Susan Gerhard talks copy, critics and the 'there' we have here.
Since its first event in 1998, Midnight Mass has become an SF institution, and Peaches Christ, well, she's its peerless warden and cult leader.
Universally warm sentiment is attached to the Bay Area's hardest working indie/art film publicist.
For 50 years, Canyon Cinema has provided crucial support for a fertile avant-garde film scene.
Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.
In the illusory world of what we call ‘real life’, our beloved friend Graham pursued his practice of keeping his attention fixed firmly on 'the screen.'
As an appreciation of George Kuchar's inspired presence, we offer up the filmmaker in his own words, excerpted from 'Radical Light: Alternative Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945–2000.'
Leggat’s eventful six-year tenure with the San Francisco Film Society changed an institution as well as the filmmaking landscape in the Bay Area and beyond.
Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.
Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.
The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.
'If Marius Watz programmed it, then it's going to be vivid. It's going to be crisp, spiky and angular. It will be fast, bright and noisy. And there's going to be a whole, whole lot of it.'
Two Bay Area location-based features that speak to the moment are poised to stand the test of time.
SF filmmakers Peter Adair and Ellen Bruno created classics on religious intensity.
Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.
On the amoral goodness of nature, shapelessly shaped things and the hereness of bodies.
Why one local cineaste has made a resolution to support his local theater, the Bridge.
San Francisco has not quite been the same since it began experiencing the cinema/performance antics of an uncontainable Anne McGuire.
Pacific Film Archive offers the second of three excerpts from its monumental work, 'Radical Light.'
Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.
With Eadweard Muybridge's motion experiments and Niles Essanay's early productions, the San Francisco Bay Area brought the silent film to life.
The Bay Area's best first-person documentaries take us through a lens, darkly.
San Francisco narrative filmmakers offer nuanced visions of their city.
Pacific Film Archive offers the first of three excerpts from its monumental new book, 'Radical Light.'
The looming prospect of a two-tiered internet may compromise the ability of independent filmmakers to fund, exhibit and distribute their films.
Three Bay Area documentaries correct the historical record.
Three films document essential chunks of San Francisco's tragic and mythic past, told in empathetic but non-hagiographic testimony.
Jennifer Preissel examines the film and the court case that could redefine a journalist’s protection under First Amendment rights.
Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'
Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'