Berlin & Beyond previews: Sisters Apart | Cocoon | Walchensee Forever

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival opens May 25 and closes May 30. Here are three of the 25 films being shown through streaming, at a drive-in, and - believe it or not - in an actual hard-top movie theater. A- Sisters Apart Opening night! The fog of war feels thick when Rojda, a soldier … Continue reading Berlin & Beyond previews: Sisters Apart | Cocoon | Walchensee Forever

Weird, German, or both: Two different festivals coming up

I just discovered a small, hopefully frightening film festival happening over this weekend. I've also got some information about the upcoming Berlin & Beyond festival later this month. As I write this, I haven't yet seen a single film in either of these festivals. Horror over Zoom Over the last weekend, SF IndieFest scared us … Continue reading Weird, German, or both: Two different festivals coming up

My last day at SFFilm: Muppets, a southern family, and virtual vs. real festivals

Last night hosted the SFFilm Festival's closing film. And yet, it's still officially running, virtually, of course, until tonight. So, here's what I think about the last two films I watched at this festival. But I'm closing my coverage of SFFilm 2021 with a comparison between real and virtual festivals. The last movies Here are … Continue reading My last day at SFFilm: Muppets, a southern family, and virtual vs. real festivals

SFFilm Tuesday: A broken family & a man on a mission

I saw two very different documentaries Tuesday at the (virtual) SFFilm Festival. One is exceptional. The other was, well, not bad. Remember that you can stream any of these films up until Sunday. A Radiograph of a Family It takes a while to get emotionally involved in Firouzeh Khosrovani's story of her parents' marriage, but … Continue reading SFFilm Tuesday: A broken family & a man on a mission