Faces Places
Faces Places

THE FLORIDA PROJECT, Sean Baker’s coming-of-age film about little rascals growing up in the shadow of Disney World, was named Best Picture of 2017 by San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC). Willem Dafoe continues his winning streak and won Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

Robin Campillo’s powerful French drama about the AIDS activists of ACT UP Paris, BPM was awarded Best Foreign Language Film. FACES PLACES, JR and Agnes Varda’s playful documentary about artistic creation and human relationships, was named Best Documentary.

The circle illuminated Viktor Jakovleski’s visually arresting documentary about an annual fireworks festival in Mexico BRIMSTONE & GLORY with their annual Special Citation Award for an underappreciated independent film.

The group’s Marlon Riggs Award for courage and innovation in the Bay Area film community was award to director Peter Bratt for his work on films including DOLORES, LA MISSION and FOLLOW ME HOME.

2017 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Winners

Best Picture
WINNER – THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Best Director
WINNER – Guillermo del Toro – THE SHAPE OF WATER

Best Actor
WINNER – Andy Serkis – WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Best Actress
WINNER – Margot Robbie – I, TONYA

Best Supporting Actor
WINNER – Willem Dafoe – THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Best Supporting Actress
WINNER – Laurie Metcalf – LADY BIRD

Best Screenplay, Original
WINNER – GET OUT – Jordan Peele

Best Screenplay, Adapted
WINNER – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – James Ivory

Best Cinematography
WINNER – BLADE RUNNER 2049 – Roger Deakins

Best Production Design
WONDERSTRUCK – Mark Friedberg

Best Original Score
WINNER – PHANTOM THREAD – Jonny Greenwood

Best Film Editing
WINNER – BABY DRIVER – Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos

Best Animated Feature
WINNER – COCO

Best Foreign Language Picture
WINNER – BPM

Best Documentary
WINNER – FACES PLACES

Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in the Bay Area film community
Peter Bratt. The spirit of activism and social justice was imprinted on San Francisco native Peter Bratt’s DNA from the time he was a small child when his mother took Peter and his siblings to live on Alcatraz during the Native American occupation of the island and when she would bring the whole family to participate in farm workers’ protests. He carried those lessons of his youth into his filmmaking, culminating most lately with DOLORES, Bratt’s first documentary, a powerful biography of the United Farmworkers’ co-founder Dolores Huerta.

Special Citation for under-appreciated independent cinema
BRIMSTONE & GLORY– visually arresting documentary set during an annual fireworks festival in Mexico

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