Sundance, Cannes, Telluride... fine festivals all.
If you’re into, like, mainstream stuff.
For moviegoers with more experimental sensibilities, say hello to San Francisco’s own Frozen Film Festival.
Highlighting a selection of jury-curated short works, this two-day extravaganza takes over the Mission’s Roxie Theater tonight and tomorrow.
With films by the likes of journalist Matthew VanDyke and Anna Moot-Levin (assistant producer to 2010’s indie smash Inside Job), plus titles that already took home awards at Sundance, the festival has something for cinema fans of every stripe.
Projected highlights (pun so intended) include the short film Posey from industry veteran Billy Damota featuring Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Mad Men). Also check out the Ed Begley, Jr.-narrated Over Troubled Waters, documenting the Chinatown-like politicking surrounding the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Throw in a handful of artfully animated shorts and a few forays into the utterly bizarre, and you’ve got yourself 48 hours of unfiltered cinematic ingenuity that runs the gamut from heartfelt emotionalism to full-blown psychedelia.
So just another day in the Mission, really.