New films from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa
February 13-20, 2020
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Around the Sun
This is a captivating, rather intriguing movie. Maggie (Cara Theobold) and Bernard (Gethin Anthony) make a charming couple as they wander through an abandoned chateau which Bernard is visiting as a location scout for a film shoot. Maggie as a real estate agent offers him a guided tour of the castle, famous because scientist Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle wrote his book there. As we listen to their banter, director Oliver Krimpas and screenwriter Jonathan Kiefer spin us around the sun while we try to unravel the secrets unfolding, cosmic truths and nerdy conversation. We are given clues through sci -fi plot developments, but still wonder whose story this is? Is it their love story or about characters in the book?
UK 2019 (79 minutes)
Guest: Screenwriter Jonathan Kiefer
Kiefer will introduce the film and answer questions afterward. His short films have played at festivals throughout the US. A long-time San Franciscan he is the inaugural editorial director of the film-streaming service Fandor.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Playing at: Vogue TheatreBUY TICKETS
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Discounts go to SFFILM, the Fromm Institute, the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, the Calvary Presbyterian Church and persons 65 and over.