Film, tv & radio


“Presenting Princess Shaw.” Documentary about New Orleans-based caregiver’s rise from unknown singer to international performer after Israeli producer discovers her on YouTube. At Alamo Drafthouse, 2550 Mission St., S.F. (see story, 31)

Jen Heck (from left), Lina Qadri and Viki Auslender in “The Promised Band”

Strike up the band. “The Promised Band,” a new low-budget documentary heating up this year’s festival circuit, is coming to SF DocFest. Directed by New York filmmaker Jen Heck, the film follows a group of Israeli and Palestinian women who form a fake punk band to maintain friendships and get through a border crossing. Co-presented by S.F. Jewish Film Institute.

9:15 p.m., Friday, June 3 at Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., S.F. Also Saturday, June 11 at the Vogue Theater, 3290 Sacramento St., S.F. $12-$13.