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Opening Night: Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the official kickoff of SFFILM Festival 2019! The festivities begin with a star-studded screening at the Castro Theatre, and continue late into the night at the Opening Night Party.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 10


7:00 pm – Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City · Castro Theatre
9:00 pm – Opening Night Party · Regency Center

Opening Program

Join us for a very special early look at Netflix’s exciting follow-up to Armistead Maupin’s beloved Tales of the City, with cast & crew in attendance.

Opening Party

Keep the Opening Night celebration going after the screening and head to the Regency Center for drinks, discussion, and dancing late into the evening!

SFFILM Opening Night party

Guests Expected

Showrunner, writer, and executive producer Lauren Morelli; director and executive producer Alan Poul; author and executive producer Armistead Maupin; and star and executive producer Laura Linney are expected to attend and participate in a post-screening Q&A. Additional special guests will be announced in the weeks to come.


Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, Netflix Original Series Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann (Laura Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) and her chosen family, the residents of 28 Barbary Lane.

Film Details

Language English

Year 2019

Premiere World Premiere

Runtime 57

Country USA

Director Alan Poul

Cast Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Gross, Ellen Page