Three legendary Hollywood iconoclasts (Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek) anchor this Depression-era Southern-flavored tale penned by C. Gaby Mitchell and Mad Men’s Chris Provenzano about a Tennessee backwoods outcast (Duvall) who decides to throw his own funeral—while still alive.
In a rare look inside an artistic labor of love, SFIFF tributee Salles fashions this cinematic essay on his ongoing quest to adapt Kerouac’s mythic novel On the Road, drawing on a treasure trove of material, including screen tests, interviews, archival footage and candid personal reflections.
From the maker of 1998’s highly acclaimed The Dreamlife of Angels comes this character-driven thriller, powered by an unforgettable performance from ever-daring Tilda Swinton, barreling straight into a sleazy wasteland as an abrasive alcoholic kidnapper in way over her head.
The presentation of the Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award to maverick animator Don Hertzfeldt will include an onstage interview, questions and answers with the audience and many of Hertzfedlt’s most beloved short films, including I am so proud of you.
Ang Lee’s criminally overlooked 1999 Civil War epic, starring Tobey Maguire as a pistol-packing Missouri bushwhacker, is revitalized in this just-completed director’s cut that restores crucial battle sequences and highlights this year’s Kanbar Award honoree James Schamus’s period-perfect dialogue.