Apr. 19, 2024

April 19th: Fremont

The 2023 PROXY Spring Series of outdoor cinema continues on Friday, April 19th at 7:00PM- 10:00PM at the PROXY Community Walk-in Theater with:


Directed by Babak Jalali, 2023 [not rated]


The fourth film from Iranian-American director Babak Jalali is an utter delight: a wry, Jarmuschian musing on the human connections and possibilities that spark in the most unexpected places.” – Wendy Ide  The Guardian


Beautiful and troubled 20-something Donya, an Afghan translator who used to work with the U.S. government, has trouble sleeping. She lives by herself in Fremont, California, in an apartment building with other Afghan immigrants and often dines alone at a local restaurant watching soap operas from back home. Her routine changes when she’s promoted to writing the fortunes at her job at a fortune cookie factory in San Francisco. As her fortunes are read by strangers throughout the Bay, Donya’s smoldering longing drives her to send a message out to the world, unsure where it will lead.



Lovingly curated and produced by ENVELOPE, these FREE evening film screenings at the PROXY Walk-In Theater begin at dusk with ‘doors’ opening at 7:15 PM. Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a Fort Point Beer (or cider) and non-alcoholic tonics from our very own Juice Shop. And pick up some hot dogs on your way to the show from our new festival sponsor Hayz Dog, just a block away from PROXY at 364 Hayes! All proceeds from beverage sales support outdoor cinema at PROXY!

Win FREE ICE CREAM!  Hometown Creamery Hayes Valley will be MCing a speed trivia session tied to the themes of each of the April movies 30 minutes before showtime. The winning team (of 4 max) will win a free scoop of ice cream. Come with friends, or make friends on the spot and assemble a trivia crew!

At PROXY, we celebrate diversity both on the screen, behind the camera, and in the audience. Ensuring access to all in our community is a priority. Our screenings are relaxed gatherings and have English SDH captioning or subtitles available upon request where noted. Please reach out to info@proxysf.net for availability or if you have other specific needs or questions!  

If you’ve never been to one of our free outdoor films, please make sure to check out our tips for enjoying watching movies outside at PROXY!


PROXY: created, curated and stewarded by ENVELOPE, a Certified B-Corporation