SFIFF Preview

So far, I've managed to preview three films that will screen at this year's San Francisco International Film Festival. Here's what I thought of them. A Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy I believe this is the first feature film adapted from a real-life Twitter feed. The title character (Patcha Poonpiriya) is a disturbed and spontaneous … Continue reading SFIFF Preview

The UC Theatre to be born again (but not as a movie house)

According to a Berkeleyside article by  Frances Dinkelspiel, the UC Theatre is coming back to life. That's the good news. The bad new--admittedly from my personal perspective--is that it's not going to show movies. For 25 years, the UC Theatre was my favorite temple to the cinematic arts. I saw hundreds of films there, from … Continue reading The UC Theatre to be born again (but not as a movie house)

What’s Screening: April 11 – 17

The Tiburon International Film Festival  continues through the week. A+ City Lights, Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Saturday, 7:30. Charlie Chaplin's Birthday. In Charlie Chaplin’s most perfect comedy, the little tramp falls in love with a blind flower girl and befriends a suicidal, alcoholic millionaire, but neither of them know the real Charlie. The result … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 11 – 17

This Year’s San Francisco International Film Festival Announced

It feels like winter has finally arrived, but according to the calendar, it's aready spring. And that means this years' San Francisco International Film Festival is only weeks away. The Film Society has been releasing bits of news for weeks, but Tuesday morning, they held the big press conference, and then the entire schedule went … Continue reading This Year’s San Francisco International Film Festival Announced