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SF IndieFest Celebrates 15 Years In San Francisco (PHOTOS)

02/06/2013 09:06 pm ET | Updated Feb 07, 2013

SF IndieFest is throwing the best quinceañera ever.

The local festival is kicking off its 15th annual celebration of "independent, alternative and subversive" films on Thursday. From "The Big Lebowski" party to the Michel Gondry screening to the Roller Disco Party, the two-week festival has the makings of a great birthday bash.

On opening night, head to the Brava theater for a screening of Michel Gondry's "The We and the I," or catch a showing of "Faces in the Mirror" at the Roxie Theater.

SF Indiefest, one of San Francisco's most beloved film festivals, was created in 1998 when Jeff Ross was looking for a place to show his friend's film. Frustrated with the lack of options, he decided to take matters into his own hands, and the film festival has expanded ever since.

In addition to the 36 feature films and seven short programs, SF IndieFest will also throw parties, film question-and-answer sessions and a trivia night. This year marks the 10th annual Big Lebowski party complete white russians, bowling and a screening of the film.

Check out the SF IndieFest website for the full schedule and ticket information. Look below for some highlights of the festival.

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