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Sonoma International Film Festival Summerfest


The Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) will be hosting in-person events this summer from Aug. 5–8. SIFF is a nonprofit organization that shares films with the community and offers opportunities for enjoyable experiences with friends. “We wanted to be the first to bring folks together again in Sonoma,” said SIFF artistic director Kevin W. McNeely. Opening night kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 5, at Sebastiani Theatre at 6 p.m., and at Andrews Hall at 6:30 p.m., with a screening of the documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free, a unique take on the Petty legacy. The films showcase women on the production side and the content side, which helps bring attention to the importance of women in film. Free community favorites, such as the UFO Program, the Sonoma Valley High School Media Arts Student Showcase, and a Buster Keaton silent film accompanied by live music from Sonoma Hometown Band music director John Partridge, are slated.

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