Media Coverage 2009

Louie Psihoyos, Gabriel Bellman

Louie Psihoyos, director of Sundance Winner, "The Cove", with SF FFF co-director Gabriel Bellman discussing documentary films before a media event on San Juan Island.

 

mr archer

SF Frozen Film Festival
Small Film Makers Hit the Big Screen
[Queue the trumpets. Part the red curtains.]

It's time to get things started on the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational... ok, perhaps not exactly like the Muppet Show, but the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival flaunts the zaniness and idiosyncratic edge of a Jim Henson creation.

S.F.F.F.F... pronounced just like the sound of the wind whistling through your friend's cell phone... hmm, let's just skip the acronym. The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival showcases a range of films including a feature skate/surf film with Tony Hawk and Jack Johnson, a “real 8 mile” film featuring white rappers, and the Snake—a movie about “an inveterate womanizer living in a post-feminist world.” The Frozen Film Fest celebrates the talented, yet undiscovered film makers who have the skills of a mainstream director, just not the marketing budget of the summer blockbusters. All movies will be screened at the 300-seat Roxie Theater founded exactly 100 years ago in the Mission District.

My friends, you are also invited to join the directors, musicians and hipsters at the Opening Night mixer at the Space Gallery blasting off Thursday, July 9th at 7pm. The Frozen Film Festival is a 501(c)3, meaning donations are welcomed!

Till next time!
~Mister Archer

The Decider

EVENT http://sanfrancisco.decider.com/

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
The Snake

Aiming to avoid film clichés and hitting the bull’s-eye, Adam Goldstein and Eric Kutner have made a dark comedy that’s both funny and ruthless, to the point where anyone rooting for the protagonist is probably going to hell. Goldstein plays the womanizing Ken, a jerk who fumbles his way through pickup lines until coming up with a plan to join a body-image group in order to stalk his latest victim. Their relationship turns out to be even more fucked-up than Ken had originally planned, and the whole demented story plays itself out on the streets of San Francisco, including scenes shot at The Women’s Building, Anú, and Alamo Square. The Snake screens here as part of the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, the annual indie film fest whose name pokes fun at the city’s notoriously chilly summer weather.

movie maker

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival Heats Up

by Eliza Chute | Published July 7, 2009
http://www.moviemaker.com/festivals/article/san_francisco_frozen_film_festival_heats_up_20090707/

If you dreaded your last high school reunion, imagine how the guys from A Criminal Reunion—a documentary depicting the reunion of prisoners and guards from Alcatraz—feel. It’s just one of the many films being shown at the 2009 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival; a festival that showcases films “made in or pertaining to Bay Area groups and residences,” according to the fest staff. In an effort to fulfill their mission of “creating a sustainable and supportive network of independent artists in the Bay Area,” this non-profit fest goes above and beyond and offers one-of-a-kind activities such as live art shows and a music competition, in addition to film screenings.

SFFFF has a dynamic group of movies on the docket for the 2009 event, which runs July 9 - 11 at the Roxie Theatre. Topics include everything from Buddhism in prison to white rappers’ struggle in the hip-hop world. SFFFF also showcases several collections of “Best Of” short films from 2009. Although several of these films were shown at Cannes or Sundance, they have never before been seen in this format, including compilations of 2009 Best Animated Shorts, Best Short Docs, Best Experimental Shorts and many more.

sf weekly

http://www.sfweekly.com/events/promo/1586189San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
Date/Time: Fri., July 10
Contact Info: | Event Website
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival The nonprofit San Francisco Frozen Film Festival has done it again- bringing independent filmmakers from around the globe to San Francisco to mingle with home grown artists. The festival runs July 10 – 11th at the Roxie Theatre and features a collection of films with subjects involving San Francisco (from the 1906 Earthquake to an Alcatraz “Reunion”), and the rest of the world, including a short Spanish film program (eat your heart out Amodovar), Israel & Palestine documentaries, music films from P-Funk to a “real 8 mile” film about white rappers, thrilling short films, an acclaimed animation collection (to be expected with proximity to Pixar and Lucas Arts) comedic short films, skateboarding and surf films featuring Tony Hawk himself.

zuna surf

http://www.zunasurf.com/events/2009SFFFF.html

Friday, July 10, 2009
7:50pm Screening
at the Roxie Theatre, 117 16th St, San Francisco
Tix: $10 | Get advance tix here
See what happens when pro surfer and comedic personality Benji Weatherley takes the world’s biggest names in surf, skate and snow -- plus musician Jack Johnson -- around the world to experience each other’s sports on a first hand-basis. Don't miss Tony Hawk shredding a wave pool in Japan...

From the exotic island of Kandui to Osaka and Whistler, see the pros in “Life as a Movie” risk life, limb, and street cred while out of their respective athletic comfort zones. You'll also enjoy the close-up, personal view of what goes into being a professional action sports athlete.

The talent pool on this journey includes surfers Kelly Slater, Jack Johnson, Shane Dorian, Ross Williams, Tom Carroll, Kalani Robb, Yadin Nicol and Rizal Tanjung; skateboarders Tony Hawk, Josh Townend and Chad Bartie ; and snowboarders Jake Burton , Todd Richards, Dave Downing, and JP Walker.

More on the film: www.lifeasamovie.com

sffs

http://www.sffs.org/
SF FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL
July 10-11

The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival brings independent filmmakers from around the globe to San Francisco to mingle with local artists. The festival runs July 10 - 11 at the Roxie Theatre and features a collection of films with subjects involving San Francisco (from Earthquake to Alcatraz), and the rest of the world, including a Spanish shorts program, Israel and Palestine documentaries, music films from P-Funk to white rappers, an acclaimed animation collection, thrilling and comedic shorts, skateboarding and surf films featuring Tony Hawk himself.

sf gate

The Frozen Film Festival: The third annual Frozen Film Festival specializes in cutting-edge features, shorts and documentaries. The two-day extravaganza kicks off at 5 tonight with "1906," a film about the 1906 earthquake and its survivors. The festival runs through Saturday night. At the Roxie Cinema.