Currently gearing up for its 15th year, the San Francisco Independent Film Fest is, in its own way, one of San Francisco’s statements to the world. Funky, cool, irreverent, impassioned, creative, classical, and new—it embodies the running ethos of this great city. From February 7th to the 23rd, you can catch some of these thematic statements in their silver-screened glory—some great indie films are playing down at the Roxie Theater in the Mission District.
Definitely a film festival that caters to alternative tastes, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival carries a genre-sweeping film offering, so more than likely there’s something for everybody. However, the leitmotif of the fest seems to be showing films that challenge assumptions in a way. Thus, the San Francisco Independent Film Festival serves to act as a great barometer of society as our young directors see it. From stop-motion animation to psychological thriller, if you’re bored with the recent offerings on Netflix, you should get out and see what the San Francisco Independent Film Festival has to offer.
And while visiting the Mission District checking out the famous Roxie Theater and film festival, get out and see some of the Mission’s other offerings. The Mission is a great place to grab some Mexican food and check out the public art on display, or a quick trip to Mission Dolores Park is always nice on a sunny day.