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Veterans for Peace present:

Kill Team

Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan, attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. When his father's pleas for help went unheeded, Adam was left to face his scornful platoon members, who threatened to silence him, permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam finds himself drawn into a moral abyss. Winner of multiple festival awards, Dan Krauss’s phenomenal story of war and conscience offers a deep look at the machinery and psychology of the modern military. (U.S., 2013, 90m, DCP, Oscilloscope) 
2:00p Saturday, August 23 - Skype introduction by director Dan Krauss, followed by panel discussion

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Sustainable Sunday Film Series:

The Age of Stupid

The year is 2055, and in a world devastated by mankind’s lack of foresight, one soul (Pete Postlewaite) seeks the answers to why we let our planet fall to ruin. Looking over archive footage from the year 2007, he sees everyone talking about the damaging effects of global warming, but no one bothering to take the action required to reverse the troubling trend. Presented by Citizen’s Climate Lobby. (U.K., 2009, 92m, digital video)
12:30p Sunday, Aug 24 • $5 suggested donation, with Councilman Peter Ives to discuss Santa Fe's Climate Change Task Force

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SITE Santa Fe presents:

An Evening with Leandro Katz

Argentinean poet, filmmaker and artist Leandro Katz, whose work is featured at SITE Santa Fe, visits the CCA to present newly restored films including LOS ANGELES STATION (1972, 10 min.), a portrait of a community in Guatemala’s banana plantation region; PARADOX (2001, 30 min.), shot in Guatemala on land owned by the former United Fruit Company and filled with Mayan archeological sites EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS (The Day You'll Love Me, 1997, 30 min.), an investigation of the famed photo of Che Guevara’s corpse.
7:00p Monday, August 18 • $5

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Andrei Tarkovsky: ANDREI RUBLEV

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


“The best arthouse film of all time … as close to transcendence as cinema gets.” The Guardian
Commissioned to paint the interior of the Vladimir cathedral, a great artist travels across Russia, witnessing cruelty, brutality and narrow-mindedness, and arrives at his destination in a crisis of faith. He retreats into silence, emerging only after the appearance of a spirited young artist. Tarkovsky’s controversial epic, banned and then mercilessly edited by Russian authorities, exists in its own cinematic plane, providing a startlingly visual, otherworldly vision of the challenges faced by a creative spirit. (Russia, 1966, 183m, digital)

10:30am - New Showtime of 11:00am Saturday-Sunday August 2-3; 5:30p Monday, August 4

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FUZE.SW Food & Folklore Festival present:

The Gift with Gary Farmer

Santa Fe’s celebration of New Mexico’s culinary culture features this journey in exploration of the deep relationship between humans and corn. Though best known as an actor (the star of POWWOW HIGHWAY and, with Johnny Depp, DEAD MAN), director Gary Farmer also has been an activist for indigenous communities, with a focus on media empowerment and cultural issues (Canada, 1999, 59m). Preceded by Alex Rivera’s hilarious and troubling experimental documentary PAPAPAPA, an adventure featuring potatoes, and couch potatoes, traveling from South America to the U.S. Director Alex Rivera joins by Skype (U.S.-Peru, 1997, 26m).
2:30p Sunday, August 3

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North African Sephardic Festival:

Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes of the Mellah

New Mexico Premiere! With special guest Dr. Ron Duncan Hart!
“A Riveting documentary" –Africultures " Winner, Best Film/Documentary" Lumières d’Afrique – France
Tinghir-Jerusalem is filmmaker and historian Kamal Hachkar’s search for a community that has since vanished, the Berber Jews of Morocco.  Hachkar is a Berber Muslim born in Tinghir, Morocco and raised in France. While he would return to Tinghir every summer with his family, it would be years before he discovered that the town once had a thriving Jewish community. By the mid-1960s though, they, along with the other 250,000 Jews of Morocco, had left for Israel.

Hachkar sets off in search of that history. What he discovers in conversations over old family photos and while listening to the stories of the Jews who left Tinghir – and the Muslims who remain – is a history of close co-operation between communities. The North African Sephardic Festival is presented by the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are available at www.SantaFeJFF.org

7:00p Tuesday, July 29 - SOLD OUT
ENCORE SHOW ADDED Tuesday Aug 5 at 5:00p!

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North African Sephardic Festival:

El Gusto

New Mexico Premiere!
Vibrant!” –The Hollywood Reporter • “Toe-tapping and infectious!” –Variety • “Uplifting and entertaining” –Screen Daily
El Gusto is the story of a group of musicians, Muslim and Jewish, torn apart by history and brought together by music. The story was uncovered when director/ producer Safinez Bousbia was wandering the narrow streets of the Casbah of Algiers. Drawn to a hanging mirror for sale, she walked into the shop. Instead of selling her the mirror, the craftsman told her the story of his lost friends, Jewish and Muslim musicians who had performed side-by-side a popular style of music: Chaabi.

Bousbia set off to find all of the surviving members. Almost half-a-century later, the original masters of Chaabi music reunited and began an historic journey from Algiers and Paris to Marseille to perform on stage as the El Gusto orchestra. The film, which has been called an Algerian Buena Vista Social Club, brings this moving story to the screen. The North African Sephardic Festival is presented by the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. Tickets are available at www.SantaFeJFF.org

7:00p Tuesday, July 29 - SOLD OUT
ENCORE SHOW ADDED Tuesday Aug 5 at 7:00p!

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Ingmar Bergman: WILD STRAWBERRIES

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


“I cannot begin to detail the apt and lovely devices by which Bergman conveys this excursion into a man's spirit … The screen has never been used with greater art or for more humane ends.” Robert Hatch
An aging, isolated professor (played by legendary director Victor Sjöström) travels home to accept an honorary degree. Upon arrival, he drifts into a powerful reverie as the past, the present, dreams, memories and reality combine into a journey of self discovery. Bergman’s most accessible drama is both unsentimental and deeply poignant. (Sweden, 1957, 90m, 35mm, Janus Films)

11:00am Saturday-Sunday July 26-27; 5:30p Monday, July 28

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Robert Bresson: DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


"A masterpiece, its every sound and image unobtrusively precise … contemplative yet abrupt, eloquent and blunt, oblique but lucid...Few artists since the Renaissance have so convincingly wed the aesthetic to the spiritual." –J. Hoberman
Cinema’s master of austerity, Bresson’s intense portrait follows a French priest who, after arriving in a small village, finds himself utterly rejected by his new congregation. His resultant crisis of faith sends him into a dangerous spiral, and Bresson’s rigorous compositions summon the deep spirituality of the moment. (France, 1951, 120m, Rialto Films, 35mm)

11:00am Saturday-Sunday July 19-20; 5:30p Monday, July 21

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Sustainable Sunday Series: Split Estate

Director Debra Anderson in person!
This compelling Emmy-Award winning documentary shows the dirty side of hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, an energy source the industry touts as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Featuring narration by Ali MacGraw.  (U.S., 2009, 74m)

12:00p Sunday, July 20

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

John Ford: THE SEARCHERS

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


“Like all great works of art, it's uncomfortable … Every time I watch it, it haunts and troubles me.” Martin Scorsese
Perhaps the most influential Western of all time, John Ford’s disturbing, visionary epic follows a deeply cynical Civil War veteran (John Wayne) in search of a niece who was captured by Comanches. Ford depicts the American West—long portrayed through a simplistic, good vs. evil lens—as needlessly violent, morally ambiguous and even racist. Along with the breathtaking grandeur of the Monument Valley, Ford’s camera captures the darkness behind Wayne’s mask-like masculinity. (U.S., 1956, 119m, Warner Brothers, DCP)

11:00am Saturday-Sunday July 12-13; 5:30p Monday, July 14
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DOCUMENTARY BUDGETING WORKSHOP with Jilann Spitzmiller

A good budget is a pathway to sufficient funding and a successful film! This will be a comprehensive half-day workshop that covers the basics of budgeting for documentaries of all sizes. You will walk away with budget templates, sample budgets, going rates for vendors and crew, and a good working knowledge of how to approach accurate budgeting for any documentary project.

Cost for the workshop is $40. If you're interested, please register here to reserve your space. You will be sent further details upon registration.

About the instructor:
Jilann Spitzmiller is an experienced award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator with credits including SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS, CRITICAL CONDITION, and HOMELAND. Her work has been broadcast on PBS, BBC, Sundance Channel, A&E, Discovery Health Channel, Starz/Encore, Aljazeera and many more.

1 afternoon only,
Saturday July 12th, 1-5pm at CCA

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China Rising: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Film Series:

The Soong Sisters

Presented by Santa Fe Opera
Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo blends Eastern, Western, folk and classical styles to tell the epic tale of the man who overthrew China’s ancient monarchy and build a modern national identity. This series celebrates Huang Ruo and explores one of modern history’s most crucial moments.


They were the Kennedys of China: three sisters who were educated in America and return home to lead tumultuous and deeply influential lives. Soong Ching-ling (Maggie Cheung) married Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Chinese Republic; her sister May-ling (Vivian Wu) married Sun's successor, the famed Chiang Kai-shek, and the oldest daughter Ai-ling (Michelle Yeoh) married industrialist H.H. Kung, later to become Hong Kong's finance minister. (Hong Kong, 1997, 145m)

7:00p Tuesday, July 8, Introduced by Huang Ruo • advance tickets recommended by calling 505-982-1338

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Yasujiro Ozu: TOKYO STORY

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


“As gorgeous and unsettling as a Cézanne … Still has the power to astonish, disrupt, and shatter hearts.”Village Voice
This profoundly stirring evocation of elemental humanity and universal heartbreak by the unparalleled master Yasujiro Ozu follows an aging couple’s journey to visit their grown children in bustling postwar Tokyo. A tale of family and change during a moment of deep societal and individual transition, it remains without question one of cinema’s most profound works of art. (Japan, 1953, 137m, 35mm, Janus Films)

5:30p Monday, July 7

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China Rising: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Film Series:

Bodyguards & Assassins

Presented by Santa Fe Opera
Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo blends Eastern, Western, folk and classical styles to tell the epic tale of the man who overthrew China’s ancient monarchy and build a modern national identity. This series celebrates Huang Ruo and explores one of modern history’s most crucial moments.


“With stirring dramas, riveting suspense and engaging performances … focuses on a tiny moment in time to suggest that we are all in fact part of an ongoing revolution.” Little White Lies
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks. Winner of eight Hong Kong Oscars, including best picture, this is a martial arts version of the tale told in the Santa Fe Opera’s opera.

7:00p Tuesday, July 1, Introduced by Huang Ruo • advance tickets recommended by calling 505-982-1338

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Artist Talk with Jessamyn Lovell

Jessamyn Lovell's identity was stolen by a San Francisco-based woman named Erin Hart. Dear Erin Hart, is a body of work made in response to crimes Erin Hart committed using Jessamyn’s name and identity. In an effort to piece together her transgressor’s crime spree, Jessamyn documented relevant places, interviewed witnesses, hired a private investigator, and even photographed Erin Hart being released from jail. Through photography, video, and other forms of documentation, Jessamyn attempts to understand this woman and the course of events that brought their lives together.

Join us for an Artist Talk with Jessamyn Lovell on Sun June 22, 2014 at 2pm in the Living Room. Discover and wonder what it is like to have your identity stolen and what it takes to get it back.

2pm, Sun June 22

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Jean Renoir: RULES OF THE GAME

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


"Magical and elusive … so simple and so labyrinthine, so guileless and so angry, so innocent and so dangerous, that you can't simply watch it, you have to absorb it.” –Roger Ebert
This comedy of manners, tempered by a dark and cynical current, follows a French aviator who, during a visit to an estate, falls for the wife of an aristocrat. Such begins a tale of romantic intrigue, with infidelities compounded by lies and distrust. Created on the eve of World War II, RULES skewers the frivolity of the moneyed class. (France, 1939, 106m, 35mm print, Janus Films)

11:00am Saturday-Sunday June 28-29; 5:30p Monday, June 30

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James Surls Panel Discussion

Presented by Wade Wilson Contemporary Art
Wade Wilson Art Santa Fe is pleased to announce a special exhibit of works by American sculptor James Surls. The Surls opening weekend includes a panel discussion with Mr. Surls and very special guests Cyndi Conn (Creative Santa Fe), Irene Hoffman (SITE Santa Fe) and more, 1:30p-3:30p pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The exhibit will open with a weekend of events June 26-29 with a morning reception for the public who are invited for coffee and to meet the artist from 9:30 – 11:30 am on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Wade Wilson Art is located at 217 W. Water Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

1:30p Saturday, June 28

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Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival presents The Green Prince

Sponsored by Abigail Davidson
The Green Prince was one of the most talked about movies at this year’s Sundance Film Fes­tival. The Santa Fe JFF screening is an exclu­sive Santa Fe “first”!
Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival, True/False Film Festival
The true story about the son of one of the founders of Hamas who spies for Israel’s Shin Bet.
Skype interview with Director Nadav Schirman

“Gripping!”The Guardian  “An incredible story!” The Hollywood Reporter
Truth is stranger than fiction and nowhere is that more so than in The Green Prince. This acclaimed documentary is the story of the son of one of the founders of Hamas who agrees to spy for Israel’s Shin Bet (security service). Told through first person interviews with the two principals, director Nadav Schirman has created an extraordinary film.

7:00p Sunday, June 29! UPDATE: 7:00P SHOW SOLD OUT, 7:30P ENCORE SHOW ADDED.
7:30p Encore show has limited tickets available, call the CCA box office at 505-982-1338 to reserve.
FINAL UPDATE: 7:00p & 7:30p shows are SOLD OUT. Contact admin@santafejff.org to get on a Waiting List.
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Party in Black & White

Join the photographic vanguard and celebrate CENTER'S 20th, Santa Fe Workshops 25th, and the Center for Contemporary Arts 35th Anniversaries. This evening will include a presentation with award-winning photographer, Julie Blackmon, and will be followed by a chance to own a valuable piece of art in a photographic print auction and raffle.

Please wear Black & White to honor the occasion.

PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKS BY:

  • Julie Blackmon
  • Erika Diettes
  • David Favrod
  • Alec Soth
  • Phil Toledano
  • Richard Tuschman
  • and More!

Tickets available at the door.
$45 includes heavy hors d' oeuvres and wine. A cash bar will also be available.
Seats are limited so reserve your space.

Saturday, June 28, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Muñoz Waxman Main Gallery

presented by CENTER & CCA

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China Rising: Dr. Sun Yat-sen Film Series:

The Last Emperor

Presented by Santa Fe Opera
Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo blends Eastern, Western, folk and classical styles to tell the epic tale of the man who overthrew China’s ancient monarchy and build a modern national identity. This series celebrates Huang Ruo and explores one of modern history’s most crucial moments.


“Astonishing … inspired … extraordinary.” –Roger Ebert
Winner of nine Oscars, Bernardo Bertolucci’s epic follows the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three in 1908, just as one of history’s most intense cultural and political upheavals was beginning. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures Ching dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship; the cast includes John Lone, Peter O’Toole and Joan Chen. (China/Italy/U.S./France, 1998, 163m)

7:00p Tuesday, June 24 • advance tickets recommended by calling 505-982-1338

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St. John's College Film Institute presents The Auteurs:

Carl Theodor Dreyer: THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC

Presented by St. John's College
Great movies are works of visual poetry. As with other forms of poetry, our understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of movies can be deepened and enhanced by learning how to see (and read) them better. The St. John’s College Film Institute is dedicated to cultivating the skills necessary to become better readers of great movies, and provides these public screenings—each in the best screening format available—to celebrate the work of eight of cinema’s essential artists.


"One of the greatest of all movies.... Falconetti's Joan may be the finest performance ever recorded on film." –Pauline Kael
Perhaps the first cinematic work to be recognized as art, Dreyer’s sublime tale of a brave and tortured soul follows a young maiden who died for God and France. Following the trial and execution, Dreyer uses startling compositions, revelatory close-ups and the entirely remarkable performance of his star Renée Falconetti to evoke both the deep humanity of Joan and the insanity of the moment. (Denmark, 1928, 114m, Janus Films, digital)

11:00am Saturday-Sunday June 21-22; 5:30p Monday, June 23

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents

The Sacrament with Ti West in person!

A Santa Fe Independent Film Festival fundraiser!
Ti West is one of the most exciting genre directors of his generation, a writer-director-cinematographer-editor-actor who has built some of the scariest, twist-jest horror films of the past decade. His films INNKEEPERS, CABIN FEVER 2 and HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, as well as segments in THE ABCS OF DEATH and V/H/S, have built him a cult following of young cinephiles. His latest, SACRAMENT, is his most ambitious, accomplished work yet, an ingenuous and terrifying exploration of a Jonestown-like cult. 

Ti will introduce a 7:00p film, followed by a Q&A led by SFIFF executive director Jacques Paisner, and introduce the 9:15p. The 7:00p film is a fundraiser for SFIFF, with the $15 tickets benefiting the festival, and will be proceeded by a reception with local craft beers (in honor of Ti's supporting role in DRINKING BUDDIES). Drink a beer, get scared, ask Ti a question and support the film festival! Ti will also introduce the 9:15p film, which is ticketed at normal CCA prices ($8-$9.50).

"Terrific … a slow-burning investigation of unseemly goings-on at a rural Christian commune … frightening in any genre language." –Variety
A man looking for his missing sister finds much more than he bargains for when he enters Eden Parish, a paradise-like spot with a dark secret. Soon, he and his pals with cameras are witnessing--and trying to escape--a tragedy on a mass scale. (U.S., 2014, 99m, DCP)

Friday June 20!
7:00p show is $15 and includes a drink ticket, 9:15p show is general admission prices

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The Past is a Grotesque Animal

Is fame worth it? This deeply personal portrait of Kevin Barnes, frontman of the endlessly versatile indie pop band Of Montreal, reveals an artist who has prioritized work over relationships. Following in the studio and on tour, this is a must-see for Of Montreal fans. (U.S., 2014, 77m)

8:30p Thursday, June 19 only!

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Citizen Koch

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal (TROUBLE THE WATER) tackles the aftermath of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, which weakened campaign finance laws. In Wisconsin, due to the new laws, outside funders are able to flood an election that, at its core, represents a battle between state employees, who see their rights about to be undermined, and Governor Scott Walker. Tracing the funding back to the billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch and their Tea Party-aligned organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the filmmakers reveal the mechanics of big money in politics, asking: do the super-wealthy and corporations have more rights than the rest of us? (U.S., 2013, 105m)

Regular shows starts June 20
Sneak Preview Fundraiser for KSFR hosted by Craig Barnes! 7:30p Thursday, June 19 $20 supports KSFR!