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SF Documentary Festival June 6-23
On Thursday June 6 at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St SF) SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY opens the 12th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival. Peek behind the curtain of Burning Man and the San Franciscans who produce it, attend it and create art and experiences at one of SF’s most famous creations.
After the party, join festival staff, filmmakers and special guests at Soma Street Food Park for an open air party with DJ Haute Mess (Brass Tax), live music by The Six Million Dollar Band (the best TV theme song cover band in the world) and more!
Your ticket stub gets you a drink, delicious chocolates from Barlovento, tequila ice cream (!) from Abel and food trucks, beer and wine will be on hand to help make the festival kick off FESTIVE!
This year the film fest presents over 60 great non fiction films from around the world and around the Bay. Featuring quirky topics, of-the-moment issues, and personal stories that make this fest one of the best selections of documentaries anywhere.
The festival will take place at the Roxie (SF, June 6-20), Balboa (SF, June 7-9), Aquarius (Palo Alto, June 9-11), New Parkway (Oakland, June 14-16) and Rio (Santa Cruz, June 21-23).
The UK, Finland, Chile, Brazil, Georgia, Russia, and Sweden are just some of the 15 countries represented this year. If you like your docs fresh and local, we’ve got that too: more than a dozen titles feature Bay Area filmmaking. Among them, we’re proud to host Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter, directors of our Opening Night Film SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY; Simone Jude, director of the world premiere PUBLIC SEX, PRIVATE LIVES; and Cullen Hoback, director of Closing Night’s TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY. Many more filmmakers and subjects are expected to attend, so stick around for the always-excellent Q+As after the show.
As always, we’ll be livening things up even more with some cool parties. Our infamous New Wave Sing-A-Long is back and better than ever with LADIES OF THE ‘80s. We also recommend checking out the OPENING NIGHT PARTY at SOMA Stret Food Park, ROLLER DISCO at the Women’s Building, PUB QUIZ, a BINGO! party and a live show with HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED (from the Dwarves) and Rin Tin Tiger co-produced with Radio Valencia.