Look Who's Coming to BAM/PFA: SFIFF In-Persons

Now in its 57th year, the San Francisco International Film Festival returns to BAM/PFA with a schedule featuring thirty-three features and eleven short films. The annual extravaganza for film lovers gets underway Friday, April 25 with Neto Villalobos’s All About the Feathers, a quixotic comedy from Costa Rica about an impoverished security guard and his unusually poignant relationship with a rooster that he acquires for cock fighting. In all, we will feature some of the best new films produced in thirty-one countries over the course of the two-week festival, which run the gamut from comedy and drama to experimental and documentary. Throughout the festival we’ll welcome some of the brightest minds in filmmaking from around the globe. The following is a list of those confirmed at the time of this writing.

Friday, April 25
6:30 p.m. All About the Feathers (Costa Rica, 2013)
Director Neto Villalobos in person

Saturday, April 26
3:30 p.m. We Come As Friends (France/Austria, 2013)
Director Hubert Sauper in person

Sunday, April 27
12:30 p.m. The Last Season (U.S., 2014)
Director Sara Dosa, producers Josh Penn and John Montague, editor Erin Casper, cinematographer Star Rosencrans, associate producers Daniel Hymanson and Mai Arakida Izak, and composer Dan Roemer in person

5:45 p.m. Shorts 5: Experimental: Looking Glass
Little Girl director Bruce Baillie, Bright Mirror director Paul Clipson, De Luce 2: Architectura director Janis Crystal Lipzin, and Entr’Acte director Lawrence Jordan in person

Thursday, May 1
6:30 p.m. Difret (Ethiopia, 2014)
Director Zeresenay Berhane Mehar in person

Monday, May 5
8:40 p.m. Art and Craft (U.S., 2013)
Directors Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker in person

Wednesday, May 7
6:30 p.m. Bad Hair (Venezuela/Peru, 2013)
Director Mariana Rondón and producer Marite Ugas in person