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San Francisco International Film Festival 

Sun., May 4 2008
From April 24 to May 8, 2008, the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival will bring the world to San Francisco by screening over 100 unique programs of the finest in international cinema.

The Festival will close on Thursday, May 8 with the Vanity Fair Reel Relief screening of Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson with all proceeds benefiting the Natural Resources Defense Council. Director Alex Gibney (fresh off his Oscar for Taxi to the Dark Side) and other special guests are expected to attend the screening. The film is the most complete version to date of a man who at one time was the most popular writer in America. Gibney's profile of the outrageous journalist focuses on the 1965-75 highlights, when his hilarious, untethered reportage on Hells Angels, Las Vegas and political campaigns (in Rolling Stone and other publications) earned a new word in the dictionary: gonzo. After the film, the night continues for VIP ticket holders at Temple Night Club and Prana Restaurant, and general ticket holders at Club 525. The screening is at 7 pm at the Castro Theatre, and the parties begin at 9:30 pm.

For tickets and information visit fest08.sffs.org or call 925-866-9559.
For more information on Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, click here


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