The San Francisco Film Society presents its acclaimed exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs year-round at the San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema. This supremely stylish state-of-the-art 143-seat theater at NEW PEOPLE features the finest analog and digital equipment, perfect sight lines and immersive THX-certified surround sound. A sensational new home for SFFS programming, Film Society Cinema offers week-long runs of extraordinary films from around the world and plays host to SFFS film festivals and one-time events, select KinoTek programs, a full range of exciting panels, educational classes, workshops and filmmaker services events.
|Eight Consecutive Saturdays
June 2 – July 21
|THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY|
|June 29 – July 5:||CORPO CELESTE|
|July 6 – 12:||MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT|
|July 13 – 19:||BALLPLAYER: PELOTERO|
|July 13 – 19:||BONSAI|
|July 14:||THE STORYTELLERS SHOW|
|July 19:||DARK HORSE|
|July 20 – 26:||A BURNING HOT SUMMER|
|July 27 – Aug 2:||SACRIFICE|
☆Ticket information and program updates at sffs.org/cinema * Except NEW PEOPLE Ent. Programming
July 13 – 19, 2012
For 16-year-old Dominican baseball players, or Peloteros, the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2, the day they become eligible to sign professional baseball contracts. Ballplayer: Pelotero provides an intimate portrait of two prospects as they train during the run-up to the most important day of their lives and navigate the calculating, mercenary and often corrupt elements that surround professional baseball’s recruitment of the island’s top talent. Equal parts documentary narrative and investigation, the film is a fascinating study of the global sports industry and the curious case of how the Dominican Republic—the birthplaces of stars like the SF Giants’ Juan Marichal and Felipe Alou to recent superstars such as Vladimir Guerrero and David Ortiz—has become a special farm system for the big leagues in the United States.
* All programming is subject to change. * Showtimes in ( ) indicates matinee price.Back to Top