We are beyond thrilled to announce the screening and event venues for the upcoming 59th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5, 2016)! Marking a significant change to our traditional venue configuration, the Festival’s new geographical footprint is centered around the thriving cultural community of the Mission district, utilizing San Francisco’s newest (Alamo Drafthouse New Mission) and oldest (Roxie Theater) screens to bring the best of world cinema to Bay Area audiences. With a new home in one of the city’s most lively, artistically rich and public transit-friendly neighborhoods, the Film Society’s signature annual event will have a bold new look and feel on the eve of its 60th anniversary year.
“We are thrilled to bring the Film Society’s signature event to the Mission district, and we anticipate an exciting new feel to the Festival this year,” said San Francisco Film Society Executive Director Noah Cowan. “From forging partnerships with new venues like Alamo Drafthouse and Gray Area, to working with the legendary San Francisco arthouses already known and loved by Bay Area film-goers and the gorgeous new Pacific Film Archive theater in Berkeley, to engaging with the fantastically rich cultural community of the Mission, we are looking forward to providing a fresh Festival experience for our dedicated supporters and reaching new audiences."
The Festival’s first program announcements will be made in the coming weeks, with the launch of the complete Festival lineup on Tuesday, March 29. Tickets will be on sale to SFFS members only between March 29–31.
Alamo Drafthouse New Mission – 2550 Mission Street (at 22nd Street)
Castro Theatre – 429 Castro Street (at Market)
Gray Area – 2665 Mission Street (at 23rd Street)
Roxie Theater – 3117 16th Street (at Valencia)
Victoria Theatre – 2961 16th Street (at Capp)
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive – 2155 Center Street (at Oxford), Berkeley
The SFIFF59 pre-Festival box office will be located at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission beginning March 30. From March 30–April 21, the box office will be open from 3:00–7:00 pm daily; during the Festival, tickets can be purchased at all screening venues beginning one hour prior to the first screening of the day and through the start of the final show of the evening.
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.