DocFest 2013 First Press Release

Posted by sfindie March 27, 2013 5824 views

12th Annual SF DOCFEST  —  Because truth is often stranger than fiction

The 12th Annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

New Dates and New Venues!

June 6-23 in Bay Area


Roxie Theatre in San Francisco: June 6-20

Balboa Theatre in San Francisco: June 7-9

Aquarius Theater in Palo Alto: June 9-11

New Parkway in Oakland: June 14-16

Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz: June 21-23



San Francisco, CA (March 22, 2013) – Presenting an eclectic selection of documentary films from around the world and around the Bay Area, the 12th edition of SF DocFest aims to give its audiences across the Bay Area two weeks of some of the best non-fiction films on the current festival circuit. In its 12th year, SF DocFest has moved to a new date, and has added new venues and locations to allow documentary film fans across the Bay Area a chance to see some of the best non-fiction films around


This year’s festival features the Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize Award at Sundance 2013, PUSSY RIOT – A PUNK PRAYER. PUSSY RIOT follows three young Russian women in the controversial band Pussy Riot in their battle with the Russian Government over feminism, punk rock, performance art, political protest, and the limits of free expression in Russia.


Other official selections include; the U.S. premier of PETEY AND GINGER, which follows the lives of Petey, a local SF based musician (Thee Oh Sees) and pornography warehouse worker, and Ginger, a late night NYC fortune-teller; BETTIE PAGE REVEALS ALL, a recollection of Bettie Page’s story and how she overcame government witch hunts to help launch America’s sexual revolution; THE NEW PUBLIC, which chronicles an ambitions group of passionate young educators as they attempt to create a small public high school from scratch in Brooklyn, New York; MAGIC CAMP captures the passion, angst, and joys of a group of teenagers as they attend the prestigious Tannen’s Magic Camp, the launching pad for Magicians David Blaine, Criss Angel and David Copperfield; and the loss of a pet is examined from both a psychological and physiological standpoint in FUREVER.


Closing Night Film

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SF DocFest Parties and Events

The Roller Disco Costume Party is an excuse to dress up, drink cocktails, and skate around the Women’s Building to timeless disco tunes and…maybe even talk about documentaries. Show off your best disco outfit and join us Friday, June 7th with tunes and skate rentals provided by Black Rock Roller Disco. Discounted admission for those who show up in costume, and it is FREE for any DocFest advance pass holder! DocFest is not responsible for alcohol-induced roller skating wipeouts! On Friday, June 14th sing along with other festival attendees the 80’s New Wave Sing-A-Long at the Roxie Theater. Finally, check out some bad art at the Bad Art Gallery, 518 Valencia Street for the Pub Quiz on Saturday, June 8th and some Live Bands on Saturday, June 15th.


General Information about DocFest

The 12th SF DocFest runs June 6-23 in the Bay area at the Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. in San Francisco on June 6-20; at the Balboa Theater, 3630 Balboa St. in San Francisco on June 7-9; at the New Parkway, 474 24th St. in Oakland on June 14-16; at the Aquarius, 430 Emerson St. in Palo Alto on June 16-18; at the Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Ave. in Santa Cruz on June 21-23. Tickets go on sale May 8th at All tickets $10 dollars in advance, $12 dollars at door. Full festival passes are $160 dollars. Balboa Theater, New Parkway, Aquarius and Rio passes are $50 dollars. The Under 21 Pass (access to all shows) is $25 dollars. 5Film Pass is $50 dollars, and the 10Film Pass is $90 dollars. More information will be available at in May. For more info, contact DocFest at (415) 820-3907 or Advance tickets will be available  at