Announcing the PROXY Spring Series!

With spring in the air, it’s time to head back outdoors with the PROXY Spring Series. Much more than movies alone, the series promises seven nights of cinematic treats, live performances, and visual surprises, presented in collaboration with pioneering arts organizations from SF and beyond.

PROXY is a new kind of cultural institution. Operating at the street-level where our free programming is open and accessible to all, PROXY is a platform for culture and community, connecting the arts with broader audiences.

All programming begins 7:45, but come early to claim a spot. And don’t forget to review our guidelines for enjoying movies outside together.

Saturday, March 26, 

PROXY FILM_Opening Night

Heart of a Dog

Directed by Laurie Anderson, 2015

Bring your dog night! 

Dog Adoptions from 5-7pm

“Hello, little bonehead. I’ll love you forever.” So begins musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson’s dream-like cinematic meditation on love, memory, and her bond with her beloved dog — a rat terrier named Lolabelle. Weaving together 8mm home movies, animation, photographs, and music, Anderson invites us on a hypnotic journey through her life and her mind. Both playfully funny and deeply inquisitive, the film is an unforgettable examination of the ways we make sense of our lives.

5 pm – 7 pm: Come early to meet some adorable, adoptable dogs from the San Francisco Animal Care and Control shelter.

Bring your dog with you to the movie, there will be dog treats for sale from Paw Patch Pastries

Saturday, April 2

PROXY + EXPLORATORIUM

Sense and Place

Short films presented by Exploratorium Cinema Arts

6:15 pm Pre-Show Exhibit 

Exploratorium Cinema Arts presents an interactive array of films designed to inspire wonder, play, and discovery. Drawn from the Exploratorium’s film collection, the selections include a mind-opening mix of short animations, experimental films, and sensual documentary work. This full night of visual delights features 16mm and video work rarely screened outside the museum.

Friday, April 8 POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN!

PROXY + KQED

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Directed by Stanley Nelson, 2015

7:15pm Pre-Show Conversation

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson revisits the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party as the vanguard. A conversation with local figures sets the stage for this timely look at a pivotal movement and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.

Friday, April 15

PROXY + MCSWEENEY’S

An evening with The Organist

Featuring a live performance by Christopher Owens (from GIRLS)

Join us for an evening under the stars with The Organist, an award-winning arts and culture podcast produced by McSweeney’s and the Believer magazine along with KCRW. Featuring a musically illustrated interview with Christopher Owens (GIRLS), followed by a live set of music, along with live storytelling and performances from some of the best writers and producers on the planet.

Thursday, April 21

PROXY + KQED

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Directed by Stanley Nelson, 2015

7:15pm Pre-Show Conversation

Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson revisits the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party as the vanguard. A conversation with local figures sets the stage for this timely look at a pivotal movement and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.

Friday, April 22

PROXY + SUNDANCE

Award-winning and selected short films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival 

A rare chance to see some of this year’s best short films, fresh from their debut at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Featuring staff picks and award-winners, the evening will showcase emerging talent and unique visions. Sundance’s very own Senior Programmer for Short Films, Mike Plante, will be in town to present the films and share his insights.

Friday, April 29

PROXY + SF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Film to be announced with SFIFF Program on March 29th

Experience the SF International Film Festival outdoors with a free screening of one of this year’s official selections.

Tuesday, June 7 (5:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

PROXY + SFJAZZ

Second Annual PROXY-SFJAZZ Neighborhood Block Party

34th San Francisco Jazz Festival Kick-off

In a reprisal of last-year’s event, PROXY and SFJAZZ host a neighborhood block party to kick-off the 34th San Francisco Jazz Festival. This free community soiree features live music from Brass Band Mission and Beso Negro, accompanied by movies on the big screen, a beer garden, and food trucks.


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