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Sunday
Apr082012

San Francisco Fashion Film Festival - Day 2!

Please come out and join the fun at the Roxie Theater for the final day of the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival! Today's lineup will be AMAZING!

We start out with The City of Lost Children from 1995, a film by Marc Caro & Jean-Pierre Jeunet, with costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier. Presented in partnership with the de Young Museum and their current exhibition Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.

Then, we will screen local director (and former San Francisco First Lady)'s film Miss Representation, which we are all excited to see on the big screen.

After this, we will watch Julie Benasra's wonderful documentary God Save My Shoes, and we'll follow-up the screening with a conversation between the director and festival co-founder, Kim Mitchell Stokes.

Finally, we will end the night with Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.

Who's excited???

Friday
Mar092012

Get Your Tickets Now!!!

 

That's right...we're live! (And now that we are live I promise to be a better blogger.) The San Francisco Fashion Film Festival is off to a running start and our tickets are now available for purchase over on Eventbrite! Individual showings are on sale for $10 and $15 each, while full festival passes are going for just $75 each!

We are also very happy to announce our lineup of films which we think includes something for everyone:

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

1:00 PM - Ziegfeld Girl - $15 (Costumes by Adrian)

3:30 PM - How I Get Dressed/The Way I Dress - $10

4:15 PM - Jack Taylor of Beverly Hills - $15

6:30 PM – Fashion Shorts - $10

7:15 PM – Barbarella - $15 (Costumes by Jacques Fonteray & Paco Rabanne)

 

9:45 PM - The Matrix - $15 (Costumes by Kym Barrett)

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

2:00 PM - City of Lost Children - $15 (Costumes by Jean Paul Gaultier)

4:45 PM - Miss Representation - $15

6:45 PM – Fashion Shorts - $10

7:30 PM - God Save My Shoes - $15

9:00 PM - Marie Antoinette - $15 (Costumes by Milena Canonero)

Please visit the "Films" section of our website to read more about these titles, why we chose them, and how we grouped them.

Also...we're offering two events to lead-up to the festival!

On Sunday, March 25th we are partnering with the Disposable Film Festival in their latest class of "Disposable Film 101". This class will have a fashion focus, and we'll talk about ways to make engaging and fun fashion shorts.

On Friday, April 6th, yours truly will be introducing a rare French film from Jacques Becker entitled Falbalas at the de Young Museum as part of its Friday Nights at the de Young. The de Young's highly anticipated exhibition Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk opens on March 23rd, and the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival is pleased to be partnering with the museum to support this exhibition.

Falbalas was made in 1945 in Paris just after the end of World War II. It tells the fictional story of a couturier, and shows the most realistic view of a Parisian couture house of the era on film. When Jean Paul Gaultier saw this film as a young man, it was what prompted him to become a designer...

For more details and information, please visit the "Schedule" page of our website...in fact, just visit our website - it will tell you absoltuely everything you want to know! http://fashfilmfest.org

Looking forward to seeing everyone in April - please say introduce yourself and say hello!

SF Fashion Film Festival poster by Alice Lam.

Monday
Dec122011

San Francisco Fashion Film Festival

Hedy Lamarr in Ziegfeld Girl, MGM 1941

"I remember Ziegfeld Girl...Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Jimmy Stewart... You know for me, a young guy of 13, to see this sort of beauty. I think from that moment I decide: I want to create clothes for ladies." -Valentino Garavani in Valentino: The Last Emperor

As some of you may already know, I'm working with Kim of J'Adore Couture and Adelle of FashionistaLab to put together the first annual San Francisco Fashion Film Festival! We have been working on this for weeks, sorting out the venue, film permissions, and other logistics. We have lots of ideas of talks and panels, not to mention the possible special guest!

We don't have a final list of titles yet, but we will be screening films from the indie sector, documentaries, and yes, feature films too. We have a short list of what we'd like to show, but I'm sure there will be a lot of discussion before we come to any final selections. What I can tell you is that the titles may be surprising and unexpected. We want this festival to dig deeper and explore all different aspects of design on film, not just the usual Audrey Hepburn films, for lack of a better example. Not that there's anything wrong with those (we love Audrey!), but we just want to offer something different and more exciting than what's been done before.

What are the films that fashion designers watch over and over again? What films are referenced on the runway and why? How have filmmakers celebrated fashion in their work? What films tell the stories of the creative powerhouses that define our trends, our style, our culture? These are the questions we want to explore at the San Francisco Fashion Film Festival.

Are you a filmmaker? Do you have a film that would be a good fit for our festival? Please visit our site to make a submission!

How can you help? Please visit our Kickstarter page and make a donation, however big or small. We have a number of fabulous rewards on offer, but the main reward will be getting the festival to happen! We can't do that without your fundraising support.

Follow us on Twitter: @fashfilmfest, and on Facebook: http://facebook.com/FashFilmFest, and visit our website to see our blog and read all about us! http://www.fashfilmfest.org.

Image from Doctor Macro.