SFFILM Presents Weekly Screening Series at
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 6; 00 PM -
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.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 at 9:00 PM
ALEX WINTER, USA 2020, 129 min.
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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 6PM
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.
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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