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Piper: SFFS Viewing Guide

Created 12/22/2016 | 8:11 PM | San Francisco Film Society

Piper, Pixar Animation Studios’ latest short, tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is...

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Black Girl: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/9/2016 | 6:14 PM | San Francisco Film Society

Black Girl is a classic film, a narrative feature created in 1966 by the Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène, who is often described as the father of African cinema. A class screening of the f...

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Youth Works: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:17 PM | San Francisco Film Society

The Youth Works program showcases the work of teen filmmakers in a program that highlights the diversity of emerging talent. Ranging from the personal to the political, the films speak to the technica...

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The Return: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:18 PM | San Francisco Film Society

The Return is a moving documentary that follows the lives and challenges of two California inmates who are released from life sentences with the reversal of the state’s notorious three strikes l...

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The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:18 PM | San Francisco Film Society

The Music of Strangers is an uplifting documentary about a group of world-class musicians who come together to explore the meaning of culture and the potential of the arts to promote peace and unders...

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National Bird: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:19 PM | San Francisco Film Society

National Bird is an eye-opening documentary that looks deep into the processes and consequences of the United States’ drone war in Afghanistan. A class screening of the film may complement a Pol...

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Life, Animated: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:20 PM | San Francisco Film Society

Life, Animated is a coming-of-age documentary about Owen Suskind, who lives with autism and used animated Disney movies as a prism through which to connect with the world. A class screening of the fil...

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A Child's Perspective: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:21 PM | San Francisco Film Society

Collected from around the United States, this compilation of short documentary films explores the lives of children across the country as they experience life, through all of its ups and downs. From ...

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Family Shorts 2016: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:22 PM | San Francisco Film Society

The Family Films program is a series of thought-provoking and imaginative short films, selected to engage a young audience. International in scope, the program includes animated and live-action films,...

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Phantom Boy: SFFS Viewing Guide

Updated 12/22/2016 | 8:22 PM | San Francisco Film Society

Phantom Boy is an animated feature film about a boy in the hospital who finds a way to escape his body and helps a misunderstood police inspector solve a crime spree. A class screening of the film may...

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