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SF URBAN FILM FEST

SFUFF 2017


  1. 73 Questions

    Leah Nichols / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 10 mins
    This beautifully hand-drawn animated short film inverts the popular culture trope of celebrity questionnaires and uses it instead to build a soulful profile of a man whom you would never otherwise stop to get to know.
    Plays In:
    Nurturing the Media Activist Ecosystem of Citizen Journalists, Mainstream Media, and Policy-Makers

    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    November 15, 2017 6:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  2. Arc of Justice, The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Beloved Community

    Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2015 / 22 mins
    “Arc of Justice” traces the inspiring journey of New Communities and the struggle for racial and economic justice among African Americans in southwest Georgia. Formed in 1969 during the Civil Rights movement, New Communities persevered as the largest black-owned farm in the country despite relentless opposition.
    Plays In:
    “Arc of Justice” and James Baldwin’s “Take This Hammer”: Connecting Civil Rights to Place

    SPUR
    November 17, 2017 6:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  3. Brooklyn Farmer

    Michael Tyburski / Films, SFUFF 2017 / USA / 2015 / 27 mins
    “Brooklyn Farmer” explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm across the rooftops of New York City. As their growing operation expands to a second roof, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world's biggest cities.
    Plays In:
    “No Man’s Land”: Where Nature and Community Thrive

    Google Community Space
    November 13, 2017 6:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  4. Build The Lot

    Russell Blanchard / Films, SFUFF 2017 / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 3 mins
    The Director of “The Lot” film Russell Blanchard working together with the community to improve an actual vacant lot into a children’s play area.
    Plays In:
    “No Man’s Land”: Where Nature and Community Thrive

    Google Community Space
    November 13, 2017 6:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  5. Canary in the Coal Mine: Artists in the City

    SFUFF 2017 / 90 mins
    Artists play a central role in defining the values, vibrancy, and evolution of a city but how does the city respond to the needs of artists? Films screening followed by panel discussion and audience Q & A.

    In This Program: In the Wake of Ghost Ship, No Vacancy

    Canary in the Coal Mine: Artists in the City

    SPUR
    November 16, 2017 12:30 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  6. Cities Are For People, and Cats?

    SFUFF 2017 / 150 mins
    After a week of serious issues it's time to relax and think about kitty cats. We invite you to sit back and enjoy shorts on urban ecology and the feature-length documentary film, “Kedi”, a charming film about the life of feral cats in Istanbul, Turkey. Seriously, though, the topic of cats in the city is serious business - it connects to crucial concerns about urban ecology, sustainability and the interrelations between the animals of the city, the built environment, people, and how those people treat not only the cats, but also other people.

    In This Program: Kedi

    Cities Are For People, and Cats?

    SPUR
    November 19, 2017 4:00 pm Box office only.


  7. Drugs in the Tenderloin

    Robert Zagone / Films, SFUFF 2017, Shorts / USA / 1966 / Documentary / 52 mins
    “Drugs in the Tenderloin” is a documentary shot guerilla-style (when that was not a thing) directed by Robert Zagone in 1966; it captures the Tenderloin as it transformed into a center for young queers and drug users.The film is a chance to catch a rare glimpse of the Tenderloin’s past, and to hear first hand from the people who lived there. The film was rediscovered by the Tenderloin Museum and played a series of sold-out shows in 2015 & 2016. There is only one copy of the film and it cannot be seen on-line or in theatres.
    Plays In:
    The Imperfect Is Perfect: The Tenderloin

    Tenderloin Museum
    November 14, 2017 6:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  8. Eulogy For The Dyke Bar

    Macon Reed & Isabel Farrington / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    A portrait of artist Macon Reed's installation "Eulogy for the Dyke Bar" on it's closing night.
    Plays In:
    Shifting Spaces: Queer Nightlife in the City

    518 Valencia The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
    November 18, 2017 6:30 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  9. Flag Wars

    Laura Poitras & Linda Goode Bryant / Films, SFUFF 2017, Documentary, Shorts / USA / 2003 / 95 mins
    Personal look at a community in Columbus, Ohio, as gay white homebuyers move into a working-class black neighborhood. As the new residents restore the beautiful but run-down homes, black homeowners must fight to hold onto their community and heritage. The inevitable clashes expose prejudice and self-interest on both sides, as well as the common dream to have a home to call your own. Winner of the Jury Award at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
    Plays In:
    Queer “Pioneers”: Cycles of Displacement

    518 Valencia The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
    November 18, 2017 1:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed


  10. Heart of the City

    Jon Sadrgilany & Omeed Manocheri / Films, SFUFF 2017, Shorts / USA / 2017 / 15 mins
    Heart of the City is a documentary film and social news platform investigating San Francisco’s socioeconomic divide in the Tenderloin neighborhood and its adjacent districts. The project seeks to reimagine the fourth wall and stimulate social media discussions to integrate with the narrative of the film and other supplemental content.
    Plays In:
    Nurturing the Media Activist Ecosystem of Citizen Journalists, Mainstream Media, and Policy-Makers

    Ninth Street Independent Film Center
    November 15, 2017 6:00 pm Ticket Sales are Closed