San Francisco International Film Festival
2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Taking place from April 5- April 19, 2017, the festival features over 180 independent films from all over the world. The screenings are held at famous San Francisco theaters like the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, The Castro Theater, Roxie Theater, and Walt Disney Family Museum, among others. Additionally, all of the venues are only about 10-20 minutes away from the Mylo Hotel. Some highlights to look for at this year’s festival are Patti Cake$, The Green Fog, and The Winter. The first film, Patti Cake$, follows the burgeoning hip hop career of Patricia Dombrowski, the eponymous Patti Cake$, and her crew of hip hop hopefuls. The Green Fog is a send up to Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary Vertigo that uses Bay Area footage from films and television of the past. The Winter is an Argentinean entry that details the growing tension between an established sheep rancher and the new young man who he sees a threat. No matter what film you are lucky enough to see during the festival, it is sure to keep you talking well after the closing credits.