Red Dot Journalism

Part of the San Francisco International Film Festival‘s programming is now up on, so I have to explain the little red dot icon () that marks some of the festival’s presentations on my schedules.

The red dot tells you that this particular film will probably get a regular theatrical run after the festival. With that information, you can choose to skip the movie that’s coming around later in favor of the one you’ll probably never get a chance to see again.

This weekend, I watched three documentaries that will play the festival, none of which are scheduled for a regular release (which is too bad, since two of them are worth seeing). Click the grade icon next to the title to read my microreview. The films’ titles link to the Festival’s web site.
Strange Culture, Castro, Saturday, April 28, 6:00; SFMOMA, Friday, May 4, 8:45; Pacific Film Archive, Tuesday, May 8, 7:00.

Murch, SFMOMA, Friday, April 27, 9:00; Castro, Sunday, April 29, 4:15; Kabuki, Tuesday, May 1, 1:00; Pacific Film Archive, Saturday, May 5, 3:30

The Monastery, Kabuki, Thursday, May 3, 4:30, Friday, May 4, 7:00, Sunday, May 6, 1:00