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Oct 23 & 24 SFGFF co-presents three films at UNAFF 2013 in Stanford

The 16th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival) from October 17-27, 2013 Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, San Francisco and Stanford University celebrates the power of documentary films dealing with human rights issues, the environment, racism, women’s issues, universal education, war and peace. The theme for this year is INDIVIDUAL TO UNIVERSAL. The San Francisco […]

May 22 Festival Preview/Outdoor Screening: Tiny – A Story About Living Small

Can living small go big? Fresh off its premiere at SXSW 2013, TINY, a film about families living in homes smaller than a parking space and one couple’s attempts to build a similarly scaled house for themselves, will feel perfectly sized for a screening in the street-turned-pedestrian plaza atmosphere of Annie Alley. As a sneak […]

Apr 24 – Free Earth Day screening: A FIERCE GREEN FIRE

A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: THE BATTLE FOR A LIVING PLANET is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to […]

May 31 SFGFF presents: FOOD STAMPED with filmmaker Q&A

Join us on May 31 at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center to launch our 2012 community screenings series: FOOD STAMPED Special screening and Q&A with Bay Area filmmakers Shira and Yoav Potash Moderated by Julian Mocine-McQueen, Campaign and Partnerships Manager, Green For All Thursday, May 31 Ninth Street Independent Film Center 145 9th Street, […]

Opening Night Premiere & Party: THE ISLAND PRESIDENT with filmmakers and special guests

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE Thu 3.01 // 7:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. *** FILM IS SOLD OUT *** PARTY TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE *** THE ISLAND PRESIDENT Jon Shenk, USA, 2011, 101 mins. San Francisco Premiere. In person: Jon Shenk, Director; Richard Berge, Producer; Bonni Cohen, Producer; Steve Hipskind, Chief, Earth Science […]

Closing Night Premiere & Party: JUST DO IT with filmmakers and special guests

CLOSING NIGHT Wed 03.07 // 7:30 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St.(at Webster) JUST DO IT – A TALE OF MODERN-DAY OUTLAWS Emily James UK, 2011, 90 mins USA Sneak Preview. In person: Emily James, Director; Laura Shacham, Assistant Producer; Jamie Henn, Co-Founder and Communications Director, 350.org Buy Tickets Green Film Fest-goers will […]

Free Screening for Schools: CAFETERIA MAN

2nd ANNUAL STUDENT EDUCATION PROGRAM This is a free event for Middle and High School students and teachers. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM San Francisco Film Society Cinema 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 MUNI: 2, 3, 22, 38, & 38L SFGFF’s mission is to organize and present forward-thinking programs […]

USA Premiere: WAKING THE GREEN TIGER

Sat 03.03 // 5:30 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. WAKING THE GREEN TIGER – THE RISE OF A GREEN MOVEMENT IN CHINA Gary Marcuse Canada, 2011, 78 min. In English and Mandarin with English Subtitles. USA Premiere. In person: Gary Marcuse, Director; Betsy Carson, Producer; Peter Bosshard. Policy Director, International Rivers; Katy […]

SF Premiere: YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED ~ double bill with classic film LOCAL HERO

Fri 03.02 // 7:45 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. YOU’VE BEEN TRUMPED Anthony Baxter UK, 2011, 95 min. San Francisco Premiere. In person: Anthony Baxter Special Double Bill Presentation with LOCAL HERO! Buy Tickets A rare and interesting combination of investigative journalism and activist filmmaking, You’ve Been Trumped adds a few drops […]

URBANIZED with ‘Our Future in Urban Sustainability’ panel

Mon 03.05 // 7:45 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. URBANIZED Gary Hustwit USA/UK, 2011, 82 mins Buy Tickets Urbanized is the third part of Gary Hustwit’s design film trilogy, joining Helvetica (2007) and Objectified (2009), and frames a global discussion on the future of cities. More than half the world’s population now […]