To celebrate their gold anniversary, the SFIFF is not only presenting the always-dazzling film festival itself, but hosting a huge array of events as well: from tributes to Spike Lee (and a screening of When The Levees Broke), and awards to locals George Lucas and Robin Williams, an address about The State of Cinema with Peter Sellars, and an evening of spoken word about the fifty years of the SFIFF with the Porchlight crew (among many others), there's something for everyone.

And would you check out these movies too! Just to pick a couple movies completely randomly, there's: Charlotte Gainsbourg's latest Italian movie (on opening night), a silent movie with a new soundtrack by Jonathan Richman (and we may have some passes to give away to that one if you're intrigued), new films from Africa, a documentary about punk rock in the 1990s, Parker Posey's latest indie film with Zoe Cassavetes, a Filipino fable, a snowboarder slasher movie from Norway, and a French biopic about Edith Piaf (closing night) -- among many, many others. We haven't even scratched the surface of all the movies and events you can choose from this year! (We didn't even mention they're screening .) Buy tickets here.

As always, SFist will be reporting live from the scene of all the movies we can't wait to watch, so you know what we'll be doing starting April 26. We can't wait!

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