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Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film

Belleville Book of the Dead

Directed by Jean Jacques Joudiau
Cast: Bernadette Lafont, Jerome Kircher
France, 2006, 45 minutes
French language with English subtitles


Sunday, August 12 - 2:30pm at Roxie Film Center

Monday, August 13 - 5:15pm at Roxie Film Center

Wednesday, August 15 - 7:15pm at Roxie Film Center


Michel thought he'd seen his mother for the last time when she passed away in a Paris hospital, but months later she reappears in the neighborhood of Belleville, talkative as ever, and full of strange insights.... Adapted from The North London Book of the Dead by Will Self

Ambassadors Day
David Kellum
USA, 2006, 21 minutes

Before sundown, two diplomats must defuse a volatile international Dilemma - a post-apocalyptic comedy about friendship and duty.

The Grandfather Paradox
Jean-Francois Da Sylva
Canada, 2006, 7min

If one is able to travel back in time and succeed in killing his grandfather before he can reproduce, who exactly is it that traveled back?

The Pit and the Pendulum
Marc Lougee
Canada, 2006, 7min

A victim of the Spanish Inquisition is brought before a tribunal where he is condemned and sentenced to the dungeons. An animated short film presented by Ray Harryhausen.

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