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Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

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A leap for CROSSROADS

SCREEN GRABS The San Francisco Cinematheque’s eighth annual experimental film festival, CROSSROADS 2017, has some genuine medicine for the overabundance of melancholy fogging up the...

More SFIFF must-sees

SCREEN GRABS This year's annual international film festival is chock full of exciting screenings and important explorations. After the first wave, here are more...

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Narratives

The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival took place during the snowiest winter of the past 10 years in Park erity, Utah. Even trudging through...

What we saw at Sundance 2017: Documentaries

The 33rd Annual Sundance Film Festival took place during the snowiest winter of the past 10 years in Park City, Utah. Even with a...

Ficks’ Picks: Favorite films (spoiler-free!) of 2016

SCREEN GRABS Our esteemed film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks, who attended Sundance, SFiFF, Crossroads, Frameline, and Mill Valley Film Festival this year, picks the cream...

Must-sees from Mill Valley

SCREEN GRABS The 39th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival came to a close this weekend and showcased one of the best lineups of upcoming...

The secrets of ‘Stranger Things’

SCREEN GRABS Netflix’s eight-part mini-series Stranger Things has a lot more to say than just referencing Stephen King novels and Steven Spielberg films. Taking the...

Celebrate life at Frameline 40

Not only is the Bay Area celebrating the world's longest-running international LGBTQ film festival (June 16-26), the 40th anniversary Frameline feels like the most...

All eyes on SFIFF59

SCREEN GRABS This year's San Francisco International Film Festival -- the 59th installment of this seminal feast for the eyes, running at various venues April...

At the CROSSROADS in 2016

Presenting more than 70 artists' films in nine programs over three days in 16mm, 35mm, and digital video, SF Cinematheque's annual experimental film festival...