January and February at the Pacific Film Archive

Documentaries old and new, movies about movies, and films directed by Ida Lupino, Sergei Eisenstein, and Ingmar Bergman. The Pacific Film Archive doesn't simply screen films, it screens film series. Here are the series it will run over the next two months: Ida Lupino: Hard, Fast, and Beautiful (January 13–February 24): To my knowledge, Lupino … Continue reading January and February at the Pacific Film Archive

Graham Greene: The PFA finally celebrates a screenwriter…sort of

The Pacific Film Archive often runs series celebrating a director, an actor, or even a novelist. But a screenwriter? Never. And the same goes for the Stanford, the Roxie, the Rafael, and the Castro (which has run series celebrating composers and cinematographers). That's ridiculous. The screenwriter shapes a film's story, often conceives it, and puts … Continue reading Graham Greene: The PFA finally celebrates a screenwriter…sort of

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

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