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Seven Notable Locals Make Their Picks for the SF International Film Festival

Seven of San Francisco's most notable denizens have selected the flicks they are most excited about at this year's upcoming San Francisco International Film Festival.

7 Picks from Week Two of the San Francisco International Film Festival

San Francisco International Film Festival

The San Francisco International Film Festival hit its halfway mark last night, but there are still plenty of sights yet to be seen at this city’s largest film bash. I invited Hell on Frisco Bay’s Brian Darr to join us again with his seven picks from the final week’s screenings and events:

Enter to Win: SF International Film Festival's Centerpiece Film & Party

Enter to Win: SF International Film Festival's Centerpiece Film & Party

You could win tickets to this Saturday's screening of the buzzed-about film, Your Sister's Sister, starring Mark Duplass, Emily Blunt and Rosemarie Dewitt, at the swanky Sundance Kabuki theatre, followed by a splashy after-party at the sleek Clift Hotel!

See details below, deadline to enter is 3pm, Thursday, April 26, 2012.

55th SF International Film Festival Opens Thursday

The 55th SF International Film Festival Opens Tomorrow

7x7 is once again proudly sponsoring the annual cinephilic celebration, featuring a world-class program that will include new work from acclaimed filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola and Hirokazu Kore-eda.

After Nearly Six Years, SF Film Society Director Ends Groundbreaking Tenure

Graham Leggat, the San Francisco Film Society's executive director since October 2005, has stepped down due to health issues. During his tenure, the Society’s annual operating budget increased more than threefold, allowing the producer of the city’s International Film Festival, America’s oldest, to offer a year-round series of screenings, programs and workshops.

Mike Mills, Ewan McGregor to Kick Off Opening Night at 54th SF International Film Festival

The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival opens tomorrow with Beginners, writer-director Mike Mills' hopeful meditation on family and how our formative experiences inevitably influence our choices in life and love, featuring powerful performances by Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Inglourious Basterds' Mélanie Laurent. The lights go down promptly at 7 p.m. at the Castro Theatre, with the festival's Opening Night party to follow at 9:30 at the Terra Gallery on Harrison Street.

SFIFF’s The Age of Stupid: Prepare to Get Planetarily Freaked Out (Again)

If you saw Wall-E and thought, “yikes, I don't want my great grandchildren to live in Outer-Space affixed to a giant slurpy and lounge chair, but thanks goodness it’s only a cartoon,” wait till you see The Age of Stupid Playing May 3-5 at the Kabuki, the film is part of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Your SF International Film Fest Events Playbook

SFIFF is a must-attend on the San Francisco cultural and social calendar. But with over 150 films and live events, it can be a bit harrowing to figure how to divvy up your time.  Here, we distill the glitziest of the glitzy and the best of the best. Get your tickets now, these will fill up fast.

Opening Night: La Mission Premiere

Walt Disney: Not Not Dead Yet

For the last time, Walt Disney is NOT in a state of cryonic suspension or frozen and in storage.  And 73-year old Diane Disney Miller is spending $112 million to put this and other rumors about her dad to rest.  Diane Miller (the owner of Silverado Vineyards in Napa) is footing the bill on the new Walt Disney Family Museum, set to open in the Presidio this fall.

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