Films by and loved by Jia Zhangke at SFMOMA

Somehow, I either missed or didn't receive notice of SFFILM and SFMOMA's latest Modern Cinema series, which celebrates filmmaker Jia Zhangke. A reader brought it to my attention today (thanks, Frances). Here's a very quick preview of the festival, which opens tonight. Modern Cinema: Jia Zhangke runs through February 24. It will include eleven of … Continue reading Films by and loved by Jia Zhangke at SFMOMA

Cinequest: The South Bay’s Big Film Festival

I cover SFFilm extensively, and Mill Valley pretty well, but I can't seem to get to Cinequest, the Bay Area's other big, red-carpet film festival. Part of the problem is geography; I hate going to the Peninsula. Another reason is time-related. I'm generally very busy on non-film work January through March. Which is unfortunate, because The Cinequest Film … Continue reading Cinequest: The South Bay’s Big Film Festival