The San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off on April 23rd, and there are so many films we are excited to see.
City of Gold
This documentary tells the story of Pulitzer Prize winning food critic Jonathan Gold as he explores the culinary scene in Los Angeles. The director, Laura Gabbert, is expected to attend on the 28th.
This film tells the story of a Peruvian widow convinced her husband is among remains recovered by forensic investigators. They have to decide whether to give her closure or the truth.
This documentary is renowned director Albert Maysles's final film. It paints a portrait of fashion icon Iris Apfel.
This film depicts the life of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent from 1968-1976. The director Bertrand Bonello and actor Gaspard Ulliel are expected to attend.
Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents
This documentary about the anonymous artists known as the Residents includes footage from San Francisco in the 60's. Creative and kooky, their influence has been far-ranging. The director, Don Hardy, is expected to attend.
We are also excited for:
7 Chinese Brothers - A low key existential comedy about a man who drifts through life and whose closest companion is a French Bulldog.
The End of the Tour - David Foster Wallace and a journalist for Rolling Stone magazine take a road trip together.
Welcome to Me - A woman with borderline personality disorder wins the lottery and is able to fulfill her television ambitions.
To see the full selection of films screening at this year's festival, visit the San Francisco Film Society's website.