Greek Film Fest

The 16th San Francisco Film Festival opens Sunday 20 August 2019 at the Castro Theatre with I Am Mackenzie directed by Artemis Anstasiadou (USA) 2019 and Olympia, a documentary directed by Harry Mavromichaelis (USA) 2018.


Life Will Smile directed by Drey Kleanthous (UK 2018); Her Job directed by Nikos Labôt (Greece) 2018; In This Land Nobody Knew How To Cry directed by Giorgos Panousopoulos (Greece 2018); and Cliffs Of Freedom directed by Van Ling (USA) 2919 will be shown at Delancey Street Screening Room.

Smuggling Hendrix directed by Marios Piperides (Cyprus) 2018 screens at Dolby Cinema.

For more info and tickets contact San Francisco Greek Film Festival.

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Valley Fever

Fans of Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu will undoubtedly by drawn to Valley Of Love directed by Guillaume Nicloux (France) 2015 because the two leading actors are the stars of the film.


However, audiences might be surprised or even challenged by the casual pace of the action. It seems closer to real time rather than the short fast edits most audiences are used to. As if one is watching a documentary. Somewhat reminiscent of early Warhol films.

It screened on the final day of the 2015 French Cinema Now mini-festival sponsored by the San Francisco Film Society.

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Arab Film Fest 18

Arab Film Festival 18 opens at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco 10 October 2014 with May In The Summer directed by Cherien Dabis (USA) 2013. This year’s festival will screen over 50 films from 20 countries between 10 – 23 October at eight Bay Area venues.


An abridged program follows 7 – 9 November 2014 in Los Angeles and 20 – 22 November 2014 in San Diego.

For more information and tickets contact Arab Film Festival.

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