More Mill Valley Movies: New Orleans, Laurel Canyon, & the Chicago 7

Since the drive-in experience, I've been watching Mill Valley Film Festival movies from the comfort of my couch. So far, I've seen two musical documentaries and two films about the 1960s - and I only saw three movies. A Take Me to the River New Orleans Here's one documentary that will make you tap your … Continue reading More Mill Valley Movies: New Orleans, Laurel Canyon, & the Chicago 7

Bad technical start at Mill Valley Film Festival…and 2 movies

I have written and lectured on how to enjoy streaming video. Yet trying to watch my first films at this year's virtual Mill Valley Film Festival turned into an annoying problem. But it had a happy ending…sort of. According to the festival's FAQ, Mill Valley supports three different device types for sending streaming video from … Continue reading Bad technical start at Mill Valley Film Festival…and 2 movies

Cinegogue Summer Days: The pandemic version of the SF Jewish Film Festival

If this were a normal year, I'd be writing about an 18-day San Francisco Jewish Film Festival taking place in five theaters around the Bay Area. Instead, thanks to the pandemic, I'm writing about a four-day festival that will run mostly in our own homes. I say mostly because opening night will take place at … Continue reading Cinegogue Summer Days: The pandemic version of the SF Jewish Film Festival