SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- SFFILM, announces today that Mexican-born filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, author and Academy Award® winning director, GUILLERMO del TORO, will receive the SF Honors Award for his bold artistry in the upcoming film Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio.
SF Honors, is part of the Fall series SFFILM Presents. and it showcases exciting new work from singular filmmakers, historically representing sneak peeks, and premieres for Bay Area audiences. The event is made possible by support from SFFILM Board Member Todd Traina and philanthropist Diane B.Wilsey, and it is presented in partnership with Netflix.
"It is truly our honor to welcome GUILLERMO del TORO back to SFFILM to recognize him and his latest film Pinocchio with the SF Honors award. It celebrates his dedication to innovation within film and his fearlessness when it comes to reforming and transforming visual languages" said SFFIM's Executive Director, Anne Lai. "His energetic passion and skill to create novel experiences for audiences are exceedingly high and could not be better embodiment of the spirit of SF Honors"
GUILLERMO del TORO's Pinocchio re-imagines the classic tale of the fabled wooden boy who, looking for a place in this world during turbulent times, finds himself on an enchanted adventure transcending worlds and discovering the life-giving power of love and the precious nature of human existence. Together, and with a star-studded cast of writers and voices including Gregory Mann, (Pinnochio) Ewan McGregor (Cricket), Cate Blanchett (Spazzatura) among others, del TORO and Gustafson have catapulted the beloved tale into a reinvigorated visual space.
On Wednesday, November 9 at 7 PM (PT) at the Dolby Cinema, 1275 Market Street, SFFILM will host del TORO for a tribute conversation with a special guest Moderator. Followed by a post-screening Q&A.
Tickets are $30.00 for SFFILM Members and $35.00 for the general audience and may be purchased online at sffilm.org