What’s Screening: May 19 – 25

Philip Marlowe, a tour of Europe, and a lot of rock 'n' roll grace Bay Area movie screens this week. But no film festivals. New films opening A Long Strange Trip, Clay, Aquarius, Rafael, Thursday, 7:00 The Grateful Dead played great music for nearly 30 years, building up the most devoted fanbase in rock history. … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 19 – 25

What’s Screening: May 12 – 18

Musicians, comedians, painters, documentaries and dogs appear on Bay Area movie screens this week. Festivals Doclands continues through Sunday. Here are two movies screening at the festival: A Long Strange Trip, Sunday, 2:00, AT RUSH. Tickets may be made available at showtime The Grateful Dead played great music for nearly 30 years, building up the … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 12 – 18

What’s Screening: May 5 – 11

Film preservation, rock 'n' roll, a seductive Housemaid, and three film festivals grace Bay Area screens this week. Festivals CyberiaVR continues through Sunday Want something international but on the dark side? A Rare Noir is Good to Find opens tonight and runs through Monday. I recommend two films from the festival below. DocLands opens Wednesday Worth … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 5 – 11

What’s Screening: April 28 – May 4

A restored John Huston, a disturbing John Cassavetes, Minnelli's Hollywood noir, and a bunch of hippies grace Bay Area screens this week. Festivals The only festival this week is CyberiaVR, which opens Thursday. What is CyberiaVR? According to the website, it's "the first conventionally-styled film festival taking place entirely in Virtual Reality," and "SFIndieFest's endeavor … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 28 – May 4

What’s Screening: April 21 – 27

Cassavetes, Scorsese, Fellini, a new Student, and mid-century social justice movies grace this week's Bay Area screens. Festivals The San Francisco Green Film Festival continues through Wednesday Dino Risi: An Homage to the Master of the Comedy Italian Style takes over the Castro Saturday with four movies, all either new 35mm prints or new 4K … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 21 – 27

What’s Screening: April 14 – 20

Believe it or not, there's more to Bay Area moviegoing right now than the big festival. Festivals The San Francisco International Film Festival continues through Wednesday. You can check my reports and recommendations. The Tiburon International Film Festival opens today and ends Thursday. And the San Francisco Green Film Festival opens Thursday Promising events A … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 14 – 20