What’s Screening: June 23 – 29

Samurai, dancers, Mary Pickford, and alienated teenagers light up Bay Area movie screens this week. Also two film festivals. Festivals Frameline continues through Sunday The Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival opens today and runs through Sunday New films opening A Maudie, Embarcadero, opens Friday Here's a love story, set on the beautiful Nova Scotia coast, about … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 23 – 29

What’s Screening: June 9 – 15

Jane Fonda, Charles Dickens, Toshiro Mifune, Janis Joplin, and four film festivals grace Bay Area screens this week. Also, I'm adding another theater to the Bayflicks listings: The Sebastiani in Sonoma. I guess that's still the Bay Area. This non-profit primarily screens new movies, but I'll be covering their monthly Vintage Film Series. Festivals DocFest … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 9 – 15

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

What’s Screening: March 2 – 8

The SF Green Festival opened on Wednesday, but I just found out about it on Thursday. It runs through next Wednesday. Cinequest is on and will continue to run this week and beyond. Another pre-code festival, Hollywood Before the Code: Nasty-Ass Films For a Nasty-Ass World, opens Friday and runs through the week. And the … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 2 – 8