Arts & Entertainment

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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More Reviews From San Francisco DocFest 2018

Posted June 12, 2018 by Peter Wong

A couple of misconceptions need to be cleared up about the San Francisco DocFest Centerpiece Film “Rodents Of Unusual Size.” Buttercup, Fezzik, and other beloved “The Princess Bride” characters do not appear in a single minute of this film directed
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Samantha's Amazing Acrocats

Reviews From San Francisco DocFest 2018

Posted June 6, 2018 by Peter Wong

Brenton Gieser’s short film “Tender Souls” screens as part of the S.F. DocFest shorts program “Bay Area Stories.” The three subjects of Gieser’s film are residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District. Homeless Corey Jackson fights his crack addiction problem. Tiffany
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