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Thursday, April 24
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Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 pm
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Thursday, May 1
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Friday, May 2, 7:00 pm
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Tuesday, May 6, 8:00 pm
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Sister Cities Cinema: Zurich/SF was created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sister city relationship between these two magnificent cities. By highlighting some of the most exciting cinema featuring each metropolis—from late-noir treasures of the ‘70s through recent films—this brand new addition to the Film Society’s Fall Season pays homage to great movies and to two great towns. Plus, most programs at Sister Cities Cinema are double features, so if you can join us for one delightful film, be sure to stick around for the next to further explore the shared cinematic sensibilities of these two iconic locales.

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Opening Night Party
Join us for a special opening night celebration of the inaugural Sister Cities Cinema! Read more...
October 18, 9:30 pm
Noir Lounge
581 Hayes (Octavia/Laguna)
The Fall
Kurt Früh (Der Fall, Switzerland 1972)
In the last film by one of Switzerland’s best known classic filmmakers, a former police officer turned private eye gets involved in a case of blackmail and finds himself drawn to the free spirited young woman who is threatening to reveal an affair with his married client. Read more...
October 18, 7:00 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
The Conversation
Francis Ford Coppola (USA 1974)
One of the great paranoia crime films of the ‘70s, Francis Ford Coppola’s psychological thriller centers on a privacy-obsessed surveillance expert who is paid to tape the conversation of a young couple as they stroll in San Francisco’s Union Square. Read more...
October 18, 9:30 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Judy Irving (USA 2005)
This iconic San Francisco documentary is a beautiful and eccentric love story of an articulate, formerly directionless man and the parrots flying over the city he has devoted himself to. Read more...
October 19, 1:00 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Downtown Switzerland
Christian Davi, Stefan Haupt, Kaspar Kasics, Fredi M. Murer (Switzerland 2004)
Four film directors, four cameras and four points of view come together in a film drawing an electrifying picture: Zurich as a trading center of money and mind, where the most diverse ways of living peacefully coexist, interrelate or brutally clash. Read more...
October 19, 3:00 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Fraulein
Andrea Štaka (Das Fräulein, Switzerland/Germany/Bosnia/Serbia 2006)
Winner of both Best Film and Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival and the Golden Leopard at Locarno, this tender and insightful film follows two middle-aged immigrants working in a Zurich cafeteria and the young woman who bursts into their quiet lives. Read more...
October 19, 5:00 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Medicine for Melancholy
Barry Jenkins (USA 2008)
After hooking up at a party, Jo considers her alcohol-fueled one-night stand with Micah history, but he is eager to explore the possibility of a deeper connection. As they wander around San Francisco, their conversation encompasses the personal and political, touching on issues of race, class, assimilation and gentrification. Read more...
October 19, 7:00 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Punk Cocktail: Zurich Scene 1976–80
René Uhlmann (Switzerland 2006)
In 2006, director René Uhlmann fashioned footage he shot at the end of that decade of the city’s Punk, New Wave and Art scene into a Punk Cocktail: a mixture of performance footage, scenes of Zurich’s punk life and animation all set to original local music from the time. Read more...
October 19, 9:30 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Vitus
Fredi M. Murer (Switzerland 2006)
Fredi M. Murer’s upbeat film about a child prodigy who learns to find his own way in life is an admonitory tale for average folk as well, reminding us that the possibilities of life are endless, if only we can learn to let go of what keeps us from them. Read more...
October 20 1:30 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Day is Done
Thomas Imbach (Switzerland 2011)
This satisfying autobiographical fiction film features subtle signs of a narrative brewing in the exquisite photography of landscapes. Read more...
October 20, 4:00 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
The Swissmakers
Rolf Lyssy (Die Schweizermacher, Switzerland 1978)
Rolf Lyssy’s dry satire, the most successful Swiss film ever, playfully takes on Swiss stereotypes and the notion of unconditional assimilation as it follows two agents of the Cantonal Police as they investigate the everyday lives of candidates for Swiss citizenship. Read more...
October 20, 6:30 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
Freebie and the Bean
Richard Rush (USA 1974)
Once you get past the era’s racism and homophobia, this action comedy about two police detectives trying to track down mob boss Red Meyers before he’s taken out by a hit-man is gleefully packed with wanton destruction of property, burning-rubber car crashes and stinging buddy-cop banter. Read more...
October 20, 8:30 pm
New People Cinema
1746 Post (Webster/Buchanan)
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