What’s Screening: February 13 – 19

aIndieFest and the Mostly British Film Festival continue through this week. A Romeo & Juliet (1967 version), Castro, Saturday, 8:00. Star Leonard Whiting in person. Franco Zeffirelli’s version of Shakespeare’s popular romantic tragedy changed forever how filmmakers approached the Bard–and changed it for the better. Beautiful, violent, funny, sexy, sad, and lusciously romantic, it makes … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 13 – 19

American Cinema’s Problem Child: Birth of a Nation turns 100 today

D. W. Griffith's Civil War and Reconstruction epic,  The Birth of a Nation, premiered on February 8, 1915, a hundred years ago today (at that time it was called The Clansman; the more grandiose title came later). Cinema changed irrevocably that night. Much as we would like to, we can't ignore or underestimate The Birth's … Continue reading American Cinema’s Problem Child: Birth of a Nation turns 100 today