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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 […]

San Francisco Premiere: FUTURE OF HOPE

Wed 03.07 // 5:30 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. FUTURE OF HOPE Henry Bateman UK/Iceland, 2010, 75 min. San Francisco Premiere. Buy Tickets In 2008, Iceland’s entire banking system collapsed in the wake of the global financial crisis. As a consequence, the country’s economic and political systems were shaken to their core. […]

BLOOD IN THE MOBILE ~ with ‘Cradle to Cradle’ panel

Sun 03.04 // 5:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. BLOOD IN THE MOBILE Frank Piasecki Poulsen Denmark/Germany, 2010, 82 min. Buy Tickets Poulsen, a Danish version of Michael Moore but less self-publicizing, adopts a faux-naïf persona to investigate how far Nokia, one of the world’s biggest mobile manufacturers, is aware that minerals […]

Centerpiece: THE CITY DARK

CENTERPIECE SCREENING Sat 03.03 // 8:00 PM SF Film Society Cinema, 1748 Post St. THE CITY DARK Ian Cheney USA, 2011, 84 min. In Person: Ian Cheney Buy Tickets Filmmaker Ian Cheney ponders what the impact of a world without night would be. Having moved from Maine to New York City, Cheney discovers himself in […]

SFGFF and SF Jewish Film Festival co-present: CONNECTED by Tiffany Shlain

July 23 // 4:30 pm // Castro Theatre // A huge hit at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the kaleidoscope of clips and mind boggling animation in this wide-ranging documentary are so entertaining one could happily watch it with the sound off. But it would be a shame to miss Tiffany Shlain’s meditations on modern […]

Free Screenings: BAG IT by Suzan Beraza

July 5-18 // San Francisco Public Libraries (various locations) // Another chance to see our popular 2011 Opening Night film BAG IT. We are partnering with SFPL GreenStacks and SF Department of the Environment to present five neighborhood library branch screenings and a grand finale screening at the Main Branch at Civic Center. Follow “everyman” […]

Watch online: BACK TO THE GARDEN: FLOWER POWER COMES FULL CIRCLE

The SFGFF 2011 Centerpiece film is now available to watch online HERE. (Please don’t forget to rate the film too!) In 1988, filmmaker Kevin Tomlinson filmed & interviewed a group of back-to-the-land “hippies”—living off-grid, insulated from mainstream culture. In 2006 he tracked down his subjects again to find out what had become of their families’ […]

Free Screening: GREEN by Patrick Rouxel

June 29 // 6:15pm // San Francisco Public Library Main Branch // Here’s your opportunity to see 2011 festival film GREEN by Patrick Rouxel one more time. This multi-award winning film explores the devastating impacts of logging and the palm oil industry on Orang-utan habitat in Indonesia.

On Television: BAG IT by Suzan Beraza

April 26-30 // KQED // Festival Opening Night film BAG IT hits the airwaves April 26-30! Mark your calendars – and don’t forget to tell your friends too. This film will change your life! Americans use 60,000 plastic bags every five minutes, disposable bags that they throw away without much thought. But where is “away”? […]

Panel discussion: Recycling at H.A.N.C. [live festival blog]

A live event blog from the Festival’s work-in-progress screening and panel discussion around Soumyaa Kapil Behren’s “My Garbage, My Neighborhood” on March 6, 2011.