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  • Deadlines

    Opportunities for Filmmakers

    Dec 31, 2012

    The Deadlines section of sf360.org is a large but selective list of festival calls for entry, upcoming seminars, artist residencies, grant and award deadlines and other opportunities for filmmakers. Are we missing an important deadline? Please write us at sgerhard[at]sffs.org.

  • Deadlines

    Festival: Hot Docs

    Jan 13, 2012

    Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26–May 6, 2012) is a competitive event seeking Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths (feature length: 60 min. or longer; mid-length: 30 to 59 min.; short: under 30 min.) and subject matter. ELIGIBILITY: Submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2011; cannot have been screened publicly prior to January 1, 2011; must be Toronto premieres; must be in English, subtitled in English; must be exhibited in one of the following screening formats: 35mm film, DigiBeta (NTSC or PAL) and HDCAM. Entry fees: $33.90 CDN for short films; $67.80 CDN (before December 2, 2011) or $118.65 CDN (before January 13, 2012) for mid and feature length films. AWARDS: Hot Docs features two juried competition programs and several noncompetitive programs. DEADLINE: December 2, 2011 (early); January 13, 2012 (late). WEBSITE: hotdocs.ca/.

  • Deadlines

    Opportunities: International Film Festival Summit

    Dec 4, 2011

    International Film Festival Summit (December 4–6, 2011), held in Austin, Texas, is the largest international organization representing the film festival industry. The IFFS mission is to promote and strengthen the global film festival industry through education, networking, dissemination of information, and the cultivation of high standards. This year's featured topics include Anatomy of a Festival: South by Southwest, Programming: The Fine Art of Film Selection, Marketing Strategies: Integrating Social Media and Technology, The Festival Mission, Sponsorship Strategy, Box Office Technology Solutions, among others. Notable speakers include Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset), as well as SFFS' very own Steve Jenkins, Sarah Cathers, and Linda Butler. DEADLINE: Register by September 25, 2011 to receive discounted rate. WEBSITE: filmfestivalsummit.com/iffshome.html.

  • Deadlines

    Funding: San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Cultural Equity Grants

    Nov 10, 2011

    San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Cultural Equity Grants provide "financial support for the enrichment of San Francisco's multicultural landscape." ELIGIBILITY: Organization Project Grants provide up to $15,000 to support the presentation of high quality works of art and arts activities, including film and video screenings and arts festivals. All art forms will be considered. To be eligible, organizations must have 501(c)(3) status or use a fiscal sponsor. Grant Period: June 15, 2012 - December 31, 2013. AWARDS: Grants awards are up to 15,000 to support the enhancement of arts facilities in the city. DEADLINE: November 10, 2011. WEBSITE: sfartscommission.org/ceg/grants/index.html#opg.

  • News & Blogs

    Napa Register: "Napa Goes Big Right out of Film Fest"

    Nov 1, 2011

    "After whetting local appetites through a successful soft launch last year, 91 films are now listed in the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival program guide. Those films—many of them short—will be played on 12 screens throughout the Napa Valley, including screenings in Calistoga, Yountville, St. Helena and the city of Napa." More at napavalleyregister.com.

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    Essential SF: Karen Larsen

    Michael Fox
    Oct 31, 2011

    Universally warm sentiment is attached to the Bay Area's hardest working indie/art film publicist.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Karen Larsen

    Michael Fox
    Oct 31, 2011

    Universally warm sentiment is attached to the Bay Area's hardest working indie/art film publicist.

  • November 3, 2011

    Essential SF: Karen Larsen

    Michael Fox
    Oct 31, 2011

    Universally warm sentiment is attached to the Bay Area's hardest working indie/art film publicist.

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    Joshua Moore, on Location

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2011

    Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’

  • October 28, 2011

    Joshua Moore, on Location

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2011

    Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’

  • Q & A

    Joshua Moore, on Location

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2011

    Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’

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    Joshua Moore, on Location

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2011

    Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’

  • October 28, 2011

    Joshua Moore, on Location

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2011

    Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’

  • Q & A

    Joshua Moore, on Location

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2011

    Filmmaker and programmer Moore talks process, offers perspective on his debut feature and Cinema by the Bay opener, ‘I Think It’s Raining.’

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    Signs of the Times

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 24, 2011

    Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.

  • October 28, 2011

    Signs of the Times

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 24, 2011

    Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.

  • Q & A

    Signs of the Times

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 24, 2011

    Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.

  • News & Blogs

    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Announces New Executive Director

    Oct 24, 2011

    Press release: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival announced its new Executive Director: Lexi Leban, who begins working with the festival November 7, 2011. A longtime member of the Bay Area film community, Lexi has worked in all aspects of film, from production to distribution. She’s also worked with numerous film festivals, including the Mill Valley Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Global Social Change Film Festival in Bali. Lexi is currently Academic Director of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Program at the Art Institute of California, where she built the department from its inception. Her most recent feature documentary, Girl Trouble, which follows young girls in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system, aired on PBS’s acclaimed series Independent Lens in January of 2006, and won Best Bay Area Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival. More at sfjff.org.

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    Signs of the Times

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 24, 2011

    Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.

  • October 28, 2011

    Signs of the Times

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 24, 2011

    Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.

  • Q & A

    Signs of the Times

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 24, 2011

    Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.

  • Events

    NY/SF International Children's Film Festival

    Oct 21, 2011

    The San Francisco Film Society joins the New York International Children’s Film Festival to present a three-day kid-ready fest of animated and non-animated shorts and features from around the world. The brief fest kicks off with a child-friendly opening night party on Friday, and for offers another chance to enjoy Alex Law's sweet Hong Kong Film Days entry, 'Echoes of the Rainbow.' More info sffs.org.

  • Festivals

    Children’s Film Festival Moves in and out of Shadows

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 20, 2011

    Without marketing tie-ins, plastic toys or corn-syrup confections, a children’s film festival brings energy to the screen.

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    Children’s Film Festival Moves in and out of Shadows

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 20, 2011

    Without marketing tie-ins, plastic toys or corn-syrup confections, a children’s film festival brings energy to the screen.

  • October 20, 2011

    Children’s Film Festival Moves in and out of Shadows

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 20, 2011

    Without marketing tie-ins, plastic toys or corn-syrup confections, a children’s film festival brings energy to the screen.

  • Events

    Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

    Oct 20, 2011

    North America's largest showcase of German-language films enters its 16th year, screening more than 20 films from Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Highlights include fest closing film 'If Not Us, Who' and thriller 'Sennentuntschi.' B&B opens Thursday with a screening of 'Almanya – Welcome to Germany' and a party to follow at the historic Castro Theatre. More info berlinbeyond.com.

  • Deadlines

    Opportunities: Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

    Oct 17, 2011

    Cinequest Screenwriting Competition, held in conjunction with the Cinequest Film Festival (February 28-March 11, 2012), is accepting submissions. ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to screenplays of all genres and lengths up to 140 pages that have not been optioned, purchased, produced, or put into production. Scripts should be in English, properly formatted, and submitted in PDF format. Scripts written as adaptations of other works must have secured rights before being submitted. Entry fee $45-65. AWARDS: Finalists receive non-cash prizes, including exposure to literary agents, film studios, and producers. Top prize is $5,000. DEADLINE: September 26, 2011 (early); October 17, 2011 (late). WEBSITE: cinequest.org/sp_agent.php.

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    Changes You Can Believe In at SF DocFest

    Robert Avila
    Oct 13, 2011

    Nonfiction films offer view to revolutions. DocFest has a well-earned reputation for knocking the stuffiness out of a pretty sober word. The 10-year-old festival founded by IndieFest’s Jeff Ross has taken pride in equating “documentary” with the unconventional and idiosyncratic—fare that celebrates the offbeat, the weird, the wondrous. I’m thinking of wiener-dog races, yes, but that’s just the tip of the beast. This year’s festival (October 14–27), which opens at the Roxie with a profile of the creator of MDMA (Etienne Sauret’s Dirty Pictures) and ends with a look at a comic-book super-author (With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story), provides another...

  • October 14, 2011

    Changes You Can Believe In at SF DocFest

    Robert Avila
    Oct 13, 2011

    Nonfiction films offer view to revolutions. DocFest has a well-earned reputation for knocking the stuffiness out of a pretty sober word. The 10-year-old festival founded by IndieFest’s Jeff Ross has taken pride in equating “documentary” with the unconventional and idiosyncratic—fare that celebrates the offbeat, the weird, the wondrous. I’m thinking of wiener-dog races, yes, but that’s just the tip of the beast. This year’s festival (October 14–27), which opens at the Roxie with a profile of the creator of MDMA (Etienne Sauret’s Dirty Pictures) and ends with a look at a comic-book super-author (With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story), provides another...

  • Events

    Arab Film Festival

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Arab Film Festival, now entering its 15th year, screens more than 40 films in two weeks, beginning Thursday at SF's Castro Theatre and making stops in Berkeley and San Jose before closing in Los Angeles on the 23rd. AFF Exec Director Michel Shehadeh spoke with SF360 earlier this week. More info and ticketing at arabfilmfestival.org.

  • October 11, 2011

    Arab Film Festival

    Oct 13, 2011

    The Arab Film Festival, now entering its 15th year, screens more than 40 films in two weeks, beginning Thursday at SF's Castro Theatre and making stops in Berkeley and San Jose before closing in Los Angeles on the 23rd. AFF Exec Director Michel Shehadeh spoke with SF360 earlier this week. More info and ticketing at arabfilmfestival.org.

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    Arab Spring Arrives in a Festival-Packed Fall

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 10, 2011

    Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.

  • October 14, 2011

    Arab Spring Arrives in a Festival-Packed Fall

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 10, 2011

    Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.

  • Q & A

    Arab Spring Arrives in a Festival-Packed Fall

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 10, 2011

    Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.

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    Arab Spring Arrives in a Festival-Packed Fall

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 10, 2011

    Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.

  • October 14, 2011

    Arab Spring Arrives in a Festival-Packed Fall

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 10, 2011

    Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.

  • Q & A

    Arab Spring Arrives in a Festival-Packed Fall

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 10, 2011

    Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.

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    ‘New Environmentalists’ Salutes Gutsy Grassroots Guerillas

    Michael Fox
    Oct 7, 2011

    Goldman Prize-winning environmentalists' work highlighted in short-form pieces by Parrinello, Antonelli and Dusenbery.

  • In Production

    ‘New Environmentalists’ Salutes Gutsy Grassroots Guerillas

    Michael Fox
    Oct 7, 2011

    Goldman Prize-winning environmentalists' work highlighted in short-form pieces by Parrinello, Antonelli and Dusenbery.

  • October 14, 2011

    ‘New Environmentalists’ Salutes Gutsy Grassroots Guerillas

    Michael Fox
    Oct 7, 2011

    Goldman Prize-winning environmentalists' work highlighted in short-form pieces by Parrinello, Antonelli and Dusenbery.

  • Events

    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 34th Mill Valley Film Festival continues at a number of locations, with a number of notable guests, including directors Gaston Kaboré and Luc Besson. See Dennis Harvey's extended preview on SF360 for the full story. More info and film schedule at mvff.com.

  • October 11, 2011

    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 34th Mill Valley Film Festival continues at a number of locations, with a number of notable guests, including directors Gaston Kaboré and Luc Besson. See Dennis Harvey's extended preview on SF360 for the full story. More info and film schedule at mvff.com.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Brings Oscar Contenders Close to Home

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 6, 2011

    Mill Valley amps up the star wattage in its annual mix of local, international titles.

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    Mill Valley Brings Oscar Contenders Close to Home

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 6, 2011

    Mill Valley amps up the star wattage in its annual mix of local, international titles.

  • October 6, 2011

    Mill Valley Brings Oscar Contenders Close to Home

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 6, 2011

    Mill Valley amps up the star wattage in its annual mix of local, international titles.

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    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • October 6, 2011

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

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    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • October 6, 2011

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • News & Blogs

    J Weekly: "Executive Director Stepping Down But Not Away From S.F. Jewish Film Fest"

    Sep 29, 2011

    "After an eight-year tenure as the festival’s director," reports Dan Pine, "[Peter Stein] is stepping down Oct. 3 — and once again becoming a regular film festival fan." More at jweekly.com.

  • News & Blogs

    UC Berkeley: " ‘Presumed Guilty’ Wins Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism"

    Sep 27, 2011

    Presumed Guilty was nominated for three Emmys — outstanding investigative journalism (long form), best documentary and best research — and has received some 20 festival awards," reports Cathy Cockrell. More at berkeley.edu.

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    Guy Maddin: Ann Savage and the Osmonds

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Sep 23, 2011

    Guy Maddin talks about movies, writing, himself—and the allure of the Osmonds, re-published on the occasion of Fandor's Maddin blogathon.

  • Q & A

    Guy Maddin: Ann Savage and the Osmonds

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Sep 23, 2011

    Guy Maddin talks about movies, writing, himself—and the allure of the Osmonds, re-published on the occasion of Fandor's Maddin blogathon.

  • Events

    Hong Kong Cinema

    Sep 23, 2011

    SF Film Society | New People Cinema screens new films by Johnnie To, Bennie Chan, Alex Law and others in a new program celebrating one of cinema's most prolific cities. The Film Society launches the festival's inaugural year with a party at Superfrog gallery on Friday. More info sffs.org.

  • September 20, 2011

    Hong Kong Cinema

    Sep 23, 2011

    SF Film Society | New People Cinema screens new films by Johnnie To, Bennie Chan, Alex Law and others in a new program celebrating one of cinema's most prolific cities. The Film Society launches the festival's inaugural year with a party at Superfrog gallery on Friday. More info sffs.org.

  • Home

    Guy Maddin: Ann Savage and the Osmonds

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Sep 23, 2011

    Guy Maddin talks about movies, writing, himself—and the allure of the Osmonds, re-published on the occasion of Fandor's Maddin blogathon.

  • Q & A

    Guy Maddin: Ann Savage and the Osmonds

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Sep 23, 2011

    Guy Maddin talks about movies, writing, himself—and the allure of the Osmonds, re-published on the occasion of Fandor's Maddin blogathon.

  • Events

    San Francisco Irish Film Festival

    Sep 22, 2011

    Founded in 2003, The San Francisco Irish Film Festival opens this Thursday at the Roxie. Highlights include Colm Meany's turn in the charming 'Parked,' a closing night screening of 'Once' follow-up 'Swell Season,' and revival screenings of 'In the Name of The Father' and 2008 Cannes Golden Camera winner 'Hunger.' More info sfirishfilm.com.

  • September 20, 2011

    San Francisco Irish Film Festival

    Sep 22, 2011

    Founded in 2003, The San Francisco Irish Film Festival opens this Thursday at the Roxie. Highlights include Colm Meany's turn in the charming 'Parked,' a closing night screening of 'Once' follow-up 'Swell Season,' and revival screenings of 'In the Name of The Father' and 2008 Cannes Golden Camera winner 'Hunger.' More info sfirishfilm.com.

  • Events

    IXFF Indie Erotic Film Festival

    Sep 22, 2011

    Peaches Christ and Dr. Carol Queen host the Sixth Annual Good Vibrations Indie Erotic Film Festival Short Film Competition this Thursday, boasting a Barbary Coast-themed party featuring food, drinks and an array of appropriately sexed-up performers and a curated screening of sexy short films from this year. Each event costs $10, more info castrotheatre.com.

  • September 20, 2011

    IXFF Indie Erotic Film Festival

    Sep 22, 2011

    Peaches Christ and Dr. Carol Queen host the Sixth Annual Good Vibrations Indie Erotic Film Festival Short Film Competition this Thursday, boasting a Barbary Coast-themed party featuring food, drinks and an array of appropriately sexed-up performers and a curated screening of sexy short films from this year. Each event costs $10, more info castrotheatre.com.

  • Festivals

    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

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    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

  • september 22 2011

    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

  • Festivals

    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

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    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

  • september 22 2011

    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

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    ‘Aurora’ Startles, Subtly

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 15, 2011

    Unhurried, character-driven story demonstrates the filmmaking finesse that’s brought Romanian cinema to the fore. Though it had made an occasional international impression before—notably with a long history of Cannes entries and prize winners—few could have anticipated the splash Romanian cinema would create in the last few years. Or that the attention paid it would bring a number of often long, difficult, obtuse movies out of their usual habitat (the festival circuit) into theaters around the world. The collapse of Communism and execution of Romania's quarter-century dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 freed the filmmaking industry from strict governmental control and propagandic content. But it took until the middle...

  • September 15, 2011

    ‘Aurora’ Startles, Subtly

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 15, 2011

    Unhurried, character-driven story demonstrates the filmmaking finesse that’s brought Romanian cinema to the fore. Though it had made an occasional international impression before—notably with a long history of Cannes entries and prize winners—few could have anticipated the splash Romanian cinema would create in the last few years. Or that the attention paid it would bring a number of often long, difficult, obtuse movies out of their usual habitat (the festival circuit) into theaters around the world. The collapse of Communism and execution of Romania's quarter-century dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989 freed the filmmaking industry from strict governmental control and propagandic content. But it took until the middle...

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

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    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

  • September 15, 2011

    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

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    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

  • September 15, 2011

    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

  • September 13 2011

    Cine+Mas San Francisco Latino Film Festival 2011

    Sep 13, 2011

    The Cine+Mas 2011 San Francisco Latino Film Festival kicks off this Wednesday with a screening of 'Being: Cafe´ Tacvba' at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema and screens through next week at venues throughout the Bay Area. The festival offers a number of new works by Latino directors based locally and internationally. More info and kickoff RSVP at sflatinofilmfestival.com.

  • Festivals

    Telluride’s 38th Festival Underway in Colorado

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 2, 2011

    Berkeley-programmed Festival is a favorite for cinephiles; features Caetano Veloso as 2011 Guest Director.

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    Telluride’s 38th Festival Underway in Colorado

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 2, 2011

    Berkeley-programmed Festival is a favorite for cinephiles; features Caetano Veloso as 2011 Guest Director.

  • September 8 2011

    Telluride’s 38th Festival Underway in Colorado

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 2, 2011

    Berkeley-programmed Festival is a favorite for cinephiles; features Caetano Veloso as 2011 Guest Director.

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    Graham Leggat: Filmmakers, Writers, Fans Remember

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 30, 2011

    When news of San Francisco Executive Director Graham Leggat’s passing hit the web, responses were heartfelt and immediate. SF360 collects a few of those thoughts.

  • News & Blogs

    Graham Leggat: Filmmakers, Writers, Fans Remember

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 30, 2011

    When news of San Francisco Executive Director Graham Leggat’s passing hit the web, responses were heartfelt and immediate. SF360 collects a few of those thoughts.

  • September 1, 2011

    Graham Leggat: Filmmakers, Writers, Fans Remember

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 30, 2011

    When news of San Francisco Executive Director Graham Leggat’s passing hit the web, responses were heartfelt and immediate. SF360 collects a few of those thoughts.

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    Graham Leggat and a Film Society Transformed

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 26, 2011

    Leggat’s eventful six-year tenure with the San Francisco Film Society changed an institution as well as the filmmaking landscape in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • In Depth

    Graham Leggat and a Film Society Transformed

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 26, 2011

    Leggat’s eventful six-year tenure with the San Francisco Film Society changed an institution as well as the filmmaking landscape in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • September 1, 2011

    Graham Leggat and a Film Society Transformed

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 26, 2011

    Leggat’s eventful six-year tenure with the San Francisco Film Society changed an institution as well as the filmmaking landscape in the Bay Area and beyond.

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    Graham Leggat, 1960-2011

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 25, 2011

    Graham Leggat (b. March 12, 1960), executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, died at his San Francisco home on August 25, 2011, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 51.

  • News & Blogs

    Graham Leggat, 1960-2011

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 25, 2011

    Graham Leggat (b. March 12, 1960), executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, died at his San Francisco home on August 25, 2011, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 51.

  • September 1, 2011

    Graham Leggat, 1960-2011

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 25, 2011

    Graham Leggat (b. March 12, 1960), executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, died at his San Francisco home on August 25, 2011, after an 18-month battle with cancer. He was 51.

  • August 25, 2011

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

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    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • November 24, 2010

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • November 3 2010

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • Reviews

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • August 9,2011

    From Britain with Love

    Aug 16, 2011

    UK Film Council, Emerging Pictures and the Mostly British Film Festival present a selection of new British films curated by Film Society of Lincoln Center. 'From Britain with Love' continues at Smith Rafael Film Center selected dates through September 18. More info at cafilm.org.

  • August 9,2011

    'Between Two Worlds'

    Aug 10, 2011

    Film buffs that missed SFJFF entry 'Between Two Worlds' at this year's festival have another opportunity to see the doc this week at the Roxie. A loose series of events beginning with the festival's own highly controversial screening of 'Rachel' in 2009, 'Between Two Worlds' is moored by a sublime ambient soundtrack by guitarist Fred Firth. For analysis, check out Ruby Rich's in-depth feature here on SF360. Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman will be present for Q&A for 7:00 pm screenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More info at roxie.com.

  • August 11, 2011

    Miranda July Throws Cautionary Tale to the Wind with ‘The Future’

    Sean Uyehara
    Aug 8, 2011

    The filmmaker talks about time, life, storytelling and her new film, ‘The Future.’

  • Home

    Miranda July Throws Cautionary Tale to the Wind with ‘The Future’

    Sean Uyehara
    Aug 8, 2011

    The filmmaker talks about time, life, storytelling and her new film, ‘The Future.’

  • Q & A

    Miranda July Throws Cautionary Tale to the Wind with ‘The Future’

    Sean Uyehara
    Aug 8, 2011

    The filmmaker talks about time, life, storytelling and her new film, ‘The Future.’

  • August 11, 2011

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • Home

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • In Depth

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • July 26, 2011

    SFJFF Opens in Berkeley

    Aug 1, 2011

    The 31st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, world's largest showcase of Jewish films, continues this week, opening at Berkeley's Roda Theatre on Saturday with a screening of historical drama 'Sarah's Key' starring Kristin Scott Thomas. The festival screens at a number of Bay Area venues. More info at sfjff.org.

  • August 4, 2011

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Home

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Q & A

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • July 26, 2011

    ITVS's Indies Showcase

    Jul 27, 2011

    In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Independent Television Service brings out an online festival, displaying 20 ITVS-supported docs between now and September 23. Representing only the tip of the iceberg of the locally based organization's vast film library, the festival features gems like 'Daughter from Danang,' 'King Corn' and 'The English Surgeon,' and screens the 20 films for three days each, for free. More info and scheduling at itvs.org.

  • april 22 2011

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • April 28, 2011

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • Home

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • July 28, 2011

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • Reviews

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • april 22 2011

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • April 28, 2011

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • Home

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • July 28, 2011

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • Reviews

    Fassbinder's Funky Futurism Speaks to the Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 26, 2011

    Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.

  • Home

    Ben Berkowitz Offers Sound Advice

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 25, 2011

    Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’

  • July 28, 2011

    Ben Berkowitz Offers Sound Advice

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 25, 2011

    Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’

  • Q & A

    Ben Berkowitz Offers Sound Advice

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 25, 2011

    Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’

  • Home

    Ben Berkowitz Offers Sound Advice

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 25, 2011

    Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’

  • July 28, 2011

    Ben Berkowitz Offers Sound Advice

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 25, 2011

    Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’

  • Q & A

    Ben Berkowitz Offers Sound Advice

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 25, 2011

    Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’

  • Festivals

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • Home

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • July 28, 2011

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • Festivals

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • Home

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • July 28, 2011

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • July 19, 2011

    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Jul 21, 2011

    The 31st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the world's largest showcase of Jewish film, opens at the Castro Theatre on Thursday with Israeli drama 'Mabul' (The Flood, nominated for six of Israel's 'Oscars'), and runs through August 8 at a number of Bay Area venues. An Opening Night bash follows at the Swedish American Hall. More info sfjff.org.

  • Home

    Essential SF: ‘North Beach,’ ‘Medicine For Melancholy’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 20, 2011

    Two Bay Area location-based features that speak to the moment are poised to stand the test of time.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: ‘North Beach,’ ‘Medicine For Melancholy’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 20, 2011

    Two Bay Area location-based features that speak to the moment are poised to stand the test of time.

  • July 21, 2011

    Essential SF: ‘North Beach,’ ‘Medicine For Melancholy’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 20, 2011

    Two Bay Area location-based features that speak to the moment are poised to stand the test of time.

  • Festivals

    'Shoes' on the Other Feet at SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 14, 2011

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival features the work of the most important female director of the silent era, Lois Weber.

  • Home

    'Shoes' on the Other Feet at SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 14, 2011

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival features the work of the most important female director of the silent era, Lois Weber.

  • July 14, 2011

    'Shoes' on the Other Feet at SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 14, 2011

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival features the work of the most important female director of the silent era, Lois Weber.

  • July 12, 2011

    Silent Film Festival

    Jul 14, 2011

    The SF institution returns to the Castro Theatre with 18 rediscovered films and live musical accompaniment. Highlights include a collection of Disney's Laugh-O-Grams, a travelogue of an expedition to the Antarctic and a film once cited as "the single greatest masterwork in the history of cinema" by stately film journal Cahiers du Cinema. More info castrotheatre.com.

  • Home

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • July 7, 2011

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • Home

    Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

    Jul 5, 2011

    Film Society’s leader for more than five years resigns due to health issues.

  • July 7, 2011

    Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

    Jul 5, 2011

    Film Society’s leader for more than five years resigns due to health issues.

  • News & Blogs

    Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

    Jul 5, 2011

    Film Society’s leader for more than five years resigns due to health issues.

  • Home

    Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

    Jul 5, 2011

    Film Society’s leader for more than five years resigns due to health issues.

  • July 7, 2011

    Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

    Jul 5, 2011

    Film Society’s leader for more than five years resigns due to health issues.

  • News & Blogs

    Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

    Jul 5, 2011

    Film Society’s leader for more than five years resigns due to health issues.

  • Festivals

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

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    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • July 7, 2011

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • News & Blogs

    Ninth Street Announces Incubator Participants

    Jul 1, 2011

    Press release: The Ninth Street Independent Film Center announced today five new participants for the Center's Media Arts Incubator Program for 2011-2012. "This is a great group of participants," says Skye Christensen, Executive Director of the Ninth Street Independent Film Center. "Each brings a very dynamic project to the Program, and we're really looking forward to what they'll accomplish during their time here." Ninth Street’s Media Arts Incubator Program is designed to nurture socially relevant independent media projects at Ninth Street Independent Film Center. The Incubator Program supports independent filmmakers, start-up film festivals and small media nonprofits through access to workspace and shared resources, such as cross-promotional opportunities, co-productions, affordable meeting or exhibition space and community connections with established media arts partners (Center for Asian American Media, Frameline, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and others). Participants are: Rachel Caplan (CEO) and Daniela Rible (Deputy Director) of the annual SF Green Film Festival; Jennifer Tipton and Cary McQueen Morrow, the directors of Art with Impact, which is a platform for the creation of new media on critical social issues; David Evan Harris, Executive Director of the Global Lives Project, a media arts nonprofit that seeks to collaboratively build a video library of human life experience; Scarlett Shepard is Executive Director of the SF Women’s Film Festival; and J.R. Flemming, director and producer of Guarding Dogs, which is a documentary film with a crowd-sourcing model currently in production that makes the case for adopting a dog instead breeding/buying.

  • Festivals

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • Home

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • July 7, 2011

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: A Day in the Life

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Jun 26, 2011

    One day of Frameline35 finds Witi Ihimaera offering insight into the writing of 'Kawa,' dour Norweigan drag kings processing endlessly and Ma Rainey being well-remembered.

  • Home

    Critic's Notebook: A Day in the Life

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Jun 26, 2011

    One day of Frameline35 finds Witi Ihimaera offering insight into the writing of 'Kawa,' dour Norweigan drag kings processing endlessly and Ma Rainey being well-remembered.

  • June 30, 2011

    Critic's Notebook: A Day in the Life

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Jun 26, 2011

    One day of Frameline35 finds Witi Ihimaera offering insight into the writing of 'Kawa,' dour Norweigan drag kings processing endlessly and Ma Rainey being well-remembered.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: A Day in the Life

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Jun 26, 2011

    One day of Frameline35 finds Witi Ihimaera offering insight into the writing of 'Kawa,' dour Norweigan drag kings processing endlessly and Ma Rainey being well-remembered.

  • Home

    Critic's Notebook: A Day in the Life

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Jun 26, 2011

    One day of Frameline35 finds Witi Ihimaera offering insight into the writing of 'Kawa,' dour Norweigan drag kings processing endlessly and Ma Rainey being well-remembered.

  • June 30, 2011

    Critic's Notebook: A Day in the Life

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Jun 26, 2011

    One day of Frameline35 finds Witi Ihimaera offering insight into the writing of 'Kawa,' dour Norweigan drag kings processing endlessly and Ma Rainey being well-remembered.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • Home

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • June 30, 2011

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • Home

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • June 30, 2011

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • Home

    Hong Takes New Tack with 'Oki's Movie'

    Adam Hartzell
    Jun 24, 2011

    Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.

  • June 23 2011

    Hong Takes New Tack with 'Oki's Movie'

    Adam Hartzell
    Jun 24, 2011

    Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.

  • Reviews

    Hong Takes New Tack with 'Oki's Movie'

    Adam Hartzell
    Jun 24, 2011

    Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.

  • Home

    Hong Takes New Tack with 'Oki's Movie'

    Adam Hartzell
    Jun 24, 2011

    Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.

  • June 23 2011

    Hong Takes New Tack with 'Oki's Movie'

    Adam Hartzell
    Jun 24, 2011

    Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.

  • Reviews

    Hong Takes New Tack with 'Oki's Movie'

    Adam Hartzell
    Jun 24, 2011

    Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.

  • June 14, 2011

    SF Int'l LGBT Film Festival

    Jun 23, 2011

    In its 35th anniversary year, Frameline brings a vastly diverse selection of films to the world's largest LGBT showcase. It continues through June 26. More at Frameline.org.

  • June 21, 2011

    SF Int'l LGBT Film Festival

    Jun 23, 2011

    In its 35th anniversary year, Frameline brings a vastly diverse selection of films to the world's largest LGBT showcase. It continues through June 26. More at Frameline.org.

  • Home

    SF Film Society Signs Lease on New Theatrical Home

    Jun 23, 2011

    SFFS to offer daily, year-round programming, classes and events in dedicated state-of-the-art theater for the first time in its 54-year history. The San Francisco Film Society and New People today announced significant news for Bay Area filmgoers: the signing of a lease that brings the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events to one primary theater on a daily, year-round basis, beginning in September. The San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema opens its doors in September in the state-of-the art...

  • June 23 2011

    SF Film Society Signs Lease on New Theatrical Home

    Jun 23, 2011

    SFFS to offer daily, year-round programming, classes and events in dedicated state-of-the-art theater for the first time in its 54-year history. The San Francisco Film Society and New People today announced significant news for Bay Area filmgoers: the signing of a lease that brings the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events to one primary theater on a daily, year-round basis, beginning in September. The San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema opens its doors in September in the state-of-the art...

  • June 23, 2011

    SF Film Society Signs Lease on New Theatrical Home

    Jun 23, 2011

    SFFS to offer daily, year-round programming, classes and events in dedicated state-of-the-art theater for the first time in its 54-year history. The San Francisco Film Society and New People today announced significant news for Bay Area filmgoers: the signing of a lease that brings the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events to one primary theater on a daily, year-round basis, beginning in September. The San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema opens its doors in September in the state-of-the art...

  • Home

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • June 23 2011

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • June 23, 2011

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • Q & A

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • Home

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • June 23 2011

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • June 23, 2011

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • Q & A

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • Festivals

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • Home

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • June 16, 2011

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • June 14, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

    Jun 16, 2011

    SF IndieFest's annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, which features 16 entertaining, inexplicable days of contemporary, comedic, sci-fi and dark fantasy horror films, continues for another week. The event is hosted by Roxie Theater. More at sfindie.com.

  • June 7, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

    Jun 16, 2011

    SF IndieFest's annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, which features 16 entertaining, inexplicable days of contemporary, comedic, sci-fi and dark fantasy horror films, continues for another week. The event is hosted by Roxie Theater. More at sfindie.com.

  • May 31, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

    Jun 16, 2011

    SF IndieFest's annual Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, which features 16 entertaining, inexplicable days of contemporary, comedic, sci-fi and dark fantasy horror films, continues for another week. The event is hosted by Roxie Theater. More at sfindie.com.

  • Festivals

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • Home

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • June 16, 2011

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • Home

    Dutch Director's Obsession Leads to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 15, 2011

    One film was not enough to quench Frans Weisz’s fascination with Nazi-era artist Charlotte Salomon.

  • In Production

    Dutch Director's Obsession Leads to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 15, 2011

    One film was not enough to quench Frans Weisz’s fascination with Nazi-era artist Charlotte Salomon.

  • June 16, 2011

    Dutch Director's Obsession Leads to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 15, 2011

    One film was not enough to quench Frans Weisz’s fascination with Nazi-era artist Charlotte Salomon.

  • Home

    Lewis Rides Herd on Lusty ‘Longhorns’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 13, 2011

    An SF Chronicle editor speaks about his third feature, a Texas-set sex comedy making its debut at Frameline35.

  • June 16, 2011

    Lewis Rides Herd on Lusty ‘Longhorns’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 13, 2011

    An SF Chronicle editor speaks about his third feature, a Texas-set sex comedy making its debut at Frameline35.

  • Q & A

    Lewis Rides Herd on Lusty ‘Longhorns’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 13, 2011

    An SF Chronicle editor speaks about his third feature, a Texas-set sex comedy making its debut at Frameline35.

  • June 7, 2011

    ‘The Hush’

    Jun 11, 2011

    The Historic Bal Theatre brings us a screening of Bay Area filmmaker Vincent Cortez’s latest feature, ‘The Hush,’ a 2011 Oakland International Film Festival selection and LA Festival honorable mention. The film is a locally shot supernatural film noir piece that has a hitman looking for redemption. More at mitchellstreetpictures.com.

  • June 9, 2011

    ‘The Hush’

    Jun 11, 2011

    The Historic Bal Theatre brings us a screening of Bay Area filmmaker Vincent Cortez’s latest feature, ‘The Hush,’ a 2011 Oakland International Film Festival selection and LA Festival honorable mention. The film is a locally shot supernatural film noir piece that has a hitman looking for redemption. More at mitchellstreetpictures.com.

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    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • In Production

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • June 9, 2011

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • First Person

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • Home

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • June 9, 2011

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • Festivals

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • Home

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • June 2, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • June 9, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • Festivals

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • Home

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • June 2, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • June 9, 2011

    Another Hole in the Head Scares Up New Round

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 2, 2011

    The adventure of Another Hole in the Head Film Festival requires you risk seeing the occasional dud to seek out the gems.

  • Home

    Elizabeth Taylor Tribute Maps Unusual Star Path

    Dennis Harvey
    May 26, 2011

    The Castro's Elizabeth Taylor retrospective brings the actress back to her most devoted fans. The first and last time I attended the now-defunct Taos Film Festival, it gave a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (who lived in the area), allowing me to spend an hour sitting about ten feet from one of the most famous movie stars ever. Arriving by wheelchair with a little dog on her lap, she was petite and attractive, though infirmity had taken its own toll on her figure. She was also funny, candid, unpretentious, occasionally ribald, passionately serious about her causes (especially AIDS research and education), and a little dotty—occasionally she'd drift off on some strange...

  • May 26, 2011

    Elizabeth Taylor Tribute Maps Unusual Star Path

    Dennis Harvey
    May 26, 2011

    The Castro's Elizabeth Taylor retrospective brings the actress back to her most devoted fans. The first and last time I attended the now-defunct Taos Film Festival, it gave a tribute to Elizabeth Taylor (who lived in the area), allowing me to spend an hour sitting about ten feet from one of the most famous movie stars ever. Arriving by wheelchair with a little dog on her lap, she was petite and attractive, though infirmity had taken its own toll on her figure. She was also funny, candid, unpretentious, occasionally ribald, passionately serious about her causes (especially AIDS research and education), and a little dotty—occasionally she'd drift off on some strange...

  • Festivals

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • Home

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • May 26, 2011

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • Festivals

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • Home

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • May 26, 2011

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • Home

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • May 26, 2011

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • Q & A

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • May 17, 2011

    Shorts in Brief: A Family Film Festival

    May 22, 2011

    Smith Rafael Film Center hosts Shorts in Brief: A Family Festival, featuring short films from Asia, Africa, Europe, South and North America. More at cafilm.org.

  • May 17, 2011

    City College of San Francisco City Shorts Film Festival

    May 19, 2011

    City College of San Francisco offers a best-of program in the one day, student-run City Shorts Film Festival. The festival is free to the public. More at cityshorts.tumblr.com.

  • Home

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • May 19, 2011

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • Story Structure

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • Home

    Park Jung-bum Offers Notes on his Unique POV

    Adam Hartzell
    May 16, 2011

    The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.

  • May 19, 2011

    Park Jung-bum Offers Notes on his Unique POV

    Adam Hartzell
    May 16, 2011

    The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.

  • Q & A

    Park Jung-bum Offers Notes on his Unique POV

    Adam Hartzell
    May 16, 2011

    The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.

  • Home

    Park Jung-bum Offers Notes on his Unique POV

    Adam Hartzell
    May 16, 2011

    The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.

  • May 19, 2011

    Park Jung-bum Offers Notes on his Unique POV

    Adam Hartzell
    May 16, 2011

    The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.

  • Q & A

    Park Jung-bum Offers Notes on his Unique POV

    Adam Hartzell
    May 16, 2011

    The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.

  • May 10, 2011

    Legacy Film Festival on Aging

    May 13, 2011

    Viz Cinema at New People hosts the Legacy Film Festival on Aging, offering three days of shorts and features from around the world that deal with the difficulties and appreciation of growing older. The program begins with ‘Ruth Awasa: Roots of an Artist,’ a documentary about the famous artist, with director Bob Toy and Ruth’s children in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. More at newpeopleworld.com.

  • Home

    'Meek's Cutoff' a Minimalist Masterpiece

    Michael Read
    May 7, 2011

    Kelly Reichardt creates a moving meditation on open space with 'Meek's Cutoff.'

  • May 12, 2011

    'Meek's Cutoff' a Minimalist Masterpiece

    Michael Read
    May 7, 2011

    Kelly Reichardt creates a moving meditation on open space with 'Meek's Cutoff.'

  • Reviews

    'Meek's Cutoff' a Minimalist Masterpiece

    Michael Read
    May 7, 2011

    Kelly Reichardt creates a moving meditation on open space with 'Meek's Cutoff.'

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • May 5, 2011

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • May 5, 2011

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • Home

    SFIFF Brings in Burlesque as Closer

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    May 4, 2011

    Cabaret New Burlesque gets the French art-house treatment with ‘On Tour.’

  • May 5, 2011

    SFIFF Brings in Burlesque as Closer

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    May 4, 2011

    Cabaret New Burlesque gets the French art-house treatment with ‘On Tour.’

  • Reviews

    SFIFF Brings in Burlesque as Closer

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    May 4, 2011

    Cabaret New Burlesque gets the French art-house treatment with ‘On Tour.’

  • Home

    SFIFF Brings in Burlesque as Closer

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    May 4, 2011

    Cabaret New Burlesque gets the French art-house treatment with ‘On Tour.’

  • May 5, 2011

    SFIFF Brings in Burlesque as Closer

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    May 4, 2011

    Cabaret New Burlesque gets the French art-house treatment with ‘On Tour.’

  • Reviews

    SFIFF Brings in Burlesque as Closer

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    May 4, 2011

    Cabaret New Burlesque gets the French art-house treatment with ‘On Tour.’

  • Home

    Frank Pierson, 'These Amazing Shadows' Offer Inspiration

    Michael Fox
    May 3, 2011

    Screenwriter Frank Pierson talks production at SFIFF54; Bay Area-made 'These Amazing Shadows' screens after the Festival closes.

  • In Production

    Frank Pierson, 'These Amazing Shadows' Offer Inspiration

    Michael Fox
    May 3, 2011

    Screenwriter Frank Pierson talks production at SFIFF54; Bay Area-made 'These Amazing Shadows' screens after the Festival closes.

  • May 5, 2011

    Frank Pierson, 'These Amazing Shadows' Offer Inspiration

    Michael Fox
    May 3, 2011

    Screenwriter Frank Pierson talks production at SFIFF54; Bay Area-made 'These Amazing Shadows' screens after the Festival closes.

  • May 3, 2011

    SFIFF: ‘American Teacher’/20 Years of Schools at the Festival

    May 3, 2011

    SFFS's Schools at the Festival toasts its 20 years with clips, stories, tributes, food and drink (5:00 pm), followed by a special Teacher Appreciation Night screening of ‘American Teacher’ (6:30 pm), a documentary exploring the frustrating realities facing public school teachers, with special guests in attendance. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • Festivals

    Unrestrained at SFIFF54, Barney Offers Live Insight

    Robert Avila
    May 2, 2011

    Matthew Barney talks art, sports and spectacle at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • Home

    Unrestrained at SFIFF54, Barney Offers Live Insight

    Robert Avila
    May 2, 2011

    Matthew Barney talks art, sports and spectacle at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • May 5, 2011

    Unrestrained at SFIFF54, Barney Offers Live Insight

    Robert Avila
    May 2, 2011

    Matthew Barney talks art, sports and spectacle at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • Festivals

    Unrestrained at SFIFF54, Barney Offers Live Insight

    Robert Avila
    May 2, 2011

    Matthew Barney talks art, sports and spectacle at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • Home

    Unrestrained at SFIFF54, Barney Offers Live Insight

    Robert Avila
    May 2, 2011

    Matthew Barney talks art, sports and spectacle at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • May 5, 2011

    Unrestrained at SFIFF54, Barney Offers Live Insight

    Robert Avila
    May 2, 2011

    Matthew Barney talks art, sports and spectacle at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • April 26, 2011

    SFIFF: ‘Circumstance’

    May 1, 2011

    The Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner, ‘Circumstance,’ which tells the story of two Iranian women who fall in love, plays at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on May 1 and May 3. Director Maryam Keshavarz attends each screening of her debut feature. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • Festivals

    Snapshots Reveal Personal Side of SFIFF54

    Michael Read, editor
    May 1, 2011

    Writers for the Festival’s daily ‘Scoop’ capture live director-audience interactions.

  • Home

    Snapshots Reveal Personal Side of SFIFF54

    Michael Read, editor
    May 1, 2011

    Writers for the Festival’s daily ‘Scoop’ capture live director-audience interactions.

  • May 5, 2011

    Snapshots Reveal Personal Side of SFIFF54

    Michael Read, editor
    May 1, 2011

    Writers for the Festival’s daily ‘Scoop’ capture live director-audience interactions.

  • April 28, 2011

    SFIFF54 Embraces Barney's Unique POV

    Carmen Winant
    Apr 30, 2011

    In a quarter century of filmmaking feats, persistence and vision are defining qualities for Matthew Barney.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF54 Embraces Barney's Unique POV

    Carmen Winant
    Apr 30, 2011

    In a quarter century of filmmaking feats, persistence and vision are defining qualities for Matthew Barney.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Embraces Barney's Unique POV

    Carmen Winant
    Apr 30, 2011

    In a quarter century of filmmaking feats, persistence and vision are defining qualities for Matthew Barney.

  • April 26, 2011

    SFIFF Centerpiece: ‘Terri’

    Apr 30, 2011

    San Francisco International Film Festival’s 2011 Centerpiece selection, ‘Terri,’ featuring John C. Reilly as a vice principle who befriends an insecure junior high student, plays at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas with director Azazel Jacobs and actor Jacob Wysocki in attendance. The evening’s after party is at Clift's Velvet Room. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • April 28, 2011

    SFIFF54 Embraces Barney's Unique POV

    Carmen Winant
    Apr 30, 2011

    In a quarter century of filmmaking feats, persistence and vision are defining qualities for Matthew Barney.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF54 Embraces Barney's Unique POV

    Carmen Winant
    Apr 30, 2011

    In a quarter century of filmmaking feats, persistence and vision are defining qualities for Matthew Barney.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Embraces Barney's Unique POV

    Carmen Winant
    Apr 30, 2011

    In a quarter century of filmmaking feats, persistence and vision are defining qualities for Matthew Barney.

  • Festivals

    Film Society Awards Night Shines Light on ’70s, City

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 29, 2011

    Beginnings, endings and the dazzling cinema in between honored in SFFS's annual awards show.

  • Home

    Film Society Awards Night Shines Light on ’70s, City

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 29, 2011

    Beginnings, endings and the dazzling cinema in between honored in SFFS's annual awards show.

  • May 5, 2011

    Film Society Awards Night Shines Light on ’70s, City

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 29, 2011

    Beginnings, endings and the dazzling cinema in between honored in SFFS's annual awards show.

  • Festivals

    Stone not Cold in Castro Conversation

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 28, 2011

    Oliver Stone reflects on his own heated past, and the world’s, as he accepts the Founder’s Directing Award onstage at the Castro Theatre during SFIFF54.

  • Home

    Stone not Cold in Castro Conversation

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 28, 2011

    Oliver Stone reflects on his own heated past, and the world’s, as he accepts the Founder’s Directing Award onstage at the Castro Theatre during SFIFF54.

  • May 5, 2011

    Stone not Cold in Castro Conversation

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 28, 2011

    Oliver Stone reflects on his own heated past, and the world’s, as he accepts the Founder’s Directing Award onstage at the Castro Theatre during SFIFF54.

  • Festivals

    Stone not Cold in Castro Conversation

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 28, 2011

    Oliver Stone reflects on his own heated past, and the world’s, as he accepts the Founder’s Directing Award onstage at the Castro Theatre during SFIFF54.

  • Home

    Stone not Cold in Castro Conversation

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 28, 2011

    Oliver Stone reflects on his own heated past, and the world’s, as he accepts the Founder’s Directing Award onstage at the Castro Theatre during SFIFF54.

  • May 5, 2011

    Stone not Cold in Castro Conversation

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 28, 2011

    Oliver Stone reflects on his own heated past, and the world’s, as he accepts the Founder’s Directing Award onstage at the Castro Theatre during SFIFF54.

  • April 28, 2011

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • April 28, 2011

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • April 28, 2011

    Tindersticks Fuel the Claire Denis Film Fire

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 26, 2011

    A soundtrack staple in the Denis oeuvre, Tindersticks play their beautifully brooding music live to clips at SFIFF54.

  • Festivals

    Tindersticks Fuel the Claire Denis Film Fire

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 26, 2011

    A soundtrack staple in the Denis oeuvre, Tindersticks play their beautifully brooding music live to clips at SFIFF54.

  • Home

    Tindersticks Fuel the Claire Denis Film Fire

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 26, 2011

    A soundtrack staple in the Denis oeuvre, Tindersticks play their beautifully brooding music live to clips at SFIFF54.

  • News & Blogs

    SFIFF Joins Festival Scope

    Apr 25, 2011

    Press release: The San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) announced that the Festival has been invited to join Festival Scope, a new Internet platform that allows programming of selected film festivals to be viewed online by film professionals around the world. More at sffs.org.

  • April 28, 2011

    Terence Stamp Honored with Owens Award

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 25, 2011

    Terence Stamp has treated acting not as a job, but as a restless quest for new frontiers.

  • Festivals

    Terence Stamp Honored with Owens Award

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 25, 2011

    Terence Stamp has treated acting not as a job, but as a restless quest for new frontiers.

  • Home

    Terence Stamp Honored with Owens Award

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 25, 2011

    Terence Stamp has treated acting not as a job, but as a restless quest for new frontiers.

  • April 28, 2011

    Explosive Actors, Anecdotes Light Up SFIFF54’s Midnight Awards

    Kim Nunley
    Apr 24, 2011

    Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins, Jr., share candid thoughts with a raucous audience.

  • Festivals

    Explosive Actors, Anecdotes Light Up SFIFF54’s Midnight Awards

    Kim Nunley
    Apr 24, 2011

    Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins, Jr., share candid thoughts with a raucous audience.

  • Home

    Explosive Actors, Anecdotes Light Up SFIFF54’s Midnight Awards

    Kim Nunley
    Apr 24, 2011

    Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins, Jr., share candid thoughts with a raucous audience.

  • April 28, 2011

    Explosive Actors, Anecdotes Light Up SFIFF54’s Midnight Awards

    Kim Nunley
    Apr 24, 2011

    Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins, Jr., share candid thoughts with a raucous audience.

  • Festivals

    Explosive Actors, Anecdotes Light Up SFIFF54’s Midnight Awards

    Kim Nunley
    Apr 24, 2011

    Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins, Jr., share candid thoughts with a raucous audience.

  • Home

    Explosive Actors, Anecdotes Light Up SFIFF54’s Midnight Awards

    Kim Nunley
    Apr 24, 2011

    Zoe Saldana and Clifton Collins, Jr., share candid thoughts with a raucous audience.

  • April 28, 2011

    SFIFF54's 'Beginners' Brings Surprises

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2011

    Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor lit up the Castro on San Francisco International's opening night.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF54's 'Beginners' Brings Surprises

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2011

    Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor lit up the Castro on San Francisco International's opening night.

  • Home

    SFIFF54's 'Beginners' Brings Surprises

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2011

    Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor lit up the Castro on San Francisco International's opening night.

  • April 19, 2011

    SFIFF: '!Women art Revolution'

    Apr 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson's decades-in-the-making documentary about women artists taking on the establishment debuts at the festival Saturday, April 23, with a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art screening, and plays again Monday, April 25, at the Pacific Film Archive. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • April 28, 2011

    SFIFF54's 'Beginners' Brings Surprises

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2011

    Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor lit up the Castro on San Francisco International's opening night.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF54's 'Beginners' Brings Surprises

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2011

    Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor lit up the Castro on San Francisco International's opening night.

  • Home

    SFIFF54's 'Beginners' Brings Surprises

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2011

    Mike Mills and Ewan McGregor lit up the Castro on San Francisco International's opening night.

  • News & Blogs

    Terence Stamp to Receive Peter J. Owens Award at 54th San Francisco International Film Festival

    Apr 22, 2011

    Press release: The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Terence Stamp will be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The Owens Award, named for the longtime San Francisco benefactor of arts and charitable organizations and Film Society board member, honors an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity. The award will be presented to Stamp at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo’s 365 Club. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • april 22 2011

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • April 19, 2011

    San Francisco International Opens

    Apr 21, 2011

    The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival opens with a film about fresh starts, in the form of a 75-year-old living life romantically, possibly for the first time, in Mike Mills' 'Beginners.' One can't go wrong with a cast featuring Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Melanie Laurent. Better: Mills and McGregor are present. A party follows at Terra Gallery. More at fest.sffs.org.

  • april 22 2011

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • april 22 2011

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • Home

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • In Production

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • April 19, 2011

    Road to Hollywood Tour: ‘Elmer Gantry’

    Apr 20, 2011

    In celebration of the upcoming Turner Classic Movies Film Festival in Hollywood, Castro Theatre participates in the one-night nationwide Road to Hollywood Tour with a free screening of ‘Elmer Gantry.’ Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz and Academy Award winner Shirley Jones are present. Tickets are acquired through tcm.com/roadtohollywood. More at castrotheatre.com.

  • April 19, 2011

    ATA Film & Video Festival

    Apr 20, 2011

    Roxie Theater hosts Playback: ATA Film & Video Festival 2006-2010, a one-day event that showcases a selection of short films from the experimental media arts gallery. More at roxie.com.

  • april 22 2011

    Production Values: Debbie Brubaker

    Adrianne Anderson
    Apr 19, 2011

    A veteran producer talks about the art, craft and industry behind her work.

  • First Person

    Production Values: Debbie Brubaker

    Adrianne Anderson
    Apr 19, 2011

    A veteran producer talks about the art, craft and industry behind her work.

  • Home

    Production Values: Debbie Brubaker

    Adrianne Anderson
    Apr 19, 2011

    A veteran producer talks about the art, craft and industry behind her work.

  • april 22 2011

    On Producing Killer Films

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 18, 2011

    Christine Vachon examines her varied indie successes while offering notes on the world of change engulfing cinema.

  • Home

    On Producing Killer Films

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 18, 2011

    Christine Vachon examines her varied indie successes while offering notes on the world of change engulfing cinema.

  • Q & A

    On Producing Killer Films

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 18, 2011

    Christine Vachon examines her varied indie successes while offering notes on the world of change engulfing cinema.

  • April 12, 2011

    Afterimage: The Films of Patricio Guzmán

    Apr 16, 2011

    Pacific Film Archive's Patricio Guzmán series continues with ‘The Pinochet Case’ and ‘Chile, Obstinate Memory.’ Later this month, Guzman's latest, a poignant and provocative reflection called 'Nostalgia for the Light,' closes the collection and screens as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival, April 26 and 28. More at bampfa.berkeley.edu and fest11.sffs.org.

  • News & Blogs

    SFIFF Presents Midnight Award to Clifton Collins, Jr., Zoe Saldana

    Apr 16, 2011

    The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) announced that Clifton Collins Jr. will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards, 10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnight Awards takes the form of a late night talk show, hosted by Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author and coorganizer of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, with live musical accompaniment by the Darren Johnston Trio. Lisick will interview Collins and his previously announced Midnight Award corecipient Zoe Saldana. Clips of their work will be shown prior to the presentation of the awards. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • april 22 2011

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Festivals

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

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    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Reviews

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • April 12, 2011

    ‘Henry’s Crime’

    Apr 15, 2011

    Keanu Reeves, James Caan and Vera Farmiga star in Malcolm Venvile’s ‘Henry’s Crime,’ which opens at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley and other Bay Area theaters. The film was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. More at landmarktheatres.com.

  • april 22 2011

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Festivals

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Home

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Reviews

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • April 14, 2011

    Film Globally, Screen Locally

    Michael Fox
    Apr 13, 2011

    Local filmmakers reflect on the opportunities presented by screenings at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

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    Film Globally, Screen Locally

    Michael Fox
    Apr 13, 2011

    Local filmmakers reflect on the opportunities presented by screenings at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Film Globally, Screen Locally

    Michael Fox
    Apr 13, 2011

    Local filmmakers reflect on the opportunities presented by screenings at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • April 5, 2011

    The 10th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival

    Apr 7, 2011

    The 10th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival begins with Tomas Barina’s ‘Novel for Men,’ which will be making its International Premiere at the Tiburon Playhouse Theater. Over 140 films from 55 countries play over 11 days. More at tiburonfilmfestival.com.

  • News & Blogs

    54th San Francisco International Film Festival Will Present Founder’s Directing Award to Oliver Stone

    Apr 7, 2011

    Press release: The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Oliver Stone will be the recipient of the Founder’s Directing Award at the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5). The FDA will be presented to Stone at Film Society Awards Night, Thursday, April 28 at Bimbo’s 365 Club. The Film Society’s Youth Education program will be the beneficiary of the fundraiser honoring Stone. The soon-to-be-announced recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award for excellence in acting and Frank Pierson, recipient of the Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting will also be honored. More at sffs.org.

  • April 5, 2011

    The 7th Annual San Francisco Women’s Film Festival

    Apr 6, 2011

    The 7th Annual San Francisco Women’s Film Festival opens with ‘Grace, Milly, Lucy… Child Soldiers’ and runs five days, with shows and events at the Roxie Theater, Ninth Street Independent Film Center and Mission Workshop. More at roxie.com and womensfilminstitute.com.

  • News & Blogs

    IndieWIRE: "Meet the San Francisco International Film Fest Programmers (In Their Own Words)"

    Apr 2, 2011

    IndieWIRE reports: "With the sheer number of arts-related events in San Francisco, one might mistake the city as one of America’s largest metropolises, but in fact it’s California’s fourth largest city. San Francisco has however had a long tradition of embracing arts on the cusp, reflecting its vibrant and diverse citizens." More at indieWIRE.com.

  • April 7, 2011

    Ozon's 'Trophy Wife' Is a Winner

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 1, 2011

    Ozon's Deneuve vehicle, filled with comedy and politics, travels well.

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    Ozon's 'Trophy Wife' Is a Winner

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 1, 2011

    Ozon's Deneuve vehicle, filled with comedy and politics, travels well.

  • Reviews

    Ozon's 'Trophy Wife' Is a Winner

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 1, 2011

    Ozon's Deneuve vehicle, filled with comedy and politics, travels well.

  • 03.31.11

    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

  • Festivals

    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

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    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

  • 03.31.11

    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

  • Festivals

    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

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    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

  • March 22, 2011

    Disposable Film Festival

    Mar 24, 2011

    Created in 2007 by Eric Slatkin and Carlton Evans to celebrate possibilities of media we might consider "throwaway" (devices like cell phones and pocket cameras), the Disposable Film Festival has grown into a popular one-day event and year-round traveling showcase. This year, it debuts at the Castro Theatre. More at castrotheatre.com.

  • Festivals

    Talent Emerges at SXSW 2011

    Julia Barbosa
    Mar 22, 2011

    Issues, philosophies spark SXSW's 2011 films.

  • Festivals

    Talent Emerges at SXSW 2011

    Julia Barbosa
    Mar 22, 2011

    Issues, philosophies spark SXSW's 2011 films.

  • Festivals

    The Future Messes with Texas at SXSW

    Sara Dosa
    Mar 21, 2011

    New technology and futuristic themes featured prominently at South by Southwest this year.

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    The Future Messes with Texas at SXSW

    Sara Dosa
    Mar 21, 2011

    New technology and futuristic themes featured prominently at South by Southwest this year.

  • March 24, 2011

    The Future Messes with Texas at SXSW

    Sara Dosa
    Mar 21, 2011

    New technology and futuristic themes featured prominently at South by Southwest this year.

  • March 15, 2011

    ‘Heartbeats'

    Mar 18, 2011

    Xavier Dolan’s ‘Heartbeats,’ the 2010 Winner of Un Certain Regard Youth Prize at Cannes International Film Festival, opens at Landmark Theatres in San Francisco and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas. The film follows two best friends and their attempt to attain the affection of a charming man they’ve just met. More at landmarktheatres.com.

  • March 15, 2011

    ‘You Won’t Miss Me’

    Mar 18, 2011

    Ry Russo-Young’s 2009 Gotham Independent Film Award winner and Sundance Film Festival Selection, ‘You Won’t Miss Me,’ plays for one week at Roxie Theater. The film features Stella Schnabel, who plays a 23 year-old just released from a psychiatric hospital. More at roxie.com.

  • Home

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • In Production

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • March 17, 2011

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • Home

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • March 17, 2011

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • Story Structure

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

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    SFIAAFF'S Closer Goh Nakamura Talks Music, Movies

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 14, 2011

    'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.

  • March 17, 2011

    SFIAAFF'S Closer Goh Nakamura Talks Music, Movies

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 14, 2011

    'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.

  • Q & A

    SFIAAFF'S Closer Goh Nakamura Talks Music, Movies

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 14, 2011

    'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.

  • Home

    SFIAAFF'S Closer Goh Nakamura Talks Music, Movies

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 14, 2011

    'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.

  • March 17, 2011

    SFIAAFF'S Closer Goh Nakamura Talks Music, Movies

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 14, 2011

    'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.

  • Q & A

    SFIAAFF'S Closer Goh Nakamura Talks Music, Movies

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 14, 2011

    'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.

  • March 8, 2011

    SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival

    Mar 11, 2011

    San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival begins March 10 and runs for 11 days, celebrating Opening Night at the Castro Theatre with Andy De Emmony’s 2009 ‘West Is West,’ the sequel to the successful 1999 ‘East Is East.’ About 120 films will play at a variety of venues around San Francisco, Berkeley and San Jose. More at festival.asianamericanmedia.org.

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    SFIAAFF Brings 'Light,' Captures Attention

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 10, 2011

    At nearly 30, SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival fulfills a multifacted programming mission. The 29th edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival stretches across the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to San Jose March 10–20, bringing “Stories to Light” as the Center for Asian American Media's new tagline says. Indeed, both the stories and their potential audiences would be left in the dark without the solid efforts of new festival steward Misashi Niwano and Christine Kwon (festival director and managing director, respectively). In a city privileged with a vast...

  • March 10, 2011

    SFIAAFF Brings 'Light,' Captures Attention

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 10, 2011

    At nearly 30, SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival fulfills a multifacted programming mission. The 29th edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival stretches across the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to San Jose March 10–20, bringing “Stories to Light” as the Center for Asian American Media's new tagline says. Indeed, both the stories and their potential audiences would be left in the dark without the solid efforts of new festival steward Misashi Niwano and Christine Kwon (festival director and managing director, respectively). In a city privileged with a vast...

  • Home

    SFIAAFF Brings 'Light,' Captures Attention

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 10, 2011

    At nearly 30, SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival fulfills a multifacted programming mission. The 29th edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival stretches across the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to San Jose March 10–20, bringing “Stories to Light” as the Center for Asian American Media's new tagline says. Indeed, both the stories and their potential audiences would be left in the dark without the solid efforts of new festival steward Misashi Niwano and Christine Kwon (festival director and managing director, respectively). In a city privileged with a vast...

  • March 10, 2011

    SFIAAFF Brings 'Light,' Captures Attention

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 10, 2011

    At nearly 30, SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival fulfills a multifacted programming mission. The 29th edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival stretches across the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to San Jose March 10–20, bringing “Stories to Light” as the Center for Asian American Media's new tagline says. Indeed, both the stories and their potential audiences would be left in the dark without the solid efforts of new festival steward Misashi Niwano and Christine Kwon (festival director and managing director, respectively). In a city privileged with a vast...

  • Home

    What you Need to Know to License Music for Film

    George Rush
    Mar 8, 2011

    Breaking down the common licensing terms.

  • Legal

    What you Need to Know to License Music for Film

    George Rush
    Mar 8, 2011

    Breaking down the common licensing terms.

  • March 10, 2011

    What you Need to Know to License Music for Film

    George Rush
    Mar 8, 2011

    Breaking down the common licensing terms.

  • Home

    SFIAFF Director Primed for Debut

    Michael Fox
    Mar 7, 2011

    Masashi Niwano, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival's new director, speaks about bringing new worlds to this world cinema event.

  • March 10, 2011

    SFIAFF Director Primed for Debut

    Michael Fox
    Mar 7, 2011

    Masashi Niwano, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival's new director, speaks about bringing new worlds to this world cinema event.

  • Q & A

    SFIAFF Director Primed for Debut

    Michael Fox
    Mar 7, 2011

    Masashi Niwano, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival's new director, speaks about bringing new worlds to this world cinema event.

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    'Boonmee's' Magic Lights Up SFFS Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 4, 2011

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns to the jungle, and full-on magic realism, with 'Uncle Boonmee.'

  • March 10, 2011

    'Boonmee's' Magic Lights Up SFFS Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 4, 2011

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns to the jungle, and full-on magic realism, with 'Uncle Boonmee.'

  • March 3, 2011

    'Boonmee's' Magic Lights Up SFFS Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 4, 2011

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns to the jungle, and full-on magic realism, with 'Uncle Boonmee.'

  • Reviews

    'Boonmee's' Magic Lights Up SFFS Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 4, 2011

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns to the jungle, and full-on magic realism, with 'Uncle Boonmee.'

  • News & Blogs

    SFIFF54 Announces Documentaries in Golden Gate Awards, Films in New Directors Competition

    Mar 4, 2011

    Press release: The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) today announced its documentaries in competition for the Golden Gate Awards and films in competition for the New Directors Prize. The International will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. Sixty thousand dollars will be awarded to winners in three categories: investigative documentary feature ($25,000), documentary feature ($20,000) and Bay Area documentary feature ($15,000). The New Directors Prize of $15,000 is given to a narrative first feature that exhibits a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. Seventeen countries contributed to the production of the 11 films in this year's competition. Click through for titles or visit sffs.org.

  • Festivals

    Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2011

    An environmental film festival with exceptional flair enters the San Francisco scene.

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    Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2011

    An environmental film festival with exceptional flair enters the San Francisco scene.

  • March 3, 2011

    Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2011

    An environmental film festival with exceptional flair enters the San Francisco scene.

  • March 1, 2011

    San Francisco Green Film Festival

    Mar 3, 2011

    San Francisco's first ever Green Film Festival takes off with a collection that includes Werner Herzog's 'Happy,' Patrick Rouxel's 'Green' and Fredrik Gertten’s 'Bananas!*' More at sfgreenfilmfest.org.

  • News & Blogs

    SF Indiefest Announces Audience Award Winners

    Feb 23, 2011

    Press Release: The Audience Award winners for the 13th San Francisco Independent Film Festival include ‘Kaboom,’ named as Best Narrative Feature, ‘Bathing and the Single Girl’ for Best Narrative Short, ‘Free Radicals’ for Best Documentary, ‘Burning Wigs of Sedition’ for Best Music Video and ‘Mars’ for Best Animated Film. More at sfindie.com.

  • February 22, 2011

    Noise Pop Film Series

    Feb 22, 2011

    A festival whose curation was called "stupefyingly good" by Dennis Harvey in SF360.org last week, the Noise Pop Film Series complements the live music it's meant to accompany as the likes of Feist, Devendra Banhart and Tom Ze cross the screen. More at 2011.noisepop.com/film.

  • February 17, 2011

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • Festivals

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • Home

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • News & Blogs

    Variety: "Roadside, Participant on 'Circumstance'"

    Feb 15, 2011

    Variety: "Marking another acquisition partnership coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, Roadside Attractions will team with Participant Media," handling U.S. theatrical distribution rights of writer and director Maryam Keshavarz's Iranian drama 'Circumstance.' More at variety.com.

  • February 8, 2011

    Scary Cow 13th Indie Film Festival

    Feb 13, 2011

    Short and feature films completed over the previous year by the Scary Cow’s co-op members play at Castro Theater. Attendees vote on which filmmakers should receive funding for future projects. More at scarycow.com.

  • February 8, 2011

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival Winter Event

    Feb 12, 2011

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival's Winter Event, a one-day affair to showcase silent films, returns to the Castro. Features include Charlie Chaplin shorts, Marcel L’Herbier’s 1928 ‘L’Argent’ and King Vidor’s 1926 ‘La Boheme,' each accompanied with live music. More at silentfilm.org and castrotheatre.com.

  • February 10, 2011

    Silent Film Festival Is in the Money

    Michael Fox
    Feb 10, 2011

    SF Silent Film Festival's Winter Event offers financial dramas that speak volumes.

  • Festivals

    Silent Film Festival Is in the Money

    Michael Fox
    Feb 10, 2011

    SF Silent Film Festival's Winter Event offers financial dramas that speak volumes.

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    Silent Film Festival Is in the Money

    Michael Fox
    Feb 10, 2011

    SF Silent Film Festival's Winter Event offers financial dramas that speak volumes.

  • February 10, 2011

    Silent Film Festival Is in the Money

    Michael Fox
    Feb 10, 2011

    SF Silent Film Festival's Winter Event offers financial dramas that speak volumes.

  • Festivals

    Silent Film Festival Is in the Money

    Michael Fox
    Feb 10, 2011

    SF Silent Film Festival's Winter Event offers financial dramas that speak volumes.

  • Home

    Silent Film Festival Is in the Money

    Michael Fox
    Feb 10, 2011

    SF Silent Film Festival's Winter Event offers financial dramas that speak volumes.

  • February 10, 2011

    Scary Cow Stampede Continues Apace

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2011

    Scary Cow matches makers with crews, and, every quarter, finds audiences for both.

  • Home

    Scary Cow Stampede Continues Apace

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2011

    Scary Cow matches makers with crews, and, every quarter, finds audiences for both.

  • In Production

    Scary Cow Stampede Continues Apace

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2011

    Scary Cow matches makers with crews, and, every quarter, finds audiences for both.

  • February 10, 2011

    Scary Cow Stampede Continues Apace

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2011

    Scary Cow matches makers with crews, and, every quarter, finds audiences for both.

  • Home

    Scary Cow Stampede Continues Apace

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2011

    Scary Cow matches makers with crews, and, every quarter, finds audiences for both.

  • In Production

    Scary Cow Stampede Continues Apace

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2011

    Scary Cow matches makers with crews, and, every quarter, finds audiences for both.

  • February 10, 2011

    Im Sang-soo Re-hires a Troubling 'Housemaid'

    Adam Hartzell
    Feb 8, 2011

    A South Korean classic is re-envisioned.

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    Im Sang-soo Re-hires a Troubling 'Housemaid'

    Adam Hartzell
    Feb 8, 2011

    A South Korean classic is re-envisioned.

  • Reviews

    Im Sang-soo Re-hires a Troubling 'Housemaid'

    Adam Hartzell
    Feb 8, 2011

    A South Korean classic is re-envisioned.

  • February 10, 2011

    Im Sang-soo Re-hires a Troubling 'Housemaid'

    Adam Hartzell
    Feb 8, 2011

    A South Korean classic is re-envisioned.

  • Home

    Im Sang-soo Re-hires a Troubling 'Housemaid'

    Adam Hartzell
    Feb 8, 2011

    A South Korean classic is re-envisioned.

  • Reviews

    Im Sang-soo Re-hires a Troubling 'Housemaid'

    Adam Hartzell
    Feb 8, 2011

    A South Korean classic is re-envisioned.

  • February 10, 2011

    Mostly British Looks Beyond Speechifying Kings

    Michael Fox
    Feb 7, 2011

    Australian films comprise fully a third of the Mostly British Film Festival lineup.

  • Festivals

    Mostly British Looks Beyond Speechifying Kings

    Michael Fox
    Feb 7, 2011

    Australian films comprise fully a third of the Mostly British Film Festival lineup.

  • Home

    Mostly British Looks Beyond Speechifying Kings

    Michael Fox
    Feb 7, 2011

    Australian films comprise fully a third of the Mostly British Film Festival lineup.

  • February 10, 2011

    Mostly British Looks Beyond Speechifying Kings

    Michael Fox
    Feb 7, 2011

    Australian films comprise fully a third of the Mostly British Film Festival lineup.

  • Festivals

    Mostly British Looks Beyond Speechifying Kings

    Michael Fox
    Feb 7, 2011

    Australian films comprise fully a third of the Mostly British Film Festival lineup.

  • Home

    Mostly British Looks Beyond Speechifying Kings

    Michael Fox
    Feb 7, 2011

    Australian films comprise fully a third of the Mostly British Film Festival lineup.

  • February 1, 2011

    SFFS Screen: 'The Time That Remains'

    Feb 4, 2011

    SFFS Screen returns to the Sundance Kabuki with a new one from Elia Suleiman, a story about the the lives and hardships of Palestinians who were branded "Israeli Arabs." It's a film that the Toronto International Film Festival calls a "fusion of the political and personal, the historical and hysterical." More at sffs.org.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Festivals

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Home

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • February 1, 2011

    Mostly British Film Festival

    Feb 3, 2011

    The eight-day Mostly British Film Festival opens with Andy DeEmmony’s ‘West is West,’ the sequel to 1999s ‘East is East.’ Films from the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Ireland play for eight days at the Vogue Theatre and the Smith Rafael Film Center. More at mostlybritish.org.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Festivals

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Home

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Feb 3 2011

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • Home

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • Story Structure

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • News & Blogs

    indieWIRE: "OWN Buys Another Sundance Title for the Doc Club"

    Jan 31, 2011

    Reports indieWIRE: "Oprah Winfrey Network has added another member to its Documentary Film Club with Yoav Potash’s “Crime After Crime,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition." More at indiewire.com.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • Home

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • Feb 3 2011

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Home

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • January 31, 2011

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • January 25, 2011

    African Film Festival 2011

    Jan 27, 2011

    Pacific Film Archive Theater hosts the African Film Festival 2011, presenting popular documentary and narrative films from eight African countries. The festival begins with Remi Vaughan-Richards’ 2010 ‘One Small Step.’

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    Olsson Feels ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Beat

    Michael Fox
    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Olsson looks into novel methods of treating PTSD in 'A Soldier’s Heart and the Long Road Home.'

  • In Production

    Olsson Feels ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Beat

    Michael Fox
    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Olsson looks into novel methods of treating PTSD in 'A Soldier’s Heart and the Long Road Home.'

  • January 27, 2011

    Olsson Feels ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Beat

    Michael Fox
    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Olsson looks into novel methods of treating PTSD in 'A Soldier’s Heart and the Long Road Home.'

  • January 27, 2011

    SF360 Live at Sundance: Strange and Charmed Visions

    SFFS Staff
    Jan 25, 2011

    Sean Uyehara: "If you wanted, you could say that Calvin Lee Reeder channels the love child of Dario Argento and Maya Deren..."

  • January 31, 2011

    SF360 Live at Sundance: Strange and Charmed Visions

    SFFS Staff
    Jan 25, 2011

    Sean Uyehara: "If you wanted, you could say that Calvin Lee Reeder channels the love child of Dario Argento and Maya Deren..."

  • News & Blogs

    SF360 Live at Sundance: Strange and Charmed Visions

    SFFS Staff
    Jan 25, 2011

    Sean Uyehara: "If you wanted, you could say that Calvin Lee Reeder channels the love child of Dario Argento and Maya Deren..."

  • Home

    Temporary Insanity Takes Hold at Noir City

    Max Goldberg
    Jan 21, 2011

    Noir City 9's "madness" theme means a few more gothic titles and a fresh context to appreciate noir’s signature motifs.

  • January 27, 2011

    Temporary Insanity Takes Hold at Noir City

    Max Goldberg
    Jan 21, 2011

    Noir City 9's "madness" theme means a few more gothic titles and a fresh context to appreciate noir’s signature motifs.

  • Reviews

    Temporary Insanity Takes Hold at Noir City

    Max Goldberg
    Jan 21, 2011

    Noir City 9's "madness" theme means a few more gothic titles and a fresh context to appreciate noir’s signature motifs.

  • January 18, 2011

    Noir City 9

    Jan 21, 2011

    Eddie Muller and Anita Monga bring 10 days of finely curated noir to the Castro Theatre, where it's promised "you'll find all kinds of crazy" in 24 films. We never doubted. The festival opens with 1947's ‘High Wall’ and 1940's ‘Stranger on the Third Floor.' More at castrotheatre.com and noircity.com.

  • Home

    Temporary Insanity Takes Hold at Noir City

    Max Goldberg
    Jan 21, 2011

    Noir City 9's "madness" theme means a few more gothic titles and a fresh context to appreciate noir’s signature motifs.

  • January 27, 2011

    Temporary Insanity Takes Hold at Noir City

    Max Goldberg
    Jan 21, 2011

    Noir City 9's "madness" theme means a few more gothic titles and a fresh context to appreciate noir’s signature motifs.

  • Reviews

    Temporary Insanity Takes Hold at Noir City

    Max Goldberg
    Jan 21, 2011

    Noir City 9's "madness" theme means a few more gothic titles and a fresh context to appreciate noir’s signature motifs.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 20, 2011

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 31, 2011

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • Home

    Patrick Marks Takes a Green Eye to Noir

    Adam Hartzell
    Jan 17, 2011

    Notable Noir City enthusiast Patrick Marks, owner of the Green Arcade, offers thoughts on the genre as well as festival's 2011 selections.

  • January 20, 2011

    Patrick Marks Takes a Green Eye to Noir

    Adam Hartzell
    Jan 17, 2011

    Notable Noir City enthusiast Patrick Marks, owner of the Green Arcade, offers thoughts on the genre as well as festival's 2011 selections.

  • Q & A

    Patrick Marks Takes a Green Eye to Noir

    Adam Hartzell
    Jan 17, 2011

    Notable Noir City enthusiast Patrick Marks, owner of the Green Arcade, offers thoughts on the genre as well as festival's 2011 selections.

  • January 11, 2010

    German Gems Film Festival

    Jan 14, 2011

    Castro Theatre hosts the German Gems Film Festival, a three day event showcasing recent German features, shorts and documentaries. It begins on Friday with ‘Mahler On The Couch,' a feature directed by father and son team Percy and Felix Adlon, with an Opening Night after party following. More at castrotheatre.com.

  • Home

    German Gems Program Shines

    Michael Fox
    Jan 13, 2011

    The German Gems series moves beyond Berlin in bringing attention to worthy new work out of Germany.

  • January 13, 2011

    German Gems Program Shines

    Michael Fox
    Jan 13, 2011

    The German Gems series moves beyond Berlin in bringing attention to worthy new work out of Germany.

  • Reviews

    German Gems Program Shines

    Michael Fox
    Jan 13, 2011

    The German Gems series moves beyond Berlin in bringing attention to worthy new work out of Germany.

  • Home

    De Oliveira's 'Angelica' Balming, Enlivening

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 7, 2011

    'The Strange Case of Angelica' finds Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 years old, in fine form.

  • January 13, 2011

    De Oliveira's 'Angelica' Balming, Enlivening

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 7, 2011

    'The Strange Case of Angelica' finds Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 years old, in fine form.

  • Reviews

    De Oliveira's 'Angelica' Balming, Enlivening

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 7, 2011

    'The Strange Case of Angelica' finds Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 years old, in fine form.

  • Home

    De Oliveira's 'Angelica' Balming, Enlivening

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 7, 2011

    'The Strange Case of Angelica' finds Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 years old, in fine form.

  • January 13, 2011

    De Oliveira's 'Angelica' Balming, Enlivening

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 7, 2011

    'The Strange Case of Angelica' finds Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 years old, in fine form.

  • Reviews

    De Oliveira's 'Angelica' Balming, Enlivening

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 7, 2011

    'The Strange Case of Angelica' finds Manoel de Oliveira, at 102 years old, in fine form.

  • Home

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • In Production

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • January 6, 2010

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • December 23, 2010

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • December 28, 2010

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • Home

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • Reviews

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • December 16, 2010

    Film 2010: Big Pictures Light up the Small Screen

    Michael Fox
    Dec 16, 2010

    Perhaps it's OK to bring art film home for the holidays with sophisticated collections of DVDs and must-buy film books.

  • December 28, 2010

    Film 2010: Big Pictures Light up the Small Screen

    Michael Fox
    Dec 16, 2010

    Perhaps it's OK to bring art film home for the holidays with sophisticated collections of DVDs and must-buy film books.

  • Home

    Film 2010: Big Pictures Light up the Small Screen

    Michael Fox
    Dec 16, 2010

    Perhaps it's OK to bring art film home for the holidays with sophisticated collections of DVDs and must-buy film books.

  • Reviews

    Film 2010: Big Pictures Light up the Small Screen

    Michael Fox
    Dec 16, 2010

    Perhaps it's OK to bring art film home for the holidays with sophisticated collections of DVDs and must-buy film books.

  • December 16, 2010

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • Home

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • Q & A

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • December 9, 2010

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • Home

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • January 31, 2011

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • Legal

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • December 9, 2010

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • Home

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • January 31, 2011

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • Legal

    Film Festival Season: Five Last-Minute Music Clearance Tips

    Annie Lin/The Rights Workshop
    Dec 7, 2010

    The Rights Workshop offers timely advice on clearing music rights pre-Sundance.

  • December 2, 2010

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • Home

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • December 2, 2010

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • Home

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • December 2, 2010

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

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    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Q & A

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • December 2, 2010

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

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    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Q & A

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Funding

    Going Guerrilla with Zombies

    Holly Million
    Nov 23, 2010

    Horror legend George Romero offers fundraising advice to first-timers: "Just make the movie. Don’t worry about the money."

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    Going Guerrilla with Zombies

    Holly Million
    Nov 23, 2010

    Horror legend George Romero offers fundraising advice to first-timers: "Just make the movie. Don’t worry about the money."

  • November 24, 2010

    Going Guerrilla with Zombies

    Holly Million
    Nov 23, 2010

    Horror legend George Romero offers fundraising advice to first-timers: "Just make the movie. Don’t worry about the money."

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    Farley Frames Barrish, Candlestick Point

    Michael Fox
    Nov 17, 2010

    A longtime friendship grows into a film.

  • In Production

    Farley Frames Barrish, Candlestick Point

    Michael Fox
    Nov 17, 2010

    A longtime friendship grows into a film.

  • November 18, 2010

    Farley Frames Barrish, Candlestick Point

    Michael Fox
    Nov 17, 2010

    A longtime friendship grows into a film.

  • November 10, 2010

    New Italian Cinema

    Nov 17, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society celebrates Italy’s freshest film offerings in the New Italian Cinema series at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. Films new and old from director Ferzan Ozpetek begin the weeklong festival, which focuses on a diverse group of work from some of Italy’s most gifted filmmakers, many appearing in person. Opening Night is Ozpetek’s most recent, ‘Loose Cannons,’ which precedes a party at Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery Street. More at sffs.org.

  • News & Blogs

    IndieWIRE: "'Zeitgeist Latches Onto a 'Revolution'"

    Nov 17, 2010

    "Following its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September, Lynn Hershman Leeson’s '!Women Art Revolution' has been acquired by Zeitgeist Films for North American distribution," reports Nigel M. Smith. More at indiewire.com.

  • Festivals

    New to SFIAF: Online Screening Room

    Andrew Provost
    Nov 13, 2010

    SFIAF's Online Screening Room gives the festival's animation another dimension.

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    New to SFIAF: Online Screening Room

    Andrew Provost
    Nov 13, 2010

    SFIAF's Online Screening Room gives the festival's animation another dimension.

  • November 18, 2010

    New to SFIAF: Online Screening Room

    Andrew Provost
    Nov 13, 2010

    SFIAF's Online Screening Room gives the festival's animation another dimension.

  • Festivals

    New to SFIAF: Online Screening Room

    Andrew Provost
    Nov 13, 2010

    SFIAF's Online Screening Room gives the festival's animation another dimension.

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    New to SFIAF: Online Screening Room

    Andrew Provost
    Nov 13, 2010

    SFIAF's Online Screening Room gives the festival's animation another dimension.

  • November 18, 2010

    New to SFIAF: Online Screening Room

    Andrew Provost
    Nov 13, 2010

    SFIAF's Online Screening Room gives the festival's animation another dimension.

  • Home

    Semiconductor's Binary Opposition

    Sean Uyehara
    Nov 12, 2010

    San Francisco International Animation Festival: Semiconductor's Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt talk about their work in music, movies and animation. What do you call a duo that considers itself a trio? Or videomakers who call themselves sculptors? Semiconductor has been making video and installation work for over ten years. They consist of Joseph Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman and a computer. They create animations and present live music and visual shows. Everything they do is slightly inside out. The computer is more or less an antagonist in their midst. They haven’t quite broken up the band yet, because the....

  • November 11, 2010

    Semiconductor's Binary Opposition

    Sean Uyehara
    Nov 12, 2010

    San Francisco International Animation Festival: Semiconductor's Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt talk about their work in music, movies and animation. What do you call a duo that considers itself a trio? Or videomakers who call themselves sculptors? Semiconductor has been making video and installation work for over ten years. They consist of Joseph Gerhardt, Ruth Jarman and a computer. They create animations and present live music and visual shows. Everything they do is slightly inside out. The computer is more or less an antagonist in their midst. They haven’t quite broken up the band yet, because the....

  • November 10, 2010

    San Francisco International Animation Festival

    Nov 11, 2010

    Animated stories from around the world gather at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema for the fifth SFIAF. Six wide-ranging shorts programs as well as features like Brent Green’s ‘Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then’ and Sunao Katabuchi’s ‘Mai Mai Miracle’ take the screen. Four diverse animators interpret folk rock band The Decemberists’ 2009 concept album in ‘Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized,’ which opens the festival. Opening Night party follows the screening at La Mar Cebichería Peruana at Pier One and One-Half on the Embarcadero. More at sffs.org.

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    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 11, 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 3 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • Home

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 11, 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 3 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 4, 2010

    Essential SF

    Susan Gerhard, Editor
    Nov 5, 2010

    SF360.org profiles the 2011 roster of Essential SF, an ongoing compendium of the film community’s vital figures and institutions.

  • November 2, 2010

    American Indian Film Festival

    Nov 5, 2010

    The 35th Annual AIFF kicks off at Landmark’s Embarcadero Cinema. Armand Garnet Ruffo interweaves two stories inspired by Ojibway spiritualism in the opening night film, ‘A Windigo Tale.’ The festival also includes animation and shorts programs, as well a toy drive. More at aifisf.com.

  • Festivals

    The View from Here

    Michael Fox
    Nov 4, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival puts the focus on locals.

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    The View from Here

    Michael Fox
    Nov 4, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival puts the focus on locals.

  • November 4, 2010

    The View from Here

    Michael Fox
    Nov 4, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival puts the focus on locals.

  • November 2, 2010

    3rd I South Asian Film Festival

    Nov 3, 2010

    The latest cinema from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, U.K. and USA comprise the 8th annual 3rd I San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond. Opening night plays at VIZ Cinema before festival moves to the Brava Theater, and concludes at the Castro. Browse the films at thirdi.org.

  • November 2, 2010

    French Cinema Now Continues

    Nov 2, 2010

    The SFFS fall festival of French cinema continues at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Certified Copy,’ starring Juliet Binoche (in a role that won her a best actress prize at Cannes) closes the festival. More at sffs.org.

  • Festivals

    Marquee Names Light Up French Cinema Now

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 28, 2010

    The latest finds from France's national cinema play in an SFFS showcase.

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    Marquee Names Light Up French Cinema Now

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 28, 2010

    The latest finds from France's national cinema play in an SFFS showcase.

  • October 28, 2010

    Marquee Names Light Up French Cinema Now

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 28, 2010

    The latest finds from France's national cinema play in an SFFS showcase.

  • October 26, 2010

    French Cinema Now

    Oct 28, 2010

    SFFS’s annual showcase of modern French filmmaking includes some of the country’s most important work from the past year, from Éléonore Faucher's 'Sisters' to Katell Quillévéré's 'Love Like Poison.' Mark Fitoussi's ‘Copacabana,’ starring Isabelle Huppert, opens the festival; it's followed by a reception at the Bubble Lounge, 714 Montgomery Street. All films play at Landmark’s Embarcadero Center Cinema. More at sffs.org.

  • October 19, 2010

    United Nations Association Film Festival

    Oct 27, 2010

    Population, migration and globalization are the themes of the 13th annual United Nations Association Film Festival. The Palo Alto-based festival's features include 'Bhutto,' 'Gasland' and 'The Last Elephants in Thailand' this year. The festival runs until October 31. More at unaff.org.

  • October 26, 2010

    United Nations Association Film Festival

    Oct 27, 2010

    Population, migration and globalization are the themes of the 13th annual United Nations Association Film Festival. The Palo Alto-based festival's features include 'Bhutto,' 'Gasland' and 'The Last Elephants in Thailand' this year. The festival runs until October 31. More at unaff.org.

  • Home

    Mike Ott on the Guileless Filmmaking of 'Littlerock'

    Jessica Sapick
    Oct 25, 2010

    Mike Ott, now up for a Gotham Award, speaks on filmmaking process and his indie film 'Littlerock.'

  • October 28, 2010

    Mike Ott on the Guileless Filmmaking of 'Littlerock'

    Jessica Sapick
    Oct 25, 2010

    Mike Ott, now up for a Gotham Award, speaks on filmmaking process and his indie film 'Littlerock.'

  • Q & A

    Mike Ott on the Guileless Filmmaking of 'Littlerock'

    Jessica Sapick
    Oct 25, 2010

    Mike Ott, now up for a Gotham Award, speaks on filmmaking process and his indie film 'Littlerock.'

  • Home

    Mike Ott on the Guileless Filmmaking of 'Littlerock'

    Jessica Sapick
    Oct 25, 2010

    Mike Ott, now up for a Gotham Award, speaks on filmmaking process and his indie film 'Littlerock.'

  • October 28, 2010

    Mike Ott on the Guileless Filmmaking of 'Littlerock'

    Jessica Sapick
    Oct 25, 2010

    Mike Ott, now up for a Gotham Award, speaks on filmmaking process and his indie film 'Littlerock.'

  • Q & A

    Mike Ott on the Guileless Filmmaking of 'Littlerock'

    Jessica Sapick
    Oct 25, 2010

    Mike Ott, now up for a Gotham Award, speaks on filmmaking process and his indie film 'Littlerock.'

  • Festivals

    Berlin & Beyond Provides Genius Genre Treatments

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 22, 2010

    A pair of expert heist films top Berlin & Beyond.

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    Berlin & Beyond Provides Genius Genre Treatments

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 22, 2010

    A pair of expert heist films top Berlin & Beyond.

  • October 28, 2010

    Berlin & Beyond Provides Genius Genre Treatments

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 22, 2010

    A pair of expert heist films top Berlin & Beyond.

  • October 19, 2010

    Taiwan Film Days

    Oct 22, 2010

    The San Francisco Film Society presents a three-day showcase of contemporary Taiwanese films at VIZ Cinema at New People. Niu Doze's crime saga 'Monga' opens the festival and is Taiwan's entry to for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards. More at sffs.org; look for a feature later this week on sf360.org.

  • October 19, 2010

    Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

    Oct 22, 2010

    The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival returns to the Castro with its collection of contemporary cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. ‘Die Fremde’ is the centerpiece film (and Germany’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards) about a young woman living in Istanbul who, along with her son, decides to leave her abusive husband and reunite with her family in Berlin. More at berlinbeyond.com.

  • October 12, 2010

    SF Docfest

    Oct 19, 2010

    SF Docfest continues through October 28 with its reliable blend of eccentricity and outrage. Films screening during week two include 'Trampoline' and 'Vanishing of the Bees.' More at sfindie.com.

  • October 19, 2010

    SF Docfest

    Oct 19, 2010

    SF Docfest continues through October 28 with its reliable blend of eccentricity and outrage. Films screening during week two include 'Trampoline' and 'Vanishing of the Bees.' More at sfindie.com.

  • October 19, 2010

    Arab Film Festival

    Oct 19, 2010

    The Arab Film Festival wraps up this weekend in Berkeley at Shattuck Cinemas. Closing Night films include ‘Every Day is a Holiday,' the story of three women in Lebanon and their very different intentions for boarding the same bus to a men’s penitentiary, and ‘Cinecitta,' about a struggling filmmaker who decides to rob a bank to fund his latest project. More at arabfilmfestival.org.

  • October 12, 2010

    Tough Guys: Images of Jewish Gangsters in Film

    Oct 17, 2010

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival offer plenty to chew on in the series Tough Guys: Images of Jewish Gangsters in Film. Mervyn LeRoys’ ‘Little Caesar’ has Edward G. Robinson as an Italian gangster in a breakout performance. The series plays through the month of October. More at ybca.org.

  • Festivals

    SF Docfest Still Stranger than Fiction

    Matt Sussman
    Oct 15, 2010

    A critic offers not-to-be-missed entries in the ninth annual SF Docfest.

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    SF Docfest Still Stranger than Fiction

    Matt Sussman
    Oct 15, 2010

    A critic offers not-to-be-missed entries in the ninth annual SF Docfest.

  • October 21, 2010

    SF Docfest Still Stranger than Fiction

    Matt Sussman
    Oct 15, 2010

    A critic offers not-to-be-missed entries in the ninth annual SF Docfest.

  • Festivals

    'Masquerades' Opens Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2010

    Appearances deceive in Lyès Salem’s 'Masquerades,' at the Arab Film Festival.

  • Home

    'Masquerades' Opens Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2010

    Appearances deceive in Lyès Salem’s 'Masquerades,' at the Arab Film Festival.

  • October 14, 2010

    'Masquerades' Opens Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2010

    Appearances deceive in Lyès Salem’s 'Masquerades,' at the Arab Film Festival.

  • October 12, 2010

    Arab Film Festival

    Oct 14, 2010

    Lyes Salem’s dark comedy ‘Masquerades’ opens the Arab Film Festival at the Castro; it tells the story of Mounir, a young Algerian misfit who informs the whole town his narcoleptic sister Nim is engaged to a handsome, wealthy foreigner. The festival runs October 14–24. More at arabfilmfestival.org.

  • Festivals

    'Masquerades' Opens Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2010

    Appearances deceive in Lyès Salem’s 'Masquerades,' at the Arab Film Festival.

  • Home

    'Masquerades' Opens Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2010

    Appearances deceive in Lyès Salem’s 'Masquerades,' at the Arab Film Festival.

  • October 14, 2010

    'Masquerades' Opens Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2010

    Appearances deceive in Lyès Salem’s 'Masquerades,' at the Arab Film Festival.

  • Home

    Savoring Fishbone in its Third Insane Decade

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 8, 2010

    A film about the legendary band Fishbone brings California's past 25 years into close relief.

  • October 14, 2010

    Savoring Fishbone in its Third Insane Decade

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 8, 2010

    A film about the legendary band Fishbone brings California's past 25 years into close relief.

  • Q & A

    Savoring Fishbone in its Third Insane Decade

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 8, 2010

    A film about the legendary band Fishbone brings California's past 25 years into close relief.

  • October 5, 2010

    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Oct 7, 2010

    "The annual Mill Valley Film Festival never forgets its target audience: well-educated filmgoers partial to mainstream art house crowd pleasers, American indies, topical documentaries, a sampling of tasty world cinema (especially from the African continent) and the latest crop of docs and features by homegrown Bay Area talent," writes Sura Wood in sf360.org this week. The festival kicks off October 7 with 'The King's Speech' and 'Conviction' and continues through October 17. (Photo: Taggart Siegel's 'Queen of the Sun')

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley's 33rd Launches

    Sura Wood
    Oct 5, 2010

    Mill Valley brings an eclectic collection of indies and world cinema to audiences.

  • Home

    Mill Valley's 33rd Launches

    Sura Wood
    Oct 5, 2010

    Mill Valley brings an eclectic collection of indies and world cinema to audiences.

  • October 7, 2010

    Mill Valley's 33rd Launches

    Sura Wood
    Oct 5, 2010

    Mill Valley brings an eclectic collection of indies and world cinema to audiences.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley's 33rd Launches

    Sura Wood
    Oct 5, 2010

    Mill Valley brings an eclectic collection of indies and world cinema to audiences.

  • Home

    Mill Valley's 33rd Launches

    Sura Wood
    Oct 5, 2010

    Mill Valley brings an eclectic collection of indies and world cinema to audiences.

  • October 7, 2010

    Mill Valley's 33rd Launches

    Sura Wood
    Oct 5, 2010

    Mill Valley brings an eclectic collection of indies and world cinema to audiences.

  • Home

    'Left in the Dark' Savors the Bay Area's Cinema Past, Present

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 4, 2010

    Photo/essay book 'Left in the Dark' offers a way in—and out of—San Francisco cinema's rich, gritty, glamorous past.

  • October 7, 2010

    'Left in the Dark' Savors the Bay Area's Cinema Past, Present

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 4, 2010

    Photo/essay book 'Left in the Dark' offers a way in—and out of—San Francisco cinema's rich, gritty, glamorous past.

  • Q & A

    'Left in the Dark' Savors the Bay Area's Cinema Past, Present

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 4, 2010

    Photo/essay book 'Left in the Dark' offers a way in—and out of—San Francisco cinema's rich, gritty, glamorous past.

  • september 29, 2010

    Lit Flicks: Litquake's Literary Film Festival

    Oct 3, 2010

    Litquake lights up the Embarcadero Center Cinema all day Sunday and features not only 'Dante's Inferno' and 'Ghost World,' but also SF360.org-moderated discussions for 'Red Poet' (director Matthew Furey and poet Jack Hirschman, left, with Michael Fox) and 'The Practice of the Wild' (producer Will Hearst and Jack Shoemaker with Robert Avila).

  • september 29, 2010

    'Ferlinghetti'

    Oct 3, 2010

    Photographer Christopher Felver's documentary on the San Francisco poet and publisher played at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival and gets another date to capture the current 'Howl' fever. It plays at the Smith Rafael Film Center.

  • Home

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • September 30, 2010

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Home

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • September 30, 2010

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • Home

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • September 30, 2010

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • September 21, 2010

    NY/SF International Children's Film Festival

    Sep 24, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society and the New York International Children's Film Festival offer three days of films for kids, teens and their families, from 'Turtle—the Incredible Journey' (pictured) to Santosh Sivan's Kashmir story, 'Tahaan,' to shorts and animated films, kicking off Friday, September 24, with a kid-friendly opening night party at the Punch Line Comedy Club.

  • Festivals

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • Home

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • September 30, 2010

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • September 21, 2010

    SF Irish Film Festival

    Sep 23, 2010

    The San Francisco Irish Film Festival offers Roxie audiences three days of contemporary Irish cinema, including features, documentaries and short films paired with free pints of Irish cider. Closing night film 'His & Hers' won the Cinematography Award at Sundance 2010.

  • Home

    Lixin Fan's 'Train' Arrives

    Michael Fox
    Sep 20, 2010

    The creator of award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home' speaks about the new China.

  • Q & A

    Lixin Fan's 'Train' Arrives

    Michael Fox
    Sep 20, 2010

    The creator of award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home' speaks about the new China.

  • September 23, 2010

    Lixin Fan's 'Train' Arrives

    Michael Fox
    Sep 20, 2010

    The creator of award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home' speaks about the new China.

  • September 14, 2010

    San Francisco Latino Film Festival

    Sep 20, 2010

    The San Francisco Latino Film Festival, which runs through September 26, kicks off this week with a screening of director Javier Fuentes-Léon's 'Contracorriente' at the Roxie.

  • September 14, 2010

    Iranian Film Festival

    Sep 18, 2010

    San Francisco Art Institute hosts the third annual Iranian Film Festival with more than two dozen films and a special tribute to Fakhri Khorvash, who appears in person along with a screening of 1974 film 'Prince Ehtejab.'

  • Festivals

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • Home

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • September 16, 2010

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • Festivals

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • Home

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • September 16, 2010

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • Digital

    Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • Home

    Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • September 16, 2010

    Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • Digital

    Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • Home

    Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • September 16, 2010

    Online Film Contests: Friend or Foe?

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 14, 2010

    Contemplating the pros and cons of entering online film contests.

  • News & Blogs

    SFGate: 'New Director at Film Festival'

    Sep 13, 2010

    SF Chronicle: "Masashi Niwano, who most recently was executive director of the Austin Asian American Film Festival in Austin, Texas, has been named festival and exhibitions director for the San Francisco International Asian American Festival." More at SFGate.

  • September 7, 2010

    9/11 Truth Film Festival

    Sep 10, 2010

    VIZ screens a collection of documentaries that offer a variety of views on the events of September 11, 2001. 'Press For Truth' on opening night will be followed by a Q&A with director Ray Nowosielski.

  • Festivals

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • Home

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • September 9 2010

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • Festivals

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • Home

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • September 9 2010

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • August 31, 2010

    Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema

    Sep 2, 2010

    The neighborhood park-strolling, local filmmaker-featuring, free seventh annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema festival is finally here, with new and improved features: a Friday-night Film Crawl through the neighborhood and more live music. Details at /http://www.bhoutdoorcine.org/.

  • August 26 ,2010

    Medina Stokes SF-set ‘Furnace’

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2010

    Dolissa Medina uncovers more ashes in a new, historical piece on San Francisco and its many great fires.

  • Home

    Medina Stokes SF-set ‘Furnace’

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2010

    Dolissa Medina uncovers more ashes in a new, historical piece on San Francisco and its many great fires.

  • In Production

    Medina Stokes SF-set ‘Furnace’

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2010

    Dolissa Medina uncovers more ashes in a new, historical piece on San Francisco and its many great fires.

  • August 24, 2010

    'Micmacs' at the Red Vic

    Aug 25, 2010

    Jean-Pierre Jeunet's San Francisco International Film Festival opening night film, an arms-trade satire, plays at the Red Vic this week. It's a visually intoxicating story of a man who finds acceptance with a group of creative, scrap-heap dwelling misfits.

  • August 26 ,2010

    Eat, Pray, Love, Direct

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 23, 2010

    Ruba Nadda speaks of sultry actors and tenacious directors in the making of 'Cairo Time.'

  • Home

    Eat, Pray, Love, Direct

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 23, 2010

    Ruba Nadda speaks of sultry actors and tenacious directors in the making of 'Cairo Time.'

  • Q & A

    Eat, Pray, Love, Direct

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 23, 2010

    Ruba Nadda speaks of sultry actors and tenacious directors in the making of 'Cairo Time.'

  • August 19 2010

    Maoz Speaks of the Limits of Language in 'Lebanon'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 16, 2010

    The Lebanon War of 1982 informs Samuel Maoz's 'Lebanon.'

  • Home

    Maoz Speaks of the Limits of Language in 'Lebanon'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 16, 2010

    The Lebanon War of 1982 informs Samuel Maoz's 'Lebanon.'

  • Q & A

    Maoz Speaks of the Limits of Language in 'Lebanon'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 16, 2010

    The Lebanon War of 1982 informs Samuel Maoz's 'Lebanon.'

  • August 19 2010

    Maoz Speaks of the Limits of Language in 'Lebanon'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 16, 2010

    The Lebanon War of 1982 informs Samuel Maoz's 'Lebanon.'

  • Home

    Maoz Speaks of the Limits of Language in 'Lebanon'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 16, 2010

    The Lebanon War of 1982 informs Samuel Maoz's 'Lebanon.'

  • Q & A

    Maoz Speaks of the Limits of Language in 'Lebanon'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 16, 2010

    The Lebanon War of 1982 informs Samuel Maoz's 'Lebanon.'

  • August 19 2010

    Back with a 'Vengeance'

    Matt Sussman
    Aug 13, 2010

    Johnnie To delivers on his trademark themes with 'Vengeance.'

  • Home

    Back with a 'Vengeance'

    Matt Sussman
    Aug 13, 2010

    Johnnie To delivers on his trademark themes with 'Vengeance.'

  • Reviews

    Back with a 'Vengeance'

    Matt Sussman
    Aug 13, 2010

    Johnnie To delivers on his trademark themes with 'Vengeance.'

  • August 10 2010

    Sausalito Film Festival

    Aug 13, 2010

    This year's Sausalito Film Festival, held at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at Cavallo Point, carries an international collection of films that examine everything from Brazilian catadores and rural American farmers with problems of conscience to the first woman to head Pakistan's government.

  • August 19 2010

    Back with a 'Vengeance'

    Matt Sussman
    Aug 13, 2010

    Johnnie To delivers on his trademark themes with 'Vengeance.'

  • Home

    Back with a 'Vengeance'

    Matt Sussman
    Aug 13, 2010

    Johnnie To delivers on his trademark themes with 'Vengeance.'

  • Reviews

    Back with a 'Vengeance'

    Matt Sussman
    Aug 13, 2010

    Johnnie To delivers on his trademark themes with 'Vengeance.'

  • 08-12-10

    Sausalito Film Festival Views New Horizons

    Adam Hartzell
    Aug 12, 2010

    Run, walk, bike, or bus to Sausalito for a festival filled with environmental (and other) surprises. The Sausalito Film Festival at Cavallo Point offers an impressive natural/urban backdrop to complement the worlds on view inside its theaters. Situated in the less-crowded film festival calendar space of August, it offers residents of the Bay Area ample room for their eyes to roam, with gorgeous vistas to greet those coming and going from its two restored theaters, the Mission Blue and Callippe. (Cavallo Point, a backdrop for the 22nd century in Star Trek: Enterprise, also provides a view of the San Francisco that will never get old.)

  • Home

    Sausalito Film Festival Views New Horizons

    Adam Hartzell
    Aug 12, 2010

    Run, walk, bike, or bus to Sausalito for a festival filled with environmental (and other) surprises. The Sausalito Film Festival at Cavallo Point offers an impressive natural/urban backdrop to complement the worlds on view inside its theaters. Situated in the less-crowded film festival calendar space of August, it offers residents of the Bay Area ample room for their eyes to roam, with gorgeous vistas to greet those coming and going from its two restored theaters, the Mission Blue and Callippe. (Cavallo Point, a backdrop for the 22nd century in Star Trek: Enterprise, also provides a view of the San Francisco that will never get old.)

  • 08-12-10

    Schneider and Zanuck on the Highs of 'Get Low'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 6, 2010

    Filmmakers working with Duvall, Murray and Spacek talk about humor, perseverance, and process.

  • Home

    Schneider and Zanuck on the Highs of 'Get Low'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 6, 2010

    Filmmakers working with Duvall, Murray and Spacek talk about humor, perseverance, and process.

  • Q & A

    Schneider and Zanuck on the Highs of 'Get Low'

    Jessica Sapick
    Aug 6, 2010

    Filmmakers working with Duvall, Murray and Spacek talk about humor, perseverance, and process.

  • Home

    Essential SF: 'Times of Harvey Milk,' 'Crumb,' 'Cockettes'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 23, 2010

    Three films document essential chunks of San Francisco's tragic and mythic past, told in empathetic but non-hagiographic testimony.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: 'Times of Harvey Milk,' 'Crumb,' 'Cockettes'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 23, 2010

    Three films document essential chunks of San Francisco's tragic and mythic past, told in empathetic but non-hagiographic testimony.

  • Festivals

    SF Jewish Film Festival Lights 30 Candles

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2010

    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival finds fans beyond its identity-based target audience with a wide array of international films and topics.

  • Home

    SF Jewish Film Festival Lights 30 Candles

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2010

    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival finds fans beyond its identity-based target audience with a wide array of international films and topics.

  • 07-21-2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Speaks Volumes

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 15, 2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival offers its now expected collection of rare finds, live music and early film amazements

  • Festivals

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Speaks Volumes

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 15, 2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival offers its now expected collection of rare finds, live music and early film amazements

  • Home

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Speaks Volumes

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 15, 2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival offers its now expected collection of rare finds, live music and early film amazements

  • 07-21-2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Speaks Volumes

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 15, 2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival offers its now expected collection of rare finds, live music and early film amazements

  • Festivals

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Speaks Volumes

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 15, 2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival offers its now expected collection of rare finds, live music and early film amazements

  • Home

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Speaks Volumes

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 15, 2010

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival offers its now expected collection of rare finds, live music and early film amazements

  • Home

    Koons Garcia Runs Fingers Through 'Soil'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2010

    Deborah Koons Garcia's latest film explores the mystery and complexities of one of the earth's most valuable resources.

  • In Production

    Koons Garcia Runs Fingers Through 'Soil'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2010

    Deborah Koons Garcia's latest film explores the mystery and complexities of one of the earth's most valuable resources.

  • Home

    Crowd Control

    George Rush
    Jul 13, 2010

    No matter what kind of film you’re making, eventually all filmmakers encounter the common legal problem of filming in a crowd.

  • Legal

    Crowd Control

    George Rush
    Jul 13, 2010

    No matter what kind of film you’re making, eventually all filmmakers encounter the common legal problem of filming in a crowd.

  • Festivals

    7th Heaven: Another Hole in the Head

    Matt Sussman
    Jul 7, 2010

    SF Indiefest unveils its 7th annual showcase of the wildest and weirdest in independently produced sci-fi, horror and fantasy.

  • Home

    7th Heaven: Another Hole in the Head

    Matt Sussman
    Jul 7, 2010

    SF Indiefest unveils its 7th annual showcase of the wildest and weirdest in independently produced sci-fi, horror and fantasy.

  • Festivals

    7th Heaven: Another Hole in the Head

    Matt Sussman
    Jul 7, 2010

    SF Indiefest unveils its 7th annual showcase of the wildest and weirdest in independently produced sci-fi, horror and fantasy.

  • Home

    7th Heaven: Another Hole in the Head

    Matt Sussman
    Jul 7, 2010

    SF Indiefest unveils its 7th annual showcase of the wildest and weirdest in independently produced sci-fi, horror and fantasy.

  • Festivals

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Home

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Festivals

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Home

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Festivals

    Frameline34, a Festival Refreshed

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2010

    Critical consensus on Frameline34 marks it a good year. The audience wanted something different, and the festival has largely obliged.

  • Festivals

    Frameline34, a Festival Refreshed

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2010

    Critical consensus on Frameline34 marks it a good year. The audience wanted something different, and the festival has largely obliged.

  • Festivals

    Frameline34 Focuses on Warhol and Worlds of LGBT Cinema

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2010

    Frameline34 takes a fresh look at Andy Warhol's world while offering a view to the world of international LGBT cinema 2010.

  • Q & A

    On the Road with 'Joan,' Stern and Sundberg Talk Big Picture

    Michael Fox
    Jun 14, 2010

    The makers of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work speak about their latest, as well as the state of documentary filmmaking.

  • News & Blogs

    SF Chronicle: 'Frameline film festival to showcase 219 films'

    May 26, 2010

    Frameliine 34 presents a Beat movement mini-theme and 10 gay-themed films from South America.

  • News & Blogs

    Festivals from Cannes to Marfa, San Francisco Filmmakers Reporting

    Emile Bokaer, Cynthia Mitchell
    May 21, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers report back from film festivals far (Cannes) and wide (Marfa).

  • News & Blogs

    Festivals from Cannes to Marfa, San Francisco Filmmakers Reporting

    Emile Bokaer, Cynthia Mitchell
    May 21, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers report back from film festivals far (Cannes) and wide (Marfa).

  • News & Blogs

    IndieWIRE: Kiarostami's Letter at Cannes

    May 18, 2010

    A letter from Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami speaks out against Ministry of Guidance and Islamic Cutlure and in solidarity with detained director Jafar Panahi.

  • Q & A

    Poitras's Unexpected Path to 'The Oath'

    Jessica Sapick
    May 16, 2010

    Laura Poitras speaks during SFIFF53 about the process of creating The Oath from the stories of Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard and driver.

  • Q & A

    Poitras's Unexpected Path to 'The Oath'

    Jessica Sapick
    May 16, 2010

    Laura Poitras speaks during SFIFF53 about the process of creating The Oath from the stories of Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard and driver.

  • Festivals

    Ideas that Last at the Disposable Film Festival

    Adam Hartzell
    May 11, 2010

    I sat down for a chat with Festival Director and cofounder Carlton Evans, Art Director Rebecca Bortman, and Jessica Meek, project coordinator for a fest sponsor.

  • Funding

    A Short Guide to Funding Short Narratives

    Holly Million
    May 11, 2010

    If you re making a short narrative, foundations give you no respect. Financiers turn a cold shoulder. Government grantors snort. And festivals slot your film Sunday at midnight.

  • News & Blogs

    SF Chronicle: 'S.F. Film Festival Bestows Prizes'

    May 7, 2010

    Almost $300,000 was given out Wednesday night for awards and grants honoring documentary winners.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco International's Local Filmmakers Next Step

    Michael Fox
    May 6, 2010

    We caught up with several Bay Area makers, fresh off their high-energy screenings at SFIFF53 and primed to keep the momentum rolling.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco International's Local Filmmakers Next Step

    Michael Fox
    May 6, 2010

    We caught up with several Bay Area makers, fresh off their high-energy screenings at SFIFF53 and primed to keep the momentum rolling.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Golden Gate Awards and Juried Prizes/Grants Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2010

    Cash prizes totaling nearly $300,000 for filmmakers highlighted the San Francisco International Film Festival s Golden Gate Awards Wednesday night.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Golden Gate Awards and Juried Prizes/Grants Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2010

    Cash prizes totaling nearly $300,000 for filmmakers highlighted the San Francisco International Film Festival s Golden Gate Awards Wednesday night.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: War Stories

    Matt Sussman
    May 5, 2010

    Films about our species enduring capacity to be inhumane toward its own are perennials at festivals, and will be so as long as wars are waged.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: War Stories

    Matt Sussman
    May 5, 2010

    Films about our species enduring capacity to be inhumane toward its own are perennials at festivals, and will be so as long as wars are waged.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: Divine Madness at 'All About Evil' Premiere

    Dennis Harvey
    May 4, 2010

    Judging from Saturday night s festivities, half the capacity Castro Theatre audience had worked on or otherwise invested in Joshua Grannell a.k.a. Peaches Christ s debut feature.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: James Schamus, Roger Ebert and the Writing Life

    Dennis Harvey
    May 3, 2010

    Few would argue that a good movie often starts with a good story. Yet it has been the screenwriter s lot to be underappreciated.

  • Q & A

    Behind the Music with 'Simonal'

    Julia Barbosa
    May 3, 2010

    The documentary Simonal: No One Knows How Tough it Was explores the polemic surrounding a man considered by many to be the greatest singer in Brazilian history.

  • Q & A

    Behind the Music with 'Simonal'

    Julia Barbosa
    May 3, 2010

    The documentary Simonal: No One Knows How Tough it Was explores the polemic surrounding a man considered by many to be the greatest singer in Brazilian history.

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    New York-set Charlie Barker's Big S.F. Break

    Michael Fox
    May 2, 2010

    Along with selfless sacrifices and random luck, low-budget independent films often depend on the timely intervention of an angel.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Women's Worlds

    Max Goldberg
    May 1, 2010

    Don t let Hollywood crow about The Hurt Locker and the year of the woman until more filmmakers of the sort featured at this year s festival benefit.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Women's Worlds

    Max Goldberg
    May 1, 2010

    Don t let Hollywood crow about The Hurt Locker and the year of the woman until more filmmakers of the sort featured at this year s festival benefit.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: California Dreamin' at Film Society Awards Night

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 30, 2010

    San Francisco itself took a lead role at Film Society Awards Night, the dinner and awards program benefiting the Film Society s year-round Youth Education initiative.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: California Dreamin' at Film Society Awards Night

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 30, 2010

    San Francisco itself took a lead role at Film Society Awards Night, the dinner and awards program benefiting the Film Society s year-round Youth Education initiative.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: 'At the Movies' with Roger Ebert

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 30, 2010

    You know someone is well liked when they re used as the standard by which you fall short.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: The Art of Revival

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 29, 2010

    Through most of its history, the Festival has featured revivals of restored classics and little-known gems. This year s selections run an unusually wide gamut.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: The Art of Revival

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 29, 2010

    Through most of its history, the Festival has featured revivals of restored classics and little-known gems. This year s selections run an unusually wide gamut.

  • Festivals

    Local Filmmakers In SFIFF Spotlight

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2010

    Leland Orser saw his first movie at the Alexandria, and Joshua Grannell initially established himself as a S.F. character via his alter ego Peaches Christ.

  • Festivals

    Local Filmmakers In SFIFF Spotlight

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2010

    Leland Orser saw his first movie at the Alexandria, and Joshua Grannell initially established himself as a S.F. character via his alter ego Peaches Christ.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: 'Utopia,' 'Morning'

    SF360
    Apr 27, 2010

    Live & Onstage thought globally and drafted locally with Sam Green and musician Dave Cerf s live Utopia in Four Movements, which never takes the exact same form.

  • Q & A

    Hernandez's Guilty Verdict

    Michael Fox
    Apr 26, 2010

    If there's a sure-fire crowd-pleaser in this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, it s Roberto Hernandez and Geoffrey Smith's Presumed Guilty.

  • Q & A

    Hernandez's Guilty Verdict

    Michael Fox
    Apr 26, 2010

    If there's a sure-fire crowd-pleaser in this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, it s Roberto Hernandez and Geoffrey Smith's Presumed Guilty.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF s Porchlight On For Guests

    Michael Fox
    Apr 24, 2010

    Ch‚ Sandoval of Chile, Kaspar Astrup Schroder of Denmark, Pedro Gonzal‚z-Rubio of Mexico, John Herschend and Claudia Gonson don t have much in common except stories to tell.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF s Porchlight On For Guests

    Michael Fox
    Apr 24, 2010

    Ch‚ Sandoval of Chile, Kaspar Astrup Schroder of Denmark, Pedro Gonzal‚z-Rubio of Mexico, John Herschend and Claudia Gonson don t have much in common except stories to tell.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: The Butcher Block; Opening Night

    SF360
    Apr 24, 2010

    To be from the Bay Area and called The Butcher Brothers might mean you get mixed up with purveyors of grass fed meats.

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Jim Harrison on Poetry, Documentary

    Robert Avila
    Apr 23, 2010

    Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Jim Harrison on Poetry, Documentary

    Robert Avila
    Apr 23, 2010

    Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Jim Harrison on Poetry, Documentary

    Robert Avila
    Apr 23, 2010

    Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Jim Harrison on Poetry, Documentary

    Robert Avila
    Apr 23, 2010

    Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Reviews

    SFIFF53: Deft Dussollier In 'Micmacs,' 'Wild Grass'

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 21, 2010

    How many foreign stars do U.S. moviegoers know? Not many, alas. My favorite living French actor, André Dussollier, appears prominently in two high-profile festival films.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF53: Deft Dussollier In 'Micmacs,' 'Wild Grass'

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 21, 2010

    How many foreign stars do U.S. moviegoers know? Not many, alas. My favorite living French actor, André Dussollier, appears prominently in two high-profile festival films.

  • Q & A

    'Utopia' in San Francisco

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 18, 2010

    I found Sam Green deep in preparation, but he found time to walk me through the greatest dreams and worst nightmares of the 20th century.

  • Reviews

    'It Came from Kuchar,' 'La Mission' in Theatres

    sf360
    Apr 16, 2010

    Bay Area-made and Mission-inspired, Peter Bratt's La Mission joins Jennifer Kroot's wild and woolly It Came from Kuchar in Bay Area theaters this week.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Ephemeral Film and Music, Live & Onstage

    Marc Capelle
    Apr 14, 2010

    If you imagine the S.F. International Film Festival as an circus tent, with Opening and Closing nights the main supports, the other tent poles are interactive live experiences.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Ephemeral Film and Music, Live & Onstage

    Marc Capelle
    Apr 14, 2010

    If you imagine the S.F. International Film Festival as an circus tent, with Opening and Closing nights the main supports, the other tent poles are interactive live experiences.

  • Reviews

    Can-Can Do: Silent Shooting at the Victoria

    Jane Riccobono
    Apr 13, 2010

    The Victoria Theater is shut up tight, with no sign of life. After a few raps on the door, a woman peeks out and leads me inside.

  • Q & A

    Christina Yao's solid Empire of Silver

    Michael Fox
    Apr 12, 2010

    First-time filmmaker Christina Yao is soft-spoken and exceedingly polite, but it s apparent that very little intimidates her.

  • Q & A

    Christina Yao's solid Empire of Silver

    Michael Fox
    Apr 12, 2010

    First-time filmmaker Christina Yao is soft-spoken and exceedingly polite, but it s apparent that very little intimidates her.

  • Reviews

    Independent Inuit Films at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 8, 2010

    Inuit peoples—the indigenous cultures rooted in Arctic regions from Alaska to Greenland—have an honored place in film history, dating to Flaherty's Nanook of the North.

  • Q & A

    Rosen's Insights into 53rd San Francisco International

    Michael Fox
    Apr 5, 2010

    With opening night approaching, Rachel Rosen talked about her L.A. Rolodex, the function of festivals in a broadband world and her favorites in the festival.

  • Q & A

    Rosen's Insights into 53rd San Francisco International

    Michael Fox
    Apr 5, 2010

    With opening night approaching, Rachel Rosen talked about her L.A. Rolodex, the function of festivals in a broadband world and her favorites in the festival.

  • In Production

    Nuclear Family Secrets in Silvia's Atomic Mom

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2010

    One of the oldest points of contention in documentary is whether the camera s presence alters the subject s behavior.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco International Film Festival's 53rd Edition

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 30, 2010

    Director of Programming Rachel Rosen and programmers Rod Armstrong, Audrey Chang and Sean Uyehara shared thoughts on 177 films from 46 countries.

  • Digital

    Sights and Sounds of South by Southwest

    Hannah Eaves
    Mar 24, 2010

    Tens of thousands of artists, aficionados and businesspeople flock to Austin for a festival that is part online conference, part film festival, and more than part music.

  • Q & A

    Karim Ahmad on ITVS's Forward-Thinking FUTURESTATES

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 21, 2010

    Think of U.S. public television and science fiction or any type of fiction doesn't spring to mind. ITVS aims to change that perception with a series of mini-features.

  • Festivals

    SF International Asian American Film Festival's Archival Tour

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 19, 2010

    A theme that emerged in this year s SFIAFF was the importance of archives in the film world.

  • Festivals

    SF International Asian American Film Festival's Archival Tour

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 19, 2010

    A theme that emerged in this year s SFIAFF was the importance of archives in the film world.

  • Q & A

    'Lesh Sabreen?' On Red Vic Screen

    Robert Avila
    Mar 15, 2010

    Muayad Alayan, a 24-year-old filmmaker from the only remaining Arab neighborhood in West Jerusalem, was not even aware there was such a thing as Palestinian cinema until, as a teenager, he came to the Bay Area to visit his brother and sister.

  • Q & A

    Borshay Liem's Double Exposure of Korean Adoptions

    Michael Fox
    Mar 12, 2010

    Deann Borshay Liem's 1999 doc First Person Plural recounted her experience as an orphaned Korean adoptee raised in an East Bay suburb.

  • Q & A

    Borshay Liem's Double Exposure of Korean Adoptions

    Michael Fox
    Mar 12, 2010

    Deann Borshay Liem's 1999 doc First Person Plural recounted her experience as an orphaned Korean adoptee raised in an East Bay suburb.

  • Festivals

    28th SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 10, 2010

    The Center for Asian American Media, formerly known as NAATA and founded to nurture Asian American filmmakers as well as counter ethnic stereotypes, has accomplished that and more.

  • Festivals

    28th SF Int'l Asian American Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 10, 2010

    The Center for Asian American Media, formerly known as NAATA and founded to nurture Asian American filmmakers as well as counter ethnic stereotypes, has accomplished that and more.

  • Q & A

    'Village' a New Look at New Orleans

    Judy Stone
    Mar 10, 2010

    S. Leo Chiang knew what it was like to be an outsider in the U.S., so the rebellion of Vietnamese residents in New Orleans was an ideal subject.

  • Q & A

    Reed's Promise of Prodigal Sons

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2010

    If Kimberly Reed took a not particularly unique path into filmmaking, she certainly took an interesting road out of it.

  • In Production

    Laotian Tourists Focus Murray's Camera

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2010

    When Laos revised its visa structure to allow visitors to stay for more than one week, Westerners with digital cameras surged over the border.

  • Reviews

    Beyond 'Berlin,' Eggers' New German Gems

    Michael Fox
    Feb 26, 2010

    The moving arrow anoints a new hot spot of contemporary cinema every few years, and then moves on. Yet Germany never makes the cool list.

  • Festivals

    Cinequest at 20

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 21, 2010

    Wasn't it just yesterday that Cinequest was the scrappy upstart amongst Bay Area festivals? Apparently not: San Jose's annual cinematic blowout is entering its third decade.

  • Festivals

    Mostly British and Very Entertaining

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 4, 2010

    Tragically underrepresented in the Bay Area's densely packed world of globally oriented film festivals is the land(s) of our erstwhile colonial rulers!

  • Festivals

    SF Indiefest at Twelve

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 4, 2010

    It s a strange time for independent film, with scaled-back specialty divisions and online self-distribution, but SF Indiefest remains a champion of the unsung and un-buzzable.

  • Reviews

    Pacific Film Archive's Young Filmmakers on Big Screen

    Jane Riccobono
    Feb 3, 2010

    In the YouTube-Facebook-viral video era, it's hard to remember the time when youth-made media was rare.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Elizabeth Duran

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Jesse Dubus

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Duc Bieu Pham

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Michael Lyons

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Jon Ho

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Jennie-Marie Adler

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Ilya Tovbis

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Ashley Soares

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 28, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Krissy Bailey

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 27, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Natalie Mulford

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 27, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Robyn Arville

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 27, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Reviews

    The Greatest Finds of My Generation

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2010

    The harsh glare of the spotlight that brought Howl mixed reviews from critics on opening night of Sundance had melted into a warm glow by Saturday.

  • Reviews

    The Greatest Finds of My Generation

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2010

    The harsh glare of the spotlight that brought Howl mixed reviews from critics on opening night of Sundance had melted into a warm glow by Saturday.

  • Festivals

    Words from Sundance Staffers: Landon Zakheim

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 21, 2010

    Hilary Hart, who annually holds down the late-night shift at the Egyptian at Sundance, offers interviews with fellow workers at the festival.

  • Q & A

    Butchers Chop Shop at Sundance

    Glen Helfand
    Jan 21, 2010

    The Butcher Brothers The Violent Kind is a nightmare-with-bikers-in-the-woods fantasy shot in Petaluma and Cotati, and it fits their collaborative moniker.

  • Festivals

    Darkness Of Noir City On Castro Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 20, 2010

    In late January, many tune their radar to the snowy, showy glare of Sundance. With Noir City here, the stay-at-homes are the luckier ones.

  • Festivals

    Darkness Of Noir City On Castro Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 20, 2010

    In late January, many tune their radar to the snowy, showy glare of Sundance. With Noir City here, the stay-at-homes are the luckier ones.

  • Festivals

    Nao Bustamante's 'Silver and Gold' in Park City

    Glen Helfand
    Jan 19, 2010

    The late, great Jack Smith was all about the strange sway classic Hollywood movies, particularly obscure stars and low-budget yet opulent art direction, have had on us.

  • Q & A

    Jennifer Phang On Half-Life and Identity

    Judy Stone
    Jan 8, 2010

    Jennifer Phang has experienced more than enough culture shocks in her life to empathize with the identity challenges of the characters in her debut feature.

  • Q & A

    Jennifer Phang On Half-Life and Identity

    Judy Stone
    Jan 8, 2010

    Jennifer Phang has experienced more than enough culture shocks in her life to empathize with the identity challenges of the characters in her debut feature.

  • Q & A

    George Csicsery's Hard Problems

    Michael Fox
    Jan 4, 2010

    With more than 25 documentaries to his credit, many on mathematicians and scientists, George Csicsery is arguably the most prolific filmmaker in the Bay Area.

  • Reviews

    Citizen Critics' New Outlets, Challenges in 2009

    Adam Hartzell
    Jan 2, 2010

    The silver lining to a decade that saw traditional critics in conventional media dwindle? The explosion of socially networked citizen critics.

  • Reviews

    Citizen Critics' New Outlets, Challenges in 2009

    Adam Hartzell
    Jan 2, 2010

    The silver lining to a decade that saw traditional critics in conventional media dwindle? The explosion of socially networked citizen critics.

  • Reviews

    Top 10s of 2009: Insiders and Fans

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 29, 2009

    It was a big year for 3D, but Bay Area critics and film-industry folk found many other dimensions in the cinema of 2009.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Narrative Filmmakers Thriving in Doc Capital

    Michael Fox
    Dec 23, 2009

    Michael Fox shows independent filmmakers who are thriving in the Bay Area.

  • Festivals

    Wintering with the SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 9, 2009

    Highlights from the 2009 San Francisco Silent Film Festival winter event.

  • Festivals

    Wintering with the SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 9, 2009

    Highlights from the 2009 San Francisco Silent Film Festival winter event.

  • Q & A

    Frazer Bradshaw on "Everything Strange and New"

    Susan Gerhard
    Nov 23, 2009

    Susan Gerhard caught up with the director of an Oakland-shot domestic drama whose first-time feature was chosen for Sundance.

  • Q & A

    Frazer Bradshaw on "Everything Strange and New"

    Susan Gerhard
    Nov 23, 2009

    Susan Gerhard caught up with the director of an Oakland-shot domestic drama whose first-time feature was chosen for Sundance.

  • Screenwriting

    Carmen Madden on Watching People, Writing Characters

    Lisa Rosenberg
    Nov 16, 2009

    Writer/director Carmen Madden's writing reflects just how intimately she comes to see and know a screenplay's world and the characters that inhabit it.

  • Reviews

    Gerald Peary on the Rise and Fall of the Film Critic

    Susan Gerhard
    Nov 14, 2009

    Boston Phoenix film critic Gerald Peary's film tours the rise, fall and reorientation of film criticism in the United States.

  • Festivals

    New Italian Cinema's Fact, Fiction, Fascination

    Dennis Harvey
    Nov 12, 2009

    The 13th New Italian Cinema festival finds the political and personal mixing more frequently than you'd find in any assortment of U.S. narrative films.

  • Q & A

    Russell Merritt at the SF International Animation Festival

    Sura Wood
    Nov 9, 2009

    A conversation on Walt Disney's Alice Comedies with a lively raconteur and Professor of Film Studies at UC Berkeley.

  • Festivals

    A Tour Through the 2009 Taiwan Film Days

    Adam Hartzell
    Nov 5, 2009

    For three days, the SFFS offers a chance to see contemporary Taiwanese cinema beyond the work of the usual Taiwanese film masters.

  • Legal

    A Challenge to Filmmakers

    George Rush
    Nov 3, 2009

    George Rush skips legal concerns and instead speaks to a larger issue: the lack of quality independent filmmaking today.

  • Legal

    A Challenge to Filmmakers

    George Rush
    Nov 3, 2009

    George Rush skips legal concerns and instead speaks to a larger issue: the lack of quality independent filmmaking today.

  • Q & A

    Parker and di Napoli on Parody and High Art

    Adam Hartzell
    Nov 1, 2009

    Bay Area locals Jonathan Parker and Catherine di Napoli discuss (Untitled), a hilarious romp through the world of conceptual art and atonal music.

  • Festivals

    French Cinema Now—and then

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 29, 2009

    Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows is being revived as part of San Francisco Film Society’s second annual French Cinema Now festival, which runs the week of October 29 through November 4 at the city’s Clay Theatre.

  • Festivals

    French Cinema Now—and then

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 29, 2009

    Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows is being revived as part of San Francisco Film Society’s second annual French Cinema Now festival, which runs the week of October 29 through November 4 at the city’s Clay Theatre.

  • Q & A

    Robert Mailer Anderson on Mendo Madness of 'Pig Hunt'

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 26, 2009

    After ripping it up at various genre fests, the Bay Area indie horror flick settles in for a theatrical run at the Red Vic.

  • Q & A

    'Sorry, Thanks' Lavishes Love on the Mission

    Michael Fox
    Oct 24, 2009

    From the steep slope of 22nd Street down to La Taqueria, from the Attic to Boogaloos, this droll feature showcases the Mission to glowing advantage.

  • Festivals

    SFFS's Debut Cinema by the Bay

    Robert Avila
    Oct 22, 2009

    A new, four-day showcase of local filmmaking doubles as a forum for the region's influence as subject and setting for filmmakers beyond the bay.

  • Festivals

    SFFS's Debut Cinema by the Bay

    Robert Avila
    Oct 22, 2009

    A new, four-day showcase of local filmmaking doubles as a forum for the region's influence as subject and setting for filmmakers beyond the bay.

  • In Production

    Anne, Anne, Anne: McGuire Comes Alive

    Michael Fox
    Oct 20, 2009

    Anne McGuire finds the beauty in the strange, and the strangeness in the beautiful. That's not perversity, people; that's poetry.

  • In Production

    Anne, Anne, Anne: McGuire Comes Alive

    Michael Fox
    Oct 20, 2009

    Anne McGuire finds the beauty in the strange, and the strangeness in the beautiful. That's not perversity, people; that's poetry.

  • Festivals

    Live from Mill Valley: Woody Harrelson and Uma Thurman

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 19, 2009

    At their respective festival tributes, the actors gave entertaining and revealing onstage interviews.

  • Festivals

    Live from Mill Valley: Woody Harrelson and Uma Thurman

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 19, 2009

    At their respective festival tributes, the actors gave entertaining and revealing onstage interviews.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Film Festival's 32nd

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 9, 2009

    The program offers a surprisingly potent mainstream industry presence, with tributes to A-list types more frequently seen at the multiplex than at the art house.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Film Festival's 32nd

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 9, 2009

    The program offers a surprisingly potent mainstream industry presence, with tributes to A-list types more frequently seen at the multiplex than at the art house.

  • First Person

    A Fat Line Between Love and Hate

    David Munro
    Oct 6, 2009

    First Person: How can people respond in diametric and, at times, vitriolic opposition to the same film? Mine.

  • Reviews

    Heddy Honigmann and the Art of Interview

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 2, 2009

    With the Netherlands-based filmmaker's latest portrait in resilience, Oblivion, opening Friday, it's a good time to celebrate one of documentary's most engaging storytellers.

  • Reviews

    Heddy Honigmann and the Art of Interview

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 2, 2009

    With the Netherlands-based filmmaker's latest portrait in resilience, Oblivion, opening Friday, it's a good time to celebrate one of documentary's most engaging storytellers.

  • In Production

    Montalbano's "The Recondite Heart"

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2009

    East Bay filmmaker Miles Montalbano is in preproduction on dark coming-of-age story The Recondite Heart, his followup to his lauded debut, Revolution Summer.

  • Q & A

    Franny Armstrong's S.O.S. to the World

    Sean Uyehara
    Sep 19, 2009

    Franny Armstrong talks about the moral imperative of her films, the importance of Hopenhagen, and the unexpected magnitude of her success.

  • Q & A

    Franny Armstrong's S.O.S. to the World

    Sean Uyehara
    Sep 19, 2009

    Franny Armstrong talks about the moral imperative of her films, the importance of Hopenhagen, and the unexpected magnitude of her success.

  • Festivals

    Toronto International Film Festival 2009

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 19, 2009

    The Toronto International Film Festival has always allowed a generosity of pursuits to co-exist, rewarding the adventurous and satiating the lazy, all without judgment.

  • Festivals

    Toronto International Film Festival 2009

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 19, 2009

    The Toronto International Film Festival has always allowed a generosity of pursuits to co-exist, rewarding the adventurous and satiating the lazy, all without judgment.

  • Funding

    Writing a Kick-Ass Funding Proposal

    Holly Million
    Sep 14, 2009

    Fear-Free Fundraising: Notes on assembling the basic ingredients for a great foundation funding proposal.

  • Q & A

    Cory McAbee and 'Stingray Sam'

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 13, 2009

    High-concept cabaret-act favorite in the Bay Area who sidelines as a filmmaker, Cory McAbee (The American Astronaut) speaks about his latest, Stingray Sam.

  • Q & A

    The Sad Dance of 'Tony Manero'

    Michael Guillen
    Sep 9, 2009

    Chilean director Pablo Larraín offers insight into his sophomore feature, Tony Manero, on a man obsessed with the idea of impersonating John Travolta.

  • First Person

    E-news You Can Use

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2009

    The rapid adoption of e-newsletters by documentary filmmakers is the latest example of resourcefulness and efficiency among contemporary independents.

  • Reviews

    Kim Longinotto and Women Make Movies Film Festival

    Adam Hartzell
    Aug 27, 2009

    A mini-retrospective of the work of Kim Longinotto plays during the Women Make Movies Film Festival at the Roxie.

  • Reviews

    Lee, Schamus and Woodstock

    Dennis Harvey
    Aug 27, 2009

    The release of Woodstock provides an opportunity to look back on Ang Lee and Schamus's very impressive, diverse screen resume.

  • In Production

    Hess, Janos and the Volunteers of America

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2009

    With in-process Volunteer Nation: Stories of Service, veteran producer-directors Ben Hess and Dan Janos are mobilizing the millennials.

  • Legal

    Fine points on Festivals

    George Rush
    Aug 17, 2009

    Avoiding Disaster: Festivals are a good way to have your film discovered by distributors, to build buzz and to build an audience—if you're well prepared.

  • Legal

    Fine points on Festivals

    George Rush
    Aug 17, 2009

    Avoiding Disaster: Festivals are a good way to have your film discovered by distributors, to build buzz and to build an audience—if you're well prepared.

  • Q & A

    Swedish Muckrakers Enlist Local Help

    Michael Fox
    Aug 4, 2009

    Oakland attorney Richard Lee speaks on the legal case surrounding the Swedish filmmakers of the hot-button documentary Bananas!.

  • Reviews

    'Lion's Den' and '24 City'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 31, 2009

    Veteran filmmakers Pablo Trapero and Jia Zhang-ke complicate their genres with Lion's Den and 24 City.

  • Reviews

    'Lion's Den' and '24 City'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 31, 2009

    Veteran filmmakers Pablo Trapero and Jia Zhang-ke complicate their genres with Lion's Den and 24 City.

  • Reviews

    Social Justice and the S.F. Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2009

    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival arrives with an expansive program spotlighting the Jewish tradition of social justice and human rights.

  • Q & A

    Anita Monga and the SF Silent Film Festival

    Sura Wood
    Jul 11, 2009

    During her tenure at the venerable Castro Theatre, film programmer Anita Monga made her mark shepherding the venue to international prominence.

  • Festivals

    SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 9, 2009

    Douglas Fairbanks in The Gaucho is one of the many highlights on screen during the three-day San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    SF Silent Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 9, 2009

    Douglas Fairbanks in The Gaucho is one of the many highlights on screen during the three-day San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Weissman's 'Heartbreak and Heroism'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2009

    David Weissman speaks on his new project, Heartbreak and Heroism, revisiting the early years of the AIDS outbreak in San Francisco.

  • Q & A

    Kutner and Goldstein on 'The Snake'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 6, 2009

    Adam Goldstein and Eric Kutner discuss their debut, The Snake, an unapologetically impertinent, made-in-S.F, comedy that marks its creators as resourceful wiseguys.

  • Q & A

    Richard Levien, from 'Immersion' to 'La Migra'

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jun 29, 2009

    New Zealand transplant Richard Levien, a longstanding fixture of the San Francisco indie film community, breaks out of the editing room with Immersion.

  • Q & A

    Richard Levien, from 'Immersion' to 'La Migra'

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jun 29, 2009

    New Zealand transplant Richard Levien, a longstanding fixture of the San Francisco indie film community, breaks out of the editing room with Immersion.

  • Festivals

    Frameline33: Icons and Unsung Heroes

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2009

    A festival full of drama finds no more emotional screening than the homophobia-in-sports double bill of Training Rules and Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial.

  • Reviews

    Frameline33: Youth in Revolt

    Lynn Rapoport
    Jun 22, 2009

    In this year's Frameline Fest, as so often in life, it's all about the one(s) that got away.

  • Reviews

    Frameline33: Youth in Revolt

    Lynn Rapoport
    Jun 22, 2009

    In this year's Frameline Fest, as so often in life, it's all about the one(s) that got away.

  • Q & A

    Cronenwett's 'Maggots and Men' at Frameline

    Michael Fox
    Jun 20, 2009

    A case could be made that Cary Cronenwett's Maggots and Men isn't just the most unique work in Frameline33, but of any festival all year.

  • Q & A

    Cronenwett's 'Maggots and Men' at Frameline

    Michael Fox
    Jun 20, 2009

    A case could be made that Cary Cronenwett's Maggots and Men isn't just the most unique work in Frameline33, but of any festival all year.

  • Festivals

    Frameline33: Something Old, Something New

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2009

    A dose of self-affirmation arrives with Frameline33 (or, if you prefer, the multiple-breath-intake-requiring San Francisco International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Film Festival.)

  • In Production

    'All About Evil'-doer Joshua Grannell in post

    Michael Fox
    Jun 17, 2009

    Blood-soaked, darkly comic All About Evil has writer-director Joshua Grannell and editor Rick LeCompte on an express-train schedule rare for an independent feature.

  • Popular

    'All About Evil'-doer Joshua Grannell in post

    Michael Fox
    Jun 17, 2009

    Blood-soaked, darkly comic All About Evil has writer-director Joshua Grannell and editor Rick LeCompte on an express-train schedule rare for an independent feature.

  • In Production

    'All About Evil'-doer Joshua Grannell in post

    Michael Fox
    Jun 17, 2009

    Blood-soaked, darkly comic All About Evil has writer-director Joshua Grannell and editor Rick LeCompte on an express-train schedule rare for an independent feature.

  • Popular

    'All About Evil'-doer Joshua Grannell in post

    Michael Fox
    Jun 17, 2009

    Blood-soaked, darkly comic All About Evil has writer-director Joshua Grannell and editor Rick LeCompte on an express-train schedule rare for an independent feature.

  • Festivals

    Another Hole in the Head

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 4, 2009

    At a film festival called Another Hole in the Head, dedicated to sci-fi, horror and fantasy, catastrophic carnage meets comedy more often than not.

  • Q & A

    Miller Brothers Touch Home at AT&T Park

    Michael Fox
    Jun 2, 2009

    The Miller brothers take their memoir-release to the local ballpark.

  • Q & A

    Miller Brothers Touch Home at AT&T Park

    Michael Fox
    Jun 2, 2009

    The Miller brothers take their memoir-release to the local ballpark.

  • Festivals

    Bruce Goldstein: From NY to SF to 'Con'

    Judy Stone
    May 17, 2009

    Bruce Goldstein recalls his adventures in film land as he prepares to host the Con Film Festival at the Film Forum in New York.

  • Festivals

    Bruce Goldstein: From NY to SF to 'Con'

    Judy Stone
    May 17, 2009

    Bruce Goldstein recalls his adventures in film land as he prepares to host the Con Film Festival at the Film Forum in New York.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Keeping Scores

    Marc Capelle
    May 11, 2009

    Marc Capelle's ode to Westerns and Buddy films as well as noteworthy festival scores.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Golden Gate Awards Uncorked, SFFS/KRF Grant Winner Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 7, 2009

    SFIFF handed out approximately $100,000 and announced the winner San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant during its Golden Gate Awards.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Golden Gate Awards Uncorked, SFFS/KRF Grant Winner Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 7, 2009

    SFIFF handed out approximately $100,000 and announced the winner San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant during its Golden Gate Awards.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Dinosaurs, Disease, and Delirium

    Robert Avila
    May 7, 2009

    The Lost World, the 1925 silent fantasy

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Planet Armstrong

    Lynn Rapoport
    May 6, 2009

    Franny Armstrong's The Age of Stupid is a documentary encased like a time capsule inside a fictive but science-based, frighteningly possible future

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Planet Armstrong

    Lynn Rapoport
    May 6, 2009

    Franny Armstrong's The Age of Stupid is a documentary encased like a time capsule inside a fictive but science-based, frighteningly possible future

  • Story Structure

    Crafting an Elegant Essay Documentary

    Karen Everett
    May 4, 2009

    The Edit Room: How do you keep your audience engaged rather than putting them to sleep?

  • Festivals

    Local Makers Line Up Next Shot after SFIFF

    Michael Fox
    May 4, 2009

    The 2009 SFIFF has been a launching pad for the numerous Bay Area filmmaker

  • Story Structure

    Crafting an Elegant Essay Documentary

    Karen Everett
    May 4, 2009

    The Edit Room: How do you keep your audience engaged rather than putting them to sleep?

  • Festivals

    Local Makers Line Up Next Shot after SFIFF

    Michael Fox
    May 4, 2009

    The 2009 SFIFF has been a launching pad for the numerous Bay Area filmmaker

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Cataloguing California

    Jennifer Preissel
    May 4, 2009

    California Company Town, blends the sights and sounds of the state's economically depressed towns, industrial wastelands and failed utopian communities.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Coppola & Lucas at the Castro

    Dennis Harvey
    May 3, 2009

    An Evening with Francis Ford Coppola & Friends honored Coppola with the Founder Directing Award and included a moderated discussion with editing/sound design genius Walter Murch, director Carroll Ballard, scenarist-turned-director Matthew Robbins, and George Lucas.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Wilkerson's Proving Strong

    David Winks Gray
    May 2, 2009

    On May Day Eve, Travis Wilkerson performed Proving Ground, probably the first multimedia Leninist rant to have ever graced the Sundance Kabuki.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Wilkerson's Proving Strong

    David Winks Gray
    May 2, 2009

    On May Day Eve, Travis Wilkerson performed Proving Ground, probably the first multimedia Leninist rant to have ever graced the Sundance Kabuki.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Five Reasons why SF Loves Coppola

    Justin Juul
    May 1, 2009

    The San Francisco Film Society awarded Francis Ford Coppola the Founder & Directing Award this week. Justin Juul offers us five reasons why San Francisco loves Coppola.

  • Reviews

    Film Society Awards: Ballard, Coppola, Redford and Toback

    Susan Gerhard
    May 1, 2009

    The San Francisco Film Society honored Francis Ford Coppola, Carroll Ballard, Robert Redford and James Toback. Coppola surprised the audience by turning over the Founder's Directing Award he received to longtime colleague Carroll Ballard.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West'

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 30, 2009

    Once Upon a Time in the West is grand, cynical, lavish and above all huge, Sergio Leone's penchant for the iconically gargantuan (perhaps at the willing expense of relatable human detail) expressed in ultimate form.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in the West'

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 30, 2009

    Once Upon a Time in the West is grand, cynical, lavish and above all huge, Sergio Leone's penchant for the iconically gargantuan (perhaps at the willing expense of relatable human detail) expressed in ultimate form.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Robert Redford Accepts Owens Award

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 29, 2009

    Robert Redford braves the public and accepts the San Francisco International Film Festival's Peter J. Owens Award.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Portillo's 'Al Más Allá'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 29, 2009

    Lourdes Portillo's partly autobiographical documentary Al Más Allá draws a laugh from the San Francisco International Film Festival crowd.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Robert Redford Accepts Owens Award

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 29, 2009

    Robert Redford braves the public and accepts the San Francisco International Film Festival's Peter J. Owens Award.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Portillo's 'Al Más Allá'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 29, 2009

    Lourdes Portillo's partly autobiographical documentary Al Más Allá draws a laugh from the San Francisco International Film Festival crowd.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: 'The Professionals' Unites Filmmakers

    Michael Fox
    Apr 28, 2009

    The Professionals an ambitious array of panels, case studies and discussions, makes its debut as a forum for encouraging Bay Area moviemakers to engage with guests and colleagues.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: 'The Professionals' Unites Filmmakers

    Michael Fox
    Apr 28, 2009

    The Professionals an ambitious array of panels, case studies and discussions, makes its debut as a forum for encouraging Bay Area moviemakers to engage with guests and colleagues.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Mission, Midnight and Under the Influence

    Marc Capelle
    Apr 28, 2009

    Marc Capelle meets and greets with actress Gena Rowlands, composer Bo Harwood and other film mavens and mavericks at a post-screening party for Cassavette's A Woman Under the Influence and the Mission Awards

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Lourdes Portillo, Persistence of Vision Award Recipient

    Robert Avila
    Apr 27, 2009

    The San Francisco-based and internationally acclaimed documentarian Lourdes Portillo speaks about her work; she wins the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival Persistence of Vision Award.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Lourdes Portillo, Persistence of Vision Award Recipient

    Robert Avila
    Apr 27, 2009

    The San Francisco-based and internationally acclaimed documentarian Lourdes Portillo speaks about her work; she wins the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival Persistence of Vision Award.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Chris Felver's "Ferlinghetti" Captures an Icon

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 26, 2009

    Chris Felver traces the life of antiauthoritarian Lawrence Ferlinghetti, owner of City Lights Books, from his days as a Navy serviceman in World War II through the landmark First Amendment trial in Ferlinghetti.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Yun Suh's "City of Borders"

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 26, 2009

    City of Borders, the debut film by Bay Area filmmaker Yun Suh, follows several Palestinian characters seeking refuge at a gay bar. The film testifies to the intolerance that members of the LGBTQ community face in addition to all of the other walls, physical and social, separating people in the region.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Yun Suh's "City of Borders"

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 26, 2009

    City of Borders, the debut film by Bay Area filmmaker Yun Suh, follows several Palestinian characters seeking refuge at a gay bar. The film testifies to the intolerance that members of the LGBTQ community face in addition to all of the other walls, physical and social, separating people in the region.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jarmel and Schneider's "Speaking in Tongues"

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 25, 2009

    Jarmel and Schneider's Speaking in Tongues follows the stories of four public school children studying Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish along with their English.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jarmel and Schneider's "Speaking in Tongues"

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 25, 2009

    Jarmel and Schneider's Speaking in Tongues follows the stories of four public school children studying Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish along with their English.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: "Lightness of Being" – Eight Wry Films

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 24, 2009

    The eight films in the San Francisco International Film Festival's Lightness of Being spotlight are Laila's Birthday, Small Crime, Mid-August Lunch, Every Little Step, (Untitled), In the Loop, Our Beloved Month of August and Still Walking.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: "Lightness of Being" – Eight Wry Films

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 24, 2009

    The eight films in the San Francisco International Film Festival's Lightness of Being spotlight are Laila's Birthday, Small Crime, Mid-August Lunch, Every Little Step, (Untitled), In the Loop, Our Beloved Month of August and Still Walking.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Peter Bratt's "La Mission"

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2009

    Peter Bratt's La Mission focuses on conflict within a family and a neighborhood, exploring what happens when a single father named Che learns a secret about his son that tests his love for his family and his community's love for him.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: New Narrative Trend for Bay Area Cinema

    Michael Fox
    Apr 21, 2009

    Four independent narratives - La Mission, My Suicide, Everything Strange and New and (Untitled) - are adding to the Bay Area's repertoire, historically regarded as a breeding ground for documentary filmmakers.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: New Narrative Trend for Bay Area Cinema

    Michael Fox
    Apr 21, 2009

    Four independent narratives - La Mission, My Suicide, Everything Strange and New and (Untitled) - are adding to the Bay Area's repertoire, historically regarded as a breeding ground for documentary filmmakers.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jim Granato's "D tour"

    Dan Cowles
    Apr 19, 2009

    Local filmmaker Jim Granato, whose movie D tour follows the band Rogue Wave and its ailing drummer Pat Spurgeon, on tour and on dialysis, is competing for the San Francisco International Film Festival's Golden Gate Award in Documentary.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jim Granato's "D tour"

    Dan Cowles
    Apr 19, 2009

    Local filmmaker Jim Granato, whose movie D tour follows the band Rogue Wave and its ailing drummer Pat Spurgeon, on tour and on dialysis, is competing for the San Francisco International Film Festival's Golden Gate Award in Documentary.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Wisdom of the Underages

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Apr 16, 2009

    Where would cinema be without good, old-fashioned youthfulness? Hence: Youth Bring the Truth, a showcase for promising pre-adult media-makers including several local teenagers from this year's San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Wisdom of the Underages

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Apr 16, 2009

    Where would cinema be without good, old-fashioned youthfulness? Hence: Youth Bring the Truth, a showcase for promising pre-adult media-makers including several local teenagers from this year's San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Holtzman: Psychedelic Cambodian Rock in 'Dengue Fever'

    Michael Fox
    Apr 15, 2009

    Zac Holtzman scores The Lost World with Dengue Fever, creating a sound that has been described as a psychedelic version of vintage Cambodian rock'n'roll, fueled by Cambodian singer Chhom Nimol's vocal stylings and Ethan Holtzman's organ and accordion shadings.

  • Q & A

    SFIFF52: Light and Saraf's 'Empress Hotel'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 13, 2009

    Local filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf's latest film Empress Hotel delves into the lives of the residents at the titular building, a Tenderloin housing facility for the recently homeless. The film makes visible an area many city dwellers may only experience in the fringe of their consciousness and provides insight into the lives of the residents within.

  • Reviews

    "Observe and Report:" Seth Rogen Strikes Again

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 9, 2009

    If it grows darker than one might expect, Observe still hesitates at becoming a true black comedy; it's more medium-gray, earning stripes for breaking from current comedy norms on a moment-to-moment basis without quite arriving at an original, fully-developed whole. But Hill has a good eye, ear (the soundtrack choices are notably sharp), sense of off-kilter pacing, and, most importantly, a firm grasp on character.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor and a 'New Muslim Cool'

    Sura Wood
    Apr 6, 2009

    Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's documentary, New Muslim Cool, focuses on Hamza Perez, a Catholic hip hop artist, who converted to Islam; whose life is now a crucible of disparate urban influences.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor and a 'New Muslim Cool'

    Sura Wood
    Apr 6, 2009

    Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's documentary, New Muslim Cool, focuses on Hamza Perez, a Catholic hip hop artist, who converted to Islam; whose life is now a crucible of disparate urban influences.

  • Festivals

    SF International Film Festival Lineup

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 31, 2009

    The two weeks of programs offers 151 films from 55 countries, awards and prices, and a wide array of San Francisco talent, from legendary names to the fledgling artists.

  • Festivals

    SF International Film Festival Lineup

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 31, 2009

    The two weeks of programs offers 151 films from 55 countries, awards and prices, and a wide array of San Francisco talent, from legendary names to the fledgling artists.

  • Q & A

    Michael Jacobs 'Audience of One' at the Roxie

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 30, 2009

    Michael Jacobs talks about his documentary, which follows Pentecostal Pastor Richard Gazowsky engaged in the creation of an ambitious, multi-million dollar sci-fi-feature on God.

  • Festivals

    Connecting Here and There at the 27th SFIAAFF

    Matt Sussman
    Mar 20, 2009

    This year, the festival feels like it has truly arrived as an internationally recognized platform for cross-Pacific cinematic exchange, in this disparate cross-section of films from home, abroad and places in between.

  • Festivals

    Connecting Here and There at the 27th SFIAAFF

    Matt Sussman
    Mar 20, 2009

    This year, the festival feels like it has truly arrived as an internationally recognized platform for cross-Pacific cinematic exchange, in this disparate cross-section of films from home, abroad and places in between.

  • Festivals

    Politics Get Personal in 'Project Kashmir'

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Mar 19, 2009

    Co-directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel, two American friends with family ties to opposite sides of the conflict, went to Kashmir together to see what they could learn–and what the rest of us could.

  • Festivals

    SXSW: From the Producer's Chair

    Holly Million
    Mar 17, 2009

    Holly Million reviews some of the documentaries shown at this year's festival: It Came >From Kuchar, MIne and Motherland.

  • Festivals

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa and a Cinema of Disaster

    Matt Sussman
    Mar 11, 2009

    The retrospective offers fascinating, if not always exemplary, viewing of what could be called a cinema of disaster: characters face the worst, or are living in its aftermath, and like the audience, they are provided with no easy answers.

  • Q & A

    The Buzz on H.P. Mendoza's 'Fruit Fly'

    Sura Wood
    Mar 9, 2009

    H.P. Mendoza talks about being a filmmaker in the Bay Area and the opening of his last musical, where he is both director and composer of the film 19 original songs.

  • Q & A

    'Medicine for Melancholy' in the City it Re-discovered

    Michael Fox
    Mar 5, 2009

    Barry Jenkins talks abut his background, making movies in San Francisco and the issues of black identity, assimilation and gentrification, which are at the heart of his film.

  • Q & A

    'Medicine for Melancholy' in the City it Re-discovered

    Michael Fox
    Mar 5, 2009

    Barry Jenkins talks abut his background, making movies in San Francisco and the issues of black identity, assimilation and gentrification, which are at the heart of his film.

  • Legal

    'Medicine for Melancholy' and the Art of DIY Legal Agreements

    George Rush
    Mar 3, 2009

    For many narrative filmmakers, hiring a lawyer is either an afterthought or not a financial reality, but moving forward with a film without considering legal is a huge mistake.

  • Festivals

    Cinequest, Transforming

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 1, 2009

    What you'll get at Cinequest's three downtown San Jose venues is a mix of tributes, seminars, parties and, of course, a whole lot of movies, including no fewer than 18 world premiere features.

  • Festivals

    Noise Pop Film Festival 2009

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 26, 2009

    About as far from the ever-increasing corporatization of popular music as you can get is the annual dose from the Noise Pop Festival.

  • Festivals

    Noise Pop Film Festival 2009

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 26, 2009

    About as far from the ever-increasing corporatization of popular music as you can get is the annual dose from the Noise Pop Festival.

  • Reviews

    Re-Viewing 'The Savage Eye'

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 18, 2009

    This "dramatized documentary" was a labor of love–if also a graphic portrayal of the vast LA detached from Hollywood's success-bubble glamour.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival Winter Event

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Feb 12, 2009

    The S.F. Silent Film Festival's Winter Event allows you to spend hours in the dark with the madcap movie entertainments of 80-plus years ago.

  • Reviews

    Terence Davies' 'Of Time and the City' is Poetic, Personal

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 10, 2009

    Davies' latest film recalls his earlier autobiographical narratives, but is also unlike anything he has done before, being nonfiction.

  • Festivals

    SF Indiefest 2009

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 5, 2009

    With a roster that sprawls from horror to softcore to verite-style drama and documentary, the only constant is that you won't be bored.

  • News & Blogs

    Remembering Ave Montague

    Tim Etheridge
    Jan 31, 2009

    On January 24 the San Francisco film and arts community lost Ave Montague, who was well known for her hard work, creativity and passion for the arts.

  • News & Blogs

    Remembering Ave Montague

    Tim Etheridge
    Jan 31, 2009

    On January 24 the San Francisco film and arts community lost Ave Montague, who was well known for her hard work, creativity and passion for the arts.

  • Reviews

    César Charlone Directs 'The Pope's Toilet'

    Miguel Pendás
    Jan 27, 2009

    Oscar-nominated cinematographer César Charlone recently codirected his first theatrical feature film, a darkly comic farce about Pope John Paul II.

  • Reviews

    César Charlone Directs 'The Pope's Toilet'

    Miguel Pendás
    Jan 27, 2009

    Oscar-nominated cinematographer César Charlone recently codirected his first theatrical feature film, a darkly comic farce about Pope John Paul II.

  • Reviews

    Sundance '09: Award-Winners, Bloggers, and More

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2009

    Susie Gerhard gives an overview of a festival moving back to the basics of art-making.

  • Reviews

    Sundance '09: Award-Winners, Bloggers, and More

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2009

    Susie Gerhard gives an overview of a festival moving back to the basics of art-making.

  • In Production

    A Composer Almost Ready for His Close-Up

    Michael Fox
    Jan 23, 2009

    Michael Fox looks behind the scenes of a film on the maverick Seattle composer-performer-inventor Trimpin.

  • Reviews

    Sundance Blogs: 'Everything Strange and New' and 'La Mission'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 22, 2009

    Susan Gerhard blogs on what is strange and new about watching movies in these particular mountains.

  • Reviews

    Sundance Blogs: 'Everything Strange and New' and 'La Mission'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 22, 2009

    Susan Gerhard blogs on what is strange and new about watching movies in these particular mountains.

  • Festivals

    Sundance Blog: Urban Hiker's Guide

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 20, 2009

    Susan Gerhard reports on film and physique highlights at Sundance 2009.

  • Q & A

    Eddie Muller and Noir City

    Sura Wood
    Jan 18, 2009

    SF360.org spoke with Eddie Muller, who launched Noir City, an annual noir festival that has attracted an avid following in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • Festivals

    Sundance Blog: Midnight at the Egyptian

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 18, 2009

    Hilary Hart blogs her 14th year at Sundance, back on the midnight shift at the Egyptian Theatre.

  • Q & A

    Eddie Muller and Noir City

    Sura Wood
    Jan 18, 2009

    SF360.org spoke with Eddie Muller, who launched Noir City, an annual noir festival that has attracted an avid following in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • Festivals

    Sundance Blog: Midnight at the Egyptian

    Hilary Hart
    Jan 18, 2009

    Hilary Hart blogs her 14th year at Sundance, back on the midnight shift at the Egyptian Theatre.

  • Festivals

    Wim Wenders: Berlin & Beyond

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 15, 2009

    Wenders, one of the stellar directors of "New German Cinema," is this year's honoree at the 14th annual Berlin & Beyond festival.

  • Q & A

    Wendy Levy on the Politics of Participation

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 12, 2009

    Levy offers thoughts on the program she's presenting at Sundance and what's being called the "New Documentary Movement."

  • News & Blogs

    Unresolutions of 2009

    Hannah Eaves
    Jan 9, 2009

    Certain questions in 2008 endlessly plagued the film world, leading to outlandish predictions, flame-war mayhem and an outbreak of opinionated public speaking.

  • Reviews

    Autobio-Animation and the Horrors of War

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 6, 2009

    Waltz with Bashir is another animated feature that embraces a more grown-up story and audience than anything in the long history of "cartoons."

  • News & Blogs

    The Year in Film, 2008: Top Unreleased Films

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 30, 2008

    Bay Area filmmakers, critics and industry pros list their favorite unreleased films of 2008.

  • Q & A

    Tom E. Brown on 'Pushing Dead' and Stayin' Alive

    Michael Fox
    Dec 23, 2008

    Tom E. Brown talks about producing and funding Pushing Dead, a film about an HIV-positive writer forced to give up his daily drug regimen.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Harvests an Eclectic Crop of Local Films

    Michael Fox
    Dec 11, 2008

    Bay Area filmmakers represented at Sundance.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Harvests an Eclectic Crop of Local Films

    Michael Fox
    Dec 11, 2008

    Bay Area filmmakers represented at Sundance.

  • News & Blogs

    Québec Film Week's Unprovincial Pleasures

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 10, 2008

    Québec's thriving regional cinema is showcased in San Francisco Film Society's latest mini-festival addition to the annual Bay Area movie calendar.

  • News & Blogs

    Québec Film Week's Unprovincial Pleasures

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 10, 2008

    Québec's thriving regional cinema is showcased in San Francisco Film Society's latest mini-festival addition to the annual Bay Area movie calendar.

  • Q & A

    New at Frameline: K.C. Price

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2008

    Frameline's new executive director discusses his non-profit background and graduate school pipe dream of being a novelist.

  • Q & A

    New at Frameline: K.C. Price

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2008

    Frameline's new executive director discusses his non-profit background and graduate school pipe dream of being a novelist.

  • Q & A

    Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black on 'Milk'

    Michael Fox
    Nov 23, 2008

    Michael Fox chats with Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black on the eve of Milk's much-anticipated theatrical release.

  • Festivals

    Sean Uyehara On the S.F. International Animation Festival

    Michael Guillen
    Nov 10, 2008

    If, in the ol' days, they were called "'toons," these days, some heavy-duty words are required to express the strength and breadth of contemporary animation.

  • Reviews

    Crossing Borders with 'Fraulein'

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 21, 2008

    A director who lives in both Switzerland and New York leads a Swiss-German coproduction about two women from former Yugoslavian territories who meet in Zurich.

  • Festivals

    12th Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 20, 2008

    In its 12th season, the country's first and largest independent exhibitor of Arab cinema has gotten to be one of the bigger small fests in the Bay Area.

  • Festivals

    12th Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 20, 2008

    In its 12th season, the country's first and largest independent exhibitor of Arab cinema has gotten to be one of the bigger small fests in the Bay Area.

  • Q & A

    Lance Hammer on Beauty and 'Ballast'

    Michael Guillen
    Oct 17, 2008

    Hammer discusses his debut feature premiered at Sundance to resounding critical fanfare, winning prizes for best director and cinematography.

  • Festivals

    Carnival of Nonfiction Filmmaking

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 16, 2008

    The extreme, the strange, the silly and surreal all have big seats at the SF DocFest table.

  • In Production

    Making 'Howl' and 'Babnik'

    Michael Fox
    Oct 14, 2008

    Epstein and Friedman bring a poem to the screen, while a South Bay director goes Russian.

  • Q & A

    A Talk With Arab Film Festival's Executive Director

    Michael Fox
    Oct 13, 2008

    We sat down with Michel Shehadeh, who joined the festival earlier this year, for a wide-ranging interview on Arab film.

  • Q & A

    A Talk With Arab Film Festival's Executive Director

    Michael Fox
    Oct 13, 2008

    We sat down with Michel Shehadeh, who joined the festival earlier this year, for a wide-ranging interview on Arab film.

  • Q & A

    Documenting the Lyme Epidemic

    Michael Fox
    Oct 9, 2008

    Andy Abrahams Wilson talks about Under Our Skin, his elegantly crafted film on the underreported epidemic of Lyme disease.

  • Legal

    Notes on Digital Distribution

    George Rush
    Oct 8, 2008

    Avoiding Disaster: George Rush offers tips on bridging the worlds of creativity and business.

  • Festivals

    MVFF: Mulford and Cruz On Chile's Dark Past

    Michael Fox
    Oct 8, 2008

    Marilyn Mulford collaborated with Quique Cruz on the pensive, humanistic, and inspiring Archaeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi.

  • Festivals

    SFFS's Inaugural French Cinema Now

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 7, 2008

    The SFFS has added a Gallic counterpart to its long-running New Italian Cinema series.

  • Festivals

    Dead Channels 2008 Comes Alive

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 3, 2008

    Those inclined toward healthy doses of sleaze, gore, and retro-shlock can rejoice that it's time for the second annual edition of Dead Channels.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Film Festival's Maher Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 2, 2008

    Religulous is a desperately awaited and already vehemently decried film by Bill Maher and director Larry Charles.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Film Festival's Maher Moment

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 2, 2008

    Religulous is a desperately awaited and already vehemently decried film by Bill Maher and director Larry Charles.

  • Digital

    SWAG: Free Feature Films On the Web

    Hannah Eaves
    Sep 26, 2008

    The Sixth Screen: Here are some browser-based legal zones for free online feature film viewing pleasure. No installation required.

  • Festivals

    7th SF DocFest Program

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 25, 2008

    The seventh San Francisco International Documentary Film Festival has the potential to be every bit as raucous as the other festivals under the organization's umbrella.

  • Reviews

    'Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer'

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 23, 2008

    Whether you dig jazz or not, O'Day's charisma and story make this movie riveting.

  • In Production

    Mendocino's Swine Country

    Michael Fox
    Sep 17, 2008

    "Horror films can hold a lot of crazy ideas and political ideas and no one blinks," says Pig Hunt writer and producer Robert Mailer Anderson, "and that serves our purposes."

  • In Production

    Mendocino's Swine Country

    Michael Fox
    Sep 17, 2008

    "Horror films can hold a lot of crazy ideas and political ideas and no one blinks," says Pig Hunt writer and producer Robert Mailer Anderson, "and that serves our purposes."

  • Q & A

    Ariella Ben-Dov's Madcat Archives

    Matt Sussman
    Sep 14, 2008

    What do women want to watch? With Diane English’s recent unfunny and product placement-filled re-make of The Women hitting theaters last week, Hollywood’s answer, predictably, is more of the same.

  • Q & A

    Ariella Ben-Dov's Madcat Archives

    Matt Sussman
    Sep 14, 2008

    What do women want to watch? With Diane English’s recent unfunny and product placement-filled re-make of The Women hitting theaters last week, Hollywood’s answer, predictably, is more of the same.

  • Reviews

    Toronto 2008: Slow Food, Fast Festival

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 12, 2008

    Every year, people grumble. Every year, someone points out how much worse it is than before. And every year, there are films that pull everyone out of the doldrums and guarantee it all continues. Welcome to this season’s Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Reviews

    Toronto 2008: Slow Food, Fast Festival

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 12, 2008

    Every year, people grumble. Every year, someone points out how much worse it is than before. And every year, there are films that pull everyone out of the doldrums and guarantee it all continues. Welcome to this season’s Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley's 31st Program

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 10, 2008

    This year's Mill Valley Film Festival shows healthy signs of life for the independent film business.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley's 31st Program

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 10, 2008

    This year's Mill Valley Film Festival shows healthy signs of life for the independent film business.

  • Reviews

    The Fantastical Imagination of 'Wind Man'

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 9, 2008

    When Wind Man appeared on the SFFS Screen at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas' schedule, moral crisis ensued.

  • In Production

    Scott Crocker's 'Ghost Bird' Phenomenon

    Michael Fox
    Sep 2, 2008

    Scott Crocker's documentary brings the truth behind the "Lord God" bird phenomenon out of the bushes.

  • In Production

    Scott Crocker's 'Ghost Bird' Phenomenon

    Michael Fox
    Sep 2, 2008

    Scott Crocker's documentary brings the truth behind the "Lord God" bird phenomenon out of the bushes.

  • Reviews

    Chris Marker Comes Home, At Last

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2008

    I confess that for a long while I had the misperception, based on almost no exposure to his work, that French essayist Chris Marker made dense, dry films steeped in political theory and inaccessible to anyone but a narrow strata of irrelevant European intellectuals.

  • Festivals

    Inside the Telluride Film Festival

    Hilary Hart
    Aug 29, 2008

    A Telluride veteran gives a festival overview, and explains why film lovers and filmmakers travel to a remote corner of Colorado on blind faith.

  • Festivals

    Inside the Telluride Film Festival

    Hilary Hart
    Aug 29, 2008

    A Telluride veteran gives a festival overview, and explains why film lovers and filmmakers travel to a remote corner of Colorado on blind faith.

  • Q & A

    Rob Nilsson on Himself

    Rob Nilsson
    Aug 27, 2008

    SF360.org asked this veteran indie auteur for his thoughts, which he gamely and intelligently offers here.

  • News & Blogs

    Second Stage of Film Arts Foundation's Legacy of Advocacy

    Michael Fox
    Aug 20, 2008

    Film Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed by 15 independent filmmakers in 1976, joins forces with SFFS.

  • News & Blogs

    Second Stage of Film Arts Foundation's Legacy of Advocacy

    Michael Fox
    Aug 20, 2008

    Film Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed by 15 independent filmmakers in 1976, joins forces with SFFS.

  • Q & A

    Stephen Olsson and Link TV

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2008

    SF360.org talks to the senior director of original programming at Link TV, which provides an antidote to the standard television news mix.

  • Q & A

    Parvez Sharma and 'A Jihad for Love'

    Judy Stone
    Aug 14, 2008

    Sharma might never have made his film had he not felt guilty about causing unhappiness to his dying mother by telling her he was homosexual.

  • Q & A

    Exhuming History with "The Judge and the General"

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 11, 2008

    SF360.org asked Bay Area filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth about her film, which follows Judge Juan Guzmán as he investigates General Pinochet's crimes.

  • Q & A

    Exhuming History with "The Judge and the General"

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 11, 2008

    SF360.org asked Bay Area filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth about her film, which follows Judge Juan Guzmán as he investigates General Pinochet's crimes.

  • Reviews

    'The Exiles,' a Return Engagement

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 30, 2008

    A film from 1961, The Exiles is a long-in-making unvarnished look at 12 hours in the lives of a group of American Indians who have come to Los Angeles.

  • Q & A

    Riffling through '1000 Journals' with Someguy

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2008

    Andrea Kreuzhage speaks about her documentary, 1000 Journals, which raises a host of fascinating questions about creativity, collaboration, community, and communication.

  • Festivals

    The 28th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Lynn Rapoport
    Jul 23, 2008

    The 60th birthday of Israel is recognized in the festival via a slew of films examining the country from various perspectives, films that fight over how to tell the story.

  • Q & A

    S.F. Jewish Film Festival's Stein and Fishman

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2008

    Programmers for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Peter Stein and Nancy Fishman, speak about never taking the path of least resistance.

  • Q & A

    S.F. Jewish Film Festival's Stein and Fishman

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2008

    Programmers for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Peter Stein and Nancy Fishman, speak about never taking the path of least resistance.

  • News & Blogs

    A Week at Flaherty

    Chi-hui Yang
    Jul 18, 2008

    On curating the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, a social Petri dish that annually brings together a different programmer, a captive and engaged audience, and filmmakers.

  • Reviews

    The Mystical and Everyday in 'A Listener's Tale'

    Max Goldberg
    Jul 15, 2008

    A Listener's Tale is a lovely if unclassifiable mixture of ethnography and poetic reverie which screened at last winter's Rotterdam Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Catherine Breillat's 'The Last Mistress'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2008

    French author and director Catherine Breillat speaks about the fierce passion play of her latest, The Last Mistress.

  • Q & A

    Catherine Breillat's 'The Last Mistress'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2008

    French author and director Catherine Breillat speaks about the fierce passion play of her latest, The Last Mistress.

  • Festivals

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival

    Mary B. Scott
    Jul 9, 2008

    Back at the Castro this weekend for the 13th year, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents a variety of titillating titles.

  • Festivals

    The San Francisco Silent Film Festival

    Mary B. Scott
    Jul 9, 2008

    Back at the Castro this weekend for the 13th year, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents a variety of titillating titles.

  • Festivals

    Frameline's New Lesson Plan

    Lynn Rapoport
    Jul 1, 2008

    Critic's notebook: Marriage changes everything at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    Frameline's New Lesson Plan

    Lynn Rapoport
    Jul 1, 2008

    Critic's notebook: Marriage changes everything at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Alex Gibney on Going 'Gonzo'

    Cathleen Rountree
    Jun 30, 2008

    SF360.org sits down with director Alex Gibney, whose film, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson played at the 51st SFIFF.

  • Reviews

    The World of 'Derek' at Frameline32

    Max Goldberg
    Jun 25, 2008

    A documentary tribute to Derek Jarman, Isaac Julien's Derek does not seek to enlarge or complicate the filmmaker's legacy so much as succor its loss.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline32

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 24, 2008

    Critic Dennis Harvey reviews select films screened at the 32nd San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline32

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 24, 2008

    Critic Dennis Harvey reviews select films screened at the 32nd San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Ruby Yang on 'A Double Life'

    Michael Guillen
    Jun 23, 2008

    SF360 caught up with Ruby Yang during a recent Bay Area visit to discuss her "latest and most lyrical film yet," A Double Life.

  • Festivals

    Argentina's New Wave at Frameline

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 19, 2008

    A look at the films in the 32nd San Francisco International LGBT FIlm Festival indicates the rise of Argentina's new wave.

  • Reviews

    Critic's Notebook: Hole Head, Week One

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2008

    Dennis Harvey covers the first week of low-budget geeks, weirdos and gore on display at the Another Hole in the Head Festival.

  • Q & A

    Strand's Marcus Hu and Frameline's Michael Lumpkin

    Marcus Hu
    Jun 16, 2008

    Strand Releasing President Marcus Hu speaks with Frameline Artistic Director Lumpkin about Frameline, queer cinema and the future of this niche festival.]

  • Q & A

    Strand's Marcus Hu and Frameline's Michael Lumpkin

    Marcus Hu
    Jun 16, 2008

    Strand Releasing President Marcus Hu speaks with Frameline Artistic Director Lumpkin about Frameline, queer cinema and the future of this niche festival.]

  • Reviews

    The List: Michael Lumpkin Looks Back

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 13, 2008

    Michael Lumpkin's mini-retrospective of features that highlight some personal favorites that made waves at the Frameline Festival (and sometimes in the larger cinematic world).

  • Reviews

    The List: Michael Lumpkin Looks Back

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 13, 2008

    Michael Lumpkin's mini-retrospective of features that highlight some personal favorites that made waves at the Frameline Festival (and sometimes in the larger cinematic world).

  • News & Blogs

    SFFS Screen at Sundance Kabuki

    Robert Avila
    Jun 12, 2008

    The SF Film Society is optimistic that its year-round screen at the Sundance Kabuki will contribute to the spectrum of films in Bay Area theaters.

  • Q & A

    'Up the Yangtze' with Yung Chang

    Judy Stone
    Jun 6, 2008

    Filmmaker Yung Chang talks about 'Up the Yangtze,' his superb documentary that examines the surreal changes in China around the controversial Three Gorges Dam.

  • Reviews

    Travel Guide Through Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 5, 2008

    The Hole Head Festival takes audiences back to terrifying locales and dangerous situations that should be pleasantly familiar to horror aficionados.

  • Reviews

    San Francisco Black Film Festival's 10th

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 4, 2008

    In 2008 the San Francisco Black Film Festival marks its 10th anniversary with the most expansive program yet, flagging the theme "10 Years, 10 Days, 100 Films."

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