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    Watch: Full Video Recording of Steven Soderbergh's Impassioned 'State of Cinema' Address From the San Francisco Film Festival

    Steven Soderbergh's State of Cinema address at the San Francisco Film Festival has been making waves since audio from the event leaked onto the web yesterday. And today, due to unprecedented demand, the San Francisco Film Society has released the video recording of his speech -- video that was recor...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Begins with 'Twenty Feet from Stardom,' 'Populaire,' 'The Artist and the Model'

    The first screening of the first full day of the San Francisco International Film Festival begins, with Fernando Trueba's "The Artist and the Model," and "Twenty Feet from Stardom."

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    LISTEN: Steven Soderbergh on 'What's Killing Cinema,' A Fungible Algorithm (PODCAST)

    No State of Cinema address at the SFIFF has been as hotly anticipated as this year's by Steven Soderbergh. (Listen to our podcast recording below.) This is not only because he's a prolific and beloved auteur that has worked in every genre and budget, but because he recently announced his retirement ...

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    SFIFF: Steven Soderbergh Says Art Of Cinema Is Under Attack From The Studios, Decries Profit Driven Decision Making

    Saturday afternoon at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Steven Soderbergh presented an audience his take on the current state of cinema. The State of Cinema Address is an annual event held at the festival that allows a speaker (not always a filmmaker, last year the festival saw author J...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Opens with Ted Hope and 'What Maisie Knew'

    The Opening night film of the San Francisco International Film Festival, Scott McGehee and David Siegel's "What Maisie Knew," a contemporary version of the Henry James classic about a custody battle between Maisie's narcissistic and heedless parents (Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan) and Maisie's sub...

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    Exclusive: Vimeo Partners With San Francisco Film Society For Upcoming Digital Lab

    Following an announcement earlier this month about its upcoming digital distribution lab A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the San Francisco Film Society revealed exclusively to Indiewire that Vimeo would serve as the presenting partner of the event, which is scheduled to take place during the second wee...

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Unveils Line Up

    Last week, the 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival announced their line up. This will be the first festival with Ted Hope at the helm since he took over the Executive Director position of the San Francisco Film Society in the Fall.

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    Eric Roth to Receive Excellence in Screenwriting Award at 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival

    Eric Roth will be this year's recipient of the San Francisco International Film Festival's Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. The award will be presented to Roth on May 7.

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    San Francisco International Film Festival Complete Lineup Includes Julie Delpy with 'Before Midnight,' 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers,' A2E Lab

    The arrival of the annual San Francisco International Film Festival (April 25 -- May 9, 2013) is like finding water in the desert -- and this in a supposedly sophisticated film-going city. At this year's press conference, the usual phrase "we're showing over 200 films from xyz countries" lacked the...

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