Sep 1, 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. Six 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 features 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 SEPTEMBER 1
Jessica Hausner (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany 2014, 96 min.)
Based on the double suicide of German romantic poet Heinrich von Kleist and Henrietta Vogel, this period piece is a wry denunciation of dying for love. Amour Fou premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014 and successfully continued on the festival circuit, screening at Toronto, Vienna, and Rotterdam.
Júlia Murat (Brazil/Argentina/France 2011, 98 min.)
In Brazil’s remote Paraiba Valley, a village of elderly residents goes about its daily activities. When a young photographer keen on depicting local customs arrives, the townspeople gradually reveal the elements of their days. Found Memories is an impressive first narrative feature by Júlia Murat which screened at the SFFILM Festival in 2012.
God Loves the Fighter
Damian Marcano (Trinidad and Tobago 2013, 103 min.)
God Loves the Fighter is a gritty Trinidadian crime drama in which several people fight to live in their community in east Port-of-Spain. Their circumstances affect their decision-making, leading to moments of triumph and moments of tragedy. Damian Marcano’s debut feature film screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Munich International Film Festival.
Samuel Collardey (France 2015, 89 min.)
Samuel Collardey’s feature is a quiet drama in which a man must choose between being a commercial fisherman or keeping custody of his two children. Land Legs premiered at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, where Dominique Leborne won the award for best actor portraying the lead character, Dom.
Karl Lemieux (Canada 2016, 95 min.)
Caught stealing drugs, 27-year-old Vincent is in trouble and on the run from the local mob. Fleeing to the backwoods, he unexpectedly reconnects with his brother Michel with whom he had cut ties years before. As he tries to maintain the semblance of a normal life, Vincent witnesses Michel’s own turbulent downward spiral in this black and white drama that premiered at the 2016 Venice Film Festival.
Ruined Heart – Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore
Khavn de la Cruz (Philippines/Germany 2014, 73 min.)
Khavn de la Cruz, a prolific Filipino digital filmmaker, captures the mood of Manila’s mean streets with almost no dialogue. A hitman falls in love with the crime boss’s girl, and now the pair must run for their lives as the boss brings down the full fury of his mob upon them. Ruined Heart premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival and went on to play at Fantastic Fest and the London Film Festival in 2015.
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.