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  1. Present/Future

    180 min

    Present/Future will be a fast-paced, provocative dialogue engaging today's most interesting thinkers and creators. This summit will be styled as a TED Talk meets Town Hall, where presentations by five featured speakers will be answered by five designated respondents and audience talkbalk. We'll cover specific topics - technology, new content production, television, socially conscious media, and exhibition - over 3 hours with speakers ranging from popular YouTube stars to acclaimed academic voices. The aim is to gather the best minds in the business to generate ideas and debate. There is much we can learn from each other. And there is much we can support and challenge each other on. We hope you will join us for this one-of-a-kind gathering.

    March 11, 2012 1:00 pm
    Hotel Kabuki

  2. Prison Dancer: The Interactive Web Musical

    Romeo Candido / Canada / 2012 / 58 min / World Premiere

    Inspired by the YouTube sensation that featured Philippine prisoners dancing to Michael Jackson’s "Thriller," this cutting edge, web-based musical series paints a fictional portrait of the people behind the events, from a flamboyant, destined-to-be-choreographer and his gay minions to a pair of star-crossed lovers kept apart by the prison’s walls. This special "performative cinema" event will include video, live performances by cast members, and maestro-led audience participation. Not to be missed!

    March 15, 2012 7:00 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Rush Only

    March 15, 2012 9:15 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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  3. Raymond

    Mark V. Reyes / Philippines / USA / 2011 / 17 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Raymond comes home to his family and ex-boyfriend in the Bay Area and must face the difficult task of coming to terms with illness. With a gracious performance by lead actor Francis Lansang, Raymond presents redemption in the face of adversity.
    See Where We Live for screenings.
  4. Ready, Set, Pitch!

    90 min

    CAAM is venturing into the wild world of funding with our Ready, Set, Pitch! live presentation at festival. We will select three to five media producers with projects in development to present their pitch to a jury of media professionals and a live festival audience. The winning pitch receives $5,000!

    March 11, 2012 10:00 am
    Hotel Kabuki

  5. Real Talk

    Patrick Ng / USA / 2011 / 13 min / World Premiere

    Race relations reach a boil in this painful unfolding of friendship and betrayal.
    See White Elephant for screenings.
  6. Return To Burma

    Midi Z / Burma / Taiwan / 2011 / 84 min / San Francisco Premiere

    A Burmese laborer in Taiwan returns home, but feels like a stranger in a strange land, in this rare example of a feature film made and shot in Burma. Inspired by classic Taiwanese cinema, Return to Burma captures the essential reality of rural Burma at a critical moment in time.

    March 10, 2012 4:45 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 11, 2012 8:00 pm
    Pacific Film Archive Theater
    Tickets not currently on sale

    March 14, 2012 6:45 pm
    SF Film Society Cinema at New People
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  7. Ring Laila

    Anuradha Rana / India / USA / 2011 / 25 min

    Young women raised in the slums of Kolkata fight for their identity in a boxing ring, risking a life more ordinary
    See First Name Basis for screenings.
  8. Road to Peshawar

    Hammad Rizvi / USA / 2011 / 19 min / North America Premiere

    A Soviet soldier and an Afghan father-and-daughter pair connect along a dangerous journey to Pakistan.
    See White Elephant for screenings.
  9. Roots and Reality

    94 min

    Reality can be far more fascinating than any fiction, as these documentary shorts make abundantly clear. Learn from an Indonesian choreographer, students in an academy for the deaf, six proud Sikh men, a master Lisu musician, and a window washer in Shanghai, and expand your horizons.

    March 11, 2012 2:00 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
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    March 14, 2012 6:30 pm
    Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
    Tickets not currently on sale

  10. Roots of Love

    Harjant Gill / India / 2011 / 26 min / San Francisco Premiere

    Told through the stories of six different men ranging in age from fourteen to eighty-six, Roots of Love documents the changing significance of hair and the turban among Sikhs in India. The choice of cutting one’s hair is one that not only concerns the individual and his family, but an entire community. Winner, Best Student Film, 2011 Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival, Montreal.
    See Roots and Reality for screenings.

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