Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: San Rafael

Screen Grabs: Sentiment averse

Normally I wouldn’t bother explaining why a certain movie is not being covered in this column, but this weekend there’s a particular glut of ‘em, all of whose absence from greater...

Beyond ‘Suavecito’: A tribute journey through Jorge Santana’s Chicano rock

Guillermo "Jorge" Santana, the musician, guitarist, and younger brother of Carlos Santana—who passed on May 14 of natural causes at the age of 68 in his home in San...

Screen Grabs: The lyin’ preacher, the witch-tree, and The Whistlers

Escapism may be one of the few commodities experiencing a boom during lockdown, but not all escapes are lighthearted—the new releases highlighted below offer primarily the escape of focusing...

Screen Grabs: Homage to a gorgeous legend + 2019’s best films

We’ve gotten to the point where icons of the 1960s are now dying off of old age, and last month that number was joined by Anna Karina, who passed...

Screen Grabs: All the latest from Iran

Fall is a busy time for Bay Area screens beyond the multiplex, and this week is no exception. There are no less than three film festivals opening: SF Green...

Jewish Film Festival sparks with romance, tragedy, fiddler on roof

Though it has programmed its share of controversial fare over the years, the 39th edition of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival will open this Thursday with perhaps the...

Screen Grabs: A wave of women behind the camera

SCREEN GRABS Though some aspects of filmmaking have been edging slowly towards gender equity for a while, there’s no question that the #MeToo movement has provided an energizing jolt...

Screen Grabs: Berlin & Beyond, Woman at War, The Mystery of Picasso ….

SCREEN GRABS The recent passing of great screen actor Bruno Ganz reminded that he’d appeared in person before a screening of Downfall in 2005, his onstage modesty a contrast...

Screen Grabs: Festival mania fills local cinemas!

SCREEN GRABS There is surely nowhere in the world with more film festivals per capita than San Francisco. While the bigger annual events are mostly over by this time...

Monster in the Mission spends $300K on signatures

I was out of town when the latest chapter of the Monster in the Mission fight took place. As Mission Local reports, the developer (Maximus, which also owns Park...