SFIFF 55 Slideshow - 2012

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  1. The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

    Sam Green, performing the World Premiere of his live documentary THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, May 1, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  2. The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller

    Sam Green, performing the World Premiere of his live documentary THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, May 1, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  3. The Waiting Room

    Peter Nicks, director of THE WAITING ROOM, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, May 1, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  4. The Waiting Room

    The crew and subjects of the documentary THE WAITING ROOM, onstage following a screening of the film at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, May 1, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  5. Will

    Ellen Perry, director of WILL, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, May 1, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  6. Hysteria

    Tanya Wexler, director of HYSTERIA, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, May 1, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  7. Summer Games

    Rolando Colla, director of SUMMER GAMES, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 30, 2012. Photo by George F. Gund, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  8. Meanwhile in Mamelodi

    Benjamin Kahlmeyer, director of MEANWHILE IN MAMELODI, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 30, 2012. Photo by George F. Gund, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  9. Porchlight

    Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick, hosts of the Porchlight storytelling program at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 30, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  10. An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

    Terence Nance, director of AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 30, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  11. Chicken With Plums

    Marjane Satrapi, codirector of CHICKEN WITH PLUMS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 30, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  12. Chicken With Plums

    Marjane Satrapi, codirector of CHICKEN WITH PLUMS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 30, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  13. The Law in These Parts

    Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, director of THE LAW IN THESE PARTS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 29, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  14. Mosquita y Mari

    Aurora Guerrero, director of MOSQUITA Y MARI, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 29, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  15. Policeman

    Nadav Lapid, director of POLICEMAN, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 29, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  16. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

    Lisa Immordino Vreeland, director of DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 29, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  17. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel

    Lisa Immordino Vreeland, director of DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 29, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  18. Your Sister's Sister

    Rosemarie DeWitt, star of Centerpiece film YOUR SISTER'S SISTER at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  19. Kanbar Award

    Fimmaker Philip Kaufman with Kanbar Award recipient David Webb Peoples at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  20. Pierre Rissient: Man of Cinema

    Todd McCarthy, director of PIERRE RISSIENT: MAN OF CINEMA, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  21. Kanbar Award

    James Dalessandro and Kanbar Award recipient David Webb Peoples at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  22. Kanbar Award

    James Dalessandro and Kanbar Award recipient David Webb Peoples at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  23. Kanbar Award

    Janet Peoples and Kanbar Award recipient David Webb Peoples at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  24. Novikoff Award

    Mel Novikoff Award recipient Pierre Rissient at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society.
  25. 17 Girls

    Muriel Coulin, codirector of 17 GIRLS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  26. Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present

    Matthew Akers, director of MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  27. Step Up to the Plate

    Paul Lacoste, director of STEP UP TO THE PLATE, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  28. Master Class: Mick LaSalle

    Film critic Mick LaSalle, whose master class 'The Beauty of the Real' explored the recent explosion of female acting talent in French cinema at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  29. Golden Slumbers

    Davy Chou and Steve Chen, director and cameraman of GOLDEN SLUMBERS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  30. Winter Nomads

    Manuel von Sturler, director of WINTER NOMADS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  31. The Sheik and I

    Caveh Zahedi, director of THE SHEIK AND I, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 28, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  32. Schools at the Festival

    More than 3600 K-12 students are attending festival screenings through the Schools at the Festival program at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19 - May 3, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  33. Schools at the Festival

    More than 3600 K-12 students are attending festival screenings through the Schools at the Festival program at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19 - May 3, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  34. Schools at the Festival

    More than 3600 K-12 students are attending festival screenings through the Schools at the Festival program at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19 - May 3, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  35. Schools at the Festival

    More than 3600 K-12 students are attending festival screenings through the Schools at the Festival program at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19 - May 3, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  36. Schools at the Festival

    More than 3600 K-12 students are attending festival screenings through the Schools at the Festival program at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19 - May 3, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  37. Founder's Directing Award

    An enthusiastic audience welcomes Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh at his tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  38. Founder's Directing Award

    An audience member asks a question of Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh at his tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  39. Founder's Directing Award

    Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh with moderator Jonathan Moscone at his tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  40. Founder's Directing Award

    Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh with moderator Jonathan Moscone at his tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
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    Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh arriving at the Castro Theatre for his tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society

  42. Founder's Directing Award

    Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh at his tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  43. Founder's Directing Award

    An enthusiastic crowd greeted Founder's Directing Award recipient Kenneth Branagh at his tribute at the Castro Theatre during the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 27, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  44. Film Society Awards Night

    Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, David Webb Peoples and Benh Zeitlin, all of whom were honored at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  45. Film Society Awards Night

    Actor Peter Coyote, who presented the inaugural Graham Leggat Award to filmmaker Benh Zeitlin at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  46. Film Society Awards Night

    Film Society Awards Night took place at the historic Warfield Theatre at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  47. Film Society Awards Night

    Kenneth Branagh, recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  48. Film Society Awards Night

    Kenneth Branagh, recipient of the Founder's Directing Award at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  49. Film Society Awards Night

    Kenneth Branagh and Judy Davis, both of whom were honored at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  50. Film Society Awards Night

    Actor Delroy Lindo, who presented the Kanbar Award to screenwriter David Webb Peoples at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  51. Film Society Awards Night

    Screenwriter David Webb Peoples, recipient of the Kanbar Award at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  52. Film Society Awards Night

    Benh Zeitlin, recipient of the inaugural Graham Leggat Award, at Film Society Awards Night at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  53. Polisse

    Maiwenn, director of POLISSE, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  54. Castro Theatre Audience

    An audience member delivers a question to Peter J. Owens Award recipient Judy Davis. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  55. Peter J. Owens Award Recipient Judy Davis

    Judy Davis, recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  56. Peter J. Owens Award Recipient Judy Davis

    Judy Davis, recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, arriving at the Castro Theatre with her daughter Charlotte Friels at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  57. Peter J. Owens Award Recipient Judy Davis and Director Fred Schepisi

    Owens Award recipient Judy Davis with Fred Schepisi, director of THE EYE OF THE STORM, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  58. The Eye of the Storm

    Fred Schepisi, director of EYE OF THE STORM starring Owens Award recipient Judy Davis, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  59. Peter J. Owens Award Recipient Judy Davis

    Judy Davis, recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  60. Peter J. Owens Award Recipient Judy Davis

    Judy Davis, recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  61. Peter J. Owens Award

    Owens Award recipient Judy Davis, director Fred Schepisi and Elvis Mitchell at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  62. The Eye of the Storm

    Fred Schepisi, director of EYE OF THE STORM starring Owens Award recipient Judy Davis, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  63. Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigonobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years Without Images

    Eric Baudelaire, director of ANABASIS OF MAY AND FUSAKO SHIGONOBU, MASAO ADACHI, AND 27 YEARS WITHOUT IMAGES, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  64. Neighboring Sounds

    Kleber Mendonca Filho, director of NEIGHBORING SOUNDS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  65. Cherry

    Stephen Elliott, director of CHERRY, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  66. Cherry

    Lorelei Lee and Stephen Elliott, cowriter and director of CHERRY, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  67. The Loneliest Planet

    Julia Loktev, director of THE LONELIEST PLANET, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  68. Intouchables

    Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, codirectors of THE INTOUCHABLES, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 24, 2012. Photo by Pat Mazzera, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  69. Merrill Garbus and Buster Keaton Shorts

    tUnE-yArDs and guitarist Ava Mendoza performing their live score to a series of Buster Keaton shorts at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  70. Merrill Garbus and Buster Keaton Shorts

    tUnE-yArDs and guitarist Ava Mendoza performing their live score to a series of Buster Keaton shorts at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  71. Merrill Garbus and Buster Keaton Shorts

    tUnE-yArDs and guitarist Ava Mendoza performing their live score to a series of Buster Keaton shorts at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  72. Merrill Garbus and Buster Keaton Shorts

    tUnE-yArDs and guitarist Ava Mendoza performing their live score to a series of Buster Keaton shorts at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  73. Merrill Garbus and Buster Keaton Shorts

    tUnE-yArDs and guitarist Ava Mendoza performing their live score to a series of Buster Keaton shorts at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  74. Merrill Garbus and Buster Keaton Shorts

    tUnE-yArDs and guitarist Ava Mendoza performing their live score to a series of Buster Keaton shorts at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  75. Master Class: Susie Cagle: Visual Journalism

    Susie Cagle teaching her master class in visual journalism at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  76. SFIFF55 at the Historic Castro Theater

    The Castro Theatre during the San Francisco International Film Festival. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  77. Persistence of Vision Award Recipient Barbara Kopple

    Barbara Kopple, recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award, outside the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas when a fire alarm emptied the building during her tribute at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 22, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  78. Persistence of Vision Award Recipient Barbara Kopple

    Barbara Kopple, recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award, in conversation with Jon Else after a screening of her film HARLAN COUNTY, USA at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 22, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  79. Persistence of Vision Award Recipient Barbara Kopple

    Barbara Kopple, recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 22, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  80. Ethel

    Rory Kennedy, director of the documentary ETHEL, outside the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas when a fire alarm emptied the building at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 22, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  81. The Last Gladiators

    Chris Nilan, subject of the documentary THE LAST GLADIATORS, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 22, 2012.
  82. State of Cinema Address

    Jonathan Lethem delivering the State of Cinema Address at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  83. Bernie

    Richard Linklater, director of BERNIE, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012.Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  84. Acid Queens: Peaches & Tommy

    Peaches Christ and other performers rocked the house at 'Acid Queens: Peaches and Tommy,' a tribute to Ken Russell at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  85. Acid Queens: Peaches & Tommy

    Peaches Christ and other performers rocked the house at 'Acid Queens: Peaches and Tommy,' a tribute to Ken Russell at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  86. The Queen of Versailles

    Lauren Greenfield, director of the documentary THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  87. Gimme the Loot

    Adam Leon, director of GIMME THE LOOT (center), with producers Natalie Difford and Jamund Washington at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  88. The Fourth Dimension

    Jan Kwiecinski, Eddy Moretti, Harmony Korine, Val Kilmer and Aleksei Fedorchenko at the World Premiere of THE FOURTH DIMENSION at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  89. The Fourth Dimension

    Harmony Korine and Val Kilmer at the World Premiere of THE FOURTH DIMENSION at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  90. The Fourth Dimension

    Val Kilmer, star of THE FOURTH DIMENSION, at the film's World Premiere at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  91. The Fourth Dimension

    Aleksei Fedorchenko, director of THE FOURTH DIMENSION, at the film's World Premiere at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 20, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  92. Tokyo Waka

    John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson, codirectors of the documentary TOKYO WAKA, at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Tommy Lau, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  93. KinoTek: Karolina Sobecka

    Interactive artist Karolina Sobecka at the opening of the KinoTek exhibition of her work at SuperFrog Gallery during the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 21, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  94. Farewell, My Queen

    Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, the Opening Night film at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  95. Farewell, My Queen

    Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, the Opening Night film at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  96. Farewell, My Queen

    Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, onstage taking audience questions with Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, the Opening Night film at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society
  97. Farewell, My Queen

    Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012. Photo by Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society