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5th Annual Atheist Film Festival (San Francisco)

We can work on carpool up to the festival when the date gets closer. Plan to spend the day up there and maybe have dinner in the city (optional)

The text below is taken from the SF Atheists meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Atheists-Agnostics-Humanists-Freethinkers-Skeptics/events/132938072/

The Atheist Film Festival, created in 2009, is world’s first film festival dedicated to showcasing feature films, documentaries, shorts and animated cinema created especially for the secular community.

Whether you’re an atheist, agnostic, skeptic, secular humanist, heathen, heretic, bright or just a fan of fresh, offbeat cinema that celebrates and encourages reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry both inside and outside of the movie theater, the Atheist Film Festival is for you.

Line Up

The Atheist Film Festival (AFF) welcomes one of our best lineups yet for the festival’s 5th anniversary in 2013. From a dramatized take on Charles Darwin’s life to a depressingly true account of religious fundamentalists’ attempts to infiltrate public schools, the films selected for the 5th Annual Atheist Film Festival continue to raise questions and break rules.

Featured films include:

• Hug an Atheist (World Premiere)

• Creation

• Kūmāré

• The Magdalene Sisters

• Sophia Investigates the Good News Club

• The Revisionaries

Special Guests:

• Sylvia Broeckx, Director

• Scott Thurman, Director

• Sophia Winkler, Reporter

Learn more about the films and watch the trailers here.

Directors' Reception

Why not join us a day early for our Directors’ Reception on Friday, September 13 at the historic Bowman House in Cow Hollow? You’ll have the opportunity to schmooze with our special guests and other festival-goers in a beautiful setting while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Just $65 gets you an all-day festival pass and admission to the party.

Tickets

Early fans can buy all-day passes and entry to the Directors' Reception through Brown Paper Tickets.

Reception + Festival Pass is $65 Reception Only is $35 Festival Pass is $40

Tickets for individual movies will be available closer to the event date.

Volunteering

David Diskin is the volunteer coordinator. If you would like more information on FREE admission in exchange for volunteering, please email [masked].

Other Details

More details may be available on the official website or on their page on Facebook.

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  • Lisa H.

    Hi folks. I was there for the 4:10pm and 5:20pm movies, but don't know most of you, so didn't know how to connect. (that Kumare was amazing!) I was also the one who told David film festival, the organizer, about the SASV date, and got him to make the announcement. To register for the event, there is an actual eventbrite site: http://sundayassembly-siliconvalley-es2.eventbrite.com/. It would be great if you go there to register, if you have not already. All announcements about the event (venue...TBD soon, time, etc.) will be done using this list of registrants. Hope to meet you all soon!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Great time!

    September 15, 2013

  • Louise

    This was quite a gathering, building during the day to more than 100 folks for the 'Hug an Atheist' world premiere. These included at least four ACSJ members.

    The social atmosphere at the SF Atheist Film Festival was casual and friendly. The audience had a wide range of ages and seemed to have a good gender mix. There were several people of color, but not a representative ratio.

    In addition to the three film directors present (listed above), a number of other prominent atheist folk who live in the area attended. However, there didn't seem to be any celebrity hoopla, which was nice.

    The Roxie Theater was a good venue for an audience of this size. Although the lobby was a bit tiny for socializing, the SF weather cooperated so that chatting outside was pleasant all day and evening.

    September 15, 2013

    • Louise

      The festival staff were able to announce that Silicon Valley has been chosen, just the day before, as one of the ten US sites for the launch of Sunday Assembly this fall. (http://sundayassembly...­) See our ACAJ Sunday Assembly - Silicon Valley meetup page (http://www.meetup.com...­.
      ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
      Now that we have a date -- November 11 -- hopefully even more ACSJ folks will participate in bringing this event to fruition. Contact ACSJ's own Rick to get involved (http://www.meetup.com...­).
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      (Trying one more time to get the comment link format to work.)

      1 · September 15, 2013

  • Kennita

    Good films, and lots of Q&A with principals.

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Brian B.

    However you decide to get there, we can meet up before the show. I will be at the Oaks to drive up at 10:30. See you all soon!
    The Oaks Shopping Center
    21267 Stevens Creek Blvd
    Cupertino, CA 95014

    September 14, 2013

  • Kennita

    Not much discussion here.... I will have a rolling walker, which will probably be at the end of whatever row I (and possibly other ACSJ members) sit in. Hope to see folks soon!

    September 14, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Let me make a suggestion for carpool: We can meet in the parking lot of The Oaks Shopping Center
    21267 Stevens Creek Blvd
    Cupertino, CA 95014

    This is right on the corner of HWY 85 and 280 and would be easy access at a major highway intersection. I suggest anyone who wants to carpool, please meet here at 10:30am on Saturday morning (park over where the parking spots face the freeway). I am planning to drive up, so I can take 3 people in my car.

    September 12, 2013

    • Lisa H.

      My cell is (408)[masked]

      September 13, 2013

    • Kennita

      Thanks, but I'm going to be staying through "Hug an Atheist" (I'd stay for "The Magdalene Sisters", but there is no way to get home after that); I'll be hoping to hail a cab to get to Caltrain, because I don't think the buses run that late. I consider it silly to come all the way to San Francisco for the first time in many years, and leave without seeing the world premiere with the director.

      September 13, 2013

  • Farah

    If some body go to sf after 1pm,i am willing to car pool with them.Please sent me a e-mail

    September 13, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    Unfortunately, that's not going to help me, since I won't be arriving until around 4pm. Any ideas for that one?

    September 13, 2013

  • Brian B.

    Yes, if you are going to meet us up there, please wait in the lobby before going in to sit down - I think it would be nice to sit together. Look for me in my ACSJ t-shirt :)

    I think we will end up going to sit around 11:45 if the film starts at 12 sharp. Be there early or come find us in the theater.

    September 13, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    Good point about connecting. Should we all meet in the lobby before the 12n or 2p movie to put names with faces?

    September 13, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    There's a good chance that I will be there from 4pm through when the 5:20pm movie (Kumare) ends. I'm happy to give anyone a ride home who wants to stay, but I'm not sure how to connect with you, since I've only met Brian (at the Sunday Assembly SV group) and not any of you other nice people. If you contact me directly, I can give you my cell #.

    September 13, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    I will be driving back home at 4p if anyone needs a ride back to the Oaks shopping center in Cupertino. I'm only able to see those first two movies.

    September 12, 2013

  • Kennita

    I can't drive on freeways or expressways, so that doesn't help me. I would also like to stay for as much of the festival as possible, which I think is all but the last movie. This will be my first time trying to navigate public transit, but I think I can get back down here on Caltrain by taking a taxi to the San Francisco Caltrain station. That being the case, it doesn't make sense for me to drive to the Oaks because I'd have no way to get back to my car. Can I bribe you to meet me at the Sunnyvale Caltrain station? Then I could drop off my car there and drive home from there after the show. Otherwise I'll need to call Outreach to take me to the Oaks, and walk home from Caltrain after the shows. With my walker to sit on I can make it eventually, but the mile walk at midnight to get home from the Sunnyvale station wouldn't be a picnic.

    September 12, 2013

  • Brian B.

    I purchased the festival pass. We can talk about carpooling tonight at the meeting, but it would be nice to save on gas and parking. I do not plan to stay for the whole event.

    September 11, 2013

  • Rick

    The Humanist Community at Stanford has a discount code for these tickets. See their meetup page for details, or try the code "HCS&AFF" if you are feeling lucky

    September 9, 2013

  • Chuck B.

    I'm likely going to be at the 12n and 2p movies only. Should be driving back to Mtn view at 4p. Carpool might be possible to/from mtn view area. 10a to 4p.

    September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think I'm going to have the energy to be out all day; got lots of other homework things to worry about as well. Have fun without me!

    September 9, 2013

  • Kennita

    I've bought my ticket. Will someone please step up to drive a carpool? I have dark visions of having to take a train and my walker, and having to huddle around the train station till trains start running Sunday morning. Thanks!

    September 8, 2013

  • Jason G.

    Looks like tickets are here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/395572

    And, prices will be higher at the door.

    September 8, 2013

  • Lyn C

    I already saw Kūmāré and The Revisionaries on netflix, and I found them both quite engaging. Of course, The Revisionaries also really pissed me off, haha.

    August 20, 2013

  • Sean W.

    I'm very interested in this. Carpool would be good. Brian, What admission package did you purchase? I think I will purchase the same one.

    August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure what my homework load will be at that point, but I'm certainly hoping to be free enough to go.

    August 6, 2013

  • Rich D.

    The theater is very close to BART!

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Kennita

    I would like to carpool.

    August 4, 2013

  • Sean W.

    I'm very interested in this. Carpool would be good. Brian, What admission package did you purchase? I think I will purchase the same one.

    August 3, 2013

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