• November 2, 2010

    American Indian Film Festival

    Nov 5, 2010

    The 35th Annual AIFF kicks off at Landmark’s Embarcadero Cinema. Armand Garnet Ruffo interweaves two stories inspired by Ojibway spiritualism in the opening night film, ‘A Windigo Tale.’ The festival also includes animation and shorts programs, as well a toy drive. More at aifisf.com.

  • Reviews

    'It Came from Kuchar,' 'La Mission' in Theatres

    Apr 16, 2010

    Bay Area-made and Mission-inspired, Peter Bratt's La Mission joins Jennifer Kroot's wild and woolly It Came from Kuchar in Bay Area theaters this week.

  • Reviews

    Independent Inuit Films at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 8, 2010

    Inuit peoples—the indigenous cultures rooted in Arctic regions from Alaska to Greenland—have an honored place in film history, dating to Flaherty's Nanook of the North.

  • Festivals

    Local Makers Line Up Next Shot after SFIFF

    Michael Fox
    May 4, 2009

    The 2009 SFIFF has been a launching pad for the numerous Bay Area filmmaker

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Peter Bratt's "La Mission"

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 23, 2009

    Peter Bratt's La Mission focuses on conflict within a family and a neighborhood, exploring what happens when a single father named Che learns a secret about his son that tests his love for his family and his community's love for him.

  • Reviews

    'The Exiles,' a Return Engagement

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 30, 2008

    A film from 1961, The Exiles is a long-in-making unvarnished look at 12 hours in the lives of a group of American Indians who have come to Los Angeles.

  • Festivals

    The 32nd American Indian Film Festival

    Eve O'Neill
    Nov 1, 2007

    This festival is home to an array of talent that promotes Indians in roles other than that of Indians, in movies other than westerns.