Essential SF Q&A: Jenni Olson

Essential SF Q&A: Jenni Olson

"My background, initially, is as a film festival programmer. It was how I came out, so I’ve always had this sense of how essential it is, how life-changing, how lifesaving it can be to see images of ourselves on screen, for all identity-based groups where you’re not represented in mainstream film."

Meet the remarkable Jenni Olson. Officially Essential SF.
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Essential SF Q&A: Michael Fox

Essential SF Q&A: Michael Fox

Michael Fox began writing about movies in 1987, a year and a half after he moved to San Francisco for a job in a completely unrelated field. He has contributed to dozens of regional and national publications, with extended runs at Release Print, Film/Tape World, SF360, the East Bay Monthly, j. and KQED Arts.

Meet journalist Michael Fox, one of our 2015 Essential SF inductees.
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A Band Apart: Essential SF

A Band Apart: Essential SF

by Sean Uyehara
Photos by Michael Rauner

This past weekend, we presented the third annual Essential SF, the Film Society’s newest edition in our growing compendium of people, organizations and films that we consider “essential” to Bay Area film culture.

There’s a necessary arbitrariness to the selection each year, as there is no way that we can include every person, film, thing and idea that comprises the Bay Area film community (of course), and that’s not really the goal anyhow.  So, the Essential SF list isn’t exhaustive.

What it’s really aiming towards is the celebration of the social context we luckily have here for making, presenting and attending movies.

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