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SF Mission’s Roxie Theater honored at the State Assembly

The Mission’s Roxie Theater was recognized on Monday as the 2017 Small Business of the Year for the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. The iconic theater has was built in its 3117 16th St. location in 1909 and first operated at the C.H. Brown Theater, and since 1933 as the Roxie Theater following renovations, making it the oldest continuously operating theater...

‘True Conviction,’ doc on American justice system at Roxie tonight

With 166 people exonerated, 2016 set the record for Americans wrongly convicted of crimes that they did not commit. Mission-based filmmaker Jamie Meltzer masterfully puts three human faces to this statistic. Over the course of five years, Meltzer followed a trio of innocent ex cons on an often painful but liberating journey to reclaim their lives, capturing their triumphs and...

Returning in its 16th year, ‘SF DocFest’ is around the corner

From activism to the environment, from spirituality to Rock’n’Roll, this year’s repertoire of real life stories told in 55 features and 55 short films screening at the SF Documentary Film Festival is sure to pique a range of interests. On Wednesday morning, the festival’s organizers gave a sneak peek of some of the featured material at a press conference held...

New Film “Company Town” Explores Tech’s Influence on San Francisco

The tech industry, its money, and its political influence are hitting the silver screen next week in a new film critical of the “sharing economy” and the influence of Silicon Valley on San Francisco. “Company Town,” which will have its San Francisco premiere at the Roxie Theater on Friday, October 28, at 7 p.m., takes places over a few tumultuous weeks in...

Generosity, Migration, Art and Film Meet at Roxie Theater

For many migrants from Latin America, the journey into the United States involves clinging to the side of a freight train known as “the beast,” going without food and water for 24 hours at a time, and if they’re lucky, encountering Las Patronas. These are a group of women who spend much of their days cooking and packing up meals to toss or hand...

Doc Exploring At-Home Childbirth Premieres Saturday in SF Mission

A documentary exposing a small group within the medical community who — despite attending hundreds of hospital births – choose to have their own children at home will premiere at the Roxie Theater on March 26. Telling the stories of doctors, nurses, and midwives whose experiences with childbirth have driven them to seek out home birth for their own families, “Why...

Film Explores Junipero Serra, History, Nostalgia

A new cinematic essay on topics as diverse as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, the pursuit of unavailable women, and the colonization of California by Junipero Serra will have its San Francisco premiere at the Roxie Theater tomorrow at 7 p.m., a day after the pope is set to canonize the Spanish priest in a move that has faced controversy for Serra’s involvement in the brutal mistreatment of...

Roller Disco in the Mission Benefits SF Indiefest

Furry skate boots and fully sequined outfits were on display Friday night at the annual Roller Disco party, a benefit for SF Indiefest, a film festival that screens at the Roxie Theater on 16th Street. SF Indiefest is currently in the middle of its run; the last day is Feb. 21. About 100 skaters rolled around the wooden floors of...

Fixing the Future

On Wednesday July 18th Roxie Theater will have a showing of Fixing the Future. In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio, of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS, visits people and organizations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity,...

Start the Decade off Right

With all the amazing things going on for New Year’s Eve, I would admire anyone with enough endurance to continue to party throughout the rest of the weekend. Still, when it comes to Mission night-life, the party never stops, does it? Dancing With the Devil “Oscar, Emmy and BAFTA award-winning director and producer Jon Blair takes us into the favelas...