Two new films – David Zellner and Nathan Zellner’s Damsel (USA 2018) and Gene Graham’s This One’s For the Ladies (USA 2018) have been added to the schedule for the 2018 San Francisco International Film Festival taking place April 4 to 17, 2018.
“I’m goin’ West, of course!” exclaims Samuel (Robert Pattinson, a hoot), who has enlisted the help of Parson Henry (David Zellner) to save his beloved Penelope (Mia Wasikowska) so that he may propose to her, in David and Nathan Zellner’s (Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Festival 2014) upended Western. The journey is made, things go awry, and they encounter a slew of interesting characters—including a miniature horse named Butterscotch—but in the hands of the Zellner brothers, nothing is as it seems. Damsel screens Saturday, April 14, 8:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre. Both directors are expected to attend. Magnolia Pictures will release Damsel in theaters this summer.
On Thursday evenings, a children’s karate school transforms into a male strip joint. Hundreds of women convene for a potluck fundraiser and the opportunity to throw singles at the hot New Jersey Nasty Boyz. This One’s For the Ladies isn’t just about the tips or the dancing. It’s a heartwarming story about friendship, community, these incredible women, and the resilience they show toward whatever comes their way. Winner, Special Jury Recognition for Best Cast Award, SXSW. This One’s For the Ladies screens Sunday, April 15, 8:00 pm at the Victoria Theatre. NEON will open the film theatrically later this year.