San Francisco Film Society at The Battery

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

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.


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