This year’s San Francisco International Film Festival is going to be a real hoot! We have so many people seeing so many different things during the Fest, all so we can bring you as comprehensive and diverse coverage of the fest as we can without killing Alex (who is interviewing, like, 700 people over the next few weeks, bless his heart). Here’s just a sampling of what you’re going to see on the Appeal over the course of the Fest:

MiHi will be telling you about tonight’s screening of La Mission, which Alex also likes — how can you not be into a movie where Benjamin Bratt plays an ex-con bus driver (somebody get Judson True on the phone).

Alex will be telling you about 500 Days of Summer, “the latest Zooey Deschanel indie
rom-com thing” (as Rita put it to us). And I’m trying to convince Alex to go to the afterparty with me at Clift, where we hope hilarity of some sort will ensue.

Speaking of parties, Beth will be filing a video report from tonight’s opening night party. Can’t wait.

What else? Wendy‘s revisiting Butch and Sundance, since Sundance himself is in town to scoop up some award.

Look, we could tell you what everyone’s seeing but, really, we just want you to keep on coming back to see for yourself. We’re talking film reviews in which we promise not to get all boring and film geeky, party coverage, interviews, and tons of ticket giveaways (we have four tomorrow, alone). This is going to be fun.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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