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San Francisco Film Society

Winter 2014 Artist in Residence: Sebastián Silva
February 14-28

The Film Society’s Artist in Residence program brings a filmmaker to San Francisco for a two-week residency, which features programming in each of the Film Society’s core areas—education, exhibition and filmmaker services—including a public screening, visits to Bay Area high school and college classrooms and opportunities to connect with local filmmakers. Visiting artists are selected based on their filmmaking experience, compelling body of work and desire to share their knowledge with emerging filmmakers and film students.

Filmmaker Sebastián Silva will present his film Magic Magic Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm at Clay Theatre (2261 Fillmore Street), network with local filmmakers and visit Bay Area high school and college classrooms.

Silva will also participate in an intimate artist talk Tuesday, February 25, 5:00 pm at FilmHouse (1426 Fillmore Street), in which he will discuss the evolution of his filmmaking style, his experiences working with actors and how being an actor has influenced his work as a director, among other subjects.  This event is free and open to the public. Reserve a seat here .
  Sebastián Silva was born in Santiago, Chile in 1979. He studied filmmaking at the Escuela de Cine de Chile in Santiago and English at McGill University in Montreal, while pursuing his career as an artist and musician. His first feature film, Life Kills Me (La Vida Me Mata), was released in 2008, followed by The Maid in 2009, which won the World Cinema Jury Prize (Dramatic) at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Golden Globes Awards. Silva returned to Sundance in 2013 to premiere two new films, Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy (SFIFF 2013), where he won the World Cinema Directing Award (Dramatic) for Crystal Fairy. He is currently in post-production on his latest feature, Nasty Baby, to be released in 2014.

Previous Artists in Residence
Mohamed Diab (Fall 2013)
Ashim Ahluwalia (Spring 2013)
Anna Boden (Fall 2012)
Federico Veiroj (Fall 2011)
Ido Haar (Winter 2011)
Oday Rasheed (Spring 2012)

The Artist-in-Residence program is made possible by a grant from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.

  The Artist-in-Residence program is presented in partnership with

Magic Magic
Sebastián Silva (Chile 2012)
Screening as part of the Film Society's Artist in Residence program, Sebastián Silva's gripping psychological thriller starring Juno Temple, Michael Cera and Emily Browning. Read more...
Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Clay Theatre
2261 Fillmore Street (Clay/Sacramento)
Artist Talk: Sebastian Silva
An intimate conversation with Chilean writer/director Sebastián Silva.
Tuesday, February 25, 5:00 pm
1426 Fillmore
Free with RSVP
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