SFIFF

SFIFF 57: Strange love, Varda, Swedish grrrls, and more!

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival runs through May 8; all the details are here. Guardian correspondent and confirmed film fest addict Jesse...

Projections

A long list of short takes on SFIFF 57, in chronological order

California, from scratch

A new band from Bay Area punk veterans — with members of Green Day and Jawbreaker — wants to earn your fandom on its own terms

Reel-ality

Around the world with SF International Film Festival documentaries

New direction

SF Film Society head Noah Cowan settles into the job — and eagerly awaits his first SFIFF

Film Listings: October 2 – 8, 2013

October 1, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: September 25 – October 2, 2013

September 24, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Let’s dance

Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha believes in modern love

SFIFF report: French glam … and grit

At the outset of Friday evening’s SFIFF screening of the ’50s-set French film Populaire, director Régis Roinsard offered two hints as to what lay...

Short takes: SFIFF week two

Prince Avalanche, Computer Chess, The Strange Little Cat, Waxworks, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and more picks from the huge fest

SFIFF + Hollywood = your weekend movie plans

The San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off its 56th year last night; it continues through May 9 at venues around San Francisco and...

San Francisco International Film Festival tickets on sale now!

April 25, 2013
Anything but expected.The San Francisco International Film Festival returns for two lively weeks. SFIFF showcases cinematic innovation and presents marquee premieres, international competitions, new...

Nordic track

SFIFF offers an all-too-rare opportunity to appreciate Finnish cinema

Screening is believing

Five must-see documentaries at the huge San Francisco International Film Festival. Plus: Rare Finnish movies and a ton of SFIFF previews.

Short takes: SFIFF week one

You're Next, Rosie, The Kill Team, The Patience Stone, and more reviews of film fest features

Are you experimental?

SF Cinematheque unleashes Crossroads 2013

Locally grown

Fresh picks from 'Cinema By the Bay'

SFIFF 2012: gone but not forgotten

It’s been a week since the San Francisco International Film Festival ended, but after 15 days largely spent sitting in the dark at the...

Bucky lives! More from SFIFF 2012

Read Sam Stander's earlier San Francisco International Film Festival report here.Sam Green’s The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, which he performed twice on...

Killers, brothers, and the just plain weird: SFIFF recap!

The 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped up last week, but we're still basking in the glow of cinema overload. Festival correspondent Jesse...

For your (even further) consideration: expanded short takes on SFIFF, week two

Ahoy! Yes, there's still time to gorge on the 55th annual SFIFF; even if you're just getting into movie-watching mode today, there's a full...

For your further consideration

Short takes on SFIFF 2012, week two

On the scene: SFIFF, week one!

April 23, 2012
Guardian film critic Sam Stander was among the crowds this past weekend as the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off its programming....

Even more from the tUnE-yArDs interview

April 20, 2012
Despite a relentless touring schedule, and an intense side-project, scoring the upcoming SFIFF-presented evening of Buster Keaton shorts at the Castro Theatre with Oakland-based...