The San Francisco Film Society will present the second annual Cinema by the Bay, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier, November 5–8 at the Roxie Theater, Southern Exposure and the Lab. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. CBTB includes features, shorts, narratives and documentaries from well-known and emerging local talent.
Friday, November 5, 9:00–11:00 pm
Join us for a screening of Bay Area filmmaker Chris Brown’s finely crafted feature Fanny, Annie & Danny at the Roxie Theater. Afterwards, make your way to the Opening Night party at Summit, a restaurant and arts incubation space, and find your own inspiration with a glass of wine and small bites.
Friday, November 5, 7:00 pm
Fanny, Annie & Danny
Dir. Chris Brown (2010)
OPENING NIGHT FILM The titular trio of this darkly comedic film are dysfunctional adult siblings brought together by their equally hapless mother for the Christmas holiday—one week early.
Friday, November 5, 9:30 pm
Dir. Alejandro Adams (2010)
When a San Francisco-based Russian sex-trafficking ring takes an interest in a destitute young girl, people from various walks of life are sucked into an elaborate scheme to abduct her.
Saturday, November 6, 2:00 pm
The Stanford Scene
This program highlights just a small selection of outstanding documentary works by Stanford alums including Charlotte Lagarde, Johnny Symons and Kevin Gordon, whose Dreams Awake (codirected with Rebekah Meredith) received the 2010 Student Academy Award.
Saturday, November 6, 4:15 pm
Dir. Jennifer Gilomen, Sally Rubin (2010)
A complex documentary human portrait that cuts across environmental, economic and cultural lines, Deep Down contrasts the devastating result of our rampant energy consumption with the remote and picturesque backdrop of Appalachia.
Saturday, November 6, 6:30 pm
Ed Hardy Tattoo the World
Dir. Emiko Omori (2009)
Emiko Omori chronicles the journey of Ed Hardy and, by extension, the evolution of tattooing from a marginalized to respectable art form.
Saturday, November 6, 9:00 pm
4th & Goal
Dir. Nina Gilden Seavey (2010)
SNEAK PREVIEW Nina Gilden Seavey's compelling documentary is the epic tale of six young men in their quest to join the most elite club in professional athletics: the NFL.
Sunday, November 7, 2:00 pm
Rivers of a Lost Coast
Dir. Justin Coupe, Palmer Taylor (2009)
Rivers of a Lost Coast reveals a mythical, largely forgotten time when California’s northern coast was the epicenter of fly fishing for West Coast salmon and steelhead.
Sunday, November 7, 4:30 pm
Don’t be fooled. None of these shorts by Bay Area filmmakers feature David Hasselhoff. What is present is an array of strategies of investigation, surveillance and voyeurism.
Sunday, November 7, 7:00 pm
Essential SF—Les Blank and Rick Prelinger in Conversation
Les Blank and Rick Prelinger, who have consistently illuminated culture in ways both fascinating and instructive, will present excerpts of their work and converse about the nuances of their craft.
Sunday, November 7, 9:00 pm
Southern Exposure, San Francisco's vital hub for the arts, presents this night of work by several of the leading local film and video artists.
Monday, November 8, 7:30 pm
SF360 Presents Essential SF
Veteran visionaries Les Blank, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Anne McGuire, Rick Prelinger, Gail Silva and (posthumously) Marlon Riggs will be feted at this short ceremony followed by a party with music by Myles Cooper. The evening also celebrates the launch of the newly designed and retooled SF360.org.
For complete program information, visit http://www.sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events/Fall-Season/Cinema-by-the-Bay.aspx
Added by cinesoul on October 4, 2010