Make Your Own Fest
We're are getting so antsy to see the premieres of these five films that the San Francisco Film Society has supported through Filmmaker360
grants and fiscal sponsorship at Sundance 2013's U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions! For those who will be making the snowy trek and for those of us who won't, watch interviews and previews below.
directed by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
2011 SFFS Documentary Film Fund grant winner: $25,000 for postproduction
This intimate documentary follows the 12-year journey of two African-American families pursuing the promise of opportunity through the education of their sons.
CUTIE AND THE BOXER
directed by Zachary Heinzerling
2011 SFFS Documentary Film Fund grant winner: $50,000 for postproduction
candid New York love story explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of
famed boxing painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife, Noriko. Anxious to
shed her role as her overbearing husband's assistant, Noriko finds an
identity of her own.
is the true story of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who
crosses paths with friends, enemies, family and strangers on the last
day of 2008.
INEQUALITY FOR ALL
directed by Jacob Kornbluth
Currently enrolled in SFFS Project Development program
In this timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic-policy expert Robert Reich distills the topic of widening income inequality, and addresses the question of what effects this increasing gap has on our economy and our democracy.
directed by Shaul Schwarz
2012 SFFS Documentary Film Fund grant winner: $20,000 for postproduction
An examination of Mexican drug cartels’ influence in pop culture on both sides of the border as experienced by an LA narcocorrido singer dreaming of stardom and a Juarez crime scene investigator on the front line of Mexico’s Drug War.
In the latest installment of the Cathers show (does it ever end?), SFFS's Director of Operations Sarah Cathers discusses making your workspace a place you like to be. (Using her own office as an example, of course.) Roll over for her commentary!
Before Louis C.K. became a household name, he wrote and directed what is arguably one of the most underrated films of all time. We are excited to announce that we'll be co-presenting this rarely exhibited, highly divisive comedy spectacular at the glorious Castro Theater in conjunction with SF Sketchfest this February 8th at 10pm.
We hope that you'll join us and our friends at Sketchfest and enjoy An Evening with Pootie, featuring a special appearance by Pootie Tang himself. See the video below for our reaction when the co-presentation was solidified. Sa da tay!
Ray Liotta wants to know what the f#@! you're looking at in this photo from a 1988 SFFS members screening of Dominic & Eugene.
What else do you need to know? Turn up the volume and enjoy!
- Tommy (SFIFF55)
- Buster Keaton Shorts w/ TuneYards (SFIFF55)
- Lola Versus (SFIFF55)
- Sound of Noise (Film Society Cinema)
- The Intouchables (SFIFF55)
- Roadie (Film Society Cinema)
- House of Pleasures (Film Society Cinema)
- Catechism Cataclysm (Film Society Cinema)
by Sean Uyehara
1. Most confusing thing you can say to other human beings: 2012 was awesome!
2. The craziest news story this year: Giant meningitis-causing snail invasion in Florida.
3. Two fantastic TV shows that premiered in 2012: I’ll break my own rule right away by mentioning two things by name. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Key and Peele. Bell, with “Laughter Against the Machine” allied with the Occupy movement in 2011, which one would think leads to mainstream career suicide. Instead, it (and many other activities) helped to propel Bell to a TV deal backed by Chris Rock. Plus, the show is smart and insightful. Something good happened in the world! I don’t know much about the origins of Key and Peele (Mad TV?), but that show is often terrifically funny.Read More
by Rachel Rosen
5/3: Hometown Heroes, Part II
Journey’s Arnel Pineda gave us a little a cappella treat to ring out the festival.
Rachel Rosen is Director of Programming at the Film Society.