See More SFIFF: Big Sur, God Loves Uganda, and Let the Fire Burn

See More SFIFF: Big Sur, God Loves Uganda, and Let the Fire Burn

Now screening in Bay Area theaters: Michael Polish's film adaption of Jack Kerouac's Big Sur; investigative documentary on American Evangelism and homophobic practices God Loves Uganda; and penetrating archival documentary Let the Fire Burn .

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From the Archives: Opening Reception for Pamela Gentile's SFIFF Photo Exhibit

From the Archives: Opening Reception for Pamela Gentile's SFIFF Photo Exhibit

Come celebrate the amazing photographer behind documenting most of our festival history at the opening reception for Pamela Gentile's Photos from the Archives: San Francisco International Film Festival, Thursday October 17, 6:30–8:30 pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas!

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School Scene: Animator Jonathan Ng

School Scene: Animator Jonathan Ng

By Keith Zwolfer, SFFS Youth Education Manager

One of our many Youth Education programs brings visiting filmmakers into the classrooms - it is our crusade to inspire the next generation of mediamakers as well as cultivate lasting cinema appreciation. Last Thursday we had a classroom visit with Montreal animator Jonathan Ng and his short film Requiem for Romance.

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How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 2

How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 2

By Jacob Kornbluth

So there I was.  I had totally given up on my film career in LA, and gone to live in Berkeley, CA.  In trying to put together a fiction film, I had met Robert Reich and become friends with him.  Reich and I had started making short videos together, they were successful, and I had begun thinking about how to make a film about what had happened to the American economy and the Middle class.  But I had no idea where to start.

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Hong Kong Cinema: Kung-fu Gif-away

Hong Kong Cinema: Kung-fu Gif-away

With deep respect and in honor of Hong Kong Cinema's tribute to Lau Kar-leung (aka Liu Chia-liang), we're offering  two pairs of tickets (4 tickets total) to both The Eight Diagram Pole Fighter and The 36th Chamber of Shaolin for Best Original Kung-fu Gif and one ticket to each (2 tickets total) for Best Found Kung-fu Gif!

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How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 1

How I Gave Up on the Film Industry and Did What I Loved, Part 1

 By Jacob Kornbluth

My first documentary, Inequality For All, opens theatrically on September 27 in the top 25 markets.  This is an extraordinary release for a doc, and I couldn’t be any more proud of the film. 

As I go from film fest to film fest, people ask me all the time – when did you get the idea for the film?  The strange but true answer is this: I got the idea for the film when I gave up on the film industry. 

 

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