SFIFF Update: Confirmed Guests

The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival arrives at PFA Theater today with a schedule of 36 films from 21 countries, taking place over a span of 14 days. We get our end of things started tonight with two films by American independent filmmakers—Littlerock by Mike Ott and Cold Weather (pictured above) by Aaron Katz. An evolving list of confirmed guests is included below:

Friday April 23
6:30 Littlerock
Mike Ott (U.S., 2008)
In person
Mike Ott, director; Atsuko Okatsuka, actor; Cory Zacharia, actor; Ryan Dillon, actor; Brett Tinnes, actor; Markiss McFadden, actor; Matt Fling, actor; Frederick Thornton, producer; Sierra Leoni, actor; Mariano Goldgrob, actor

8:45 Cold Weather
Aaron Katz (U.S., 2010)
*In person *
Aaron Katz, director; Brendan McFadden, producer; Andrew Reed, director of photography

Saturday April 24
8:45 Something Like a Dream
In person
Janie Geiser, director, Ghost Algebra (U.S., 2009, 8 mins.)
Janis Crystal Lipzin, director, De Luce 1: Vegetare (U.S., 2009, 5 mins.)
Dominic Angerame, director, The Soul of Things (U.S., 2010, 15 mins.)
Marcia Scott, director, Bolinas (U.S., 2008, 13 mins.)

Tuesday April 27
8:40 The Oath
Laura Poitras (U.S., 2010)
In person
Laura Poitras, director

Wednesday April 28
8:20 Susa
Rusudan Pirveli (Georgia, 2010)
In person
Rusudan Pirveli, director

Friday April 30
6:30 Linha de Passe
Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas (Brazil, 2008)
In person
Walter Salles, director

9:15 Tehroun
Nader Takmil Homayoun (France/Iran, 2009)
In person
Nader Takmil Homayoun, director

Saturday May 1
2:00 Constantin and Elena
Andrei Dascalescu (Romania/Spain, 2008)
In person
Andrei Dascalescu, director

4:10 Marwencol
Jeff Malmberg (U.S., 2010)
In person
Jeff Malmberg, director; Christina Shellen, producer

Sunday May 2
2:00 Budrus
Julia Bacha (Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories, 2009)
In person
Ronit Avni, producer

4:15 Restrepo
Tim Hetherington, Seabstian Junger (U.S., 2010)
In person
Tim Hetherington, director

8:30 Last Train Home
Lixin Fan (Canada/China, 2009)
In person
Lixin Fan, director

Monday May 3
6:30 Presumed Guilty
Roberto Hernández, Geoffrey Smith (Mexico, 2009)
In person
Roberto Hernández, director; Layda Negrette, producer