The San Francisco International Film Festival announced April 12 a collaboration with Twitter as the official livestream broadcast partner for the 2017 SFFILM’s special tribute to Bollywood actor and humanitarian Shah Rukh Khan.
Khan will be honored at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival with a special onstage tribute at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, Calif. April 14. An intimate conversation with the actor, producer, and humanitarian exploring his unique balance between commercially-minded cinema and artistic values will be moderated by famed director and producer Brett Ratner.
Indian American fans as well as worldwide fans of Khan, who has more than 24 million followers on Twitter, will be able to join the audience for Ratner’s onstage interview with the Bollywood superstar live from the historic theater. The livestream will be available worldwide to audiences on Twitter and connected devices starting at 8:30 p.m. PST April 14. The experience integrates live conversations utilizing Twitter polls and questions from the Twitter audience using the hashtag #SRKSFFILM, providing the opportunity to connect and participate from anywhere in the world.
“It is a great honor to welcome one of the world’s most recognized film personalities to our festival,” said Noah Cowan, SFFILM’s executive director. “Above Shah Rukh Khan’s fame as an actor is a man known for his pervasive curiosity about the world around him, about technology, and about our collective future. Khan is among the most engaging figures in any field and this night, in conversation with Hollywood wizard Brett Ratner, will be among the most memorable of this year’s Festival events. We are thrilled to be able to share this special conversation with audiences worldwide through our partnership with Twitter.”
“Film is one of the most popular subjects discussed on Twitter, from reviews to premieres to the industry’s biggest stars,” said Anthony Noto, COO at Twitter. “We’re pleased to partner with SFFILM to bring this special tribute to Shah Rukh Khan to fans on Twitter across the globe.”
The stream will be available globally on April 14 night at SFFILM.twitter.com and on @SFFILM.
The onstage tribute will be followed by a screening of Karan Johar’s 2013 film, “My Name is Khan,” in which Khan offers an unforgettable performance.