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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival

If You're Going to San Francisco ... International Film Festival Four thousand film festivals populate the globe. But more than many, the San Francisco International Film Festival may satisfy a collective hunch of what such a gathering should be. Perhaps age has something to do with it; at 53 years old, SFIFF, held this year from April 22 to May 6, 2010, is the oldest film festival in the Americas. The festival logo, inside the historic Castro TheatreThen there's the topography of San Francisco,...

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival

An annual three-day festival of 35mm archival silent films accompanied by live piano, organ or ensemble music held at the Castro Theatre, a silent era movie palace in San Francisco.

3rd I’s San Francisco South Asian Festival to screen Elisabeth

South Asian filmmakers are making their presence felt worldwide with Rajnesh Domalapalli’s Vanaja and Bollywood alum Shekhar Kapur’s upcoming feature Elizabeth: The Golden Age opening in mainstream theatres. But there are still many gems that do not make it to American screens. 3rd I fills that gap to bring you some of the best recent works by South Asians with shorts by local filmmakers, including art house classics, hard hitting social documentaries, Bollywood blockbusters and lots more. I...

Widen your focus at San Francisco International Film Fest

48th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) Widen your focus. That’s the tagline of the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, whose curtains opened at the Castro Theatre on Thursday night, April 21. North America’s oldest film festival is “dedicated to forging a relationship between cultures and countries,” stated Roxanne Messina Captor, San Francisco Film Society Executive Director and recent recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des L...

International Buddhist Film Festival

First San Francisco Bay Area Festival: 28 January-13 February 2005Three Cities, Seventeen Days, Fifty Events.Rare Tornatore Work Starring Roman Polanski and Gerard Depardieu One of Fifteen Premieres; David O. Russell's Huckabees Infomercial Debuts; Films from Twelve Countries.After sold-out events in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., the International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF) will present its first San Francisco Bay Area festival January 28, 2005 through February 13, 2005. Over fi...

Frisco silent film fest opens this week

9TH ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL - Saturday July 10 & Sunday, July 11 Get ready for the 9th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival! A two day-event showcasing archival silent films with live musical accompaniment, the festival will take place on July 10 and 11 at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro Street) in San Francisco.Charlie Chaplin's son Sydney will appear in person with Jeffrey Vance, author of the beautiful new book Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema, for an onstage interview afte...

San Francisco Festival trailer

April 15th is tax day. But all the stress of income tax preparations and payments evaporated when the rousing theme song from San Francisco, the 1936 movie starring Jeannette MacDonald and Clark Gable, blasted from the pipes of the Castro Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Everyone in the 1400-seat movie palace clapped along. As Wu-Tang Clan producer and Kill Bill composer RZA proclaimed about the 1922 historic landmark: “This theatre here is crazy--off the hook.” ...

Ann Savage honored at Noir City Fest

SAN FRANCISCO FILM SOCIETY CO-PRESENTS DETOUR AT OPENING NIGHT OF SECOND ANNUAL NOIR CITY FILM FESTIVAL Reception with Honored Guest Ann Savage The San Francisco Film Society will co-present the screening of DETOUR and a reception honoring Ann Savage at Opening Night ofthe second annual Noir City Film Festival at the Castro Theatre on Friday,January 16.The most vicious femme fatale in the history of American movies, saysfilm noir author and Noir City programmer Eddie Muller of Ann Savage’schil...

Berlin and Beyond in San Francisco

Undeniably one of the most unique German language film festivals in the United States, BERLIN & BEYOND provides Bay Area moviegoers with a chance to enjoy highlights of recent European cinema. Almost all the films in the series will be making their Bay Area premieres and many filmmakers will appear in person to introduce their work to the public. The festival runs from January 8th –14th at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, and January 18th in Point Arena at the Mendocino Coast.The festival...