All Programs A-Z

  1. White Frog

    Quentin Lee / USA / 2012 / 93 min / World Premiere

    A young boy with Asperger’s syndrome finds the strength he needs to survive after a family tragedy in this powerful new drama from the director of The People I’ve Slept With and Flow. Starring Joan Chen, B.D. Wong, Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), and Booboo Stewart (The Twilight Saga).

    March 8, 2012 7:00 pm
    Castro Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

  2. Why I Write

    Masahiro Sugano / USA / 2011 / 7 min / USA Premiere

    Vehement Khmer American spoken word artist Kosal Khiev delivers a passionate personal narrative in this engaging, head-on collision between the political and personal.
    See XXX Shorts for screenings.
  3. Window Cleaning Shanghai

    Laura Kissel / USA / 2010 / 3 min

    A poetic observation of a window washer at work swinging high above the streets of Shanghai.
    See Roots and Reality for screenings.
  4. Woman in the Septic Tank

    Marlon Rivera / Philippines / 2011 / 90 min

    Three wannabe filmmakers decide to head to the slums to make their next big, “gritty” film—and to hopefully get some international film-festival play—in this Philippine satire on indie-filmmaking genres and stereotypes. “Witty, bitchy and cine-literate, Woman is among the most outstanding directorial debuts inPhilippine cinema this year.”— Hollywood Reporter.

    March 11, 2012 2:30 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Tickets not currently on sale

  5. Wonder Boy

    Corrie Chen / Australia / 2010 / 15 min / North America Premiere

    Identity is hardly ever clear cut. In this tender-hearted film, a young boy quietly struggles between who he is at school and who he is at home.
    See White Elephant for screenings.
  6. Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

    Joan Chen / USA / 1998 / 100 min

    Joan Chen’s directorial debut, Xiu Xiu is a heartbreaking coming-of-age melodrama set during the later stages of the Cultural Revolution. A young girl is sent to the Tibetan hinterlands to learn horse breeding, but finds that a far harsher fate awaits in this story of love unspoken and love lost.

    March 9, 2012 7:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Rush Only

  7. XXX Shorts

    98 min

    Here’s a “triple-x” program to truly celebrate our 30th (XXX) anniversary, full of cheap thrills, camp comedies, and explicit action. Prepare for an attack by zombies, panicked brides, spoken-word artists, sex workers, and more!

    March 11, 2012 9:50 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 14, 2012 8:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

  8. Yes, We're Open

    Richard Wong / USA / 2012 / 80 min / World Premiere

    Parry Shen and Lynn Chen star as a San Francisco couple whose sex life starts to fizzle—until another couple (Sheetal Sheth, Kerry McCrohan) appears with a more “flexible” approach to monogamy. A rollicking new romantic comedy from Rich Wong and H.P. Mendoza (Colma: The Musical).

    March 11, 2012 6:30 pm
    Castro Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 18, 2012 12:30 pm
    Camera 3 Cinemas
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  9. Yield

    Natalie Tsui / USA / 2011 / 5 min / World Premiere

    Just how dangerous can it be to fall in love? In this experimental film, classic love songs are wonderfully juxtaposed with images of a love affair gone wrong, revealing the darkness lurking behind any intense passion.
    See This Is Not Love for screenings.
  10. 11 Flowers

    Xiaoshuai Wang / China / 2011 / 120 min

    Brimming with youthful energy and featuring lovingly detailed evocations of Southwest China in 1975, 11 Flowers follows a young boy who negotiates the onset of puberty while trying to decipher the anxious whispering around him—of Red Guards clashing with conservatives, and of a killer run loose in the woods.

    March 11, 2012 4:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 16, 2012 8:25 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

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