The 20th San Francisco Documentary Festival has a great series of films about politics and activism.
Check em out:
For a quarter-century, Henry Brockman has worked alongside nature to grow delicious organic vegetables on his idyllic Midwestern farm. But farming takes a toll on his aging body and Henry dreams of scaling back.
The Face of Anonymous tracks the tumultuous odyssey of Commander X—one of the most iconic and divisive figures in the international “hacktivist” network—from the streets, to the Internet, and back to the streets to create a revealing and timely portrait of American activism in the 21st century.
Live at the Roxie June 9.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM - Kid Candidate tells the story of Hayden Pedigo, a 24-year old experimental musician and his unlikely run for Amarillo city council after his Harmony Korine inspired spoof campaign video went viral.
Live at the Roxie June 17.
Once a Fury profiles former members of the Furies, a notorious 1970s lesbian separatist collective that published a national newspaper and planned to seize state power.
Two women in love are surviving the demands of a closeted military career when one is forced to expel an Army hero for being a lesbian. The way she does it, however, leads to re-instatement and eventual change in U.S. military policy.
Live at the Roxie June 12.
Tell Them We Were Here focuses on eight Bay Area artists making politically motivated, socially conscious, anti-commercial artwork. The film touches on the disappearing cultural communities through gentrification and economic instability and celebrates an intertwined art community that has flown just below the radar, but influenced generations.
The Revolution Generation is a manifesto for today's youth on the societal forces that have shaped and held back their generation, and how they can deploy their unique strengths to revolutionize the political system.
Filmmaker Salomé Jashi's documentary follows massive and ancient trees being transported -- at great expense and inconvenience -- from the coast of the Republic of Georgia to the private garden of a wealthy and politically powerful man.
This thoughtful film follows education professionals and reformed helicopter parents who seek and offer solutions for developing more confident, independent young people while restoring some joy and freedom to childhood.
A lyrical meditation on adolescence, nature and ancestral forces, the film asks, what does it mean to come into one’s power as a working young woman of color in the wealthiest nation in the world?
Live at the Roxie June 12.
Thank you to the sponsors of the 20th SF Documentary Festival!
SF IndieFest co-presents at Frameline:
Swansong
Directed by Todd Stevens and based on an outlandish true story, a flamboyant hairdresser (screen legend Udo Krier) escapes from his nursing home to come out of retirement for one last hairdo. Available on streaming. Get your tickets here