November 9-13 3rd i’s 9th Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival—3117 16th Street San Francisco, CA. From art-house classics to documentaries, from innovative and experimental visions to cutting-edge Bollywood, 3rd i is committed to promoting diverse images of South Asians through independent film.
November 10-13 San Francisco International Animation Festival— Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. The boldest and most exciting animated films from around the world.
November 12 1st Annual San Francisco Bow Wow Film Festival— Roxie Theatre, 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA. Roxie presents a variety of dog films, a dog show competition and an online movie shorts competition with proceeds from ticket sales to go to help Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, an organization dedicated to improve the lives of senior dogs.
November 16 San Francisco Premiere screening and Panel Discussion of “Pipe Dreams”— Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. Tickets $15-$25 (sliding scale). Proceeds of this benefit to support the work of the San Francisco Green Film Festival. sfgreenfilmfest.org
November 17 Free Screening of “Tokyo Waka” and discussion with award winning filmmakers John Haptas and Kris Samuelson —Stanford University – Annenberg Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA at 5:00PM. “Tokyo Waka” is a 63-minute documentary essay about Tokyo’s crows, with digressions into art, history, and culture. It is a poem about Tokyo and its people, and the relentless tenacity of nature in a most unnatural world. http://www.stylofilms.com/tokyowaka.html.
November 13-20 New Italian Cinema— Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema at 1 Embarcadero Center. Celebrating the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and its newest generation of filmmakers.
December 5 Film Arts Forum: Pitch Perfect— Film Society Cinema. A panel discussion of tried and true strategies for pitching a film project to industry decision-makers
Dec 2-4 & 9-11 KinoTek: Erin Markey— Film Society Cinema. Experimental theater and live cinema
Dec 13-Jan 11 KinoTek: Karolina Sobecka— Superfrog Gallery at New People. Animation and interaction design
December 14 Spies with Tim Game and Sean O’Hagan— Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA. Tim Game (Stereolab) and Sean O’Hagan (High Llamas) perform their original score to Fritz Lang’s Spies live and onstage
For complete program information, visit:
San Francisco Film Society: sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events
Cine+Mas San Francisco: http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/
California Film Institute: http://www.cafilm.org/cfi/index.html
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/
San Francisco Museum and Historical Society: http://www.sfhistory.org/index.php/events/monthly-programs
Pamela Alexander-Beutler is the editor in chief of the ReelMATERIAL film journal. For of movie reviews and interviews by the ReelMATERIAL team visit www.reelmaterial.com, take a look at our favorite trailers at ReelTRAILERS on YouTube and follower us on twitter @reel_material.