FRIDAY LASSITUDE.XXXVII - SFIFF59
For the avid movie buffs out there, you would be well aware of the forthcoming 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (04/21-05/05). An array of international film screenings was just announced few days ago. For the rest of us philistines (lol), still there is an usual artistic inner voice that urge to oust that comfort zone and to embrace the indie artsy flicks.
Well, here is your chance. Plus, both the newly minted Alamo Drafthouse (Mission, SF)
& BAM/PFA (Berkeley)
are among this year's screening venues. If not for the auteurs' works, it would still be worthwhile to check out these latest SF theatrical offerings.
Here is our initial pick: MICROBE AND GASOLINEon y we picked: Althou the last few movies from Gondry aren't exactly our favorites (OK, since the Green Hornet, actually). But this is the guy who directed & co-wrote Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind!! For this latest one, Michel Gondry appears to return to his whimsical adventurous root. Highly anticipated. JOURNEY TO THE SHORE on y we picked: Traditionally Tadanobu Asano delivers bipolar but equally astonishing acting in non-gory/action-packed flicks; like Taste of Tea & Last Life in the Universe. We have the same high hope this time. HONG KONG TRILOGY: PRESCHOOLED PREOCCUPIED PREPOSTEROUS on y we picked: one word, Christopher Doyle. Christopher Doyle. Christopher Doyle. Note that, non-member tickets go on sales today at noon!
Have a great weekend everyone. Till next week. Cheers.