Graham Leggat helps brings the world to the doorstep of San Francisco. The world, through film. Graham, in addition to being Guest Editor of RooftopComedy this week is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society, the organization that puts on the annual San Francisco International Film Festival, which will be making it’s 52nd pass around this world from April 23 to May 7. This is a festival that I might add that I was rejected from, back in 2004, when I still believed in things. But that was the past. No hard feelings.
Moving on, check out what he had to say about his picks below!
Jimmy Dore – Faith healers are bogus
It makes me happy to have someone pointedly call these charlatans on their fraudulence
Maria Bamford – What people want
It’s unpredictable and satirical and beautifully weird.
Eddie Gossling – My wife lies to me
The cumulative effect of its canny semi-stupidity.
Doug Mellard – Talking to your dog
Somehow this guy can channel actual conversations between me and my pup.
David Crowe – Aussies are tough
You just don’t hear enough good antipodean waxing jokes.
Andrew Norelli – Advice from a masseuse
Hopefully riffs like this will help reduce inanity statewide.
More about the San Francisco International Film Festival:
The 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 23 – May 7, 2009 and will screen the finest in independent, documentary and international cinema. The West Coast hub for cineastes, filmmakers, journalists and industry professionals, the International brings world-renowned talent–such as this year’s awardees Robert Redford and Francis Ford Coppola–to Bay Area audiences. SFIFF52 celebrates Bay Area film culture, with Peter Bratt’s La Mission, starring his brother Benjamin Bratt for its Opening Night selection, followed by a lavish afterparty at Bruno’s and El Capitan Theatre. The festival will also will present spectacular events including the Midnight Awards with Evan Rachel Wood and Elijah Wood, and a live performance by psychedelic Cambodian/American pop band Dengue Fever to accompany the classic silent film The Lost World. SFIFF52 will close with Alexis Dos Santos’s Unmade Beds, a tale of two solitary expats crossing paths in London’s cosmopolitan art-rock scene. For tickets and information visit http://fest09.sffs.org/
Posted: March 27th, 2009 under Ruminations, theorizations and stuff.