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SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 SPECIAL EVENT
Guster
An Evening of Acoustic Music and Improv
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

All Ages
Tickets & info: http://folkyeah.com/guster-san-francisco-castro-2020

Expect us to dig deep into the Guster catalogue and discover songs we don’t usually play at our big rock shows. Expect violins and cellos. Maybe some nights we make up an album on stage. There are no rules on the 2020 Guster Acoustic Tour.

All tickets include $1 charitable donation.

 
     
   


THURSDAY MARCH 5, 2020 A.D. SPECIAL EVENT ($15)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR with TED NEELEY and YVONNE ELLIMAN In Person!

VIP 5:00 • Q&A 7:00 • Film 7:30


Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's hit rock opera recounts the last week in the life of Christ as told from the point of view of Judas. Shot on location in Israel, director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof) takes an innovative approach to the razzle-dazzle, each role perfectly brought to life by Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, and Barry Dennen. (1973, 108 min, HD 'Scope)

 
     
   


SATURDAY MARCH 7 SPECIAL EVENT

FELLINI 100: HOMAGE TO FEDERICO FELLINI

Presented by Istituto Luce Cinecittą and Istituto Italiano Cultura SF, director Annamaria Di Giorgio, under the auspices of Consul General of Italy Lorenzo Ortona and organized by Cinema Italia San Francisco as its 10th program. The One Day Marathon with 4 films selected by program director Amelia Antonucci is part of the Federico Fellini 100 Tour, a series of centennial tributes to Federico Fellini (1920–1993), which will travel to major museums and film institutions worldwide, coordinated by Paola Ruggiero and Camilla Cormanni of Luce Cinecittą. All films have been digitally restored by Luce Cinecittą, Cineteca di Bologna and Cineteca Nazionale. All films are with English subtitles.



LA STRADA 12:30
Giulietta Masina stars as a young woman who joins a strongman street entertainer on the road and soon discovers her calling as a clown. 1957 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (1954, 104 min, B/W, DCP)

JULIET OF THE SPIRITS 3:00
This Italian-French fantasy comedy-drama is about the visions, memories, and mysticism of a middle-aged woman that help her to find the strength to leave her philandering husband, starring Giulietta Masina. Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1966. (1965, 144 min, Color, DCP)

AMARCORD 6:00
A carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period. The most personal film from Federico Fellini, satiring the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. 1975 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. (1973, 127 min, Color, DCP)

LA MAGIA DI FELLINI PARTY 8:30-10:30
Fellini once said, "Life is a combination of magic and pasta." Accordingly, this party will include three different kinds of pasta prepared for you by the Italian restaurants C'Era Una Volta, Poesia and Italian Homemade, along with a giant cake made by Emporio Rulli, Gió gelato, Italian wines, and, of course, some magic. On the walls of the mezzanine, the Italian Cultural Institute is presenting a very special preview of the exhibition "Food in Federico Fellini’s Drawings." Featured are 19 drawings from the famous Libro dei sogni, the diary of dreams that Fellini had kept for about 30 years, which is presently exhibited in the Rimini City Museum. The exhibition has been produced thanks to the Culture Department of Emilia-Romagna Region, Cinematheque of the Rimini Town Council and Casa Artusi.

I VITELLONI 10:00
Five young men dream of success as they drift lazily through life in a small Italian village. I Vitelloni compassionately details a year, following a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives. (1953, 108 min, B/W, DCP).

TICKET PRICES
La Strada, Juliet of the Spirits or I Vitelloni: $13
Amarcord: $15
La Magia di Fellini Party: $25
Festival Pass (All 4 Films + Party): $60

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SUNDAY MARCH 22 SPECIAL EVENT
SF Premiere WAGING CHANGE 1:00



Waging Change shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families off tips. Featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the film reveals an American workers struggle hidden in plain sight-the effort to end the tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement's effort to end sexual harassment. Directed by Peabody award winner Abby GInzberg, Waging Change helps all consumers see the role they have to play in ending this two-tiered wage system.

Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg and Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage will be present for a post screening discussion moderated by Noreen Farrell, Executive Director of Equal Rights Advocates.

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TUESDAY MAY 5 SPECIAL EVENT
Kurt Vile & Cate Le Bon - Tues. 5/5
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

All Ages
Tickets & info:
http://folkyeah.com/kurt-vile-cate-le-bon-san-francisco-2020

Kurt and Cate together and solo, with Stella Mozgawa and Stephen Black.

Kurt Vile has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support HeadCount working to promote civic engagement, and inform and register young voters.
http://www.headcount.org.

 
     
   


SATURDAY MAY 9 SPECIAL EVENT
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Waxahatchee
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

Tickets & info: http://folkyeah.com/waxahatchee-san-francisco-2020
Tickets are $26 advance / $30 door



What do we hold on to from our past? What must we let go of to truly move forward?

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, a lyricist who has always let her listeners know exactly where she is at a given moment, spent much of 2018 reckoning with these questions and revisiting her roots to look for answers. The result is Saint Cloud, an intimate journey through the places she’s been, filled with the people she’s loved.

Written immediately in the period following her decision to get sober, the album is an unflinching self-examination. From a moment of reckoning in Barcelona to a tourist trap in Tennessee to a painful confrontation on Arkadelphia Road, from a nostalgic jaunt down 7th Street in New York City to the Mississippi Gulf, Crutchfield creates a sense of place for her soul-baring tales, a longtime staple of her storytelling.

This raw, exposed narrative terrain is aided by a shift in sonic arrangements as well. While her last two records featured the kind of big guitars, well-honed noise, and battering sounds that characterized her Philadelphia scene and strongly influenced a burgeoning new class of singer-songwriters, Saint Cloud strips back those layers to create space for Crutchfield’s voice and lyrics. The result is a classic Americana sound with modern touches befitting an artist who has emerged as one of the signature storytellers of her time.

 
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