See More SFIFF: Augustine, Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, and The Way, Way Back

Augustine 
Dir: Alice Winocour
Narrative Feature
France, 2013

SFIFF56 Members' Surprise Screening! 
Opens July 5 at select Landmark Theatres and Rafael Film Center.

Winocour’s take on this true story carries the superficial trappings of a period drama (the costumes, the dimly lit aristocratic mansions), but its perspective is entirely contemporary, offering a damning criticism of the abusive treatment that occurred in the hospital and, in the relationship between Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and his star patient, Augustine (Soko), a nuanced portrayal of power relations.
— Tomas Hachard, Slant Magazine

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay
Dir: Molly Bernstein and Alan Edelstein
Documentary Feature
USA, 2012

Opens July 5 at select Landmark Theatres

It’s also a personal tour through the history of magic and the early days of television. A student of history, Jay learned from the masters of the 19th and early 20th centuries through rare books and memorabilia; he studied with great magicians of the mid-20th century, such as Charlie Miller and Dai Vernon.
— G. Allen Johnson, SF Chronicle

The Way, Way Back
Dir: Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Opens July 5 at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas and AMC Metreon 16 and opens July 12 at select Landmark Theatres.

 

You don’t see too many movies about the importance of fathers, and they’re rarely done this well.
— Mick LaSalle, SF Chronicle