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Saturday, October 7

4:00pm PDT

SOLD OUT! I Dance What I Am: Isadora Duncan in Print and Film
Co-presented by San Francisco Dance Film Festival 

Born in San Francisco, the “mother of modern dance” Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) shattered boundaries and stereotypes for women, set the dance world on fire—and lived a life of scandal and drama. Tonight Amelia Gray discusses her new novel Isadora Duncan (NPR: “a stunning meditation on art and grief”) with filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, directors of the 1989 documentary Isadora: Movement from the Soul. Conversation will be followed by film screening and book sales. $15 adv / door

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Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Emmy-award winning directors/producers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have created critically-acclaimed multi-character documentaries for 25 years that form a larger portrait of the human experience. Among their eight films, some have won Emmys and others have appeared on year-end... Read More →
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Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray is the author of five books: Isadora, Gutshot, THREATS, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She lives in Los Angeles.

Saturday October 7, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110
Sunday, October 8

4:00pm PDT

SOLD OUT! Queen Sugar: From Book to Screen
Co-presented by Third Space Media

Grab the truffle popcorn and enjoy this screening of the mid-season premiere episode of Season Two of Oprah Winfrey Network's Queen Sugar, based on the bestselling novel by San Francisco writer Natalie Baszile. Then stick around for a conversation between the author and series director Cheryl Dunye, as they discuss the process of adapting and creating this acclaimed project. Book sales and signing to follow. $15 adv / door. Sorry this event is sold out.

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Cheryl Dunye

Cheryl Dunye has made more than 15 films, including HBO’s Stranger Inside. Her debut film, The Watermelon Woman, was recently restored by Outfest’s UCLA Legacy Project for the film’s 20th anniversary. Dunye has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and she is currently at work... Read More →

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Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile has an MA in Afro American Studies from UCLA and earned an MFA at the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. She lives in San Francisco with her family.

Sunday October 8, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110
Monday, October 9

7:00pm PDT

7 PM SOLD OUT, 10 PM STILL AVAILABLE! Lane 1974: A Life Off the Grid
Based on Clane Hayward’s memoir The Hypocrisy of Disco, the feature film Lane 1974 tells the true coming-of-age story of a counterculture girl, living off the grid and surviving a series of dangerous events before setting out alone on a 600-mile journey in search of the "normal" life she always imagined. Screening features a pre-show conversation with author Clane Hayward and director SJ Chiro. $15 adv / door


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SJ Chiro

SJ Chiro graduated from Bennington College with a degree in theater and French literature. She spent much of her early career as an actor and director in Seattle’s theater scene. Her 2006 debut short film Little Red Riding Hood garnered awards for Best Live Action... Read More →
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Clane Hayward

Despite the feral childhood Clane Hayward describes in The Hypocrisy of Disco, Clane is a copywriter, editor, and technical writer for Silicon Valley Fortune 100 businesses. She lives in San Francisco with two well-meaning dogs and one remarkable man. She is... Read More →

Monday October 9, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110
Friday, October 13

6:00pm PDT

The European Refugee Crisis: Havarie and the Art of Slow Cinema
Co-presented by Center for the Art of Translation, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Unnamed Press

Inspired by a short cellphone video of a raft of refugees, shot by a tourist from the deck of a cruise ship, Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner created both a feature film and a novel, Havarie (Collision). Scheffner’s film loops the original clip into a haunting 90-minute “slow cinema” hallucination and meditation on the nature of refugees, while Kröger’s book unspools a crime story from the same collection of characters. Kröger reads from her book, followed by a screening of Havarie, and then an onstage discussion with both Kröger and Scheffner. Moderated by CCA film professor Nilgun Bayraktar. $15 adv / door 

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Nilgun Bayraktar

Nilgun Bayraktar is an assistant professor of film in the Visual Studies Program at California College of the Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Performance Studies and Film & Media Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on migrant and diasporic cinema... Read More →

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Merle Kröger

Merle Kröger is a novelist, script writer, and film producer living in Berlin, Germany. She produces art films and documentaries for international arthouse cinema. She also writes scripts for independent cinema in India. Since 2003, Kröger has published four novels, which combine... Read More →
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Philip Scheffner

Philip Scheffner, born 1966 in Homburg/Saar, lives and works as an artist and filmmaker in Berlin. Together with Merle Kröger, Alex Gerbaulet and Caroline Kirberg, he runs the production platform pong. He took part in the Berlinale Forum with Havarie (2016), And-Ek Ghes… (2016... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 6:00pm - 8:45pm PDT
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco 94110

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