Monday, December 26, 2016
60th SF Intl Film Festival Dates & Venues Announced
What's the good news on the 2017 cinephilia front for the Bay Area?
Our cherished spring celebration of the latest local, American and global movies has been moved up on the calendar, and the San Francisco Film Society has added two new San Francisco venues for screenings.
It's never too early to plan for this cornucopia of cinema! Do like me and mark the festival's dates on your calendar.
Here's all the fantastic news from the festival:
"The San Francisco Film Society today announced the dates and the list of primary venues for the upcoming 60th San Francisco International Film Festival.
"The 2017 Festival will run April 5 - 19, two weeks earlier than its traditional position in the worldwide film festival calendar, and will feature several new screening and event venues for its landmark anniversary program.
"'We are delighted to welcome Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and SFMOMA as new presentation venues for this year's 60th anniversary San Francisco International Film Festival,' said SF Film Society Executive Director Noah Cowan. 'These exciting additions put us at the very center of San Francisco cultural life with dates that position us very well for new industry initiatives and large-scale special presentations.'
"The Festival's first program announcements will be made in early February, with the launch of the complete Festival lineup on Monday, March 13."
All of the venues from 2016 will be used again and they are the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, the Castro, the Roxie, the Victoria and the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.