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The 20th annual movie extravaganza happens Feb 1-15: We've got 30 free tickets to three of the hottest shows to give away.


We’re randomly picking 30 of our readers to win tickets to the 20th annual SF Indie Fest — but you must be signed up for our 48 Hills newsletter to win!

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Check out the 48 Hills newsletter on Monday, January 29, for instructions on how to enter! We will be giving away 10 tickets to three great shows:


“Six New Yorkers are trapped in a stuck subway car and eventually beginning sharing stories about their lives through song. It’s a wonderful film about how everyone you pass on the street has their own intense stories and lives.” More info here.


“The 15th annual Big Lebowski Party takes place this year at the Victoria Theater with Bawdy Caste (who do Rocky Horror every month at the Clay Theater on Fillmore and the Guild Theater in Menlo Park) performing the film LIVE! ON STAGE! while the movie plays on the big screen.” More info here. 


“Well it’s soon time for SUPER BOWL FIFTY-SOMETHING and as always, SF IndieFest is bringing you the funniest, non-footballest, most-factually-incorrect Super Bowl broadcast presentation out there: SUPER BOWL: MEN IN TIGHTS. Come on down to the Mission and pound your guts full of  beers and snacks as some of SF’s best comedians provide live comedic color commentary for the game but leave the commercials untouched because they are Holy and Good.” More info here. 


“A loner who restores arcade games finds the monotony of life broken when a gamer girl steps into his shop, the same day a mysterious arcade cabinet shows up. As his romance flourishes, so does his obsession with the game, creating a man/machine carnal contact of the Cronenbergian kind.” More info here. 


“This quietly gripping drama puts a fresh spin on the subject of human trafficking by introducing us to a young Chinese woman smuggled into Trinidad and Tobago. After the death of her father, Zhenzhen hires a smuggler to take her to the Caribbean island where her brother, Wei, works in construction. Wei gets her a job at a restaurant, but when the smuggler demands more cash, the delicate beauty is forced into a compromising position. Help comes unexpectedly from Evelyn, who runs an art gallery in the neighborhood—but the contrast between the dark rooms above the restaurant and the blindingly white gallery calls everyone’s innocence into question.” More info here. 


“Redheads are hot and fiery gay comic Shawn Hitchins has made flame-haired world domination his mission.  He verges on Spalding Gray in this intimate concert filming of his internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy, Ginger Nation.  This humorous and heartfelt one-man show has the affable entertainer recounting his experience as a sperm donor to his lesbian friends. Hitchins’ spunky storytelling effortlessly weaves tales from his adolescence and his brushes with celebrity as a stand-up comic with bizarre tales of turkey basters and masturbating in increasingly suspect bathrooms…” More info here.  


Fifteen years ago the band, Icarus Line, was rocketing to the top of the LA underground with a hot debut album and a major-label deal. Now frontman Joe Cardamone is 36 and broke, and the record companies won’t touch his new stuff. Plus, he’s getting death threats by text. Cardamone and director Michael Grodner wrote the script and plays a thinly veiled version of himself in this No Wave-style noir about navigating the modern music biz, co-starring fellow musicians Ariel Pink and Keith Morris (Circle Jerks). The screening will also feature a live musical performance by Joe Cardamone and Annie Hardy. More info here. 

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Marke B.
Marke Bieschke is the publisher and arts and culture editor of 48 Hills. He co-owns the Stud bar in SoMa. Reach him at marke (at), follow @supermarke on Twitter.

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