What’s Screening: Dec 30 – Jan 5

We launch the new year with Jack Nicholson, a pajama party, the Mercury astronauts, and stunningly beautiful images. Promising events Pajama Movie Night, Alameda, Saturday Close a truly horrific year with a multiplex movie party. For the regular price of a single movie, you get to watch anything and everything at the Alameda. Also included: … Continue reading What’s Screening: Dec 30 – Jan 5

Hidden Figures: Prepare to Cheer

B+ Historical drama Written by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi From a non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly Directed by Theodore Melfi When you think about the people who put the first Americans into space, you probably imagine a bunch of white men. You might occasionally remember an astronaut's wife, but her job was limited … Continue reading Hidden Figures: Prepare to Cheer

Hidden Figures wins Sloan Science Prize & a B+ from me

I attended a special preview screening of Hidden Figures Saturday afternoon at the Castro. It was more than just a screening. The drama, about African-American women who played major roles in the early days of NASA, won this year's Sloan Science in Cinema Prize, and the event celebrated that win. San Francisco Film Society Executive … Continue reading Hidden Figures wins Sloan Science Prize & a B+ from me

2017’s first film festivals

I'm pretty sure the Bay Area won't see any more film festivals this year. December is generally a festival-free month. But come January and February, we'll see plenty of festivals. Here are four that have already announced their line-ups: For Your Consideration January 6 - 12 Rafael Not every subtitled movie can qualify for the … Continue reading 2017’s first film festivals