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Kier-La Janisse on “House of Psychotic Women” and IndieFest

February 4, 2013
I first heard of Kier-La Janisse when a film she'd compiled, Metal Storm: The Scandinavian Black Metal Wars, screened at the Yerba Buena Center...

Support the Roxie’s Kickstarter campaign!

October 31, 2012
Yeah, I know — at this point, you have your email set up to funnel any messages with the word "Kickstarter" in them to...

Profiling those who rely on HANC, which the city is evicting (VIDEO)

The Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's (HANC) Recycling Center has fought for the past decade to stay in its tiny corner of Golden Gate Park,...

TIFF happens, part three! Plus top films of the fest

September 27, 2012
Read Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' first and second reports from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.Dial M For Murder 3D Remastered (Alfred Hitchcock, US) The...

TIFF happens, part two!

September 26, 2012
Read Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' first report from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival here.In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea) This highly enjoyable Éric...

Frenemies in this life, enemies in the next: ‘The Master’ and other new films

It's here at last! Clear your mind and join the Cause!Yep, The Master opens today, along with a pair of cop movies (one set...

TIFF happens! Toronto fest picks, part one

September 19, 2012
This year's Toronto International Film Festival showcased 289 films. I attended 32. Mark down any titles that sound interesting, because this upcoming year is...


September 4, 2012
WEDNESDAY 29 Bernal Heights outdoor cinema Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission, SF; www.bhoutdoorcine.org. 7pm, $10 suggested donation. The first of five nights of film screenings...


August 28, 2012
 Wednesday 29Bernal Heights outdoor cinema Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission, SF; www.bhoutdoorcine.org. 7pm, $10 suggested donation. The first of five nights of film screenings...

Benefit screening of ‘The Master’ (in 70mm!) tomorrow at the Castro!

August 20, 2012
This is not a drill, film fans: Paul Thomas Anderson's highly anticipated new film, The Master, will be screening at the Castro tomorrow night....

Most likely to succeed

With two new movies (and more on the horizon), Mark Duplass is on the cusp of household-name status

Green Film Fest shorts: Blood in the Mobile

March 1, 2012
San Francisco is, famously, home to film festivals that wanna make a difference. The Transgender Film Festival, the Anti-Corporate Film Festival, the Bicycle Film...

Nite Trax: The Gathering raves past 20

December 15, 2011
Talking to founder Martin O'Brien about the party crew's latest get-together -- and an upcoming film about the early Bay rave sceneEarlier this year,...

GOLDIES 2011 Lifetime Achievement: Ingrid Eggers

When she talks film her whole face lights up, a beatific glow.

Reps rule

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: What's not coming to a megaplex near you

Complete interview: “Between Two Worlds” directors Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow

August 3, 2011
In 1981 Deborah Kaufman founded the nation's first Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco. Thirteen years later, with similar festivals burgeoning in the wake...

Whose voice?

Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow explore how American Jews view Israel in Between Two Worlds

Our Weekly Picks, July 6-12, 2011

July 5, 2011
WEDNESDAY 6DANCE/THEATERProject Bust Malinda LaVelle's Project Bust tackles tits and ass without A Chorus Line. Presented as part of the San Francisco Conservatory of...

Beyond Berlin and Beyond

German Gems offers a weekend of Teutonic films

Goal difference

YEAR IN FILM: Top 2010 doc The Two Escobars examines two sides of Colombian narco-soccer

Love stories, politics, yodeling, and more: Frameline 34 short takes

June 16, 2010
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (James Kent, UK, 2010) A BBC production set in the northern English countryside of the early 19th...

Reel groundbreaking

FRAMELINE: Frameline Award winners Wolfe Video

This Week’s Picks

February 3, 2010
WEDNESDAY (3rd) FILMSF Ocean Film FestivalThe City by the Bay has a long history of film festivals. But it wasn't until 2004 that one concentrated...


Heartbreak and inspiration swarm across screens at IndieFest 2010