Apr. 5, 2024


Spring is in the air and it’s time again for free films at PROXY!  For this year’s SPRING SERIES, we’re mixing things up a bit! 


Kicking things off with Great Gerwig’s BARBIE and ending with Domi Shi’s TURNING RED – an animated film for young audiences about a giant red panda – we’re bracketing the Series with two crowd-pleasing, fun and vibrant films! 


The heart of the festival is a set of three tender, lovely films: Wim Wender’s new film PERFECT DAYS, which centers presence and immersion in the rituals of daily existence; Celine Song’s PAST LIVES, which explores In-Yun: the Korean cultural belief that the connections we have with each other in this life are influenced by relationships we’ve had together in our past lives; and Babak Jalali’s FREMONT: the story of an Afghan refugee’s strange new life in the San Francisco Bay Area.


This Spring’s festival screens films every Friday night starting April 5th and running through April 26th.  Please come out with your friends, your family and/or your sweetheart to enjoy a movie (or five!) under the stars in Hayes Valley! 


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!

Stop by Brooklinen on your way to the show to pick up some FREE POPCORN before the show begins! Located just a few doors from PROXY at 519 Hayes Street, Brooklinen will be giving away free popcorn to all BARBIE filmgoers from 7PM to 8PM

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!


2024 PROXY Spring Series

Every Friday | April 5th through April 26th, 2024


432 Octavia St  San Francisco

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Friday, April 5th, 2024 

Perfect Days

Directed by Wim Wenders, 2023 [PG]

An absorbing slice-of-life drama led by a remarkable Kôji Yakusho performance as Hirayama, Perfect Days adds a quietly soaring gem to director/co-writer Wim Wenders’ estimable filmography. In the film, Hirayama works as a public toilet cleaner in Tokyo. He repeats his structured, ritualized life every day starting at dawn. He dedicates his free time to his passion for music, which he listens to in his van to and from work, and to his books, which he reads every night before going to sleep.



Friday, March 6th, 2024


Directed by Greta Gerwig, 2023 [PG-13]


A visually dazzling comedy whose meta humor is smartly complemented by subversive storytelling. In the film, Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.





Friday, April 12th, 2024

Past Lives

Directed by Celine Song, 2023 [PG-13] 

Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are torn apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week as they confront notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life, in this heartrending modern romance.




Friday, April 19th, 2024


Directed by Babak Jalali, 2023 [not rated]


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.




Friday, April 26th, 2024

Turning Red

Directed by Domee Shi, 2022 [PG]

Trying to juggle her burgeoning independence and her family’s high expectations is about to become even more complicated when 13-year-old high-achiever Mei Lee makes an eye-opening discovery. As her hyperactive teenage hormones kick in, Mei’s emotions also take on a life of their own: whenever she gets too stressed or excited, a strange, radical metamorphosis springing from her mother’s maternal lineage is triggered. How can Mei Lee endure the growing pains of growing up without turning red?




Let’s watch movies outside together.


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