City Sights with Film Festival Connoisseur Rachel Rosen
Director of Programming, SF Film Society
Sometimes a cabin in the woods with a pile of books is my idea of a good destination, but I also love cities that can be explored by foot and public transportation. I enjoy walking around and seeing what people are doing. Whenever I’m in a foreign city for a film festival or for pleasure, I like to check out more mundane locations like grocery stores and book stores that give me an idea of how people live their everyday lives. My earliest travel memory is riding in the way, way back of a station wagon on the way to the World’s Fair. I would spend my perfect day in San Francisco because its physical beauty continually takes my breath away. I would stay at The Fairmont Hotel. My most memorable moment here was the first time I experienced the rain in The Tonga Room.
The activities that can't be missed
1. Seeing a movie at one of San Francisco’s many film festivals, especially one at the Castro Theatre. Aside from the San Francisco International Film Festival, you could plan a great trip around the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Noir City Film Festival or SF Sketchfest.
3. A ferry ride to Tiburon.
The place I'm most excited to go next is Turkey.