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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Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker: Tommy Oliver

Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker: Tommy Oliver

"We are so proud to support Tommy and his personal and very moving film, 1982.  I'm excited to follow his TIFF experience…His energy and enthusiasm is contagious and I know it will be a thrill seeing the premiere of his film unfold."  - Michele Turnure-Salleo, Director, Filmmaker360

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A Story from Behind the Scenes: Short Term 12

A Story from Behind the Scenes: Short Term 12

by Team Short Term 12

Making an independent film is no easy task. It is truly a never-ending process, one that takes you through the highest of highs and sometimes the lowest of lows. The only way to make it through, alive (and a little sane) is with the helping hand of friends, family, and sometimes the kindness of strangers. For us, our kind stranger was the San Francisco Film Society, who over the course of time has become a very close friend.

 

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Young Filmmakers Camp Featured in SF Chronicle

Liiy Cunningham, center, pictures a shot with Daryl Fallon, left, and Meave Cunningham, right, during a day of shooting their films for the San Francisco Film Society's Young Filmmakers Camp at the University High School in San Francisco, Calif. on July 17, 2013. Photo: Ian C. Bates, The Chronicle

Liiy Cunningham, center, pictures a shot with Daryl Fallon, left, and Meave Cunningham, right, during a day of shooting their films for the San Francisco Film Society's Young Filmmakers Camp at the University High School in San Francisco, Calif. on July 17, 2013. Photo: Ian C. Bates, The Chronicle

The main reason I went to camp was to learn about the other fields of filmmaking. The first week was fun and informative. The second week was super rushed, like I would imagine on future film sets. It literally took a whole day to shoot 45 minutes. And we used five minutes.
— Spencer Collantes, 13

On Bay Area Screens: SFFS-Supported Fruitvale Station

On Bay Area Screens: SFFS-Supported Fruitvale Station

Anticipation has risen to a fever pitch with Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station finally opening in Bay Area theaters this Friday! The Film Society has had the great honor of bearing witness to and supporting the development of this award-winning film from its earliest stages to its completion and we are all immensely proud of Ryan. 

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RIP (Rest in Professionalism): SFFS Boy Wonder, Jay Wertzler

Five years of sparkling youth, karoke raps, and remarkable flashpants wisdom - damn how we will miss our Jaybird (aka Jay Wertzler)!  Flying away from the SFFS nest, but first making a detour to pick up Pootie Tang at the airport for next week's SF Sketchfest.  We appreciate all of you and know that your mark on us is for life.   Big up and warm those vocals for the next SFIFF talent show - sa da tay!

George Gund III (1937–2013)