Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: SFFilm

SFFILM Fest opens with stars and ‘Tales’

Opening night of the SFFilm Festival filled the Castro Theatre with basically anyone you could imagine on Wednesday evening, as Netflix premiered the first episode of the new "Tales...

Screen Grabs: Aretha’s Amazing Grace, Blood for Dracula, Peterloo…..

SCREEN GRABS Yes, this is the opening week of the SFFILM Festival, the event so big we gave it its own separate feature (see here). But if you don’t want...

From Gorbachev to ‘Red Joan’: SFFILM Fest gets geopolitical

MOVIES The 62nd SFFILM Festival kicks off next week, and as usual there's a plethora of movies to choose from (see our preview here). In particular, there are several...

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)...

SFFILM Awards’ stars speak about Hollywood’s growing diversity

The stars shone bright on the City by the Bay last week when Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, and Boots Riley turned up to be honored at the 2018 SFFILM...

Viggo Mortensen on ‘Green Book,’ personal growth, and racism in America

Actor Viggo Mortensen said he’s grown a lot since filming  Green Book and hitting the road for the movie’s promo tour. “If I hadn’t done it, I wouldn’t have learned many...

Reconstituting Orson Welles, in ‘Wind’ and in ‘Love’

When Orson Welles died in 1985 at age 70—hardly “prematurely,” since given his prodigious appetites (esp. culinary) it was already a miracle he’d survived that long—he’d long been the...

Screen Grabs: Mill Valley, SF Dance, Drunken Film Fests ….

SCREEN GRABS It’s a starry as well as busy week in Bay Area filmgoing, with major openings including the new Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga A Star is Born remake—which yrs truly...

Screen Grabs: Joan Jett, Hola Mexico, Hong Kong Cinema …

SCREEN GRABS This week brings a whole lot of mini-festivals to various Bay Area screens. The Roxie has the Hola Mexico, a three-day touring edition of the annual LA festival...

Fall Arts aflame! The 50+ best things to do this season

FALL ARTS PREVIEW The light is deepening, the food is getting heartier, harvest is bringing much good grape and green, and fall arts season is lighting up the longer nights...