Essential SF is an ongoing compendium of the film community’s key figures, organized by SF360.org and the San Francisco Film Society as part of its annual Cinema by the Bay festival.
SF360.org offers in-depth articles, below, about each of this year's Essential SF honorees: one institution and eight individuals who've left indelible marks on the Bay Area's progressively evolving filmmaking community. If you enjoy the articles or honor their subjects, please take a moment to share them with your network or leave a comment on the site.
Cinema by the Bay, a four-day festival celebrating the best in Bay Area film, kicks off Friday, November 4, at the SF Film Society | New People Cinema and concludes Sunday, November 6, with SF360.org Presents Essential SF, an evening of celebration of these indispensable figures.
With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.
Susan Gerhard talks copy, critics and the 'there' we have here.
Universally warm sentiment is attached to the Bay Area's hardest working indie/art film publicist.
The National Film Preservation Foundation delivers another gem with the fascinating three-disc box set 'The West 1898-1938.'
Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’
For 50 years, Canyon Cinema has provided crucial support for a fertile avant-garde film scene.
Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.
Without marketing tie-ins, plastic toys or corn-syrup confections, a children’s film festival brings energy to the screen.