Bring your blankets and NEMA neighbors for Friday night nearby fun during the upcoming Fall Film Festival at the PROXY! PROXY SF is a temporary two-block project with a free walk-in theater and serving as a placeholder for rotating happenings, food, art, and retail. The theater is an open-air venue with a cinema-quality screen and projector, like a drive-in movie theater without the cars. It’s located in the heart of San Francisco, at 432 Octavia Street at the corner of Hayes Street, just 0.4 miles from NEMA San Francisco.
The 2019 PROXY Fall Film Festival of outdoor cinema kicks off Friday, October 4th at the PROXY Walk-In Theater. Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the free Friday evening film screenings at the PROXY begin at dusk with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00 pm. Film begins at sundown around 7:30pm.
What’s on the menu:
Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty ice-cold beer from Fort Point Beer Company (all proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY) and delicious fare from a featured food truck. Attendees can also pack a picnic from home or enjoy takeout from Hayes Valley’s many great restaurants.
What’s on the screen:
October 4: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 2019 [PG-13]. This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Watch the trailer.
October 11. The Last Black Man in San Francisco. Directed by Joe Talbot, 2019 [R]. Jimmie and his best friend Mont try to reclaim the house built by Jimmie's grandfather, launching them on a poignant odyssey that connects them to their past, even as it tests their friendship and sense of belonging in the place they call home. Watch the trailer.
October 18. Booksmart. Directed by Olivia Wilde, 2019 [R]. On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Watch the trailer.
October 25. Woman at war / Kona fer í stríð. Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, 2018 [Not Rated]. Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the situation could change with the unexpected arrival of a small orphan in her life. Watch the trailer. Film in Icelandic with English subtitles.
Tickets aren’t required but they encourage you to register on the links above to stay up-to-date on any program changes that may occur. Plus, your well behaved pups can tag along as long as they remain on leash and quiet during the entire programming.
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