Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

The Human Rights Watch International Film Festival comes to the Bay Area again in February with screenings at the Pacific Film Archive and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This is a modest festival: Only nine films (including shorts) presented in 12 screenings. All of the films are documentaries. So far, I’ve seen one of … Continue reading Human Rights Watch International Film Festival

Everything Good This Week

Dr. Strangelove, Cerrito, Thursday, 9:15. We like to look back at earlier decades as simpler, less fearful times, but Stanley Kubrick’s "nightmare comedy-- reminds you just how scary things once were. Thank heaven we no longer have idiots like those running the country! It’s also very funny. A benefit for Theater Engage. Notorious, Stanford, Friday … Continue reading Everything Good This Week


Another big film festival on the way. IndieFest (AKA, The Tenth Annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival) opens February 7 and plays through the 20th. Venues include the Castro, the Roxie, and the Victoria Theater. It starts on Thursday the 7th at the Castro (all festivals start on a Thursday night at the Castro…it’s the … Continue reading IndieFest