Yes, the 49th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival begins today -- Whoo-hoo! We at Cine will have our capsule reviews starting tomorrow, but if you're looking for overviews and reviews right now, both the SF Weekly and the SFBG have great stuff. Michael Fox talks to -- and about -- new Executive Director Graham Leggat in the Weekly, and Johnny Ray Huston has more at Plus, the SFBG has plenty of capsule reviews and more, including ever-ready Cheryl Eddy's interview with the directors of Metal: A Headbanger's Journey as well as the irreplaceable B. Ruby Rich's talk with Sarah Watt, the animator-turned-live-action-director behind Look Both Ways. The fest goes on until the fourth -- at which point it closes with A Prairie Home Companion, which, to be blunt, I walked out of -- and there's plenty to see and do at between now and then.

Of course, if you're looking for less 'high art' and more just plain 'high,' there's a 4:20 PM screening of The Big Lebowski at the Red Vic today. Aah, multi-layered stoner humor. It's like a breath of dank, weed-filled air.

I saw Gavin Newsom drinking a Pina Colada at Trader Vic's; his hair was perfect,


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