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SFFILM Festival

Opening Night: Stephen Curry: Underrated

Join us for our Opening Night Film + Party as we kick off the 66th SFFILM Festival with Stephen Curry: Underrated. Tickets to this event include admission to the 6:30 pm screening and 9 pm party. Tickets to the 9:30 pm film, which do not include admission to the Opening Night Party, are also available. Click here to get tickets for the 9:30 pm screening.


Thu, Apr 13

6:30 pm PT—Stephen Curry: Underrated

Grand Lake Theatre

9 pm PT—Opening Night Party

OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)

Stephen Curry: Underrated

The remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic, and unexpected players in the history of basketball: Stephen Curry.


After the screening, come celebrate the opening of the 2023 SFFILM Festival during our Opening Night Party at OMCA, the Oakland Museum of California! Dance the night away while enjoying delicious drinks and bites courtesy of Town Fare by Michele McQueen.

SFFILM Opening Night party

Guests Expected

Director Peter Nicks, and producer Ryan Coogler expected to attend.


Award-winning filmmaker Peter Nicks (The Waiting Room, Festival 2012; The Force, Festival 2016; Homeroom, 2021) returns with another rousing documentary about a Bay Area institution. This time his camera turns to the celebrated and singular iconography of NBA superstar Stephen Curry. Intertwining Curry’s emergence on the court at North Carolina’s Davidson College with thrilling footage of the 2021-22 Golden State Warriors season when the team won its fourth championship of the Curry era, Nicks deftly builds a portrait of a man who continually defies expectations. In addition to career-defining moments on and off court, Nicks also explores Curry’s academic ambitions and familial bonds. With unique access, heart-pounding edits, and electrifying footage, Underrated tells the remarkable story of a local legend.

Special Thanks

Thank you to Festival sponsors Alison & Mike Mauzé, Catarina & Andy Schwab.

Attendee Information

These tickets are for the screening of Stephen Curry: Underrated and attendance at the SFFILM Opening Night Party. If you only want to see the film, click here.

Director Peter Nicks

Director, cinematographer, and producer Peter Nicks made his feature directing debut with the first of his trilogy about Oakland institutions, The Waiting Room (Festival 2012), winning the Film Independent Spirit Awards Truer Than Fiction Award, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Marlon Riggs Award, and the SFFILM Festival’s Golden Gate Award for documentary feature. The second film in the trilogy, The Force (Festival 2017), won a second SFFILM Festival Golden Gate Award and the documentary directing prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He completed the trilogy with Homeroom (Festival 2021).

Film Details

Language English

Year 2023

Premiere California

Runtime 110

Country USA

Director Peter Nicks

Executive Producer Emily Osborne, Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler

Producer Peter Nicks, Ryan Coogler, Erick Peyton, Sean Havey, Ben Cotner, Marissa Torres Ericson

Editor J.D. Marlow

Cinematographer Sean Havey

Music Nathan Matthew David

Closed Captions Yes, closed captions are available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.

Audio Description Yes, audio description is available for this screening. Please let us know if you would like a device when purchasing your ticket or by emailing ADA@SFFilm.org.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation American Sign Language Interpretation is not currently confirmed and will be updated. For any questions about accessibility at SFFILM Events, please email ADA@SFFilm.org.