What’s Screening: September 14 – 20

Herzog's vampire, Cameron's cyborg, Eisenstein's mutiny, and Visconti's Postman, along with three film festivals, light up Bay Area movie screens this week. Festivals The San Francisco Green Film Festival closes today The SF Latino Film Festival opens today Greatest Hits with the Club Foot Orchestra takes over the Castro Saturday. See my preview. Promising events … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 14 – 20

Forget about the story and just Let the Corpses Tan

C- Thriller Written and directed by Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani From the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette & Jean-Pierre Bastid This Italian thriller isn't about people. It isn't about story. it's not even about suspense. It's arguably about violence. It's really about cinematic style. And what is that style? Imagine the output of an overenthusiastic, coked-up … Continue reading Forget about the story and just Let the Corpses Tan

Modern Cinema festival honors Satyajit Ray

Few artists caught the sorrows and sympathies of the human condition like India's Satyajit Ray. Come October, you'll get a chance to see 15 of his feature films, along with 11 others that either inspired Ray or were inspired by him, at SFMOMA's Phyllis Wattis Theater. SFFILM and SFMOMA presents Modern Cinema/Satyajit Ray: Intimate Universes … Continue reading Modern Cinema festival honors Satyajit Ray