Come meet the inimitable Zellner Bros.! The Austin-based filmmaking duo (Fiddlestixx, SFIFF 2010) will present selections from their considerable oeuvre of short films, the newest of which is a look at the mysteries of nature entitled Sasquatch Birth Journal 2. The Zellners’ films run the gamut from heartfelt and touching to raucous and absurd, usually moment by moment.
The influence of Leonard Cohen’s writing and music gives rise to a range of astonishing work in this three-part tribute: a series of short films that visualize the album New Skin for the Old Ceremony, the classic documentary Ladies and Gentlemen . . . Mr. Leonard Cohen and live music featuring covers of Cohen’s music by Kelly Stoltz and Pale Hoarse.
Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick host the beloved nonfiction storytelling series, making another highly anticipated appearance at the Festival for a special night of film industry–themed stories. The rules are deceptively simple. Tell a true ten-minute tale to an audience of strangers as if you were telling it to a good friend. Results vary wildly but are uniformly unforgettable.
Each year, the Film Society invites an industry leader to ruminate on the intersecting worlds of contemporary cinema, culture and society. This year, indie film maverick Christine Vachon discusses her remarkable career.
Tindersticks, the groundbreaking British chamber rock band known for its distinctive orchestral sound and the baritone of lead vocalist Stuart Staples, will perform the scores that they have created for six films of French director Claire Denis. Viewed—and heard—anew, Denis’s singular images will soar as the band’s live music envelopes the majestic Castro Theatre.