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“Mercury 13,” “Bisbee ’17″ head to SFFILM Festival ’18

David Sington’s Netflix documentary Mercury 13 and Robert Greene’s Bisbee ’17 are among the documentaries selected to screen at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival. Of the 183 films premiering at the ...
March 15, 2018

David Sington’s Netflix documentary Mercury 13 and Robert Greene’s Bisbee ’17 are among the documentaries selected to screen at the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Of the 183 films premiering at the 13-day festival, eight will be world premieres, five will be North American premieres and six will be U.S. premieres. The festival also boasts 66 films directed by women across all genres.

The Documentary program will screen 37 films.

Anchoring the Northern California festival’s doc feature slate are Sington’s Mercury 13 (pictured), making its world premiere at the fest and profiling the pioneers of NASA’s first female astronaut training program; Greene’s Bisbee ’17, in which a town in America confronts its dark past in a meta -Western and roleplay; and Katie Galloway’s The Pushouts, chronicling a former gang member and high school dropout as he works to support students in an educational system failing to reach them.

The SFFILM Festival runs April 4-17 at venues in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley, California.

The entire Documentary Feature lineup follows below. For the complete festival lineup, click here.

Bad Reputation
Director: Kevin Kerslake

Bisbee ’17
Director: Robert Greene

Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years Of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Director: Sara Driver

Carcasse
Director: Gústav Geir Bollason

Chef Flynn
Director: Cameron Yates

City of the Sun
Director: Rati Oneli

Civilizations: How Do We Look?
Director: Matt Hill

The Cleaners
Directors: Moritz Riesewieck and Hans Block

The Distant Barking Of Dogs
Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable
Director: Sasha Waters Freyer

Generation Wealth
Director: Lauren Greenfield

Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Director: RaMell Ross

Half the Picture
Director: Amy Adrion

Hal
Director: Amy Scott

The Human Element
Director: Matthew Testa

Inventing Tomorrow
Directors: Laura Nix

The Judge
Director: Erika Cohn

Lots Of Kids, A Monkey And A Castle
Director: Gustavo Salmerón

Louise Lecavalier: In Motion
Director: Raymond St-Jean

Makala
Director: Emmanual Gras

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A
Director: Stephen Loveridge

Minding the Gap
Director: Bing Liu

The Next Guardian
Directors: Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó

The Other Side Of Everything
Director: Mila Turajlić

Pick of the Litter
Directors: Don Hardy and Dana Nachman

The Price of Everything
Director: Nathaniel Kahn

Purge This Land
Director: Lee Ann Schmitt

The Pushouts
Director: Katie Galloway

RBG
Directors: Julie Cohen and Betsy West

The Rescue List
Directors: Zachary Fink and Alyssa Fedele

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind
Director: Marina Zenovich

Shirkers
Director: Sandi Tan

(Star)
Director: Johann Lurf

A Thousand Thoughts – A Live Documentary By Sam Green And Kronos Quartet
Directors: Sam Green and Joe Bini

Three Identical Strangers
Director: Tim Wardle

Tre Maison Dasan
Director: Denali Tiller

Ulam: Main Dish
Director: Alexandra Cuerdo

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Director: Morgan Neville

Wrestle
Directors: Suzannah Herbert and Lauren Belfer

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