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SF360 Film+Club Takes Movies Out of the Theater and Puts Them in the Club

San Francisco, CA (March 14, 2007) – The San Francisco Film Society presents the latest SF360 Film+Club, a monthly social screening series, this time showcasing the artistic canon of R. Kelly in Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along, 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21 at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street, between Mint and Sixth Street, just off Market.

“To say that Trapped in the Closet is astonishing would
severely undersell the sheer audacity, hilarity and wonder of this
work,” says Sean Uyehara, programming associate of the Film Society.
“When I learned that curator Henri Mazza will showcase Trapped within a survey of R. Kelly’s artistic canon, it made me want to cry tears of joy.”

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along, an exploration of the artistry
of rapper R. Kelly, is guest curated by Henri Mazza of the Alamo
Drafthouse Cinema of Austin, Texas, who will be hosting the show. The
program will begin with a rapping contest, followed by screenings of
early R. Kelly videos including Sex Me, Bump and Grind and Step in the Name of Love; the first 12 chapters of R. Kelly’s astonishing epic video Trapped in the Closet; an entertaining remake of Trapped made for a high school class project; and The World’s Greatest.
Highlighting and contextualizing the program will be a very special
pre-recorded “live-via-satellite” interview with R. Kelly describing
the real artistic meaning behind his oeuvre.

Doors open at Mezzanine at 7:00 pm, program starts at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $8.00 at the door and $5.00 if reserved in advance by emailing
Must be 21+ to attend.

SF360 Film+Club is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, Mezzanine and Rehab, and is sponsored by SF Weekly.

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The San Francisco Film Society, presenter of the flagship 50th San
Francisco International Film Festival (April 26 – May 10, 2007), is a
nonprofit arts and educational organization dedicated to celebrating
the world of film and media in all its glorious forms. The Film
Society’s year-round programs and events are concentrated in four core
areas: Internationalism and Cross-Cultural Exchange; Educating and
Inspiring Bay Area Youth; Showcasing Bay Area Film Culture; and
Exploring New Digital Media.

In early 2006 the Film Society unveiled SF360, a broad-spectrum series
of initiatives designed to showcase the extraordinary vitality and
variety of the Bay Area film and media scene, including, SF360 San Francisco Movie Night, SF360 Film+Club and the television show SF360 Movie Scene.

The Film Society runs an acclaimed Education Program that each year
introduces international cinema and media literacy to several thousand
teachers and students (ages 8 – 18). The Film Society will present the
second annual San Francisco International Animation Festival in October
2007, the eleventh annual New Italian Cinema festival in November 2007
and a new SF International Youth Media Festival in early 2008.

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Media Contact:
Hilary Hart, 415.561.5022,

San Francisco Film Society

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  1. [this is good] I have seen that remake by the high school students. It was done by some kids who go to one of the schools where our program is located…sheer fucking genius! hahaha.

    You should go.

  2. [this is good] ohmigod. hilarity. camp has salvaged “trapped in the closet”…soooo bad it’s good.

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