We return once again to the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFilm). Managing Editor Alan Ng and Tiffany Tchobanian covered the fest’s wide array of LGBT, foreign, and downright weird films making the festival circuit and all hoping to head into theaters in the coming months.
Amazingly we reviewed over 50 films with Alan and Tiffany on the ground hopping from theater to theater and our staff of reviewers at home.
SFFilm 2019 Films Reviewed: Asako I & II, The Beast in the Jungle, Belmonte, Central Airport THF, Close Enemies, Core of the World, The Death of Dick Long, Echo in the Canyon, The Farewell, First Night Nerves, Florianopolis Dream, The Grand Bizarre, Hala, The Harvester, In My Room, Kabul: City in the Wind, Life Overtakes Me, The Little Comrade, The Load, Midnight Family, Midnight Traveler, Moments, The Nightingale, One Child Nation, Paper Flags, Premature, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, Ramen Shop, Red Joan, Rojo, The Seer and the Unseen, Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall, The Sound of Silence, Suburban Birds, Tales of the City, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, We Believe in Dinosaurs, Well Groomed, What We Left Unfinished, When I’m A Moth, Wild Rose, Winter’s Night.
Years attending SFFilm: Second Year.
SFFilm 2018 Films Reviewed: First Night Nerves, Florianopolis Dream, Kabul: City in the Wind, Life Overtakes Me. Midnight Family, Ramen Shop, Tales of the City, We Believe in Dinosaurs, Well Groomed, Wild Rose.
Fave SFFilm 2019 Film: Wild Rose
Most Surprising Thing About SFFilm 2019: The lone Christian reviewer at Film Threat is quoted by an atheist website about the Noah’s Ark documentary, We Believe In Dinosaurs.
Best Film Not Reviewed: Nothing Fancy: Diane Kennedy. A fantastic documentary about Mexico’s leading food anthropologist Dianne Kennedy. Everything you want in a food doc—a fascinating story and amazing images of food. The film was not reviewed because the film has been recut and will screen with the new version in the future.
Best Place to Stay for the Festival: This trip could not have been possible, if not for this fantastic BnB. It was a $10 rideshare to the city and the owners gave us a great rate to stay in the beautiful city of Oakland. Check the place out next time you visit the Bay Area. It’s within walking distance of a Jack in the Box, two Ethiopian restaurants, and an amazing Bar-B-Que opening soon.