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429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114 United States
  • How easy is it to navigate the surrounding area for a wheelchair?

    Some crosswalks and intersections near-by have navigable curb cuts.

  • Are there steep hills?

    Not directly by the theatre.

  • Are there ripped up sidewalks
    No.
  • Are there any special ways to get accessible seating in the theater?
    Theatre door staff will ask patrons with mobility devices if any assistance is needed. The theatre wheelchair access area is located at the back of the auditorium and easy to find.
  • Are there accessible bathroom stalls?

    Yes.

  • Is there unscented soap in restrooms?
    Yes.
  • Do you offer any hearing assistance devices?

    The Castro Theatre has assisted hearing devices (6) a radio-like receiver with headphones. You can obtain a hearing device by leaving a state issued drivers license with the theatre operations manager.

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The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January

Celebrated screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) delivers a stylish directorial debut, with this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith suspense thriller gorgeously filmed on location in Greece and Turkey. In 1962, a well-heeled co...

UK/United States/France | 97

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Reaching back into her musical catalog and composing new work Thao Nguyen and her band the Get Down Stay Down will play live accompanying classic, strange and funny films from the silent era including Charlie Chaplin's The Pawn Shop and alchemical...

75

An Evening with Richard Linklater

An Evening with Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater is one of the most profound and prolific American independent filmmakers of the last 20 years and The Film Society is thrilled to honor Linklater with the 2014 Founder’s Directing Award.

162

At Rush!

Stephin Merritt with The Unknown

Stephin Merritt with The Unknown

Stephin Merritt, best known as the leader of the Magnetic Fields, returns to SFIFF for an evening of live music with film. For this round, Mr. Merritt presents a new score to accompany director Tod Browning’s (Freaks, Dracula) classic The Unknown ...

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Alex of Venice

Alex of Venice

Actor Chris Messina creates a winning mix of wistful comedy and heartfelt drama in this tale of accepting the unexpected. Alex (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is an environmental lawyer whose job often keeps her away from the home she shares with her so...

87

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

A very special advance screening of Inherent Vice! Paul Thomas Anderson’s newest film is an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s acclaimed novel featuring an all-star cast. Anderson will appear in person and will participate in a pre-screening conversat...

United States | 148 min

Coast of Death

Coast of Death

From the first entrancing images of trees being cut down in a fog-filled forest to the later blues of sky and ocean fusing to erase the horizon, the always static frames of this documentary offer a meditative and prismatic view of Spain's much sto...

Spain | 81

Art and Craft

Art and Craft

What makes a masterpiece? This documentary examines the curious life of one of the most prolific art forgers in the United States, who—under the guise of philanthropy—deceived museums across the country with his ingenuously crafted counterfeits fo...

USA | 87

Art and Craft

Art and Craft

What makes a masterpiece? This documentary examines the curious life of one of the most prolific art forgers in the United States, who—under the guise of philanthropy—deceived museums across the country with his ingenuously crafted counterfeits fo...

USA | 87

Coast of Death

Coast of Death

From the first entrancing images of trees being cut down in a fog-filled forest to the later blues of sky and ocean fusing to erase the horizon, the always static frames of this documentary offer a meditative and prismatic view of Spain's much sto...

Spain | 81

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

When Steve Jobs died in 2011, the world mourned. But why, asks Alex Gibney, were people who never knew him moved to tears by the death of a businessman who sold them products? Featuring frank interviews with close friends and former colleagues, th...

USA | 127

What Happened, Miss Simone?

What Happened, Miss Simone?

This documentary leaves audiences awestruck at the genius, tenacity and musical prowess of Nina Simone. A full biography filled with candid conversations, interviews, letters and performances, this film is the definitive take on Simone’s life. Pay...

USA | 102

54: The Director’s Cut

54: The Director’s Cut

The restored Director’s Cut of 54 is being hailed as a lost, gritty masterpiece, featuring career-defining performances from both Mike Myers and Ryan Philippe. A rediscovered classic of unbridled excess and existential longing, its story of a Jers...

USA | 106

Wanda

Wanda

Director Barbara Loden’s lone feature-length film—which she also wrote and starred in—is an arresting, controlled and stark realist gem. This gorgeously restored film focuses on Wanda, a wanderer in 1970s Rust Belt Pennsylvania who rejects the sou...

USA | 102

Irving M. Levin Directing Award: Guillermo del To...

Irving M. Levin Directing Award: Guillermo del Toro: The Devil’s Backbone

Del Toro serves up a dollop of political allegory along with goosebump-raising chills in this creepily atmospheric masterwork of psychological horror set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War. In the film, ten-year old Carlos is left at a ...

Spain/Mexico/Argentina | 106

Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent

This latest study of the fashion great ignores the rise and cuts straight to the dizzying, delirious peak of Saint Laurent’s career and the verge of his substance-fueled emotional deterioration. Plenty of screen time is devoted to the creation of ...

France | 150

Peter J. Owens Award: Richard Gere: Time Out Of Mind

Peter J. Owens Award: Richard Gere: Time Out Of Mind

Ousted from the empty apartment where he’s been squatting, George Hammond is once again unsure where he’ll turn for his next meal, drink or place to sleep. In a finely nuanced, tour de force performance, Richard Gere plays movingly against type, ...

USA | 117

Cibo Matto New Scene

Cibo Matto New Scene

Cibo Matto’s hip-hop infused, electro pop burrowed deep into our collective earholes throughout the 1990s, becoming a symbol for the new post-genre musical cool. Experts at establishing mood and always up for an experimental challenge, the duo has...

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Experimenter

Experimenter

This inventive and playful biography of scientist Stanley Milgram revisits his famous experiment, in which subjects were made to believe they were administering electric shocks to others in order to test why people will cede to authority, no matte...

USA | 98

Freeheld

Freeheld

Based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice.

USA | 103

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A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Toy Story

A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Toy Story

In a special presentation moderated by the Film Society’s Noah Cowan, Pixar’s legendary innovators John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter will take audiences on a personal tour of the studio's early days and the explore the proc...

USA | 81

Opening Night: Love & Friendship

Opening Night: Love & Friendship

Writer-director Whit Stillman brings a very funny sense and sensibility to this period comedy as sassy social climber Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) tries to finagle out of a scandal and gain matrimonial advantage for herself and her daughter. Witty...

Ireland/France/Netherlands | 94

Miss Sharon Jones!

Miss Sharon Jones!

The life force is strong in the rip-roaring R&B/funk/soul singer Sharon Jones, even after Stage 2 pancreatic cancer forces her off the road. Backed by her loyal management team and tight band, the old-school Dap-Kings, Jones persists and prevails ...

USA | 93

Author: The JT Leroy Story

Author: The JT Leroy Story

Perhaps the most shocking literary scandal of recent years erupted when it was revealed that acclaimed gender-fluid writer JT LeRoy was actually a persona created by San Francisco-based writer Laura Albert. Jeff Feuerzeig’s all-encompassing docume...

USA | 110

Cast a Dark Shadow

Cast a Dark Shadow

Charming, young sociopath Edward Bare (Dirk Bogarde) gets off scot-free after he kills his dotty wife in this little-seen crime drama, presented in a new digital restoration. When his inheritance proves insufficient, the loathsome (if sexy) Lothar...

UK | 83

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

From the very first electronic message—sent from UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute—back in October, 1969, to the World Wide Web, robotics, driverless cars and the SpaceX mission to colonize Mars, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog’s lat...

USA | 98

The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Self-taught mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) seeks to burnish his talents at Cambridge’s Trinity College on the eve of the First World War in this entertaining fish-out-water biopic. Invited to study by don G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons), ...

UK | 114

Irving M. Levin Directing Award: An Afternoon wit...

Irving M. Levin Directing Award: An Afternoon with Mira Nair: Monsoon Wedding

Mira Nair returned to Delhi to shoot this exuberant extended-family celebration in a brisk 30 days, and her deft dive into organized chaos won the Golden Lion at Venice. Centering on the five raucous days leading up to the arranged marriage of a t...

India/USA | 180

The Fixer

The Fixer

After fleeing his home in Afghanistan, military interpreter and budding reporter Osman finds himself amidst the bohemians and low-rent criminals of rural Sonoma County (including a long-haired James Franco). When a local backwoods gangster turns u...

USA | 108

Shorts 5: Family Films

Shorts 5: Family Films

In this eclectic international collection of short films for young audiences, an array of colorful characters—of the human, animal and monster varieties—learn how to help one another and work together in fun and sometimes surprising ways. Works ra...

65

Mel Novikoff Award: An Afternoon with Janus Films...

Mel Novikoff Award: An Afternoon with Janus Films & the Criterion Collection

We are thrilled to present sister companies Janus Films and the Criterion Collection with this year's Mel Novikoff Award—a prize given annually to an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the film-going public's appreciation of world c...

USA | 99

The Family Fang

The Family Fang

Based on the wildly popular and highly regarded novel of the same name, this touching comedy tells the story of a brother and sister, played by director Jason Bateman and Nicole Kidman, who are searching for their missing parents, a famous perform...

USA | 106

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High-Rise

High-Rise

A resident’s floor number denotes his social standing in Ben Wheatley’s audacious, wildly entertaining re-imagining of J.G. Ballard’s 1975 sci-fi satire. It stars Tom Hiddleston as the newest occupant on the tower block’s 25th floor, who arrives j...

UK | 119

The Watermelon Woman

The Watermelon Woman

Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema, restored for its 20th anniversary. When the fledgling filmmaker becomes obsessed with the “most beautiful mammy” spied in a 1930s movie, she embarks on a d...

USA | 84

Persistence of Vision Award: An Afternoon with Aa...

Persistence of Vision Award: An Afternoon with Aardman Animations

Established in 1997, the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award honors the achievement of filmmakers whose main body of work falls outside the realm of narrative feature filmmaking. This year, we recognize the team behind beloved animation studio...

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Vampyr with Mercury Rev & Simon Raymonde (Co...

Vampyr with Mercury Rev & Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins)

Continuing the Festival’s tradition of uniting contemporary musicians with classic film, Mercury Rev, joined by Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins), will illuminate Carl Theodore Dreyer’s atmospheric 1932 horror classic with their shimmering sonic comp...

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Closing Night: The Bandit

Closing Night: The Bandit

An exuberant, surprisingly moving romp through 1970s pop culture, The Bandit celebrates the friendship between superstar actor Burt Reynolds and stuntman-turned-director Hal Needham, as together they create the Southern-fried classic Smokey and th...

USA | 82

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie ...

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Director and special guests expectedThe complexities of one of the most wonderfully eccentric mother-daughter relationships in Hollywood are lovingly illuminated in Alexis Bloom and Fisher Stevens’ charming dual portrait. Still performing a Las Ve...

USA | 95

Into the Inferno

Into the Inferno

Director expectedWerner Herzog continues to engage his fascination with the power of nature in this wide-ranging documentary. Taking volcanoes as his focus, Herzog and his co-director, volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer, explore both the science and ...

England/Austria | 104

Rules Don’t Apply

Rules Don’t Apply

An aspiring young actress (Lily Collins) and her ambitious young driver (Alden Ehrenreich) struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire (Warren Beatty), who they work for.

At Rush!

Silence with Martin Scorsese

Silence with Martin Scorsese

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to find their missing mentor and propagate Christianity.

159

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You’re Invited: Silence with Martin Scorsese

You’re Invited: Silence with Martin Scorsese

In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to find their missing mentor and propagate Christianity.

159

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You’re Invited: SF Honors: La La Land

You’re Invited: SF Honors: La La Land

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for c...

128

SF Honors: La La Land

SF Honors: La La Land

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for c...

128

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Sloan Science in Cinema Prize: Hidden Figures

Sloan Science in Cinema Prize: Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the ...

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Members Night

Members Night

Film Society members and their guests are invited to join us for an insider preview of the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 5-19)!

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Closing Night: Don’t Worry He Won’t G...

Closing Night: Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Caustic and wickedly funny, celebrated quadriplegic Portland cartoonist John Callahan had a knack for depicting taboo subjects – especially people with physical disabilities – without an ounce of cultural sensitivity.

USA | 113

Opening Night: Landline

Opening Night: Landline

Gillian Robespierre’s (Obvious Child, Festival 2014) second feature captures a dysfunctional family that grows closer when long-buried infidelities come to light across generations. The humor is compassionate and honest with a neurotic edge that m...

USA | 96

Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

With reefs dying off at an alarming rate, Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, Festival 2012) sets off with a team of technologists and “coral nerds” to document the beauty and fragility of these extraordinary ecosystems in order to bring the world’s atten...

USA | 91

Marjorie Prime

Marjorie Prime

Michael Almereyda’s complex and moving film introduces us to Walter Prime (Jon Hamm), a hologram meant to help the aged Marjorie (stage legend Lois Smith) recall treasured memories shared with her husband. As family members feed Walter questionabl...

USA | 99

Nocturama

Nocturama

Master filmmaker Bertrand Bonello brings us a chilling, timely, and controversial new work. Nocturama follows a band of multiracial young radicals as they carry out a series of simultaneous attacks across Paris before seeking shelter in a luxury s...

France/Germany/Belgium | 130

A Dragon Arrives!

A Dragon Arrives!

A secret police agent arrives on a remote island to investigate the suicide of a political prisoner in 1960s Iran. But that’s only the beginning in a story that gleefully resets itself as, at turns, a neo-noir thriller, a psychedelic folk tale, an...

Iran | 108

Discreet

Discreet

In the provocative and haunting new feature from San Francisco-based filmmaker Travis Mathews (Interior. Leather Bar., 2013), a troubled drifter, traveling cross country in an old van, makes a pit stop in his hometown in rural Texas awash in right...

USA | 80

Born in China

Born in China

Since 2008, the Disneynature series has successfully brought inspiring wildlife documentaries to the screen, releasing a new film every Earth Day. Born in China marks a new, ambitious collaboration for the series, a partnership with the Chinese go...

USA/China | 76

Mel Novikoff Award: Tom Luddy: A Long Happy Life

Mel Novikoff Award: Tom Luddy: A Long Happy Life

The Mel Novikoff Award is given to an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the film-going public’s appreciation of world cinema. Tom Luddy has been involved in making and showing movies since he directed student film societies at UC B...

Russia | 72

Dolores

Dolores

Lifelong community organizer Dolores Huerta founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez in 1962 and directed the decisive national boycott of Delano grapes. San Francisco native Peter Bratt’s (La Mission, Festival 2009) vibrant historical do...

USA | 98

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Parallel Spaces: Bonnie Prince Billy and Bitchin ...

Parallel Spaces: Bonnie Prince Billy and Bitchin Bajas with Jerome Hiler

The San Francisco International Film Festival and the Headlands Center for the Arts present a special program of improvised music by Will Oldham, aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Headlands Artist in Residence, 2008), to be performed live alongside the p...

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Asian Dub Foundation, live score of George Lucas&...

Asian Dub Foundation, live score of George Lucas’s THX 1138

The future is here. THX 1138 (George Lucas, 88 min, 1971) is set in a dystopian future century when political paternalism reigns. Every aspect of life is controlled by the state, efficiency is king, individual thought is forbidden, and love is the...

USA | 88

Brimstone & Glory

Brimstone & Glory

Burning Man has nothing on Tultepec’s charging toritos and exploding castillos. Mexico’s weeklong National Pyrotechnic Festival is sheer unbridled madness. Scars that tourists take away from fireworks-exploding bulls and towering infernos are earn...

USA | 67

Centerpiece: Patti Cake$

Centerpiece: Patti Cake$

The unqualified breakout hit of this year's Sundance Festival, Geremy Jasper's debut feature erupts with head-nodding beats from the opening scene and features the dynamic and stirring performance of Danielle Macdonald as the title character, a yo...

USA | 108

The Man with a Movie Camera with DeVotchKa

The Man with a Movie Camera with DeVotchKa

The Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 67 min, 1929) is charged with the excitement of cinema’s possibilities. “The film drama is the opium of the people,” Vertov wrote, “Long live life as it is!” Named in a recent Sight & Sound poll as one of...

Russia | 67

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc

Bending the Arc is the inspirational and timely story of intrepid doctors and humanitarians, Paul Farmer and Jim Kim (now the president of the World Bank), who have devoted their lives to providing innovative health care to the globe’s most impove...

USA | 102

A Tribute to Shah Rukh Khan: My Name Is Khan

A Tribute to Shah Rukh Khan: My Name Is Khan

To muster an American equivalent to Shah Rukh Khan, you'd have to combine several high-wattage celebrities (Brad Pitt plus Tom Cruise plus Will Smith), and it still wouldn't be enough. Khan—or "SRK" to his fans—is not only one of India's biggest-e...

India | 165

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Shorts 5: Family Films

Shorts 5: Family Films

The smallest members of your family, the young at heart, and everyone in between will find something to love in this exciting lineup of films. This eclectic collection has the power to connect us with storytellers in far-off destinations, from Chi...

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Defender

Defender

Jeff Adachi is a public defender in San Francisco who takes on the misdemeanor case of 22-year-old Michael Smith, who pleaded not guilty in one of the first body camera cases in the city when he was charged with nine counts of resisting arrest. Th...

USA | 70

Long Strange Trip

Long Strange Trip

Amir Bar-Lev’s deep-dive Grateful Dead documentary will make even the most diehard fan feel they’ve barely scratched the surface. Using home movies, concert clips, new interviews, and never-before-seen footage, Long Strange Trip charts the band’s ...

USA | 238

Walking Out

Walking Out

A moose hunting trip into Montana’s mountains meant as a rite of passage and to bridge a growing divide between a divorced dad (Matt Bomer, A Normal Heart) and his young teenage son (Josh Wiggins, Hellion, Festival 2014) takes a dangerous turn und...

USA | 96

Closing Night: The Green Fog — A San Francisco Fa...

Closing Night: The Green Fog — A San Francisco Fantasia with Kronos Quartet

Join award-winning filmmaker and cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin and the world-renowned Kronos Quartet for an unforgettable collaboration at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. To close out the 2017 program, Kronos Quartet will perf...

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Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge Part 1

Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge Part 1

The first part of Alex Gibney’s deep dive into the history of Rolling Stone magazine covers the magazine’s origins and early growth into a cultural and political pacesetter.

USA | 120

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a V...

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

Working with thousands of hours of behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Milos’ Foreman’s biopic Man on the Moon, Chris Smith creates a revelatory dual portrait that is as provocative as its subjects.

USA/Canada | 94

SF Honors: Darkest Hour

SF Honors: Darkest Hour

Academy Award nominee and BAFTA Award winner Gary Oldman stars in Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, a thrilling account inspired by the true story of Winston Churchill’s first weeks in office during the early days of the Second World War.

UK | 114

The Art & Craft of ‘War for the Planet...

The Art & Craft of ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ with Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri

Join SFFILM and the great minds behind one of the major visual effects accomplishments of the year for this special onstage conversation with actor Andy Serkis and VFX wizard Joe Letteri as they reveal the secrets behind the groundbreaking 'Planet...

Member Screening: Phantom Thread

Member Screening: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread is the newest film from master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps.

USA | 130

2018 SFFILM Festival Members Night

2018 SFFILM Festival Members Night

SFFILM members and their guests are invited to join us for a special sneak preview of the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival which runs April 4–17. Our outstanding programming team will give members a first look at the Festival l...

Opening Night: A Kid Like Jake

Opening Night: A Kid Like Jake

A Kid Like Jake, directed by Transparent’s Silas Howard and adapted from Daniel Pearle’s lauded Off-Broadway play, is the most exceptional and timely of social dramas, exploring issues at the heart of multiple national debates with great intensity...

USA | 92

I Hate Kids

I Hate Kids

Successful author Nick Pearson (Tom Everett Scott) believes that kids ruin relationships.

USA | 90

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

In the joyous, chaotic spirit of his beloved Hedwig and the Angry Inch, director John Cameron Mitchell returns with an utterly unique punk rock 1970s alien invasion film featuring sweet coming-of-age romance punctuated by a remarkable number of sh...

UK | 102

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

This pitch-perfect portrait of Robin Williams, among the greatest comedic voices of all time and a vigorous champion of Bay Area culture, is at turns hilarious, heartbreaking, and awe-inspiring.

USA | 116

Searching

Searching

This nail-biting debut by Aneesh Chaganty, is a fresh and innovative film told exclusively through computer screens.

USA | 101

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The sensational Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, 2010) delivers yet another great performance, here as a sexually ambivalent teen sent to “gay conversion therapy,” after her affair with another girl is discovered by her prom date.

USA | 91

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

The idyllic image of life on the farm has been disrupted in Benjamin Renner (co-director, Ernest & Celestine, Festival 2013) and Patrick Imbert’s delightful hand-drawn creation about a misfit group of barnyard animals and their mischievous hijinks.

France | 80

Salyut-7

Salyut-7

When a Russian space station goes mysteriously offline in 1985, it's up to a forcibly grounded cosmonaut and an engineer who's never been in space to rescue the unmanned Salyut-7 before the Americans intercept it or blow it up.

Russia | 119

Tribute to Charlize Theron: Tully

Tribute to Charlize Theron: Tully

Charlize Theron and Jason Reitman expected to attend.

USA | 94

A Celebration of Oddball Films with Marc Capelle’...

A Celebration of Oddball Films with Marc Capelle’s Red Room Orchestra

Celebration of Oddball Films with Marc Capelle’s Red Room Orchestra will feature a selection of short films from the storied archive with live musical accompaniment.

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A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam G...

A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary by Sam Green and Kronos Quartet

Academy-Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green and film editor Joe Bini have partnered with the legendary New Classical pioneers Kronos Quartet to create a “live documentary” about the classical music group that is a powerfully moving experience.

USA | 85

Blonde Redhead with I Was Born, But…

Blonde Redhead with I Was Born, But…

Blonde Redhead has haunted audiences with alt-rock sounds ranging from noise-rock to dreampop for decades.

90

Centerpiece: Sorry to Bother You

Centerpiece: Sorry to Bother You

The wait is over – Bay Area icon Boots Riley's outrageous, taboo-breaking satire is now a wonderfully deranged feature film.

USA | 107

Jupiter’s Moon

Jupiter’s Moon

Stepping over and through genres in giant leaps, the transcendent new film by White God's Kornél Mundruczó details the story of a Syrian refugee who discovers he can fly.

Hungary/Germany | 128

Manhunt

Manhunt

Doves fly again in master director John Woo’s return to the action film world that made him a global superstar with films like The Killer (1989) and Bullet in the Head (1990).

Hong Kong/China | 111

Shorts 5: Family Films

Shorts 5: Family Films

The recipe for the perfect family film is made up of lots of ingredients, and to be deemed a classic there needs to be thrilling adventures, plenty of belly aching inducing humor, and lots and lots of heart.

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RBG

RBG

While most Americans think of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a progressive superhero and the beacon of left-leaning thinking on a court that veers ever-rightward, this raucous and informative documentary portrait reveals the complex ...

USA | 97

Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation

Joan Jett has been called the Godmother of Punk, a fitting name for the kick-ass frontwoman of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who has been playing guitar since the age of 14.

USA | 92

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George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award: Rob Epstei...

George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman: End Game

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman are among the most dynamic documentary filmmakers of the past 30 years and stalwart champions of filmmaking in the Bay Area.

USA | 95

Closing Night: Don’t Worry He Won’t G...

Closing Night: Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Caustic and wickedly funny, celebrated quadriplegic Portland cartoonist John Callahan had a knack for depicting taboo subjects – especially people with physical disabilities – without an ounce of cultural sensitivity.

USA | 113

A Tribute to Spike Lee: BlacKkKlansman

A Tribute to Spike Lee: BlacKkKlansman

SFFILM will present a special onstage tribute to acclaimed veteran filmmaker Spike Lee, Tuesday September 25 at the Castro Theatre, featuring a screening of his latest film 'BlacKkKlansman.'

US | 135

A Tribute to Rupert Everett: The Happy Prince

A Tribute to Rupert Everett: The Happy Prince

SFFILM will present a special onstage tribute to acclaimed actor and filmmaker Rupert Everett, Wednesday September 26 at the Castro Theatre, featuring a screening of his narrative directorial debut 'The Happy Prince.'

UK/Belgium/Italy/Germany | 104

A Pixar Shorts Celebration

A Pixar Shorts Celebration

Join SFFILM for a special screening of some of Pixar Animation Studios' most celebrated short films from over the years, including their most recent addition, 'Bao.'

Special Screening: ROMA

Special Screening: ROMA

Join SFFILM for a special screening of Alfonso Cuarón's much-anticipated new film 'ROMA.'

Mexico | 135

Opening Night: They’ll Love Me When I’...

Opening Night: They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

Morgan Neville, who charmed SFFILM Festival audiences this spring with his look at Mr. Rogers and his neighborhood, now playfully takes on the story of Orson Welles’s last production, The Other Side of the Wind.

USA | 98

Closing Night: 5B

Closing Night: 5B

In the mid-1980s, a simple number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to deal with AIDS patients, and one that revolutionized the standard of care.

USA | 93

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