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SEPTEMBER 16, 2013



429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA

Tickets now available
through Brown Paper Tickets
One ticket good for all films.

Q&A with filmmaker Doug Wolens to follow the screenings.

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Following a special screening at NASA and kicking-off the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ fall film series, Doug Wolens’s new documentary THE SINGULARITY will premiere on the giant silver screen at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre, along with his earlier Bay Area favorites BUTTERFLY (2000) and Weed (1996).

Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater than human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and re-design matter through nanotechnology. How will these technologies change what it means to be human?

Director Doug Wolens speaks with leading futurists, computer scientists, artificial intelligence experts, and philosophers who turn over the question like a Rubik’s Cube. Ultimately, if we become more machine-like, and machines more like us, will we sacrifice our humanity to gain something greater? Or will we engineer our own demise?

THE SINGULARITY is the most comprehensive and insightful documentary film about the singularity to date.

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4pm and 8pm -- 75 minutes

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Living 180 feet off the ground in an ancient redwood tree for over two years, Julia Butterfly Hill captured the hearts and minds of the world by showing us that one person can make a difference.

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Showtimes: 2pm and 6pm -- 80 minutes



Every year, Amsterdam hosts the world's biggest pot party, and you're invited. Weed takes place at the 8th annual Cannabis Cup & Hemp Expo, a haven for tokers of every stripe -- Patagonia-clad slackers, chic urban business women, blunt toking homeboys, and of course a bunch of refried hippies. A unique, bleary-eyed look at marijuana culture in the '90s.

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Showtimes: 12 noon and 10pm -- 64 minutes

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Tickets now available through Brown Paper Tickets One ticket good for all films. (no ins and outs)