Love permeates SFFS's francophone film series.
Accompanied by a program of solar system shorts, Travis Wilkerson’s 2003 look at ruthless union-busting and the rise and fall of Butte, Montana, offers eerie resonance.
The best is yet come for Mexican wunderkind Nicolás Pereda, whose elliptical narratives allow room meditation and imagination on the part of a viewer.
Up-and-comer Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so good he compensates for the cancer comedy's shortcomings, even if he can't erase them.
John Turturro shares his passion for the Neapolitan songbook.
Sentimental French film is no top-shelf vehicle, but Depardieu savors it as if it were the rarest vintage Bordeaux.
Gavin O'Connor does a remarkable job making his two-and-a-half-hour fight film gritty, involving and as credible as humanly possible.
Maria Onetto quietly dazzles in Argentine film about a midlife jigsaw puzzler.
Mona Achache's first feature relies heavily on an 11-year-old narrator, but it's 60- and 65-year-old actors who steal the show.
The first feature to play SFFS | New People Cinema, Godard's ‘Film Socialisme’ is both poetic rumination and urgent intervention.
SF State professor Karl Cohen’s animation collection investigates the nature of pictorial movement itself.
Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.
Clio Barnard's ‘The Arbor’ takes a fascinating and unconventional look at Andrea Dunbar's brief, brilliant career.
Pacific Film Archive serves a full course of films by Marcel Pagnol.
Thrill ride 'Point Blank' loses nothing in translation—it's a prime example of cinematic globalization.
John Michael McDonagh's first feature echos the blackly comedic tenor of his ('In Bruges') brother Martin's oeuvre.
Critics from the Bay Area and beyond weigh in on the weekend's openings.
'Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff' is a lovely portrait of an innovator and consummate craftsman.
Fassbinder's retro-chic, thought-provoking 'World on a Wire' finds the 'future' is now.
Pacific Film Archive’s ‘Hands Up! Essential Skolimowski’ surveys the Polish director’s confounding oeuvre.
'A Better Life' succeeds as an L.A.-set remake of bleak Italian neorealist classic 'The Bicycle Thief.'
New series spotlights the fascination with Mexico in American noir.
Ficks’ ‘Watch out for Children’ triple bill features a long lost career-lanching teen-drama gem.
Hong Sang-soo's latest leaves us with an awkward ambivalence that resonates long after the film is finished.
YBCA digs a delightfully disturbing live Kinski document from the archives.
An historical-romantic novel in screen form, 'Bride Flight' offers all the pleasures (some guilty ones) of a film made half a century ago.
A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.
Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.
YBCA uncorks another era's eros.
The devil is in the details of I Wake Up Screaming, the Roxie's annual two-week spring celebration of noir's shadiest titles.
'Nostalgia for the Light' may be the most optimistic film in Guzmán's oeuvre, but he still knows how to make us cry, mourn and remember.