10th SF Documentary Festival, Oct 14-27 at the Shattuck and Roxie Theaters
The 10th SF DocFest kicks off with DIRTY PICTURES, a film about the Bay Area chemist who discovered the effects of MDMA and other psychedelics, and ends with THE STAN LEE STORY, about the most recognized name in comics. In between we meet Egyptian belly dancers; California summer campers; the puppeteer behind Elmo; kids that run off to join the circus or want to become ballerinas; international hip hoppers; Christian card counters; English punk rockers; artists; yoga practitioners; new soldiers; compulsive collectors; stand-up comics; Tetris masters; and animator Bill Plympton. Plus we take a delightful wander around Berlin in the Fall.
Don’t miss the Opening Night Party (10/14), a celebration of Sasha Shulgin, the Bay Area chemist who discovered the properties of MDMA and 200 other drugs, a superhero themed Closing Night Party (10/27) or the annual Roller Disco Costume Party, produced with Black Rock Roller Disco(10/22). All three parties are at CellSpace, 2050 Bryant at 18th. And make sure the 80s New Wave Sing A Long party at the Roxie Theater is on your calendar too!
DocFest is Oct 14-27 at the Roxie Theater in SF and Oct 14-20 at the Shattuck Cinema in Berkeley. Go to sfindie.com for details, trailers, tix and more!