Miroir Noir (Feb. 27th) – A documentary about the making of Arcade Fire’s lauded second album Neon Bible and the band’s subsequent tour. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Vincent Morisset, and shot by La Blogotheque’s Vincent Moon.
The Extraordinary Ordinary Life of José González (Feb. 23rd) – The USA premiere of a documentary revolving around the life and mind of world renowned singer/songwriter José González and exploring the creative process of one of Sweden's finest - and most secretive - musicians.
Look at What The Light Did Now (Feb. 24th) – A documentary chronicling the journey behind Feist’s Grammy-nominated sophomore album, The Reminder. This screening will also include a Q&A/installation reception with SF artist Simone Rubi, who designed all of The Reminder’s artwork and live music by Feist collaborator Little Wing.
This Is Noise Pop (Feb. 23rd) – A “making of” documentary exploring the genesis of Indie Rock through the trials and tribulations of bands captured during and after their Noise Pop Festival performances from years past. Features Sebadoh, Stephen Malkmus, Death Cab for Cutie, The National, Guided BY Voices, The Shins, Modest Mouse, Grandaddy and many more. This screening will feature a Q&A with the director, Adam Werbach, and editor Tony Saxe, in addition to members of Noise Pop post-screening.
The Family Jams (Feb 24th) – San Francisco premiere of a documentary featuring the 2004 tour of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver, and detailing their tour from the inside out. Q&A with Kevin Barker and members of Vetiver.
Ivory Tower (Feb. 27th) – a film starring Chilly Gonzalez, Peaches, Tiga and Feist with music by Chilly Gonzalez and Boys Noize, Ivory Tower is the story of two brothers and their rivalry over both the chessboard and a woman.
Pool Party (Feb. 25th) – a documentary detailing the history and subsequent revamping of Williamsburg’s McCarren Pool from community pool to incredible music venue and back to pool again. Features music/performances by The Beastie Boys, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, The Hold Steady and more. This screening will feature a Q&A with director Beth Aala after the screening.Tom Zé: Astronauta Libertado (Feb. 25th) – the SF premiere of the award-winning documentary on dynamic pioneering Brazilian musician Tom Zé.