Enjoy the 24th annual SF IndieFest through February 13th.
Take a break from your Netflix & Chill to enjoy nearly 70 new incredible indie films from around the world and the Bay Area. That’s right, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival is back for its 24th rendition from February 3rd through the 13th.
This year, the festival will showcase 26 features and 42 shorts from 10 different countries. There will also be 20 live screenings at the Roxie Theater, and films will be available to stream on demand throughout the festival dates.
Opening night films include Skinner Myers’ The Sleeping Negro, a powerful drama film following a young Black man reckoning with his own humanity. It will screen alongside Josef Kubota’s Catch the Fair One about a Native American woman boxer who goes undercover in a sex trafficking operation.
Closing night brings Eddie Martin’s We Were Once Kids, which profiles the original cast of the cult classic film Kids, and Harpo and Lenny Guit’s Mother Schmuckers, about 2 screwball brothers who embark on a quest to find their mother’s lost dog.
The program is divided into 6 categories: Big Nights, Local Films, Documentaries, International Indies, American Indies, and Shorts Programs. Tickets to the in-person screenings are $14 in advance, $15 at the door, and $10 for viewing online. There’s also an all-access pass available for $100-150, and a pass to all virtual screenings for $65-120.
The SF Independent Film Festival has captivated San Franciscans since 1998 with excellent alternative cinema that regularly gets picked up at other festivals. Learn more at the SF IndieFest website, and check out the festival from February 3-13 in virtual form or in live screenings at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St).
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