Coming Soon: The San Francisco International Film Festival

Prepare yourself for a lot of movie-going. Graham Leggat, the new Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society, announced the 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival this week. It runs April 20 through May 4. The numbers, as always, are big: 97 features and 130 shorts from 41 countries, including 38 west coast, 12 … Continue reading Coming Soon: The San Francisco International Film Festival


The big one is coming. Actually, the big one came a hundred years ago. What’s coming is the big anniversary of the big one. I’m speaking, of course, of the 1906 earthquake and fire. Expect a lot of ink devoted to it in the local press, including sobering discussions of our unprepared conditions, comparisons with … Continue reading Earthquakes


Bayflicks lacks a links page, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love other web sites. Here are a few: SF360, a sort of local news site for the independent film scene, officially launched this week (this is called a news hook in the journalism biz). It’s still taking form, but it already looks good, with … Continue reading Links

Films for the Week of March 10, 2006

There's nothing I can say about the Oscars that you haven't read elsewhere, so I'll just go directly to my weekly recommendations: Recommended: Valley Girl, Castro, Friday, 7:00. Was there ever a less promising film to become a classic? Made on a miniscule budget, financed by people more concerned with tits than story, with a title ripped off … Continue reading Films for the Week of March 10, 2006