54th San Francisco International Film Festival 21 April - 5 May 2011

Master Classes

An extension of the year-round SFFS Film Craft & Film Studies program, this series of master classes provides a unique opportunity for audiences to engage with special Festival guests and get an insider’s look at intriguing cinema subjects.

 

Jean-Michel Frodon: The Critic’s Response and Responsibility
Thursday, April 28, 7:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$12 members, $15 general

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French film critic Jean-Michel Frodon, a former critic for Le Point and Le Monde, former editor-in-chief of Cahiers du Cinéma and the 2011 Stanford Humanities Center Bliss Carnochan Visitor, will explore the task and purpose of the film critic in cinema today.

 

Frank Pierson: A Writer’s Life
Friday, April 29, 5:00 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$15 members, $20 general

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Join legendary screenwriter and recipient of this year’s Kanbar Award Frank Pierson (Cool Hand Luke, Dog Day Afternoon) for an intimate discussion about the craft of screenwriting.

 

The Producer/Director Collaboration
Sunday, May 1, 1:00 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$15 members, $20 general

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Join producer Alison Dickey and director Azazel Jacobs (Terri) for an in-depth discussion about working together to bring this year’s Centerpiece film to the screen.


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