November festivals and series entertain and inform a wide variety of interests for San Francisco film-goers. Some of the shorter festivals are ending this weekend so get your tickets soon!
Doc Stories at SFMOMA's Phyllis Wattis Theater: November 1-4
Doc Stories, a mini-fest showcasing new long- and short-form documentaries as well as conversations with leaders in the field, opens with Morgan Neville’s “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.” The film delves into the tortured making of Orson Welles’ final production, “The Other Side of the Wind,” an experimental, notoriously chaotic, unfinished project shrouded in myth and speculation. Learn more.
San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: November 1-4 in SF, November 17 in Palo Alto
Women directors dominate this year’s 3rd San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, addressing issues of homelessness, domestic abuse and female empowerment as well as offering lighter pop culture fare. See more.
The French Had a Name for It 5 at The Roxie: November 15-20
The fifth iteration of programmer Don Malcolm’s ongoing French noir series—The French Had a Name for It 5—features 20 movies made in the 1950s that highlight class consciousness, sexual explicitness and the early use of unconventional leading men. See details.