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Diasporas of Resilience

Screenings & Films

Diasporas of Resilience

SF Urban Film Fest

Saturday, October 2, 2021

An afternoon of film programs and artist talks around immigration to the South of Market, the power of mutual aid, and the power of writing a community narrative.

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SoMa Social Landscapes

Screenings & Films

SoMa Social Landscapes

SF Urban Film Fest

Saturday, September 25, 2021

An afternoon of exploring the social landscapes of the South of Market with artist talks, film screenings, and panel discussions.

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Generations of Filipinx Power

Events

Generations of Filipinx Power

SF Urban Film Fest

Saturday, August 28, 2021

A night of artist talks, one-act plays, and film screenings celebrating Filipinx power in South of Market.

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SF Urban Film Fest 2021

Festival

SF Urban Film Fest 2021

SF Urban Film Fest

February 14–21, 2021

This year’s festival explores enduring injustices and environmental destruction alongside the resilience of neighborhoods and the communities that fill them.

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Bayview is Alive: Film Screening & Panel

Screenings & Films

Bayview is Alive: Film Screening & Panel

Presented by SF Urban Film Fest

December 17, 2020, 4-5:30 PM

Short films based on historic murals highlighting the Bayview’s everyday heroes and a panel discussion featuring Bayview community leaders.

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AFTER LIFE (we survive) presents Rea Tajiri’s LORDVILLE

Screenings & Films

AFTER LIFE (we survive) presents Rea Tajiri’s LORDVILLE

On view on YBCA.org

December 11, 6 PM–December 13, 2020, 11:59 PM

Watch Tajiri’s documentary and a new conversation between the artist and AFTER LIFE curator Thea Quiray Tagle.

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Jeffrey Gibson: Nothing is Eternal

Screenings & Films

Jeffrey Gibson: Nothing is Eternal

Presented by YBCA and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art

October 30–November 3, 2020

Conceived during this pandemic era, the immersive video work depicts the American flag in unsettling stillness, as a marker of territory, and projected onto bodies, while set to a heartrending soundtrack.

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Pocket-Size Cinema in Spain: Experiments in Super-8

Screenings & Films

Pocket-Size Cinema in Spain: Experiments in Super-8

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

February 27, 2020, 7:30 PM

A program of contemporary and historic films made in Super-8mm by Spanish filmmakers.

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let me tell you what home looks like

Screenings & Films

let me tell you what home looks like

SF Urban Film Fest

February 8, 2020, 7 PM

As cities gentrify, black artists and activists create new narratives, shift the audience gaze, amplify unheard voices, and showcase their resilience.

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Diaspora: Identity and the Pathos of Global Labor

Screenings & Films

Diaspora: Identity and the Pathos of Global Labor

SF Urban Film Fest

February 6, 2020, 6:30 PM

Films and a panel discussion explore personal experiences of diaspora within the global labor market.

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SF Urban Film Fest 2020

Festival

SF Urban Film Fest 2020

SF Urban Film Fest

February 3–8, 2020

Exploring Place and the Populist Revolt, investigating how cities are ground zero for the struggle to find or hold on to a place, for both incumbents and newly arrived.

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Be Water: Civil Disobedience and the Fight for Democracy in Hong Kong

Screenings & Films

Be Water: Civil Disobedience and the Fight for Democracy in Hong Kong

SF Urban Film Fest

February 3, 2020, 6:30 PM

Alex Yong Kang Chow co-curates this event looking at the Hong Kong demonstrations from the lived experience of the student protestors.

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Interludes: New and Recent Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Screenings & Films

Interludes: New and Recent Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

January 23, 2020, 7:30 PM

New and recent works by the master filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky.

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Celebrating Jonas Mekas 2: Walden

Screenings & Films

Celebrating Jonas Mekas 2: Walden

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

December 8, 2019, 5 PM

Cinematheque closes its 2019 exhibition year with a rare screening of Mekas’ legendary film.

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Everywhere at Once: Films by Sylvia Schedelbauer

Screenings & Films

Everywhere at Once: Films by Sylvia Schedelbauer

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

November 7, 2019

Sylvia Schedelbauer appears in person to present a retrospective of recent films.

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Something Between Us: Films by Jodie Mack

Screenings & Films

Something Between Us: Films by Jodie Mack

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

October 24, 2019

Jodie Mack appears in person to present a collection of works.

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Makino Takashi: Memento Stella

Screenings & Films

Makino Takashi: Memento Stella

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

September 26, 2019

Makino Takashi appears in person to present this digital video work.

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Remembering Phil Solomon

Screenings & Films

Remembering Phil Solomon

Presented by San Francisco Cinematheque

August 8, 2019

This tribute includes several of Solomon’s greatest films.

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