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After the death of her friend Robin Williams, comedian Margaret Cho took to the streets with the mantra “Don’t grieve Robin, BE Robin.” What started as Margaret busking on the corner with a bag of socks and a guitar case, rapidly turned into hundreds of musicians, comedians, and homeless advocates spreading food, clothes, money and awareness in an amazing humanitarian street theater experience.  The result is this entertaining documentary that not only captures the events, but shares a deeply moving and inspiring story. -Chris Metzler

Plays with:  SILVER DOGS, Erin Drake-Prior, 18 min.

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 2:16 PM
Mon, Feb 15, 2016 7:01 PM
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Fantastic and Far Out Flicks opening night party at the Alamo Drafthouse
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 9:00 PM
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AND THE MUDSHIP SAILS AWAY (Soshite Dorobune wa Yuku)

“Everything here feels cannily attuned to a wry, singular if not always explicable comic sensibility.” -Dennis Harvey, Variety

Reminiscent of early deadpan comedies by Jim Jarmusch and Wayne Wang films, and made by a crew of four with their families and friends. Indignant slacker Takashi (Kiyohiko Shibukawa) has an attitude. Unfortunately there’s no one but his ancient grandmother (Misao Hirayama, the director’s 96-year-old grandmother) and pleasant friend Shohei (Kaori Iida) to hear Takashi’s apathetic wisecracks in the small city of Otawara, Japan. One day, Yuka (Ayasa Takahashi) appears and announces herself to be his half-sister by their deadbeat father. It doesn’t take long to size up her near-middle-aged unemployed sibling, charging him to take action that sets the film off on a fantastical turn. Prolific character actor Shibukawa shines as lead in this delightful comedy from Tochigi Prefecture film collective Foolish Piggies. Official selection at the film festivals:

Sun, Feb 14, 2016 4:30 PM
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 9:15 PM
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Some of us just can’t stand Valentine’s Day. Fortunately, there is an entire genre of music made just for our pain, and it just happens to also be the most badass music ever: POWER BALLADS. When metal went glam, and glam boys needed radio hits to afford the fancy hair product they'd grown addicted to, they slowed it down a bit for the ladies and created the anthems that would become theme songs for an entire generation. We'll hold lighters in the air and sway, we'll pound our fists at the sky in defiance of those who would dare not love us, and we'll do it all with teased hair and animal print tights on. Featuring the music of Guns 'n Roses, Bon Jovi, Warrant, and more... Hosted by SF’s rock n roll legends LIVE EVIL!
Sun, Feb 14, 2016 9:16 PM
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Bad Art Gallery returns, with an open bar courtesy of our short films sponsors KQED. IndieFest staffers spin some tunes and play some short films. Take home some bad art!
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 8:00 PM
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This year’s Big Lebowski Party features a live on stage shadow cast of the film performed by The Bawdy Caste (who do Rocky Horror every month at the Clay), mini bowling, a costume contest and plenty of White Russians. The party is all ages. Doors at 8p, Screening plus shadow cast at 9p. Prizes for creative costumes!
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 8:00 PM
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A powerful narrative/documentary hybrid, Booger Red follows a fictional veteran reporter (Onur Tukel) as he searches for the truth behind “the worst child sex ring in Texas history” that resulted in life sentences for three people who ran a swingers club. Everyone the reporter interviews are the actual people who were involved including lawyers, witnesses, the accused and the victims. Onur’s irreverent and self-deprecating humor keeps us on the edge of our seat as he uncovers a conspiracy far darker than what is alleged to have happened. -Jennifer junkyard Morris
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 9:15 PM
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 9:15 PM
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A fun weekend at a snowbound cabin turns to terror when a group of vacationers find themselves under attack by a creature that is half man, half rabbit, and 100% horny. A Finnish homage to the 80’s ‘man in a monster suit’ splatter horror films, this film is made in English, but with a sensibility that can only be from the darkest, coldest region of Scandinavia. Breasts, Bunnies, and Bestiality create a late-night cult-classic in the making. -Bears Fonte
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 9:30 PM
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Dig deep into the courageous journeys of a group of Americans wrestling with the aftermath of devastating events and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Struggle along with an Army captain back from the Iraq War, as he learns to cope with his inner war wounds and resurface via the bond he forms with his service dog. Relive Hurricane Katrina with an evacuee as she pledges to rebuild her home while she rebuilds herself. Empathize with an addict fighting to stay sober and go back to school after surviving domestic violence. This film is a tribute to the human spirit. -Chris Metzler
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 2:16 PM
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 9:15 PM
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