JANICE ENGEL ON RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

Janice Engel is the director and producer of the documentary Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2019 SFFILM in San Francisco. Engel shares how the idea for the film was born and why they decided to make it. The… Continue Reading


2019 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

San Francisco International Film Festival  (SFFILM Festival) is the longest running film festival in the US. This year marks its 62nd year and the festival  runs from April 10 through April 23, 2019. San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland are the 3 venues where you can catch the films and listen to filmmakers talk about their… Continue Reading


FILMMAKER MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS on GODARD MON AMOUR

We caught up with Academy award-winning director Michel Hazanavicius  when he was in San Francisco for the SFFILM festival. We spoke to him about his new film Godard Mon Amour. The film is based on the memoirs of Anne Wiazemsky, who was married to Godard and looks at a specific time period in the couple’s life –… Continue Reading


THE LINEUP FOR SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 4-17, 2018

Lights, camera, action, cut, edit and watch the creations of the celluloid dreamers on the big silver screen. Yes, it is that time of the year in the Bay Area. Get ready for the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM) that runs from April 4-17, 2018. The 10-day festival is packed with films, live music,… Continue Reading


VIDEO: ACTIVIST DOLORES HUERTA & FILMMAKER PETER BRATT ON “DOLORES”

Activist Dolores Huerta is the subject of filmmaker Peter Bratt‘s new documentary Dolores. I caught up with them at the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival to find out why it took so long to make a film on Huerta, who worked alongside Cesar Chaves on California’s farm workers movement. Huerta’s involvement goes back to… Continue Reading


VIDEO: SFFILM’S NOAH COWAN

We sat down with Noah Cowan, Executive Director of SFFILM to find out about their long-term strategic direction and what it means to be a film institute in San Francisco. In early 2017 they changed their name to SFFILM from San Francisco Film Society. SFFILM has year around programs and works with various organizations to… Continue Reading


VIDEO: JAMES IVORY ON FILMS, ISMAIL MERCHANT AND INDIA

We sat down with director James Ivory to talk about growing up on the west coast, arts, films, Ismail Merchant, Ruth Prawar Jhabvala, Satyajit Ray and India. Ivory also shares some of his favorite films from his childhood days. Ivory was born in Berkeley, grew up Oregon and every year they visited San Francisco Bay… Continue Reading