For over 15 years (30 seasons), the Cinema Club (originally called the Key Sunday Cinema Club) has met in San Francisco. The very first screening was of XIU XIU: THE SENT DOWN GIRL in September 1998 at the Embarcadero Theatre. Over the years, we’ve moved around from there to the Kabuki, the Clay, back to the Embarcadero, and finally back to the Kabuki in 2008, then newly renovated and under new management by Robert Redford’s Sundance Cinemas. Today, we meet for two seasons out of the year (winter/spring and fall) at the Kabuki for stimulating sneak previews and discussions -- all moderated by Peter L. Stein or Rod Armstrong. Join today to become part of San Francisco’s rich film history!
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Co-Moderator and Programming Advisor Peter L. Stein
Peter L. Stein has a producing career in media and the arts that spans theater, television, museums and film and is and a recognized leader in using film to foster cross-cultural understanding. This fall after eight years as executive director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the first and largest of its kind in the world, Peter will return to developing film and performance projects of his own. For 11 years he was executive producer at KQED (PBS/San Francisco), where he wrote, directed and produced a wide range of series and programs for national public television, garnering such prestigious honors as the Peabody Award (for his documentary The Castro) and numerous regional Emmy awards for historical, cultural and environmental programs. From 1999-2003 he was Deputy Director for Programming at the Jewish Museum San Francisco. Peter is an accomplished public speaker, appearing on such programs as NPR's "Fresh Air" and "Weekend Edition" and numerous television news and interview programs. On the other side of the microphone, he frequently moderates public panels and discussions for Bay Area theaters, museums, and media organizations, and has written film-related features for the San Francisco Chronicle. Peter is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University, and a third-generation San Francisco native.
Co-Moderator Rod Armstrong
Since 2004, Rod Armstrong has been a Programmer with the San Francisco Film Society. Prior to this, he served as editor-in-chief for the popular film-related website Reel.com where he wrote hundreds of reviews and conducted many interviews with luminaries such as Charlotte Rampling and Tilda Swinton. Reaching back as far as 7th grade, he was interviewed for a local newspaper; when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, he replied, "A movie critic." The love for cinema goes back that far!
» NEWS «Fall Dates are now confirmed!
Read the article about the Club in the San Francisco Chronicle
Sept 22, Oct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 17, Dec 8 & 22
All shows are on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
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