Okay this is mostly for the under 7 set, but still, BrainPickings has a good list to consider. Let the parents take note.
SF Film Society Blog
Excited for another chance to see #TheWonders starting FRIDAY at the Smith Rafael Film Center! This gorgeous film, a favorite from #SFIFF 58 & winner of the Grand Prix at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, is a richly textured drama that centers on a family of beekeepers in the isolated Tuscan countryside whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of a troubled teenage boy and a gaudy reality-television show intent on showcasing their traditional lifestyle. Tickets & more at rafaelfilm.cafilm.org.
Seeking Sunday relaxation? Head over to the Vogue for the FINAL DAY of #FrenchCinemaNow! The last day of our last Fall Season program kicks off at 1:30 with the ever-gorgeous #IsabelleHuppert opposite Gérard Depardieu in #ValleyOfLove.
Saturday morning cartooning: A lovely sketch from director Loius Clichy, who is in town to share his charming animated film #Asterix at 1:00. This & much more #FrenchCinemaNow at the Vogue today! Details at sffs.org.
#FrenchCinemaNow continues TONIGHT! #MyFriendVictoria, an acute exploration of race, class & identity in contemporary Paris, and #Disorder (pictured), a character-study genre-thriller hybrid film featuring stunning performances from #DianeKruger & #MattiasSchoenaerts, play at 7:00 & 9:00 at the Vogue. Tickets & more at sffs.org.
#FrenchCinemaNow, a showcase of the very best new French-language work, kicks off TONIGHT at the Vogue. We're honored to present this program, which highlights the rich artistry and immense talent of one of the leading artistic cultures on this planet. Tickets and more at sffs.org.
Still: Opening Night film #MyGoldenDays, which rolls at 7:30 tonight.
We are thrilled to announce the stellar projects that have won the latest round of San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants! These seven filmmaking teams will receive a combined total of $270,000. Learn more about the winners at blog.sffs.org.
Also! We're currently taking applications for the spring iteration of this prize, which is awarded to socially-minded narrative features that elevate Bay Area film culture. Early deadline November 30; late deadline December 7. #SFFSsupports
#WorldOfTomorrow, a favorite from last year's animation program at the Festival, has been shortlisted by The Academy! Short-form filmmakers: Get your start with #SFIFF & submit to the 59th. Final deadline coming up on December 7.
Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Film Commission, #EssentialSF is our ongoing compendium of the Bay Area film community's most vital figures and institutions.
We are so excited to announce this year's inductees—filmmaker and curator Craig Baldwin (pictured), longtime film distributor California Newsreel, Mill Valley Film Festival Director of Programming Zoë Elton, journalist Michael Fox and filmmakers Jenni Olson and Jennifer Phang—who have made invaluable contributions to the local film landscape. Head over to sffs.org to learn more about these outstanding individuals and organizations.
"Zippy, technically accomplished entertainment." —Variety
#HongKongCinema closes with #MonsterHunt — the highest-grossing film in the history of Chinese cinema and a charming adventure story about a broken truce between the human and monster worlds that blends brilliant live action with expertly rendered CGI. Come watch this record-shattering movie from Raman Hui, a key player in the #Shrek franchise, 6:00 & 9:00 TONIGHT. Tickets at sffs.org.
Bay Area bike nerds: Dante Lam's epic cycling drama #ToTheFore screens in #HongKongCinema TONIGHT!
With twists and turns both literal and figurative, the film — Hong Kong's entry to the upcoming Academy Awards — spins an exciting story about the rivalries, friendships and moral hazards that accompany pedaling one’s way to the top. Ride over to the Vogue by 6:15 to snag a seat.