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Thursday, April 3, 6:00-10:00 pm
SFIFF57 Opening Night: The Two Faces of January
Thursday, April 24
Screening at 7:00 pm
Party at 9:00 pm
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Tuesday, April 29, 8:00 pm
Film Society Awards Night
Thursday, May 1
An Evening with Richard Linklater
Friday, May 2, 7:00 pm
Stephin Merritt with The Unknown
Tuesday, May 6, 8:00 pm
SFIFF57 Closing Night: Alex of Venice
Thursday, May 8
Screening at 7:00 pm
Party at 9:00 pm

The San Francisco Film Society's Fall Season—comprised of a growing slate of short, focused festivals—brings the best films from around the world home to adventurous and inquisitive Bay Area audiences through in-depth explorations of exceptional regional cinemas. Our annual celebrations of local filmmaking and new work from France, Hong Kong, Italy, and Taiwan are joined this year by a brand new festival highlighting the sister city relationship between San Francisco and Zurich, Switzerland. Join us this fall and make exciting new discoveries as you immerse yourself in the culture of a number of the world's most important sources of great cinema.

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Box Office Information: 415-561-5006

The Fall Season Box Office opens one half hour before the first screening daily, and remains open until 15 minutes after the last screening begins.

The Box Office is located at the venue where the screening or festival takes place, which can be found by choosing a festival below.


Past Festivals

  Hong Kong Cinema
The third annual festival of recent works from one of the world’s most exciting filmmaking hubs offers a wild mix of genres, presents retrospective classics and features performances from the region’s biggest stars.
  October 4–6
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento Street
(Presidio / Lyon)

  Sister Cities Cinema:
Zurich / SF

This brand new series celebrates the tenth anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Zurich and San Francisco by highlighting some of the most exciting cinema depicting each city and exploring their shared sensibilities through film.
  October 18–20
New People Cinema
1746 Post Street
(Webster / Buchanan)

  Taiwan Film Days
From their melodramatic heights to their gritty crime-ridden depths, the films featured in this weekend celebration of new work from Taiwan provide a comprehensive picture of the diverse island state.
  November 1–3
Vogue Theatre
3290 Sacramento Street
(Presidio / Lyon)

  French Cinema Now
Now in its sixth year, French Cinema Now consists of four glorious days dedicated to significant new works of francophone cinema from France, Belgium, Quebec and anywhere else you hear the sweet sounds of the French language.
  November 7–10
Landmark’s Clay Theatre
2261 Fillmore Street
(Clay / Sacramento)

  New Italian Cinema
Exploring the rich cinematic tradition of Italy and discovering its newest generation of filmmakers, this 17th edition features a tribute to Neapolitan cinema and a seven-film competition for the prestigious City of Florence Award.
  November 13–17
Landmark’s Clay Theatre
2261 Fillmore Street
(Clay / Sacramento)

  Cinema by the Bay
The Film Society’s fifth annual celebration of new work by homegrown talent highlights the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking and inducts a new group to our expanding pantheon of local cinematic luminaries at Essential SF.
  November 22–24
Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street
(Valencia / Albion)

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