×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

San Francisco film org fetes Coppola

Honored to be presented at film festival

The San Francisco Film Society will present Francis Ford Coppola the founder’s directing award at the 52nd San Francisco Film Festival on April 30 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

The award was first bestowed in 1986 upon Akira Kurosawa. Other recipients include Mike Leigh, Spike Lee, Werner Herzog, Taylor Hackford, Milos Forman, Robert Altman, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Arthur Penn, Stanley Donen, Satyajit Ray, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Robert Bresson and Michael Powell.

The festival also has scheduled “An Evening With Francis Ford Coppola and Friends” on May 1 at the Castro Theater, with film clips, including the trailer from Coppola’s latest film “Tetro,” and an extended audience Q&A. “Tetro” opens in limited release June 11 and is distributed by American Zoetrope Releasing.

“Genius, visionary, iconoclast, Francis Ford Coppola is one of the towering figures in American and world cinema,” said Graham Leggat, the film society’s exec director.

More Scene

  • Kiernan Shipka and Ross LynchMTV Movie

    MTV Movie & TV Awards: What You Didn't See on TV

    Many of the biggest stars in movies and television — including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kiernan Shipka, Sandra Bullock, Tessa Thompson and Brie Larson — came together to present and receive honors at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi. And while non-attendees are able to enjoy [...]

  • Dan Stevens

    'Legion' Star Dan Stevens Says His Character Would Fight Thanos, 'Wreak Havoc' in MCU

    Dan Stevens said his powerful, telepathic mutant Legion would do some serious damage if he ever crossed over from the eponymous FX series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Legion would wreak havoc. He’d probably take on Thanos, let’s see that,” he told Variety on the red carpet at the premiere of the trippy, mind-bending superhero series [...]

  • Anthony Anderson LADF

    Why Anthony Anderson and Billie Jean King are Giving Back with the Dodgers Foundation

    Celebrities and athletes came together at the Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala to celebrate the team’s commitment to supporting youth and to catch a glimpse of the event’s headliner: Bruno Mars. Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss were honored at the fifth annual event, which raised over $3 million for programs benefiting Los Angeles youth. [...]

  • Shia LaBeouf poses at the premiere

    Shia LaBeouf to Host Birthday Fundraiser for Slauson Rec. Theater Company

    Shia LaBeouf is celebrating his 33rd birthday by giving back. The actor, who turned 33 on June 11, will host a fundraising concert later this month for the Slauson Rec Theater Company, a 10-month-old free performing arts program he co-founded in downtown Los Angeles. The night will also include a preview of the Slauson Rec [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content