Wednesday, April 25, 2007

San Francisco 50th International Film Festival World Premiere

Fog City Mavericks
Don’t miss the world premiere of this exciting documentary that celebrates the Bay Area’s brilliant filmmakers. George Lucas, Philip Kaufman and other local luminaries in attendance!
The milestone 50th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 26–May 10) will present the world premiere of Fog City Mavericks, directed by Gary Leva, at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre at 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 29.
Fog City Mavericks explores and applauds the extraordinary cinematic achievements of San Francisco Bay Area filmmakers, with notable attention given to the way in which their lives and work mirror the spirit of invention and independence that makes the Bay Area such a unique cultural and artistic community.
Iconoclastic filmmakers featured in this celebratory documentary include George Lucas, Philip Kaufman, Francis Ford Coppola, Brad Bird, Bruce Conner, Sofia Coppola, Carroll Ballard, Chris Columbus, Clint Eastwood, John Korty, John Lasseter, Walter Murch and Saul Zaentz. Several of these mavericks, including Lucas, Kaufman, Zaentz, Korty and Dominic Angerame, will appear for a special introduction and post-screening Q&A.
“The Bay Area is a Shangri-La of trailblazing innovation, and nowhere is this more true than in the extraordinary group of filmmakers who have called it home in recent generations,” says Graham Leggat, San Francisco Film Society executive director. “We are thrilled to present the world premiere the

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