Two Faces of January

The 57th annual San Francisco International Film Festival has chosen its opening and closing night films.

The fest will open with a presentation of Hossein Amini’s Patricia Highsmith adaptation “The Two Faces of January,” which stars Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. The two-week festival will close with Chris Messina’s “Alex of Venice.” The drama features Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson and Messina.

“We are delighted to offer these exceptional films by first-time directors who are best known for their work in other areas of the film world,” said San Francisco Film Society executive director Noah Cowan. “Championing talented artists who aren’t afraid of taking risks is at the heart of the Film Society’s mission and our ongoing support of filmmakers around the world. I can’t think of a better pair of films to kick off and wrap up what is going to be an amazing festival.”

Special guests will be on-hand to participate in post-screening Q&As.

The San Francisco International Film Festival takes place April 24-May 8.

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