More than 40 documentaries at SF DocFest!

  • June 2-16, 2016
  • Roxie Theatre, Vogue Theater and Great Star Theater
  • San Francisco

(Film Festivals) – SF IndieFest has announced the return of the 15th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, or SF DocFest from June 2 to the 16 at the Roxie Theater, Vogue Theater and the Great Star Theater.

These are three of the documentaries to be exhibited at SF DocFest. Reviews and recommendations by Lupitanews.com coming up in a few days.

IT AIN’T PRETTY

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A look at the female big wave surfers in Northern California. Featuring extensive footage at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach and big waves in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay, IT AIN’T PRETTY presents the realities of surfing in the Bay Area and struggles women face in the male dominated sport. Local filmmaker Dayla Soul will be in attendance for the screening along with several subjects from the film. Following the film, guests can celebrate with the cast and crew from the film while preparing for another two weeks of outstanding non-fiction films. Thursday, June 2 at 8PM at the Great Star Theater.

14 MINUTES FROM EARTH
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The film follows 57-year-old Google Executive Alan Eustace who on October 24, 2014, stepped into a spacesuit, attached himself to a football stadium sized balloon, and began a fourteen minute descent back to earth, breaking not only the sound barrier but also the world record for the highest flight and free fall of any human in history. Thursday, June 10 at 7:45PM at the Vogue Theater;Thursday, June 16 at 9:15PM at Roxie Theater.

KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE
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The film follows actress Kate Lyn Sheil as she prepares for the role of playing Christine Chubbuck, the local TV news anchor who in 1974, shocked viewers by taking her own life live on air. KPC won the Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing at the Sundance Film Festival. Greene is expected to be in attendance for the West Coast Premiere of the film.Thursday, June 9 at 7PM at Roxie Theater.

SILICON COWBOYS
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Berkeley based filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Jason Cohen will present his latest film SILICON COWBOYS Closing Night. The film explores the remarkable David vs. Goliath story and eventual demise of Compaq computers, the unlikely upstart who attempted to take on IBM computers in the 1980’s. Cohen and a number of the subjects in the film will be present for the West Coast Premiere of the film. Thursday, June 16 at 7PM at Roxie Theater.

Tickets will go on sale May 13. Regular tickets are 12/advance, $13/at the door. The all access DocPass is $200. For more information visit sfindie.com after May 11.