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Jeremy Irons to Receive San Francisco Film Fest's 2014 Excellence in Acting Award

Jeremy Irons will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, kicking off this week and running April 24 through May 8.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 22, 2014 2:58 PM
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Seven Films To See at the San Francisco International Film Fest; Noah Cowan Hosts First SFIFF Press Conference

At the San Francisco International Film Festival press conference, we gleaned intel on upcoming awardees Richard Linklater and Steve Gaghan, new Fest Executive Director Noah Cowan and a program of 168 films plus panels galore.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • April 1, 2014 9:25 PM
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WATCH: Dreamy New Trailer for Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto,' Starring James Franco and Emma Roberts

A new trailer has landed for first-time filmmaker Gia Coppola's darkly wistful new teen drama "Palo Alto," based on James Franco's book of short stories.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 1, 2014 4:13 PM
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Here's the Lineup for the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival

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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 1, 2014 1:58 PM
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San Francisco International Film Fest Selects Opening and Closing Night Films

Now in its 57th year, the storied San Francisco International Film Festival has selected its opening and closing night films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 26, 2014 8:36 PM
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Magnetic Fields Frontman Stephin Merritt Will Return to SF International Film Fest

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  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 10:30 AM
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Richard Linklater to Be Feted at San Francisco International Film Festival

Richard Linklater is on a roll. Oscar-nominated earlier this year for the "Before Midnight" screenplay and currently traveling the festival circuit with his revered new film "Boyhood," the prolific writer/director will receive the prestigious Founder's Directing Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival, now in its 57th year.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 12, 2014 4:00 PM
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San Francisco International Film Festival Reveals Feature Film Competition Slates

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival, running April 24–May 8, has revealed the films in competition for the New Directors Prize, as well as the Golden Gate Award contenders in the documentary feature category.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 2:02 PM
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Noah Cowan Talks Leaving Toronto to Join San Francisco Film Society as Executive Director (EXCLUSIVE)

The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) confirms what we reported earlier--Noah Cowan will start as Executive Director of the organization, effective March 3.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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San Francisco Film Society Reveals 11 Documentary Film Fund Finalists

The San Francisco Film Society revealed today their 11 finalists for the 2014 Documentary Film Fund awards totaling over $75,000. The fund supports feature-length documentaries currently in post-production, and finalists were culled from over 200 applications. Previous Film Fund winners include Oscar-nominee Zachary Heinzerling ("Cutie and the Boxer") and Shaul Schwarz ("Narco Cultura").
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 6, 2014 3:08 PM
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