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SF Film Society Blog
"When people ask me if I am a feminist filmmaker, I reply I am a woman and I also make films." —#ChantalAkerman
Very saddened to learn of the death of this hugely talented storyteller. Honored to have hosted her at the 40th San Francisco International Film Festival. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
#FBF: Naum Kleiman at the 37th #SFIFF, where we honored him with the Festival's Mel Novikoff Award. Under Kleiman's legendary leadership, the Moscow Cinema Museum was a vital, longtime center of cultural and intellectual life. But his internationalist vision had been adrift in Putin's Russia. Last year, the country's Ministry of Culture removed him as the founding director of the institution.
We are excited to copresent #CinemaAPublicAffair, a doc about Kleiman, at the 38th Mill Valley Film Festival. Very much worth learning more about this key figure in Russian film. Tickets at mvff.com. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #MVFF38
#TBT: Founding members of #Pixar John Lasseter, Ed Catmull, Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton story-boarding the studio's very first feature film. We are thrilled to welcome these animation legends to the #CastroTheatre October 26 for an unprecedented look back at the earliest days of the studio and a 20th anniversary screening of #ToyStory. Tickets on sale to our members at sffs.org; public onsale begins noon tomorrow, October 2.
#WCW every W: Witness the true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree at San Francisco's historic #CastroTheatre in just one week — and in the fabulous company of director Peter Sollett and costars #JulianneMoore & #EllenPage no less. Can't wait to screen #Freeheld with the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Tickets at sffs.org. #LoveIsLove
This October, three of our favorite films from the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival will screen locally: Stanley Nelson's stirring #BlackPanthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution; Douglas Tirola's hilarious account of the early days of the National Lampoon, #DrunkStonedBrilliantDead (pictured); and Michael Almereyda's creative and visually stunning portrait of Stanley Milgram, #Experimenter. Head over to blog.sffs.org to for full details, and to see (bonus!) which SEVEN films that #SFFSsupports will screen at this year's Mill Valley Film Festival (October 8-18). #SFIFF #SeeMoreSFIFF #MVFF38
Attention filmmakers far & wide: The early deadline to submit to the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival hits in just ONE WEEK. Send your film before Monday, October 5 for a chance to exhibit at the longest-running film festival in the Americas and to avoid higher entry fees. Pictured: Laura Bispuri and Flonja Kodheli, director and costar of #SFIFF 58's New Directors Prize-winning film #SwornVirgin. Photo by Tommy Lau.
Can't wait for Stanley Nelson's #BlackPanthers: Vanguard of the Revolution to open at Opera Plaza Cinema on October 2! Also stoked that the filmmaker will be at Oakland's Lakeside Theater the day prior for a special onstage interview with the International Documentary Association. Tickets at documentary.org. Photo by Pat Mazzera at #SFIFF 58.
"The moody, measured intelligence and exceptional skill with actors long evinced by filmmakers Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden once again serves them well in #MississippiGrind, a bittersweet, beautifully textured road movie that plays like a conscious throwback to the lost souls and open highways of 1970s American cinema." —Variety
#SFFSmembers: Don't miss our free screening of this stellar new film 7:00 TOMORROW at AMC Metreon 16. RSVP at sffs.org.
The brilliant #JillSoloway at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, which she attended with her film #AfternoonDelight. Congrats to her & to #TransparentTV on 5 fantastic Emmy wins. Can't wait for season two. Photo by #PamelaGentile. #Emmys #SFIFF
Coffee, bagels & conversation with some awesome Bay Area arts groups and businesses at #FilmHouse this AM. Come scope out the space, which has a stellar view of the Bay Bridge and Chinatown, and talk film and collaborations with us the morning of October 7. Stoked to participate in San Francisco's NewCo Festival. Register to attend at sffs.org. #NewCoSF