Category: Festivals

10 Films From Week 2 Of SFIFF 59
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10 Films From Week 2 Of SFIFF 59

Missed such San Francisco International Film Festival 59 (herafter, SFIFF 59) films as Chevalier or Assassination Classroom? Fear not, SFIFF 59 continues for another week. Here are some worthwhile films from Week 2 of SFIFF 59, including a couple of notable Sundance films as well as new work from such filmmakers as Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Audrie […]

10 Events At The 2016 SF Green Film Festival
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10 Events At The 2016 SF Green Film Festival

The 2016 edition of the SF Green Film Festival is here. This means San Francisco will be treated to environmental-themed films this weekend on subjects ranging from fracking to climbing Denali to COP21. Given the many events on tap, even missing SF Green Film Festival opener Josh Fox’ How To Let Go Of The World […]

Cinequest 2016: Ten Suggestions
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Cinequest 2016: Ten Suggestions

Cinequest, San Jose’s annual film festival, may have already kicked off. But there’s time over the next ten days (including tonight) to catch these ten intriguing offerings among the many independent and foreign films coming in from around the world for the festival. The films listed below include everything from offbeat political documentaries to an […]

Film Festival Gala: Week Two
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Film Festival Gala: Week Two

This past couple of weeks has been a festival-palooza with cinephiles, featuring festivals covering everything from Native American film to Romanian film. This weekend, a trio of festivals are wrapping up, but two other festivals make their debut. What follows is a quick guide to what’s available. Wrapping Up The 40th American Indian Film Festival […]

San Francisco Film Society: Doc Stories
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San Francisco Film Society: Doc Stories

Doc Stories, the newest mini-film festival to hit the S.F. Bay Area, is also the most recent addition to the Fall Festival series put on by the San Francisco Film Society. Running from November 5 to 8 at San Francisco’s Vogue Theater (3290 Sacramento Street, SF), the documentary showcase offers films on subjects ranging from […]

Mill Valley Film Festival 38
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Mill Valley Film Festival 38

The 38th edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival started up October 8 this year and will run through October 18 at various venues in the Mill Valley area. Filmgoers willing to make the trek up north will be rewarded with such delights as a personal appearance by Sir Ian Mc Kellen; highly anticipated films […]

"The Iron Sheik" And Other IFF Offerings
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“The Iron Sheik” And Other IFF Offerings

A documentary about American wrestling legend The Iron Sheik is just one of the films screened as part of this weekend’s Iranian Film Festival San Francisco (hereafter IFF). This year’s IFF is the eighth edition of the first independent (as in not associated with any government or religious organization) film festival outside Iran dedicated specifically […]

S.F. Jewish Film Festival 35 Preview
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S.F. Jewish Film Festival 35 Preview

35th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Preview The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (hereafter SFJFF) has seen changes both cultural and technical in its 35 years of existence. It has gone from being in 1980 the only Jewish film festival of its kind to now being one of 150 similar festivals around the world. Celluloid […]

Joe Hill Biopic At LaborFest
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Joe Hill Biopic At LaborFest

A rarely screened biopic of legendary labor activist and singer Joe Hill highlights this year’s FilmWorks United program at the 22nd annual LaborFest. This annual celebration of worker culture is held in honor of the 1934 San Francisco General Strike and the West Coast Maritime Strike. The FilmWorks United section of LaborFest offers films and […]

Frameline 39 Suggestions Part 1
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Frameline 39 Suggestions Part 1

For the eleven days leading up to the annual Pride celebrations, San Francisco becomes host to the Frameline Film Festival. The 2015 edition, aka Frameline 39, runs from June 18 through 28 at the Castro, Roxie, and Victoria Theaters in San Francisco. Frameline 39’s East Bay venues will be Berkeley’s Rialto Cinemas Elmwood and Oakland’s […]