Director Mina T. Son talks about the creation of ‘Making Noise in Silence,’ screening the United Nations Association Film Festival this week.
Arab Film Festival Executive Director Michel Shehadeh speaks to building an all-encompassing international space.
An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.
Guy Maddin talks about movies, writing, himself—and the allure of the Osmonds, re-published on the occasion of Fandor's Maddin blogathon.
With 'Connected,' Tiffany Shlain weaves hope into a high risk story.
Director, producer speak of challenges, inspirations behind a story of the urban Iranian underground.
The San Francisco’s Film Commission's executive director offers notes on new incentives for production in the city.
The filmmaker talks about time, life, storytelling and her new film, ‘The Future.’
Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.
Filmmaker talks about Chicago, identity, music and the making of ‘Polish Bar.’
Actor’s first documentary outing pays tribute to Quest’s influence.
Chusy Jardine has set out to tell the Andres Torres ADHD-to-World Series glory story in a feature-length documentary.
A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.
Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.
First-time doc-maker Dain Percifield offers notes on capturing the highs and lows of drag queen Anna Conda's 2010 run for S.F. Supervisor.
An SF Chronicle editor speaks about his third feature, a Texas-set sex comedy making its debut at Frameline35.
The Roxie's new leaders offer notes on their unique vision for the rep house.
Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.
A local fan of a local cinema has big dreams for his favorite, now-defunct East Bay movie-theater.
The director of South Korean film 'The Journals of Musan,' a prize winner at SFIFF54, speaks about bringing cinematic light to social darkness.
Filmmakers, critics and fans celebrate their mothers’ unique, eccentric, foundational contributions to their movie-loving lives.
Mystery Science Theater returns to the Castro in the form of ‘Cinematic Titanic.’ Fans rejoice.
Christine Vachon examines her varied indie successes while offering notes on the world of change engulfing cinema.
A grad student brings a rare screening of silent classic 'Braza Dormida' to the PFA, with live jazz accompaniment.
Richard Press and Philip Gefter pay tribute to a worker's devotion in making 'Bill Cunningham New York.'
Todd Haynes talks melodrama, movies, TV, the Great Depression and personal motivation.
'Surrogate Valentine's' Goh Nakamura offers his fans some sugar as his starring role closes SFIAAFF 2011.
Masashi Niwano, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival's new director, speaks about bringing new worlds to this world cinema event.
SFFS Artist in Residence speaks on cities, Siberia, family and life in the Middle East.
Filmmaker/photographer Laurel Nakadate talks about acting, power and identity.
Producer and teacher Mitchell Block talks about the making of great films, including the Oscar-nominated 'Poster Girl.'