54th San Francisco International Film Festival 21 April - 5 May 2011

Causes & Impacts

The San Francisco Film Society is committed to more than the passive viewing of films on the big screen. Contemporary filmmakers are producing powerful films that aim to raise awareness, influence opinion, change behavior, encourage action and even instigate social movements. By curating programs and cultivating new film projects that have the potential to effect change, and by bringing these works to Bay Area audiences each year—including thousands of students through SFFS Youth Education outreach programs—the Film Society fills the role of advocate, catalyst and change agent for the causes these programs and films bring to light.

After each screening of the films listed below, you will have the opportunity to complete an online survey about your responses to the film and its related cause. The survey will be available for immediate access on your smartphones through our mobile website, via computer stations at the Info Table in the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas lobby, or at your own convenience at home.

American Teacher

Vanessa Roth

Better This World
Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway

Crime After Crime
Yoav Potash

The Green Wave
Ali Samadi Ahadi

Hot Coffee
Susan Saladoff

Alrick Brown

Life, Above All
Oliver Schmitz
South Africa/Germany

Miss Representation
Jennifer Siebel Newsom

The Pipe
Risteard Ó Domhnaill

!Women Art Revolution

Lynn Hershman Leeson