Apr. 1, 2022

PROXY 2022 Spring Series

We are incredibly excited to announce the return of the  [in person!] PROXY Spring Series. After two years of sheltering in place and remote work, this year’s series explores the concept of ‘home’. What does home mean for those who are seeking, for those who are misunderstood, or, simply, for our future together on this planet. How do we look to a greater definition of home within communities or within oneself?

Come out and enjoy a movie (or five!) under the stars in the Hayes Valley every Friday night in April. Presented by HERE FOR NOW, these FREE, Friday evening film screenings at the PROXY Walk-In Theater begin at dusk [7:30-8pm] with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00 pm. Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy a frosty Fort Point Beer (all proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY!) and delicious fare from the Al Carajo, Coolinaria, and Mozzeria food trucks.

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 captioning may be available upon request.  If you have specific needs, reach out to info@proxysf.net!

Check out our tips for enjoying movies outside at PROXY.


2022 PROXY Spring Series
Every Friday | April 1 to April 29, 2022
PROXY, 432 Octavia St, San Francisco





Friday, April 1st


Directed by Jerry Rothwell, 2020  [PG]

“The Reason I Jump will change how you think, and how many films can say that? This exquisite documentary is required viewing for anyone whose life has been touched by autism, and that’s almost everyone.” – Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory descriptions of his autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people, opening a window into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.




Friday, April 8th


Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, 2021 [PG-13]

“All over the world, people are forced to flee their homes. If they’re very lucky, they might resettle in a place where they’ll be able to live some kind of better life. But that doesn’t mean the trauma subsides. By the end, it seems telling his story — saying it out loud in a safe space, at last — may have helped Amin heal a bit more. Perhaps sharing it with audiences opens the same space for others, too.” – Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

Amin Nawabi’s life has been defined by his past and a secret he’s kept for over 20 years. Forced to leave his home country of Afghanistan as a young child with his mother and siblings, Amin now grapples with how his past will affect his future in Denmark and the life he is building with his soon-to-be husband.




Friday, April 15th


Directed by Mike Mills, 2021 [R]

“This is a movie about listening – really listening – to what other people have to say.” – Wendy Ide, The Guardian

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future.




Friday, April 22th


Directed by Elizabeth Lo, 2020 [not-rated]

“The ultimate love letter to dogs and a multifaceted moral inquiry into humanity” – Tomris Laffly, Variety

Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security, following three strays as they embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society. The strays’ disparate lives intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians with whom they share the streets.




Friday, April 28th

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks

Directed by John Maggio, 2021 [not-rated]

“Workmanlike in presentation but scintillating in its content, A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks is a portrait of an artist whose work was so varied, impactful, and boundary-leaping that it’s hard to imagine anyone like him coming around again.” – Chris Marsanti, Slant

A Choice of Weapons explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic, and social equality as seen through the lens of Gordon Parks, one of America’s most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers, and activists he inspired.

A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks is a co-production of Kunhardt Films and HBO. Film for this screening provided by Kunhardt Film Foundation.




Let’s watch movies outside together.