Stories about Television

What is Bay Area drag? Oaklash Festival has some wild ideas

Mainstream TV drag be damned—local luminaries revolutionize the art form in a weekend's worth of eye-popping shows.

Screen Grabs: A seriously funny Italian legend, JT LeRoy, Hail Satan?

An endangered community arts center, a Kenyan superhero, The Visitor from another decade, Juggalo comedy, more in cinemas this week.

After 50 years, ‘Midnight Cowboy’ rides again

Director John Schlesinger's assistant and partner, photographer Michael Childers, speaks about the gritty classic and its lasting appeal.

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

Two eccentric flicks at Alamo, sci-fi from Claire Denis, Louise Brooks via Downton Abbey and more in cinemas this week.

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

Laura Dern, Dr. Ruth, Ai Weiwei, migrating elephants, Satanists, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, prison basketball, and more in 62nd edition.

What we saw at Sundance, part 2: Documentaries

A Macedonian beekeeper, a Taliban refugee, feisty Satanists, the life of N. Scott Momaday, a 1969 Memphis bluesfest...

Screen Grabs: IndieFest, Godard’s latest, and a Jeff Goldblum smorgasbord

Plus: Brazil takes on environmental crisis in an animated feature — does it work?

‘Come From Away’ a record of human kindness in a post-9/11 tableau

A new play based on true events portrays unexpected happenings in the wake of disaster

Arts Forecast: How Rickshaw Stop made it to 15 years young

Plus: Patti Smith, Armistead Maupin, Swagger Like Us, Bowiemass, and even more things to check out this week

Ficks’ Picks: Best Movies of 2018

From 'You were Never Really Here' and 'Life and Nothing More' to 'Street Meat' and 'Never Never Land,' our festival critic picks his faves.