Spring Series 2017: Culture, Conscience and Community

The 2017 Spring Series at PROXY presented by HERE FOR NOW captured the mood of the moment. From challenging documentaries and fake news to a moving portrait of an unconventional family and an optimistic embrace of science and mobile filmmaking, this series sought to bring together people through a common love of film to find strength and comfort in our community. Following are highlights from the six nights of free screenings presented outside in the PROXY Walk-in Theater.

Special thanks to our collaborators and sponsors whose creative energy and support made the series possible: HERE FOR NOW (our nonprofit partner), Exploratorium, SFFILM, Indie Lens Pop-up, Disposable Film Festival, Biergarten, and Fort Point Beer.

An evening of FOOD+FILM presented by Disposable Film Festival and HERE FOR NOW.


NATIONAL BIRD (2016), director Sonia Kennebeck’s “deeply disturbing look at drone warfare,” presented by Indie Lens Pop-up and HERE FOR NOW.


Pre-screening discussion special guests National Bird producer Ines Hofmann Kanna, film protagonists, and CorpWatch Executive Director Pratap Chatterjee.


WHOSE STREETS? (2017) “gives voice to the people of Ferguson.” Presented by SFFILM and HERE FOR NOW.


WHOSE STREETS? director Sabaah Folayan and co-director Damon Davis.


OPERATION AVALANCHE (2016), director Matt Johnson’s “sly act of movie love for and by Kubrick fans,” presented by HERE FOR NOW.


2017 SPRING SERIES poster designed by envelope A+D.