Show us your Alta! The first 21 fans who post a photo of themselves with a copy of Alta to our Facebook page by Wednesday, April 4, will win a pair of tickets to a special screening at the San Francisco International Film Festival sponsored by Alta. Winners can choose a pair of tickets to one of three film screenings during the festival, or the SFIFF Opening or Closing night screenings and after party! Tickets will be awarded in the order the photos are posted on Facebook, so the sooner your pic hits our Facebook wall, the sooner you get dibs on which screening you and a guest will attend.
Opening Night: “A Kid Like Jake”: Wednesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in San Francisco.
“A Kid Like Jake,” directed by Silas Howard (“Transparent”) and adapted from Daniel Pearle’s lauded Off-Broadway play, is the most exceptional and timely of social dramas, exploring issues at the heart of multiple national debates with great intensity and sly humor.
“The Price of Everything”: Thursday, April 5 at 6 p.m. in San Francisco
A major Sotheby’s auction is the focal point for this broad exploration of the exploding market in modern art.
“Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat”: Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in San Francisco.
Filmmaker Sara Driver interviews Jean-Michel Basquiat’s close friends, lovers and collaborators to present her fresh and vibrant look at the young artist who was a reflection of his time and the city that he grew up in.
“Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”: Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. in San Francisco
Sasha Waters Freyer’s gorgeous and lively look at Garry Winogrand and his work uses still images, home movie footage and recently discovered audio recordings to illustrate why many consider him to be the premier photographer of his generation. But the film doesn’t shy away from the thornier aspects of his life and career.
Closing night: “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”: Sunday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in San Francisco.
With an engrossing and shape-shifting performance by Joaquin Phoenix as Callahan, accompanied by scene-stealing support from Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black, Gus Van Sant’s newest film follows the life of a troubled alcoholic who journeys from rock bottom to an oddball AA group to ultimately channeling his demons into sometimes shocking and always humorous profane art.
Post your pics to Alta’s Facebook page. The pics must contain you (or someone you know) posing with our current issue. Please include a film and time preference with your photo and we’ll do our best to accommodate winners. Alta reserves the right to use your photo on our social media channels and website. No purchase required.