Tuesday, October 28, 2008

After The Election's Over

On November 5th our country will have changed.  Hopefully, for the better.  But what will you do after Election Day to replenish your soul after all that negative campaigning?  What will you do to quench your artistic thirst?  

For most people, November’s highlights include Election Day, Thanksgiving with friends and/or family and, if you’re a rabid shopper, Black Friday at the Mall.  Any thoughts about going to the movies are usually focused on end-of-year blockbusters and Oscar contenders planned for release during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

As usual, Bay area movie fans have many more options available to them.  The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco continues its film series with Memoria (November 5), Orthodox Stance (November 8), and a travelogue on Cambodia (November 19).

On Wednesday, November 12th, as part of this year's SF Green Festival, the San Francisco Ocean Film Festival will offer two special programs at the Roxie Theater as a preview of January’s festival out at Cowell Hall.

Simultaneously, the San Francisco Film Society will be presenting the Third Annual San Francisco International Animation Festival at the Embarcadero Center Cinemas. 

As soon as that finishes, SFFS will launch the 12th Annual New Italian Cinema Festival, running from November 16-23 (also at the Embarcadero Center Cinemas).

Watching documentaries, full-length animation features, indie gems, Bollywood musicals and other foreign films is a dark and dirty job. But someone’s got to do it!