Arts & Entertainment

8th San Francisco Green Film Festival Preview

Posted September 4, 2018 by Peter Wong

Sharp-eyed filmgoers will note the 8th annual edition of San Francisco’s Green Film Festival takes place later than usual in 2018.  The Festival’s timing, running from September 6 to 14 this year, coincides with the Global Climate Action Summit. This
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Alain Tanner At The Pacific Film Archive

Posted August 14, 2018 by Peter Wong

SWISS FILMS’ traveling exhibition of forgotten director Alain Tanner’s oeuvre comes to a close this weekend with the screening of “In The White City,” Tanner’s classic of 1980s art cinema, at the Pacific Film Archive. From the late 1960s to
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The Pacific Film Archive Celebrates Jacques Becker

Posted July 31, 2018 by Peter Wong

Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive is currently celebrating the great French director Jacques Becker with a month-and-a-half long retrospective.  The occasion for the Becker celebration is the Archive’s theatrical screenings of the charming Bertrand Tavernier documentary “My Journey Through French Cinema”
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Reviews From San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38

Posted July 17, 2018 by Peter Wong

Gilda Radner, the subject of Lisa D’Apolito’s sometimes heartbreaking festival opener “Love, Gilda,” had a talent for making the truth funny through naivete.  Such characters as Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseanndanna helped meteorically propel Radner to fame on “Saturday Night
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Wrap-up Reviews From Frameline 42

Posted July 10, 2018 by Peter Wong

Frameline 42’s Closing Night Film “Studio 54” looks at the legendary titular 1970s nightclub for the Beautiful People. Matt Tyrnauer’s lively documentary shows how Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager transformed a decrepit CBS studio into a nightly racial and sexual
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Reviews From Frameline 42

Posted June 19, 2018 by Peter Wong

The Frameline LGBT Film Festival’s 2018 edition kicked off with the very timely Opening Night documentary “Transmilitary.” Fiona Dawson and Gabriel Silverman’s SXSW Audience Award Winner unerringly presented the human faces of a current hot button issue. For those who
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