Category: Festivals

Agnes Varda Goes To The Country & Other 40th MVFF Highlights
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Agnes Varda Goes To The Country & Other 40th MVFF Highlights

The 40th Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) is upon us. From October 5 to 15 at various venues such as the Smith Rafael Film Center, the film programmers are bringing viewers treasures from such artists as Agnes Varda, Todd Haynes, Hong Sang-soo, and Guillermo del Toro. film lovers in the know are already looking forward […]

David Lynch, Russian Drivers, And Manual Typewriters
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David Lynch, Russian Drivers, And Manual Typewriters

Watching director David Lynch at work on Blue Velvet is one of the joys offered by this year’s edition of the San Francisco Documentary Film Festival. Even if you’re not a David Lynch fan, the festival still has over ten days of intriguing films that are worth catching. Besides the David Lynch film, here are […]

10 Suggestions For The SF Green Film Festival
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10 Suggestions For The SF Green Film Festival

San Francisco’s Green Film Festival delivers a cinematic antidote to current political and business short-sightedness. Its more than 70 films encourages viewers to take the long view of the environmental problems facing humanity. Here are ten films and events to check out over the weeklong festival, which runs from April 20-26 at such venues as […]

Ten Suggestions From The 60th SFIFF
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Ten Suggestions From The 60th SFIFF

This year is the 60th SFIFF. From humble screenings at the Metro Theatre, the S.F. International Film Festival (SFIFF) has spread this year to such venues as the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Alamo Drafthouse. The choices over the two weeks of the 60th SFIFF may feel overwhelming. Here are some suggestions […]

Mostly British Returns With Beatles And Dickinson
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Mostly British Returns With Beatles And Dickinson

This week sees the start of this year’s Mostly British Film Festival (hereafter “Mostly British”). A week-long festival held from February 16 to 23, 2017 at San Francisco’s Vogue Theatre, its film programming is dedicated to new and classic films from the U.K., Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand, and South Africa. Here are some suggestions […]

10 Films To Watch At AHITH 2016
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10 Films To Watch At AHITH 2016

It’s Halloween weekend 2016. One San Francisco way to celebrate is by catching this year’s edition of the Another Hole In The Head (hereafter AHITH) Film Festival. AHITH brings two weeks of horror, science fiction, and fantasy films as well as unusual films which loosely fit into those genres. This year, all AHITH films will […]

10 Films To Watch Before MVFF 39 Ends
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10 Films To Watch Before MVFF 39 Ends

Despite being half over, there are still films at the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival (hereafter MVFF 39) to check out. Gorge yourself on two great performances by Isabelle Huppert. Welcome back director Barry Jenkins. Celebrate the story of the case that made marriage equality possible. Whether you go to San Rafael or Larkspur for […]

10 Films To See At Frameline 40
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10 Films To See At Frameline 40

Frameline 40 roars into opening weekend after kicking off with Kiki. Even for those who missed Uncle Howard, the next week offers screenings of very promising films. Here are ten suggestions of films to catch at Frameline 40: AWOL Director Deb Shoval expands to feature-length her award-winning short film. A chance encounter leads to rural […]

Google Executive Sets World Record
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Google Executive Sets World Record

A Google executive who sets a world record by breaking the sound barrier is just one subject of the documentaries screening during the second week of the 15th S.F. Documentary Film Festival (aka S.F. DocFest). Aside from the free-falling man from Google, there are other interesting subjects among the 10 films worth checking out in […]

10 Films From Week 2 Of SFIFF 59
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10 Films From Week 2 Of SFIFF 59

Missed such San Francisco International Film Festival 59 (herafter, SFIFF 59) films as Chevalier or Assassination Classroom? Fear not, SFIFF 59 continues for another week. Here are some worthwhile films from Week 2 of SFIFF 59, including a couple of notable Sundance films as well as new work from such filmmakers as Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Audrie […]