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Here's the Lineup for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 1, 2014 at 1:58PM

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 fest, set to kick off April 24 and run through May 8.
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Emma Roberts in "Palo Alto."
Emma Roberts in "Palo Alto."

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival has revealed its lineup for the 2014 fest, set to kick off April 24 and run through May 8.

Along with unveiling its various premieres, the festival will be handing out a few key awards. The 2014 George Gund Craft of Cinema Award will go to Pixar chief John Lasseter on May 1; the Mel Novikoff Award will go to film historian David Thomson on May 4; and the Founders Directing Award will go to Richard Linklater ("Boyhood").

Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto," which arrives in theaters May 9, is the fest's centerpiece gala.

At a glance, this year's edition of the fest will host 168 films (74 of which are narrative features, 29 documentaries and 65 shorts), with 56 countries represented and 40 different languages; 3 World Premieres, 5 North American Premieres and 5 U.S. Premieres; with 200 filmmakers and industry guests expected to attend.

The full schedule is available on SFIFF's website.

List of premieres after the jump, plus the lineup for the World Cinema Spotlight program on Latin American filmmakers.

This article is related to: Festivals, San Francisco, San Francisco International Film Festival, Palo Alto, John Lasseter, David Thomson, Richard Linklater, Richard Linklater


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.