This week on Bay Area movie screens: A new look at Woodstock, a zoot suited messiah, a really bad symptom of PTSD, and another chance to see War and Peace. Also, a documentary film festival. Festivals SF DOCFEST continues through this week and beyond The Week's Big Event A- War and Peace, BAMPFA, dates and … Continue reading What’s Screening: May 31 – June 6
B Historical documentary Directed by Barak Goodman Do we really need another documentary about a certain 1969 music festival? After all, Michael Wadleigh's epic film became one of the most beloved documentaries of all time - at least for people in my generation. Well, yes, we do. Wadleigh's combination of concert film and celebration of … Continue reading Another Woodstock Documentary?
This week, the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission screens two big 80s movies in 70mm. Also in Bay Area theaters: early Sam Fuller, the original cut of Woodstock, and three film festivals. Festivals Noir City opens today and runs through February 4. I can recommend This Gun For Hire and Shadow of a Doubt - especially Shadow … Continue reading What’s Screening: January 26 – February 1