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Free To Be You and Me

George Heymont | Posted 05.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new documentaries focus on the power of the arts to inspire people in ways that have absolutely nothing to do with "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps." Instead, they show how the arts can give disadvantaged youth hope for brighter futures and more meaningful lives.

SF International Film Festival Award Night Gets Glamorous

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 07.04.2014 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

San Francisco's main thoroughfare was transformed into the corner of Hollywood and 'Vine Ness' when the San Francisco International Film Festival celebrated its own awards season at the Regency Center.

Robin Wilkey

Hot New Filmmaker: 'SF Is Ground Zero For Porn' | Robin Wilkey | Posted 08.22.2012 | San Francisco

Who: Stephen Elliott, founder of The Rumpus, author of The Adderall Diaries and recently, writer/director of San Francisco International Film Festival...

Locals Light Up The SF International Film Festival

Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco

Hollywood may have some movies. But the longest running international film festival in the Americas is in San Francisco. Last Thursday, the SF Fil...

WATCH: San Francisco Showcasing World's Best Animation

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.10.2012 | San Francisco

For the sixth year in a row, the San Francisco International Animation Festival will present a program of some of the best animated full-length featur...

SF Film Society Nabs Star Director

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Film Society announced that indie film veteran Bingham Ray will be joining the society as executive director on Novemb...

Documentaries Storm the Nation's Capitol at Silverdocs Festival

Michael Rose | Posted 08.28.2011 | Arts
Michael Rose

What do Elmo, the New York Times, McDonald's coffee, transsexual tennis star Renee Richards, a chimp using sign language, electric cars, the real horse whisperer and Al Franken have in common?