Block Out Winter with the SF Indie Fest
Winter and film go together like hats and gloves, like snow and snowballs, like skiis and mountain slopes, like, well, you get the idea. What better activity when the sun sets during the afternoon than gathering together some friends – or even just taking yourself out on a date – and going to sit in a darkened theater while narratives made of light unspool on the screen before you? If these words resonate with you, then you will be thrilled to learn about the upcoming winter film festival in San Francisco called SF Indie Fest.
Heading into its 22nd year of adventurous programming, SF Indie Fest is a feast for film lovers and a great chance to catch some of the most exciting new talents in the film world. From feature length fictional films to animated shorts to documentaries to things that defy description, SF Indie Fest is your home for the cinematic in all forms.
Lasting for a marvelous two weeks, SF Indie Fest will be your chance to watch close to 80 movies in three of the Bay Area’s most iconic theaters. Brava Theater, Roxie Theater, and the Alamo Drafthouse have all crafted unique reputations for themselves with their audacious and appealing schedules, so it is no surprise that the organizers of SF Indie Fest have turned to them to house the festival.
A full list of the features and shorts to be screened at SF Indie Fest can be found at the event’s official website, but some include:
- Bad Art: A hilarious sendup of the art gallery world and the various characters who inhabit it, Bad Art explores many themes relating to both the commercial art world and the struggle to be an artist in general.
- Go/Don’t Go: The lone survivor of a global apocalypse understandably begins to experience some mental instability.
- Frances Ferguson: A dry, yet emotionally powerful story about a substitute teacher in Nebraska caught in a cascade of unfortunate events is narrated by America’s favorite beard: Nick Offerman.
SF Indie Fest will run from January 29th until February 13th, giving you a large chunk of time to bask in the glow of cinema.