Stories about SF Cinematheque

Screen Grabs: Traveling the world, popcorn in hand

Ireland, Israel, Poland, China (twice), American backroads, and various African nations are your cinematic destinations this week.

Screen Grabs: Forget those Oscars, let’s go to Berlin & beyond

The beloved German film fest starts this week. Plus: The Traitor, Show of Shows, The Assistant, and more in cinemas.

Screen Grabs: Battle of the giant Russian oligarchs

Plus: Nic Cage goes gonzo for HP Lovecraft, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, The House by the Cemetery, more movies.

Ficks’ Picks: The best flicks of 2019

From Inuk to Tasmania, blockbuster to experimental, this year's list ranges widely and highlights breathtaking films.

Screen Grabs: Monsters (and wonders) of history awaken

Day of Silents, Romanian classics, a restored French Nazi thriller, Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, and more in cinemas

Screen Grabs: A feast of docs and dancing

Doc Stories and Dance Film Fest open, plus Grass is Greener, Downtown 81, Always in Season, Satantango, more in cinemas

Screen Grabs: News of the world at the Arab Film Fest

Plus: Hola Mexico Film Fest, Berlin & Beyond showcase, Almodóvar's latest, Eddie Murphy's Dolemite, The Dead Center, more

Screen Grabs: All the latest from Iran

Iranian Film Fest, Women Sports Fest, The Death of Dick Long, Judy, End of the Century, Son of Dracula, more in cinemas.

Screen Grabs: A ‘sex raft’ run amuck

'70s experiments and radical cinema, a forgotten early film pioneer, and a sweet, odd Japanese rom-com come to big screens.

Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age ….

The Fall of the American Empire, Echo in the Canyon's return to '60s classics, and more in cinemas this week.