What’s Screening: August 29 – September 4

Still no festivals this week. But you can watch a lot of Robin Williams (not all of which I list here). A+ Lawrence of Arabia, Castro, Saturday through Monday; Rafael, Sunday. 4K digital projection at the Castro. Lawrence isn’t just the best big historical epic of the 70mm roadshow era, it’s one of the greatest … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 29 – September 4

September at the Castro

Have you checked out the Castro's Coming Soon page? Here you'll find the September schedule--sans links to more details. A few events worth noting: The month begins with the end of a three-day run for Lawrence of Arabia, which should look wonderful with the Castro's new 4K projector. August 30-September 1. Not surprisingly, Robin Williams … Continue reading September at the Castro

To be a Gay Japanese-American Sci-Fi Actor and the Subject of To Be Takei

B+ Documentary Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot Who would have guessed that, almost 50 years after Star Trek first premiered on NBC, George Takei would be the most beloved member of the original cast. But why not. He has a warm, upbeat personality and a great sense of humor. He's been a political activist for … Continue reading To be a Gay Japanese-American Sci-Fi Actor and the Subject of To Be Takei

What’s Screening: August 8 – 14

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival closes Sunday, and that's the festival until September.  I put the SFJFF listings at the end of this newsletter. A Before Sunrise, Castro, Thursday. Richard Linklater's Before trilogy starts with one of the most romantic films ever made. After meeting on a train, a young man and woman (Ethan … Continue reading What’s Screening: August 8 – 14

SF Silent Film Festival Makes a September Appearance

We get another day this year of massive silent movie overload. It's coming September 20, when the San Francisco Silent Film Festival takes over the Castro for their first Silent Autumn event. According to a festival press release, "We've moved our annual winter event to fall ," although September in my book counts more like … Continue reading SF Silent Film Festival Makes a September Appearance