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    SFIFF Review: 'Tokyo Waka: A City Poem'

    Would someone please summon Alfred Hitchcock? "Tokyo Waka; A City Poem" is, among other things, an ode to the crows that seem everywhere in that Japanese city. They attack people, they eat anything available, and they raid the city’s zoo to steal baby prairie dogs and other small animals that they ...

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    'Beasts of Southern Wild' Director to Be Honored at San Francisco Film Festival

    The San Francisco Film Society announced that they will be honoring "Beasts of the Southern Wild' director Benh Zeitlin at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival with their inaugural Graham Leggat Award.

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    SFIFF '12 Preview: Poor Family Struggles While Country Hosts World Cup in Doc "Meanwhile in Mamelodi"

    The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival unveiled its lineup earlier today to reveal the following films profiled in S&A: 2011 SXSW Jury Award winner Gimme The Loot, the French comedy The Untouchables, The Double Steps (which I reviewed HERE), the Sheldon Candis drama LUV, the Fre...

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    The Complete Lineup for the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival

    The San Francisco International Film Festival, in its 55th year, announced the lineup for its April 19 - May 3 fest. SFIFF55 will feature 174 films, representing 45 countries and welcoming sine 225 filmmakers and industry guests. Among the films are 72 narrative features, 69 shorts, 33 documentaries...

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    San Francisco Fest Opener: Lush French Period Drama 'Farewell, My Queen,' Starring Kruger and Seydoux

    The San Francisco International Film Festival will open with "Farewell, My Queen" on April 19 at the Castro Theatre. The historical drama, from director Benoît Jacquot, stars Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds," "National Treasure") as Queen Marie Antoinette and Léa Seydoux...

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    San Francisco To Open With 'Farewell, My Queen'

    The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19 - May 3) will open with this year's Berlinale opener, "Farewell, My Queen," directed by Benoit Jacquot.

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    Kenneth Branagh to Receive San Francisco Fest's Founder's Directing Award

    Kenneth Branagh, who was recently nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Sir Laurence Olivier in "My Week with Marilyn" and directed Marvel's "Thor," will be honored with the San Francisco International Film Festival's Founder's Directing Award...

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    SFIFF 2012 Preview - "The Waiting Room" (Real Life Trials Of One Hospital Emergency Room)

    I say screw the abundance of fictional hospital-set medical dramas and see this documentary feature instead which has all the drama served up non-scripted style. 

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    Film Festival Update: Vail, San Francisco, Sundance London (Video)

    The 2012 Vail Film Festival's line-up of 58 films opens with the U.S. premiere of "The Eye of the Storm," which debuted in Toronto and opened in December in Australia (68% on RT). The family drama from Fred Schepisi ("Roxanne") stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling, and Judy Davis, who won Best Ac...

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    Author Jonathan Lethem Will Deliver the State of Cinema Address at the San Francisco Film Festival

    File this under unexpected but cool: the San Francisco Film Society has announced that author Jonathan Lethem will deliver the ninth annual State of Cinema address at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival.

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