444 Jessie St.
San Francisco, California

The San Francisco Film Society will present SFFS Film Arts Forum: Films, Films, Films at 7:00 pm, Monday, April 6 at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street. FilmHouse resident Eugene Corr, Geralyn Pezanoski, just back from her film’s world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and San Francisco International Film Festival–bound directors Jim Granato and Frazer Bradshaw will each show excerpts from and discuss their latest film.

The fourth SFFS Film Arts Forum—the Film Society’s bimonthly information-sharing, discussion, networking, professional-development jamboree—celebrates the vibrancy and vitality of Bay Area filmmaking on the eve of the San Francisco International Film Festival. This time around it’s all about the films. The night will be comprised of an excerpt screening and discussion with four featured filmmakers, followed by a laptop shop where invited guests share clips of works in progress. Eugene Corr, current SFFS FilmHouse resident, will share a clip of his current documentary project From Ghost Town to Havana, which explores the lives of two dedicated and charismatic baseball coaches in Oakland and Havana, Cuba. Then, Geralyn Pezanoski will present a clip from her film Mine: Taken by Katrina, which won the Audience Award for documentary feature at this year’s South by Southwest Film Festival. Next, Jim Granato will show a sneak peak of his documentary D tour, which is in competition at the 52nd International, and Frazer Bradshaw will share an excerpt from his film Everything Strange and New, which premiered at Sundance and will screen at the 52nd International.

Then invited guests, including Dina Ciraulo, Tamara Perkins and Miles Montalbano—and any filmmaker looking for feedback—will screen clips from their current projects on laptops. It’s a professional development party for local makers.

In addition, the dynamic filmmaking team Noah and Logan Miller will be on hand to introduce their new book, Either You’re In or You’re In the Way, the hilarious, implausible and touching story of accomplishing the impossible—making a feature film with 11 Academy Award winners, no experience, no money and no contacts. Touching Home, starring Ed Harris, premiered at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival.

All participating filmmakers will be available to continue the conversation throughout the evening. The SFFS Film Arts Forum is an entire conference in the span of a few hours.

Tickets $5 year-round SFFS members; $8 general; available in advance at www.sffs.org. Must be 21+ to attend.
For more information, http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker-services/filmmaker-services-events.aspx.

Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker-services/filmmaker-services-events.aspx

Added by cinesoul on March 23, 2009