16 21, 2002
( formerly the Transmission Theater)
314 - 11th St at Folsom
the second annual SF Documentary Film Festival
(May 1621, 2002),
presents a very exciting slate of films,
both long and short, including many award winners and world and west coast
premieres. Eschewing the kind of overly serious documentaries that get
nominated for Oscars, SF DocFest documentaries instead poke into the nooks
and crannies of our great North American subcultures (with detours to
Israel, Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands), revealing the
strange and wonderful worlds that often lie right under our noses.
many people, documentaries are 'good for you,' like taking a pill or going
to school. But documentaries can be more like your favorite breakfast
cereal -- great tasting, but packed with vitamins and minerals. And maybe
even include little marshmallow treats or something.