San Francisco International Film Festival

When 25 Apr 2014 - 8 May 2014
Where PFA Theater
2575 Bancroft Way Between College and Telegraph
Berkeley, CA 94701
United States
Cost BAM/PFA members, San Francisco Film Society members, UC Berkeley students: $13; General admission: $15; Non-UC Berkeley students, seniors, and disabled persons: $14.
Enquiry (510) 642-1124

BAM/PFA is honored to be the exclusive East Bay venue for the San Francisco International Film Festival. We are pleased to present a stellar selection of features, documentaries, and shorts from around the world, as well as a host of filmmakers and other special guests in person.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:45 p.m. The Seventh Walk
Amit Dutta (India, 2013). Celebrated Indian filmmaker Dutta fuses painterly technique and cinematic vision to form an engrossing meditation on the artistic legacy of northern India’s lush Kangra Valley. (70 mins)

Saturday, April 26, 2014
6:15 p.m. Tamako in Moratorium
Nobuhiro Yamashita (Japan, 2013). An apathetic recent college graduate in small-town Japan finds herself with two choices: either sabotage her father’s budding romance, or find a place for herself in the world. (78 mins)

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:00 p.m. Trap Street
Vivian Qu (China, 2013). What’s it like to be a twenty-first-century young adult in China’s surveillance state? Qu’s slow-building noir uses a simple boy-meets-girl tale to unearth a hidden world of government control just below the surface. (94 mins)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:30 p.m. Stray Dogs
Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan/France, 2013). A poverty-stricken father and his two young children try to survive in modern-day Taipei in this often mysterious work, yet another remarkable piece of cinema from the great Tsai. (138 mins)

Saturday, May 3, 2014
1:30 p.m. Norte, the End of History
Lav Diaz (Philippines, 2013). Art-house favorite Lav Diaz’s latest epic profoundly explores everything from the state of the present-day rural Philippines by way of Dostoevsky to the 1890s Philippine Revolution against the Spanish. (250 mins)

Sunday, May 4, 2014
6:00 p.m. Manila in the Claws of Light
Lino Brocka (Philippines, 1975). Digital Restoration. In one of his most trenchant works of social criticism and ruthless determinism, Brocka portrays the experiences of a provincial youth in Manila, unflinchingly exposing creeping degradation. (124 mins)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
6:30 p.m. Bad Hair
Mariana Rondón (Venezuela/Peru, 2013). A ten-year-old Caracas boy’s desire to straighten his kinky hair causes outsized conflict with his mother. This finely acted, deceptively small-scale story subtly explores issues of economic pressure and homophobia. (93 mins)

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