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Pam Grady

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Documentary ‘The Reunited States’ looks to bridge the United States’ political abyss

An interview with filmmaker Ben Rekhi about his seemingly impossible mission to bring us all together.

Wayne Wang weaves food and family through ‘Coming Home Again’

At CAAMfest Forward, the 'Joy Luck Club' director returns to his indie roots

Tom Dolby weaves life history into ‘The Artist’s Wife’

The SF-born director folds his family story into a tale of dementia, art, and marriage.

From stoner cartoon frog to vicious alt-right icon in ‘Feels Good Man’

It is only appropriate that Feels Good Man, Arthur Jones's documentary about cartoonist Matt Furie and his creation Pepe the Frog should screen at the Roxie Theater's virtual cinema,...

A man, a plan, a documentary: ‘The Palindromists’

Palindromes read the same forward and back. We learn that in grade school. "Madam, I'm Adam." "A man. A plan. A canal. Panama." "Was it a cat I saw?"  San...

‘Tesla’ explores early years of a genius whose impact is still felt

Filmmaker Michael Almereyda has been living with Nikola Tesla for nearly as long as he has been alive—no wonder that he wound up making a movie that follows the...

Clap your hands, stomp your feet for ‘River City Drumbeat’

River City Drumbeat (playing Fri/7-August 21 at Roxie Virtual Cinema) captures a Louisville, KY, phenomenon: the River City Drum Corp, a youth brigade of African American kids aged 5-18 who...

Movies: ‘Around the Sun’ makers bring mumblecore teachings to a château

A visit to London planted the seeds for the romantic sci-fi drama Around the Sun, which opens a run in the Roxie Virtual Cinema on Fri/31. The trip brought...

City quarantine, set to film for the Roxie’s Mixtape-in-Place fest

When the Roxie Theater announced the first open call for a Mixtape event in 2015, the festival was never meant to become an annual occurrence. The Mission District theater...

In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ filmmaker Dawn Porter limns civil rights icon

Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights icon who has represented the 5th District of Georgia, including Atlanta, since 1987, is 80 now, running for re-election this fall and battling...