Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tag: Documentary

In ‘Caravana,’ a flourishing of Central American art both political and inventive

SOMArts group show stretches from creation of Balmy Alley to rising artists inspired by regional heritage.

Screen Grabs: Two Irish dramas confront reverberations of sexual assault

Thrillers 'Rose Plays Julie' and 'The Winter Lake' tackle trauma. Plus: A killer pair of pants takes revenge

All the yuks: A history of stand-up comedy traces the artform’s evolution

Wayne Federman's 'The History of Stand-Up: From Mark Twain to Dave Chappelle' pays special attention to Bay Area

Screen Grabs: A fascinating ‘Father,’ an over-bloated ‘Cherry’…

Even for movies, it feels like 2020 is dragging its feet well into 2021. COVID World’s changes in release patterns and delays in awards-giving mean that some films being...

Behold, Garfield—now a joyful online leftist icon, lasagna and all

In the endless meme wars, Garfield has been granted a decidedly different fate than infamous Pepe the Frog.

‘Free Malik’ protest calls for end to private prisons

Activists want Bay View editor released -- and the Geo Group out of California.

Screen Grabs: Celebrating neglected SF filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge

Plus: More women on screen, from Crystal Z Campbell and 'Sophie Jones' to graffiti photos and EDM inequality

Performing poverty in ‘Nomadland’ and ‘White Tiger’

Two acclaimed movies from poverty outsiders don't go far enough in exposing wealth-hoarding and corporate slavery.

Screen Grabs: The marvelous range of Max von Sydow

Plus: Jane Fonda tours 1972 Vietnam, a dog tale from Turkey, mischievous orphans in Afghanistan, more

Screen Grabs: A fantastical hybrid from Ivory Coast in ‘Night of the Kings,’ more

While the increased demand for streaming content hasn’t greatly diversified the mainstream—Amazon Prime Video just announced a severe curtailing in its documentary acquisitions, a major calamity for nonfiction filmmakers—it...