What we do san francisco international film festival the longestrunning film festival in the americas, the sffilm festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery. Browse daily coverage of 53rd san francisco international film festival. Watch this years final edition of scoop du jour video. Sf film society s annual event the french cinema now festival opens today, featuring a lot of strong films that will probably never be released into theaters or even on american. Asia society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of asia and the united states in a global context.
Film festivals like sundance jan 23 feb 2, santa barbara jan 15. Plus full of cheesy goodness and we probably will set up a table for gaming in the smaller room for which we have access. The longestrunning film festival in the americas, the sffilm festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the bay area. He moved the san francisco film society s annual awards fundraising night from april to december in the awards. With the oscars moved up two weeks, guilds and critics groups will be scrambling for high priority weekends and venues. Infocalendar san francisco international film festival. The san francisco international film festival abbreviated as sfiff, organized by the san francisco film society, is held each spring for two weeks, presenting around 200 films from over 50 countries. The longestrunning film festival in the americas, the sffilm festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the bay.
We will comply with city and state directives and thus we will limit the capacity in the auditorium to not greater than 250 persons at any time. The san francisco international film festival or sfiff is programed by the san francisco film society. Varda examined people on the margins of society with compassion and curiosity, and made the case for feminism in her films from the 1960s and 1970s. Sf international film festival schedule announced bampfa. Kamau bell, and the tales of the city reboot stand out as the sffilm festival screens 163 films from 56 different countries. Calendar of events for bay area film society in san francisco, ca. Attending one or more of these will make your trip an unforgettable experience. Over the years, weve moved around from there to the kabuki, the clay, back to the embarcadero, and finally back to the kabuki in 2008, then newly renovated. Top events in april and may cherry blossom festival. The roxie theater is a 501 c3 nonprofit organization supported in part by grants for the arts, the northern california community loan foundation, the san francisco arts commission, the thendara foundation, the voluntary arts contribution fund, and our members and donors. Sffilm awards boosts amy adams, steve mcqueen, and local hero boots riley. Films highlight issues from political repression to. The 10 best jewish films of 2019, from holocaust satire to.
Founded locally in the late 1970s by christopher hildreth and edward bachman and originally named san francisco music calendar, the magazine or poster. The baltimore science fiction society exists to promote the creation and appreciation of science fiction and fantasy cultural arts. One of the biggest festivals this spring is the cherry blossom festival in sfs japantown. All features explore human rights abuses in locations such as the u. Sffilm boosts amy adams, steve mcqueen, and local hero.
Join us for a lively discussion on how art is portrayed in film with san francisco film society director noah cowan and famsf curatorincharge of european paintings esther bell. Entertainment includes sporting events, festivals, concerts, wine tasting events, and street fairs. On the street, in which he identifies fashion trends as he spots them emerging on the street. Sf indiefest is a 501c3 non profit arts organization.
The longestrunning film festival in the americas, the san francisco international film festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic. For more than four decades, audiences in marin county and the greater bay area have relied on cfi for the best of contemporary independent film, repertory and world cinema, and educational programming. Primarily through literary art forms, but also embracing the many related graphical, musical, and theatrical creations inspired by sf. The festival highlights current trends in international film and video production with an emphasis on work that has not yet secured u. Closing night of sfiff53 with joan rivers and codirectors ricki stern and annie sundberg. The longestrunning film festival in the americas, the san francisco international film festival is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and a major cultural event in the bay area. This was played at the opening of each film shown at the 2017 sf film festival. Calendar bay area film society san francisco, ca meetup. America doesnt have a monopoly on swaggering gangsters, larcenous lovers, surly excons, corrupt cops, and scheming femmes fatales.
Get sf weekly newsletters for email newsletters you can trust. The 20192020 awards calendar will be updated throughout the year as new dates for film s biggest and best awards are announced. The executive director of the san francisco film society is noah cowan, who joined the organization in march 2014. In a unique partnership with some of the most inventive film distributors that we work with, 50 % of each ticket purchased will go to support the roxie, and help us return to our mission as a vibrant, communitycentered nonprofit cinema once this turbulent period is behind us. This is one of the san francisco film festivals that offers the chance for independent filmmakers, youth, and artists in under served communities to showcase their creations. San francisco international film festival wikipedia. Sf film society cinema in san francisco, ca 94115 get movie showtimes and tickets online, movie information and more from moviefone. Sf weekly is a free alternative weekly newspaper in san francisco, california.
Sf station is the san francisco bay areas definitive online city guide for arts and culture, festivals, comedy, live music, nightlife, food and drink and urban living. At the castro theatre, all of our regularly scheduled films, singalongs and special events will go on as planned. We believe in film s power to inspire, entertain, and change the world. Internationalthe film noir foundation is at it again. We all get dressed for bill, says anna wintour about bill cunningham, the 80yearold photographer and unlikely manabouttown. About us sffilm champions the worlds finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the san francisco bay area. Whether youre a local, new in town, or just passing through, youll be sure to find something on eventbrite that piques your interest. One of the more positive cultural shifts in recent years is the increased visibility and acceptance of transgender youth. Visit our faq for more information about membership. Southbound film san francisco san francisco news and. Ragnarok, radically adapted christine leunens novel into a sharp satire of nazi racism and groupthink that garnered the san francisco bay area film critics circle award for best screenplay. The sent down girl in september 1998 at the embarcadero theatre.
The san francisco film society is a nonprofit arts organization located in san francisco, california that presents yearround programs and events in film exhibition, media education, and filmmaker services. Pali road film san francisco san francisco news and. Turner up close, a fine arts museums and san francisco film society collaboration. Chronicling the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, american teacher reveals the frustrating realities for todays educators, the difficulty in attracting talented new teachers and why so many of our best teachers leave the profession altogether. The blackout haunted house is an extreme immersive horror experience in which all manner of degradation and torture is consensually committed upon the patron, who.
San francisco ballet chris hellman center for dance 455 franklin street san francisco, ca 94102. To describe a film as resembling a lifetime movie is generally considered an insult, as are comparisons to any femalecentric genre soap operas. All films play at the roxie theater in the heart of sfs mission district. Produced by roxanne benjamin, it has eight credited writers and four directors one. Bay area events calendar in the find events box on the right, enter your preferred date range and the type of music you like e. Since the number of qualified entries drives their calendar, many do not post their exact festival dates or schedule until a few months before the event. In her more than sixtyyear career, she effortlessly traversed between featurelength fiction, documentary, and short films. The most ambitious and audacious film of the year was made by a maori jew from new zealand. Graham leggat, executive director of the san francisco film society and the san francisco international film festival, died at home thursday after an. The california film institute cfi is an independent 501c3 nonprofit arts and education organization. For 50 years, film at lincoln center has been dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema and enriching film culture. San francisco film society san francisco local science on screen sf docfest sf indie fest sf moma. Calendar san francisco international film festival.
All well say is this sf flick has a new mexico connection, and its kind of infamous. The san francisco events calendar is full of fun and unique activities every day of the year. An active member of the sf film society community, elena greenlee has been working to develop a screenplay for her film dark forest, which follows a hipster millennialequally versed in neuroscience and party drugswho steps out of her depth into the complex world of amazonian shamanism. You can also search for concerts that are free, familyfriendly, or just right for firsttimers by choosing one of these categories in the event type box. Sf docfest is an annual festival devoted to documentary cinema. Sffilm the bay areas home for the worlds finest films and. San francisco international film festival 2020 event details. The university of san francisco is the setting for the 17th annual human rights film festival. Sffilm the bay areas home for the worlds finest films. The newspaper, distributed throughout the san francisco bay area every thursday, is published by the san francisco newspaper company.1412 1440 473 1048 443 675 990 1469 349 1316 382 1277 727 730 479 1457 440 1467 1190 1414 974 810 97 230 1416 669 699 439 415 1363 324 907 1427 165 1118 588