SFFILM   Presents Weekly  Screening Series at
FORT MASON FLIX Drive-In , October 3-4

SFFILM's First-In-person Programming Since the Cancellation of the 2020 Festival Will consists of Four Screenings Over Two Evenings at San Francisco's Newest Drive-In.

By Iride Aparicio

Photos Courtesy SFFILM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- SFFILM has announced two nights of programming at FORT MASON FLIX, the exciting new pop-up drive-in at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture on the evenings of OCTOBER 3-4.  The SFFIM has selected four films to screen over the two evenings, covering a range of stories and subjects.


Medicine for Melancholy

BARRY JENKINS, USA 2008, 88 minutes.

Special pre-recorded introduction by director BARRY JENKINS

Shot in muted tones on the streets of San Francisco, through neighborhoods ranging from the tony Marina to the gritty Tenderloin, JENKINS feature is mind challenging. It begins as a bittersweet erotic romance and evolves into a complex tale with wider implications.

L-R  Jo (Tracey Heggins)  and Micah (Wyatt Cenac)>

After hooking up at a party, Jo (Tracey Heggins) considers her alcohol-fueled one-night stand with Micah (Wyatt Cenac) history, but he is eager to explore the possibility of a deeper connection. Their intimacy grows along, with an air of pensive reflection, as each one challenges grow along and each challenges the other's assumptions, core beliefs, and sense of identity.



ALEX WINTER, USA 2020, 129 min.
Special Pre-Recorder Introduction by director ALEX WINTER


It's been almost 30 years since FRANK ZAPPA's death but his devoted fans and novices alike will find in this film a definite portrait of this seminal artist. In this film, director ALEX WINTER (Deep Web, Festival 2015) was able to unearth stellar footage for FRANK ZAPPA, the multi-instrumentalist, virtuoso filmmaker and devoted family man boldly argued for his artistic freedom, in manifold ways. WINTER's  unfettered access to ZAPPA's archives, which includes the musician's   first high-school group , to the Mothers of Invention to his wide-ranging solo career, makes this film unique.


Inside Out
PETE DOCTER, USA 2015, 102 min

Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on in their heart?  DISNEY-PIXAR's film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out.


Based in Headquarters, the control center inside an 11 year old Gil Riley's mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of BILL HADER)   joy (AMY POEHLER) whose mission is to make that Riley stay happy, Fear (Voice of BILL HADER)  heads up safety. Anger (voice of (LEWIS BLACK), Disgust (MINDY KALING) prevents Riley from getting it poisoned --Physically and socially, and sadness (voice of PHYLLIS SMITH) isn't exactly sure what her role is, and frankly neither is anyone else.

At 9;00PM

The Hitch-Hiker

IDA LUPINO, USA l953, 72 Minutes


Called by many critics and LUPINO herself, her best film, The Hitch-Hiker, her only classic Noir film, is the actress Ida, (IDA LUPINO) best film. The film is a tour-de-force thriller in which agony is externalized in striking camera work and on pulse editing. The film is the story of two Americans on a Mexican fishing trip who pick up a hitchhiker. The film transcends a paranoid cautionary tale about the menace of strangers.

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