SF International Film Fest
Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha, which he co-wrote with its star Greta Gerwig, is the kind of movie that could become a cult classic. Not because it's packed with gore or because it heralds the appearance of a new tranny-to-watch, but because it's just so damn likable and packed with chutzpah.
After the massive success of Magic Mike, ponderous failure of Side Effects and with the Liberace biopic Beyond the Candelabra coming to HBO in the next few months, director Steven Soderbergh shocked audiences and pundits by announcing his retirement earlier this year, allegedly due to frustrations with the industry. So who better than Soderbergh himself to give the SF International Film Festival’s annual State of Cinema speech this year?