The Comical Journey to SFIFF by Father Guido Sarducci

It's now only 67 days to SFIFF56!  As we are locking and stocking programs and staff, the pressure is amounting for the big drop...the trailer (for some).  Instead of panicking, we're going to laugh. Taking a cue from the 29th San Francisco International Film Festival Trailer in 1986, watch recurring Saturday Night Live character Father Guido Sarducci (Don Novello) spoofs Charlie Chaplin's The Immigrant as he endures a comical journey to the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Free to Stream: Dozens of Rare Agnès Varda Shorts

Doc Alliance Films launched a new project The Greats of World Documentary Film with a retrospective of 17 documentary films by Agnès Varda.  Varda is no stranger to SFFS, having five films in SFIFF throughout the years.  These shorts are FREE to stream until February 17!  We agree with our source tipper, Director of Finance Keith Cowling, this is "pretty cool."

Director Agnes Varda (Vagabond) at the 29th San Francisco International Film Festival, March 29, 1986. Photo by Pamela Gentile

Director Agnes Varda (Vagabond) at the 29th San Francisco International Film Festival, March 29, 1986. Photo by Pamela Gentile