Stories about Films

WIN TICKETS to the San Francisco International Film Festival!

 We here at 48 Hills are partnering up with longest-running film festival in the country, The San Francisco International Film Festival, to get the...

Keep watch at Crossroads, new visions await

Cinematheque's treasured annual festival brings more than 50 experimental filmmakers to Victoria Theatre's screen, April 10-12.   By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks SCREEN GRABS My first exposure to...

Out with the new: Disposable Film Fest skirts the video edge

Eighth annual mini-festival features low-cost films made on mobile devices, Thu/9 at Castro Theatre.  By Marke B.   SCREEN GRABS We're so used to walking around with lightweight...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment...

On St. Patrick’s Day, a film about the Troubles

The Chron's critic seemed to miss the whole political point of '71 By Marc Norton  MARCH 17, 2015 -- I have learned over the years that...

Dan Savage’s pornucopia of skin flicks comes to Roxie

Sex writer's Hump! Tour features amateur porn galore, sleek to raw, Feb. 25-28. By Marke B. SCREEN GRABS What's it like watching a dozen homemade pornographic movies...

Orgiastic plantations: M. Lamar’s ‘Negrogothic’ visions of slavery

Provocative singer-artist returns with a phantasmagoric installation at SFAI, through February. By Marke B.   FEBRUARY 11, 2015 -- A necessary reappraisal of the horrors of  slavery and...

Grrrlz on film: ‘Shot for Shot’ fest fetes doomed Lexington Club

On eve of closure, legendary lesbian watering hole the Lexington Club comes alive onscreen at Roxie Cinema, on Sun. Jan. 25 By Marke B.  When word...

Tom’s Town: Campos, Ello — and some great carnitas

By Tom Temprano SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 -- David Campos is, to borrow a favorite basketball phrase of mine, ON FIRE this September. I’m not just...

Tom’s Town: The city, ten years back

By Tom Temprano Last week I celebrated the ten-year anniversary of my moving to San Francisco. A decade ago, at 18 years old, I enrolled...