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Opening Night of the 61st San Francisco International Film Festival

Written By: Sanford Jenkins Jr. Photography By: David Coe

Last night, the historic Castro Theater came alive to open the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival, with a screening of Silas Howard’s beautifully tender A Kid Like Jake.

Silas Howard – Director of “A Kid Like Jake” being interviewed by Kron2 News

The energy of the 1,400-seat palace could be felt through its leatherette ceiling, as the Bay Area looks forward to the programming of more than 180 films and live events, showcasing a dynamic range of creative expression across community venues.

From left to right: Noah Cowan, Silas Howard, Caroline von Kühn, Jen Rainin

The San Francisco International Film Festival runs April 4th-17th. A full program schedule, as well as ticket information, can be found at