DocFest, announced the programs for its upcoming festival, June 4 - 18 at the Roxie, Vogue & Brava Theaters. Founder Jeff Ross & programmers Jennifer Morris & Chris Metzler gave an overview of the schedule, which includes 41 feature films & 50 shorts. Ms. Morris was proud to note that over 50% of the directors are women, & women filmmakers will be the focus of a free happy hour panel on the afternoon of June 10th.
Mr. Ross pointed out that the opening, closing & centerpiece films reflect the breadth of the festival. Opening night is All Things Must Pass, a film by Colin Hanks about the rise & fall of Tower Records. Several films in the festival celebrate music, such as Made in Japan, a profile of a Japan's 1st female country western star, & I Am Thor, a look at the attempted comeback of Jon Mikl Thor, a 70's body building champion & rock musician. His band will appear at Thee Parkside in conjunction with the film.
The centerpiece film, Finders Keepers, tells the supremely odd story of Shannon Whisnant, who bought a used barbeque smoker, found a severed leg in it, then got into a custody battle with the leg's amputee owner. Closing night is (T)ERROR, a political thriller which investigates a covert FBI operative as he seeks out potential terrorists.
Shorts are among the festival's most popular offerings, & there will be 4 shorts programs, including an all-animation program. A presentation of shorts about artists featured in Juxtapose magazine will be followed by an underground party whose location will be revealed at the screening.
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§ 14th San Francisco Documentary Festival (DocFest)
June 4 - 18, 2015
Roxie, Brava & Vogue Theaters
§ All Things Must Pass
A film by Colin Hanks
2015, USA, 99 mins
§ 14th SF DocFest Press Conference
Wednesday, May 6 at 10:30AM