Manakamana: A very uneven ride

C+ Documentary Directed by Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez This documentary shot in Nepal shows us small groups of people in brief, eight-minute segments against beautiful but repetitive scenery. At times it's touching, funny, boring, lovely, and strange. But ultimately, it becomes repetitive. Shortly before seeing Manakamana at the 2014 San Francisco International Film Festival, … Continue reading Manakamana: A very uneven ride

What’s Screening: June 6 – 12

Need some film festivals? DocFest continues through this week and beyond. New Filipino Cinema opens Wednesday. Charlie Chaplin: The Little Tramp at 100 Years, The irreplaceable David Shepard will provide commentary for a two-hour survey of the great comedian and filmmaker. The show will include three complete shorts--Kid Auto Races in Venice, Mabel's Married Life, … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 6 – 12