The 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival

By David Walsh
19 May 1998

World Socialist Web Site arts editor David Walsh attended the 41st San Francisco International Film Festival, held April 23-May 7. Organizers presented some 174 films, 103 of them features, from 45 countries. The festival, the oldest in North America, makes a genuine effort to screen serious works. To what extent is it able, under prevailing conditions, to present intellectually and artistically challenging work? With this article Walsh begins a series of commentaries addressing this question.