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Choice Words with "Simon Killer" Director Antonio Campos

A slick blend of art and genre cinema with a distinctly European feel, Simon Killer caught my attention when I first saw it last year at AFI Fest, after which I named it one of my most anticipated releases of the year. In the intervening time between then and its release this weekend, Killer has had a rough go of it.

Our Five Can't-Miss Picks from SF Indiefest

Still from Berberian Sound Studio.

SF Indiefest, the biggest little film festival San Francisco has to offer, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year. Calling it their "QuinceaƱera" in festival literature, the crown jewel of local impresario Jeff Ross' ever-expanding roster marks the occasion with the usual slate of heavy partying and one of its strongest festival lineups in years.

SF Indie Fest's Rollerdisco Party at Cellspace

Tomorrow night, get a head start on Halloween and remind yourself how to rollerskate at SF Indie Fest's annual Rollerdisco Costume Party at Cellspace, celebrating this year's awesome batch of documentaries at DocFest.

Look of the Week: SF Indiefest Roller Disco Costume Party

Channeling Farrah Fawcett's feather hair and Dorothy Hamill's mad skate skills -- it's time to close down SF Indiefest '11 with the Roller Disco Costume Party, tomorrow night at CELLspace

Avoid the random spurts of hail, wind and rain, and instead, get caught in a storm of retro fury. A crop top, high-waisted spandex shorts, and stripped knee-highs are essentials for roller-rink movin' and groovin'. For some added 70's fever, accessorize with gold jewelry, a silk scarf, and oversized sunglasses. Oh, and don't think we forgot about the most important part -- Black Rock Roller Disco will be onsite with skate rentals.

SF IndieFest: 7 Movies to See at the Festival

San Francisco's IndieFest roars into its second week at the Roxie, while this year's crop of Oscar-nominated shorts will be screening nightly at both the Lumiere Theatre and the Opera Plaza Cinema. As always, here's a list of some of the most intriguing films currently playing at an indie theater near you.

1. Je T'aime, I Love You Terminal
Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., 415-863-1087
When: Feb. 14

Photos: The Big Lebowski Party @ CELLspace

Here are some photos from the 8th Annual Big Lebowski party on Saturday night at Cell Space in the Mission. The party was part of the annual SF IndieFest. Read more here.


Photos by Joseph Schell

IndieFest Offers Free Football Festivities with Super Bowl XLV: Men in Tights

Eager to support the city's 13th annual Independent Film Festival without sacrificing a minute of the NFL's much-anticipated championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers? Not a problem.

Meet IndieFest Organizers for a Free Peek Behind the Curtain, Saturday at the Roxie

If you've ever felt curious about the inner workings of a film festival, particularly local institutions like IndieFest, the Frozen Film Festival and Another Hole in the Head's annual celebration of horror, science fiction and fantasy, make your way to the Roxie this Saturday at noon for a rare glimpse behind the scenes.

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