What’s Screening: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

What's screening this week in the Bay Area? You can talk about Halloween (the movie), learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, revisit a Fellini classic, and plenty of drive-in options. But no film festivals. Special online events B+ Thrillville Movie Club: Halloween, New Parkway, discussion Saturday, 3:00 The event: Watch the movie before Saturday afternoon. Then, … Continue reading What’s Screening: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

What’s Screening: February 21 – 27

This week in Bay Area art cinemas: John Boorman's wartime childhood, Federico Fellini's runaway bride, and two epic tales of hippies. Also, Salma Hayek plays an artist, Harold Lloyd becomes romantic, and Steve McQueen calls bullshit. No film festivals, but another Kurosawa double feature and a whole lot of cats. Promising events Hope and Glory (1987), … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 21 – 27

What’s Screening: January 31 – February 6

What's playing in Bay Area arthouse cinemas this week? A great Bogart double bill, a remake played for laughs, more Agnès Varda, a bit of Fellini, China's horrible birth control policy, and alcohol as the secret to a happy marriage. Also, three film festivals. Festivals Noir City closes Sunday. Read my preview. SF IndieFest continues through … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 31 – February 6

Varda, Fellini, Lynch, and more during Winter at BAMPFA

As the weather turns cold and the film festivals disappear, you can find warmth and cinema (along with other arts) at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, better known as BAMPFA. UC Berkeley's revival movie theater doesn't just do films. They do film series. Here are the series coming up in December through February: Agnès … Continue reading Varda, Fellini, Lynch, and more during Winter at BAMPFA