Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: SFFilm

Screen Grabs: Welcome to Jewish Film Fest’s online ‘Cinegogue’

Four months into the COVID crisis (with no end in sight yet), many film festivals and organizations have had time to come up with alternatives to completely canceling their...

‘Ahead of the Curve’ flips through legendary lesbian magazine’s impact

For many in the lesbian and queer community, Curve magazine (originally Deneuve), launched in 1990, has been a source of community connection. For filmmaker and philanthropist Jen Rainin, the...

‘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...

SFFILM Fest goes virtual just as programming director bows out

The week between the confirmation of the SFFILM Festival's program and the public announcement of it is Director of Programming Rachel Rosen's least favorite time of the festival season....

Screen Grabs: Cinemas go dark, but here’s what to watch

As I write this on Monday the 16th, “shelter-at-home” decrees around the coronavirus have negated any need to tell you about all the individual festivals, screenings and venues that...

Martin Scorsese on ‘The Irishman,’ old friends, and loving Castro Theatre

Martin Scorsese loves San Francisco’s Castro Theatre. So much so that the legendary Mean Streets, Goodfellas, and Casino director opened his latest gangster epic, The Irishman, there on Nov....

Screen Grabs: A feast of docs and dancing

It’s a big week for non-fiction cinema, the main event being SFFilm’s fifth annual Doc Stories, which brings together several of the year’s most acclaimed documentary features and shorts....

Screen Grabs: A 14-hour movie with a 40-minute ‘middle finger’

If you’re looking for some suitable Halloween screen entertainment, you’re in the right place—well, almost. Our separate guide to this season’s scary movies, including the Roxie’s Gialloween retrospective, exploitation...

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: A ‘sex raft’ run amuck

SCREEN GRABS The big news in Bay Area moviegoing this week is the annual arrival of the Frameline LGBTQ film fest, which we previewed here. But that aside, there’s so...