59th San Francisco International Film Festival unites cinema across genres, nations

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The San Francisco International Film Festival, or SFIFF, now in its 59th year, remains one of the longest running, preeminent film festivals in the United States. While Sundance and Telluride may be very American-centric, SFIFF focuses on world, documentary and avant-garde cinema — finding new, burgeoning voices across the globe as
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AJ Kiyoizumi’s Picks of the Week

SFIFF Master Class: Making the Music Doc Rock with Lian Lunson Not many people can claim that their job is working with figures such as Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Willie Nelson. Australian actress-turned filmmaker Lian Lunson will speak about her unexpected and intriguing career in this master class for
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San Francisco International Film Festival Preview

On the caboose of the spring train of Bay Area film festivals rides the San Francisco International Film Festival, which is the biggest of them all. Curated by the San Francisco Film Society, the festival is hosted by your favorite local film venues, from the Sundance Kabuki in Japantown to
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SFIFF: Continued Coverage

Steve Coogan, The New York Times and a 17th-century French novel are just some of the latest from the San Francisco International Film Festival

The Children of the Princess of Cleves “The Children of the Princess of Cleves” beautifully focuses on a high school class in Marseille, France studying a classical French novel. Using the novel’s themes of social politics, Regis Sauder’s documentary provides touching insight into each student’s struggle and search for identity.While
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