Super Sweet 16, SFIndieFest

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San Francisco’s IndieFest celebrates its Sweet 16th film festival with a catalogue of movies about coming of age. From teenagers to technological adolescence, the fest boasts a slate of fun and edgy indies and a community rousing gaggle of parties to fill the two week run of the fest.

Ari Folman’s The Congress opens the fest on February 6th followed by an opening night party. Indeed nearly every weekend night of the festival’s run is punctuated with a party. The fest revives its famous Roller Disco party and Big Lebowski party this year, along with its Anti-Valentine Power Ballad Sing-a-long and their theatrical broadcast of the SuperBowl, which they do at The Roxie Theatre complete with sketch comedians commentating.

Indiefest is also trying to direct attention to their curators by listing their initials next to their selections. This way, if you liked Let’s Ruin It With Babies you can seek out other films selected by programmer HR (Holly Roach). You can thank KJ (Kier-la Janisse) for programming Kill List director Ben Wheatley's newest A Field In England. The period horror watches deserters from the English Civil War flee battle only to be threatened by necromancers and other bedeviled baddies.

The doc selection features the newest by doc vet Joe Berlinger. Hank: 5 Years From The Brink traces the financial crisis through the life of ex-Goldman Sachs CEO and Bush’s Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson. Also noteworthy is doc I Hate Myself :), which has been described as a doc equivalent to HBO’s Girls.

The festival and its many parties runs from Feb 6-20 at the Brava Theatre, Roxie Theatre and New Parkway Theatres. See more details at www.sfindie.com

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