Sorry to disappoint you, but I don't have the answer as to what the future of film is.
A lot of people though do have some good ideas as what the future may hold and what it is needed, from the small step to the big picture. I got to sit down with a nice group of very smart people while I was at SXSW and talk a bit about what I might be. Scott Kirsner who organized the breakfast has put the whole conversation up on his blog. The other participants are:
"Revisiting the Nightmare films is what turned me around on 80s studio horror. One felt there was actually something at stake in these killings (and in the mean-spirited jokes around them)... They are still so disturbing in unobvious ways."
—SFFS Executive Director Noah Cowan on the films of #WesCraven
#TBT via #TIFF: Remembering the works of a true horror genius. Read the full conversation between Noah & TIFF Bell Lightbox Programming Director Jesse Wente at tiff.net/wescraven.
"Few festivals are more suited to their city than SFIFF. It's clearly programmed by those who love film for people who love film." —Variety
We are thrilled to open the Call for Entries to the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival. Early deadline October 5, regular deadline November 9 & late deadline December 7. Works in all genres, forms and lengths are considered. Zip over to sffs.org for full info. Pictured: Arturo González Villaseñor at #SFIFF 58. Photo by Pat Mazzera.
Thrilled to announce our 2015 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant finalists. Eight amazing projects in contention for a $15,000 prize. Pictured: Maris Curran, a former SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant winner (#FiveNightsInMaine) and a current Hearst finalist. Head over to blog.sffs.org for full details. #SFFSsupports #WomenInFilm
Stoked to see the Academy Do The Right Thing: #SpikeLee — along with actress Gena Rowlands — will receive an honorary Oscar this year. Lee is pictured here at #SFIFF 50, where we presented him with the Festival's Directing Award. Photo by #TommyLauPhotography.
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me."
Not saying that IBM hasn't done wonderful things, too. But Apple's Steve Jobs was irrefutably one of the most innovative minds in tech in the history of the industry. See Alex Gibney's doc on Jobs & other #SFIFF alumni on the big screen this September. Full list at blog.sffs.org. #SeeMoreSFIFF
No need to leave the weekend's adventures behind: Lots of amazing films currently rolling in Bay Area theaters. Trying to get transported? Catch #SFIFF alum #Meru at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas or at Landmark Shattuck Cinemas over in the East Bay. #SeeMoreSFIFF ⛺️
Ready to get wild this weekend, but not before marking our calendars; #ToddHaynes is coming to town! The filmmaker — known for provocative stories that subvert narrative structure and resound with eroticism (Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, more) — will chat with SFFS Executive Director Noah Cowan September 24 at JCCSF. Hopefully both wearing boas. Tickets at jccsf.org.
Haynes pictured here with #ChristianBale in a shoot for #VelvetGoldmine.
“It’s hard to pinpoint a specific moment from my evening at Pixar because there were just so many things that left me awestruck. Being in the very building where many of my dearest friends were brought to life was such a moving experience... I got my first real taste of my dream job and it was incredible.”
—High School Essay Contest Winner
Summer school is sadly out of session. We had a *such* a great time hanging with (read: learning from) Bay Area youth and students from far & wide over these past few months. Head to blog.sffs.org to see what we all got up to. #SFFSeducates
#WCW: Crystal Moselle, a smart & sensitive observer. See her #SundanceFilmFestival Grand Jury Prize-winning doc #TheWolfpack at the Castro Theatre TONIGHT! It double-features with fellow Fest alum #LoveAndMercy. Photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF #SeeMoreSFIFF
Just ONE MORE DAY to apply for Film Society internships! We are gearing up for an exciting Fall Season and currently crewing up in our Communications, Development, Operations, Programming, Filmmaker360 and Youth Education departments. Hang with this crew and gain nonprofit arts management skills, event production experience, behind-the-scenes exposure to the world of film exhibition and more. Details at sffs.org, apps close TOMORROW at midnight. Photo by #PamelaGentile, throwback to #SFIFF 52.