NOW PLAYING: Global Lens in the Bay Area!

Did you know that the Global Lens film series has screened in 43 states and one U.S. territory over the past eight years? We’ve even taken to the skies on Virgin American airlines!

Of course, it’s also nice to have Global Lens film shown in our own backyard, and over the next few weeks, the Bay Area will be buzzing with screenings of Global Lens and GFI grant-supported films!

Read on for more about each exciting presentation!

  • THE WHITE MEADOWS (dir. Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA): GFI will co-present Global Lens 2011 film THE WHITE MEADOWS as the closing film for “Iran Beyond Censorship”, a YBCA-program showcasing the work of filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, both of whom were recently banned from filmmaking and sentenced to prison in Iran. March 27th.
  • IMANI (dir. Caroline Kamya, Uganda) at the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival (SFIWFF): GFI grant-recipient, Caroline Kamya, will be screening her Ugandan triptych, IMANI, at the SFIWFF, a festival founded in 2004 to celebrate the achievements of women working behind the camera, and to raise awareness about the need for more opportunities for women filmmakers. April 6th.
  • THE LIGHT THIEF (dir. Aktan Arym Kubat, Kyrgyzstan) at the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF): GFI will co-present this critically acclaimed film at the SFIFF, the nation’s longest-running film festival and a major cultural event for the city, with over 80,000 attendees each year! Festival runs April 21st through May 5th.

For more information about showtimes, or to find out about Global Lens screenings in other parts of the country, visit our Film Calendar.

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