October 1 Film in the Fog— San Francisco Film Society presents a FREE outdoor screening of “Dark Passages” on the lawn of the Main Post Theatre, 99 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
October 6-16 Mill Valley Film Festival— various venues, click here to see a list. The Mill Valley Film Festival is a celebration of the best in independent and world cinema.
October 9 An Evening with Susan Orlean and Rin Tin Tin— SF Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. Orlean celebrates the publication of her new book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend with an illustrated introduction to Rin Tin Tin’s career and a screening of his greatest silent film, “Clash of the Wolves.”
October 14-15 Midnight screening of “The Room”— Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre, 4186 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA. Tommy Wiseau will appear in person at both of the Piedmont midnight screenings.
October 14-16 Taiwan Film Days— SF Film Society | New People Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA.
Three-day showcase highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema. http://www.sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events/Fall-Season-2011/Taiwan-Film-D…
October 14-27 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival— Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA.
The SF Independent Film Festival supports and celebrate maverick filmmakers and their work.
October 14 – 16 Poppy Jasper Film Festival— Cinelux Theaters 750 Tennant Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA.
Fun and friendly local festival focusing on short films of 30 minutes or less from an international selection of emerging filmmaking talent.
October 21-23 NY/SF International Children’s Film Festival— Film Society Cinema at 1746 Post Street and Letterman Digital Arts Center at One Letterman Drive.
A celebration of diverse, enlightening, inspiring and entertaining films for kids ages 3-18 and their families. Various venues (click for list.)
October 27-November 2 French Cinema Now— playing at Film Society Cinema at 1746 Post Street and Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema at 1 Embarcadero Ctr. Significant new works of international francophone cinema. Now on sales. Click here to buy tickets.
November 3-6 Cinema by the Bay: Film Society Cinema— 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. Celebrating the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking
November 10-13 San Francisco International Animation Festival— Film Society Cinema, 1746 Post Street, San Francisco, CA. The boldest and most exciting animated films from around the world
November 13-20 New Italian Cinema— Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema at 1 Embarcadero Ctr. Celebrating the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and its newest generation of filmmakers
For complete program information, visit:
San Francisco Film Society: sffs.org/Screenings-and-Events
Cine+Mas San Francisco: http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.com/
California Film Institute: http://www.cafilm.org/cfi/index.html
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive: http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/
San Francisco Museum and Historical Society: http://www.sfhistory.org/index.php/events/monthly-programs
Pamela Alexander-Beutler is the editor in chief of the ReelMATERIAL film journal. For of movie reviews and interviews by the ReelMATERIAL team visit www.reelmaterial.com, take a look at our favorite trailers at ReelTRAILERS on YouTube and follower us on twitter @reel_material.