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3117 16th Street CA 94103 United States
  • How easy is it to navigate the surrounding area for a wheelchair?
    It is semi-easy to navigate the surrounding area. It is 1.5 blocks from the 16th Street BART stop.

    The sidewalks are pretty smooth and the curbs are easy to navigate. The challenge at the Roxie is the slope into the front doors which is on the steeper side.

    It is best to have someone assist a person in a wheelchair in getting up the slope, but it can be navigated without assistance.
  • Are there steep hills?
    No. The only challenge at the Roxie is the slope into the front doors which is on the steeper side.

    It is best to have someone assist a person in a wheelchair in getting up the slope, but it can be navigated without assistance.
  • Are there ripped up sidewalks?
    The sidewalks are pretty smooth and the curbs are easy to navigate.
  • Are there any ways to get accessible seating in the theater?
    All ADA seats are marked with blue signs. There are two wheelchair-accessible spots with reserved ADA companion spots next to them. The outside armrests of these two companion seats can be lifted up.

    There are 4 other ADA accessible spots on the edge of the rows with more legroom. These spots are located 1/3 way down the rows of seats in the middle on both aisle sides of the auditorium with very good views of the screen.

    Little Roxie: There are two wheelchair-accessible spots in the Little Roxie Theater. One ADA spot is in a larger seat with more legroom and a blue ADA sign, the other is a space for a wheelchair.
  • Are there accessible bathroom stalls?
    Unfortunately, the restrooms in the Big Roxie are not wheelchair friendly due to the age of the building, but there are two bathrooms in the Little Roxie theater that are fully ADA accessible. Any Roxie staff member or volunteer can show you where those are and escort you.
  • Is there unscented soap in restrooms?
    No.
  • Do you offer open captioning or assisted listening devices?
    The Big Roxie now has assistive listening and open captioning devices for our hearing and visually-impaired patrons. We have headsets that increase the volume of film audio, and with select screenings offer a descriptive audio track. We also have open captioning devices providing captions of film audio, available at select screenings. The receiver is attached to an angled flex-arm with a base and built-in cup holder that screws into the theater seat arm’s cup holder. The receiver has a screen which displays subtitles for the patron.
  • Is there an ADA contact person?
    If you have questions, feedback, or special accessibility needs please email ada@roxie.com or call the office at 415 431 3611 during normal business hours Mon-Fri 10 am–6 pm.

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Cop Car

Cop Car

In director Jon Watts’ delightful throwback thriller, two good-natured but slightly mischievous young boys are having an awesome summer day in the countryside. When they stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade and decide to ...

USA | 88

Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

A mother needs absolute calm to recover from plastic surgery and becomes increasingly annoyed and borderline abusive with her free-spirited children. They in turn begin to suspect that something might not be altogether right with her since the pro...

Austria | 100

The Editor

The Editor

From the fantastic team behind Father’s Day and Manborg comes a loving tribute to the giallo films of the 1970s. The Editor is a distillation of the best and the most sublimely ridiculous bits of this unique, largely Italian-made thriller-erotica-...

Canada | 95

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Brandy in the Wilderness

Brandy in the Wilderness

The life and struggles of an aspiring filmmaker and his girlfriend are portrayed in this rediscovered road movie classic that hearkens back to the great “diary” films of the era. This film is presented in collaboration with the Telluride Film Fest...

USA | 69

At Rush!

The World of Kanako

The World of Kanako

A disgraced former police investigator seeks redemption by trying to find his lost daughter but discovers she may have secrets that rival his own. Based on Akio Fukamachi's 2004 mystery novel Hateshinaki Kawaki, the pitch-black The World of Kanako...

Japan | 118

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s wise, precisely observed, compulsively watchable drama about four female friends and their midlife awakening runs over five hours, yet the leisurely duration is not an indulgence but a careful strategy—to show what other films ...

Japan | 317

Shorts 6: Youth Works

Shorts 6: Youth Works

It’s time once again to discover the newest voices of today’s rising filmmaking talents. This collection of short documentary, narrative and animated films is an inspired and inspiring look at the world as interpreted by today’s teen filmmakers. C...

85

Shorts 4: New Visions

Shorts 4: New Visions

In this collection of new experimental film and video works, the Black diaspora, Bangladesh’s 1970s revolutionary left, life on the Turkish-Syrian border, the faux artifact industry in Morocco and more are framed through exquisite formal innovatio...

71

Shorts 2

Shorts 2

The numerous heartbreaking, touching and charming situations that unfold in this program of narrative and documentary shorts include the life-and-death decisions being made daily in an Oakland hospital, the eerie night activities of smugglers in S...

101

At Rush!

Operator

Operator

In this comedy about love, work and technology, Joe Larsen (Martin Starr, Silicon Valley) obsessively keeps data from every aspect of his life and his anxiety ratings are off the charts. The new interactive voice response system he has just delive...

USA | 90

Very Big Shot

Very Big Shot

Two brothers are bitten by the movie bug when they conceive an idea to smuggle drugs in empty film canisters in this often hilarious satire of politics and filmmaking. With an easily manipulated director on board, their controversial storyline inv...

Lebanon/Qatar | 107

No Home Movie

No Home Movie

Chantal Akerman’s final work epitomizes the late filmmaker’s intuitive sense of cinematic form, and reaffirms her inextricable relationship with her mother Natalia (Nelly). Edited from over 40 hours of footage captured during the last period of Ne...

Belgium/France | 115

Shorts 1

Shorts 1

This distinctive collection of narrative and documentary shorts will transport you to far-flung locales to create a vivid sense of place. Whether in the high mountain plateaus of Kryzgstan, the Louisiana bayou or remote Alaska, these films illumi...

94

Shorts 3: Animation

Shorts 3: Animation

A retirement home resident attempts to woo with music. A participant in a primal scream class gets more than he bargained for. And a child is made to drink blood from deer antlers. These imaginative, often hilarious story-based animations mingle w...

70

Operator

Operator

In this comedy about love, work and technology, Joe Larsen (Martin Starr, Silicon Valley) obsessively keeps data from every aspect of his life and his anxiety ratings are off the charts. The new interactive voice response system he has just delive...

USA | 90

The Summer of Frozen Fountains

The Summer of Frozen Fountains

People fall in and out of love in this delightfully wistful romantic drama. Director Vano Burduli shares amusement and a profoundly deep affection for a changing Tbilisi and its flawed and beautiful inhabitants, guiding each of his characters like...

Georgia/Russia | 103

Neon Bull

Neon Bull

Strange and erotic, with an unexpected view of gender roles, this film is set in the macho world of bull wrangling yet its male protagonist is interested in fashion and designs dresses. When a handsome new worker comes to help, a hothouse atmosphe...

Brazil/Uruguay/Netherlands | 101

Mr. Gaga

Mr. Gaga

A spectacular and celebratory investigation of a modern dancer’s creative process, this documentary tracks the four decades-long career of renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin, the artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company. Painstakingly...

Israel/Sweden/Germany/Netherlands | 100

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As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

Her family assumes that Farah, a high-achieving student in Tunis, will continue her studies, but she just wants to sing. When her mom hears that she’s performing politically provocative material with a group of male friends, a powerful story unfol...

Tunisia/France/Belgium | 102

The Summer of Frozen Fountains

The Summer of Frozen Fountains

People fall in and out of love in this delightfully wistful romantic drama. Director Vano Burduli shares amusement and a profoundly deep affection for a changing Tbilisi and its flawed and beautiful inhabitants, guiding each of his characters like...

Georgia/Russia | 103

Between Us: Experimental Shorts

Between Us: Experimental Shorts

Eight artist-made films explore things that pass between us. Songs, stories and trinkets are handed down from one generation to the next. Ghosts of the past take shape in the present, haunting cityscapes and backyards. Friends and family come toge...

73

Granny’s Dancing on the Table

Granny’s Dancing on the Table

Taking place within the quiet serenity of the dense Swedish woods, isolated from civilization, this intense drama delivers a harrowing tale of abuse and psychological imprisonment and the power of imagination to withstand painful circumstances. En...

Sweden/Denmark | 89

The Joneses

The Joneses

Filmmaker Moby Longinotto’s fascinating, thoroughly candid documentary invites audiences to pull up a chair at the never-dull family table in a Mississippi trailer park home. Everything is on the menu: dashed dreams, seething resentments, sexual a...

USA/UK | 80

Sixty Six

Sixty Six

Sixties pop-art heroines and DC comic-strip heroes are suffused with the passions of Greco-Roman gods in Lewis Klahr’s short film compilation spanning 14 years of filmmaking and chosen by the NY Times’ Manohla Dargis as one of the best films of 20...

USA | 90

Peter and the Farm

Peter and the Farm

Despite the picturesque cows and dogs in the fields of Vermont’s Mile Hill Farm, a botched culling of an unlucky sheep is an early hint that Tony Stone’s sympathetic and beautifully crafted portrait of farmer Peter Dunning will be something more c...

USA | 91

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of R...

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

This immensely entertaining series covers the history of contemporary recorded music through scores of original interviews with the famous producers and artists who created it. The two segments presented here focus, respectively, on the role of th...

USA | 102

The Innocents

The Innocents

In this moving drama inspired by a true story, a French Red Cross nurse working in Poland immediately after WWII is brought to a local convent to help a pregnant nun in labor. When she finds other nuns in similar circumstances and hears their trag...

France/Poland | 115

From Afar

From Afar

When a middle-aged single man, who cruises his Caracas neighborhood for rough trade, takes a tough young boy into his home, a gritty exploration ensues as these two angry men negotiate a relationship that resides somewhere between lover and friend...

Venezuela/Mexico | 93

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Shorts 2

Shorts 2

The numerous heartbreaking, touching and charming situations that unfold in this program of narrative and documentary shorts include the life-and-death decisions being made daily in an Oakland hospital, the eerie night activities of smugglers in S...

101

Thithi

Thithi

In a small South Indian village, a cantankerous centenarian keels over and dies, setting the stage for a capricious comedy of errors among three generations of dissimilar sons. Conflict, confusion, corruption and a series of ill-conceived actions ...

India/USA | 123

Escapes

Escapes

Though best known as the scribe behind the legendary cult film Blade Runner, Hampton Fancher’s life has been full of plenty more sticky situations, close calls and other brushes with fate. Michael Almereyda’s lively portrait of the actor/producer/...

USA | 84

Neither Heaven nor Earth

Neither Heaven nor Earth

In this suspenseful war film that uses fear of the dark to great effect, a French army contingent operating in Afghanistan is beset by mysterious disappearances. While Captain Antarès (Jérémie Renier) initially and understandably blames local vill...

France/Belgium | 103

Letting Your Imagination Soar with Moonbot Studio...

Letting Your Imagination Soar with Moonbot Studios: A Workshop for Kids

Academy Award-winning director Brandon Oldenburg believes that imagination is a place, and that we have all been there at some point in our childhood. With his team at Moonbot Studios, Oldenburg tries to get back to that place and create stories t...

120

The Event

The Event

Sergei Loznitza (Maidan, SFIFF 2015) once again brings Eastern European history to vivid life with the inspired deployment of archival resources. In the summer of 1991, hardline members and supporters of the communist party attempted to seize cont...

Netherlands/Belgium | 74

Thirst

Thirst

When water becomes scarce due to drought, a laundress living in rural southwest Bulgaria with her husband and son invites a dowser and his spirited daughter onto their property to search for hidden springs. Wonderfully atmospheric, the film gracef...

Bulgaria | 90

Mountain

Mountain

Yaelle Kayam’s debut feature is strikingly shot against the tombstones of Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, where an Orthodox woman’s longing for her husband’s love sets in motion a transformational journey into a nocturnal world of pimps and prostitut...

Israel/Denmark | 83

Very Big Shot

Very Big Shot

Two brothers are bitten by the movie bug when they conceive an idea to smuggle drugs in empty film canisters in this often hilarious satire of politics and filmmaking. With an easily manipulated director on board, their controversial storyline inv...

Lebanon/Qatar | 107

Home Care

Home Care

Dedicated home-care nurse Vlasta (Karlovy Vary winner Alena Mihulová) traipses around the south Moravia countryside on bus and foot tending to (and bantering with) patients too infirm or elderly to travel. When she herself is diagnosed with a seri...

Czech Republic/Slovakia | 92

As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

Her family assumes that Farah, a high-achieving student in Tunis, will continue her studies, but she just wants to sing. When her mom hears that she’s performing politically provocative material with a group of male friends, a powerful story unfol...

Tunisia/France/Belgium | 102

Frenzy

Frenzy

Reflective of the unease in present-day Turkey, this slow-burn thriller focuses on a man recently released from prison who is forced to turn informant as a condition of his parole. In circumstances of heightened paranoia, he begins to see threats ...

Turkey/France/Qatar | 115

Salero

Salero

Moises Chambi Yucra and his family stand at the crossroads of time. For generations, they have has made a humble living harvesting salt from Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, but beneath Uyuni sit massive amounts of lithium,...

USA/Bolivia | 76

Winter Song

Winter Song

The way Otar Iosseliani turns Paris on its head makes us think of a young Jean-Luc Godard—yet Iosseliani is 82! And he’s still having a great time—thumbing his nose at authority, from depictions of Paris cops evicting the homeless to ridiculing Be...

France | 117

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Shorts 3: Animation

Shorts 3: Animation

A retirement home resident attempts to woo with music. A participant in a primal scream class gets more than he bargained for. And a child is made to drink blood from deer antlers. These imaginative, often hilarious story-based animations mingle w...

70

The Demons

The Demons

Documentary filmmaker Philippe Lesage’s narrative debut is an exquisitely observed portrait of a delicate ten-year-old Quebec boy grappling with the insecurities and confusion of impending adolescence. The fragility of innocence is foregrounded th...

Canada | 118

Unlocking the Cage

Unlocking the Cage

The estimable team of Pennebaker/Hegedus explores animal rights in this compelling and suspenseful portrait of pioneering lawyer Steve Wise and his team. Seeking to expand the legal definition of “personhood” to include certain animals, Wise files...

USA | 91

Shorts 4: New Visions

Shorts 4: New Visions

In this collection of new experimental film and video works, the Black diaspora, Bangladesh’s 1970s revolutionary left, life on the Turkish-Syrian border, the faux artifact industry in Morocco and more are framed through exquisite formal innovatio...

71

Thirst

Thirst

When water becomes scarce due to drought, a laundress living in rural southwest Bulgaria with her husband and son invites a dowser and his spirited daughter onto their property to search for hidden springs. Wonderfully atmospheric, the film gracef...

Bulgaria | 90

Shorts 1

Shorts 1

This distinctive collection of narrative and documentary shorts will transport you to far-flung locales to create a vivid sense of place. Whether in the high mountain plateaus of Kryzgstan, the Louisiana bayou or remote Alaska, these films illumi...

94

Frenzy

Frenzy

Reflective of the unease in present-day Turkey, this slow-burn thriller focuses on a man recently released from prison who is forced to turn informant as a condition of his parole. In circumstances of heightened paranoia, he begins to see threats ...

Turkey/France/Qatar | 115

The Student

The Student

With visual and verbal verve, The Student tells the story of Venya, a high school student who wields his worn copy of the Bible like a hammer to use against his mom, teachers, and peers. Serebrennikov offers a potent story of bullying behavior whe...

Russia | 118

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and the leader of his own quintet, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s ‘60s “hard-bop” scene. But a storied career was cut short in 1972 when his common-law wife Helen shot him to death. This riveting documentar...

Sweden, USA | 91

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press

The trial between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media seemed like a standard sex-tape lawsuit after the private video was posted online. But Hogan’s lawyers (with the help of a Silicon Valley mogul) won the case, bankrupting Gawker, and signifying a major...

USA | 93

Everything Else

Everything Else

Academy Award-nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, 2006) gives a masterfully controlled performance as Doña Flor, a solitary bureaucrat whose lifelong service in a government office has left her markedly unsympathetic towards her clients. Shot with an ...

Mexico/USA/France | 98

Story of a 3-Day Pass (50th Anniversary Screening)

Story of a 3-Day Pass (50th Anniversary Screening)

Melvin Van Peebles’ first feature film describes the experiences of a Black American soldier who is given a weekend pass in Paris. Quite by chance, he meets a French girl, Miriam, and they take a trip to Brittany together. The simple context of a ...

France | 87

Hotel Salvation

Hotel Salvation

In Shubhashish Bhutiani’s winning debut feature, 77-year-old Dayanand sees his coming death in a dream and insists that his business-minded son take him to a hotel in the holy city of Varanasi. This run-down place is administered by a curmudgeon w...

India | 99

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

Combining gritty urban realism with vampire movie name checks galore, The Transfiguration (selected for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard) tells the story of a teenage loner with a problem—he has a thirst for blood—and the slightly older girl who befriend...

USA | 97

Shorts 6: Youth Works

Shorts 6: Youth Works

The quality of work produced by these young artists is sure to dazzle audiences, from their films’ technical prowess to the maturity of their storytelling. This collection is an inspired and inspiring look at the world as interpreted by film’s nex...

85

Shorts 4: New Visions

Shorts 4: New Visions

In this presentation of new experimental film and video works, a hunt in the high grass of Brazil, a trip through a Maroon village in Jamaica, and front-row tickets to a water show are just some of the places seen. From different parts of the worl...

73

Shorts 2

Shorts 2

A masked man robs a bank, a community of Bay Area artists tries to keep their building from being condemned, and a pair of travelers converse about the challenges of modern technology in the midst of natural splendors. This collection of narrative...

93

At Rush!

Motherland

Motherland

A maternity hospital in Manila, Philippines, one of the busiest in the world, bursts at the seams with the chaos of new life, as cameras capture the shock of childbirth, the exhaustion of new motherhood, the discomforts of poverty, and the valiant...

USA/Philippines | 94

78/52

78/52

Taking a deep dive into Hitchcock’s shower scene in Psycho (1960), director Philippe marshals a perfect assemblage of commentators to discuss its lasting effect. From directors (Peter Bogdanovich, Guillermo del Toro) to editors (Walter Murch), com...

USA | 91

The Paris Opera

The Paris Opera

In the wake of the November 2015 terrorist attacks, the legendary Paris Opera has several shows to mount and numerous difficulties to face. Featuring multiple storylines, including labor disputes, live bulls, and charming Russians, this expertly c...

France/Switzerland | 110

Yourself and Yours

Yourself and Yours

Hong’s latest seriocomedy about booze and breaking up details the life of a painter named Young-soo who hears that his girlfriend Minjung has been seen with another man. Anger and jealousy lead him to a frantic search for her, but when multiple ve...

South Korea | 86

Shorts 1

Shorts 1

This compilation of narrative and documentary shorts showcases expertly crafted visual storytelling from around the world. Each film offers its own insight into a wide range of subjects and locales—from a young bride’s wedding in Armenia to a fami...

91

Shorts 3: Animation

Shorts 3: Animation

Pajamas that can talk. Bears that summersault. Hot dogs that take the place of fingers. Only in animation can the unreal become delightfully fathomable and often the most lifelike. These inventive and touching animated works imagine worlds that co...

72

People You May Know

People You May Know

Jed is a work-from-home photo editor who has never been on social media until he meets a young woman who approaches him with an experiment: allow her to brand him and make him into someone that everyone wants to know. In Sherwin Shilati’s timely d...

USA | 91

Infinity Baby

Infinity Baby

Although they’re the result of a scientific experiment gone awry, the infants that fail to age in Bob Byington’s provocative new comedy seem to fit seamlessly into a modern world of adults in perpetual emotional adolescence. Shot in crisp black an...

USA | 75

Who Cares. Who Sees: Experimental Shorts

Who Cares. Who Sees: Experimental Shorts

How we see others and understand them is explored through six poetic films: three portraits—of a geologist, of the Andes, and of “anyone” or “nobody”; an homage to Robert Frank’s photographs in The Americans; a collage featuring photos of a Masoni...

72

Endless Poetry

Endless Poetry

Legendary cult director, poet, writer, Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, 1970) continues exploring deeply personal cinema with the second film of a proposed five-part cinematic autobiography, a wonderous celebration that depicts his life as a young a...

Chile/Japan/France | 128

I Called Him Morgan

I Called Him Morgan

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and the leader of his own quintet, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s ‘60s “hard-bop” scene. But a storied career was cut short in 1972 when his common-law wife Helen shot him to death. This riveting documentar...

Sweden, USA | 91

Beach Rats

Beach Rats

A sinister, moody exploration of sexual identity, Eliza Hittman’s follow-up to her feature debut It Felt Like Love (2013) sensuously balances two different but connected worlds in a young man’s life. Strikingly handsome Frankie (sensational newcom...

USA | 95

Hermia & Helena

Hermia & Helena

Foreknowledge of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is by no means required to enjoy Argentine writer-director Matías Piñeiro’s quasi-adaptation, in which a young theater director comes to New York from Buenos Aires on a fellowship to translate Shakespeare...

USA/Argentina | 86

California Dreams

California Dreams

Toeing the line between documentary, fiction, and uncomfortable comedy, director Mike Ott (Littlerock, Festival 2010; Pearblossom Highway, Festival 2012) returns with an eccentric portrait of five aspiring actors in Lancaster, California, whose Ho...

USA | 85

The Challenge

The Challenge

Italian artist Yuri Ancarani melds his luminous cinematic vision with the ancient sport of Arab falconry in The Challenge, an evocative and visually dazzling portrait of a celebrated hunting competition set in the coastal deserts of Qatar. Modern ...

France/Italy | 70

California Dreams

California Dreams

Toeing the line between documentary, fiction, and uncomfortable comedy, director Mike Ott (Littlerock, Festival 2010; Pearblossom Highway, Festival 2012) returns with an eccentric portrait of five aspiring actors in Lancaster, California, whose Ho...

USA | 85

The Future Perfect

The Future Perfect

Eighteen-year-old Xiaobin travels from China to Buenos Aires to join her conservative family members who refuse to learn Spanish. They want her to stay within their culture, but she rebels, taking a Spanish class where new lessons learned often le...

Argentina | 65

Next Skin

Next Skin

Costarring Sergi López and Julieta’s Emma Suárez, and gorgeously set in the Spanish Pyrenees, this tense and sexy exploration of identity and small-town suspicions concerns 17-year-old Léo (Àlex Monner, in a rich and beguiling performance), who re...

Spain/Switzerland | 103

Duet

Duet

After a Tehran musician instigates an encounter with his college girlfriend in an attempt to address the poor end their relationship suffered, their lives and the equilibrium of their spouses are thrown into crisis. Navid Danesh’s resonant and mov...

Iran | 103

Next Skin

Next Skin

Costarring Sergi López and Julieta’s Emma Suárez, and gorgeously set in the Spanish Pyrenees, this tense and sexy exploration of identity and small-town suspicions concerns 17-year-old Léo (Àlex Monner, in a rich and beguiling performance), who re...

Spain/Switzerland | 103

Family Life

Family Life

While housesitting for an estranged relative, Martín takes the phrase “Make yourself at home” to uncomfortable extremes in this wry exploration of fortysomething malaise from luminary Chilean filmmakers Alicia Scherson and Cristián Jiménez. After ...

Chile | 80

Disposable Film Festival 10th Anniversary Retrosp...

Disposable Film Festival 10th Anniversary Retrospective

It might be a coincidence that the tenth anniversary of the Disposable Film Festival (DFF) is also shared with the first generation of the iPhone, but in all of cinema history, there have never been more “film-makers.” Founder Carlton Evans recogn...

90

Everything Else

Everything Else

Academy Award-nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, 2006) gives a masterfully controlled performance as Doña Flor, a solitary bureaucrat whose lifelong service in a government office has left her markedly unsympathetic towards her clients. Shot with an ...

Mexico/USA/France | 98

The Human Surge

The Human Surge

Eduardo Williams has steadily made a name for himself with a series of indelible shorts featuring young protagonists adrift in strange environments. In his debut feature, a prizewinner at Locarno, he takes the premise further, crafting a dreamlike...

Argentina/Brazil/Portugal | 97

Park

Park

The formerly grand stadiums and swimming pools of the 2004 Athens Olympics have become modern-day Greek ruins, a place for disaffected kids who’ve come of age since the Games to run wild. First-time director Exarchou, working mostly with non-profe...

Greece/Poland | 100

Mrs K

Mrs K

Kara Wai, known in her younger days as a Shaw Brothers Studio kung-fu master, returns to kick some bad-guy butt as the titular hero of Ho Yuhang’s action-packed extravaganza with Spaghetti Western leanings. She plays a mild-mannered housewife with...

Hong Kong, Malaysia, China | 97

Life After Life

Life After Life

As the inexorable progress of industrialization in China makes its way into the lives of village residents Mingchun and his son Leilei, a surprise haunting by Leilei’s dead mother, who has an impassioned plea for her husband, points to a time when...

China | 80

The Wedding Ring

The Wedding Ring

The Wedding Ring is a rare achievement, a wondrously complex dramatic feature directed by an African woman that explores female desires and empowerment in a traditional Muslim society. Rahmatou Keïta tells the story of Tiyaa who returns to Niger w...

Niger/Burkina Faso/France | 96

God’s Own Country

God’s Own Country

Filmed on the Yorkshire hillside where he grew up, Francis Lee’s debut feature tells the rich and sexy story of John Saxby, a hard-drinking lad who keeps his emotions in check until an irrepressible Romanian immigrant comes to help out on the fami...

UK | 105

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Duet

Duet

After a Tehran musician instigates an encounter with his college girlfriend in an attempt to address the poor end their relationship suffered, their lives and the equilibrium of their spouses are thrown into crisis. Navid Danesh’s resonant and mov...

Iran | 103

Headshot

Headshot

Unveiling a twisting plot alongside some of the most visceral martial arts sequences in recent cinema, Headshot tells the story of an amnesiac named Ishmael (played by Indonesian martial arts master Iko Uwais (The Raid) trying to piece together hi...

Indonesia | 117

World Without End (No Reported Incidents)

World Without End (No Reported Incidents)

The poetic, political imagery that has made Jem Cohen an iconoclastic American treasure is on full display in his recent work. World Without End (No Reported Incidents), a portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class British resort town near Londo...

USA | 77

Shorts 3: Animation

Shorts 3: Animation

Pajamas that can talk. Bears that summersault. Hot dogs that take the place of fingers. Only in animation can the unreal become delightfully fathomable and often the most lifelike. These inventive and touching animated works imagine worlds that co...

72

Ma’ Rosa

Ma’ Rosa

Unfolding in what feels like real time with a gritty social realist style, Ma’ Rosa is the harrowing and timely story of a couple who are arrested for selling crystal meth. The new film by internationally acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mend...

Philippines | 110

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The Untamed

The Untamed

Ángel exerts grim control over his wife, while conducting an affair with her brother—until a mysterious stranger reveals an otherworldly being that changes their lives forever. This meditation on pleasure and destruction is a sensual, erotic, and ...

Mexico/Denmark/France/Germany/Norway/Switzerland | 100

Half-Life in Fukushima

Half-Life in Fukushima

The soothing sound of the sea and the soft winds blowing in the pastures create a false sense of optimism, but everything in this environment is poisoned, including the delicious mushrooms that carpet the surrounding forest. With minimal commentar...

Switzerland/France | 61

In Loco Parentis (School Life)

In Loco Parentis (School Life)

Irish filmmaker Neasa Nî Chianáin and David Rane present a charming and deeply intimate portrait of a year at Headfort boarding school in picturesque Kells, Ireland. Following devoted and wryly funny educators John and Amanda Leyden as they battle...

Ireland, Spain | 100

At Rush!

Shorts 4: New Visions

Shorts 4: New Visions

In this presentation of new experimental film and video works, a hunt in the high grass of Brazil, a trip through a Maroon village in Jamaica, and front-row tickets to a water show are just some of the places seen. From different parts of the worl...

73

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

Mister Universo

Mister Universo

When a cherished childhood lucky charm is stolen, a young lion tamer must leave his circus behind and travel the back roads of Italy, looking for the strongman who gave it to him so many years ago in the hope that he can make him another. This cap...

Austria, Italy | 90

The Challenge

The Challenge

Italian artist Yuri Ancarani melds his luminous cinematic vision with the ancient sport of Arab falconry in The Challenge, an evocative and visually dazzling portrait of a celebrated hunting competition set in the coastal deserts of Qatar. Modern ...

France/Italy | 70

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