First Friday

Oakland has been rated a top travel destination ... and one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. Once a month, those two realities meet at First Friday, an immersive art and community experience.

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Poet and filmmaker James Broughton (1913-1999) lived by the motto "follow your own weird." His remarkable story spans the Beat generation, his escape to Europe during the McCarthy years and his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation.


The people of Darwin, CA (population 35) coexist without government, a church, jobs or children. Together with their fellow outsiders and eccentrics, they enjoy the freedom of isolation in California's Death Valley.

Last Day of Freedom

Bill Babbitt supported the death penalty until it came knocking at his door. In this richly animated personal narrative, one man makes a decision to stand by his brother in the face of war, crime and capital punishment.

An Architect’s Vision

View Mina T. Son's short film, An Architect's Vision, which is a glimpse into the world of Chris Downey, an architect who is blind.


View Brian Favorite's short film, Heklina, which profiles the hostess of Trannyshack, San Francisco's longest running, current drag show.

Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens

Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens is an intimate exposé of one of America's leading photographers that takes the viewer inside Lyon's world and showcases his best known photos of the streets of San Francisco.

One Good Year

Long before marijuana became big business, a group of farmers headed to Humboldt County in One Good Year, which profiles a complete growing season in the remote backwoods.

Impossible Light

Transforming the Bay Bridge into the world's largest LED light sculpture, visionary artist Leo Villareal leads a small team through the trials and tribulations of actualizing The Bay Lights installation in Impossible Light.

Everything Comes from the Streets

The origins and history of lowriding in San Diego and the borderlands are chronicled in Everything Comes from the Streets, including the creative men and women who pioneered and shaped the unique car customizing tradition among Chicano and Mexican communities.

Bob and the Monster

In this story of a rise and fall from fame, rock musician Bob Forrest's life-threatening struggle with heroin addiction and his transformation into a drug counselors is profiled. Bob and the Monster features interviews with Courtney Love and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

A Lovely Day

A Lovely Day follows a group of high school students from Oakland as they take their frustrations to the page and the stage as part of intensive hip-hop therapy workshop Beats Rhymes and Life.

Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess

Narrated by Henry Rollins, Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess tells the story of Marian Anderson, the lead singer of The Insaints. She reigned as one of San Francisco's most provocative and controversial lead singers of the '90s, but her personal demons ultimately led to her untimely demise.

Stable Life

Stable Life follows an undocumented family's struggle to succeed in the hardscrabble world of horse racing. Will their lack of immigration papers prevent them from achieving the Stable Life of their dreams?

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