On Thursday, December 8th, the San Francisco Film Society presented SF Honors: La La Land.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

Notable attendees include Ryan Gosling (Actor), Emma Stone (Actor), Justin Hurwitz (Music), Damien Chazelle (Director), Tood Traina (Producer, SFFS Vice President), Katie Traina (wife of Todd Traina), Dede Wilsey (mother of Todd Traina, Philanthropist), Noah Cowan (SFFS Executive Director), and Chris Columbus (Filmmaker).

Photos by Drew Altizer