1572 California Street
San Francisco, California

Showtimes (valid 3/5-11): Fri-Sun at 2:10, 4:20, 7:00, 9:45; Mon-Thu at 4:20, 7:00, 9:45
Filmmaker and Film Subject Kimberly Reed in Person on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6 after 7:00pm & 9:45pm shows

Tickets available at box office and

Returning home to a small town in Montana for her high school reunion, filmmaker Kimberly Reed hopes for reconciliation with her long-estranged adopted brother, Marc. But along the way she uncovers stunning revelations, including a surprise relationship with Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth, intense sibling rivalries and unforeseeable twists of plot and gender that forces them to face challenges no one could imagine.

Winner of the FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Best Documentary Jury Prize at NewFest, and Special Jury Prizes for Fearless Filmmaking at the Florida Film Festival and Bravery in Storytelling at the Nashville Film Festival, PRODIGAL SONS is a raw and provocative examination of one family’s struggle to come to terms with its past and present.

KIMBERLY REED - After studying cinema at UC Berkeley (B.A.) and San Francisco State University (M.A.), and teaching at San Francisco’s Film Arts Foundation, Kimberly Reed was looking forward to a promising career as a filmmaker. She was a young, award-winning filmmaker (Views of My Father Weeping), had worked as a commercial editor, had traveled the world directing and producing travel documentaries, and had become an early expert in the nascent field of digital filmmaking and postproduction. But then she transitioned genders and did what transsexuals are encouraged to do: She disappeared. Sequestering herself in the world of publishing, she applied her filmmaking knowledge to her position as editor-in-chief of DV Magazine, and established her reputation as a frequent speaker and oft-quoted digital filmmaking expert in publications like the New York Times and USA Today. PRODIGAL SONS is her first feature-length documentary film, and marks her coming-out, in more ways than one. Kimberly Reed is already recognized as the first transgender feature filmmaker. She was selected for the Yaddo Artists’ Community, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshop, and Al Gore’s Current TV Symposium on the Future of Non-Fiction Film. Her work has been featured for four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Oprah Winfrey devoted full hour of her show Kimberly Reed and the film:

CRITICS' PICK! "Kimberly Reed's compelling documentary, PRODIGAL SONS' is filled with revelations." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

CRITICS' PICK! "One of the strangest, most heartbreaking docs you'll see this year." - New York Magazine

"Fascinating...See it!" - A.O. Scott, At the Movies

"Anybody who has ever doubted that truth is stranger than fiction should see PRODIGAL SONS” - V.A. Musetto, New York Post

“Pretty amazing…takes you to some remarkable places.” – Todd McCarthy, Variety

"Superb documentary filmmaking ... no one could make this believable if it were fiction." - David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

“Exceptional…you will never think of Rosebud the same way again.” – Ed Gonzalez, Village Voice

“Pretty amazing…takes you to some remarkable places.” – Todd McCarthy, Variety

"There’s a lot of America that would benefit from realizing how much this family resembles their own.” - Moriarty, Ain’t It Cool News

“A sweeping family saga that spans the globe and uncovers disturbing secrets as well as some remarkable connections…gathers a Shakespearian momentum, and which could make even the stoniest among us weep.” - Oxford American

“Revealing and moving…not to be missed.” - Erica Marcus, Bay Times

“The most amazing examination of sibling rivalry I’ve ever seen on film.” –Margaret Murray, Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Best unreleased films of 2008 - Gary Meyer, sf360

Best film no one heard of in the past year - Marc Huestis/Outsider Productions, sf360

Top 10 Films of 2009 - Marc Huestis/Outsider Productions, sf360

The film’s running time is 86 minutes; it is not rated.

Official Website: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Films/films_frameset.asp?id=78174

Added by landmark on March 2, 2010

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