What’s Screening: May 3 – 9

This week in Bay Area movie screens: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Dr. Ruth, Tom Hanks, Barry Jenkins, Stanley Kubrick, Marlon Brando, and film festivals silent, Asian, and truthful. Festivals The San Francisco Silent Film Festival continues through Sunday. Read my preview. Doclands also continues through Sunday CAAMFest (The Asian-American Film Festival) opens Thursday New films opening A- … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 3 – 9

What’s Screening: February 8 – 14

For Valentine's week, Bay Area movie theaters give you Rudolph Valentino, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, Ruth Gordon, and Walt Disney's classic about classics. Also, one film festival ends and another begins. Festivals IndieFest closes Thursday. Read my preview. The Mostly British Film Festival opens Thursday. I have a preview of that one, too. Promising events … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 8 – 14

What’s Screening: September 1 – 7

Marlon Brando, aliens, fascist bureaucrats, and teenage love light up Bay Area movie screens this week. Also, two film festivals. Festivals New Filipino Cinema 2017 continues through Sunday The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco opens today and runs through this week and beyond. Promising events Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alamo Drafthouse New … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 1 – 7

Brando, Baldwin, Keaton, & The Marx Brothers Coming to Pacific Film Archive

August is nearing its end, so it's about time to tell you about the film series going on at the Pacific Film Archive in September and beyond. Marlon Brando: The Fugitive Kind September 1–October 28 Marlon Brando burst onto screens at the beginning of the 1950s, changed the art of acting, then self-destructed. In between, … Continue reading Brando, Baldwin, Keaton, & The Marx Brothers Coming to Pacific Film Archive