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San Francisco Film Society Opens Doors To New Cinema

Written by: FFT Webmaster | September 26th, 2011

The San Francisco Film Society celebrated the grand opening of the New People Cinema last Thursday with a free open house reception that gave members of the public an opportunity to see the theater in action. The theater, part of a complex located in the city’s Japantown, opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony, accompanied by a Taiko drum performance. Throughout the evening, a series of shorts from the San Francisco Film Society’s past and upcoming presentations screened in the cinema’s 143-seat theater. In addition, there were live musical performances accompanied by video by avant-jazz guitarist Ava Mendoza and singer/songwriter Mark Eitzel of American Music Club with multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle playing for a selection of film clips. The SFFS/ NPC now serves as home to the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events on a year-round basis. The theater was a long held dream of former SFFS Executive Director Graham Leggat who passed away last month, and becomes part of his legacy to the city by the Bay. For more information on upcoming programs at the theater, visit:

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