"Disney has officially announced today that 'on the heels of the phenomenal success' of The Lion King 3D, they're now setting up 3D re-releases of four Disney/Pixar classics over the next two years, starting with Beauty and the Beast in 3D," reports Alex Billington. More at firstshowing.net.
"San Francisco-based visual effects and post house SPY, a FotoKem company, recently contributed hundreds of visual effects shots, the digital intermediate and 3D conversion services for Francis Ford Coppola’s latest feature film, Twixt," reports Below the Line. More at btlnews.com.
Playing at Roxie, new Katrina doc 'The Big Uneasy,' questions the levees' failure in New Orleans and uncovers impending dangers in the city's future. Director and comedian Harry Shearer is scheduled to appear at both evening screenings on July 10. More at roxie.com.
Viewers that may have missed the original run of Herzog's astounding 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' have three "last" chances to catch it in the luxurious, historic environs of the Castro Theatre. Screens in 3D. More at castrotheatre.com.
It was a big year for 3D, but Bay Area critics and film-industry folk found many other dimensions in the cinema of 2009.
The release of Avatar puts a fitting capstone on a frenzied campaign by studios to reintroduce stereoscopic 3-D to audiences in 2009.
It's a big week for Peter Morgan, partly because the SFFS announced he'll receive the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting at the 50th SFIFF.