See More SFIFF: Blackfish and Computer Chess

Blackfish 
Dir: Gabriela  Cowperthwaite
Documentary Feature
USA, 2012

Opens July 26 at Century San Francisco Centre 9  and Shattuck Cinemas.  

Cowperthwaite has more on her mind than simply exposing SeaWorldโ€™s questionable dealings with Tilikum. The film makes a strong case that the whales are incredibly intelligent, evolved creatures that arenโ€™t suited for small pens, no matter how cute and humanlike we think these animals are when they do tricks.
— David Lewis, SF Chronicle

Computer Chess
Dir: Andrew Bujalski
Narrative Feature
USA, 2013

Opens July 26 at Century San Francisco Centre 9  and Shattuck Cinemas.  

COMPUTER CHESS is a lot of things, a satire about the dawn of the computer age and a black comedy about the human desire to transcend the self - and the wrong paths that people take in that pursuit. Itโ€™s some variety of near-great movie, but not the type that sends audiences out transformed and exhilarated. The rewards here are different - contemplative, melancholy, peculiar.
— Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle