The Great Muppet Caper with guest Dave Goelz rounds out the Summer Social!


“The Great Muppet Caper”
35th Anniversary Screening
with special guest Dave Goelz (“Gonzo the Great”)

Family matinee! Bring the kids!

The Muppets travel to England in their second big-screen musical adventure! Newspaper reporters Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo work to foil a jewel heist while romance brews between Kermit and Miss Piggy, who just may be implicated in the crime herself. Dr. Teeth, Rizzo the Rat, Sam the Eagle, Rowlf the Dog, Swedish Chef, Scooter and all your favorite Muppet friends appear alongside a bevy of famous human guests stars like Charles Grodin, Diana Rigg, John Cleese, Peter Falk, Joan Sanderson, Jack Warden and Peter Ustinov, in the only Muppet feature directed by Jim Henson. Bring the whole family to celebrate 35 years of this beloved classic, with a special introduction by legendary Muppet performer Dave Goelz, the man behind Gonzo the Great, Zoot, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Boober Fraggle!

Co-presented by California Film Institute

Saturday, August 13, 10:30am
The Castro Theatre

Barbary Lineup announced at Outside Lands, co-curated by SF Sketchfest!


Join us August 5-7 in Golden Gate Park as we present a bevy of great comedic talent in the Barbary! The festival is SOLD OUT – for more information, please visit

Call for Entries! Perform at the 16th Annual SF Sketchfest!

Conan O'Brien speaks with Patton Oswalt at the SF Sketchfest tribute to Mr. O'brien at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco on July 17, 2010. Conan's long time friend and colleague Andy Richter joined the conversation. (© 2010 Photo by Jakub Mosur)

Perform at the fest!

Call for entries is now open! The line-up for the 2017 festival, running January 12-29, will be finalized in November of 2016. All applicants will be contacted between October 15th and November 15th regarding their participation in the festival.

SF Sketchfest accepts submissions from sketch comedy groups, solo sketch/character performers, one-person shows, improv groups, short sketchy self-produced plays, live podcasts, alternative comedy acts, musical comedy acts, live podcasts and stand-up comedians.

CLICK HERE to apply!

Found Footage Festival


Found Footage Festival
All-New Show

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities. From the curiously-produced industrial training video to the forsaken home movie donated to Goodwill, the Found Footage Festival resurrects these forgotten treasures and serves them up in a lively celebration of all things found.

Co-presented by San Francisco Film Society

Saturday, August 13, 9pm
The Castro Theatre

The Benson Movie Interruption: “The Rock” 20th Anniversary


The Benson Movie Interruption:
“The Rock”
20th Anniversary
With Doug Benson and friends

“The Rock is a tourist attraction?” It’s been twenty years since FBI chemical weapons specialist Dr. Stanley Goodspeed (Nicolas Cage, at his Nicolas Cage-iest) teamed up with prisoner and British Nationalist John Mason (Sean Connery, hair all akimbo) to try and stop Brigadier General Frank Hummel (Ed Harris, hair not-so-akimbo) and his mercs from destroying San Francisco from atop our very own Alcatraz Island. Michael Bay’s sophomore film “The Rock” will receive a royal ribbing from master riffer Doug Benson and friends from safe inside the confines of the historic Castro Theatre for one afternoon only.

Saturday, August 13, 4:20pm
The Castro Theatre