Halloween Films and Film Festivals Coming to the Bay Area

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October 20-26

16th San Francisco Greek Film Festival – This film festival put on by the Modern Greek Studies Foundation honors filmmakers of Greek or Cypriot descent from around the world.  This year’s program of short films and feature films include “I Am Mackenzie” (teen skater living in rural Texas has to deal with everything from toxic masculinity to having her first sexual encounter in the back of her dad’s truck),  “In This Land Nobody Knew How To Cry” (Armenaki, an uncharted island in the Aegean Sea, is a magical place where the locals’ strange and subversive lifestyle changes two foreign visitors), “Vourvourou” (curious six-year-old Marko, who wants answers to such questions as the sun’s location when it gets dark, gets introduced to the Circle of Life),  “The Silence Of The Dying Fish” (fish farmer Makis can’t prove to others that he was mistakenly pronounced dead, so what should he do next?), and “Her Job” (illiterate and nearly middle-aged housewife Panayiota takes her first job as a shopping mall cleaner to help her family financially).  In addition to the film screenings, actress Olympia Dukakis will receive the Honorary Astron Award for her long cinematic and theatrical legacy.  (Castro Theatre, the Delancey Street Screening Room, and the Dolby Cinema at 1275 Market)