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FALL ARTS 2014 Film season unspools at a theater (or a park or museum) near you

Framing fame

Entertainers take center stage in SF Jewish Film Festival docs

Moving pictures

Cinematic journeys with the Matatu Film Festival

Tropical impressions

A few picks from YBCA's New Filipino Cinema 2014

It’s all reel

SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW: The YA adaptations, heroes and villains, and many explosions of Hollywood's summer. Plus: local film festivals

SFIFF 57: Strange love, Varda, Swedish grrrls, and more!

The 57th San Francisco International Film Festival runs through May 8; all the details are here. Guardian correspondent and confirmed film fest addict Jesse...

Spring chickens

'Tis the season for new releases, featuring a bumper crop of Bay Area bands. Plus, an identity crisis: Bay Area surf-mariachi-punks bAd bAd defend their honor against LA electro-pop kids badbad

New direction

SF Film Society head Noah Cowan settles into the job — and eagerly awaits his first SFIFF

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CAREERS + ED ISSUE: Local film schools prepare students for reel life

Sundance, fin: more from the Native Forum

Running into Chris Eyre was easily one of the most exciting moments of this year's festival. Following his 1998 Audience Award-winning debut, Smoke Signals,...

Goldies 2014 Dance/Film: San Francisco Dance Film Festival

After starting small, the ambitious festival had a banner 2013 (with even bigger plans for the future)

England made him

A Michael York tribute highlights this year's Mostly British Film Festival

I Was a Teenage Sundancer

I grew up at the Sundance Film Festival — beginning in 1990, when my father took my 14-year-old self to an archival screening of...

Get high

A brand-new festival highlights Himalayan films

Spring into arts

Guardian writers select the season's most-anticipated performances, exhibits, film events, and more

Go South

San Jose's Cinequest unleashes stars, docs, dramas, and zombies -- plus Harrison Ford, Salman Rushdie, and Chuck Palahniuk

Sundance 2013: a local tragedy, an ongoing romance, and top picks

Ryan Coogler's Bay Area story Fruitvale picked up the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize; it is, of course, based on the life...

Sundance 2013: love and confusion

I only got to experience half of this year's US Dramatic Competition films (unfortunately, missing David Lowery's buzzed-about Ain't Them Bodies Saints, which shared...

Sundance and Slamdance 2013: powerful docs

Scroll on up Pixel Vision for Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' previous Utah festival reports.In recent years, Sundance has become well-known for its strong documentary offerings...

Sundance 2013: championing Campion

For more Sundance 2013 reports, go here, here, here, and here.Easily the greatest screening event at this year's Sundance Film Festival was Jane Campion's...

Sundance 2013: what’s NEXT?

Earlier fest reports here, here, and here.At Sundance 2013, no other category could compete with the NEXT programming. NEXT was initiated in 2010; its...

Sundance 2013: the way of the gun

Festival veteran Jesse Hawthorne Ficks files his third report from the 2013 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. Read his first two reports here and...

Sundance (and Slamdance) 2013: ‘Dirties’ talk

Festival veteran Jesse Hawthorne Ficks files his second report from the 2013 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. Check out his first report here.The most...

Sundance 2013: Viva Silva!

Festival veteran Jesse Hawthorne Ficks files his first report from the 2013 Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals. This year's Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals...