Maybe it's the swine flu, or maybe it's just a head cold. It feels like a head cold. Whatever it is, I'm not going to be spending this weekend at the film festival. Damn!
I finally got to the San Francisco International Film Festival yesterday. I saw three movies there. One major concern--not surprising considering the economy: The place wasn't as crowded as in past years. The first film I saw played to a near-empty house, and there was no waiting at the concession stand. Here's what I saw: … Continue reading SFIFF Report: Sunday
The San Francisco International Film Festival continues through the week. I've grouped festival screenings at the bottom of the post. Metropolis, Clay, Friday, midnight. Wow! A silent film as a midnight movie! How often do you get that? The first important science fiction feature film still strikes a considerable visual punch. The images–workers in a … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 24 – 30
Battle for Terra will screen twice during the first week of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Then, almost immediately, it will open for a regular release. I recommend you skip it at the Festival and catch it later for two reasons: It's best to use festival time to see films you'll never get to … Continue reading SFIFF Preview 4: Battle for Terra
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Teenage Comedy/Drama Written by Eric J. Adams, David Lee Miller, Jordan J. Miller, Gabriel Sunday Directed by David Lee Miller As far as I know, the San Fran International Film Festival will be your only chance to see this thoughtful, sad, funny, entertaining, and thoroughly unique motion picture. Catch it if you can. A video- … Continue reading SFIFF Preview 3: My Suicide
These two films aren't scheduled for theatrical release after the San Francisco International Film Festival, so if you don't catch them at the Festival, you may never get another chance. But with one of them, that's not a bad thing. For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, Kabuki, Sunday, May 3, … Continue reading SFIFF Preview, Part II
The San Fran International Film Festival opens Thursday night at the Castro, with La Mission. Most screenings after that will be at the Kabuki, with plenty at other locations around the Bay Area. Click here for my continuing festival reports. John Wayne Double-bill: Red River & Angel and the Badman, Stanford, Wednesday, 7:30. John Wayne … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 17 – 23
Just in case the San Francisco International Film Festival leaves you wanting movies that are short, cheap, to-the-point, and both entertaining and depressing, the Roxie will offer a solution: From May 15 to the 28, they'll screen I Wake Up Dreaming: the Haunted World of the B Film Noir, a series of 29 little-known, low-budget … Continue reading Film Noir Fest Coming to Roxie
Yesterday I attended press screenings of two films that will play at the San Fran International Film Festival. Both of them will have regular (or at least limited) runs after the festival, so they're not now-or-never opportunities. I've written longer reviews of each, which will go live just before their post-festival releases. Adoration, Kabuki, Saturday, … Continue reading SFIFF Preview