San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM)

SFFILM Review: 'When I'm a Moth'

Film Capsule Review: ‘When I’m a Moth’ at SFFILM

When I'm a Moth is an intriguing film, told in a dreamy visual style that fictionalizes a moment in Hillary Rodham’s life, just before she enters law school. Inspired by a brief reference in Hillary’s memoir, co-directors Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak speculate with sensitivity and poetic imagination on...
Q Ball documentary at SFFILM in San Francisco

Film Capsule Review: ‘Q Ball’ documentary at SFFILM Festival

Across the Bay from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors is another Warriors team, one that plays only home games. These San Quentin Prison athletes are profiled in Q Ball a fascinating documentary, made possible by Kevin Durant, who is executive producer. Directed by Mike Tolajian, this SFFILM Festival...
Join us for a very special onstage tribute and conversation with acclaimed actor Laura Linney, in which she will go in-depth on her career and process.

San Francisco Film Festival opens with Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ at Castro, runs through April 23

SFFilm Festival has opened its annual two-week run in the Bay area, showcasing films in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. As always, the Festival will be a dazzling experience.More than 160 films from 52 nations will be featured. The work of more than 70 women directors is included.Among expected...
The White Crow opens The Mostly British Film Festival

What’s Happening: Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco

From February 14 through 21, the Mostly British Film Festival returns to the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco. This year’s festival features both new and classic films from English-speaking countries outside the United States -- the UK, Ireland, Australia, India and South Africa.The Mostly British Film Festival opens with...
Night Comes On - Film Review - San Francisco Film Festival

‘Night Comes On’ a somber, tender debut for director Jordana Spiro

Attending the San Francisco Film Festival is always an enjoyable experience, but the opportunity to discover talented new directors and writers is a separate delight and education. How child survivors cope with the trauma of family violence is as relevant today as ever, and makes for a wrenching but...
City of the Sun / Mzis qalaqi

‘Tully’ Film Review: Charlize Theron delivers moving portrayal of overwhelmed mother

The San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFilm) continues to impress as it celebrates 56 years of presenting innovative documentaries and extraordinary films over a two-week period.As part of this annual celebration of film, Charlize Theron was honored at the Castro Theater before the showing of her new film, Tully....
Film Review: 'The Judge' documentary at San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival: Erika Cohn’s ‘The Judge’ impresses (Review)

Religious courts in Asia Minor historically banned women from adjudicating domestic and family matters – both the Shari’a courts of Islam and the Rabbinic courts of Judaism. Attorney Kholoud Al-Faqih challenges that history.The Judge is an absorbing documentary about an amazing attorney in Palestine, who became the first woman...
Night Comes On - San Francisco International Film Festival

Navigating the trauma of foster care in ‘Night Comes On’

Directed by Jordana Spiro, Night Comes On had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. And it was also an official selection of the San Francisco International Film Festival.How child survivors cope with family violence and navigate the additional trauma of foster care is the subject of this...
Scary Mother Film SFFILM Golden Gate Award

SFFILM Golden Gate Award Winners: ‘Scary Mother’, ‘City of the Sun’, ‘Distant Barking of Dogs’ and more

Organizers of the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival have announced this year's winners. At an event held at The Lab, Golden Gate Awards (GGA) and $40,000 in prize money were handed out to filmmakers.Ana Urushadze won new directors award in the fiction category for Scary Mother.A special jury...