San Francisco Film Society has selected Philip Kaufman as the recipient of its Founder's Directing Award. The kudo will be presented on May 7 as the awards ceremonies for the 56th San Francisco…
San Francisco International Film Festival
“What Maisie Knew” has been tapped as the opening night film of the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 25 at the Castro Theater. Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s drama…
"Short Term 12" is a film about scars, some physical, others emotional, but all examined with a sensitivity and understanding that cuts deep. Set in a group home for damaged adolescents where staff…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Graham Leggat, executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, died at his San Francisco home on Thursday after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 51.
An engrossing look at the benefits and perils of "medical tourism."
Some big guns are heading into town for the San Francisco International Film Festival's 52nd edition, though they won't have far to travel.
The San Francisco International Film Festival launched its 50th anniversary edition Thursday night in apt style. The oldest extant such event in the Western Hemisphere opened with a movie at the…
If ever a film event crystallized a particular moment in U.S. culture, it was the San Francisco Intl. Film Festival in 1968, where establishment squares and counterculture icons jockeyed for the…
Lured from his Film Society of Lincoln Center post in late 2005, current San Francisco Film Society executive director Graham Leggat brought disparate experience as a programmer, marketer, planner…
In the beginning, there was ... ILM? Well, that may not be literally true; the company founded by George Lucas -- being honored as a "cinematic pioneer" this year by the San Francisco Intl. Film Fest…
Before Toronto, Sundance and Telluride, the San Francisco International Film Festival established the fest template with its mixture of red carpet glamor and cinematic art.