What’s Screening: September 14 – 20

Herzog's vampire, Cameron's cyborg, Eisenstein's mutiny, and Visconti's Postman, along with three film festivals, light up Bay Area movie screens this week. Festivals The San Francisco Green Film Festival closes today The SF Latino Film Festival opens today Greatest Hits with the Club Foot Orchestra takes over the Castro Saturday. See my preview. Promising events … Continue reading What’s Screening: September 14 – 20

What’s Screening: April 13 – 19

Women by Bergman and Altman, Eisenstein's love letter to Stalin, Jack Nicholson's first starring role, the movie that made Christopher Nolan famous, and the last few days of the SFFILM Festival. Festivals The San Francisco International Film Festival, the only festival running this week, continues through Tuesday, which is kind of weird, because the closing … Continue reading What’s Screening: April 13 – 19

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

What’s Screening: June 2 – 8

Russian revolutionaries, sexy Indians, mixed-race couples, Japanese writers, French samurais, an Iranian vampire, and a whole lot of silent movies grace Bay Area screens this week. Festivals The San Francisco Silent Film Festival continues through Sunday DocFest continues through this week and beyond Promising events Bringing a black boyfriend home double bill: Guess Who's Coming … Continue reading What’s Screening: June 2 – 8