See More SFIFF: The East, Fill The Void, The Kings of Summer, and Much Ado About Nothing


The East 
Dir: Zal Batmanglij
Narrative Feature
USA, 2012

Opens today at select Landmark Theatres and Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.

[Director Zal Batmanglij] is still at the head of the class of up-and-coming directors. It’s great seeing him able to paint on a larger canvas here and provide [actor Brit Marling] an opportunity to turn in another beguiling performance. THE EAST is definitely a movie that’s going to divide people but it’ll be a conversation worth having.
— Corey Everett, The Playlist

Fill The Void 
Dir: Rama Burshtein
Narrative Feature
Israel, 2012

Opens today at select  Landmark Theatres and Rafael Film Center.

It’s a sympathetic portrait of a world that isn’t immune to problems but where tradition, family and faith are genuine sources of strength. Women face certain restrictions, to be sure, but play such a key role and exhibit so much vitality that it’s hard to see their lives as severely diminished.
— Walter Addiego, SF Chronicle

The Kings of Summer
Dir:   Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Narrative Feature
USA, 2013

Opens today at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas and June 14 at select Landmark Theatres

THE KINGS OF SUMMER hits a few familiar beats in the coming-of-age genre, but it excels precisely because of its unpredictable and winning execution. In a number of montages, all of which are hypnotic, swaying microcosms of juvenilia, the film calls to mind nothing short of the seminal comic strip Calvin and Hobbes.
— Josh Spiegel, Sight on Sound

Much Ado About Nothing 
Dir: Joss Whedon
Narrative Feature
USA, 2012

Opens today at Century San Francisco Centre 9 and June 14 at select Landmark Theatres

The result is an utter joy, Whedon’s most emotionally resonant and fully realized feature film to date. And I say that as one who is not a devoted member of the Whedon army.
— Christopher Schobert, The Playlist