Oct. 16, 2015


October 16-November 13, 2015

PROXY is pleased to announce the inaugural PROXY Fall Film Festival, a five-week series of free Friday night screenings opening October 16 at the PROXY Walk-in Movie Theater.
The festival will feature recently released, best-of-show selections from festivals like SXSW and Sundance, focusing on independent and emerging voices in film—a line up more likely to be found in art houses than outdoors, for all to discover. Filmmaker Malcolm Pullinger helped to curate the selections, which center around the importance of filmmaking in the creation of culture and shared experience.
The festival represents the next chapter for PROXY and reasserts PROXY’s foundational interest in creating a vibrant center of culture and compelling content. With the festival, envelope a+d is remaking the outdoor movie experience into one that is contemporary, familiar, and delightful. At the walk-in movie theater, families, couples, groups of friends, and solo adventurers will have access to a unique urban experience of watching movies outside together and being part of PROXY’s growing community.
All screenings begin at 7PM at the PROXY Walk-in Movie Theater. Be sure to check out our guidelines for enjoying the festival and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for weather updates, special guests, film ratings and other information.

Friday, October 16

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rajon, 2015 [PG13]

Winner of the U.S Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. 

Greg is an awkward high-schooler, trying to coast anonymously through his senior year. He spends most of hsi time making whacky parodies of classic movies with his only friend, Earl. When Greg’s mom insists he spend time with Rachel–a classmate who has just been diagnosed with leukemia—he slowly discovers the rewards and risks of true friendship. Starring: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, and Molly Shannon.

Friday, October 23

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Directed by David Zellner, Written by David & Nathan Zellner, 2015

Nominated for the U.S Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) and winner U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Musical Score, 2014 Sundance Festival

Kumiko lives in a cluttered, cramped Tokyo apartment with her pet rabbit Bunzo, and works a tedious job for a nitpicky boss. When she discovers a battered VHS cassette of “Fargo”, she becomes convinced that the movie’s buried suitcase of cash is real, and heads off into the harsh Minnesota winter in hopes of finding the treasure.

Friday, October 30

Turbo Kid

Directed by  Anouk Whissell, François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell, 2015

Winner of 2015 SXSW Midnighters Audience Award; official selection, 2015 Sundance Film Festival

A special Halloween screening, this retro-futuristic nostalgic tribute to 80’s action-adventure films follows The Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books, traversing the post-apocalyptic wasteland on his BMX. After his his new friend, the perpetually upbeat Apple, is kidnapped by the evil overlord Zeus, the Kid dons the persona of his favorite hero to deliver justice and save the girl of his dreams.

Friday, November 6

Secret Shorts: Films, Live Experiences, and More!

New and unseen short films, live experiments, and interactive experiences — a team of top film programmers and installation artists will present a night of visual treats designed to delight and amaze!

Friday, November 13

The Wolfpack

Directed by Crystal Moselle, 2015 [R]

In-person appearance + Q&A with the director
Winner of the U.S. Grand Jury Prize (Documentary), 2015 Sundance Film Festival
Despite growing up on the Lower East Side, the six Angulo brothers know little of New York City or the outside world, having spent most of their lives locked away in their apartment. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” most of what they know of the world has been gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. After one of the brothers escapes the apartment, the others soon want to follow, leading to a chance encounter with first-time film director Crystal Moselle, whose extraordinary portrait captures the thrills of The Wolfpack’s discoveries and illustrates the transformative power of movies.
The launch of the PROXY Fall Film Festival is made possible by HERE FOR NOW and the generous support of:
450 Hayes by DDG / DM Development
Recycled Theater Project
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
Fort Point Beer Company
Manual Creative
Robin Wright
Julia Challinor + Piet van Peter
Jeff Smith + Carolyn Duryea
Helmut Kapczynski + Colleen Neff
Joseph Gratz
Max Braun
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and how you can support the PROXY Fall Film Festival, contact us at info@proxysf.local.