A big, bright, high-definition image projected onto a giant screen--”that’s what makes movies better than television! And no film format filled that screen better--”at least for narrative fiction films--”than 70mm, which dominated the biggest film presentations for nearly 40 years. Next week, the big picture returns in all of its glory as the Castro starts … Continue reading 70mm

A Death in the Family

First of all, I’d like to thank all of you who sent their condolences on the death in my family. I appreciated your kindness. I had just started writing last week’s newsletter—about the Balboa’s Human/Nature Festival and the just-announced San Francisco Jewish Film Festival—when my brother called with the news that our mother’s husband was … Continue reading A Death in the Family