The San Francisco International Film Festival is well underway, and several new films have been added to the slate for next week. Read about the latest additions to the schedule here.
THE ONE I LOVE (Charlie McDowell, USA) — Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss play a troubled couple who travel to an idyllic country house for the weekend, their therapist’s prescribed cure to mend their rocky relationship. Sure enough, almost immediately, they are more affectionate, flirty and fun than they’ve been in years–something must be wrong here! This fresh comedy pulls off a rare and remarkable achievement–reinventing and reinvigorating the romantic comedy as we know it. Tuesday, May 6, 9:15 PM @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.
I ORIGINS (Mike Cahill, USA) — Mike Cahill (ANOTHER EARTH, 2011) returns to SFIFF with the story of a molecular biology Ph.D. student (Michael Pitt) whose research into the evolution of eyes leads him on an unexpected journey in this affecting science fiction drama of love and loss that revolves around technology, evolution and mysticism. Wednesday, May 7, 6:15 PM @ New People Cinema.
BEGIN AGAIN (John Carney, USA) — When a failed record executive (Mark Ruffalo) meets a talented but tentative singer-songwriter (Keira Knightley) in a Manhattan nightclub, he dedicates himself to making her a star in a bid for career and personal redemption in the latest romantic musical from writer/director John Carney (ONCE, 2007). Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Mos Def, and Catherine Keener co-star. Wednesday, May 7, 6:00 PM @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.
CALVARY (John Michael McDonagh, Ireland/UK) — A priest (Brendan Gleeson) continues to minister to his irreverent flock even after one of them anonymously promises to kill him in a week’s time, thrusting the clergyman into the role of a martyr in this pitch-black comedy, writer/director John Michael McDonagh and Gleeson’s second collaboration after THE GUARD (2011). Thursday, May 8, 6:00 PM @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.
See the full festival guide, including newly added programs, here: http://www.sffs.org/festival-home/attend/film-guide