Learn more about Michael in this interview (in which he mentions our OLLI :-).
This year, the Film Society is thrilled to welcome journalist Michael Fox into our Essential SF circle. This ongoing compendium celebrates the Bay Area film community's most vital figures and institutions, shining a light on the region's most unique and creative personalities and their invaluable contributions to the film world. Fox is usually on the “Q” end of a Q&A—a journalist and critic constantly in demand for onstage interviews with filmmakers and the like, valued for his bonhomie, erudition and wit. That gig grew out of his writing, his byline a familiar one to cineastes for the past three decades as he has written for periodicals that include Film Month, Calendar; which became SF Weekly; Release Print; San Francisco Bay Guardian; East Bay Monthly; the Northern California Jewish Bulletin, which became j; Greencine; the San Francisco Film Society’s own former publication, SF360; Greencine; Fandor; KQED Arts; Eat Drink Films; and many, many more. He is also an in-demand film note writer, whose work has appeared in the programs for the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. As he reveals in this interview, he could have stayed in his native Chicago, but luckily for the Bay Area film scene, he decided to try his luck here.