 33
8:00 Isabella Rossellini’s 66 16
Green Porno Live!
8:45 Murder in Pacot
130 21
9:15 Shorts 2
100* 32
9:30 DRUNK STONED 93 36
BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon
CLAY
1:15
3:30
6:00
8:30
All of Me
Best of Enemies
Red Amnesia
Hill of Freedom
90
87
110
66
35
14
39
20
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1:00 2:30 3:30 6:15 6:30 6:45 8:30 8:45 9:00 9:30 TUESDAY
MIN
PAGE
Flapping in the
99 24
Middle of Nowhere
Isabella Rossellini’s 66 16
Green Porno Live!
Call Me Lucky
107 35
Far from Men
102 15
An Evening with 70 *11
Nonny de la Peña:
Immersive Journalism
The Dark Horse
124 36
Stations of the Cross
110 40
Maidan
133 38
Electric Boogaloo: 107 15
The Wild, Untold
Story of Cannon Films
Entertainment
98 45
CLAY
6:00 Black Coal, Thin Ice
8:30 Sand Dollars
BAM / PFA
7:30 Listen to Me Marlon
106 35
85 40
102 16
KABUKI
1:00 3:00 3:30 6:00 6:15 6:30 6:45 9:00 9:15 9:30 WEDNESDAY
MIN
PAGE
A Borrowed Identity
104 35
Jauja
108 21
Far from Men
102 15
Results
105 17
The Black Panthers: 116 19
Vanguard of the Revolution
Kanbar Award: TBA
150 * 9
H.
97 45
All of Me
90 35
City of Gold
91 14
Call Me Lucky
107 35
CLAY
6:15 The Postman’s White Nights
9:00 Luna
BRAVA
8:00 New Society
BAM / PFA
6:30 Red Amnesia
8:40 Two Shots Fired
101 21
104 38
KABUKI
1:30 2:00 3:45 6:15 6:30 6:45 8:30 9:15 9:45 Hill of Freedom
Sand Dollars
The Postman’s
White Nights
The Royal Road
Two Shots Fired
3 1/2 Minutes
Listen to Me Marlon
Black Coal, Thin Ice
Nothing But a Dream: Experimental Shorts
CLAY
6:30 Unexpected
9:00 Results
BRAVA
8:00 New Society
90 *12
110 39
104 41
BAM / PFA
6:30 The Wonders
8:40 Maidan
EL CERRITO HS
7:30 Romeo Is Bleeding
MIN
THURSDAY
PAGE
66 20
85 40
101 21
65 45
104 41
98 41
102 16
106 35
75* 45
87 42
105 17
90 *12
KABUKI
1:00 2:00 4:00 6:00 6:30 6:45 7:00 8:45 9:15 9:30 MIN
PAGE
Two Shots Fired
104 41
The Taking of 143 22
Tiger Mountain
Wonderful World End
82 42
The Diplomat
104 15
Dearest
130 20
Hill of Freedom
66 20
Boomtown: Remaking 75 *12
San Francisco
The Royal Road
65 45
Eden
131 15
Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey 95 37
CLAY
6:30 7 Chinese Brothers
8:45 Red Amnesia
BAM / PFA
6:30 NN
8:30 A Borrowed Identity
75 18
110 39
95 39
104 35
110 42
133 38
93 39
CASTRO
2:00
6:30
A German Youth
92
The Iron Ministry
83
Black Coal, Thin Ice 106
Theory of Obscurity: 87
a film about The Residents
26
26
35
41
Saint Laurent
150 18
Peter J. Owens Award: 157 * 9
An Evening with Richard Gere:
Time Out of Mind
2:00 Discovering Characters 123 46
in Pixar’s Lava: A Sculpting Workshop for Kids
BAM / PFA
1:15
3:45
6:00
8:30
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MIN
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DISNEY
2:00
4:00
6:30
8:45
28
27
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H.
Jauja
The Postman’s
White Nights
The Look of Silence
97 45
108 21
101 21
99 37
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2:00 3:00 3:30 6:00 6:15 6:15 6:30 8:45 9:00 9:15 MIN
Eden
131
The Kindergarten Teacher 120
7 Chinese Brothers
75
Unexpected
87
Love & Mercy
120
The Second Mother
111
Romeo Is Bleeding
93
Wonderful World End
82
Theory of Obscurity:
87
a film about The Residents
El Cordero
90
CLAY
4:00 Goodnight Mommy
6:30 Very Semi-Serious
9:00 Quitters
ROXIE
11:00 The Editor
BAM / PFA
6:30 All of Me
8:30 Vincent
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18
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17
40
39
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86 27
94 39
99 43
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76 25
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Members Screening
Beats of the Antonov
68 26
Run
102 24
POV Award: Kim
140 *10
Longinotto: Dreamcatcher
Designing
70 *46
Interactive Narratives
The Tribe
130 25
Wonderful World End
82 42
Alive
180 34
The Kindergarten Teacher 120 37
Centerpiece: The End 106 7
of the Tour
T-Rex
87 27
Flapping in the 99 24
Middle of Nowhere
7 Chinese Brothers
75 18
A German Youth
92 26
Welcome, Space 120 *11
Brothers: The Films of
the Unarius Academy of
Science with Jodi Wille
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How to Smell a Rose: 84* 20
A Visit with Ricky Leacock
in Normandy
Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey 95 27
Sworn Virgin
84 25
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95 39
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12:45 The Diplomat
104 15
1:00 Mel Novikoff Award: 218 *10
Lenny Borger: Monte-Cristo
1:15 NN
95 39
1:30 Shorts 3: Animation
74* 33
3:30 A Hard Day
111 37
3:45 Western
93 32
4:00 Court
116 24
6:15 Theory of Obscurity:
87 41
a film about The Residents
6:30 State of Cinema Address: 60* 11
Douglas Trumbull
6:30 Sunday Ball
70 27
7:00 Chef’s Table
100 14
8:30 Meru
89 38
8:45 Run
102 24
9:00 Magical Girl
127 38
9:15 Bota
104 23
CLAY
1:00 3:00 6:45 9:30 A Few Cubic Meters
of Love
Of Men and War
Advantageous
The Wolfpack
BAM / PFA
2:00 4:15 6:30 8:30 Romeo Is Bleeding
Very Semi-Serious
Nothing But a Dream: Experimental Shorts
El Cordero
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90 24
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Love & Mercy
120 17
Chef’s Table
100 14
The Iron Ministry
83 26
Welcome to Me
86 18
How to Smell a Rose: 84* 20
A Visit with Ricky Leacock
in Normandy
Democrats
100 26
Vincent
76 25
Of Men and War
142 27
Deep Web
100 36
Shorts 4: New Visions
75* 33
Western
93 32
CLAY
6:30 T-Rex
9:00 The Tribe
BAM / PFA25
6:30 Beats of the Antonov
8:30 Sworn Virgin
87 27
130 25
68 26
84 25
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A Few Cubic Meters
90 24
of Love
Mr. Holmes
103 17
Magical Girl
127 38
A German Youth
92 26
Murder in Pacot
130 21
Shorts 2
100* 32
The Kindergarten Teacher 120 37
Advantageous
97 34
Shorts 1
100 32
CLAY
6:30 Very Semi-Serious
9:00 When Animals Dream
86 27
85 42
CASTRO
8:00 Cibo Matto New Scene 85 *13
BAM / PFA
6:30 Sunday Ball
8:20 Of Men and War
142 27
97 34
89 32
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WEDNESDAY
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Advantageous
97 34
Deep Web
100 36
Welcome to Me
86 18
3 1/2 Minutes
98 41
Tangerine
87 40
Kronos Quartet Beyond 60 *13
Zero: 1914-1918
When Animals Dream 85 42
Alive
180 34
Quitters
94 39
Magical Girl
127 38
CLAY
9:30 Democrats
BAM / PFA
6:30 Court
8:50 Meru
100 26
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5:30 5:45 6:00 8:15 8:30 8:45 Quitters
Alive
Meru
Tangerine
3 1/2 Minutes
The Wolfpack
Bota
El Cordero
Sunday Ball
A Hard Day
CLAY
6:15 Vincent
8:30 Sworn Virgin
C L O S I N G
116 24
89 38
CASTRO
7:00 Experimenter 70 27
142 27
BAM / PFA
6:30 T-Rex
8:40 Run
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87
98
89
104
90
70
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38
40
41
32
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23
27
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76 25
84 25
N I G H T
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7
87 27
102 24
93 39
86 27
75* 45
90 23
8:00 Brandy in the Wilderness 69 19
11:00 The World of Kanako
118 44
BAM / PFA
3:15 Democrats
5:40 Western
8:00 Murder in Pacot
100 26
93 32
130 21
* Denotes Total Running Time
Liquor laws will fully restrict attendance after 6pm on weekdays and weekends in House 3 and House
4 of the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas to patrons over 21 years of age. Additionally, Patrons under 21
must sit in the orchestra section for all shows in House 1. Please be ready to present valid photo ID.
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WESTERN
THE WOLFPACK
Turner Ross, Bill Ross IV
Crystal Moselle
This intimate, observational documentary portrait of the US-Mexico
border focuses on two Eagle Pass, TX, residents—cattleman Martin
Wall and Mayor Chad Foster—and follows the strains in the border
town’s relationship to its sister city, Piedras Negras, Mexico. As drug
cartel violence moves into the region and threatens to spin out of
control, US Federal policies made a thousand miles away shut down
commerce and further test an already delicate balance.
(USA 2015, 93 min)
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
MAY 2
MAY 3
MAY 4
5:40 3:45 9:30 BAM/PFA
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This Sundance Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner intimately
focuses on the charming and insightful Angulo brothers, who range
in age from 16 to 24. Because the brothers have been kept isolated
within their family’s apartment, only homeschooling, DVDs and fear
of the outside world—epitomized by their bizarre reenactments of
famous films—inform their reality. When one brother sneaks away
from home and eventually convinces his siblings to join him, their
shared truth is threatened with endlessly surprising results. (USA
2015, 89 min)
SUNDAY
THURSDAY
MAY 3
MAY 7
9:30 5:45 CLAY
KABUKI
SHORTS 3: ANIMATION
SHORTS 4: NEW VISIONS
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For titles of individual films in this shorts program, please visit festival.sffs.org.
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
SUNDAY
MONDAY
This collection of short animated films includes CGI, cel, handdrawn and stop-motion techniques that present the hilarious,
strange and touching visions of artists from around the world. In a
program that includes new works by Don Hertzfeldt, David OReilly,
Kelly Sears and Bill Plympton, viewers will, among other things,
experience the psychological frailty of an insecure horse, the
emptiness of deep space and will receive paranoid tips on what to do
in case of emergency. (TRT 74 min)
APRIL 25
MAY 3
9:30 1:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
An eclectic array of experimental short films and videos that points
to new filmic terrain and new approaches to subjectivity, narrative,
history and form. From the beautiful choreography in Arrowed, NO
ID and Blackout to the abstract beauty of Stream 5 and Picture
Particles, and including master makers such as Jay Rosenblatt and
Ben Russell, these challenging and thoughtful shorts reestablish
the inherent power in motion pictures to create moving experiences.
(TRT 75 min)
APRIL 26
MAY 4
6:45 9:15 KABUKI
KABUKI
SHO RTS
SHORTS 1
Take a trip around the world, into the future and back to the past,
with this distinct selection of narrative and documentary shorts.
Whether it be a bowling championship, the inside of a bus or Iran
during the 1979 revolution, these filmmakers ground their work in a
specific sense of place to tell their sometimes funny, sometimes sad
but always compelling human stories. (TRT 100 min)
For titles of individual films in this shorts program, please visit festival.sffs.org.
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
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MAY 5
6:15 9:45 KABUKI
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SHORTS 2
Unexpected shifts in life and community are presented in a variety of
ways—from the sublime to the ridiculous—in these seven inventive
narrative and documentary shorts. The poetic ruminations of elders
living in Scotland and Hong Kong expose the realities of aging and
displacement while a painter and a wannabe chemist cope with loss
in imaginative and bizarre ways. (TRT 100 min)
For titles of individual films in this shorts program, please visit festival.sffs.org.
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 26
MAY 5
9:15 6:45 G O L D E N G AT E AWA R D C O M P E T I T I O N S - D O C U M E N TA R I E S / S H O R T S
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SHORTS 5: FAMILY FILMS
A cavalcade of stories that is sure to please the smallest members
of your family as well as the young at heart and those in-between;
there’s something here for everyone. Even the most discerning
tastes should be satisfied with this mixture of adventure, volcanic
eruptions, family drama, exotic locales, Broadway showstoppers,
high-flying explorers, performing bovines, inquisitive trees and every
style of animation that you could ever hope to see. Recommended
for ages 6 and up. (TRT 72 min)
SHORTS 6: YOUTH WORKS
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For titles of individual films in this shorts program, please visit festival.sffs.org.
SUNDAY
SATURDAY
APRIL 26
10:00 AM
KABUKI
This collection of accomplished short documentary, narrative, and
animated films will leave you confident that the future of cinema
is very much alive and well. Come experience a cinematic world
full of new ideas, fresh perspectives, masterful technical skills and
unique visions unclouded by age and cynicism. Just think, someday
you could say you knew these rising stars before they were famous!
Recommended for ages 11 and up. (TRT 78 min)
APRIL 25
11:00 AM
KABUKI
G O L D E N G AT E AWA R D C O M P E T I T I O N S - S H O R T S
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DOC
SFFS/KRF SUPPORTED
GLOBAL
VISIONS
An in-depth exploration of the current moment
in filmmaking from every corner of the planet,
Global Visions takes audiences on a cinematic
journey that starts right here at home and goes
anywhere films are made. Often yielding
unexpected delights, this section provides an
opportunity for audiences to immerse
themselves in a variety of cultures and travel
the world from the comfort of a theater seat.
ADVANTAGEOUS
ALL OF ME
BLACK COAL, THIN ICE
Jennifer Phang
Arturo González Villaseñor
Diao Yinan
Set in the near-future, Advantageous (winner of a special jury
prize at the Sundance Film Festival) focuses on Gwen Koh, a single
mother whose aspirations for her daughter drive her to the precipice
of a fraught decision. Including eerie and ingenious low-key special
effects and a deliciously understated performance by Jacqueline
Kim, this sci-fi film is rife with underlying tension and lyrical
beauties that perfectly match the urban dystopian atmosphere of
quiet desperation. (USA 2015, 97 min)
SUNDAY
MAY 3
TUESDAY
MAY 5
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
6:45 9:15 1:00 CLAY
KABUKI
KABUKI
APRIL 26
APRIL 28
MAY 1
1:15 9:00 6:30 CLAY
KABUKI
BAM/PFA
SATURDAY APRIL 25
MONDAY
APRIL 27
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
ALIVE
A BORROWED IDENTITY
CALL ME LUCKY
Park Jung-bum
Eran Riklis
Bobcat Goldthwait
SATURDAY MAY 2
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
THURSDAY MAY 7
G LO B A L V I S I O N S
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
FRIDAY
Both tense whodunnit and layered character study, Diao Yinan’s
Berlin Golden Bear winner spans five years in the life of a troubled
cop who can’t shake his experiences working a particularly
gruesome serial-killer case. A carefully plotted film noir packed
with twists and offbeat moments, it also boasts a scorching
breakout lead performance by Liao Fan. (China/Hong Kong 2014,
106 min)
6:30 6:00 9:15 BAM/PFA
CLAY
KABUKI
DOC
Park Jung-bum, one of Korea’s most acclaimed young directors,
writes, directs and stars in this unflinching look at a man in a
remote mountain village struggling to improve his lot in life and take
care of his emotionally disturbed sister and her young daughter.
Park does not waste a single moment of his film’s nearly three-hour
running time, delivering an intimate, yet emotionally epic tale of
people living on the fringes of their own dreams. (South Korea 2014,
180 min)
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Since 1995, the Patronas, a group of women in southern Mexico,
prepare food and drinking water in large quantities to hand out
as the train known as “The Beast” speeds by carrying men and
boys from Central America to the US border. This deeply moving
documentary allows the women to tell their stories, reluctantly at
first, then eloquently and with enormous heart. (Mexico 2014, 90
min)
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As the first Arab accepted to a prestigious Jewish boarding school
in Jerusalem, young Eyad struggles between two antagonistic
worlds to secure an identity and a purpose for himself. Along the
way, he encounters cultural prejudice, personal compromise, first
love and true friendship in this beautifully realized transitional
story—adapted from Israeli-Arab author Sayed Kashua’s semiautobiographical novel—tracing the already complicated journey
from childhood to adulthood during an intense era of conflict in
Israel’s recent past. (Israel/Germany/France 2014, 104 min)
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
APRIL 26
APRIL 28
APRIL 30
5:45 1:00 8:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
BAM/PFA
Director Bobcat Goldthwait chronicles the life and work of Barry
Crimmins, a key figure of Boston’s 1980s comedy scene turned
political satirist and activist. Through wonderful archival footage and
interviews of comedic luminaries such as Stephen Wright and Marc
Maron, this documentary demonstrates his protagonist’s hilarious
and devastating powers—whether skewering unjust US policy on
stage or petitioning to protect children’s rights from the floor of
Congress—and in a surprisingly raw twist, reveals Crimmins’ painful
personal past. (USA 2015, 107 min)
SATURDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 25
APRIL 27
APRIL 28
6:45 3:30 9:30 KABUKI
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DOC
THE DARK HORSE
FIDELIO: ALICE’S ODYSSEY
A HARD DAY
James Napier Robertson
Lucie Borleteau
Kim Seong-hun
In this moving, tenderly wrought film based on a true story, a former
national chess champion with bipolar disorder comes to volunteer at
a chess club geared toward underserved children in his community.
As his relationship with the kids evolves into a powerful part of their
lives, dangerous tensions within his own family threaten to upset a
fragile equilibrium. (New Zealand 2014, 124 min)
Working in the macho world of sailors, ship engineer Alice is an
expert in her field and fully in command of her sexuality as well.
When she comes up against the classic double standard after an
affair with the ship’s captain, she risks the taunts of her peers
and reprimands of her superiors. First-time director Borleteau
offers a compellingly acted portrait of a woman who dares to
subvert conservative notions of female behavior in a male-oriented
workplace. (France 2014, 95 min)
In a mad dash from his mother’s funeral back to the station to
head off an internal affairs investigator, detective Ko (played by
Hong Sang-soo regular Lee Sun-kyun) hits and kills a man on a
dark roadside. Stashing the body in the trunk is not the first or last
of his bad decisions. Eschewing effects for finely tuned chases,
intricate set pieces and corkscrew plot twists, Kim Seong-hun’s
expertly paced thriller merges action and dark humor to deliriously
entertaining effect. (South Korea 2014, 111 min)
DEEP WEB
SATURDAY
MONDAY
APRIL 25
APRIL 27
3:00 6:45 CLAY
KABUKI
DOC
Alex Winter
Director Alex Winter lucidly investigates the implications of
online technologies and the grey legal areas of anonymous
communications and commerce by focusing on the history and
demise of online black market website Silk Road. In addition to
documenting the federal trial of Silk Road’s purported founder
and owner, San Francisco-based Ross Ulbricht—allegedly known
to Silk Road’s users as the Dread Pirate Roberts—Winter weaves
in the perspectives of futurists, journalists and legal experts in the
mesmerizing documentary about our online lives. (USA 2015,
100 min)
MONDAY
MAY 4
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
9:00 2:00 They were Harvard eggheads and willful eccentrics who
singlehandedly changed the face of American humor forever.
Douglas Tirola’s look at the rise and fall of The National Lampoon
charts the moment when bad taste became big business and the
barbarians at the gates became superstars. Compiling neverbefore-seen clips featuring John Belushi, Bill Murray and many
other notables alongside interviews with Lampoon’s living founders,
it’s a wild ride through the glory days of gross-out comedy—one
that’s both funny and twisted. (USA 2014, 93 min)
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SUNDAY
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9:30 9:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
Alex Winter,
Director of Deep Web
APRIL 30
MAY 2
9:30 3:30 KABUKI
CLAY
SUNDAY
THURSDAY
MAY 3
MAY 7
3:30 8:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
DOC
KABUKI
KABUKI
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE
NATIONAL LAMPOON
Douglas Tirola
THURSDAY
SATURDAY
Following the May 4 screening of Deep
Web will be an in-depth discussion
of the current states of surveillance,
privacy and journalism and where they
intersect online. Guests will include the
film’s director Alex Winter, Electronic
Frontier Foundation (EFF) Legal Director
Cindy Cohn and journalist/illustrator
Susie Cagle, who covered the trial of
Ross Ulbricht for Forbes.
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THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Nadav Lapid
Joshua Oppenheimer
Yoav, a five-year-old boy, utters stunningly beautiful and
mysteriously adult poetry. His teacher Nira, finding magic in his
words, seeks to both protect and advance her prodigy’s talent. A
lyrical camera style interrupts and challenges this drama that is at
once both fascinating and unsettling. (Israel/France 2014, 120 min)
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
TUESDAY
MAY 1
MAY 2
MAY 5
3:00 6:15 8:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
In this companion to The Act of Killing (SFIFF 2013), Joshua
Oppenheimer widens his groundbreaking documentary examination
of the political violence that roiled Indonesia in 1965. The film
follows a gentle optometrist as he confronts perpetrators with their
crimes—among them, the vicious murder of his brother. A startling
and grave work sure to be discussed for years to come, The Look of
Silence bears complex witness to the intolerable absence of truth
and reconciliation. (Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/United
Kingdom 2014, 99 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 26
6:15 8:30 CLAY
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LUNA
MAGICAL GIRL
NN
QUITTERS
Dave McKean
Carlos Vermut
Héctor Gálvez
Noah Pritzker
A beguiling and bracing work of dramatic fantasy, Luna melds the
messy interpersonal relationships among a quartet of friends with
vividly illustrated flights of imagination. In tracing the emotional and
psychological states of each of the four main characters, multitalented filmmaker/animator Dave McKean unleashes a panoply of
bold images and nightmarish visions. (UK 2014, 104 min)
FRIDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 28
6:30 9:00 KABUKI
CLAY
DOC
Hoping to acquire a special gift for his sick daughter, a desperate
father comes in contact with a disturbed married woman who might
be the catalyst for his plan in this tense and deeply unsettling work.
Delightfully exploding genres and replete with allusions to de Sade
and the Grand Guignol, Magical Girl is at once a heartbreaking tale
of grief, a tense thriller and a deeply unsettling film noir. (Spain/
France 2014, 127 min)
SUNDAY
MAY 3
TUESDAY
MAY 5
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
9:00 3:00 9:15 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
A team of forensic investigators in the Peruvian countryside digs
up the remains of persons who were murdered during the brutal
Fujimori Era of the 1980s and ’90s. The process of identifying
one particular set of bones becomes an agonizing experience for
the woman who claims they belong to her husband and for the
investigator who has to go by the facts. Suffering, injustice and
peace of mind are pitted against scientific truths with no easy
answers in this engrossing, expertly paced drama. (Peru/Colombia/
Germany/France 2014, 95 min)
THURSDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 30
MAY 2
MAY 3
6:30 8:30 1:15 BAM/PFA
CLAY
KABUKI
DOC
Sly San Francisco teen Clark Rayman is navigating life pretty well
between an aloof dad and a pill-addled mom until she checks in for
rehab and his father tries on the role of disciplinarian. Clark decides
to find a new place to live and a new family in the process. Noah
Pritzker’s auspicious debut echoes the precise wit and knowing
whimsy of Noah Baumbach and Whit Stillman, but with a specific
and charming Bay Area sensibility. (USA 2014, 94 min)
FRIDAY
MAY 1
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
THURSDAY MAY 7
9:00 9:00 1:00 CLAY
KABUKI
KABUKI
DOC
SFFS SUPPORTED
MAIDAN
MERU
RED AMNESIA
ROMEO IS BLEEDING
Sergei Loznitsa
Jimmy Chin, E. Chai Vasarhelyi
Wang Xiaoshuai
Jason Zeldes
Maidan is not a standard journalistic report about the civil riots in
Kiev’s Maidan square challenging pro-Russian President Viktor
Yanukovych. Structured solely through extended fixed shots filmed
over a period of three months, the film tracks the trajectory from
peaceful poetry-filled protest to violent confrontation with formalist
rigor. By placing the viewer in the midst of the masses without the
guideposts of expert commentary or central personalities, Maidan
provides an immersive experience and a bracing and timeless portrait
of protest and revolution. (Ukraine/Netherlands 2014, 133 min)
SUNDAY
APRIL 26
MONDAY
APRIL 27
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
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Featuring jaw-droppingly beautiful cinematography and
photographed in one of the remotest places on earth, Meru is a
hybrid of gorgeous nature photography and riveting nonfiction
storytelling. With direct access to the trials, drive and anxieties of its
renowned mountain climbing subjects, this Sundance Documentary
Award winner presents a thrilling look at the years-long project of
ascending Mount Meru, a 21,000 ft. Himalayan peak, considered one
of the world’s most dangerous and technically difficult climbs. (USA
2015, 89 min)
SUNDAY
MAY 3
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
THURSDAY MAY 7
8:30 8:50 3:00 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
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Deng, a retired widow, tries to care for her family, though her sons
protest her “intrusions” into their personal lives. When mysterious
phone calls and other strange occurrences disrupt her daily routine,
she wonders, who—if anyone—might be coming after her. In this
unsettling thriller set in contemporary China, Wang Xiaoshuai
explores the political and personal consequences of memory, and
traces the blurred lines between those who remember their past,
and those who choose to forget. (China 2014, 110 min)
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
THURSDAY
APRIL 26
APRIL 28
APRIL 30
6:00 6:30 8:45 CLAY
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Bay Area poet Donté Clark’s efforts to heal a community reeling
from violence form the core of this inspiring documentary. With
the help of teacher/mentor Molly Raynor, Clark collaborates with
African American teenagers from the RAW (Richmond Art Wave)
Talent project to adapt Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to modernday Richmond, a community facing long-standing and overwhelming
issues of gang violence. A special World Premiere screening will
take place at El Cerrito High School, a venue that is featured in the
film. (USA 2015, 93 min)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
FRIDAY
MAY 1
SUNDAY
MAY 3
7:30 6:30 2:00 EL CERRITO HS
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DOC
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SAND DOLLARS
THE SECOND MOTHER
THEORY OF OBSCURITY: A FILM ABOUT THE RESIDENTS
Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Anna Muylaert
Don Hardy
In a small seaside city in the Dominican Republic, a local in her
early 20s navigates a complicated romance with a wealthy, much
older woman, whose drifting expat existence forms a counterpoint
to her young lover’s daily hustle. Quiet tensions underlie the
film’s measured, often melancholy exploration of the cultural
intersections resulting from the island tourism trade. (Dominican
Republic/Argentina/Mexico 2014, 85 min)
SATURDAY APRIL 25
MONDAY
APRIL 27
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
1:45 8:30 2:00 KABUKI
CLAY
KABUKI
Val (portrayed magnificently by Regina Casé) is a devoted live-in
housemaid for an upper middle-class family in São Paulo. When her
estranged daughter arrives from their hometown to take university
entrance exams, tension in the household rises as the unspoken
class divide becomes uncomfortably clear in this measured, finely
detailed drama. (Brazil 2015, 111 min)
SUNDAY
FRIDAY
APRIL 26
MAY 1
3:30 6:15 KABUKI
KABUKI
Covering the origins, history, philosophy, business and maybe, but
probably not, the identities of the world’s most famous anonymous
band, San Francisco’s The Residents, Theory of Obscurity weaves
wonderful archival artifacts, recordings of live shows and interviews
with those influenced by the band, including Matt Groening, Les
Claypool and Penn Jillette. It is the perfect primer for the curious
and a must for fans of one of the most unique and infamous musical
projects ever undertaken. (USA 2015, 87 min)
SATURDAY
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
APRIL 25
MAY 1
MAY 3
8:45 9:00 6:15 BAM/PFA
KABUKI
KABUKI
3 1/2 MINUTES
Marc Silver
The “loud music” murder trial of Michael Dunn—a middle-aged
white Floridian who in 2012 fired his gun into a car carrying
four unarmed black teens, killing Jordan Davis—is the utterly
timely subject of Marc Silver’s discerning and deeply stirring
documentary. Silver never over-dramatizes but rather humanizes
the event, powerfully pinpointing the essentials in a sensational
news story, while chronicling its role in a reenergized civil rights
movement. (USA 2015, 98 min)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
TANGERINE
TWO SHOTS FIRED
Dietrich Brüggemann
Sean Baker
Martín Rejtman
Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Script at the Berlin Film Festival,
Stations of the Cross follows 14-year-old Maria as she wrestles with
the spiritual demands of her family’s traditionalist Catholic sect.
Modeled on the eponymous path of Christ to his crucifixion, this
stylistically contained film—a series of mostly fixed shots—blends
formal rigor with a sustained inquiry into religious fanaticism,
adolescent yearning and the nature of faith. (Germany 2014, 110
min)
FRIDAY
MONDAY
40
APRIL 24
APRIL 27
G LO B A L V I S I O N S
6:00 8:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
Sin-Dee is on a tear. Fresh out of prison, she’s heard from her friend
Alexandra that her man Chester has been hanging out with another
woman, and whichever one she finds first had better watch out.
One of the most talked-about movies at this year’s Sundance Film
Festival, Sean Baker’s open-hearted ode to outsiders lets its two
stigma-busting trans stars take the lead in a madcap adventure that
cuts across the sunbaked neighborhoods and subcultures of Los
Angeles. (USA, 87 min)
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
THURSDAY MAY 7
6:15 3:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
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Argentine filmmaker and short story writer Martín Rejtman’s first
feature in 10 years is a slyly funny low-key existential comedy for
fans of films like Stranger than Paradise and Slacker. As the
film’s ever-evolving story follows an intersecting group of teenage
and adult characters, it upends narrative expectations about the
significance of individual events and offers instead careful, amused
observation of how we all get through life, one thing after the other.
(Argentina/Chile/Germany/Netherlands 2014, 104 min)
TUESDAY
APRIL 28
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
THURSDAY APRIL 30
8:40 6:30 1:00 BAM/PFA
KABUKI
KABUKI
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
THURSDAY MAY 7
Alison Parker
6:45 4:00 5:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
The April 29 screening will include a
special Q&A in collaboration with Human
Rights Watch, featuring members of the
3 1/2 Minutes filmmaking team and Alison
Parker, Director of Human Rights Watch’s US
Program. Parker is responsible for guiding
Human Rights Watch’s work on human
rights and the US criminal justice system,
victim’s rights, counterterrorism policy and
the rights of immigrants in the United States.
G LO B A L V I S I O N S
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UNEXPECTED
WHEN ANIMALS DREAM
Kris Swanberg
Jonas Alexander Arnby
The low-key realism of Kris Swanberg’s heartfelt drama
Unexpected allows her to explore large social issues with great
intimacy. With her inner-city high school on the brink of closure,
teacher Samantha Abbot (Colbie Smulders) is at a crossroads in her
life, and her unplanned pregnancy isn’t making things any easier.
When she learns her favorite student Jasmine is pregnant, too,
Samantha decides to focus all her attention on helping her young
friend—whether Jasmine wants it, or not. (USA 2015, 87 min)
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
FRIDAY
MAY 1
6:30 6:00 CLAY
KABUKI
With a stark visual composition that evokes Andrew Wyeth’s
paintings and a clever storyline recalling Let the Right One In, this
restrained and creepy coming-of-age drama tells the story of a timid
village teenager who uncovers some dark family secrets when she
hits puberty and begins to sprout strange patches of hair. Arnby’s
eerie debut intertwines monster movie references with a clever
allegory concerning social anxieties and female sexuality. (Denmark
2014, 85 min)
TUESDAY
MAY 5
WEDNESDAY MAY 6
9:00 6:45 CLAY
KABUKI
DARK
W A V E
Jon Watts
In director Jon Watts’ delightful throwback thriller, two goodnatured but slightly mischievous young boys are having an awesome
summer day in the countryside. When they stumble across an
abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade and decide to go for a
quick joyride, their bad decision leads to brutal consequences. (USA
2014, 88 min)
FRIDAY
APRIL 24
11:00 THE WONDERS
THE EDITOR
Daigo Matsui
Alice Rohrwacher
Adam Brooks, Matthew Kennedy
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
APRIL 30
MAY 1
MAY 2
G LO B A L V I S I O N S
4:00 8:45 4:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
Just as the wife and four young daughters of a hard-driving
beekeeper begin to chafe against their arduous, isolated life, a glitzy
national TV show announces a contest for local farmers. Humor,
conflict and the familiar pangs of early adolescence are deftly woven
into this slice of rural Italian life. Alice Rohrwacher’s second feature
won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival last year. (Italy/
Switzerland/Germany 2014, 110 min)
SATURDAY APRIL 25
SUNDAY
APRIL 26
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
8:45 1:00 6:30 CLAY
KABUKI
BAM/PFA
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ROXIE
Guest curated and co-hosted by Alamo
Drafthouse’s Tim League, Dark Wave serves up
late-night celebrations of fan-favorite genres
delivering thrills, chills and laughs for festivalgoers interested in the darker side of world
cinema. This is where one will find the latest
independent and international horror and sci-fi
films, thrillers, gangster flicks, pitch-black
comedies and just about anything with an edge.
WONDERFUL WORLD END
Seventeen-year-old Shiori works hard to attract followers on her
video blog and has a sleazy agent to help build her acting career.
At a promotional event, she befriends a shy but strange fan who
quietly begins to infiltrate her life. This inventive teenage All About
Eve-gone-wacky gives itself over to both the spirit and modes of
expression of its protagonists; emoji, text messages and candycolored fantasies invade the screen in an unabashed teen-culture
takeover. (Japan 2014, 82 min)
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COP CAR
From the fantastic team behind Father’s Day and Manborg comes
a loving tribute to the giallo films of the 1970s. The Editor is a
distillation of the best and the most sublimely ridiculous bits of this
unique, largely Italian-made thriller-erotica-horror genre associated
with filmmakers Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci and others. It’s packed
with cult actors, including Udo Kier, Laurence Harvey, Tristan Risk
and Paz de la Huerta in one hilarious, visually stunning, politically
incorrect and violent whole. (Canada 2014, 99 min)
FRIDAY
MAY 1
11:00 ROXIE
DA R K WAV E
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GOODNIGHT MOMMY
Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
A mother needs absolute calm to recover from plastic surgery and
becomes increasingly and borderline abusive with her free-spirited
children. They in turn begin to suspect that something might not
be altogether right with her since the procedure, and the stakes
between them begin to ratchet up. With slow-burning tension that
excruciatingly intensifies from first frame to final credits, Goodnight
Mommy will leave genre fans both exhilarated and wrung out.
(Austria 2014, 100 min)
SATURDAY
FRIDAY
APRIL 25
MAY 1
11:00 4:00 ROXIE
CLAY
VANGUARD
Featuring unusual, unique and sometimes
challenging new work from film’s bravest and
boldest artists, Vanguard probes the limits of
cinematic expression and shows audiences
something new. Including experimental work
from emerging artists and explorations of form
by established film pioneers, this section is not
necessarily for the casual moviegoer.
ENTERTAINMENT
H.
Rick Alverson
Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
Beautifully photographed and rife with equal amounts pitch-black
humor and deep sadness, Rick Alverson’s follow up to The Comedy
features a repellent performer (alternative stand-up comedian Neil
Hamburger) earnestly searching for connection but repulsed by
the soulless culture he perceives around him. Touring the Mojave
Desert area, The Comedian plays tiny rooms during the evenings
and contemplates the ruinous western landscape during the days,
along the way falling into achingly awkward and frighteningly alien
situations. (​ USA 2015, 98 min)
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
MONDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 25
APRIL 27
4:15 9:45 9:30 KABUKI
KABUKI
KABUKI
Challenging our ideas about connected story lines, H. envisions a
world thrown out of balance by a possible astronomical event. When
something falls from the sky and explodes over Troy, NY, there
follows a rash of strange apparent effects. People are reported
missing throughout the city. Weird weather is witnessed. And the
fates of two women, unknown to one another and both named
Helen, are entwined. (USA/Argentina 2015, 97 min)
FRIDAY
SUNDAY
TUESDAY
APRIL 24
APRIL 26
APRIL 28
9:45 1:15 6:45 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
KABUKI
DOC
SFFS SUPPORTED
THE WORLD OF KANAKO
NOTHING BUT A DREAM: EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
Tetsuya Nakashima
A disgraced former police investigator seeks redemption by trying
to find his lost daughter but discovers she may have secrets
that rival his own. Based on Akio Fukamachi’s 2004 mystery
novel Hateshinaki Kawaki, the pitch-black The World of Kanako
combines a ‘70s sense of exploitation action with modern violent
thriller sequences and a touch of unexpected humor. (Japan 2014,
118 min)
In the impossible spaces and eerie places of these nine
experimental films, birds fill the sky and then disappear, a parrot
barks, people and animals are transformed. Color leaps from the
frame—the glow of an ancient forest, the spectacle of fireworks, the
dazzling play of abstraction. Is it nothing but a dream? Featuring
work by Vanessa Renwick, Shambhavi Kaul, T. Marie, Zachary Epcar,
Leslie Thornton, Janie Geiser, Ryan Marino, Jennifer Reeves and
Mike Gibisser. (TRT 75 min)
THE ROYAL ROAD
Jenni Olson
San Francisco director Jenni Olson’s second feature-length film
solidifies her standing as a major voice in the use of film as personal
essay. Primarily composed of two elements—Olson’s self-revealing
voiceover narration and long takes of beautifully composed urban
landscapes shot on vibrant 16mm film—the film’s spare approach
belies a sly and bountiful complexity as it burrows into the endlessly
mineable terrains of history and memory. (USA 2015, 65 min)
For titles of individual films in this shorts program, please visit festival.sffs.org.
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11:00 DA R K WAV E / VA N G UA R D
ROXIE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
SUNDAY
MAY 3
9:30 6:30 KABUKI
BAM/PFA
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29
THURSDAY APRIL 30
6:15 8:45 KABUKI
KABUKI
VA N G UA R D
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MASTER CLASSES
CINEMA BY THE BAY
SFIFF’s Master Classes provide opportunities for intimate, engaging interactions with filmmakers and top industry professionals,
who will share special insights with inquisitive festival-goers with workshops, interactive presentations and talks. Looking to get
answers about the filmmaking process from an expert in the field? This could be your chance.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 4:00PM
CINE M A VISIONARIE S: AL E X GIBNE Y
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$13 member, $15 general
San Francisco Film Society proudly joins California College of the Arts as co-presenter
of the Cinema Visionaries series, an ongoing program featuring key filmmakers in
conversation with CCA students and a public audience. For our inaugural collaboration,
we welcome the impressively prolific Academy-Award winning documentarian Alex
Gibney to discuss his career and new film, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Hosted and moderated by filmmaker Rob Epstein, co-chair of the Film program at
CCA, and Noah Cowan, Executive Director of SFFS. (80 min)
The Cinema Visionaries series at CCA is supported by Carla Emile and Rich Silverstein​
SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2:00PM
D IS COVE RING CHARACTE RS IN PIXAR’S L AVA :
A SCUL PTING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
The Walt Disney Family Museum
$20 member, $25 general
Join Pixar Animation Studios director James Ford Murphy for a screening and discussion
about his new animated short Lava. Murphy and Pixar sculptor Greg Dykstra will show how
their creative collaboration helped develop the volcanic characters of the film. Using basic
sculpting techniques, Murphy and Dykstra will then teach participants how to bring their
own characters to life. Students will also have the opportunity to explore The Walt Disney
Family Museum’s galleries to find artwork from the collection to inspire their projects.
This program is for kids only, ages 8–15. This is a drop-off class.
Ticket price does not include museum admission after class is complete.
Presented in partnership with The Walt Disney Family Museum.
SATURDAY, MAY 2, 3:00PM
D ESIGNING INTE RACTIVE NARRATIVE S
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$13 member, $15 general
Storytellers have always experimented with forms and technologies to incorporate
the desires and choices of audiences, readers and spectators into their works. Way
beyond those wonderful choose-your-own-adventure books, today’s interactive
narratives harness the powers of cutting-edge media technologies and the
ingenious strategies of forward-thinking artists to produce nimble, immersive, sitespecific story worlds. We will focus on three unique approaches to interactive video,
audio events and writing: Yoni Bloch will detail his company Interlude’s approach
to their incredibly successful interactive videos, Ben Adair of Detour will unpack
the newest exciting developments in place-based audio tours, Michael Epstein of
Walking Cinema will discuss interactive events and Eli Horowitz will reveal how he is
transforming the novel into a time-based reading experience. (80 min)
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WORLD CINEMA SPOTLIGHT
S O U N D S OF C I N EM A
The San Francisco Film Society celebrates
Bay Area filmmaking by providing a window
into the region’s film culture and practice
at its best. Featuring exceptional new
work made in and about the Bay Area, this
Cinema by the Bay listing includes features,
shorts, narratives and documentaries from
well-known and emerging local talent.
Features
Advantageous
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of
the Revolution
Deep Web
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with
Ricky Leacock in Normandy
Of Men and War
Quitters
Romeo is Bleeding
The Royal Road
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
T-Rex Theory of Obscurity: a film about
The Residents
Very Semi-Serious
Shorts The Box
Discussion Questions Ed & Pauline Hotel 22 Lava A Long Way from Home Not Just a Tree: Friends of the Urban Forest
Stranded
Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon
Time Quest Tradesman’s Exit Under the Heat Lamp an Opening
West is San Francisco:
A Symphony in Kodachrome Supported by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, the Festival’s
World Cinema Spotlight calls attention to a
current trend in international filmmaking,
bringing light to hot topics, reinvigorated
genres, underappreciated filmmakers and
national cinemas.
Since it was played live with silents,
music has been an integral part of the
motion picture experience, and music
and musicians have remained popular
subjects for both fiction and non-fiction
filmmakers. This year’s Festival spotlight
highlights the enduring popularity of music
in movies. Five films examine unique styles
of popular music and focus on bold and
uncompromising musicians. From revealing
unique views of iconic performers like Brian
Wilson and Nina Simone to documenting the
residents of the war-ravaged border regions
of Sudan where music is a force for cultural
preservation and resilience, these movies
illuminate the powerful role that music can
play in cinema and in our lives.
F I L M S I N T H E WO R L D C I N E M A S P OT L I G H T
Beats of the Antonov
Hajooj Kuka, Sudan/South Africa
Eden
Mia Hansen-Løve, France
Love & Mercy
Bill Pohlad, USA
Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents
Don Hardy, USA
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Liz Garbus, USA
World Cinema Spotlight Sponsor
C I N E M A BY T H E B AY / WO R L D C I N E M A S P OT L I G H T
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FILMMAKER360
A B O U T S F F S E D U C AT I O N PHOTO BY ERIN LUBIN
From the SFFS / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant—
which has disbursed over $3 million and is the largest cash grant
program for narrative features in the US—to the newly launched
SFFS Producers Initiative and Women Filmmaker Fellowship, the
Film Society is steadfast in its support of exceptional films in all
stages of production. Through a combination of financial support,
mentorship opportunities and industry connections, the Film Society
nurtures a growing community of narrative filmmakers in the Bay
Area and beyond.
D O CU M E N TARY G R A N TS & P R O G RAM S
The Film Society is dedicated in its support of emerging and
established documentary filmmakers. Through its long-running
project development program, Filmmaker360 provides fiscal
sponsorship and one-on-one consultation services designed to
help filmmakers through the process of getting their docs funded,
made and seen. The SFFS Documentary Film Fund supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling
stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.
Since 2011, more than $375,000 has been disbursed to documentary filmmakers nationwide.
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FILMMAKER360
FILMHOUSE
The SFFS FilmHouse Residency program provides critical direct
support to local and visiting feature filmmakers by providing free
workspace while fostering a thriving creative community that encourages collaboration, resource sharing, peer-to-peer feedback
and networking opportunities. FilmHouse functions as a vibrant
workshop and creative hub for filmmakers working in various
stages of production, and serves as a perfect brick-and-mortar
representation of the innovative support offered by Filmmaker360.
The Film Society’s deep commitment to education through film touches the lives of more than 11,000 Bay Area students and teachers
each year. Our youth programs provide film literacy opportunities to K–12 students through screenings, filmmaker classroom visits,
artist residencies, teacher trainings, curriculum resources and our online open educational resource FilmEd. For college-aged film
students, we offer a series of creative, educational, social and professional opportunities to help them transition from the academic
arena to the professional world. SFFS Education recognizes the inherent value of film as a dynamic teaching tool and is dedicated to
providing access to media arts education to underserved communities. S C H O O L S AT T H E F E ST I VA L C O L L EG E DAYS The Schools at the Festival program introduces students ages 6 to
18 to international film and the art of filmmaking while promoting
media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing
foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills and
inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Throughout SFIFF58,
classes from across the Bay Area will attend weekday matinees of
curated Festival film programs at subsidized ticket prices. Dozens
of filmmaker guests from around the world will also visit local
classrooms discuss their films with students. This program also
includes the annual Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Essay Contest,
in which students of all grade levels write about Festival films and
compete for cash prizes.
This three-day film series is offered exclusively to Bay Area
college and university students during the second weekend of
SFIFF58. The program consists of five Festival films, curated
specifically for a college film student audience who are new to
the Festival, and includes post-screening Q&As with visiting
filmmakers and a guest lecturer. San Francisco State University
currently offers a one-credit course dedicated to this program in
partnership with the Film Society. For more information, email [email protected]
SFFS Education is sponsored by
Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund
Academy of Motion Pictures of Art and Sciences
RBC Foundation USA
Union Bank Foundation
Sharon Ow-Wing
PHOTO BY LIZZY BROOKS
The Film Society’s Filmmaker360 program empowers filmmakers of all levels, offering a full suite of programs and activities designed
to foster creativity and further their careers. Filmmaker360 initiatives usher projects from conception to completion and beyond
through development and fiscal sponsorship services, major cash grants, FilmHouse residencies and a wide range of networking
events throughout the year.
NARRATIVE GRANTS & PROGRAMS
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PHOTO BY ERIN LUBIN
ABOUT FILMMAKER360
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Almereyda, Michael....................................................... 7
Alonso, Lisandro...........................................................21
Alvarez, Maria...............................................................33
Alverson, Rick...............................................................45
Arnby, Jonas Alexander................................................42
Aronova, Yulia................................................................33
Asadi Lari, Meghdad.....................................................33
Attieh, Rania..................................................................45
Baker, Sean...................................................................40
Bécue-Renard, Laurent................................................27
Berzins, John B.............................................................12
Bisaro, Julien................................................................33
Bispuri, Laura...............................................................25
Blaauw, Marieke...........................................................33
Blank, Les.....................................................................20
Boisier, Jairo.................................................................32
Bonello, Bertrand.........................................................18
Borleteau, Lucie............................................................37
Boynton, Sandra............................................................33
Bronzit, Konstantin.......................................................33
Brooks, Adam...............................................................43
Brooks, Marwaun..........................................................33
Brown, Tom E................................................................32
Brüggemann, Dietrich..................................................40
Bruno, Christian............................................................20
Bujalski, Andrew...........................................................17
Byington, Bob................................................................18
Canepari, Zackary.........................................................27
Cárdenas, Israel............................................................40
Chan, Peter Ho-sun......................................................20
Chin, Jimmy..................................................................38
Christopher, Mark.........................................................16
Colt-Lacayo, Reyna.......................................................33
Condon, Bill...................................................................17
Cooper, Drea.................................................................27
de Panafleu, Mathias....................................................33
de Villiers, Stephen.......................................................33
del Toro, Guillermo........................................................ 9
Diao Yinan.....................................................................35
Dilley, John....................................................................32
Dolman, Charlotte........................................................33
Dong, Lukas..................................................................33
Dress Code....................................................................32
Elezi, Iris.......................................................................23
Epcar, Zachary..............................................................45
Fescourt, Henri.............................................................10
Fiala, Severin................................................................44
Fleisch, Thorsten..........................................................33
Franz, Veronika.............................................................44
Frederick, Calvin...........................................................13
Gabbert, Laura..............................................................14
Gálvez, Héctor...............................................................39
Garcia, Daniel................................................................45
Garbus, Liz....................................................................18
Geiser, Janie.................................................................45
Gerbeaud, Sonia............................................................33
Gevirtz, Clio...................................................................33
Ghochagh, Azadeh........................................................32
Gibisser, Mike...............................................................45
Gibney, Alex.................................................................... 6
Goldthwait, Bobcat........................................................35
González Villaseñor, Arturo..........................................35
Goodey, Janette............................................................33
Gordon, Robert..............................................................14
Granato, Jim.................................................................12
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COUNTRY INDEX
Gunjak, Una...................................................................32
Guzmán, Laura Amelia.................................................40
Hall, James...................................................................33
Hansen-Løve, Mia.........................................................15
Hardy, Don....................................................................41
Hartley, Mark................................................................15
Herschend, Jonn...........................................................33
Hertzfeldt, Don..............................................................33
Holbrooke, David...........................................................15
Hong Sang-soo.............................................................20
Jameson, Jason............................................................33
Jeter, Clay.....................................................................14
Johnson, Evan...............................................................20
Kaul, Shambhavi...........................................................45
Kaye, Stanton................................................................19
Keane, Glen...................................................................33
Kennedy, Matthew........................................................43
Khil, Seona....................................................................33
Kim Seong-hun.............................................................37
Konchalovsky, Andrei....................................................21
Kuka, Hajooj..................................................................26
Lacôte, Philippe............................................................24
Lapid, Nadav.................................................................37
Lascano, Carlos............................................................33
Leibrecht, Gina..............................................................20
Lewis, John...................................................................33
Lo, Elizabeth.................................................................32
Loden, Barbara.............................................................22
Logoreci, Thomas.........................................................23
Longinotto, Kim............................................................10
Lorenzen, Una...............................................................13
Loznitsa, Sergei............................................................38
Lund, Dan......................................................................33
Maddin, Guy..................................................................20
Mahmoudi, Jamshid.....................................................24
Marie, T.........................................................................45
Marino, Ryan.................................................................45
Matreyek, Miwa.............................................................13
Matsui, Daigo................................................................42
Maysles, Albert.............................................................21
McCollum, Monteith.....................................................33
McGinn, Brian...............................................................14
McKean, Dave...............................................................38
Minor, Nicole.................................................................12
Morrison, Bill................................................................13
Moselle, Crystal............................................................32
Moverman, Oren............................................................ 9
Mulugeta, Emnet..........................................................33
Murphy, James Ford.....................................................33
Muylaert, Anna..............................................................40
Nakashima, Tetsuya......................................................44
Nance, Terence.............................................................33
Napier Robertson, James.............................................36
Nelson, Stanley.............................................................19
Neville, Morgan.............................................................14
Nguyen, Diep Hoang.....................................................24
Nielsson, Camilla..........................................................26
Oelhoffen, David............................................................15
Olea, Juan Francisco....................................................23
Olson, Jenni..................................................................45
Oppenheim, Lance........................................................33
Oppenheimer, Joshua...................................................37
Oprins, Joris..................................................................33
OReilly, David................................................................33
Ovalle, Joshua...............................................................33
Owusu, Akosua Adoma.................................................33
Ozon, François..............................................................17
Park Jung-bum.............................................................34
Paronnaud, Vincent.......................................................32
Peck, Raoul...................................................................21
Périot, Jean-Gabriel.....................................................26
Phang, Jennifer.............................................................34
Piven, Shira...................................................................18
Plympton, Bill...............................................................33
Pohlad, Bill....................................................................17
Ponsoldt, James............................................................ 7
Pritzker, Noah...............................................................39
Rayner, Jason...............................................................33
Reed Hillman, Rosie.....................................................32
Reeves, Jennifer...........................................................45
Rejtman, Martín............................................................41
Renwick, Vanessa.........................................................45
Rhee, Grace Nayoon.....................................................13
Riklis, Eran....................................................................35
Riley, Stevan..................................................................16
Rivera, Matthew............................................................33
Rocha, Eryk...................................................................27
Roggeveen, Job.............................................................33
Rohrwacher, Alice........................................................42
Romero, Mauricio.........................................................33
Rosenblatt, Jay.............................................................33
Ross IV, Bill...................................................................32
Ross, Turner..................................................................32
Rowlson-Hall, Celia......................................................33
Russell, Ben..................................................................33
Sakurai, Hiroya..............................................................33
Salingaros, Alexia.........................................................33
Salvador, Thomas.........................................................25
Schiller, Michael...........................................................33
Schultz, Doug................................................................12
Sears, Kelly...................................................................33
Sennett, Evan................................................................33
Shapiro, Jody.................................................................16
Silver, Marc...................................................................41
Sitaru, Adrian................................................................32
Slaboshpytskiy, Myroslav..............................................25
Smith, Walden...............................................................33
Sniadecki, J.P................................................................26
Spencer, Elisabeth M....................................................12
Stjärne Nilsson, Johannes............................................32
Storkel, Bryan...............................................................32
Sunduram, Anjali..........................................................12
Swanberg, Kris..............................................................42
Tamhane, Chaitanya.....................................................24
Thornton, Leslie............................................................45
Tirola, Douglas..............................................................36
Tooke, Phoebe...............................................................12
Tsui Hark.......................................................................22
Unarius Space Academy...............................................11
Unseld, Saschka...........................................................33
Vasarhelyi, E. Chai........................................................38
Vekic, Natalija...............................................................20
Vermut, Carlos..............................................................38
Walker, Lucy.................................................................32
Wang Xiaoshuai.............................................................39
Watts, Jon.....................................................................43
Weber, Eva....................................................................32
Winter, Alex...................................................................36
Wolchok, Leah...............................................................27
Zeldes, Jason................................................................39
TICKETS AT FESTIVAL.SFFS.ORG
Afghanistan
Few Cubic Meters of Love, A (coproduction)
Albania
Bota
Sworn Virgin (coproduction, setting)
Algeria
Far from Men (setting)
Argentina
Devil’s Backbone, The (coproduction)
H. (coproduction)
Jauja (coproduction, setting)
Lila (s)
Sand Dollars (coproduction)
Two Shots Fired
Australia
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild,
Untold Story of Cannon Films
Story of Percival Pilts, The (s)
Super Sounds (s)
Austria
Goodnight Mommy
Brazil
Second Mother, The
Sunday Ball
Bulgaria
Plamen (s)
Canada
Editor, The
Forbidden Room, The
Chile
Big Head (s)
El Cordero
Two Shots Fired (coproduction)
China
Black Coal, Thin Ice
Dearest
Iron Ministry, The
Red Amnesia
Taking of Tiger Mountain, The
Colombia
NN (coproduction)
Croatia
Chicken, The (s) (coproduction, setting)
Denmark
Democrats
Jauja
Look of Silence, The
When Animals Dream
Dominican Republic
Sand Dollars
Finland
Look of Silence, The (coproduction)
France
Bang Bang! (s)
Borrowed Identity, A (coproduction)
Eden
Faded Finery (s)
Far From Men
Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey
Flapping in the Middle of
Nowhere (coproduction)
German Youth, A
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with
Ricky Leacock in Normandy (setting)
Jauja (coproduction)
Kindergarten Teacher, The (coproduction)
Magical Girl (coproduction)
Monte-Cristo
Cop Car
Cows (Moosic Video) (s)
David Hockney IN THE NOW (s)
Deep Web
Diplomat, The
Norway
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (coproduction) Discussion Questions (s)
Dreamcatcher (setting)
Look of Silence, The (coproduction)
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD:
Murder in Pacot (coproduction)
The Story of the National Lampoon
Duet (s)
Peru
Germany
Ed & Pauline (s)
NN
Borrowed Identity, A (coproduction)
End of the Tour, The
Chicken, The (s)
Romania
Entertainment
Das Triadische Ballet (s)
Art (s)
Experimenter
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (coproduction)
54: The Director’s Cut
Russia
German Youth, A (coproduction, setting)
Footprints (s)
Postman’s White Nights, The
Jauja (coproduction)
H.
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos (s)
NN (coproduction)
Home (s)
Picture Particles (s)
Horse Raised by Spheres (s)
South Africa
Stations of the Cross
Hotel 22 (s)
Beats of the Antonov (coproduction)
Sworn Virgin (coproduction)
How to Smell a Rose: A Visit with Ricky Leacock
Two Shots Fired (coproduction)
in Normandy
South Korea
Wonders, The (coproduction)
Hummingbird Wars, The (s)
Alive
Iris
Godong’s Party (s)
Haiti
Iron Ministry, The (coproduction)
Hard Day, A
Murder in Pacot
Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!
Hill of Freedom
Jauja (coproduction)
Hong Kong
Keep It Clean (s)
Spain
Black Coal, Thin Ice (coproduction)
Kers (s)
Devil’s Backbone, The
Dearest (coproduction)
Lava (s)
Lila (s) (coproduction)
Of the Unknown (setting)
Layover (s)
Magical Girl
Long Way from Home, A (s)
India
Love & Mercy
Sudan
Court
Lumerence (s)
Beats of the Antonov
Meru (setting)
Meru
My Big Brother (s)
Sweden
Indonesia
Night Noon (s) (coproduction)
NO ID (s)
Look of Silence, The
Not Just a Tree: Friends of the
Rain (s)
(coproduction, setting)
Urban Forest (s)
Sophia (s) (coproduction)
Of Men and War (setting)
Iran
Off / Season, The (s)
Switzerland
Few Cubic Meters of Love, A
Old Growth (s)
German Youth, A (coproduction)
Sormeh (s)
Panchromes I, II, III (s)
Of Men and War (coproduction)
Pattern for Survival (s)
One, Two, Tree (s) (coproduction)
Israel
Plamen (s) (coproduction)
Sworn Virgin (coproduction)
Borrowed Identity, A
Pranam (s)
Wonders, The (coproduction)
Kindergarten Teacher, The
Quitters
Results
UK
Italy
Romeo Is Bleeding
Cailleach (s)
Bota (coproduction)
Royal Road, The
Cupcakes (s)
Sworn Virgin
7 Chinese Brothers
Dreamcatcher
Wonders, The
Simorgh (s)
Listen to Me Marlon
Sophia (s)
Ivory Coast
Look of Silence, The (coproduction)
SoundPrint (s)
Run
Luna
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine
Mr. Holmes
Stranded (s)
Japan
Of the Unknown (s)
Sutro Tower: From Eyesore to Icon (s)
Stream 5, The (s)
One Night in Hell (s)
T-Rex
Wonderful World End
Tangerine
World of Kanako, The
Ukraine
Theory of Obscurity: a film about The Residents
Maidan
3 1/2 Minutes
Kosovo
Tribe, The
Time Out of Mind
Bota (coproduction)
Time Quest (s)
Sworn Virgin (coproduction)
USA
Tradesman’s Exit (s)
Advantageous
Two and a Quarter Minutes (s)
Malta
Aria for a Cow (s)
Under the Heat Light an Opening (s)
Atlantis (s)
Arrival, The
Unexpected
Arrowed (s)
Unicorn (s)
Mexico
Bad Boy of Bowling, The (s)
Very Semi-Serious
All of Me
Bermuda (s)
Wanda
Devil’s Backbone, The (coproduction)
Best of Enemies
Welcome to Me
Jauja (coproduction)
Beyond Zero 1914-1918
Western
Night Noon (s)
Binocular Menagerie (s)
West Is San Francisco: A Symphony in
Sand Dollars (coproduction)
Blackout: John Burris Speaks (s)
Kodachrome (s)
Western (setting)
Black Panthers, The: Vanguard
What Happened, Miss Simone?
of the Revolution
Wolfpack, The
Netherlands
Blue Loop, July (s)
World of Tomorrow (s)
Jauja (coproduction)
Box, The (s)
Maidan (coproduction)
Brandy in the Wilderness
Vietnam
Single Life, A (s)
Bus Nut (s)
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere
Two Shots Fired (coproduction)
Call Me Lucky
Waiting Game, The (s)
Chef’s Table
Zimbabwe
City of Gold
Democrats (setting)
Color Neutral (s)
Murder in Pacot (coproduction)
New Girlfriend, The
NN (coproduction)
Of Men and War
One, Two, Tree (s)
Run (coproduction)
Saint Laurent
Territory (s)
Vincent (s)
New Zealand
Dark Horse, The
Story of Percival Pilts, The (s) (coproduction)
(s) = Short Film
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CRISSY FIELD
The pre-festival box office is located at:
THE MISSION
THE PRESIDIO
Pacific Film Archive Theater
2261 Fillmore Street (at Sacramento)
Open daily one hour before first
screening of the day
2575 Bancroft Way (at Bowditch), Berkeley
Box office opens two hours before first
screening of the day
The Roxie Theater*
Brava Theater Center*
2781 24th Street (near York)
*Day-of show only, cash only
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Martin Luther King Dr
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ACADEMY OF
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Duboce Av
Dolores St
Guerrero St
Valenica St
Mission St
S. Van Ness Av
Landmark’s Clay Theatre
24th St
Hampshire St
429 Castro Street (near Market)
CIVIC
CENTER
9
Potrero Ave
16th St
York St
Castro Theatre*
1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)
Open daily at 11:00 am
5
14th St
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)
April 1–23 Open daily 3:30–7:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
BAY BRIDGE
DOWNTOWN
D U R I N G T H E F E ST I VA L : I N P E R S O N
3117 16th Street (at Valencia)
Open for SFIFF purchases one
hour before first screening of the day
Mission St
8
Bryant St
AT T E N D I N G T H E F E ST I VA L
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Jessie St
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A CineVisa is the ultimate way to experience every moment of the
Festival. CineVisas grant admission to every public SFIFF film, party
and program, with the exception of Miranda July’s New Society at the
Brava Theater Center and Film Society Awards Night at The Armory
Community Center. Just show your CineVisa to get access to the
Priority Seating line, which gives you early admittance to every show.
See sffs.org/tickets for more details. *Limited quantities available
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GOLDEN GATE PARK
$1350 members, $1700 general public*
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PURCHASE ONLINE March 31–April 2 members only
April 3 general public on-sale
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Beach St
Abion St
CINEVISA
PRESIDIO
HOW TO BUY TICKETS
festival.sffs.org
Bush St
7. MEZZANINE
444 Jessie Street
4
Guerrero
A CineVoucher 10-Pack is the most flexible way to see films at the
Festival at a discount. These 10-packs can be redeemed for up to
ten regularly priced, non-rush screenings online or in person at
select Festival venues. CineVouchers are valid for one year from
date of purchase and may also be used at designated year-round
SFFS screenings.
6. EL CERRITO HIGH SCHOOL
540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito
Jefferso
Mission St
$120 members, $140 general public
n St
2
California St
Mint St
C I N E VO U C H E R 1 0 - PAC K FISHERMAN’S WHARF
Clay St
6th St
TICKET PACKAGES
All orders are final. No refunds, exchanges, substitutions
or replacements will be issued. All delivery-by-mail
orders will be charged a $3.00 fee per mailed order. No
tickets will be mailed until April 10th. No tickets will be
mailed after April 14th. For complete ticket information
and policies, visit festival.sffs.org.
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Mason St
Ticket and pass holders must arrive 15 minutes prior to
show time to guarantee admission. Ticket or pass holders
arriving less than 15 minutes prior to showtime cannot be
guaranteed a seat, even with a ticket or a pass. All sales are
final. No refunds or exchanges will be given to ticket or
pass holders turned away after this time.
THE FINE PRINT Lincoln Ave
Taylor St
A R R I V E E A R LY ! 5. THE ARMORY COMMUNITY CENTER
1799 Mission Street
EAST BAY
Eureka Ave
11. CASTRO THEATRE
429 Castro Street St
Each day of the Festival, tickets may be released
for that day’s rush screenings. Pending availability,
tickets may be purchased online or in person at
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas starting at noon. Not all
shows will have tickets released, and purchasing is
on a first-come, first-served basis.
4. MADAME TUSSAUD’S
145 Jefferson Street
P. PARKING
10. BRAVA THEATER CENTER
2781 24th Street
Webster
DAY - O F T I C K E T S Members must have a valid SFFS membership card in hand to receive a discount in the rush line. Please be
advised that not all shows at rush will have tickets released. Rush tickets are not available at the Pacific Film
Archive Theater.
3. THE WALT DISNEY
FAMILY MUSEUM
104 Montgomery Street
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Filmore S
Ticket prices for Big Nights, Live & Onstage, Tributes
and other special programs may vary. If you require
wheelchair seating, notify the box office when placing
an order. Valid ID required to receive discounts.
9. ROXIE THEATER
3117 16th Street
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*WE HAVE ELIMINATED ALL ONLINE PURCHASE FEES
Please note these changes to rush protocol
One hour before showtime of a film at rush, a designated SFIFF volunteer will issue rush line cards outside of
the venue to those queued in the rush line. A rush line card reserves your position in the rush line, allowing you
to leave the venue area without losing your place. Patrons may claim up to two (2) rush line cards; however ALL
patrons hoping to purchase rush tickets must return to the rush line 15 minutes before showtime with a rush
line card in hand to claim their reserved spot. If you do not return to the rush line 15 minutes before showtime,
you relinquish your position and must go to the end of the rush line. Each person may buy a single rush ticket
as they become available.
2. LANDMARK’S CLAY THEATRE
2261 Fillmore Street
12. PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE THEATER
2575 Bancroft Way
(at Bowditch), Berkeley
Ashbury Ave
General admission............................................. $15
Senior/student/disabled.....................................$14
Member...............................................................$13
Children (12 and under) .....................................$10
Last-minute tickets—known as rush tickets—may become available for purchase just before showtime when
advance tickets have sold out.
8. MONARCH
101 6th Street
(corner of 6th & Mission)
Colusa Ave
REGULAR PROGRAMS.....
R U S H T I C K E T S 1. SUNDANCE KABUKI CINEMAS
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