The Devil Came on Horseback, a documentary on Darfur which was sold out at the San Francisco International Film Festival, is opening in the bay area. Friday, August 24th, Mayor Gavin Newsom will introduce the 7 pm screening at the Roxie, and producer Jane Wells will do a Q&A. She will also be at the 8:50 screening and at the 5:10 pm (Q&A) and 7:30 pm (intro) shows at the Shattuck in Berkeley on Saturday, and the 4:30 pm (Q&A) and 6:45 pm (intro) at the Rafael. The 11th Hour
War Made Easy also opens at the Roxie. Norman Solomon will be at the opening on Friday, August 31st at the Rafael. I do Norman's website and have sent him an email asking if he will be at any of the Roxie screenings. There was an article in the Chronicle on how the film uses fair use. It will expand to theaters in other cities and is available on DVD and for screenings at house parties. More photos of the screening at the Grand Lake theater.
Thom Hartmann and Paul Hawken will be at the 7:30 pm and 10 pm shows of the environmental documentary the 11th Hour on Friday at the Embacadero. Producer Brian Gerber will be at all shows on Saturday and Sunday.
Director Seth Gordon will speak at the 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm screenings of The King of Kong on Friday.
There will be a free screening of Made in LA on Thursday, September 6 at 7 pm at the Roxie (it will also be show on PBS on September 4th). There will be a discussion with filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar; Guadalupe Hernandez, one of the workers featured in the film; and Katie Quan, Associate Chair of the UC Berkeley Labor Center.
Originally posted on tigerbeat.vox.com