Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Tag: Documentary

SF Silent Film Festival screens for the times

By Dennis Harvey Every summer the Castro Theater fills with patrons — some of whom fly across the country or further for the occasion — eager to lose themselves in...
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi

A heated battle over tasers in San Francisco

The annual San Francisco Public Defender's Justice Summit Wednesday focused on the police department's use of force policy -- and the potential introduction of Tasers to the San Francisco...

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 21-May 5 -- boasts a...

Digging deep, empowered by grief

Performer Mika Lemoine didn't fully grasp the power of Destiny Arts Center and Embodiment Project's documentary play Seed Language until its opening night. (The play comes to A.C.T. for...

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 CROSSROADS 2016, may feel a...

Some Mother’s Daughter: Fighting the criminalization of sex workers

Imagine a woman goes missing and no one looks for her. There’s no inquiry, no need for forensics, and no further investigation required. In fact, the police officers involved...

Feeling ‘Trapped’

As US abortion clinics fight to survive, a new documentary by a San Francisco filmmaker tells the compelling story of clinic providers and doctors -- including those who recently...
The Fits reviewed by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks

What we saw at Sundance

48 Hills film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks snuck into Sundance 2016 to scope out the best flicks of the fest.  1. Anna Rose Holmer, The Fits (USA/Italy) Quite simply the most hauntingly thoughtful...

Pussy Riot, unmasked

A couple of weeks back I found myself scrambling around the internet trying to glean the password for the Citibank Visa Card ticket presale to… an Iggy Pop concert. Kind...

SF Indiefest: A trio of top picks

SF Indiefest is celebrating its 18th anniversary of screening independent cinema, which is an admirable milestone. This year's movie lineup will light up the Mission District's Roxie Theater, Brava Theater...