The San Francisco Independent Film Festival returns to Sugar Bowl Resort Feb. 26-27 with a screening of five films. The event marks the second year of a selection of festival films visiting Sugar Bowl. Four of the films garnered selection by event producers from more than 25 titles; a fifth film is a locally produced documentary. 

The films, shown at Judah Lodge, will be screened at 7 and 9 p.m. both nights. The local documentary Open Space will be shown between the two feature-length films on Saturday night.

Friday night films include My Movie Girl airing at 7 p.m. and Beyond the Pole at 9 p.m. My Movie Girl presents a comedy about love while exploring why life isn't like the movies. A question and answer session with the film's director Adam Bronstein follows the screening. Beyond the Pole shows the struggles of a duo attempting to get into the Guinness Book of Records by completing the first-ever carbon-neutral, vegetarian, organic expedition to the North Pole.

Three films are scheduled for Saturday night. Last Son, showing at 7 p.m., spins a tale about the creation of the first Superman story with uncovering a new source and solving the mystery of Lois Lane. Open Space, scheduled for 8:20 p.m., is a 37-minute documentary of Mike Basich overcoming obstacles to be one of the most legendary professional snowboarders. Director Dalton Paley will introduce the film and answer questions following it. Point Traverse, airing at 9 p.m., presents parallel stories of two childhood friends who reckon with loneliness.

All movies are free to the public. Attendees will receive a free Daily CORE Pass valid at Sugar Bowl this season.

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