C California Style

Now Playing: San Francisco International Film Festival

by C California Style

Complete with a Grateful Dead documentary

The San Francisco International Film Festival’s 60th installment pays tribute to the Bay Area’s rich, multidimensional cultural legacy with fittingly idiosyncratic highlights including Amir Bar-Lev’s fresh-off-of-Sundance marathon Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip and the world premiere of Thomas Riedelsheimer’s new Andy Goldsworthy documentary Leaning Into the Wind. The Green Fog—A San Francisco Fantasia, a reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo by Guy Maddin that utilizes footage from films and TV shows shot in S.F., will be accompanied by a Jacob Garchik score performed live by Kronos Quartet—further proof that this city embraces originality like no other. April 5-19; sffilm.org.

THE GREEN FOG—A SAN FRANCISCO FANTASIA will screen on the festival’s closing night.

THE GREEN FOG—A SAN FRANCISCO FANTASIA will screen on the festival’s closing night.

Written by MELISSA GOLDSTEIN.
 

This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of C Magazine.