SANTOS + FRIENDS

After the screening of his documentary Santos—Skin to Skin, percussionist, bandleader, Grammy nominee, and Mission District icon John Santos performs with his extraordinary sextet, bringing their mastery to the Sweetwater Music Hall. Come…

MIND THE GAP: DIRECTOR’S FORUM

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Telling stories, mining for truths both big and small: With approaches both fictional and non-fictional, these directors all delve into their subjects with impressive creativity and thought. Join us in person for this keystone Mind the Gap…

WHINA

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | WORLD New Zealand 2021, 112 min, Directors: James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones This inspirational film reveals the extraordinary life of New Zealand’s Dame Whina Cooper, a courageous Māori woman whose…

TOWN DESTROYER

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MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 55 min, Director: Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman Is art’s role to provoke or placate? What happens when it no longer reflects current societal views? These questions and many more were the subject of hot debate…

THE YOUNG VOTE

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TRAILBLAZERS | ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 67 min, Director: Diane Robinson As the United States teeters toward theocracy, it is painfully clear that the stakes in the upcoming midterm elections are nothing short of the life,…