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Jennifer Morris

Roxie Theater
San Francisco

Jennifer "Junkyard" Morris expanded her influence on challenging movies being seen by audiences in May, 2016 when she joined the Programming Team at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater.

She continues to program films for SF DocFest and IndieFest and from 1994 to 2011, Jennifer was Festival Director and Director of Programming at Frameline, the San Francisco LGBT film festival. She also managed the Frameline Completion Fund grant program, which provided $20,000-$50,000 in annual grants for the completion of films that dealt with issues of importance to LGBT communities. She also directed Frameline's Generations Filmmaker Workshop, a cross-generational educational arts program. In her 17 years at Frameline, the festival's audience grew from 40,000 to 80,000 people per year.

A Bay Area disk jockey known as DJ Junkyard for the past three decades, she says the nickname "Junkyard" came about from her love of items other people consider rubbish, primarily rusted pieces of metal and used records.

"It could also apply to all the films that don't make it to the multiplex and would be lost if it wasn't for independent movie theaters," Morris said in an interview with the B.A.R.

Morris is a graduate of UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Motion Picture and Television Department.

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