Love and Friendship San Francisco Premiere! Kate Beckinsale, Whit Stillman on Opening the 59th Annual San Francisco Int’l Film Festival with new film.
Love and Friendship San Francisco Premiere! Watch Bay Area HQ’s Marlu Silva talk to actress Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Serendipity) and critically-acclaimed director Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona, Last Days of Disco) about their new movie Love & Friendship, which was chosen as the Opening Night feature. The film is a laugh-out-loud comedy starring Beckinsale as the cunning, witty, and sassy social climber, Lady Susan. This sharp-witted, frisky tale—based on the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan—was well received by the sold-out audience at the Castro Theatre. Immediately after the showing, Beckinsale and Stillman took questions from the audience about “Love and Friendship.”
The 59th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 21-May 5 at the Castro Theatre, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, the Roxie Theater and the Victoria Theatre in San Francisco and BAMPFA in Berkeley. Held each spring for 15 days, SFIFF is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, featuring nearly 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards with nearly $40,000 in cash prizes and upwards of 100 participating filmmaker guests. Get your tickets now to experience one of the world’s greatest film festivals. Here’s our list of must-see events (see official site for the latest news and info. Schedules and artists subject to change).
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