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SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 SPECIAL EVENT

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
Rick Wakeman
Grumpy Old Rock Star Tour
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Tickets: http://folkyeah.com/#/rick-wakeman-san-francisco-2019
(Gold Circle Seating and Meet & Greet Options Available)

Keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman embarks on his first solo tour of America & Canada in 13 years. Wakeman’s tour will combine spellbinding piano music with sidesplitting jokes and revealing insights into his 50-plus-year career. Expect an evening of superb musicianship, featuring music from YES (official), Rick’s own solo epics and early David Bowie hits, plus fantastic arrangements of The Beatles' tunes, and much, much more, interspersed with knockabout (and sometimes bawdy!) typically British humor.

 
     
   


SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 SPECIAL EVENT

San Francisco Greek Film Festival Opening Night
Olympia 5:30pm

This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of Academy Award® winning actress, Olympia Dukakis. Starting on the day she turns 80 and continuing for three years, this film deals with the struggles and pains surrounding identity and the roles placed on us by society. Determined not to be defined solely as a woman in a male dominated society, Olympia struggles to find a sense of belonging due to her ethnic roots and the dichotomy she has always felt between her American values and the values of her immigrant parents. After making the decision that she would never take no for an answer and would never let anyone define her, her mantra became: "Always move forward, no matter what." (USA, 2018, 1 hr 43 min, Directed by Harry Mavromichalis)

Info/tickets:grfilm.com
*Los Angeles Greek Film Festival: Best Documentary
*Hunter Mountain Film Festival: Best Documentary

Expected guests are Director/Producer Harry Mavromichalis, Executive Producer Sid Ganis, Executive Producer Anthoula Katsimatides, Producer/Editor Andrew Ford, Co-producer Lynn Webb, and Associate Producer Pamela Spyrs.
https://www.olympiathefilm.com

Screens with short film:
I am Mackenzie – USA, 2019, 19 min, Director Artemis Anastasiadou in attendance
Caught up in toxic masculinity, a sequin dress and a teenage crush, a teen skater, growing up in rural Texas, will have sex for the first time in the back of her dad’s truck.
*SXSW: World Premiere; Grand Jury Award, Texas Shorts
*Los Angeles Greek Film Festival: Best Short Film

OLYMPIA DUKAKIS - Iconoclastic actress and prominent Greek American Olympia Dukakis is a multiple award winner for her stage, film & TV work, including an Oscar® for her role as Cher’s mother in Moonstruck. She is a daughter of Greek immigrants, and the first Greek American to win an Oscar®. Her close connection to San Francisco include her many performances in A.C.T. productions, where she has also been on the Board of Trustees. Olympia has appeared in all the Tales of the City television serials, including the new hit Netflix version; she has a close friendship with its creator Armistead Maupin, and often mentions the beloved San Francisco character Anna Madrigal as her favorite role. She also was named a Grand Marshal in the 2011 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade (as seen in the documentary), celebrating her support of the LGBTQ community.

 
     
   


SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
SPECIAL EVENT

SEX CELLS & (((folkYEAH!))) Present
Marc Almond Performing Soft Cell
TR/ST (Live)
Hercules & Love Affair (DJ Set)
DJs Matthew Pernicano & Danny Lethal
Glamorous Hosts & More TBA!

6:30pm
18+
Tickets & info: http://folkyeah.com/#/marc-almond-sf-1026
(Gold Circle Seating and Meet & Greet Options Available)

Los Angeles' SEX CELLS party was birthed out of Lethal Amounts art gallery, an intersection of all things underground: art, fashion and music. We are heading out on the road for SIX SEXXXY DAYZ OF PURE DEBAUCHARY with Marc Almond performing Soft Cell, Hercules and Love Affair, TR/ST, Plack Blague and many more freaks.

SEX CELLS is the epicenter LGBTQIA community at large, synonymous with radical genre and gender line blurring. Attracting and uniting various communities all the while offering performances from up and coming musicians, world-class techno and house DJs, in addition to renowned cultural icons. With a backdrop of colorful characters, artists, drag queens, dominatrixes, muscle men and punk rockers, Sex Cells bridges the gap!

Sex Cells is a night that cannot be described, only experienced.

For more info: www.lethalamounts.com/sex-cells

 
     
   



TUESDAY OCTOBER 29
 SPECIAL EVENT

SFFILM Special Screening
MARRIAGE STORY 7:00
Directed by Noah Baumbach

USA | Fiction Feature | 136

Director Noah Baumbach is expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A.

Revisiting some of the themes that made his Oscar-nominated TIFF 2005 selection The Squid and the Whale so resonant, writer-director Noah Baumbach digs deep into divorce with Marriage Story. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson deliver some of their richest work as a couple whose once enviable union crumbles under the weight of mounting resentments and divergent needs. Charlie (Driver) is a playwright who wants to stay in New York. Nicole (Johansson) is an actor who’s landed a coveted television role that requires her to relocate to Los Angeles. Their geographical dispute tests an already strained relationship. As Marriage Story begins, the couple’s divorce is already underway, with each enlisting legal squads deploying various tactics. Yet Baumbach’s elegant narrative goes back and forth through time, showing how Charlie and Nicole fell in love and built a life together alongside a detailed, blow-by-blow chronicle of their marital dismantling. Baumbach’s wise script goes from Bergmanesque drama, to dark comedy, to surges of suspense, and is complemented by the intimate 35mm camerawork of Robbie Ryan (who also shot Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and by the precise, lived-in performances not only of Driver and Johansson, but also of Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta. Marriage Story may have an ironic title, but its divorce proceedings double as a moving post-mortem. Sometimes our most profound life choices begin to cohere only in retrospect. —Toronto International Film Festival



Buy tickets:
sffilm.org/event/marriage-story/

 
     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 at 7:30 pm SPECIAL EVENT

Part of Doc Stories film series
Opening Night: The Apollo

Directed by Roger Ross Williams
USA | Documentary | 102 min


Director Roger Ross Williams, producer Lisa Cortés, and musician Fantastic Negrito are expected to attend. Special musical introduction by Fantastic Negrito!



As a showcase for black music and culture in America, Harlem’s Apollo Theater is unparalleled. Director Roger Ross Williams traces its history with bountiful archival footage from the venue, using pivotal moments in black civic history for context, and preparations for a star-studded presentation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me to show its continued relevance. Filled with a riveting parade of performances and interviews, including Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Eartha Kitt, Aretha Franklin, Savion Glover, and Redd Foxx, The Apollo pays tribute to a venerable and indispensable American institution.

Get tickets:

https://sffilm.org/event/opening-night-the-apollo/
 
     
   

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 SPECIAL EVENT

Special screening of Kathy Griffin's A HELL OF A STORY
Q&A with Kathy Griffin by Kate Kendell after screening.
Hosted by Mark Rhoades
Benefiting The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation
Emceed by Sister Roma
Doors 6:30 | Screening at 7:00

Comedian Kathy Griffin performs a new set in the aftermath of the fallout she experienced due to a controversial Donald Trump-inspired photo shoot that threatened to end her career.

Production companies: Inappropriate Laughs, Dakota Pictures
Director: Troy Miller
Producers: Kathy Griffin, Tony Miller
Director of photography: Chuck Oztaskin
Editor: Petey Hentrich
Music: Johnathan Angel

Tickets:

https://www.reaf-sf.org/kathy-griffin--a-hell-of-a-story.html
 
     
   


MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 at 7:00 pm
SPECIAL EVENT

Part of Doc Stories film series
A Tribute to the Non-Fiction Films of Martin Scorsese

Director Martin Scorsese is expected to attend.

While he is beloved for his epic fiction features, Martin Scorsese’s non-fiction films are among his best work. Whether depicting tales of American life, illuminating the history of cinema, or capturing the exuberant spirit of contemporary music, his documentaries are insightful and often playful, revealing his curiosity and passion. We are thrilled to be welcoming this master filmmaker for an onstage conversation about his documentary work following a screening of his latest imaginative hybrid.



Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese
(Martin Scorsese, USA 2019, 142 min)

In the summer of 1975, Bob Dylan embarked on a tour across a divided America with a group of entertainers including Joan Baez, Sam Shepard, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and Allen Ginsberg. Using a wealth of gorgeously restored onstage and behind-the-scenes footage from the time and contemporary interviews with subjects both real and fictional, including the first on-camera interview with Bob Dylan in over a decade, Scorsese concocts a mischievous mix of fact and fantasy that explores the boundaries of both artistic self-invention and documentary film.

Get tickets:

https://sffilm.org/event/closing-night-a-tribute-to-the-non-fiction-filmmaking-of-martin-scorsese/
 
     
   


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22

Warren Miller’s TIMELESS 7:30

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season in the mountains. Come kickoff winter with Warren Miller’s 70th film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, and adventure from the slopes of the Rockies to the rooftops of the Alps alongside top athletes, including California locals Jonny Moseley, Amie Engerbretson, Connery Lundin, and ski legend, Glen Plake. All moviegoers will receive discounts on lift tickets, gear, swag, and more. It’s more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience, 70 years in the making.
Go to warrenmiller.com for more. Get tickets.

 
 
 
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