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San Francisco Film Society
North American Premiere
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The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival opens with a significant cinematic event, special guests and a festive celebration with live entertainment, dancing, food and drinks. Join the convivial throng at the Castro Theatre for a screening of The Two Faces of January then head to a lavish party to enjoy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, sophisticated cocktails and, of course, dancing.

Celebrated screenwriter Hossein Amini (The Wings of the Dove, Drive) delivers a stylish directorial debut, with this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith suspense thriller gorgeously filmed on location in Greece and Turkey. In 1962, a well-heeled couple (Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst) come to know an American expatriate acting as an Athens tour guide (Oscar Isaac). But an incident at the couple’s hotel puts all three in danger and creates a precarious interdependence between them.

Following the screening, the Opening Night celebration continues at the ground-breaking new event space Public Works, situated in San Francisco’s famed Mission district. This will be a night to remember as we kick off the 57th Annual International Film Festival. Join us and some of San Francisco's finest restaurants and beverage companies to eat, drink and dance the night away. Special entertainment by DJ LadyRyan and The Seshen. You must be 21+ to attend the party.



FILM ONLY $35 members, $40 general
Limited quantity available.
PARTY ONLY $40 members, $50 general
Limited quantity available.
FILM & PARTY $65 members, $80 general
Includes film and party, sponsored drinks, entertainment and light hors d’oeuvres.
VIP FILM & PARTY $125 members, $125 general
Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP Lounge and sponsored drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Thursday, April 24
Screening at 7:00 pm
Party at 9:00 pm

Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street
Public Works 161 Erie Street (at Mission)
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