SF Urban Film Fest

The SF Urban Film Fest opens today for its third year, focusing on the theme “Creating Just Cities” to look at how urban planning can create equity and opportunity.

The planners write that David Simon, who created “Show Me a Hero” is allowing the festival to screen the six-part mini series.  The series stars Oscar Isaacs as the young mayor of Yonkers, New York, “who won the fight to desegregate pubic housing, but lost a fight against personal demons.”

Tonight there will be an opening night keynote at 6 p.m. on “Why Create Just Cities” by UC Professor, Dr. Malo Hutson, who is author of “The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice.” (SPUR, 645 Mission St.)

Following the Keynote is our Storytelling Workshop “Driving Change Through Video” with Dimitri Moore and Keith Battle, both highly-regarded local independent filmmakers and educators. They will be joined by Georgia Antonopoulos and Lyndon Manuel, participants who will present their finished 2-minute film they completed at the SFUFF 2015 all-day video and storytelling workshop.

The agenda from the rest of the week follows:

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016, SFUFF will be at Doc’s Lab in North Beach (doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm). After the election dust settles, catch the hilarious stand-up comedian Nato Green live as he breaks down the madness to reveal “Who Rules San Francisco?”

Nato will host a Late Night Talk Show format panel with special guests:

– Joe Eskenazi, San Francisco Magazine

– Malcolm Yeung, Chinatown Community Development Corporation

– Francesca Fiorentini, AJ +

(Doc’s Lab website)

On Thursday, November 17, 2016, SFUFF will be at the Exploratorium (doors open at 6:00 pm, show at 7 pm). Follow the story of a small group of young farmers fight a mighty landowner, UC Berkeley (in a surprising role as Goliath), in the Occupy the Farm Film. Afterward, the film’s director, Todd Darling, and one of the key activists will update us on the battle. Twilight Greenway, Managing Co-Director of Civil Eats will also join us!

And as part of SF Urban Film Fest tradition, we will celebrate with a Fest at the Film Fest featuring craft cocktails using seasonal ingredients from the Gill Tract Farm to be served at the Exploratorium’s Kanbar Forum bar (no-host).

Please purchase tickets through the Exploratorium website.

The fest’s co-presenter is Food & Farm Film Fest a project of your neighborhood friendly Bi-Rite Creamery and Bi-Rite Market!

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