FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 SPECIAL EVENT

Warren Miller's FACE OF WINTER 7:30

Loving the pure joy of winter is something we have in common with the late, great Warren Miller—who helped create and capture the magic of skiing. This year, Face of Winter, the 69th installment from Warren Miller Entertainment presented by Volkswagen, will bring new and veteran athletes alike together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Watch as the world’s best skiers and riders cover ground in some of the most legendary destinations to honor a face that launched a thousand quips and got us all started on this long, crazy ride. Visit some of Warren’s favorite locations from Switzerland to Chamonix, British Columbia to Alaska, Chile, Iceland, New Zealand and more. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, carve faces of remote mountain ranges, and celebrate the thrills of a life lived in high places. Join in the tribute and continue the legacy. We are all the “Face of Winter.”

More info and tickets at warrenmiller.com

 
     
   


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17
SPECIAL EVENT

Peaches Christ Productions Is Proud To Present...
TROOP BEVERLY HEELS

our hi-class, low-brow, couture-drenched parody of the '80s cult classic, "Troop Beverly Hills"
4pm & 8pm shows

Starring the inimitable talents, and hair, of Rodeo Drive's original 9021-Ho... TRIXIE MATTEL!

** Unlike past Peaches Christ Productions, this event will NOT be followed be a movie screening. A ticket purchase is for the stage show exclusively.

More info and tickets at peacheschrist.com

 
     
   


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM Presents
A Tribute to Viggo Mortensen GREEN BOOK 7:00
Actor Viggo Mortensen will participate in an onstage conversation prior to the film.

Join SFFILM for a special onstage tribute to acclaimed actor and artist Viggo Mortensen, featuring an advance screening of his latest film Green Book. Mortensen has consistently earned acclaim for his work in a wide range of films, including Captain Fantastic, A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises, A History of Violence, The Road, Appaloosa, Far from Men, The Two Faces of January, Jauja, Captain Alatriste: The Spanish Musketeer, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Mortensen is also a poet, photographer and painter. He is the editor of Perceval Press, an independent publishing house, which he founded in 2002.

About Green Book:
When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on the Green Book-a travel guide to safe lodging, dining, and business options for African Americans during the era of segregation and Jim Crow laws-to steer them to places where Shirley will not be refused service, humiliated, or threatened with violence. Set against the backdrop of a country grappling with the valor and volatility of the Civil Rights Movement, two men will be confronted with racism and danger, and be comforted by generosity, kindness and humor. Together, they will challenge long-held assumptions, push past their seemingly insurmountable differences, and embrace their shared humanity. What begins as two-month journey of necessity will establish a friendship that will endure for the rest of their lives. (Director: Peter Farrelly, 2018, 130 min, DCP 'Scope)

Ticket link: https://www.sffilm.org/screenings-and-events/tribute-to-viggo-mortensen

 
     
   


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Premiere
GIFT 7:00

Art and the gift economy have vitalized humanity for thousands of years — from indigenous North American potlatch culture to the global immigrant struggle; from the artist on the street to the radical desert canvas of Burning Man. Join Gaudete Films, Shareable, and special guests in celebrating these powerful forces in our society at the San Francisco premiere of “GIFT,” a new documentary by filmmaker Robin McKenna. This special benefit screening for local nonprofit Shareable at the Castro Theatre includes an interactive panel discussion and an afterparty. This is a one night only, limited seating premier on Nov. 29 from 7:00-11:30pm at the Castro Theatre. Reserve your seats today while they’re still available at the early bird price.

Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved book, "The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World," "GIFT" is a richly cinematic film exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy. Interweaving the stories of a young Kwak’wakwala indigenous man undertaking preparations for a potlatch, an Italian living museum occupied by migrant families, a bumblebee art car at Burning Man, and artist Lee Mingwei sharing the "transformative gift” of song, the film is a tribute to something that can’t be measured, counted, bought or sold.Novelist Jonathan Lethem said about the film, “More than a worthy tribute to one of my favorite books, Robin McKenna’s Gift translates Lewis Hyde’s remarkable notion into new terms. A beautiful, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on the creative process and the things that make us human.”

PROGRAM:

  • Artist and culture jammer John Law will introduce "GIFT" with a talk about the transformative power of art, and need for gifting and art in society. John has been at the center of Bay Area underground culture for decades through legendary interventions such as Suicide Club, Cacophony Society, and Burning Man.
  • The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Robin McKenna, John Law, and artist Michelle "Smallfry" Lessans plus audience Q&A.
  • Join us afterwards for drinks and an afterparty in the mezzanine.
  • In the spirit of the movie and book, please feel free to bring a gift to share for one person or many, be it an experience or something tangible.

Pre-sales tickets for $15. Day of box office sales are $20.

 
     
   


SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents A DAY OF SILENTS

One glorious full day of live cinema (six programs!) at San Francisco's landmark movie palace Castro Theatre. Beautiful images from the silent era set to superb live musical accompaniment—you won't want to miss it! Musicians at A DAY OF SILENTS include award-winning composer/pianist WAYNE BARKER (Peter and the Starcatcher) in his SFSFF debut, ALLOY ORCHESTRA, JON MIRSALIS, and MONT ALTO MOTION PICTURE ORCHESTRA.

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