What we're about

Meet others who deliberately seek out challenging foreign, avant-garde, and experimental films screened in San Francisco or Berkeley. After each film, we will get together for conversation at a cafe.

If you, like me, also enjoy thought-provoking literature, check out my Classic Literature and Cafes Club: http://www.meetup.com/Classic-Literature-and-Cafes

Upcoming events (2)

Free Film Screening: Raul Ruiz's "Night Across the Street"

San Francisco Main Library - Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B on lower level.

Chilean director Raul Ruiz’s final film, Night Across the Street, combines mystery and surrealism with autobiographical elements and gentle humor. As Celso, an elderly office clerk on the verge of retirement, drifts through memories and fantasies of his childhood, his life comes to resemble a dream within a dream. Starring Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, and Santiago Figueroa. In Spanish with English subtitles. 113 minutes. 2012. More info about this program: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1039296401 2:00 p.m. Meet in the Latino Room on the library's Lower Level. The film program will start at 2:00 p.m. 4:00 After the screening we will stay a short while for coffee, cookies, and conversation.

Free Halloween Film Screening: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

This Halloween let's meet at SFPL's free screening of the 1923 classic silent film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo, this romantic horror film features Lon Chaney as the tortured hunchback Quasimodo, who fights to save the innocent gypsy girl Esmeralda from the gallows. Director Wallace Worlsley. 111 minutes. More info about this program: https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1033633501 5:30 p.m. Meet in the Latino Room on the library's Lower Level. The film program will start at 5:30 p.m. 7:20 After the screening we will stay a short while for coffee, cookies, and conversation.

Past events (325)

Peter Weir's "Picnic at Hanging Rock"

SFMOMA - Phyllis Wattis Theater

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