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2018 SF Urban Film Festival: Street Art as Political Currency | SFMOMA

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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2020 SF Urban Film Festival: Screenings & Seminars | SF

The SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF) is a unique film festival that focuses on cities and civic engagement inspired by great storytelling. The festival believes compelling stories can help shape urbanist ideas, practice, and project implementation.

SFUFF is organized by urban planners and screens films in tandem with panels and workshops.

2020 SF Urban Film Fest (SFUFF)
February 2-9, 2020
All Over San Francisco
Cost: Some events are free, but an RSVP is required for each.

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The “Place and the Populist Revolt” theme inspires the 6th annual week-long SF Urban Film Fest, February 2-9, 2020.

Place is a fundamental part of the human experience. We come from places, are attached to places, and live in them. There are places we explore, move across and between, build, and too often ruin. We thoroughly coat our places with meaning. Those who would dominate others, say, ‘know your place.’ And those who would free people, welcome, give sanctuary and shelter, and say, ‘this too is your place.’

In our most ambitious program yet, we investigate how cities are ground zero for the struggle to hold on to or finding a place, for both incumbents and newly arrived. As living gets harder, homes more expensive, and living wages evaporate, many people feel abandoned by their governments, communities and families. Their dignity, place in society, and existence in the world is at stake.

But in all these stories, the human spirit lives. As locales and communities confront these upheavals there are attempts to build walls and to exclude others and the changes they are associated with, but expressions of belonging and resistance to exclusion also abound. To help us collectively process these changes and challenges, we follow each film screening with a discussion that is framed to develop community-centered solutions to ground us in the spirit of place.

Murals are a powerful form of art that expose us to beauty while oftentimes critiquing political and social conditions. The act of painting murals often brings people together through a sense of affinity and shared purpose, while at the same time offering challenges to regimes of power, expressing dissent, of simply revealing alternate points of view.  

This program is collection of shorts focusing on visual and graphic art in the public realm as a way of expressing and cultivating social capital; and will explore how mural artists around the world are engaged in a practice that provokes and unites.

Join in to watch the films along with a lively discussion.

In Person:

  • Mona Caron, Mural Artist
  • Tyra Fennell, CEO, Imprint City

Moderator: Robin Abad Ocubillo, SFUFF Program Producer


  • “Not With Fire, But With Paint” (Columbia, 2018)
  • “Painting The Town” (USA, 2018)
  • “Concrete Canvas” (USA, 2016)
  • “The Dream Kontinues” (USA, 2014)

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Doors Open at 5:30 pm.
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