Women, Obsession, and other things: Upcoming at the PFA, Castro, and New Mission

A few juicy items coming up in August: Almodóvar at the PFA The Pacific Film Archive has already started the series Women's Troubles: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar, and you've already missed Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (unless you didn't). But there's plenty of other great movies in this series of pictures … Continue reading Women, Obsession, and other things: Upcoming at the PFA, Castro, and New Mission

This year’s Jewish Film Fest deals with refugees, music, romance, and yes, genocide

This year's San Francisco Jewish Film Festival focuses considerably on the traditional command of tikkun olam (healing the world). Several of the films have little or nothing to do with Judaism, but they are very much about justice, charity, freedom, and cleaning the planet - all parts of tikkun olam. But not all. The festival … Continue reading This year’s Jewish Film Fest deals with refugees, music, romance, and yes, genocide

The cure for another superhero summer: What’s coming up at the Pacific Film Archive

Going to the movies in the summer usually means brainless superhero movies. But thanks to the Pacific Film Archive, you can have far better options. Yes, I know that we're all supposed to call it BAMPFA now, but I prefer the traditional name, or PFA for short. Whatever you call it, UC Berkeley's art house … Continue reading The cure for another superhero summer: What’s coming up at the Pacific Film Archive