Star sightings at the SF International Film Festival 

Robin Williams: S.F.’s own thespian-comedian will be interviewed by Armistead Maupin in a conversation prior to a screening of "The Fisher King." Williams also will receive the Peter J. Owens award, for an artist whose work exemplifies integrity. "An Evening with Robin Williams" is at 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the Castro Theatre.

Spike Lee

Visionary director Lee will be honored with the Film Society Directing Award. Lee will participate in a conversation followed by a retrospective of his work and a screening of two parts of his documentary "When the Levees Broke." The "Evening with Spike Lee" is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Castro Theatre.

George Lucas

He created some of the most recognizable characters (Darth Vader, anyone?) and the most groundbreaking films in modern times. Lucas will be honored with the one-time Irving "Bud" Levin award at Film Society Awards Night, at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel Grand Ballroom.

Rosario Dawson and Sam Rockwell

They both bring a depth of character to their roles — and for those very reasons, the festival is recognizing Rosario Dawson ("Grindhouse") and Daly City native Sam Rockwell ("The Green Mile") with its first-ever Midnight Awards at 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the W San Francisco Hotel.

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