Benoit Jacquot's French "Farewell, My Queen" will open the festival, while Lynn Shelton's "Your Sister's Sister" will be featured in the fest's Centerpiece screening with the director in attendance, and Ramona Diaz's documentary "Don't' Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey," which looks at the band Journey and its lead singer, Arnel Pineda, will be the closing night film. SFIFF's Kandar Award for excellence in screenwriting will go to David Webb Peoples, who penned classics such as "Blade Runner," "Unforgiven" and "Twelve Monkeys."
Tribute screenings include Carol Reed's "The Third Man," Clint Eastwood's "Unforgiven," Barbara Kopple's "Harlan County, USA" and Fritz Lang's "House by the River."
Among the Live & Onstage events are "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller," the world premiere of documentarian Sam Green's work on the utopian visionary, which will include a live narration by Green and a score performance by Yo La Tengo, as well as "David OReilly Says Something," "Merrill Garbus with Buster Keaton Shorts," "Porchlight: True Stories from the Frontiers of International Filmmaking" and "State of Cinema Address" bu Jonathan Lethem. Here's details.