San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)

When
Thu Apr 21 - Thu May 5
Where
Multiple locations
Tags
City, Festival, Film Festival, Movies

Description

19+ Films to see at the SFIFF:

http://www.sfstation.com/2016/03/29/lineup-announcement-the-59th-san-francisco-international-film-festival/

Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence. The Festival attracts an annual audience of more than 80,000.

https://www.facebook.com/sanfranciscofilmsociety
https://twitter.com/SFIFF

Special Programs
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OPENING NIGHT: LOVE & FRIENDSHIP
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/opening-night-love-and-friendship

April 21, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre

OPENING NIGHT: PARTY
April 21, 2016
9:00 pm
Public Works
161 Erie Street (at Mission)


MISS SHARON JONES!
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/miss-sharon-jones

April 22, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre


AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/author-the-jt-leroy-story

April 22, 2016
9:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre


LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/lo-and-behold-reveries-of-the-connected-world

April 23, 2016
8:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre


IRVING M. LEVIN DIRECTING AWARD: AN AFTERNOON WITH MIRA NAIR: MONSOON WEDDING
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/irving-m-levin-directing-award-an-afternoon-with-mira-nair-monsoon-wedding

April 24, 2016
4:30 p.m.
Castro Theatre


THE FIXER
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/the-fixer

April 24, 2016
8:30 p.m.
Castro Theatre


THE JOURNEY OF TONKO HOUSE, FROM THE DAM KEEPER TO MOOM
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/the-journey-of-tonko-house-from-the-dam-keeper-to-moom

April 24, 2016
1:15 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse


SOUNDBREAKING: STORIES FROM THE CUTTING EDGE OF RECORDED MUSIC
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/soundbreaking-stories-from-the-cutting-edge-of-recorded-music

April 27, 2016
9:15 p.m.
Victoria Theatre

April 29, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Roxie Theater

April 30, 2016
9:30 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse


THINGS IN FILMS
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/things-in-films

April 28, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse


CONTEMPORARY COLOR
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/contemporary-color

April 29, 2016
8:00 p.m.
PROXY, 432 Octavia St


SHORTS 5: FAMILY FILMS
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/shorts-5-family-films

April 30, 2016
10:30 a.m.
Castro Theatre


INDIGNATION
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/centerpiece-indignation

April 30, 2016
8:00 p.m.
Victoria Theatre


STATE OF CINEMA: WESLEY MORRIS
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/state-of-cinema-wesley-morris

April 30, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Victoria Theatre


MEL NOVIKOFF AWARD: AN AFTERNOON WITH JANUS FILMS & THE CRITERION COLLECTION
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/mel-novikoff-award-an-afternoon-with-janus-films-and-the-criterion-collection

April 30, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre


LETTING YOUR IMAGINATION SOAR WITH MOONBOT STUDIOS: A WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/letting-your-imagination-soar-with-moonbot-studios-a-workshop-for-kids

May 1, 2016
12:30 p.m.
Roxie Theater


PERSISTENCE OF VISION AWARD: AN AFTERNOON WITH AARDMAN ANIMATIONS
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/persistence-of-vision-award-an-afternoon-with-aardman-animations

May 1, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre


VAMPYR WITH MERCURY REV & SIMON RAYMONDE (COCTEAU TWINS)
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/vampyr-with-mercury-rev-and-simon-raymonde-(cocteau-twins)

May 2, 2016
8:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre


VR DAY
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/vr-day


THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/the-music-of-strangers-yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble

May 3, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse


BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS: MASTER CLASS WITH DAVID THOMSON
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/beginnings-and-endings-master-class-with-david-thomson

May 3, 2016
6:15 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse


CHEF’S TABLE: DOMINIQUE CRENN
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/chef’s-table-dominique-crenn

May 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse


THE BANDIT
http://www.sffs.org/sfiff59/program/closing-night-the-bandit

May 5, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
May 5, 2016
9:00 p.m.
Mezanine

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A Note from San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Noah Cowan:

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival—and to our new Festival village. After many wonderful years in the Kabuki, the Festival will now be based in the Mission, one of San Francisco's most storied neighborhoods.

Four theaters join the world-renowned Castro to make up our new center. The Alamo Drafthouse will not only serve as our home base for the Festival but will be a regular location for our year-round activities. Gray Area, among the country's leading electronic arts facilities, will host alternative and new media programming. They join neighborhood gems the Roxie and Victoria to create a hub within the Mission's blend of cultures, shops and world-class restaurants. We would like to extend a huge thank you to the community leaders—in particular to Calle 24 Cultural Assets & Arts Committee—who have greeted us so warmly.

We also find ourselves in the beautiful new Berkeley Art Museum and its jewelbox Pacific Film Archive Theater, now located close enough to Downtown Berkeley BART to lure filmgoers from all parts of the Bay.

We are once again proud of the exceptional films in this Festival. Director of Programming Rachel Rosen and her team have balanced undiscovered international gems and high-profile American titles; we encourage our guests to sample a bit of everything and get a taste of the global moment in cinema.

But the Film Society's offerings do not end on May 5. Join us as a member and take advantage of free screenings, many with special guests, all year long. In particular, we urge you to look out for exciting collaborations with new partners the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SFMOMA and The New York Times.

At this year's Festival, we are pleased to feature 9 films produced by Film Society grantees and residents. In partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and the Jenerosity Foundation, we channel over $1 million annually to fund stories from around the world and support the film artists of tomorrow.

We are also excited to encore our Schools at the Festival program and to expand the in-depth screening opportunities we provide to local classes during SFIFF and throughout the year. This Festival would not be possible without the support of many incredible people: Our Board, and especially our President David Winton; our loyal members and donors; our staff and the volunteers and interns who champion great film each and every day.

Enjoy the program,

Noah Cowan
Executive Director
San Francisco Film Society

Media

Schedule

San Francisco Locations
Alamo Drafthouse
2550 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
Tue May 3 (12:30pm, 1pm, 3:15pm, 3:45pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm)
Wed May 4 (1:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm, 6pm, 7pm, 9pm, 9:30pm)
Thu May 5 (12:15pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, 6pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm)
Castro Theatre
429 Castro St
San Francisco, CA
Thu May 5 (7pm)
Roxie Theater
3117 16th St
San Francisco, CA
Tue May 3 (3:30pm, 6:15pm, 9pm)
Wed May 4 (3pm, 6:15pm, 8:45pm)
Thu May 5 (3pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm)
Victoria Theatre
2961 16th St
San Francisco, CA
Tue May 3 (6:30pm, 9pm)
Wed May 4 (6pm, 8:45pm)
Thu May 5 (8pm)
Public Works
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA
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Berkeley Locations
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA
Tue May 3 (4pm, 6:30pm, 8:40pm)
Wed May 4 (6:30pm, 8:45pm)
Thu May 5 (4pm, 6:30pm, 8:40pm)

Location

  1. Alamo Drafthouse
    2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
  2. Castro Theatre
    429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA
  3. Roxie Theater
    3117 16th St, San Francisco, CA
  4. Victoria Theatre
    2961 16th St, San Francisco, CA
  5. Public Works
    161 Erie Street , San Francisco, CA
  6. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
    2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA