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    San Francisco International Film Fest Opens with Mike Mills' Beginners, with McGregor & Plummer

    The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival will open April 21 at the Castro Theatre with Beginners, from writer-director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker). The movie, which stars sexy couple Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) and Christopher Plummer in rare form as a gay man fig...

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    SFIFF53 Day Eight: Walter Salles Redux, Linha de Passe, Chez Panisse

    Meredith Brody's Bay Area blitz continues with a problematically packed film schedule and a master class with Walter Salles. Awards, food, and Borges quotations follow:

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    SFIFF Awards, Filmmaking Grants Announced

    The 53rd SFIFF winners have been announced, along with the San Francisco Film Society's Filmmaker Grants.

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    SFIFF 53 Day Seven: Walter Salles, Father of My Children, Cairo Time, Domain, Soul Kitchen

    On her seventh day at SFIFF53, Meredith Brody practices premature cinematic ejaculation and admires Founders Directing Award-winner Walter Salles, who talks to Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and shares research from his upcoming On the Road.

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    Ebert Named Webby Person of the Year

    The Webby Awards have named Roger Ebert their Person of the Year. The Webbys credit the Chicago Sun-Times film critic with raising the bar for the “level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the web” and having an “unparalleled level of engagement with followers and fans.”

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    SFIFF 53 Day Five: The Way of Nature, Between Two Worlds, Morning, Wholphin Waters

    San Francisco's Meredith Brody reviews The Way of Nature, meets Leland Orser and goes Wholphin.

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    SFIFF53 Day Four, Part Two: Cold Weather, Utopia in Four Movements

    Meredith Brody is covering the San Francisco Film Fest:

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    SFIFF53 Day Four, Part One: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, Murch's Three Fathers

    Meredith Brody continues her reports from the San Francisco Film Festival:

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    SFIFF: Walter Murch Keynote Speech

    Editor Walter Murch lays out the “Three Fathers of Cinema: Beethoven, Flaubert, Edison” in his keynote speech at the SFIFF:

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    SFIFF 53 Day Three: T-Bone Burnett, A Brand New Life, Nymph, Cracks

    TOH correspondent Meredith Brody continues her coverage of the 53rd SFIFF:

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