San Francisco Film Society executive director Graham Leggat has stepped down after almost six years because of health-related issues, the organization announced today. Leggat led the film society as it expanded from being the producer of the annual S.F. International Film Festival to a more robust organization that has educational and publishing components and recently closed a deal on a theater that will screen films year-round.
“It has been my unalloyed pleasure and honor to serve as executive director since October 2005. I have relished my leadership role in this dynamic, beloved organization,” Leggat writes in a letter announcing his resignation. “As I bid the film society farewell, I am fully confident that the vision we have forged together of a peerless and vibrant film organization within a vitalizing film culture will continue to thrive and inspire.”