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The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival Dedicated In Loving Memory to

GeorgeGund Chairman, Board of Directors May 7, 1937 – January 15, 2013

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contents Welcome Filmmaker360 Big nights Tributes & Awards

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Live & Onstage Awards & Prizes

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Education Programs

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Spotlight Film Sections

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Films Donors

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Sponsors About SFFS Membership

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attending the Festival Festival map & merchandise Title Index Country Index event schedule


Dear Friends of Cinema, In future years, I look forward to welcoming you to another outstanding San Francisco International Film Festival. This year it is more appropriate to thank you for welcoming me into your community and sharing your incredible legacy (56 years!)

ted Hope Executive Director San Francisco Film Society

The man behind much of that great history, George Gund III, will be sorely missed at this year’s Festival. George died in January at his home in Palm Springs with his family by his side. The sad news of his death brought fond memories from those he met all over the globe. As the longtime chairman of the SF Film Society board and a hugely recognizable member of the international film festival community, George was a Festival staple for 40 years. His generosity supported the growth of the Film Society into the yearround organization it is today. George was an expansive character whose impact extended beyond that of other men: 50% intimidating eyebrows, 50% inviting grin, 50% mumbles, 50% laughs, and always more than 100% inspiration and generosity. He never did anything halfway—his support of independent film and Eastern European cinema is legendary, perhaps never to be equaled. George was a whirlwind, touching down always to soon take off, yet always instilling more joy and enthusiasm wherever he landed. The Film Society, our culture, our community, and myself would not be what we are today without George’s incredible spirit to have carried us there.

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When my film producing career began, George and his wife Iara were the first people to invite me to share my methods and experiences with others. He provided me an incredible opportunity twenty years ago, and the lesson I learned then—that the more you give and share, the more impact and opportunities increase—still motivates me today. He was a man of few words but one who made a real difference, and we are all fortunate to have known George as a philanthropist, fellow film lover and especially as a friend. As I imagine George must have been, I am inspired by the Bay Area’s commitment to all that is authentic, diverse and innovative. When it comes to the San Francisco Film Society and this year’s Festival, this means a plethora of authentic, diverse and innovative cinema. As good films become more abundant and accessible, the Festival provides an invaluable service, curating films that provoke, inspire, intrigue and encourage action. Movies build bridges of empathy across vast divides of indifference. As one of the leading American festivals committed to international cinema, we provide our community with passports to an ever-changing world. In a time when we can “go to the movies” without leaving our homes, we are proud to present even more opportunities to interact with filmmakers to enhance the audience experience. We aim to embrace the broadest definition of cinema—agnostic to form, content, presentation or origin.

In order to develop new talents and diversify the films available to us all, the Film Society supports all aspects of the film ecosystem. The SFFS-supported film Beasts of the southern wild enjoyed several Oscar nominations. Keep an eye out for SFFS-supported narrative Fruitvale, Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize winner in 2013. This is the second year in a row where we’ve been an early supporter of this award’s eventual winner. There can be no question now how nonprofit support for cinema is crucial to our culture; our work here is having true national impact. Through our Youth Education program, we bring filmmakers into classrooms and classes into theaters. As funding for media programs continues to be cut across the Bay Area, the Film Society provides vital media education to the young people that consume more media now than their counterparts have at any point in history. We’re at a unique moment in film history, reimagining the cultural and technological possibilities of cinema. The only constant is change. In the destination city for innovation, I can’t wait to work with you improving the future of film culture—in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Ted Hope


Filmmaker 360 Filmmaker360 provides unparalleled assistance and opportunities for working filmmakers at all stages of their career. Since 2009 the program has granted more than $2 million to innovative and exceptional films including Beasts of the southern wild, Fruitvale, cutie and the Boxer and short term 12. Filmmaker360 also offers year long residencies in our collaborative work space FilmHouse. And this year we expand with A2E (Artist to Entrepreneur)—an innovative new strand of programming connecting storytelling, tech and business talent in the Bay Area and around the world. The inaugural A2E Direct Distribution Lab debuts at the 2013 SFIFF.

a2e direct distribution lab presenting sponsor Major support for Filmmaker360 is provided by the Kenneth Rainen Foundation with additional support provided by the San Francisco Film Commission

SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant funded films, Beasts of the southern wild, short term 12 and Fruitvale

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openinG niGHt thursday, april 25

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The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival opens with a world-class 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 what maisie knew then head to a lavish party to enjoy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, sophisticated cocktails and, of course, dancing.

At the center of the Festival is an extraordinary event featuring an impassioned new film by a celebrated director followed by a chic lounge party at one of San Francisco’s hottest nightspots. Be part of one of the Festival’s most anticipated events.

What Maisie KneW

inequality For all

Scott McGehee, David Siegel tHUrsdaY, april 25 7:00 pm Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street (near Market)

Jacob Kornbluth satUrdaY, maY 4 6:30 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street (at Fillmore)

In this loose adaptation of Henry James’s novel of the same name, Scott McGehee and David Siegel focus on the effects of a marriage unraveling as viewed through the eyes of a couple’s six-year-old daughter. Shuttling between narcissistic parents—her rock star mother (Julianne Moore) and distracted art dealer father (Steve Coogan)—or foisted off on parental standins, young Maisie comes face to face with the mercurial world of grown-ups who are anything but. (USA 2012, 93 min)

Winner of the Special Jury Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this incisive documentary explores the ever-widening gap between rich and poor through the insights of former Labor Secretary (and current UC Berkeley professor) Robert Reich. With precision and a great deal of charm, the ebullient economics guru demonstrates how income inequality not only destabilizes markets but also ultimately undermines democracy itself. (USA 2013, 85 min)

partY 9:00 pm–12:30 am Temple Nightclub 540 Howard Street (at 1st)

Sponsored by:

The San Francisco International Film Festival will celebrate Opening Night at the luxurious and contemporary Temple Nightclub, situated in the heart of San Francisco’s famed SOMA district. This will be a night to remember as we kick off the 56th 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. You must be 21+ to attend the party.

partY 8:30 pm–11:00 pm Roe 651 Howard Street (Between Hawthorne and 3rd)

Film onlY $35 members, $40 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 Includes reserved seating at the film, admission to the exclusive VIP Lounge and sponsored drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

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Party with a sophisticated crowd at Roe, San Francisco’s premier boutique nightclub and lounge destination. Indulge in cool cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and the latest beats. You must be 21+ to attend the party. Film onlY $20 members, $25 general Limited quantity available. Film & partY $35 members, $45 general Includes film and party, sponsored drinks, entertainment and appetizers.


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Film Society Awards Night is one of the city’s most highly anticipated events. Benefitting the San Francisco Film Society’s Exhibition, Education and Filmmaker360 programs, this lively and memorable evening honors the directing, acting and screenwriting award recipients with peer tributes and career highlights.

Attend a fabulous new film and enjoy a Closing Night party with special guests to celebrate the wrap of another great Festival.

2013 reCiPients philip kaufman Recipient of the 2013 Founder’s Directing Award. The Founder’s Directing Award is given in memory of Irving M. Levin, the visionary founder of the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1957. Made possible by Film Society board member Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston. peter J. owens award The Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in film acting is made possible by a grant from the Peter J. Owens Trust at the San Francisco Foundation. Gary Shapiro and Scott Owens, trustees. kanbar award The Kanbar Award, made possible through the generosity of Film Society board member Maurice Kanbar, acknowledges the crucial role that screenwriting plays in the creation of great films. ray dolby Recipient of the 2013 George Gund III Award. The George Gund III Award, given in tribute to the longstanding Film Society chairman of the board who passed away earlier this year, honors a worthy member of the filmmaking community for their outstanding and unique contributions to the art of cinema. awards niGHt Gala 6:00 pm VIP cocktail reception with celebrity guests 7:00 pm Dinner and awards program Bimbo’s 365 Club 1025 Columbus Avenue individuals $625 / $1,250 / $1,500 / $2,500 tables $5,000 / $10,000 / $15,000 / $25,000

BeFore Midnight Richard Linklater tHUrsdaY, maY 9 7:00 pm Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street (near Market) They’re still the same romantic, articulate and gorgeous couple that met on a train in Linklater’s Before sunrise (1995), but now, nearly 20 years on, Jesse and Céline (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) are approaching middle age and facing questions of commitment, family and, as ever, the staying power of love. Before midnight, with a funny and touching screenplay cowritten by Linklater and his two lead actors, is that rare sequel (rarer still: a sequel to a sequel) that not only delivers the charm and energy of its antecedents but adds layers of poignancy, standing firmly on its own as a mature observation of love’s pleasures and discontents. (USA 2012, 108 min) partY 9:00 pm–12:00 am Ruby Skye 420 Mason Street (at Geary) Mix and mingle with a movie-loving crowd at the Closing Night party at San Francisco’s finest nightclub, Ruby Skye. Dance the night away while indulging in delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at a party inspired by the Closing Night film, Before midnight. You must be 21+ to attend the party. Film onlY $35 members, $40 general Limited quantity available. Film & partY $65 members, $80 general Includes film and party, sponsored drinks, entertainment and appetizers. Vip Film & partY $125 Includes reserved seating at the film and admittance to the VIP lounge.

Film Society Awards Night is chaired by Todd Traina. To book your table or make a donation, please contact Trista Kendall at 415-561-5049 or tkendall@sffs.org. For all other ticket information, visit festival.sffs.org. Black tie optional. No cameras please.

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Fo U n d e r ’ s d i r e ct i n G aw a r d an evening with Philip Kaufman sUndaY, maY 5 7:30 pm Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street (near Market) $20 members, $25 general In 1962, Philip Kaufman met Anaïs Nin at the University of Chicago. They spent the day together sharing ideas and she encouraged him to become a director. Two years later, at the Cannes Film Festival, Kaufman won the Prix de la Nouvelle Critique for his mystical comedy Goldstein. It’s been a brilliant career ever since. Kaufman is a man of many interests—he’s memorably detailed the story of the Mercury 7 astronauts in the right stuff and the lives and careers of erotic writers Anaïs Nin (28 years after their meeting) and the Marquis de Sade in Henry & June and Quills, respectively. He’s adapted works of great literary value (the Unbearable lightness of Being) as well as more populist fare (rising sun). He’s made westerns, thrillers, adventure films, gangland sagas and biopics. It is this astonishing range and versatility that distinguishes him as an auteur and director of the highest rank. His ability to find just the right tone for the material at hand evinces an ability to translate disparate authorial voices to images on the big screen. From Lena Olin and her unbearably light bowler hat to the chilling final freeze-frame in invasion of the Body snatchers to the breaking of the sound barrier depicted in the right stuff, Kaufman is responsible for numerous unparalleled and indelible cinematic moments.

invasion oF the Body snatChers Philip Kaufman Kaufman’s terrifying remake of Jack Finney’s classic novel updates 1950s Cold War paranoia to post-Nixon-era San Francisco where a fast-spreading epidemic is overtaking the city and it’s up to eccentric health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) to try and save the day. (USA 1978, 115 min)

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awards & triBUtes

peter J. owens aw a r d

k a n B a r aw a r d

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Join the Festival for a very special award night celebrating the career of one of cinema’s great acting talents. Named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations, Peter J. Owens (1936–1991), this award honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The evening will include a clip reel of career highlights and an onstage interview with the artist, followed by a film screening. Check festival.sffs.org for updates.

The Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting acknowledges the crucial role that strong screenwriting plays in the creation of great films. The evening will include a clip reel of career highlights and an onstage interview, followed by a film screening. The award is made possible through the generosity of Film Society board member Maurice Kanbar

seleCt Previous reCiPients

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

Judy Davis Terence Stamp Robert Duvall Robert Redford Maria Bello Robin Williams Ed Harris Joan Allen Chris Cooper Dustin Hoffman Kevin Spacey Stockard Channing Winona Ryder Sean Penn Nicolas Cage Annette Bening

Film screeninG The evening includes a special screening of a representative film from the career of the honoree. Photo: Judy Davis (Caption: 2012 Peter J. Owens Award Recipient Judy Davis)

Previous reCiPients 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005

David Webb Peoples Frank Pierson James Schamus James Tobak Robert Towne Peter Morgan Jean-Claude Carrière Paul Haggis

Film screeeninG The evening includes a special screening of a representative film from the career of the honoree. Photo: David Webb Peoples (Caption: 2012 Kanbar Award Recipient David Webb Peoples)


persistence oF V i s i o n aw a r d

m a r k e ta l a z a r o Vá

an afternoon with Jem Cohen

in honor of george gund iii

sUndaY, april 28 5:30 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street [at Fillmore} $15 members, $20 general

FridaY, maY 3 8:45 pm New People Cinema 1746 Post Street (at Webster) $13 member, $15 general, $14 senior/student/disabled

Established in 1997, the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award each year honors the achievement of a filmmaker whose main body of work is outside the realm of narrative feature filmmaking. Join Jem Cohen for an in-depth onstage interview and a screening of his latest film, museum Hours. A plastic bag caught in an eddy of wind, a glimpse of trees and sky, patterned linoleum under the shoes of a musician as he sings: the images that make up Jem Cohen’s films often evoke the overlooked enchantment of the everyday. Cohen’s work is consistently described as defying categorization, what film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum has classified as “in-between films.” Working in his own territory, somewhere in the borderlands of documentary, essay, musical composition, cultural commentary and city symphony, Cohen often masterfully blends disparate material to create singular filmed pieces. Known for his collaborations with musical artists such as Fugazi, Patti Smith, Vic Chesnutt and Elliott Smith, Cohen is also an intrepid explorer of the quotidian of both the far flung and backyard variety.

MuseuM hours Jem Cohen In Austria’s most famous museum, a guard watches patrons as they peruse the priceless paintings he’s entrusted to keep safe. When a cash-strapped woman asks him a question, what ensues—conversations about their lives, strolls through the museum, walks around Vienna, visits to the woman’s hospitalized cousin—is a beautiful exploration of lives that are artful and art that is full of life. (USA 2012, 107 min)

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George Gund III, longtime chair of the board of directors of the San Francisco Film Society, began his involvement with the Festival in 1966. Gund selected marketa lazarová as part of the Festival’s Indelible Images series to celebrate the Festival’s 40th anniversary, and in his memory, the Festival offers this special screening of the Czech epic of which Gund said, “This film lingers in my thoughts. I’ve seen it dozens of times; it expands with every viewing.” Upon its release in 1966, Variety declared marketa lazarová—with its three-hour length, elliptical, dream-like narrative and totally foreign flavor—”a stunning work... unsuitable for general commercial release.” Now recognized as an epic Gothic tale, this monumental Czech masterpiece is a film whose audience has finally caught up with it. Set in the remote forests of Bohemia in the 13th century, the complex plot is woven around the abduction and brutal rape of Marketa Lazarová, a clan leader’s angelic, convent-bound daughter, by a fierce pagan warrior. Forgoing the temptation to reduce the story to a simple highwayman adventure, filmmaker Frantisek Vlácil—known for his poetic lyricism—revives the age in all its stark details, penetrating into the hearts and minds of his ancestors, into the world of Gothic man. –Albert Johnson

MarKeta lazarová Frantisek Vlácil Filmed under treacherous conditions in the mountains of southern Bohemia, marketa lazarová recreates its medieval milieu with a dazzling visual sensibility and uncanny realism, both physical and psychological. The story is one of rivalry and revenge between a clan of brutal robbers and the family of a thieving squire. Vlácil creates a narrative that is more poetic than it is linear, like a dream of an ancient age. (Czech Republic 1966, 162 min)

an afternoon with Peter von Bagh satUrdaY, maY 4 3:00 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street [at Fillmore} $13 member, $15 general, $14 senior/student/disabled This year, the recipient of the Mel Novikoff Award—bestowed on an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s appreciation of world cinema—is a legend of old-school cinephilia, Peter von Bagh. Join us as he takes the stage for a conversation about his life in the movies followed by a screening of his ode to Finland’s capital and its cinema, Helsinki, Forever. While undeniably a celebrity of world cinema, von Bagh is still somewhat of an unknown outside Finland. As a film critic and historian, he has (co-) written and/or (co-)edited more than 30 books, mostly but not only on cinema. Besides being a film director, especially attracted to compilation films, von Bagh is or has been a television and radio producer; a book publisher; curator and program director of the Finnish Film Archive; a professor of film history; artistic director and co-founder of the Midnight Sun Film Festival and artistic director of Bologna’s Il cinema ritrovato festival. His quiet success story Helsinki, Forever received praise from Chris Marker and was featured by Jonathan Rosenbaum as one of his “Noughties Ten Best.” Von Bagh is truly a rare example of cinema lived to the full.

helsinKi, Forever Peter von Bagh This cine-collage by Novikoff Award winner Peter von Bagh is both a lively tour of Helsinki past and present and a poetic tribute to film as a form of collective memory. Through art, archival footage and clips from fiction films, von Bagh considers not just the city but also the cinema, that imaginary place we all inhabit. (Finland 2008, 75 min)

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l i v E & O n S Ta g E Show or Tell Friday, april 26 9:15 pm New People Cinema 1746 Post Street (at Webster) $13 member, $15 general, $14 senior/student/disabled Bay Area artists and filmmakers visiting SFIFF present their passions, experiences, relationships and obsessions with the moving image. This will be a true variety show with live music, an illustrated lecture, a behind-the-scenes story or two and surprises. This is a unique chance to see how some of the most creative people living in the Bay Area and internationally relate to cinema. The show includes musician/cinephile Mark Eitzel (American Music Club), writer/editor/designer Eli Horowitz (former McSweeney’s managing editor), filmmaker/journalist Lucy Raven (rp31, China Town) and musician/activist Boots Riley (The Coup). Please check sffs.org for updates as we will add out-of-town guests based on availability.

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State of Cinema: Steven Soderbergh

Inside the Drunken Mind of Derek Waters

SaTurday, april 27 1:00 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street (at Fillmore) $20 members, $25 general

SaTurday, april 27 9:15 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street (at Fillmore) $13 member, $15 general, $14 senior/student/disabled

On the 10th anniversary of SFIFF’s yearly State of Cinema Address, we are excited to present iconoclast and filmmaker Steven Soderbergh as he discusses the intersecting worlds of contemporary cinema, culture and society. Soderbergh, a visionary in the field of motion picture production, has recently announced his intention to retire from filmmaking in order to devote himself full time to painting. This provocative decision from the director of over thirty movies, from sex, lies, and videotape and Erin Brockovich to Contagion, Haywire, Magic Mike and the highly anticipated biopic of Liberace and his lover Scott Thorson, Behind the Candelabra, sets the backdrop for Soderbergh’s presentation. Always riveting and defying expectation, Soderbergh will doubtlessly clarify and challenge the audience’s current views on where cinema is going and what it should be.

Friend of the Festival, writer-producer-actorcomedian, hyphenate Derek Waters (a drunken Evening with derek Waters SFIFF 2010, Only the young SFIFF 2012) returns to present a program whose origins are best described as welling from deep inside Waters’ mind. Having recently been greenlighted to create a new series of drunk History shorts for Comedy Central and continuing his usual antics at Upright Citizens Brigade, Waters has still found time to hunker down deep in the trenches of televisual, filmic and podcast media where he has been discovering and collecting gems we categorize here as “funny,” “enigmatic” or “other.” You should expect to see new work by Waters, including a peek at a new drunk History episode. But the bulk of this program will be devoted to the videos, images and sounds produced by teeming masses of anonymous makers that—through the wonders of social media—now cover the globe in an unprecedented celebration of sharing and incredibly high self-esteem. Waters will be on hand to share his love and other sorts of emotions and opinions for all things video, by presenting his personal findings. There will be drinks available.


no More road trips? sUndaY, maY 5 4:30 pm Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street (near Market) $13 member, $15 general, $14 senior/student/disabled Founder of one of the most respected motion picture archives in the world, the Prelinger Archives, Rick Prelinger brings us no more road trips?, a dream ride through 20th-century America made entirely from home movies that asks whether we’ve reached the end of the open road. The soundtrack for this fully participatory film is made fresh daily by audiences at each screening. Prelinger is a master at presenting participatory screenings, as evidenced by his raucously fun, sold-out adventures presented over the years at the Castro theatre. Patrons in attendance are more than merely encouraged to shout out and comment on the film as it passes by onscreen, making for an invigorating, fun and unique social experience. For this screening, Prelinger presents found home movie footage from a variety of sources that depict a road trip from New York to California, investigating the uniquely American penchant for movement and nomadism sometimes experienced as a fundamental entitlement: the right to freedom of motion. Historical trends contribute to that collective perception; a majority of Americans and their ancestors are immigrants. However, it is increasingly clear that this entitlement is rubbing up against inflexible limitations. As energy costs rise, fuel supplies are disrupted and economies gyrate, one might question whether the world is approaching peak travel.

Waxworks with Mike Patton, scott amendola, Matthias Bossi and William Winant tUesdaY, maY 7 8:30 pm Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street (near Market) $22 members, $27 general As has become a tradition at SFIFF, we again unite vital contemporary musicians with classic silent film. Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle, Faith No More, Fantômas, Peeping Tom) and three percussionists— Scott Amendola (Scott Amendola Trio, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter), Matthias Bossi (Sleepytime Gorilla Musem, The Book of Knots, Skeleton Key, Fred Frith) and William Winant (John Cage, Mr. Bungle, John Zorn, Lou Reed, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Jim O’Rourke)—team to create an original score for the classic German expressionist film waxworks (1924) that they will present in a live world premiere. This powerhouse ensemble will meet another in the three bona fide stars of the silent era united in the film—Emil Jannings, Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt—who are featured in tales that are inspired by a creepy wax museum and crafted by a starving poet hired to create stories about exhibits on the Caliph of Baghdad, Harun al-Rashid (Jannings); serial murderer Jack the Ripper (Krauss) and Russia’s first tsar, Ivan the Terrible (Veidt). Director Paul Leni was originally a set designer and deeply influential in creating the expressionist disposition towards visualizing twisted and gorgeous subjective states in the film’s environments. Patton, Amendola, Bossi and Winant’s genre-busting approach will reanimate waxworks and provide a musical landscape for its horror, humor and fantasy—not to mention its anachronistic treatments of race, gender and culture. waxworks print provided by the cohen media Group.

a Conversation with richard linklater wednesdaY, maY 8 6:00 pm Sundance Kabuki 1881 Post Street (at Fillmore) $20 members, $25 general It’s been called “one of the great romances in all of cinema.” Join director Richard Linklater for an in-depth conversation focusing on the creation of the groundbreaking Before. . . series in anticipation of our Closing Night screening of Before midnight. It was 1995 when audiences met the American tourist Jesse and French student Celine on a train from Budapest to Vienna. Almost two decades later, we explore a film cycle that has evolved and matured along with its creators. Learn more about long takes, the art of acting as if you’re not acting, whether it’s premature to call the films a trilogy and more. slacker (SFIFF 1991) established Richard Linklater as a prominent figure in a new wave of American independent cinema. A wide-ranging filmmaker, he’s since found success with mainstream (school of rock) and cult (dazed and confused) comedies, fleeting romances (Before sunrise) and experiments in an animation (waking life), digital video (tape) and science fiction (a scanner darkly). Often thriving under self-imposed challenges, Linklater possesses a keen ear for dialogue and a knack for creating memorable characters.

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new directors prize The New Directors Prize is awarded to the director of a debut narrative feature that is an Official Selection of the San Francisco International Film Festival. It is accompanied by a $15,000 cash award. Films selected to compete for the New Directors Prize are first narrative features that exhibit a unique artistic sensibility or vision. An independent jury of film professionals from various fields screens the international selections during the Festival. The New Directors Prize will be announced at the Golden Gate Awards on May 8.

2 0 1 3 n e w d i r e cto r s p r i z e o F F i c i a l s e l e ct i o n s the cleaner Adrián Saba, Peru

la sirga William Vega, Colombia/France/Mexico

Habi, the Foreigner María Florencia Álvarez, Argentina/Brazil

the strange little cat Ramon Zürcher, Germany

memories look at me Song Fang, China

tall as the Baobab tree Jeremy Teicher, USA/Senegal

our Homeland Yang Yonghi, Japan

they’ll come Back Marcelo Lordello, Brazil

present tense Belmin Sölyemez, Turkey

Youth Justine Malle, France

Fipresci FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, has been in existence for more than 65 years during which time it has given the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at film festivals around the world. The basic purpose of the prize is to support cinema as an art and as an outstanding and autonomous means of expression. This year we are honored once again to host a jury at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

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awards & prizes

G o l d e n G at e aw a r d s The Golden Gate Awards recognize the best of international and Bay Area talent by honoring superior innovation in documentary features, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, youth-produced and family short films. An independent jury of film professionals from various fields screens the international selections during the festival. The winners will be announced at the Golden Gate Awards on May 8.

2 0 1 3 G o l d e n G at e aw a r d screeners Rachel Aloy Michael Arago Julia Barbosa Sharon Barnes Rubenstein Don Bernier Amalia Bradstreet Yael Bridge Jill C. Brooke Alice Choe Karl Cohen Michelle Devereaux Etta Devine Jessica Dillon Jesse Dubus N’jeri Eaton Jeffrey Edalatpour Duygu Erucman Keith Evans Nancy Fishman Benjamin Friedland Jeffrey M. Giordano Pam Grady Lisa Green James Gunn John Haptas Sterling Hedgpeth Laure Hendrickx Vicci Ho Chloe Holtzman Mary Kalin-Casey Athena Kalkopoulou Cynthia Kane Annisa Kau Barbara Klutinis Gustavus Kundahl Clémence Lavigne Christine Lee Maria F. Leon

Alexandra Leviloff Cynthia J. Lew Donald Likovich Frako Loden Daniel Loria Leah LoSchiavo Gina Margillo Kathleen Martinelli Jane Mauchly Paul Meyers Rhian Miller Monique Montibon Aldo Mora-Blanco Sara Mott Joanne Parsont Yoander Perdomo Bradley Peters Jeremy Quist Monica Račič Benjamin Ridgway Esther Robinson-Abrams Rita Roti Shammi Samano Kristine Samuelson Sachi Schuricht Joy-Marie Scott Branecky Erika Shershun Gail Silva Peter Stein Galina Stoletneya Melinda Stone Natasha V Gavrilah Wells Lindsay Wright Benjamin Zweig Keith Zwölfer


G o l d e n G at e aw a r d s o F F i c i a l s e l e c t i o n s d o c U m e n ta r Y F e at U r e s after tiller Martha Shane, Lana Wilson, USA

cutie and the Boxer Zachary Heinzerling, USA

the kill team (Bay Area) Dan Krauss, USA

a river changes course (Bay Area) Kalyanee Mam, Cambodia/USA

Before You know it PJ Raval, USA

God loves Uganda Roger Ross Williams, USA/Uganda

let the Fire Burn Jason Osder, USA

the search for emak Bakia Oskar Alegria, Spain

chimeras Mika Mattila, Finland

inori Pedro González-Rubio, Japan

rent a Family inc. Kaspar Astrup Schröder, Denmark

sofia’s last ambulance Ilian Metev, Germany/Bulgaria/Croatia

narrative shorts

aniMated shorts

doCuMentary shorts

FaMily FilMs

Black metal Kat Candler, USA

Bite of the tail Song E. Kim, USA/South Korea

Home Thomas Gleeson, New Zealand

ellen is leaving Michelle Savill, New Zealand

the deep end Jake Fried, USA

kings point (Bay area) Sari Gilman, USA

Beethoven’s wig Denny Silverthorne, Alex Hawley, Canada

Gasp Eicke Bettinga, Germany

the event Julia Pott, USA/England

recollections Nathanael Carton, Japan

on the edge Grégoire Colin, France

the inn Izu Troin, France/Belgium/ Switzerland

reindeer Eva Weber, England

shanghai strangers (Bay Area) Joan Chen, China stepsister (Bay Area) Joey Izzo, USA Vacances Frédéric Doll, France

kali the little Vampire Regina Pessoa, Canada/France lumerence Miwa Matreyek, USA tram Michaela Pavlátová, France

a story for the modlins Sergio Oksman, Spain

neW visions conjuror’s Box (Bay Area) Kerry Laitala, USA Hex suffice cache ten Thorsten Fleisch, Germany malody Phillip Barker, Canada more real (Bay Area) John Herschend, USA morning of saint anthony’s day João Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal salmon Alfredo Covelli, Israel/Italy

i’m Going to mum’s Lauren Jackson, New Zealand Jonah and the crab Laurel Cohen, USA luminaris Juan Pablo Zaramella, Argentina tintico’s afternoons Alejandro Garcia Caballero, Mexico

youth WorKs Beginnings Kathie Silverstein, USA checkmate (Bay Area) Lily Yu, USA the dogmatic Lance Oppenheim, USA last stop livermore (Bay Area) Nat Talbot, USA limitations (Bay Area) Lily Yu, USA

3020 laguna st. in exitum (Bay Area) Ashley Rodholm, Joe Picard, USA

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c o n V e r s at i o n s Master Classes SFIFF Master Classes are a unique opportunity for audiences to engage with Festival filmmakers and get an insider’s look at their craft and process. Classes are open to film lovers and filmmakers alike—because you don’t need to be a master to learn from one.

lian lunson: MaKing the MusiC doC roCK tHUrsdaY, maY 2, 4:00–5:30 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street (near Fillmore) $15 members / $20 general Australian actress turned award-winning documentary filmmaker Lian Lunson has dwelled in the realm of the music documentary for the last 15 years with her rousing films sing me the songs that say i love You: a concert for kate mcGarrigle (SFIFF 2013), leonard cohen: i’m Your man (2005) and willie nelson: down Home (1997). Using the music as the focal point, Lunson uses a concertbased approach to celebrate her subjects. Find out how she gained access to these iconic artists and her creative choices in telling their stories.

sasChKa unseld: a PiXar aniMation WorKshoP For Kids satUrdaY, maY 4, 10:00 am–1:00 pm Walt Disney Family Museum 104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio $20 members / $25 general Ages 10–15 After screening and discussing Saschka Unseld’s new Pixar animated short the Blue Umbrella with the film’s director, students will explore the Walt Disney Family Museum’s galleries to find artwork from the collection to inspire their own animation. Using basic stop-motion techniques, they will learn how to bring everyday inanimate objects to life. Presented in partnership with the Walt Disney Family Museum 14

WilliaM FriedKin: FiFty years oF FilMMaKing wednesdaY, maY 8, 4:00–5:30 pm Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street (near Fillmore) $20 members / $25 general Before winning an Academy Award for the French connection (1971) and making an indelible mark on the horror genre with the exorcist (1973), director William Friedkin received a Golden Gate Award for his first documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 1962. Fifty years later he returns to San Francisco with a new memoir, the Friedkin connection, and is ready to reveal the secrets and stories of his maverick film career and his experience as one of the leading directors of the New Hollywood of the 1960s and ’70s. A book signing will follow the class.

salons SFIFF Salons are unique, in-depth conversations led by filmmakers and industry professionals about major issues and ideas related to cinema. Not a lecture, but a chance to be part of the discussion.

all the World’s a sCreen: literaCy in the visual age wednesdaY, maY 1, 5:30–7:00 pm SFFS FilmHouse 1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 300 (near O’Farrell) $13 members / $15 general $14 senior/student/disabled What does it mean to be literate in a world of screens? How does visual media play on our brains? How does it impact our society, government, economy and educational system? Join Stephen Apkon, founder and executive director of the Jacob Burns Film Center in New York and author of the new book the age of the image: redefining literacy in a world of screens, for an in-depth conversation about today’s screen culture and how we can effectively transform the way we teach, create and communicate. A book signing will follow the salon.

interaCtive iMPaCt: MaKing Change through audienCe engageMent sUndaY, maY 5, 5:30–7:30 pm SFFS FilmHouse 1426 Fillmore Street, Suite 300 (near O’Farrell) $13 members / $15 general $14 senior / student / disabled From traditional docs to narrative hybrids, the opportunities for films to have social impact are constantly evolving. But understanding the terminology, tools and to-do lists is enough to make a filmmaker’s head spin. Join Shaady Salehi, executive director of active Voice, Jen Gilomen, director of independent media at BAVC, Alex Campolo, Research Analyst at the Harmony Institute and the directors of after tiller, tall as the Baobab tree and a river changes course as we brave the bold landscape of “impact,” armed with demystified engagement strategies, planning and measurement tools and a pocketful of actionable how-tos. Presented in partnership with the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and Active Voice


e d u c at i o n Schools at the Festival

College Days

About SFFS Education

The Schools at the Festival (SATF) program introduces students ages 6 to 18 to the art of filmmaking while promoting media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema.

This three-day film series is offered exclusively to Bay Area college and university students during the second weekend of SFIFF56. The program consists of five Festival films, curated specifically for a college film student audience, and includes post-screening Q&A with visiting filmmakers and a guest lecturer. For participating schools, course credit is also available. For more information, email education@sffs.org.

The Film Society’s deep commitment to education through film touches the lives of more than 10,000 Bay Area students and teachers at the K-12 and college level every year. Our Youth Education programs provide year-round film literacy opportunities to Bay Area schools through screenings, filmmaker classroom visits, artist residency programs, youth filmmaking camp, teacher trainings and curriculum support. Our Colleges & Universities program offers creative, educational, social, financial and professional opportunities for film students as they transition from the academic arena to the professional world.

Throughout SFIFF56, elementary, middle and high school classes from across the Bay Area will attend weekday matinees of specially curated Festival film programs at subsidized ticket prices. Dozens of filmmaker guests from around the world will also visit local classrooms to meet and discuss their films with students. Most SATF films are supplemented by study guides, providing participating teachers with questions, activities and resources for integrating each film’s content into their classroom and curriculum. The SATF program also includes an annual essay contest, in which students of all grade levels write about films they’ve seen at the Festival and compete for cash prizes. The complete list of feature films, documentaries and shorts programs selected for this year’s SATF program can be found in the Youth Education section of sffs.org. For more information, contact the Youth Education office at kzwolfer@sffs.org.

Schools at the Festival is sponsored by: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Union Bank Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation Nellie Wong Magic of Movies Education Fund Preferred

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world cinema spotliGHt Mob rules: the enduring Popularity of gangster Cinema Supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Festival’s World Cinema Spotlight calls attention to a current trend in international filmmaking, bringing to light hot topics, reinvigorated genres, underappreciated filmmakers and national cinemas. From the silent era to the present day, the gangster film has been an enduring staple, and though it is often identified as an American genre it has been and continues to be an international phenomenon—even Ozu got in on the act. Filmmakers around the world continue to be drawn to the genre’s explorations of codes of honor and loyalty among men, coded commentary on cultures and values or pure expressions of style and violence. This year’s festival Spotlight on Gangster Cinema celebrates the enduring popularity of the genre with three distinct works from around the globe. Writer-director Oleg Pogodin’s dom: a russian Family removes itself from the mobster’s preferred urban turf to follow black sheep Viktor Shamanov as he travels to his feisty extended family’s rural farm; needless to say, it’s hard for a tough guy to have a nice, quiet country vacation. From Korea, Yun Jong-bin’s nameless Gangster: rules of the time stars oldboy’s Choi Min-sik as a corrupt customs inspector who blunders into Busan’s underworld, circa the 1980s, thanks to some tenuous family connections; it’s a cleverly edited tale that contains some of the most bone-crunching fight scenes in recent memory. Finally, Takeshi Kitano unleashes his latest yakuza thriller, outrage Beyond, a sequel to his 2010 outrage that delivers all the dry wit and merciless mayhem fans have come to expect from this cult-favorite auteur.

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c i n e m a B Y t H e B aY A celebration of the passion and innovation of Bay Area filmmaking, Cinema by the Bay features exceptional new work by local artists and provides a window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. This program section includes features, shorts, narratives and documentaries from well-known and emerging local talent.

the Blue umbrella (short) Checkmate (short) Chicken real (short) Christopher tree (short) Cicada Princess (short) Conjuror’s Box (short) inequality for all Jurassic Floor (short) the Kill team Kings Point (short) last stop livermore (short) limitations (short) More real (short) night skies (short) no More road trips? a river Changes Course shanghai strangers (short) spend it all stepsister (short) there is no Crisis in american education (short) 3020 laguna st. in exitum (short) verses (short)


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after lucia afternoon delight Big Blue lake chaika the cleaner* cold war the daughter the east ernest & celestine everyday objects Fill the Void Habi, the Foreigner* a Hijacking in the Fog Juvenile offender the kings of summer the last step mai morire memories look at me* nights with theodore our Homeland* the patience stone populaire present tense* la sirga* the strange little cat* tall as the Baobab tree* they’ll come Back* Youth*

the artist and the model Big sur computer chess crystal Fairy dom: a russian Family downpour eight deadly shots Frances Ha il Futuro Just the wind key of life the mattei affair me and You much ado about nothing nameless Gangster: rules of the time night across the street pearblossom Hwy penance the pirogue prince avalanche rosie something in the air thérèse Unfinished song

the act of killing after tiller* Before You know it* Blackfish chimeras* cutie and the Boxer* deceptiVe practice: the mysteries and mentors of ricky Jay Fatal assistance God loves Uganda* Good ol’ Freda Google and the world Brain inori* the kill team* let the Fire Burn* leviathan the pervert’s Guide to ideology rent a Family inc.* a river changes course* salma the search for emak Bakia* shepard & dark sing me the songs that say i love You – a concert for kate mcGarrigle sofia’s last ambulance* spend it all stories we tell twenty Feet from stardom Venus and serena

* In competition for the New Directors Prize

the late show outrage Beyond peaches does Herself to live and die in l.a. You’re next

* In competition for a GGA Award

s h o r t s p ro g r a m s shorts 1

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shorts 4: neW visions

Black metal* ellen is leaving* on the edge* kings point* recollections* reindeer*

Gasp* shanghai strangers* stepsister* a story for the modlins* Vacances*

Bite of the tail* the deep end* the event* eyes on the stars the inn* kali the little Vampire* lumerence* model starship ruckus Juice social satan tram*

conjuror’s Box* Hex suffice cache ten* malody* more real* morning of saint anthony’s day* salmon* 3020 laguna st. in exitum*

shorts program sponsor

shorts 5: eXPeriMental: artiFaCts and artiFiCial aCts artificial persons a Few extra copies Bloom indeserian tablets life is an opinion, Fire a Fact the name is not the thing named pipe dreams Verses View from the acropolis

shorts 6: FaMily FilMs

shorts 7: youth WorKs

Beethoven’s wig* the Blue Umbrella cicada princess the Goat Herder and his lots and lots and lots of Goats i’m Going to mum’s* Jonah and the crab* luminaris* my Friend erhan tintico’s afternoons*

Beginnings* checkmate* the dogmatic* dream Boy Jurassic Floor last stop livermore* limitations* love earth night skies no regrets the painted Girl there is no crisis in american education

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the Act oF KILLInG

AFter LucIA

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Joshua Oppenheimer “I have not seen a film as powerful, surreal and frightening in at least a decade,” says legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog of this flabbergasting documentary in which notorious death-squad chiefs brazenly reenact heinous crimes they committed during the Indonesian genocide of the mid-1960s, when paramilitary forces murdered millions with B-movie panache. (Denmark/ Norway/England 2012, 116 min)

Michel Franco After his wife’s death in a car accident, Roberto moves to Mexico City with his teenage daughter Alejandra. While father and daughter are inherently close, their repressed grief and lack of communication threatens to unhinge them when Ale becomes the victim of brutal bullying at school. (Mexico/France 2012, 103 min)

Martha Shane, Lana Wilson In the wake of the murder of Dr. George Tiller, only four late-term abortion providers remain in the United States. This thought provoking, sometimes troubling documentary examines the personal and ethical imperatives that drive these physicians to continue in the face of often dangerous legal and personal harassment. (USA 2013, 88 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

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Jill Soloway Attractive, privileged stay-at-home mom Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper in need of her help (Juno Temple), it causes a sensation among her fellow bored housewives and calls her own staid existence into question in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis. (USA 2012, 99 min)

Fernando Trueba An aging painter (Jean Rochefort) and his wife (Claudia Cardinale) discover a beautiful, waiflike young woman wandering the streets whom they take in as his model in this story by 1994 Oscar winner Fernando Trueba (Belle epoque) about artists and their muses. (Spain 2012, 101 min)

Richard Linklater They’re still the same romantic, articulate couple that met on a train in Before Sunrise (1995), but now Jesse and Céline (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) are approaching middle age and facing questions of commitment, family and, as ever, the staying power of love in this rare sequel that stands on its own as a mature observation of love’s pleasures and discontents. (USA 2012, 108 min)

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PJ Raval Before You Know It explores the fascinating, but until now, rarely seen world of aging gay men. This provocative, poignant and life-affirming documentary details the lives of three different and remarkable individuals, the joys and hardships they experience, relative to the difficulties of aging and being overlooked and also the support and uplift they find in their particular communities. (USA 2013, 110 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

Tsang Tsui-shan An actress returns home after a long absence to discover her mother has Alzheimer’s. In the process of caring for her mother, she is surprisingly transformed by repressed but powerful connections to her childhood, and her unfolding journey is a penetrating reflection on memory, aging and the consequences of severing the bonds of the past. (Hong Kong 2011, 98 min)

Michael Polish Jean-Marc Barr is a middle-aged, alcoholic Jack Kerouac trying to outrun his demons as he reunites with old friends in San Francisco and attempts to dry out in a Big Sur cabin in Michael Polish’s deft, poetic adaptation of the writer’s 1962 novel. Costarring Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas and Radha Mitchell. (USA 2012, 90 min)

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Gabriela Cowperthwaite The horrific 2010 death of a SeaWorld Orlando trainer at the hands of an 8,000-pound orca named Tilikum sparks director Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s edge-ofyour-seat documentary Blackfish. Tense, gripping and fast-paced with plenty of cover-your-eyes, underwater footage, Blackfish unfolds like a thriller with Tilikum as its Jaws-like menace, as Cowperthwaite uses the tragic incident to take a broader look at the sea park ecosystem. (USA 2012, 80 min)

Miguel Ángel Jiménez In the startlingly bleak yet beautiful chaika, Ahysa (Salome Demuria), a young Kazakh prostitute who gives birth to an illegitimate son, finds a home with a downtrodden yet sympathetic sailor in the brutal winter wastelands of expansive, empty Siberia. Trapped in the moonscape-like terrain while longing to take flight, Ahysa suffers the tragic effects of family resentments and her own independent spirit. (Spain/Georgia/Russia/France 2012, 100 min)

Mika Mattila This revelatory and visually striking documentary follows a pair of political pop artists—the hugely successful middle-aged painter and sculptor Wang Guangyi and the gifted young photographer Liu Gang—as they grapple with their place and purpose in a new China of pervasive materialism and Western influence. uS Premiere (Finland 2013, 86 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

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Adrián Saba As a mysterious epidemic eviscerates Lima’s adult population—but spares its children—a solitary middle-aged forensic worker discovers an orphaned boy at one of his cleanup sites. When he shelters the traumatized youth, it breaks through his own isolation and a subtle transformation takes hold of both man and boy in this gently haunted and affecting study of social alienation and redemption. (Peru 2011, 95 min) new Directors Prize contender

Longman Leung, Sunny Luk After a high-tech police van and its passengers are hijacked off Hong Kong’s gleaming streets, two Deputy Commissioners (Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka-fai) clash over how to handle the crisis. Tense, thrilling and sleekly lensed, cold war offers a politically tinged cop drama that’s suspenseful from start to finish. north American Premiere (Hong Kong 2012, 102 min)

Andrew Bujalski Programmers competing in a 1980 computer chess tournament share a hotel with a guru, his New Age followers, a group of stray cats and one particularly sad-looking prostitute in Andrew Bujalski’s deeply eccentric new comedy that poses serious questions about human-computer interaction through absurd, playful humor. (USA 2013, 91 min)

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Sebastián Silva An American in Chile (Michael Cera) joins up with three lanky brothers and a spaced-out hippie chick to seek out the perfect high of a desert psychedelic in this partially improvised road movie from Chilean director Sebastián Silva, whose the Maid won a 2009 Sundance Jury Prize. Merging Woody Allen-esque humor and Ugly American dickishness, Cera is a revelation. (Chile 2012, 100 min)

Zachary Heinzerling A complex portrait of a tumultuous marriage and the lives of artists emerges in Zachary Heinzerling’s absorbing documentary that focuses on 80-year-old Brooklyn-based, Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara, a neo-Dadaist who “boxes” with his canvases and struggles with both alcohol and a diminished legacy, and his 59-year-old wife Noriko, an artist in her own right who explores their four-decade-long relationship through drawings and paintings. (USA 2012, 82 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender.

Alexander Kasatkin, Natalia Nazarova A serial killer is on the loose and targeting teenage girls in a parochial Russian village, where Orthodox beliefs and strict nationalist tradition prove to be just as dangerous for sensitive Inna and defiant Masha in this aesthetically austere yet emotionally explosive coming-of-age tale, equal parts suspenseful whodunit and post-perestroika critique of dashed hopes in the homeland. (Note: English subtitles are imperfect, though pose no problems in following the story.) (Russia 2012, 111 min)

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DecePtIVe PrActIce: the MYSterIeS AnD MentorS oF rIcKY JAY Molly Bernstein, Alan Edelstein There is magic in spades in this engaging portrait of magician Ricky Jay and not just in his conjurer’s bag of tricks as he tips his hat to those that came before him in a bewitching documentary that is as much a history of magic as it is a chronicle of Jay’s charmed career. (USA 2012, 88 min)

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Oleg Pogodin After a 25-year absence, a mob boss (Sergey Garmash) returns to the steppe to his abundant farm clan for a family reunion. Combining sweeping images, complex relationships and a bitter legacy of generations of abuse and authoritarianism, this story explodes in an epic finale of blood lust and revenge. (Russia 2012, 109 min)

Bahram Beyzaie An educated teacher is transferred to a poor, conservative area—and becomes involved with a student’s beautiful older sister—in this major work of pre-Revolutionary Iranian cinema, shot independently on the streets of Tehran in 1971. Restored by the World Cinema Foundation at Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory in 2011. Funding provided by Doha Film Institute. (Iran 1971, 128 min)

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Zal Batmanglij A corporate spy infiltrates an anarchist collective— and finds herself drawn to their charismatic leader—in this thought-provoking espionage thriller from Zal Batmanglij and Brit Marling, the duo behind 2011’s indie hit Sound of My Voice. The talented cast includes Ellen Page, Alexander Skarsgård, Patricia Clarkson and Julia Ormond. (USA 2012, 116 min)

Mikko Niskanen It was a news report—a poor farmer kills four policemen—that inspired what all agree, including Aki Kaurismäki, is Finnish cinema’s masterpiece. eight Deadly Shots is an epic drama, a Zolaesque depiction of life that takes an “understand, not judge” approach to a horrific crime carried out by a powerless man undone by desperation. (Finland 1972, 316 min) Shown with a 10-minute intermission.

Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner ernest & celestine is a warm and funny adventure of the improbable friendship between a humble, streetbusking bear and a spunky, young mouse. Based on the popular children’s books by Gabrielle Vincent, this sumptuous-looking animated fairy tale is told with Old World charm that will delight children and adults alike. (France/Luxembourg, Belgium 2012, 80 min) Recommended for ages 6 and up.

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Nicolas Wackerbarth Merle travels to meet her lover at his villa in the hills of Nice, but arrives to find herself alone with his two adolescent children while he tends to unnamed business at his publishing company. Director Nicolas Wackerbarth crafts a compelling critique of bourgeois ennui through the routine encounters and quiet moments of solitude that constitute everyday life. north American Premiere (Germany/France 2013, 80 min)

Raoul Peck Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake had one supposed upside: within months, the world’s powers had promised $11 billion in reconstruction aid. Yet today, many quake victims are still mired in squalor while international agencies pull up stakes. Filmed over two years, Haitian-born Raoul Peck’s powerful exposé examines the staggering failures, global and local, that have stranded a vulnerable nation. uS Premiere (France/Haiti/USA/Belgium 2013, 100 min)

Rama Burshtein Writer/director Rama Burshstein focuses on a population rarely captured in film, her own Orthodox Hasidic community, in this closely observed romantic tale of a teenage girl who looks forward to marrying a promising young man in her Tel Aviv community, but whose plans are unsettled by a family tragedy. Winner of seven Israeli Film Awards, including Best Film. (Israel 2012, 90 min)

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Noah Baumbach Noah Baumbach invites comparisons to Woody Allen and the French New Wave with his sweet and lovely Frances ha, a black-and-white Brooklynset comedy about female friends (Greta Gerwig and Mickey Sumner) balancing flailing romances, hipster lifestyles and creative dreams. Frances ha also represents an impressive Baumbach/Gerwig reunion, their first collaboration since their 2010 comedy Greenberg. (USA 2012, 86 min)

Alicia Scherson Through their relationship with a pair of bodybuilders, an orphaned brother and sister stumble on an opportunity they can’t refuse: seemingly easy money by way of a former Mr. Universe turned reclusive movie star. This adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s novella isn’t a standard issue crime drama. Ultimately, it’s something else altogether: a poignant meditation on time, aging, identity and the movies. (Italy/ Germany/Chile/Spain 2012, 99 min)

Roger Ross Williams Eye-opening connections between American Christian Fundamentalist evangelism and homophobic practices in both church and government in Uganda are exposed in this investigative documentary. Through interviews with evangelists, church leaders and activists, the harmful effects of religious zeal and the methods of its globalization are revealed. (USA/Uganda 2013, 83 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

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GooD oL’ FreDA Ryan White Meet the Beatles as you’ve never met them before along with their secretary Freda Kelly in this documentary that celebrates one woman’s extraordinary dedication to one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world. In a film rich in archival footage and photos and filled with Beatles music, through her eyes we watch as Beatlemania transforms from a Liverpudlian phenomenon to a worldwide sensation. (USA/England 2012, 86 min)

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Ben Lewis Veteran documentarian Ben Lewis travels the world speaking to futurists like wired Magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly and scholars such as Harvard University cultural historian Robert Darnton for his provocative film Google and the world Brain, a fascinating look at the Google Books Project and its global implications. (England/Spain 2012, 89 min)

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María Florencia Álvarez In a film that explores what it means feel like an outsider and examines the role of culture in self-definition, first-time director María Florencia Álvarez’s beguiling coming-of-age story traces a 20-year-old woman’s spontaneous attempt to create a new identity for herself as a Lebanese orphan in Buenos Aires. north American Premiere (Argentina/ Brazil 2013, 92 min) new Directors Prize contender

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Peter von Bagh This cine-collage by Novikoff Award winner Peter von Bagh is both a lively tour of Helsinki past and present and a poetic tribute to film as a form of collective memory. Through art, archival footage and clips from fiction films, von Bagh considers not just the city but also the cinema, that imaginary place we all inhabit. (Finland 2008, 75 min)

Tobias Lindholm Somali pirates capture a Danish cargo ship in this harrowingly realistic thriller from writer-director Tobias Lindholm. As the crew endures increasingly desperate privation and despair sets in, ransom discussions crawl on for months between the pirates’ dispassionate spokesman, a consciencestricken Copenhagen CEO and a hardball professional negotiator. (Denmark 2012, 99 min)

Sergei Loznitsa Two soldiers pick up a Belorussian railway worker suspected of Nazi partisanship and bring him into a nearby forest with orders to kill. What actually ends up happening between the three men is a complicated story involving guilt, betrayal and defiance shot with a dreamlike beauty that gives the film a powerful fairy-tale quality. (Germany/ Latvia/Russia/Netherlands/Belarus 2012, 128 min)

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Jacob Kornbluth Winner of the Special Jury Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this incisive documentary explores the ever-widening gap between rich and poor through the insights of former Labor Secretary (and current UC Berkeley professor) Robert Reich. With precision and a great deal of charm, the ebullient economics guru demonstrates how income inequality not only destabilizes markets but also ultimately undermines democracy itself. (USA 2013, 85 min)

Pedro González-Rubio Pedro González-Rubio (Alamar, New Directors Prizewinner SFIFF 2010) blends documentary and narrative as he observes the few remaining inhabitants of an isolated Japanese town as they pray to their gods, collect flowers for graves and worry about “crossing the great river.” Surrounded by alpine splendor, these mountain residents live in accordance with nature. With short Home (11 min) (Japan 2012, 72 min) ggA Documentary Feature contender

Philip Kaufman Kaufman’s terrifying remake of Jack Finney’s classic novel updates 1950s Cold War paranoia to post-Nixonera San Francisco where a fast-spreading epidemic is overtaking the city and it’s up to eccentric health inspector Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) to try and save the day. (USA 1978,115 min)

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Bence Fliegauf As rumors of a right-wing death squad fill their community, a marginalized Hungarian Romany family goes about their daily routines in this powerful, intimate work from the director of Dealer (SFIFF 2005), Milky way (2007) and womb (2010). Reminiscent of such works as the Death of Mr. Lazarescu and elephant, this chilling tale of life under threat is based on true events. (Hungary/ Germany/France 2011, 87 min)

Kang Yi-kwan Winner of the special jury prize at the Tokyo Film Festival, this engaging character study tells the story of a teenager on probation reunited with the mother he thought was dead. Strong performances bolster this tale of two hopeful but troubled souls, struggling to make good. (South Korea 2012, 107 min)

Kenji Uchida A depressed and unemployed actor switches lives with a Yakuza assassin in Kenji Uchida’s brilliantly conceived and executed Japanese screwball comedy that explores themes of identity and anonymity while delivering a story that is hilarious, strangely touching and riddled with clever twists. (Japan 2012, 128 min)

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Dan Krauss In this chilling documentary, Bay Area-based Dan Krauss (the Death of Kevin carter: casualty of the Bang Bang club, Golden Gate Award winner, SFIFF 2005) explores the deeply disturbing story of U.S. soldiers, stationed in Afghanistan in 2009, who were convicted of murdering innocent civilians. Their motives, and the culture that enabled their crimes, are as complex as they are nightmarish. (USA 2012, 74 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

Jordan Vogt-Roberts Unwilling to spend one more day with their frustrating parents, two teenage friends and an eccentric tagalong retreat to the woods and build a ramshackle cabin as a declaration of independence, oblivious to the panic their disappearance creates in this smart, deliriously quirky teen comedy in which veteran comics Megan Mulally and Nick Offerman take a backseat to talented newcomers Nick Robinson, Moises Arias and Gabriel Basso. (USA 2013, 93 min)

Ali Mosaffa A Tehran engineer who’s mysteriously died, his actress wife (Leila Hatami of A Separation) and their physician friend form an ambiguous triangle in actor/director/writer Ali Mosaffa’s fascinating Iranian feature. It’s an enigmatic drama in which time and truth are slippery beasts whose gamesmanship nonetheless never lacks for emotional connection. (Iran 2012, 88 min)

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Jason Osder Composed entirely of archival footage, this penetrating documentary reconstructs the decadelong conflict between the radical emancipatory group MOVE and the police and city officials of Philadelphia. Through careful accumulation of detail, Let the Fire Burn reveals how that friction exploded into violence, culminating in a disastrous 1985 fire that killed 11 people. (USA 2013, 94 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel A thrilling adventure both on the high seas and in documentary storytelling, this singular work of experimental ethnography immerses viewers in the waterlogged world of fishermen toiling in the dead of night on a creaking trawler off the coast of Massachusetts, their Melvillean voyage espied through ever-shifting points of view that roll and roil into gorgeous abstraction. (France/England/USA 2012, 87 min)

Enrique Rivero In the ethereal, nearly pre-Columbian landscapes of the Mexican town of Xochimilco, a stoic woman returns home to care for her 99-yearold mother nearing the end of her life. Haunting and meditative, Mai Morire shows a woman’s experience of her mother’s death not as a tragedy, but as a natural, even beautiful, event in her life. (Mexico 2012, 83 min)

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Frantisek Vlácil Filmed under treacherous conditions in the mountains of southern Bohemia, Marketa Lazarová recreates its medieval milieu with a dazzling visual sensibility and uncanny realism, both physical and psychological. The story is one of rivalry and revenge between a clan of brutal robbers and the family of a thieving squire. Vlácil creates a narrative that is more poetic than it is linear, like a dream of an ancient age. (Czech Republic 1966, 162 min)

Francesco Rosi Oil makes governments fall, creates revolutions and determines world balance,” declares the doomed protagonist of Rosi’s crackling political thriller on Italy’s legendary postwar energy czar Enrico Mattei, a film as revelatory now as it was in 1972. Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L’Immagine Ritrovata in association with The Film Foundation, Paramount Pictures, and Museo Nazionale del Cinema di Torino. Restoration funded by Gucci, Eni, and The Film Foundation. (Italy 1972, 116 min)

Bernardo Bertolucci Fourteen-year-old Lorenzo is a deeply antisocial boy who plans on spending a week alone in the basement of the building where he lives. His “staycation” dream is foiled, though, when his turbulent half-sister Olivia shows up seeking a place to kick her heroin habit. In his first film in nine years, Bertolucci depicts the turbulence of youth with all the expertise we have come to expect from this master filmmaker. (Italy 2012, 103 min)

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Song Fang In this strong feature debut, Song Fang directs and plays herself as she pays a visit to her parents at their home in Nanjing. Slow, intimate and contemplative, Memories Look at Me muses on life, death and tradition while touching on the essence of family life with a mixture of melancholy and serenity. (China 2012, 87 min) new Directors Prize contender

Joss Whedon Filmmaker Joss Whedon gathers beloved actors from his years in television (e.g., Buffy: the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse) to mount this retro-cool black and white, modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy of manners that maps the romantic entanglements and comic misunderstandings, miscommunications and manipulations of Italian aristocrats and their servants. (USA 2012, 109 min)

Jem Cohen In Austria’s most famous museum, a guard watches patrons as they peruse the priceless paintings he’s entrusted to keep safe. When a cash-strapped woman asks him a question, what ensues—conversations about their lives, strolls through the museum, walks around Vienna, visits to the woman’s hospitalized cousin—is a beautiful exploration of lives that are artful and art that is full of life. (USA, 107 min)

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Yoon Jong-bin oldboy star Choi Min-sik delivers a memorable performance as a customs official who goes gangster in 1980s Busan. Cleverly pretzeled editing and wicked violence highlight this tense, entertaining tale, which spans nearly a decade and boasts more drunken karaoke episodes and lead-pipe beatings than (probably) any other film in the festival. (South Korea 2012, 133 min)

Raúl Ruiz Cinema sadly lost Raúl Ruiz in 2011, but this posthumously released film, shot in his native Chile, brings back the elegance of his straightfaced surrealism in the story of a man nearing retirement and death who indulges his love for words and conjures up his childhood heroes, from Beethoven to Long John Silver. Ruiz’s visual message from beyond is that death is just a word, and not to be feared. (France/Chile 2012, 113 min)

Sébastien Betbeder After meeting at a party, a young man and woman spend the night together in a Paris park. What begins as a romantic impulse comes to seem like an unsettling compulsion as the two return there night after night, as if the landscape itself has an eerie and dangerous hold on them. With short: night, peace (11 min.) (France 2012, 67 min)

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Yang Yong-hi Based on the director’s own experience, this powerful drama tells the story of a family torn between Japan and North Korea. Rie, an ethnic Korean, lives with her parents in Tokyo. The arrival of her brother, repatriated 25 years earlier to North Korea, forces the family to navigate difficult political and emotional waters. (Japan 2012, 100 min) new Directors Prize contender

Takeshi Kitano Kitano once again depicts rival yakuzas battling over territory and stature in his kinetic follow-up to his hit outrage (SFIFF 2010). A violent and densely plotted story of betrayal and retribution, peppered by pitch-black humor, it nimbly demonstrates how the business-minded instincts of criminal enterprises quickly escalate into outrageous shooting matches when the slightest element of distrust enters the picture. (Japan 2012, 112 min)

Atiq Rahimi In this lushly photographed and daring film, an Afghan wife and mother tends to her comatose husband in a war-torn city. As he lies unresponsive, she pours out her frank feelings about their relationship while facing soldiers at her door. the Patience Stone is at once a mesmerizing fable and a modern story of Muslim women with respect to love, sex and war. (France/Germany/ England/Afghanistan 2012, 98 min)

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Peaches This performance documentary/opera directed by and featuring internationally renowned pop anti-star Peaches is a spectacle of choreography, music and sexual exuberance. It would be disingenuous to say that Peaches merely confronts the supposed rules governing music, sexuality, age and femininity. In truth, she obliterates these edifices and more. (Not for kids!) (Germany 2012, 80 min)

Mike Ott A pair of young, aimless outsiders living in the desert off the Pearblossom Highway go looking for a place to belong in this new American vision from perennial voice of the lost, Mike Ott (Littlerock SFIFF 2010). With his ethereal take on the road trip movie, Ott offers a sparse, yet loving ode to the downtrodden. (USA 2012, 78 min)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa Kiyoshi Kurosawa brings his usual scrupulous gaze to notions of vengeance and guilt in his epic new work. Told in multiple parts, the riveting drama focuses on a mother whose daughter is killed and the four childhood friends who perhaps bear some culpability for the crime. (Japan 2012, 300 min) Shown with a 10-minute intermission.

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Sophie Fiennes In this freewheeling companion to 2006’s the Pervert’s Guide to cinema, philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek returns to the silver screen armed with his singular wit, psychoanalytic prowess and curatorial rigor. At issue this time around are the ideological underpinnings of cinema itself–a symbolic realm Žižek explores through films as varied as Jaws, Zabriskie Point, Seconds, If…, Brief encounter, they Live and many more. (England/Ireland 2012, 144 min)

Moussa Touré Senegalese director Moussa Touré offers an unvarnished glimpse into a common but often deadly immigrant journey, taking us on a perilous sea voyage with 30 West African immigrants heading for Spain. In the titular wooden boat, a mix of tribes and nationalities cohabit, but tensions run high under stressful conditions, and their success is anything but guaranteed. (France/Senegal/ Germany 2012, 87 min)

Régis Roinsard French savoir faire and Mad Men-style retro flair combine in this crowd-pleasing tribute to the effortless glamour of ‘50s Hollywood, an audience favorite in France that’s already being touted as this year’s the Artist. Vintage pop and some fabulous outfits flavor this Doris Day/Rock Hudson-like tale of a hesitant secretary, her handsome boss and an upcoming speed-typing contest! (France 2012, 111 min)

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Belmin Söylemez A withdrawn young woman—jobless and nearing eviction from her apartment—takes a job as a fortuneteller, despite having no prior experience. Through reading the coffee cups of her female clients, she begins to express her inner grief and to set her sights on relocating to the United States. (Turkey 2012, 110 min) new Directors Prize contender

David Gordon Green Filmmaker David Gordon Green makes a return to his indie roots and to the subtle storytelling indicative of his early work with this lively buddy film—an adaptation of the Icelandic drama either way (2011)—starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as opposites who form a surprising bond during a summer spent painting traffic lines on a lonely country road. (USA 2012, 94 min)

Kaspar Astrup Schröder Filmmaker Kaspar Astrup Schröder’s (the Invention of Dr. nakamats, SFIFF 2009) absorbing and offbeat documentary revolves around a Japanese family man who operates a professional stand-in business that rents out fake relatives, spouses, friends and parents to a rapidly growing Japanese customer base “desperate to cover up a secret.” uS Premiere (Denmark 2012, 77 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

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Kalyanee Mam Bay Area filmmaker Kalyanee Mam presents an intimate and moving portrait of the vanishing world of rural farmers and fishermen in Cambodia. Focusing on three families in vivid cinéma vérité style, Mam reveals how the encroaching modern world is destroying the rich and sustaining cultures of the past and forcing the young to seek work in factories or plantations. (Cambodia/USA 2012, 83 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

Marcel Gisler Jaded gay novelist Lorenz returns home to provincial Switzerland to care for his ailing mother (scenestealing Sibylle Brunner as the titular life force) and learns that matters of the heart are far more unpredictable than his fatalistic books in this gently humorous crowd-pleaser—nominated for six Swiss Film Awards—that deftly disentangles the familial and romantic ties that bind. International Premiere (Switzerland 2013, 106 min)

Kim Longinotto Veteran British documentarian Kim Longinotto’s latest work is the remarkable story of Salma, a South Indian woman who endured a 25-year imprisonment and forced marriage by her own family and in-laws before embarking on a political career and national renown as the most famous female poet in the Tamil language. (England/India 2013, 90 min)

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the SeArch For eMAK BAKIA Oskar Alegria In 1926, avant garde artist Man Ray shot a film titled emak Bakia, a Basque expression that means “Leave me alone.” Intrigued by the fanciful conundrums and coincidences of Ray and his art, filmmaker Oskar Alegria ignores Ray’s dictum and sets out to plumb the mysteries of emak Bakia, leading to an unforgettable journey of whimsical discoveries and charming surprises. (Spain 2012, 83 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender SAT MON THU 30

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Treva Wurmfeld In 2009, playwright/actor Sam Shepard receives an offer to publish 40 years of correspondence between himself and his close friend, archivist Johnny Dark. With warmth and candor, director Treva Wurmfeld probes the intimate dimensions of their relationship and documents their uneasy reunion. (USA 2012, 92 min)

This international collection of narrative and documentary short films offers a wide variety of moods and styles. From poignant observations by retirees in a Florida community to the moody evocation of life for a young Gypsy boy to the visual poetry of photos recovered after the Japanese tsunami, these works reflect on the transience of life or community in surprising and moving ways. All shorts in the program are competing for a Golden Gate Award. (TRT 97 min)*

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In this diverse collection of documentary and narrative shorts, Joan Chen directs a love letter to Shanghai, young boys grapple with the notion of death, an angry woman meets her stepbrother’s fiancée and a bit player from rosemary’s Baby has his story unraveled. With a variety of storytelling methods and means, the filmmakers depict various weighty topics and the results are unsettling, amusing and vibrantly realized. All shorts in the program are competing for a Golden Gate Award. (TRT 97 min) *

This mix of award-winning and eye-popping animated shorts features a range of styles and subjects. From the hand drawn obsessiveness of the Deep end to the traditional cel animation of eyes on the Stars to the moving and ingenious uses of stop motion in Lumerence and Social Satan, this program will delight and inspire you. (TRT 73 min) *

The films in this contemplative, challenging and invigorating program of shorts vary wildly in their approaches but share an ethos of expanding both audience expectations and the idea of what is possible to depict through the use of moving images and sound. These are beautiful, strange, charmed and sometimes confrontational films. All shorts in the program are competing for a Golden Gate Award. (TRT 79 min) *

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ShortS 5: exPerIMentAL: ArtIFActS AnD ArtIFIcIAL ActS Nine recent experimental films look at troubling facts and surprising moments with beauty and inventiveness. Decaying ledgers, an ancient Turkish site and a petrified giant are among the artifacts excavated to reflect on our present times. A conversation between a president and an astronaut is unearthed, a disturbing speech is recreated, traces of a vanished culture are presented or invented. (TRT 89 min) Presented in association with the Pacific Film Archive and the San Francisco cinematheque. (TRT 89 min) * SAT TUE

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Everyone wants to find friendship, love and happiness, whether you’re a bug or a boy, an umbrella or a trumpet player. From Argentina to New Zealand, Turkey to Mexico, these dazzling live-action and animated stories are both universal and intergenerational. It’s a global exploration for the whole family, as well as a chance to see Pixar’s newest animated short the Blue umbrella. Recommended for ages 6 and up. (TRT 72 min) *

It would be no exaggeration to say that the quality of work produced by teen filmmakers improves year upon year, from their technical prowess to the quality of their storytelling. And this year’s crop of emerging young filmmakers includes many SFIFF alumni, demonstrating both their consistency and their commitment to the form. Join us in celebrating today’s rising talents! Recommended for ages 13 and up. (TRT 76 min) *

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SInG Me the SonGS thAt SAY I LoVe You– A concert For KAte McGArrIGLe Lian Lunson Folk-music legend Kate McGarrigle is remembered and celebrated by her musical family and friends in this lovely, elegiac concert documentary by the director of Leonard cohen: I’m Your Man (2005), featuring McGarrigle’s children Rufus and Martha Wainwright and kindred spirits including Emmylou Harris, Antony, Norah Jones, Jimmy Fallon and Michael Ondaatje. (USA 2012, 107 min) THU SAT

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William Vega A shy teenage girl, cast out of her home by a fire which also destroyed her parents, seeks shelter with a handful of denizens of the shores of a mistshrouded lagoon in this coming-of-age tale set in the lonely, enchanted landscapes of the high Andes where everyone quietly nurtures illusions of success and fantasies of intimacy with other humans. (Colombia/France/Mexico 2012, 88 min) new Directors Prize contender

Ilian Metev On the front lines of a degraded emergency-care system in Sofia, Bulgaria, an over-extended, yet emphatically humane, paramedic crew hurtles frantically from one call to the next in a dilapidated ambulance. Filmed primarily through the lenses of three dashboard-mounted cameras, Sofia’s Last Ambulance unfolds in a series of unflinching, realtime vignettes shot over the course of two years. (Bulgaria/Croatia 2012, 75 min) GGA Documentary Feature contender

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Olivier Assayas The latest from French master Olivier Assayas (Summer hours, SFIFF 2008, Irma Vep, SFIFF 1996) chronicles the period following the May ‘68 riots in Paris through the eyes of a group of young political idealists trying to make sense of their world through art. An observant, scintillating work which won the 2012 Venice Film Festival Best Screenplay award. (France 2012, 122 min)

Les Blank Three newly restored 16mm films by Les Blank: the West Coast premiere of the restoration of Spend it All, a documentary celebrating Cajun food, music and culture, and world premieres of the restorations of rarely seen chicken real (1970, 23 min) and christopher tree (aka Spontaneous Sound, 1972, 10 min). All films restored by and presented in collaboration with the Academy Film Archive. (USA , TRT 73 min)

Sarah Polley A vivacious force of nature, actress and filmmaker Sarah Polley’s mother died when her daughter was just a child. In the wake of a startling revelation, Polley intersperses observations from her large blended family, her mother’s friends and archival footage in her first documentary, and manages to articulate wider ideas of how people confront their personal histories while telling the very particular story of her own. (Canada 2012, 108 min)

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Ramon Zürcher A day in the life of a middle-class Berlin family becomes the stuff of domestic surrealism in Ramon Zürcher’s strikingly original debut feature. The action rarely leaves their apartment confines, yet this “plotless” miniature reveals a whole alternative universe of mysterious occurrences and unspoken tensions that have a droll, yet poignant impact. north American Premiere (Germany 2013, 72 min) new Directors Prize contender

Jeremy Teicher Inspired by true stories, Jeremy Teicher tells the moving story of a teenage girl who hatches a plan to rescue her sister from an arranged marriage. Non-professional actors play roles that mirror their own lives, intimately capturing the emotions of the traditional and modern worlds colliding in rural Senegal. The film is also the first full-length feature in the local dialect of the Pulaar language. uS Premiere (USA/Senegal 2012, 82 min) new Directors Prize contender

Claude Miller In late French filmmaker Claude Miller’s final film, Audrey Tautou (Amélie, coco Before chanel) is Thérèse, a bored and wealthy woman living a staid existence in the 1920s French countryside. Trapped in a loveless marriage, stifled by societal convention and jealous of her best friend’s passionate affair, Thérèse makes a snap decision to alter the course of her life, with potentially deadly consequences. (France 2012, 106 min)

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William Friedkin A risk-taking amoral U.S. Treasury agent seeks revenge against a sleek counterfeiter who murdered a fellow agent, going rogue in an obsessive pursuit that swiftly spirals out of control in William Friedkin’s tense, action-packed thriller that dazzles with his finest, most adrenalin-packed chase scene and star turns from William Petersen and Willem Dafoe. (USA 1985, 116 min)

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twentY Feet FroM StArDoM Morgan Neville Focusing largely on African American women, whose passionate singing and gospel-inspired sound influenced both popular culture and enhanced British and American rock music from the 1950s to the present day, twenty Feet from Stardom highlights the lives, aspirations and challenges of some of history’s most talented and gifted background artists. (USA 2012, 90 min)

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Paul Andrew Williams Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp star in this heartwarming British tale set to the underdog refrains of Brassed off and the Full Monty. An elderly woman finds comfort in a local seniors’ choir, whose surprising tastes are more Motörhead than moldy. Her grumpy husband despises every tune, until a dramatic twist of fate suddenly forces him to sing along. (England 2012, 93 min)

Maiken Baird, Michelle Major Dominating the field of women’s tennis for over a decade, the indomitable Williams sisters, with the help of their visionary parents, broke new ground for female and African American athletes. Following their struggles during the 2011 season as the siblings battle life- and career-threatening health problems, this documentary takes an unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of the greatest sister-act professional tennis has ever seen. (USA/England 2012, 100 min)

Scott McGehee, David Siegel This loose adaptation of Henry James’s 1897 novel of the same name focuses on the effects of a marriage’s unraveling as viewed through the eyes of a couple’s six-year-old daughter. Shuttling between narcissistic parents or foisted off oncompassionate parental stand-ins, young Maisie comes face to face with the mercurial world of grown-ups who are anything but. (USA 2012, 93 min)

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Adam Wingard When the Davison clan reunites at their isolated country home for an anniversary celebration, they find themselves beset by crossbow-wielding killers. With a cast lifted from a who’s who of current indie filmmaking, a thread of wicked black humor skewering the nouveau riche and a knowing sense of where the camera should be to provide optimal scares, this terrific horror thriller takes the notion of home invasion to the next level. (USA 2012, 95 min)

Justine Malle A nuanced portrait of identity coming into focus and a young woman willfully emerging from the shadow of a strong parent, the semiautobiographical debut feature by the late, great Louis Malle’s middle daughter follows an inexperienced college student (Esther Garrel) whose sexual awakening coincides with her filmmaker father’s terminal diagnosis. (France 2012, 75 min) New Directors Prize Contender

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TITLE InDEX Act of Killing, The

18

Eyes on the Stars (s)

After Lucia

18

Fatal Assistance

After Tiller

18

Few Extra Copies, A (s)

19

Fill the Void

22

Marketa Lazarová

9, 26

Shepard & Dark

30

17, 31

Frances Ha

23

Mattei Affair, The

26

Show or Tell

10

Futuro, Il

23

Me and You

26

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You

GASP (s)

17, 31

Afternoon Delight Artificial Persons (s) Artist and the Model, The Beethoven’s Wig (s) Before Midnight Before You Know It

19 17, 31 7, 19 19

17, 31 22 17, 31

Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, The (s)

Luminaris (s) Malody (s)

26 17, 31

Memories Look at Me Model Starship (s)

17, 31

17, 31

Mai Morire

27 17, 31

Salmon (s) Search for Emak Bakia, The Shanghai Strangers (s)

30 17, 31

– A Concert for Kate McGarrigle 32 Sirga, La

32

Beginnings (s)

17, 31

God Loves Uganda

23

More Real (s) 17, 31 Morning of Saint Anthony’s Day (s) 17, 31

Sofia’s Last Ambulance

32

Big Blue Lake

19

Good Ol’ Freda

23

Much Ado About Nothing

27

Something in the Air

32

Big Sur

19

Google and the World Brain

23

Museum Hours

27

Spend it All

32

Habi, the Foreigner

23

My Friend Erhan (s)

Bite of the Tail (s) Blackfish

17, 31 20

Helsinki, Forever

9, 24

Black Metal (s)

17, 30

Bloom (s)

17, 31

Hijacking, A

24

Blue Umbrella, The (s)

17, 31

Home (s)

24

Chaika

20

Hex Suffice Cache Ten (s)

I’m Going to Mum’s (s)

Checkmate (s)

17, 31

In the Fog

Chicken Real (s)

17, 31

Indeserian Tablets, The (s)

Chimeras

20

Inequality For All

Christopher Tree (s)

17, 31

Inn, The (s)

Cicada Princess (s)

17, 31

Inori

Cleaner, The

20

Cold War

20

Computer Chess

20

Conjuror’s Box (s)

17, 31

17, 31 24 17, 31

State of Cinema Address:

17, 31

Stepsister (s)

Steven Soderbergh

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

Stories We Tell 27

Strange Little Cat, The

33

night, peace (s)

27

Tall as the Baobab Tree

33

Night Skies (s)

17, 31 27

No More Road Trips?

11

10

32

Night Across the Street

Nights with Theodore

Invasion of the

10 17, 31

Story for the Modlins, A (s)

6, 24 24

17, 31

27

17, 31

Inside the Drunken Mind of Derek Waters

17, 31

Name is not the Thing named, The (s)

Social Satan (s)

17, 31

There Is No Crisis in American Education (s) Thérèse

17, 31 33

No Regrets (s)

17, 31

They’ll Come Back

On the Edge (s)

17, 30

3020 Laguna St. In Exitum (s)

17, 31

Our Homeland

28

Tintico’s Afternoons (s)

17, 31

Outrage Beyond

28

To Live and Die in L.A.

33

33

17, 31

Body Snatchers, The

8, 24

Painted Girl, The (s)

17, 31

Conversation with Richard Linklater, A 11

Jonah and the Crab (s)

17, 31

Patience Stone, The

28

Twenty Feet from Stardom

Crystal Fairy

21

Jurassic Floor (s)

17, 31

Peaches Does Herself

28

Unfinished Song

Cutie and the Boxer

21

Just the Wind

25

Pearblossom Hwy

28

Vacances (s)

Daughter, The

21

Juvenile Offender

25

Penance

28

Venus and Serena

Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, The

29

Verses (s)

17, 31

View from the Acropolis (s)

17, 31

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

21

Kali the Little Vampire (s)

17, 31

Tram (s)

17, 31 33 34 17, 31 34

Key of Life

25

Pipe Dreams (s)

Deep End, The (s)

17, 31

Kill Team, The

25

Pirogue, The

29

Waxworks

Dogmatic, The (s)

17, 31

Kings of Summer, The

25

Populaire

29

What Maisie Knew

Present Tense

29

You’re Next

34

Prince Avalanche

29

Youth

34

Dom: A Russian Family

21

Kings Point (s)

17, 30

Downpour

21

Last Step, The

25

Dream Boy (s)

17, 31

Last Stop Livermore (s)

17, 31

17, 31

Recollections (s)

17, 30 17, 30

East, The

22

Let the Fire Burn

26

Reindeer (s)

Eight Deadly Shots

22

Leviathan

26

Rent a Family Inc.

29

Ellen Is Leaving (s)

17, 30

Life Is an Opinion, Fire a Fact (s) 17, 31

River Changes Course, A

30

Ernest & Celestine Event, The (s) Everyday Objects

22

Limitations (s)

17, 31

Rosie

17, 31

Love Earth (s)

17, 31

Ruckus Juice (s)

22

Lumerence (s)

17, 31

Salma

30 17, 31 30

(s) = short 42

17, 31

11 6, 34


CoUnTrY InDEX Afghanistan Kill Team, The (setting) Patience Stone, The (coproduction, setting) Argentina Habi, the Foreigner Luminaris (s) Austria Museum Hours Belarus In the Fog (coproduction, setting) Belgium Ernest & Celestine (coproduction) Fatal Assistance (coproduction) Inn, The (s) (coproduction) Brazil Habi, the Foreigner (co-production) They’ll Come Back Bulgaria Sofia’s Last Ambulance (coproduction, setting) Cambodia River Changes Course, A Canada Beethoven’s Wig (s) Kali the Little Vampire (s) Malody (s) Stories We Tell Chile Crystal Fairy Futuro, Il (coproduction) Night Across the Street (coproduction, setting) China Beginnings (s) (setting) Chimeras (setting) Memories Look at Me Shanghai Strangers (s) Colombia Sirga, La Croatia Sofia’s Last Ambulance (coproduction) Czech Republic Marketa Lazarová Denmark Act of Killing, The Hijacking, A Rent a Family Inc. England Act of Killing, The (coproduction) Dream Boy (s) Event, The (s) Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, The Good Ol’ Freda (coproduction, setting) Google and the World Brain (coproduction) Leviathan (coproduction) Model Starship (s) My Friend Erhan (s) (coproduction) night, peace (s) No Regrets (s) Patience Stone, The (coproduction) Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, The Reindeer (s) Salma Social Satan (s) Unfinished Song

25 28 23 31 9, 27 24 22 22 17, 31 23 33

32 30 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 32 21 23 27 17, 31 20 27 32 32 32 9, 26 18 24 29 18 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 23 23 26 17, 31 17, 31 27 17, 31 28 17, 31 29 30 17, 31 34

Finland Chimeras Eight Deadly Shots Helsinki, Forever France After Lucia (coproduction) Artist and the Model, The (setting) Chaika (coproduction) Ernest & Celestine Everyday Objects (coproduction, setting) Fatal Assistance Inn, The (s) Just the Wind (coproduction) Kali the Little Vampire (s) (coproduction) Leviathan Night Across the Street Nights with Theodore On the Edge (s) Patience Stone, The Pipe Dreams (s) (coproduction) Pirogue, The Populaire Sirga, La (coproduction) Something in the Air Thérèse Tram (s) Vacances (s) Youth Georgia Chaika (coproduction) Germany Everyday Objects Futuro, Il (coproduction) GASP (s) Hex Suffice Cache Ten (s) In the Fog Just the Wind (coproduction) Patience Stone, The (coproduction) Peaches Does Herself Pirogue, The (coproduction) Sofia’s Last Ambulance Strange Little Cat, The Waxworks Greece Before Midnight (setting) Pearblossom Hwy (coproduction) Haiti Fatal Assistance (coproduction, setting) Hong Kong Big Blue Lake Cold War Hungary Just the Wind India Salma (coproduction, setting) Indonesia Act of Killing, The (setting) Iran Downpour Last Step, The Ireland Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, The (coproduction) Israel Fill the Void Salmon (s) Italy Futuro, Il Mattei Affair, The Me and You Salmon (s) (coproduction)

20 22 9, 24 18 19 20 22 22 22 17, 31 25 17, 31 26 27 27 17, 30 28 17, 31 29 29 32 32 33 17, 31 17, 31 34 20 22 23 17, 31 17, 31 24 25 28 28 29 32 33 11 19 28

22 19 20 25 30 18 21 25

29 22 17, 31 23 26 26 17, 31

Japan Inori Key of Life Our Homeland Outrage Beyond Penance Recollections (s) Rent a Family Inc. (setting) Kazakhstan Chaika (setting) Lebanon Pipe Dreams (s) Latvia In the Fog (coproduction) Luxembourg Ernest & Celestine (coproduction) Mexico After Lucia Mai Morire Sirga, La (coproduction) Tintico’s Afternoons (s) Netherlands In the Fog (coproduction) View from the Acropolis (s) New Zealand Ellen Is Leaving (s) Home (s) I’m Going to Mum’s (s) Norway Act of Killing, The (coproduction) Peru Cleaner, The Portugal Morning of Saint Anthony’s Day (s) Russia Chaika (coproduction, setting) Daughter, The Dom: A Russian Family In the Fog (coproduction) Senegal Pirogue, The (coproduction, setting) Tall as the Baobab Tree (coproduction, setting) Somalia Hijacking, A (setting) South Korea Bite of the Tail (s) (coproduction) Juvenile Offender Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Spain Artist and the Model, The Chaika Futuro, Il (coproduction) Goat Herder and his Lots and Lots and Lots of Goats, The (s) (setting) Google and the World Brain Search for Emak Bakia, The Story for the Modlins, A (s) Switzerland Inn, The (s) (coproduction, setting) Rosie Taiwan Love Earth (s) Turkey My Friend Erhan (s) Present Tense View from the Acropolis (s) (coproduction)

24 25 28 28 28 17, 30 29 20 17, 31 24 22 18 26 32 17, 31 24 17, 31 17, 30 24 17, 31 18 20 17, 31 20 21 21 24 29 33 24 17, 31 25 27 19 20 23 17, 31 23 30 17, 31 17, 31 30 17, 31 17, 31 29 17, 31

Uganda God Loves Uganda (coproduction, setting) USA After Tiller Afternoon Delight Artificial Persons (s) Before Midnight Before You Know It Beginnings (s) Big Sur Bite of the Tail (s) Blackfish Black Metal (s) Bloom (s) Blue Umbrella, The (s) Checkmate (s) Chicken Real (s) Christopher Tree (s) Cicada Princess (s) Computer Chess Conjuror’s Box (s) Cutie and the Boxer DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay Deep End, The (s) Dogmatic, The (s) East, The Event, The (s) Eyes on the Stars (s) Fatal Assistance (coproduction) Few Extra Copies, A (s) Frances Ha God Loves Uganda Good Ol’ Freda Indeserian Tablets, The (s) Inequality For All Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Jonah and the Crab (s) Jurassic Floor (s) Kill Team, The Kings of Summer, The Kings Point (s) Last Stop Livermore (s) Let the Fire Burn Leviathan (coproduction) Life Is an Opinion, Fire a Fact (s) Limitations (s) Lumerence (s) More Real (s) Much Ado About Nothing Museum Hours (coproduction) Name is not the Thing named, The (s) Night Skies (s) No More Road Trips? Painted Girl, The (s) Pearblossom Hwy Prince Avalanche River Changes Course, A (coproduction) Ruckus Juice (s) Shepard & Dark Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You– A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Spend it All (s) Stepsister (s) Tall as the Baobab Tree There Is No Crisis in American Education (s) 3020 Laguna St. In Exitum (s) To Live and Die in L.A. Twenty Feet from Stardom Venus and Serena Verses (s) What Maisie Knew You’re Next

23 18 19 17, 31 7, 19 19 17, 31 19 17, 31 20 17, 30 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 20 17, 31 21 21 17, 31 17, 31 22 17, 31 17, 31 22 17, 31 23 23 23 17, 31 6, 24 8, 24 17, 31 17, 31 25 25 17, 30 17, 31 26 26 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 17, 31 27 9, 27 17, 31 17, 31 11 17, 31 28 29 30 17, 31 30 32 32 17, 31 33 17, 31 17, 31 33 33 34 17, 31 6, 34 34

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THURS Apr 25

FRI Apr 26

CASTRO *opening night

KABUKI

7:00

1:00

What Maisie Knew 93 min

KABUKI

The Artist and the Model

101 min

Night Across the Street

113 min

6:00

Populaire

111 min

6:15

The Daughter

111 min

6:30

The Kings of Summer

93 min

3:30

6:45

After Lucia

103 min

9:00

Twenty Feet from Stardom

90 min

9:15

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

9:30

Leviathan

9:30

Rosie

11:45

Outrage Beyond

144 min

3:30 Big Blue Lake

KABUKI

12:30

Chaika

100 min

12:15

12:45

Key of Life

128 min

12:30 Ernest & Celestine

80 min

1:00

State of Cinema Address: TRT 60 min Steven Soderbergh

12:30 Venus and Serena

100 min

2:15

Sofia’s Last Ambulance

75 min

3:00

Thérèse

106 min

3:30

Afternoon Delight

99 min

4:15

Blackfish

80 min

6:30

Something in the Air

122 min

Inside the Drunken Mind of Derek Waters

9:15 9:30

TRT 315 min

TRT 65 min

6:30

The Artist and the Model

101 min

The Act of Killing

116 min

6:45

Nights with Theodore

Just the Wind

87 min

9:00 Populaire

9:45

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

133 min

9:15

11:30

You’re Next

95 min

Chaika

TRT 78 min 111 min 100 min

9:30 The Kings of Summer

93 min

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

1:00

Shorts 7: TRT 75 min Youth Works Dom: A Russian Family 109 min

1:00

Shorts 3: Animation

3:45

Big Blue Lake

98 min

Google and the World Brain Shorts 2

6:30

In the Fog

128 min

9:30

Shorts 4: New Visions

6:30 In the Fog

128 min

3:30

9:00 The Kill Team

79 min

6:45

89 min TRT 97 min

12:30

Penance

6:15

The Mattei Affair

8:45

Shorts 5: Experimental: Artifacts and Artificial Acts

TRT 73 min

TRT 79 min

BAM/PFA

BAM/PFA

sECTIon nAME

TRT 180 min

6:00 Penance

9:30

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87 min

Persistence of Vision Award: Jem Cohen: Museum Hours

9:15

BAM/PFA

90 min

Leviathan

112 min

TRT 75 min

90 min

Twenty Feet from Stardom

5:30

78 min

Show or Tell

Big Sur

3:45 4:15

83 min

9:15

3:15

87 min

Pearblossom Hwy

98 min

93 min

109 min

A River Changes Course

TRT 97 min

111 min

Unfinished Song

The Pirogue

6:45

Shorts 1

The Daughter

3:00

Much Ado about Nothing

7:00

128 min

1:00

4:30

87 min

6:15

Downpour

6:00

106 min

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

SUN Apr 28

SAT Apr 27

TRT 315 min

12:30 Marketa Lazarová

162 min

116 min

3:45

The Pirogue

87 min

TRT 88 min

6:10

Key of Life

128 min

9:00 Rosie

106 min


MON Apr 29

KABUKI 1:30

Unfinished Song

3:30

Nights with Theodore

TUES Apr 30

KABUKI 93 min

1:30

Stories We Tell

TRT 78 min

3:30

The East

KABUKI 108 min 116 min

THURS MAY 2

WED MAY 1

12:30 Penance 2:00

Pearblossom Hwy

KABUKI TRT 315 min

1:00

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You– A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

78 min

107 min

6:00 Rosie

106 min

4:00 Prince Avalanche

94 min

6:15

They’ll Come Back

105 min

1:30

Everyday Objects

80 min

108 min

6:00 Key of Life

128 min

2:00

Cold War

102 min

The Patience Stone

98 min

6:30

Big Sur

90 min

6:30

Fill the Void

90 min

4:00

Cold War

102 min

6:45

Just the Wind

87 min

6:45

Youth

75 min

8:45

After Lucia

103 min

8:45

The Patience Stone

98 min

7:00

Ernest & Celestine

80 min

Master Class: Lian Lunson: Making the Music Doc Rock

9:15

Something in the Air

122 min

9:00 Pearblossom Hwy

78 min

72 min

4:00

Fill the Void

9:30

The East

116 min

9:15

Venus and Serena

100 min

9:00 The Strange Little Cat

9:45

Peaches Does Herself

80 min

9:30

Cold War

102 min

9:15

Blackfish

80 min

6:15

Salma

90 min

9:30

Good Ol’ Freda

86 min

6:30

Frances Ha

86 min

9:45

You’re Next

95 min

6:45

Good Ol’ Freda

86 min

6:00 Night Across the Street 6:15

Stories We Tell

6:30 6:45

113 min

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

3:30

Much Ado about Nothing

109 min

4:00 Big Blue Lake

98 min

7:00

6:30

Thérèse

106 min

TRT 88 min

9:15

Outrage Beyond

Shorts 5: Experimental: Artifacts and Artificial Acts In the Fog

128 min

112 min

9:30

BAM/PFA

BAM/PFA

TRT 90 min

90 min

6:00 Our Homeland

100 min

9:00 Computer Chess

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 3:30

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

7:00

Spend it All

TRT 73 min

9:30

A Hijacking

99 min

Peaches Does Herself

80 min

9:30

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

133 min

144 min

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 4:00 Outrage Beyond

6:30

A River Changes Course

83 min

6:30

La Sirga

88 min

BAM/PFA

8:45

Leviathan

87 min

8:50

Sofia’s Last Ambulance

75 min

6:30

Memories Look at Me

8:45

They’ll Come Back

6:45 The Pirogue 9:15

Salon: All the World's a Screen: Literacy in the Visual Age

Shorts 1

112 min 87 min TRT 97 min

87 min 105 min

FILMHOUSE 5:30

91 min

9:15

TRT 90 min

BAM/PFA 6:30 Something in the Air

122 min

8:55 The Act of Killing

116 min

TRT = Total running time Liquor laws require patrons under 21 to sit in the orchestra section for all shows in House 1 at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas. sECTIon nAME

45


FRI MAY 3

KABUKI

SAT MAY 4

KABUKI

KABUKI

1:00

La Sirga

88 min

10:00 Members’ Screening

10:30 Shorts 6: Family Films

1:15

Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

133 min

12:30 Our Homeland

3:30

Sofia’s Last Ambulance

75 min

4:00

Frances Ha

86 min

6:00

Before You Know It

110 min

6:15

Mai Morire

84 min

6:30

Prince Avalanche

94 min

6:45

Youth

75 min

8:45

Rent a Family Inc.

77 min

9:00

Habi, the Foreigner

92 min

9:15

Everyday Objects

80 min

9:30

Afternoon Delight

99 min

1:30

3:00 Mel Novikoff Award: Peter von Bagh: Helsinki, Forever 3:15

Chaika

3:30

After Tiller

4:00

A Hijacking

99 min

6:15

Juvenile Offender

108 min

8:45

Marketa Lazarová

162 min

BAM/PFA

75 min TRT 140 min

100 min 85 min

4:00 Computer Chess

91 min

6:15

95 min

The Cleaner

6:30 Centerpiece: Inequality for All

85 min

6:45

83 min

The Search for Emak Bakia

9:00 Inori

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA

100 min

Youth

9:15

TRT 83 min

They’ll Come Back

105 min

9:30 Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You– A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

MON MAY 6

SUN MAY 5

12:00 Eight Deadly Shots

KABUKI TRT 72 min TRT 330 min

87 min

92 min

5:45 Cutie and the Boxer

82 min

1:15

Mai Morire

84 min

6:15

80 min

1:30

Tall as the Baobab Tree

82 min

6:30 Present Tense

110 min

3:45

Me and You

103 min

8:15

God Loves Uganda

83 min

4:00 Chimeras

86 min

8:45 The Search for Emak Bakia

83 min

4:15

La Sirga

88 min

8:30 Award Program

6:15

Habi, the Foreigner

92 min

9:30 Juvenile Offender

6:30

Google and the World Brain

89 min

6:45

Rent a Family Inc.

77 min

7:00

The Strange Little Cat

Everyday Objects

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 1:00 Our Homeland

100 min

110 min

6:00 Dom: A Russian Family

109 min

9:15

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

144 min

8:30 DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

89 min

9:30

Nights with Theodore

72 min

TRT 78 min

BAM/PFA

1:00

A River Changes Course

83 min

6:30

3:45

Salma

90 min

4:00 Shorts 2

9:00 The Daughter

6:15

DECEPTIVE PRACTICE: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

89 min

9:00

Let the Fire Burn

94 min

87 min

7:00 The Last Step

8:40 Shepard & Dark

92 min

9:15

Dom: A Russian Family

88 min 109 min

2:00 Salma 4:15

Chimeras

6:30 Night Across the Street 8:45 Spend it All

CASTRO 90 min

1:30

The Mattei Affair

116 min

86 min

4:30

No More Road Trips?

76 min

113 min

7:30

Founder’s Directing Award: Philip Kaufman: Invasion of the Body Snatchers

TRT 165 min

TRT 73 min

DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM 10:00 am Master Class: Saschka Unseld: A Pixar Animation Workshop for Kids

TRT 180 min

108 min

9:00 Before You Know It

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA TRT 97 min

79 min

Shepard & Dark

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA 6:30 Just the Wind

BAM/PFA 1:00

After Tiller

85 min

3:20

Downpour

128 min

6:30

Good Ol’ Freda

86 min

8:45

Big Sur

90 min

FILMHOUSE 5:30 sECTIon nAME

The Kill Team

3:45 Memories Look at Me

1:00

107 min

BAM/PFA

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3:15

Salon: Interactive Impact: Making Change through Audience Engagement

TRT 120 min

Fatal Assistance

100 min 111 min


TUES MAY 7

WED MAY 8

KABUKI

KABUKI

12:15

Eight Deadly Shots

TRT 330 min

3:30

God Loves Uganda

83 min

4:00 Me and You

103 min

6:00 The Kill Team

79 min

6:15

Memories Look at Me

87 min

6:30

Inori

6:45

Il Futuro

8:45

Crystal Fairy

TRT 83 min

Fatal Assistance

Juvenile Offender

4:00 Master Class: William Friedkin: Fifty Years of Filmmaking

TRT 90 min

4:00 The Strange Little Cat

72 min

6:00 A Convesation with Richard Linklater

TRT 75 min

2:00

Present Tense

110 min

5:00 Before You Know It

110 min

5:30

92 min

Habi, the Foreigner

8:00 God Loves Uganda

83 min

8:30

95 min

The Cleaner

110 min

NEW pEoplE cINEmA

Let the Fire Burn

94 min

1:00

86 min

6:45

Fatal Assistance

100 min

100 min

8:30

Award Program

8:45

After Tiller

108 min 82 min

9:00 To Live and Die in L.A.

116 min

cASTRo Waxworks with Mike Patton, Scott Amendola, Matthias Bossi and William Winant

KABUKI 100 min

6:15

6:00 Tall as the Baobab Tree

8:30

Crystal Fairy

6:00 Present Tense

99 min

NEW pEoplE cINEmA 3:00

3:30

100 min

9:00 Chimeras 9:15

THURS MAY 9

83 min

The Last Step

88 min

3:30 The Search for Emak Bakia

83 min

85 min

6:00 The Kill Team

9:00 Cutie and the Boxer

82 min

8:30 Shorts 4: New Visions

9:30

99 min

Il Futuro

NEW pEoplE cINEmA

7:00

1:00

Tall as the Baobab Tree

82 min

6:15

Last Step

88 min

9:00 Shorts 3: Animation

cASTRo

TRT 73 min

79 min TRT 79 min

*closing night

Before Midnight

108 min

BAm/pfA 6:30

Let the Fire Burn

94 min

8:50

Il Futuro

99 min

BAm/pfA

BAm/pfA 6:30

Rent a Family Inc.

77 min

8:40

The Cleaner

95 min

6:30

Inori

8:40

Mai Morire

TRT 83 min 84 min

THEE 5 6TH A N N U A L TH

SAN FR ANCIS ISCCO I N T E R N AT I O N A L

F IL M FEST I VA L

APR 25 - MAY 9 TRT = Total running time

P R ES E N T E D BY

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2013 San Francisco International Film Festival Guide