Grab some popcorn and settle into your seat. No question about it, San Francisco is big on film festivals of all kinds. And for 60 years, the San Francisco Film Society has brought the best of world cinema and filmmakers together in the Bay Area.
Recognized as a national leader, the crown jewel of the film society's exhibition program is the longest-running film festival in The Americas, an essential stop on the international film festival circuit. According to SFIFF, “Last year's festival featured 252 screenings of 183 films from 47 countries, attended by over 315 filmmakers and industry guests from around the globe.”
Opening Night, April 5th, at the Castro Theatre features Gillian Robespierre's “Landline,” starring Edie Falco, John Turturro - this film captures a dysfunctional famiiy that actually grows togethers in a 90s New York setting.
An international outlook comes via African, African American, Arabic, Asian, Eastern European, Islamic, Jewish, Latin American, French language and Spanish language films.
Special interest film categories include animation, comedy, crime, dance, documentaries, economics, education, environment, family friendly, female perspective, food, filmmaking, health, horror, immigration, literature, law, LGBTQ, music, political, spirituality, science, seniors, sports, technology, war, women directors and youth perspective.
A full lineup of festival screenings and tickets is found online. Other venues in the city include historic Victoria and Vogue theaters, as well as San Francisco’s oldest, the Roxie, and newest, Alamo Drafthouse New Mission.