1. Afternoon Delight: SFIFF56 Clip

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    Director: Jill Soloway Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_AftD Attractive, privileged soccer mom Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper in need of her help (Juno Temple), it causes a sensation among her fellow bored housewives and calls her own staid existence into question in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis.

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    • Good Ol' Freda: SFIFF56 Clip

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      Director: Ryan White Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_gof Meet the Beatles as you've never met them before along with their secretary Freda Kelly in this documentary that celebrates one woman's extraordinary dedication to one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands in the world. In a film rich in archival footage and photos and filled with Beatles music, through her eyes we watch as Beatlemania transforms from a Liverpudlian phenomenon to a worldwide sensation.

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      • Present Tense: SFIFF56 Trailer

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        Director: Belmin Söylemez Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_pt A withdrawn young woman—jobless and nearing eviction from her apartment—takes a job as a fortuneteller, despite having no prior experience. Through reading the coffee cups of her female clients, she begins to express her inner grief and to set her sights on relocating to the United States.

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        • Shepard & Dark: SFIFF56 Trailer

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          Director: Treva Wurmfeld Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_sd In 2009, playwright/actor Sam Shepard receives an offer to publish 40 years of correspondence between himself and his close friend, archivist Johnny Dark. With warmth and candor, director Treva Wurmfeld probes the intimate dimensions of their relationship and documents their uneasy reunion.

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          • The Kill Team: SFIFF56 Trailer

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            Director: Dan Krauss Tickets - http://bit.ly/10ZIFEG In this chilling documentary, Bay Area-based Dan Krauss (The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club, Golden Gate Award winner, SFIFF 2005) explores the deeply disturbing story of U.S. soldiers, stationed in Afghanistan in 2009, who were convicted of murdering innocent civilians. Their motives, and the culture that enabled their crimes, are as complex as they are nightmarish.

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            • Nights With Theodore: SFIFF 56 Clip

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              Director: Sébastien Betbeder Tickets - http://bit.ly/XYmZrS After meeting at a party, a young man and woman spend the night together in a Paris park. What begins as a romantic impulse comes to seem like an unsettling compulsion as the two return there night after night, as if the landscape itself has an eerie and dangerous hold on them. With short: night, peace (11 min.)

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              • Before Midnight: SFIFF 56 Trailer

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                Director: Richard Linklater U.S. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classic Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_BefM They’re still the same romantic, articulate couple that met on a train in Before Sunrise (1995), but now Jesse and Céline (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) are approaching middle age and facing questions of commitment, family and, as ever, the staying power of love in this rare sequel that stands on its own as a mature observation of love’s pleasures and discontents.

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                • The Kings of Summer - SFIFF56 Trailer

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                  Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts U.S. Distributor: CBS Films Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_TK Unwilling to spend one more day with their frustrating parents, two teenage friends and an eccentric tag-along retreat to the woods and build a ramshackle cabin as a declaration of independence, oblivious to the panic their disappearance creates in this smart, deliriously quirky teen comedy in which veteran comics Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman take a backseat to talented newcomers Nick Robinson, Moises Arias and Gabriel Basso.

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                  • Venus and Serena - SFIFF56 Trailer

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                    Director: Maiken Baird, Michelle Major U.S. Distributor: Magnolia Pictures Tickets - http://bit.ly/s56_vs Dominating the field of women’s tennis for over a decade, the indomitable Williams sisters, with the help of their visionary parents, broke new ground for female and African American athletes. Following their struggles during the 2011 season as the siblings battle life- and career-threatening health problems, this documentary takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen.

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