First commenter to, uh, comment gets tickets for two to An Afternoon with Bruce Goldstein on Sunday, May 3 at 5:00 pm at the Castro. Here’s what they tell us:

The distinguished recipient of this year’s Mel Novikoff Award–bestowed on an individual or institution whose work has enhanced the filmgoing public’s appreciation of world cinema–is the innovative programmer, archivist and showman extraordinaire Bruce Goldstein. He will present a reel of trailers from his distribution company, Rialto Pictures, followed by an onstage interview with Anita Monga, and capped by a screening of Fellini’s enthralling Nights of Cabiria, in what is destined to be a fascinating treat for all citizens of film culture at large.

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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