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SF Indie Fest

Discover Intriguing Independent Films from Around the World

SF Indie Fest is heading into its 19th year! This year's event is from February 2 - 16, 2017.

This large film festival allows talented directors to showcase their independent, alternative, and subversive films.

You have the opportunity to watch nearly 80 films over the course of the two-week event.

All movies will show at one of three locations: Brava Theater, Roxie Theater, and Alamo Drafthouse in SF.

Note: The film list and schedule for 2017 have not yet been released. Check back soon for more details. Read on about the 2016 festival to get an idea of what you can expect for next year!

On opening night, Thursday, February 11, head over to the Brava Theater to see "Frank And Cindy". It's a funny and touching story about a family's struggle and imperfection, starring Rene Russo and Oliver Platt.

After the movie, head over to the opening night party, included with your ticket to the show.

SF Indie Fest ends on Thursday, February 25 with the showing of "Wendell And The Lemon" and "Too Late". They start at the Roxie Theater at 9:15pm.

Prizes will be awarded to the top films based on a jury of pass holders. If you are a pass holder, make sure you vote for your favorites!

San Francisco hosts nearly 50 film festivals every year. Click here for a full calendar of this year's SF Film Festivals.

Full 2016 Schedule

All films start on time. The box office opens 30 minutes before each showing. They recommend you arrive no later than 15 minutes before each film to guarantee seating.

In addition to the opening night bash, there are also several other parties included with tickets to the corresponding night of films.

Click these links to jump ahead to the schedule for a specific day.

Thursday, February 11 | Friday, February 12 | Saturday, February 13

Sunday, February 14 | Monday, February 15 | Tuesday, February 16

Wednesday, February 17 | Thursday, February 18 | Friday, February 19

Saturday, February 20 | Sunday, February 21 | Monday, February 22

Tuesday, February 23 | Wednesday, February 24 | Thursday, February 25

Thursday, February 11
Movie Name Time Length Location
Frank And Cindy 7:30pm 100 minutes Brava Theater

Friday, February 12
Movie Name Time Length Location
Preoccupied 7:00pm 86 minutes Roxie Theatre
Songs She Wrote About People She Knows 7:00pm 80 minutes Roxie Theatre
Bad Art Gallery 8:00pm 180 minutes 518 Gallery
Booger Red 9:15pm 98 minutes Roxie Theatre
Camino 9:15pm 103 minutes Roxie Theatre

Saturday, February 13
Movie Name Time Length Location
Frame By Frame 7:00pm 85 minutes Roxie Theatre
Shorts 1: To A Fault 2:15pm 80 minutes Roxie Theatre
Stubborn Boy (Bube Stur) 4:30pm 81 minutes Roxie Theatre
The Winds That Scatter 4:30pm 79 minutes Roxie Theatre
Niyazi Gul, The Galloping Vet (Niyazi Gul Dortnala) 7:00pm 106 minutes Roxie Theatre
13th Annual Big Lebowski Party 8:00pm 120 minutes Brava Theatre
Polder 9:15pm 95 minutes Roxie Theatre
Paradise Club 9:15pm 93 minutes Roxie Theatre
Panel: Transmedia Storytelling 6:30pm   SWISSNEX
Keep In Touch 9:15pm 105 minutes Roxie Theatre

Sunday, February 14
Movie Name Time Length Location
Shorts 4: Don't Get All Mushy On Me 2:15pm 95 minutes Roxie Theatre
#Berobin The Movie 2:16pm 41 minutes Roxie Theatre
Leap Year Girl (Urudoshi No Shojo) 4:30pm 89  minutes Roxie Theatre
And The Mudship Sails Away (Soshite Dorobune Wa Yuku) 4:30pm 88 minutes Roxie Theatre
Chuck Norris Vs Communism 7:00pm 83 minutes Roxie Theatre
Ma 7:00pm 85  minutes Roxie Theatre
Lluc Sky Walker 9:15pm 73 minutes Roxie Theatre
Anti-Valentine’s Day Power Ballad Sing-A-Long Show 9:16pm 100  minutes Roxie Theatre

Monday, February 15
Movie Name Time Length Location
Frame By Frame 7:00pm 85 minutes Roxie Theatre
Keep In Touch 9:15pm 105 minutes Roxie Theatre
Polder 9:15pm 95 minutes Roxie Theatre
#Berobin The Movie 7:01pm 41 minutes Roxie Theatre

Tuesday, February 16
Movie Name Time Length Location
Stubborn Boy (Bube Stur) 7:00pm 81 minutes Roxie Theatre
Shorts 1: To A Fault 7:00pm 80 minutes Roxie Theatre
Niyazi Gul, The Galloping Vet (Niyazi Gul Dortnala) 9:15pm 106 minutes Roxie Theatre
The Winds That Scatter 9:15pm 79 minutes Roxie Theatre

Wednesday, February 17
Movie Name Time Length Location
Shorts 4: Don't Get All Mushy On Me 7:00pm 95 minutes Roxie Theatre
Chuck Norris Vs Communism 7:00pm 83  minutes Roxie Theatre
Camino 9:15pm 103 minutes Roxie Theatre
Songs She Wrote About People She Knows 9:15pm 80 minutes Roxie Theatre

Thursday, February 18
Movie Name Time Length Location
Preoccupied 7:00pm 86 minutes Roxie Theatre
Ma 7:00pm 85 minutes Roxie Theatre
Paradise Club 9:15pm 93 minutes Roxie Theatre
Booger Red 9:15pm 98 minutes Roxie Theatre

Friday, February 19
Movie Name Time Length Location
Homemakers 7:00pm 85 minutes Roxie Theatre
Hustlers Convention 7:00pm 92 minutes Roxie Theatre
The Incident (El Incidente) 7:15pm 100 minutes Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Opening Night Reception 9:00pm 120 minutes Alamo Drafthouse
Meathead Goes Hogwild 9:30pm 103 minutes Alamo Drafthouse
Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It (Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai) 9:15pm 75 minutes Roxie Theatre
Stinking Heaven 9:15pm 70 minutes Roxie Theatre

Saturday, February 20
Movie Name Time Length Location
Changing Season: On The Masumoto Family Farm 2:15pm 60 minutes Roxie Theatre
Shorts 5: Real Talk 2:15pm 67 minutes Roxie Theatre
Reign 4:30pm 70 minutes Roxie Theatre
The Journey Within 4:30pm 78 minutes Roxie Theatre
Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows 7:00pm 85 minutes Roxie Theatre
Wendell And The Lemon 7:00pm 103 minutes Roxie Theatre
Diamond Tongues 7:00pm  100 minutes Roxie Theatre
The Similars (Los Parecidos) 7:15pm 89 minutes Alamo Drafthouse  
Diamond Tongues 7:00pm  100 minutes Roxie Theatre
Jamcon 2016: The Movie Roast’s 20th Anniversary Burn Of Space Jam 9:15pm  88  minutes Roxie Theatre
Lady Psycho Killer 9:30pm   Alamo Drafthouse  
2016 Indiefest Passes And Packages Make A Donation Late Night Double Feature 11:30pm 89 minutes Alamo Drafthouse  

Sunday, February 21
Movie Name Time Length Location
Buried Above Ground  2:15pm 78  minutes Roxie Theatre 
Shorts 2: Based On A True Story  2:15pm 95 minutes Roxie Theatre
Director’s Commentary: The Terror Of Frankenstein 4:30pm 92  minutes Roxie Theatre
Shorts 3: Revenge Of The Shorts 4:30pm 92 minutes Roxie Theatre
Slackjaw Slackjaw 1_Thumb.Jpg  7:00pm 71  minutes Roxie Theatre
Dead Hands Dig Deep 7:00pm 74  minutes Roxie Theatre
Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory 7:15pm 76 minutes Alamo Drafthouse  
Who Is Billy Bones? 9:15pm 77  minutes Roxie Theatre
Lluc Sky Walker 9:15pm 73  minutes Roxie Theatre
Bunny The Killer Thing 9:30pm 88  minutes Alamo Drafthouse  

Monday, February 22
Movie Name Time Length Location
Shorts 3: Revenge Of The Shorts  7:00pm 92 minutes Roxie Theatre
Diamond Tongues 7:00pm 100 minutes Roxie Theatre
Buried Above Ground 9:15pm 78  minutes Roxie Theatre
Reign 9:15pm 70  minutes Roxie Theatre

Tuesday, February 23
Movie Name Time Length Location
Stinking Heaven 7:00pm  70  minutes Roxie Theatre
Shorts 2: Based On A True Story 7:00pm 95 minutes Roxie Theatre
Slackjaw 9:15pm 71  minutes Roxie Theatre
And The Mudship Sails Away (Soshite Dorobune Wa Yuku)  9:15pm 88  minutes Roxie Theatre

Wednesday, February 24
Movie Name Time Length Location
Shorts 5: Real Talk 7:00pm 67 minutes Roxie Theatre
Homemakers 7:00pm 85  minutes Roxie Theatre
Director’s Commentary: The Terror Of Frankenstein 9:15pm 92 minutes Roxie Theatre
Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory  9:15pm 76  minutes Roxie Theatre

Thursday, February 25
Movie Name Time Length Location
Leap Year Girl (Urudoshi No Shojo) 7:00pm 89 minutes Roxie Theatre
Changing Season: On The Masumoto Family Farm 7:00pm 60 minutes Roxie Theatre
Wendell And The Lemon 9:15pm 103   minutes Roxie Theatre
Too Late 9:15pm 107 minutes Roxie Theatre

Tips to Attend Performances

Brava Theater

The Brava Theater is in the Mission District at 2781 24th Street (between York and Hampshire Streets).

Places to Grab a Bite or Drink Nearby

The 24th Street corridor around the theater offers a number of great food and beverage options. These are some of my favorites:

  • Pig and Pie: This small local eatery offers great comfort food. Some of my favorites include their chicken and bratwurst sausage plate, their fall gratin (a vegetarian delight), and the Kobe bacon burger. 2962 24th Street, $$

  • Saint Francis Fountain: This old-school ice cream parlor also offers some great comfort food, including burgers, sandwiches and soups & salads. 2801 24th Street, $$

  • Local's Corner: This is another favorite just a few blocks from the theater. Their menu includes an oyster/raw bar, a wonderful cheese plate, and a handful of other seafood options. It's a great light meal before a show. 2500 Bryant Street, $$

How to Get Here

A few Muni buses drop off within a block of the Brava Theater. The best options are the 27, 33 or 48.

You can also take BART from Downtown or Union Square to the 24th Street Station. From there, walk east about a half mile to the theater.

Roxie Theater

The Roxie Theater is also in the heart of the Mission at 3117 16th Street. This historic theater shows the majority of the films during the SF Indie Fest.

Places to Grab a Bite or Drink Nearby

Here are a few of my favorites near this theater:

  • Sunflower Restaurant: This is a little Vietnamese restaurant right next door. The food is cheap and the portions are large. Make sure you try their amazing garlic noodles! 3111 16th Street, $

  • Pica Pica Maize Restaurant: I love this little place. The shrimp ceviche, plantain chips, and pulled pork platter are three of my favorites. 401 Valencia Street, $$

  • Elixir: This famous SF bar is just a block away. It's the perfect place to grab a beer or a Bloody Mary before or after your film. 3200 16th Street, $$

  • Little Star Pizza: This pizza place serves up some of the best pies in the city. They are a little pricey, but worth every cent. They also have some great beers on tap and some well priced glasses of wine. 400 Valencia Street, $$

  • Monk's Kettle: This upscale pub offers an amazing variety of craft beer alongside their New American cuisine. I enjoy their grilled flatbread, mushroom risotto, and meat and cheese tray. I've been told their burgers are amazing, too! 3141 16th Street, $$

How to Get Here

You can take one of several buses that drop within a few blocks of the Roxie Theater. Your best options are the 14, 22, or the 49. You can also take BART to the 16th Street Station.

Alamo Drafthouse

The Alamo Drafthouse is a newly renovated theater in SF's Mission District at 2550 Mission Street. You will find several films here during SF Indie Fest.

What I love most about this movie theater is that they serve food and drinks right inside. Their full service kitchen offers burgers, pizza, salads, wraps, and more.

There are other great places within a block of this theater, but I'd recommend checking out the Alamo Drafthouse menu first.

How to Get Here

The Alamo Drafthouse is in the heart of the Mission and you will find several options to get here. You can take the 14 or 49 buses, which will drop you off just a block away. You can also take the BART train to either the 16th Street or the 24th Street Stations. Both are just a few blocks from the theater.

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