Oct 2, 2017
San Francisco, CA — SFFILM has announced the lineup of new films premiering on the SFFILM Screening Room, the curated film streaming service available exclusively to SFFILM members through an easy-to-use web platform and mobile app. Five new feature films have joined the already strong roster of titles on the service, and are now available to stream. There are currently 25 acclaimed films to choose from on the service, with additional titles being added each month.
The SFFILM Screening Room service is available to SFFILM members on the web at sffilm.org/watch. Members can also access films and supplemental content by downloading the SFFILM app and logging into their membership accounts. The SFFILM app is available for iOS, Apple TV, and Android devices as a free download on iTunes or Google Play. The web platform and app have been created with the generous support of Margaret and Will Hearst.
FEATURE FILMS ADDED OCTOBER 1
Cãlin Peter Netzer (Romania 2013, 112 min.)
The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger, against all odds, a mother’s struggle to set her child free. Directed, written, and produced by Cãlin Peter Netzer, Child’s Pose won the Golden Bear and the FIPRESCI prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2013.
Sophie Hyde (Australia 2013, 114 min.)
16-year-old Billie’s reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans for gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year—once a week, every week, only on Tuesday—52 Tuesdays uses those unique filmmaking rules to bring a rare authenticity to an emotionally charged story of desire, responsibility, and transformation. Winner of the Directing Award at Sundance and the Chrystal Bear at Berlin International Film Festival in 2014.
Margarethe von Trotta (Germany 2012, 113 min.)
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for the New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
A Town Called Panic
Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar (Belgium 2009, 75 min.)
A Town Called Panic is a delightful stop-motion animated feature that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to play all over the world at festivals such as Toronto, Hong Kong, and Rio de Janeiro. In this compelling story, Cowboy and Indian’s only wish is to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr. Horse’s birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they’ll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.
Who is Dayani Cristal?
Marc Silver (UK/USA/Mexico 2013, 85 min.)
The body of an unidentified immigrant is found in the Arizona desert. In an attempt to retrace his path and discover his story, director Marc Silver and Gael Garcia Bernal embed themselves among migrant travelers on their own mission to cross the border, providing rare insight into the human stories that are so often ignored in the immigration debate. This documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.
SFFILM produces a robust slate of public programs throughout the year, including red carpet premiere events, advance member screenings, and in-depth film series. With diverse offerings and a commitment to excellence in world cinema, SFFILM is the home of great film in the Bay Area all year long. For more information visit sffilm.org/presents.
SFFILM 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. Presenter of the San Francisco International Film Festival, SFFILM is a year-round nonprofit organization delivering screenings and events to more than 100,000 film lovers and media education programs to more than 10,000 students and teachers annually. In addition to its public programs, SFFILM supports the careers of independent filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond with grants, residencies, and other creative development services. For more information visit sffilm.org.