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Best and Most Beautiful Things

Enter Michelle’s world and discover the rich interior life of this indomitable young woman, legally blind and high-functioning on the autism spectrum. Refusing to be held back by her presumed “limitations,” Michelle fearlessly pushes beyond the boundaries society and her family history would impose upon her, emerging as the unique heroine of her own story.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 2:30 PM
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 2:00 PM
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Company Town

Local filmmakers Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow take to the streets of San Francisco to track last year’s supervisor race between incumbent Julie Christensen and former supervisor and lefty firebrand Aaron Peskin. The film's real focus, however, is the way in which every resident is affected by Airbnb and the influx of tech workers. PRECEDED BY CRESCITE US 2016, 14 min Director Will Agee
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 2:00 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 12:00 PM
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Death by Design

Do you love your phone? Can’t imagine life without your trusty digital sidekick? After watching Death by Design, we all might pause before our next upgrade. Written, produced, and directed by filmmaker Sue Williams, this intense and illuminating documentary uncovers the nasty global underbelly of electronics manufacturing and disposal. PRECEDED BY I DON'T CARE US 2016, 5 min Director John Sanborn
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 12:15 PM
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 6:15 PM
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Do Not Resist

Many have been alarmed by the recent spectacle of police in full riot gear and armored vehicles moving through peaceful demonstrations. Sure to spark debate, this disquieting documentary puts the viewer on the streets in the middle of the action and seeks to examine our growing culture of militarization in law enforcement. PRECEDED BY DEAN SCREAM US 2016, 10 min Director Bryan Storkel
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 3:45 PM
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 2:15 PM
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Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare)

Rosi's beautiful and moving neorealist documentary takes the small Sicilian island of Lampedusa as its focal point to address the European refugee crisis. Without emotional grandstanding or partisan politics, the film brilliantly juxtaposes the side-by-side relationship of Lampedusa's residents with the desperate people trying to reach her shores.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 8:30 PM
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 5:15 PM
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The Last Dalai Lama?

Simple monk and geopolitical rock star, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has transformed spirituality, neuroscience, and education by adapting ancient Tibetan Buddhist practices for a secular world. Mickey Lemle updates his 1991 Compassion in Exile with this intimate look at the good humor and enduring wisdom of His Holiness.
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 11:30 AM
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 5:00 PM
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Visitor's Day (Día de Visita)

Oakland filmmaker Nicole Opper directs this quietly observant documentary about a group home for at-risk boys in Mexico, where they attend school and counseling sessions, as well as tend goats—producers of award-winning cheese. The journey is not without conflict or tears, but it gives each child a much-needed boost toward a brighter future. PRECEDED BY Finding Justice: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline US 2016, 17 min Director Vincent Cortez
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 1:30 PM
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Yasuni Man

Life hangs in the balance for the Waorani, hunter-gatherers in the biodiverse Yasuni region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. They’ve successfully fended off waves of missionaries, loggers, oil companies, and politicians—those who would destroy the people and the land out of greed. But how much longer can they do so? Note: Some graphic content may not be appropriate for young viewers.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 3:00 PM
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 11:00 AM
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