The San Francisco International Film Festival Begins

Posted on April 21, 2011

The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 21 through May 5. ITVS’ Better this World is among the competition for Best Documentary Feature. 

America’s longest-running film festival gets underway Thursday in San Francisco. Bay Area residents interested in navigating through the 188 films from 48 countries on display — should visit this nifty feature from the Bay Area Citizen to help find what’s right for them. ITVS is well represented this year at SFIFF with the doc Better this World competing for Best Documentary Feature. The doc, which is headed to P.O.V. this fall, tells the story of two childhood friends from Midland, Texas who fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary. Just this past weekend, Directors Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega’s film picked up top honors with the Documentary Jury Prize at the 2011 Sarasota Film Festival. In addition to San Francisco, Better this World will be playing multiple festivals over the next month in Minneapolis, Boston, Toronto, and Baltimore. 

You can find a detailed rundown of the film’s upcoming screenings here >>Better This World Trailer from BetterThisWorld on Vimeo.


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