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Gene Deitch Tribute in San Francisco

Gene Deitch will be the Guest of Honor at the 3rd annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event from November 13th through 16th at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema.

Deitch will discuss his career in animation and show highlights of his work on Saturday morning Nov. 15th at 10:30am. Another highlight of the festival is the opening night event, Sita Sings The Blues Thursday, November 13 at 6:45 pm, with Nina Paley in person.

On Friday and Saturday, the festival will screen The Best of Annecy 2008 and several other retrospectives including a screening and discussion with Bay Area animation collective Encyclopedia Pictura. Bill Plympton will be there in person with his latest feature, Idiots and Angels and there will be an advance screening of Ari Folman’s Waltz With Bashir.

Go! Get the ticket information online or call (925) 866-9559.