Atheist Film Festival

Each religion gets some things correct.

The first ever Atheist Film Festival is happening three weeks from today! If you live in the Bay Area, be sure to come by the Roxie Theater in San Francisco between noon and midnight on Sunday June 28th. Here’s the lineup:

In the Big Theater

12:15 PM — Pledge of Allegiance Blues
2:00 PM — Audience Of One
4:00 PM — Root Of All Evil?
6:00 PM — Deliver Us From Evil
8:00 PM — Letting Go Of God
10:20 PM — Evolution: The Musical

In the Little Theater

12:15 PM – 4:15 PM — Short films
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM — God’s Cartoonist
6:15 PM – 10:15 PM — Short films

Some people have complained that June 28th is a poor choice. It also happens to be Pride Day. This is actually a great day for it. The Atheist Film Festival runs until midnight. I read somewhere that the parade is over by 3:00 PM. You can do both! You can turn gay and become an atheist in the same day!

10 Responses to “Atheist Film Festival”

  1. no2religion Says:

    Bummer it is on the 28th as I will be in Palo Alto on the 15th. I am not sure I can make it a day trip though, 3 hours is long to see several movies.

  2. Kevin Says:

    awesome! now we should all abort some fetuses (feti?) and be the scourge of the radical right wing!

  3. Parrotlover77 Says:

    Kevin – you must let the gay ones live. agenda and all that.

  4. Maldoror Says:

    How can you have an atheist film festival without any Luis Bunuel movies?

  5. Ron Britton Says:

    Maybe it was availability or cost. They originally promised us Life of Brian, but it’s not currently on the schedule. How you can have an atheist film festival without Life of Brian boggles my mind. That just gives us all the more reason to have another one next year.

  6. ericsan Says:

    Damn! Why did they have to do that the day I’m skating the Napa Valley marathon?

  7. Maldoror Says:

    Well to be fair, Life of Brian is irreverent and critical of organized religions without truly insulting Christianity, whereas much of Bunuel’s catalogue (particularly L’Age d’Or) is directly blasphemous.

    Svankmajer’s Lunacy and Brooks’ Marat/Sade would be nice touches too, but I guess those cover broader territory about misanthropy, revolution, and civilization than just religion.

  8. Jeff Eyges Says:

    Maldorer, did you take your pseudonym from The Songs of Maldorer?

  9. Maldoror Says:

    Yeah. It’s pretty much my favorite book. I suppose from my movie recommendations you can tell I’m a fan of Surrealism.

  10. Dave Fitzgerald Says:

    Hey all:
    Thanks for your interest in the Atheist Film Festival! It’s been a real labor of love and I can’t wait to see everybody there Sunday. We do want to make it an annual event, so keep those suggestions coming for Atheist-friendly movies you want to see next year!

    -Dave Fitzgerald
    Co-Founder, Atheist Film Festival