57th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, 4/24 - 5/8

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 7, 2014 03:54pm | Post a Comment

The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24th through May 8th! SFIFF showcases cinematic innovation and presents marquee premieres, international competitions, star-studded events, and live performances. This year’s music headliners are Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields)! The program features 200 films of international distinction, including new work by Richard Linklater and so many others.

Amoeba is proud to co-present two music-related films at this year's festival about a couple of our most-beloved icons: 

20,000 Days on Earth (England, 2014, 95 min)
Investigating musician/writer/poet Nick Cave’s history, psyche, and creative path, 20,000 Days on Earth is a must-see for fans or anyone interested in an Artist’s journey. This highly stylized biopic presents a choreographed “day-in-the-life,” depicting Cave as an introspective and dark figure, and featuring his band the Bad Seeds’ own brand of controlled ferocity. 

Showing April 28th, 9:45pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinema and May 1st, 6:15pm at New People Cinema.


Heaven Adores You (USA, 2014, 96 min)
Brilliant, beloved indie rock singer-songwriter Elliott Smith—whose Academy Award–nominated “Miss Misery” from the Good Will Hunting soundtrack earned him unexpected fame and who died tragically in 2003 at the age of 34—is fondly remembered by friends, family, and fellow musicians in this elegiac documentary, at once a testament to Smith’s boundless talent and music’s ability to transcend loss.

Showing May 5th, 9:00pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinema; May 7th, 3:45pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinema; and May 8th, 6pm at New People Cinema.

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