Outdoor Cinema Season — 2 Pop-up Drive-ins & a Live-Stream Best of Bernal!

OPENING NIGHT

Friday, OCTOBER 9
8:00–9:30 pm

Alemany Market Plaza
100 Alemany Boulevard
San Francisco

FREE admission by Eventbrite Reservation ONLY
Reservations open September 28

FILM LINEUP

LETTER C!
Ryan Javier
Animation
1:05
Stuck at home, Chelsea discovers the possibilities of words that begin with the letter C.

THE ESCAPE
Jo Niglio
Animation
1:30
A worm’s close encounter.

CHROMAVIRUS
J.D. Boxley
Comedy
4:19
One man trying to keep some semblance of control over his life during the time of COVID-19

WITH ME
George Nelson
Animation
2:46
Rocky, a dog, keeps himself busy while his owner is away.

TED NAIFEH – comic book artist
Jasmine Fu
Documentary
5:32
Ted Naifeh is a San Francisco artist. He discusses how overcoming his learning disability led to his work as a comic book artist.

 

THERE IS NO STANDING STILL, Part 1
Robert Rosenwasser
Dance
4:52
Separated by the pandemic, dancers from Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet perform in their respective spaces throughout the Americas.

LITTLE DREAMS
Phoebe Milvy-Soloff
Fantasy/Comedy
7:25
In this quirky dark comedy, a teenage girl prefers the fantasy version of her life until she discovers that growing up doesn’t mean putting away childish things

THE PERFECT FLIGHT
Joshua Izenberg
Documentary
4:58
An interest in the world of falconry opens doors and opportunities for a man in ways he couldn’t imagine.

SEWING IN THE TIME OF CONONAVIRUS
Valerie Soe
Documentary
2:00
Necessity is the Mother of Invention — In the hands of the Auntie Sewing Squad, hoarded film festival lanyards become a way to fight coronavirus.

SAD SONG KARAOKE AT EL RIO
Craig Lee
Documentary
5:18
The scene at El Rio, Your Dive bar in Bernal Heights on Sunday nights — singing sad songs is the theme of the evening.

THE HELIX SONATA
Matt Venuti
Music
3:14
Some melodies, strings and bass with the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI) as well minimalist rhythmic patterns with the Free Integral Hang. Additional visuals created with the Dancing Helix; an amazing kinetic mobile that’s anchored with a crystal.

THE TWILIGHT OF ALEX NIETO
EL CREPÚSCULO DE ALEX NIETO

Adriana Camarena and Ivonne Iriondo
Documentary
6:42
On March 21, 2014, at twilight, Alex Nieto was gunned down by four SFPD officers with 59 bullets. His parents Elvira and Refugio Nieto hare Alex’s spirit with us in their own words, and recreate the last minutes of his life to increase awareness about the incident. Sub-titles

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE VOTE: The Movement Lives On
Sophie Constantinou
Documentary
17.28
African American political leaders and change-makers highlight the importance and power of voting in San Francisco and the country.

SHARKS AND MINNOWS
Matthew Riutta
Drama
11:16
When Ben rehearses a dance with Shayne for their high school’s show, he discovers Shayne has more on his mind than jazz hands.

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN BATS AND CORONAVIRUS: Wildlife Is Not to Blame
Kristin Tieche
Documentary
10:34
What exactly is the connection between bats and coronavirus? And what are the consequences of sheltering-in-place on the further study of this relationship?

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UNDER THE STARS

Friday, OCTOBER 16
8:00–9:30 pm

Alemany Market Plaza
100 Alemany Boulevard
San Francisco

FREE admission by Eventbrite Reservation ONLY
Reservations open October 5

FILM LINEUP

JUICY
Jo Niglio
Animation
1:03
From tree to juice — the life span of an orange.

IDK
Sephora Woldu
Music Video
3:52
Trash Vampires (SF based punk band) find a way to perform during Shelter in Place. Face coverings, everyone 6ft+ apart, still making art.

THE NEXT STEP
Stefan Wanigatunga and Yashna Malhotra
Drama
17:10
A grad student who gave up his dream is faced with a choice when a chance encounter sends him down the very path he was running away from.

THE LONG SHADOW
Frances Causey and Jed Riffe
Documentary
17:10
The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States from slavery to today.

SKY DANCE
Max Stein
Documentary
6:48
When Sky’s family escaped war in Syria, they did not know what the future held. Now in Jordan, Sky has dreams of moving abroad and opening a studio that teaches other refugees what saved his life: Dance.

MY COUNTRY
Ken Shelf and Chrome Buddha
Music Video
3:23
Ur country’s lost its GD mind, so share this far & wide… and remember, if u don’t VOTE, it stays broke! #vote

BRINGING BACK THE SALMON
Lori Eanes
Documentary
7:37
Spawn’s restoration projects along Lagunitas Creek,  Marin County, California, to bring back the salmon.

ELEVEN WEEKS
Anna Kuperberg
Documentary
14:28
Carla Jean Johnson accepts her fast and aggressive cancer diagnosis with clarity and grace as documented by her wife Anna Kuperberg. Eleven Weeks is a story more about love than death.

GHOST SEARCHERS
Neil George
Comedy
20:00
Paranormal Investigators, Matt and Jeff help people experiencing paranormal events, but when they take on a case with wild accusations of paranormal activity, everything changes.

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2020 Award-winning Films

TUESDAY, October 27

 

 

LIVE-STREAMING PRESENTATION
Details to follow

FILM LINEUP

 

TO BE DETERMINED
BY YOU!

 

 

 

WITH ME
George Nelson
Animation
2:46
Rocky, a dog, keeps himself busy while his owner is away.

 

 

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE VOTE: The Movement Lives On
Sophie Constantinou
Documentary
17:28
African American political leaders and change-makers highlight the importance and power of voting in San Francisco and the country.

 

 

ELEVEN WEEKS
Anna Kuperberg
Documentary
14:28
Carla Jean Johnson accepts her fast and aggressive cancer diagnosis with clarity and grace as documented by her wife Anna Kuperberg. Eleven Weeks is a story more about love than death.

 

 

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