San Francisco Film Society (“SFFS”) highlighted four films, Her, Nebraska, Fruitvale Station and The Square, at its inaugural fall celebration, held at The Battery in San Francisco on November 14, 2013. The evening line-up included a panel discussion led by Steven Gaydos of Variety magazine with filmmakers and actors. Spike Jonze, writer and producer for Her, Alexander Payne, director and June Squibb, star, of Nebraska, writer and producer Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan for Fruitvale Station, and director Jehane Noujaim for The Square. The films, honored as favorites of the year, were chosen by SFFS director Ted Hope. The event also served as a fundraiser for SFFS’s year-round exhibitions, programs and filmmaker services, with some 90 guests at a dinner co-chaired by Victoria Raiser and Todd Traina.
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler and star Michael B. Jordan of Fruitvale Station at The Battery for San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural fall event
Michael B. Jordan as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station, an adaptation of the true story behind the death of Oscar Grant, who was shot by a police officer at the BART station in Oakland; one of four films honored by San Francisco Film Society
Variety Vice President and Executive Editor Steven Gaydos and Gina Gaydos
Alexander Payne, San Francisco Film Society executive director Ted Hope, Michele Turnure-Salleo, Spike Jonze and Jehane Noujaim at The Battery for San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural fall event
San Francisco Film Society event co-chair Todd Traina and Jen Chaiken
San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural fall event co-chair Victoria Raiser with Phillip Raiser and Christina Waage
Sid Ganis, Producer and Past President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, at The Battery for San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural fall event
Director Alexander Payne and star June Squibb of Nebraska, one of four films honored by San Francisco Film Society
Image from Nebraska, the story of an old man in the stages of dementia who believes he has won a million dollars; one of four films honored by San Francisco Film Society
A still shot from The Square, a ocumentary directed by Jehane Noujaim which covers the transpiring events of the 2011 Egyptian uprising; one of four films honored by San Francisco Film Society
Joaquin Phoenix in a still image from Spike Jonze’s Her, a love story between a man and his computer operating system played by the voice of Scarlet Johansson, one of four films honored by San Francisco Film Society
Katie Traina, Elizabeth Spokes, Lily Beischer and Leigh Matthes at The Battery for San Francisco Film Society’s inaugural fall event
The Battery, San Francisco’s newest social club, is available to nonprofits and nonmembers for private gatherings. The Battery’s private event spaces can accommodate up to 106 guests for standing receptions, or up to 80 for seated lunches and dinners. For information on bookings, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.