Valley of the Heart's Delight Historical Drama Writer: John Miles Murphy Director: Tim Boxell There's nothing worse than panning a locally-made independent film about a fascinating but little remembered piece of Bay Area history--especially when that film is struggling to get national distribution. And it doesn't make it any easier when the film looks beautiful, … Continue reading Valley of the Heart Fails to Delight
It's official. I've altered a few settings and Bayflicks.net is just a blog. I've removed links to the weekly schedules, and added links and categories. Most of my entries are uncategorized, but not the new ones. In the meantime, there's a lot of festivals on the way. Here are five of them: The 11th International … Continue reading Upcoming Festivals
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I was able to preview two films screening at the Arab Film Festival: Winterland, Camera 12, San Jose, Friday, October 26, 9:30; California Theater, Berkeley, Sunday, October 28, 7:00. I've already told you about this one in my weekly recommendations and warnings (it played in San Francisco this past Friday night). You'll find my microreview … Continue reading Arab Film Festival Recommendations
For the first part of this report, click here. When I arrived at the Cerrito a little before 7:00 on Thursday night, I was handed a pair of cheap, cardboard,3D glasses--the red-and-blue kind. Yes, part of the program was in 3D. Not a big part, but a short called "Third Dimensional Murder" made in 1941--more … Continue reading ThrillVille Report, Part II
I finally made it to a Thrillville event last night. I hope it's not my last time. Thrillville, for those who are not in the know and didn't bother to click that link, is a series of B movies, live music, contests, and prizes staged regularly at the Cerrito or Parkway. I attended a pre-Halloween … Continue reading My First ThrillVille Experience
The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963--1965, Rafael, Friday through Sunday. There have been plenty of Bob Dylan documentaries, and several concert film where Bob Dylan made an appearance, but not nearly enough films that simply catch him in performance. A record of Dylan's performances at the … Continue reading The Other Side of Spiderman: This Weeks Recommendations and Warnings