Thursday, March 4, 2021

Tag: San Francisco International Film Festival

‘Because Horror’! Read an exclusive excerpt from new fright flick anthology

Here, slide into 1979's surreal, bloody 'Tourist Trap' in all its Panavision powers and doomed nostalgia

‘Crip Camp’ captures a very vivid moment in disability rights struggle

In 1970 and 71, Jim LeBrecht attended Camp Jened for teenagers with disabilities in upstate New York. The camp had a profound effect on his life—now, he and his collaborator...

Screen Grabs: Celebrating an Iranian giant’s ‘life as art’

SCREEN GRABS As the White House agitates off-and-on for war against Iran, it’s a particularly poignant juncture for the first major posthumous retrospective of that country’s leading cinematic talent...

After 50 years, ‘Midnight Cowboy’ rides again

Back in 1967, Hollywood photographer Michael Childers, whose career was taking off, answered a fateful phone call from Broadway star Kaye Ballard, whom he had recently shot for TV...

SFFILM Fest brings new ‘Tales of the City,’ rare gems, big star power

The big-screen experience for movies is on the cultural endangered list, between venues going under (or having their leases revoked by landlords eager to jump on the development train)...

Screen Grabs: The SF International Film Fest is here

SCREEN GRABS The Big Kahuna of Bay Area film events is back, a little earlier than usual this year: The San Francisco International Film Festival lands at numerous venues in...

Arts Forecast: An Ethio-jazz marvel, a Tenderloin snapper, The Residents …

ARTS FORECAST All the talk this week will be about the San Francisco International Film Festival—check out this week's Screen Grabs film column for our preview—and I love that its...

Screen Grabs: A kung fu classic, an unsung war epic …

  SCREEN GRABS A few tasty revivals, one new documentary of unusually up-to-the-moment political relevance, and an avant-garde ode to retro 3-D highlight this week, your last before the annual...

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 must-sees through April 19th: ...

Watch out — it’s SFIFF!

SCREEN GRABS This is a big year for the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 5-19). The oldest such event in the western hemisphere, it turns 60 in 2017 --...