6 films to catch at 2022 SF IndieFest

by Pam Grady February 2, 2022, for San Francisco Chronicle Datebook | Link to the article.

This year’s SF IndieFest is back with 11 days of programming at the Roxie Theater, starting Thursday, Feb. 3. In addition to “Cat Daddies,” a documentary on several men and their loving bonds with their pet felines, here are a few films to catch during the festival.

Showtimes listed for in-person screenings are at the Roxie Theater, though all titles are also available to stream on-demand throughout the festival.

‘The Sleeping Negro’

7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3

Skinner Myers stars in his surreal, dreamlike, sometimes acerbic narrative feature debut.


‘Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunch Break’

9:15 p.m Friday, Feb. 4

Deprived of a chance to leave his rut behind by competing on a talent show, a middle-aged man seeks to use the lunch hour to do away with the five people he holds responsible in this comedy that balances the dark with the light.


2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.

The B-52s’ Kate Pierson narrates this lively documentary limning the history of the Airstream travel trailer.

‘The Creative High’

7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6

Theater, music, and dance play a role in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction in San Francisco filmmaker Adriana Marchione’s documentary focusing on the work of nine artists.



9:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6.

A Nob Hill writer-director employs his family’s home movies and casts family members in this hybrid film blending documentary, science fiction and horror as a camcorder that can peer into the past inspires a man to preserve memories of his childhood home before it is razed.

‘We Were Once Kids’

Twenty-six years after the release of Larry Clark’s “Kids,” a day-in-the-life, sex-, drugs- and alcohol-fueled drama of New York teens, this documentary looks into the lives of its young cast, which included a 20-year-old Chloe Sevigny and 15-year-old Rosario Dawson in their screen debuts.

SF IndieFest: In-person and virtual. Thursday, Feb. 3, through Feb. 13. $14-$15 live shows, $10 streaming. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. sfindiefest2022.eventive.org