Jeff Ross, the founder of the SF IndieFest
, likes parties. A lot.
So along with the shorts, features and international films at part of the festival from Feb. 11-25, there will also be opening and closing night parties (at the Dance Mission and Brand New Vortex Room, respectively); the 12th Annual Big Lebowski Party
where it will get The Rocky Horror Picture Show
treatment, with people acting out the scenes on stage; the Anti-Valentine’s Day '80s Power Ballad Sing-A-Long
; and a pre-fest kick off, Men in Tights
, where comedians sit on the front of the stage during the screening of a past Super Bowl and pretend to be sports commentators. Ross describes this as a good event for a couple where one person is a sports lover and the other less so. He has one caution though.
“There’s no comedy during the commercials,” he said. “The commercials are sacrosanct.”