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August 31st - September 6th, 2012
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Friday, June 24th "Opening Night"

Eat The Sun 79 min

Is it possible to stare into the sun and not eat? Meet Mason Dwinell in this documentary that focuses on a young man’s journey into the little known world of sungazing – an ancient practice of looking directly at the sun for long periods of time.

Director/Producer: Peter Sorcher


7:15 PM

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Banana Bread    

Mind The Gap 4 min

Feeling stereotyped, a young boy and an elderly man struggle to connect.

Director: Jon Byron


Banana Bread    

Banana Bread 9 min

Matt Meyerson has a worried Jewish mother with good reason to worry.

Director: Barton Landsman



Eagles in the Chicken Coop 95 min - SF Premiere

A team of investigative documentarians set out to follow the making of a late night, made-for-television Mature Movie, to capture an inside look at mainstream American movie practices and sensibilities at their lowest. As the production spins out of control, the team of friends sidesteps the studios contractual demands of sex and nuance, risking their jobs, in a game of cat-and-mouse, scraping to protect the 'important' love story they believe The Lone Rancher can provide.

Director: Brent Florence
Writers: Brent Florence, Kenny Luper
Executive Producer: Reece Duca
Producer: Bryan L. Bihari
Co-producer: James Bass
Director of Photography: Matt Davis

Cast: Bruce Abbott, Cameron Bender, Megan Bergkvist


9:45 PM

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Weirdo 4 min

This is the story of Romain who has always felt different because of the antlers he was born with. But one day someone is going to change his life and the way people look at him.

Directors: Audrey Najar, Frédéric Perrot



Tall Tale Tanner 11.5 min

Tall Tale Tanner is the story of Tanner, a shy guy who seeks relationship advice from a strange, self-professed seduction guru. An oddball cast of characters are introduced as Tanner is sent on a misguided mission to find love.

Director: Jason Hinkle



Harold and Maude (1971) 91 min - 40th Anniversary

Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold finds himself changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Colin Higgins
Cinematographer: John A. Alonzo
Music: Cat Stevens
Cast: Ruth Gordon, Bud Cort, Vivian Pickles



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Saturday, June 25th - "Behind The Scenes"

Iranium 60 min - SF Premiere

Iran's nuclear program presents a threat to international stability. Yet successive American administrations-Republican and Democratic alike-have misread the intentions and actions of the Iranian regime. Iranium powerfully reports on the many aspects of the threat America and the world now faces using rarely-before seen footage of Iranian leaders, and interviews with 25 leading politicians, Iranian dissidents, and experts on: Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation.

Director: Alex Traiman
Producer: Raphael Shore
Narrator: Shohreh Aghdashloo


2:00 PM

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Crude Justice 18 min

Shot on location in Louisiana, this film explores the damage done by this unimaginable environmental calamity to the lives and livelihoods of the people who depend on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico for their income, their food, and the continuation of their culture.

Director: Kevin E. Fry



Bhopali 84 min - SF Premiere

Bhopali documents the survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India. Today the suffering continues, prompting victims to fight for justice against Union Carbide, the American corporation responsible for the disaster.

Director: Van Maximilian Carlson

Producer: Kirk Palayan
Co-composer: Takeshi Furukawa & Henning Lohner



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Mine: Story of a Sacred Mountain 16.5 min

What will one tribe have to do to save everything they know?

Director: Toby Nicholas



Superheroes 90 min - SF Premiere

A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.

Director: Michael Barnett
Editors: Doug Blush, Derek Boonstra, & Jeff Chen
DP: Michael Barnett
Executive Producers: Doug Blush, Patrick Creadon, & Christine O'Malley
Producer: Theodore James






Desert Veil 3.5 min

An exiled woman is confronted with hallucinations of her past and future."

Directors: Lyz Holder & Ed Janne



40 Years 14 min

A haunting tale of loss and regret, blending live action and stunning visual effects that culminate in a dramatic finale.

Director: Russell Appleford



Gabi On The Roof In July 102 min

An ambitious painter on the verge of a big break confronts his moral decay when his idealist, younger sister comes to stay with him in New York City for the summer.

Director/Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine

Co-Writer: Katie Kirtz

Executive Producers: Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Jason Connell

Cast: Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal, Brooke Bloom, Louis Cancelmi, Kate Lyrn Sheil, Amy Seimetz


9:30 PM


Flat Love    

Flat Love 15 min

Internationally acclaimed actress Isabella Rossellini narrates this visually stunning story about one man's complicated love affair with a woman who only exists in a 2D world.

Director/Writer: Andrés Sanz




Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 115 minutes

In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.

Director: Philip Kaufman
Writers: Jack Finney, W.D. Richter
Cinematographer: Michael Chapman
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum






Sunday, June 26th - "The Quest"

Lesson Plan 76 min

'Lesson Plan' is a documentary featuring interviews of the original students and teacher of the 1967 Third Wave experiment. This exercise in fascism took place in Palo Alto, California. Within one week, 30 students grew to 200 as the Third Wave took on a life of its own, and the students unwittingly re-enacted the roots of the Third Reich.

Directors: David Jeffery, Philip Neel

Producers: Robert del Valle, Mark Hancock, David Jeffery, Philip Neel

Editor: Philip Neel



2:00 PM



When I Was Young 4 min

In a world where we feel so different, all you need is a little perspective.
Director: Jon Byron



Tourette Syndrome: Up Close 12 min

Tourette Syndrome: Up Close is the story of life with Tourette Syndrome (TS). In one weekend at a camp for children with TS, they get to experience acceptance for the first time.

Director: Zachary Jankovic



I Do, I Don't 63 min - SF Premiere

The true story of a young couple compelled to matrimony by the convictions of their religion... but to what end?

Directors: Maggie Sargent, Louis Gurgitano

Producers: Maggie Sargent, Louis Gurgitano, Jason Connell


4:30 PM



Bottle 5.5 min

A transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle.

Director: Kirsten Lepore


The Long Lonely Walk 12 min

In all walks of life, there are challenges that lie ahead.

Director: Leon Chambers






Stepping Into The Fire 84 min - SF Premiere

What if the life you lived, the wealth you earned, the possessions you attained, were a deception? What if the answers to all of life's questions were planted deep within the Amazons of Peru? This story takes you on a journey towards the discovery of life's purpose. Step into the fire and you may just find what you've been searching for all along.

Directors: Ross Evison, Roberto Velez

Producers: Jeremy Bailer, Ben Hatta, Vicki Hersh, Alvin Joseph, Amber Milt, Roberto Velez, Donna Walsh


7:00 PM



The Philosopher 16 min

A successful man decides to strip himself of all material objects in order to attain a clear, pure mind for thought and philosophy...

Director: Abdulla Al Kaabi



Lick 90 min - SF Premiere

How many licks does it take to get to the center? For better or worse, they're going to find out.

Director/Writer: Chris Agoston
Producer: Lauren Roy
Cast: Rober Hidgen, Stefanie Buxton, Kyle Gatehouse, Matthew Raudsepp


9:30 PM



Sudden Death 20 min

Los Angeles has been overtaken by a virus known as Sudden Death Syndrome, a disease that causes its victim to die suddenly and has only one symptom... spontaneously breaking into well-choreographed song and dance.

Director: Adam Hall


Monday, June 27th - "Crossroads"

Falling Overnight 84 min - SF Premiere

The story of Elliot Carson on the day before he has surgery to remove a brain tumor. Facing what could be his last night, Elliot's path intersects with Chloe Webb who invites him to her art show. Elliot welcomes the distraction and as the night descends, Chloe takes him on an intimate and exhilarating journey through the city. But as morning approaches, and Chloe learns of Elliot's condition, the magic of the evening unravels, and they must together face the uncertainty of Elliot's future.

Director/Writer/DP/Editor/Executive Producer: Conrad Jackson

Producers: Jed Rhein, Elizabeth Jackson

Writers/Executive Producers: Aaron Golden, Parker Croft
Executive Producers: Christian Yeager, Sangeeta Parekh, Lou Fusaro

Cast: Parker Croft, Emilia Zoryan

7:15 PM



The Lucky One 4.5 min

Frustrated by the life they've created, two men simultaneously share their introspective view of the the world around them.

Director: Jon Byron



Corazón 12 min

A man born with no heart will have the experience of his life.

Director: Antonio Pita



White Irish Drinkers 109 min - SF Premiere

Brooklyn, 1975: two brothers looking for a way out of their working-class neighborhood make a pact to rob a local theater on the night of a Rolling Stones concert.

Director/Writer/Producer: John Gray

Producers: Melissa Jo Peltier, Paul Bernard, James Scura

Director of Photography: Seamus Tierney

Cast: Nick Thurston, Geoff Wigdor, Stephen Lang, Karen Allen, Peter Riegert, Leslie Murphy


9:45 PM



The Interview 3.5 min

The Interview follows a lone man to an interview with the world's most powerful and dangerous arm's dealer, Draco. If he survives a sixty second fight with four of Draco's men, he's got a job.
Director: Giovanni Zelko


Tuesday, June 28th - "Inside Filmmaking"

Cleanflix 92 min - SF Premiere

This insightful documentary follows the sanitized movie industry from inception to collapse. Starting with Kate Winslet's nudity in Titanic and the Mormon culture that didn't want to see it, the film launches into the numerous legal and theoretical debates that led to a DGA lawsuit involving industry titans.

Directors: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi

Writers: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi

Executive Producers: Rachel Mae Ligairi, Stephen Oxman, Jolyn Schleiffarth, Jason Connell

Producers: Andrew James, Joshua Ligairi, Amber Bollinger, William Rowan Jr.


7:15 PM



Clara Moreno - "Brincando de Samba" 3 min

A music video by Clara Moreno.

Director: Luciana Camargo



Death of the Revolution 6 min

When Tony is told off for stealing a pencil, his ten year-old logic seethes at the injustice.

Directors: Ben and Chris Blaine


Official Rejection 107 min - SF Premiere

A documentary following the exploits of a group of filmmakers as they take their independent feature, "Ten 'til Noon", along the film festival circuit, and the politics, pitfalls, triumphs and comic tragedies they encounter along the way. A must see for young filmmakers on the pitfalls of indie film.

Director/Writer: Paul Osborne
Producers: Paul Osborne, Paul J. Alessi, Leslie Wimmer, and Scott Storm


9:45 PM



Fu(nd) This! 11 min

A film funding applicant battles against censorship and cultural cowardice, as well as his own conscience, in a fraught attempt to get his project 'green-lit' in this surreal and biting political comedy.

Directors: Anna Edwards, Oliver Houston


Wednesday, June 29th - "Closing Night"

Leading Ladies 102 min

A zany comedy about two sisters, their gay best friend, and their overzealous stage mom. When one sister gets pregnant and the other plans to waltz out of the closet, the family must hustle to maintain their status quo in the harsh arena of competitive dance.

Directors: Erika Randall Beahm, Daniel Beahm
Writers: Erika Randall Beahm, Jennifer Bechtel
Producer: Daniel Beahm
Cast: Laurel Vail, Shannon Lea Smith, Benji Schwimmer, Nicole Dinnoe, Melanie LaPatin


7:15 PM



Bathing & The Single Girl 11 min

A raw & irreverent look at dating - and bathing with - younger men.
Director: Christine Elise McCarthy



The Dead Inside 98 minutes - SF Premiere

The Dead Inside is a haunting musical about two artists, Wes and Fi, who have misplaced their muse. When Fi begins to show signs of schizophrenia, Wes finds inspiration in her deterioration. When it turns out she is actually possessed, he must choose between the woman he loves and the evil intruder that inspires him.

Director: Travis Betz
Writer: Travis Betz
Cast: Sarah Lassez, Dustin Fasching

Original Music: Joel Van Vliet

Executive Producer: Jessica Petelle

Producer: Galicia Bloom


9:45 PM



Danny Caldwell Goes To Hell 17.5 min

A screenwriter faces an ironic punishment when he's sent to hell and is forced to live eternity as a character in one of his own awful screenplays.
Director: Benjamin Lupinetti


Thursday, June 30th - "Encore Night"

Escape From Alcatraz (1979) 112 min

A dramatization of the one possibly successful escape from the notorious prison.

Director: Don Siegel
Writers: J. Campbell Bruce, Richard Tuggle
Cinematographer: Bruce Surtees
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom


7:15 PM



Dirty Harry (1971) 102 min

A San Francisco cop with little regard for rules tries to track down a serial killer who snipes at random victims.

Director: Don Siegel
Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink , Dean Riesner, John Milius
Cinematographer: Bruce Surtees
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, John Vernon



9:45 PM


Friday, June 24th - "Bon Appetit"

Irasshai 2.5 min

The epic journey of a group of sushi escaping from a restaurant and confronting an octopus in order to make their way to freedom.
Director: Yia Tien Tu

  6:00 PM

The Sandwich Movie 4 min

On his first trip overseas as a young boy, award-winning filmmaker Sean Christensen recalls the sandwich his sister made for him, and the journey his snack took around the world.

Director: Sean Christensen


Mistura: The Power of Food 38 min

Mistura: The Power of Food explores the immense spectrum of experiences at a Peruvian gastronomic fair, a place where cooks and patrons passionately teach us not only about food but most importantly about life.
Director: Patricia Perez


Monday, June 27th - "Coming Of Age"

The Bully 26 min

In an effort to win the favor of the popular girl, two ten-year-old boys attempt to take out the school bully only to find their endeavor brings them face to face with a much greater element, insurmountable and unexpected.
Director: Derek Kimball

  6:00 PM

Umkhumbi Wethu (Our Ship) 26 min

On the streets of Johannesburg, a father
and son struggle to survive and maintain
their relationship.
Director: Garon Campbell


Tuesday, June 28th - "Behind The Artist"

A Comic Author X-Ray 20 min

David Rubin makes a comic book about his feelings while his private life is being filmed for a documentary. A journey through the imagination of one of the most important comic authors of the moment.
Director: Marcos Nine

  6:00 PM

Me and the Devil Blues 24 min

Two goofy Australian musicians take to the American Blues Trail to confront the mysterious legend of the crossroads. A search for the true soul of the Blues begins... as two friends discover they are facing a crossroads in their own lives.
Director: Aidan Prewett


Wednesday, June 29th - "Twisted Tales"

Sis 11 min

When Lauren and Amy hear there is a man who “likes children” living in the area, they decide to track him down to show him their handstands.

Director: Deborah Haywood

  6:00 PM

5150 Hold 14 min

Two sisters, separated then reunited. Mental disorder: Chaos.
Director: Shirley Monsarrat


Scent 16 min

Scent follows the harrowing tale of John, an elderly man gripped with grief following the death of his wife Patricia.
Director: Darren Bolton


Thursday, June 30th - "Relationships"

Auf Wiedersehen Papa (Goodbye Daddy) 23 min

Charlie believes that her father was poisoned by his girlfriend. She comes up with a plan to free him.
Director: Sandra Nedeleff

  6:00 PM

Neglect 26 min

Fragmentary language and variations portray the complex relationship between Ellinor and her father, who is severly wounded in Paris.
Director: Lilja Ingolfsdottir



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