Let it be known: A torrent of incredible films approaches the city in the coming days starting tomorrow (Thursday) in the form of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the biggest of the year in a city that already has a handful of significant festivals and truckloads of worthwhile smaller ones. Movies are spread out amongst several theaters, with the epicenter being the small cluster sprinkled about Japantown. With about 200 films screening this year, The Exhibitionist had to do a bit of frantic, sweat-soaked, pick-and-choosing to suss out three fine films to showcase. We'll have other previews and reviews as the festival continues, and you can read a broader overview here.
Click through to see what three we believe are among the best.