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

Salons

This new discussion series is designed to deepen and enhance the Festival experience and take it a few steps beyond the post-screening Q&A. Bay Area film scholars and filmmakers lead in-depth audience conversations about major film genres and prominent Festival themes. See one or more of the films listed in each category, then join us for the corresponding salon to engage with other cinephiles.

 

The Social Justice Documentary
Monday, April 25, 8:30 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$11 members, $12 senior/student/disabled, $13 general

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Salon host Bill Nichols is a cinema studies professor at San Francisco State University and an author specializing in documentary and ethnographic films, film history and theory, and rhetoric and visual representation. Susan Saladoff, director of Hot Coffee, will also participate in the discussion. Films up for discussion: Better This World, Crime After Crime and Hot Coffee.

 

Expressions of French Cinema
Sunday, May 1, 3:15 pm
Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
$11 members, $12 senior/student/disabled, $13 general

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Salon host Susan Weiner is the author of Enfants Terribles: Femininity and Youth in the Mass Media in France, 1945–68 and a former professor of French cultural studies at Yale University. Films up for discussion: Children of the Princess of Cleves, Hands Up, I’m Glad My Mother Is Alive and The Place in Between.


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