Latino Cinema, a Kevin Smith Thriller, and Silent Films Before Live Theatre

Here’s a trio of current and upcoming events: San Francisco Latino Film Festival This film festival opened Friday, and I didn’t even know about it. My apologies. It runs in the City, Berkeley, Marin, and San Jose through the 25th. Check the web site to see what’s playing. Kevin Smith’s Red State Kevin Smith—the writer … Continue reading Latino Cinema, a Kevin Smith Thriller, and Silent Films Before Live Theatre

What’s Screening: September 16 – 22

The Santa Rosa International Film Festival continues through Tuesday.  From Britain with Love continues at the Rafael through Sunday. The Irish Film Festival opens Thursday. B- Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology, Embarcadero, Shattuck,opens Friday. Tiffany Shlain had Tree-of-Life-level ambitions for her documentary about life, human evolution, networking, her father’s terminal cancer, and … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 16 – 22

Shaolin

B+ Period action film One expects monks—at least of the Buddhist variety—to abhor violence. Yet the Shaolin Temple is known as an important center of Kung Fu. The monks in Benny Chan’s new period piece hate bloodshed, but they still get to beat up a lot of bad guys. The movie starts with a pacifistic … Continue reading Shaolin