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  • Deadlines

    Festival: Hot Docs

    Jan 13, 2012

    Hot Docs – Canadian International Documentary Festival (April 26–May 6, 2012) is a competitive event seeking Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths (feature length: 60 min. or longer; mid-length: 30 to 59 min.; short: under 30 min.) and subject matter. ELIGIBILITY: Submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2011; cannot have been screened publicly prior to January 1, 2011; must be Toronto premieres; must be in English, subtitled in English; must be exhibited in one of the following screening formats: 35mm film, DigiBeta (NTSC or PAL) and HDCAM. Entry fees: $33.90 CDN for short films; $67.80 CDN (before December 2, 2011) or $118.65 CDN (before January 13, 2012) for mid and feature length films. AWARDS: Hot Docs features two juried competition programs and several noncompetitive programs. DEADLINE: December 2, 2011 (early); January 13, 2012 (late). WEBSITE: hotdocs.ca/.

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    Funding: Catapult Film Fund

    Nov 7, 2011

    Catapult Film Fund provides early development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell. It supports powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives. ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be 18 or older. Catapult Film Fund does not award grants for student films. Documentary projects must be 28 minutes or longer. Development funds must specifically be used to complete early writing, shooting and editing once story and characters are in place. Applicants must be independent producers. They must own the copyright of their production, and have artistic, budgetary and editorial control of their project. Applicants must have previous film or television production experience in a principal role as demonstrated by submitting previously completed work sample. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have successfully fund-raised for an independent documentary film, in line with its original budget. AWARDS: Catapult Film Fund development grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. DEADLINE: November 7, 2011. WEBSITE: catapultfilmfund.org/.

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    Essential SF: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

    Michael Fox
    Nov 3, 2011

    With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

    Michael Fox
    Nov 3, 2011

    With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.

  • November 3, 2011

    Essential SF: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

    Michael Fox
    Nov 3, 2011

    With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.

  • Home

    Essential SF: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

    Michael Fox
    Nov 3, 2011

    With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

    Michael Fox
    Nov 3, 2011

    With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.

  • November 3, 2011

    Essential SF: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

    Michael Fox
    Nov 3, 2011

    With riveting characters, cascading revelations and momentous breakthroughs, Epstein and Friedman’s work paved the way for contemporary documentary practice.

  • Deadlines

    Opportunities: Rough Cuts

    Nov 1, 2011

    Rough Cuts is a series of work-in-progress documentary screenings that are produced at a variety of locations throughout San Francisco. The next event (November 14, 2011; 7:30 p.m.) features one rough cut of a feature-length documentary and then a conversation about the film. The post-screening discussion is designed to give the filmmaker a better, more objective sense of what is working and not working with the film, with particular attention paid to improving the film's structure and narrative clarity. ELIGIBILITY: Rough Cuts is currently accepting submissions for the next event. If you are editing a documentary that is over 40 minutes long and are seeking feedback, they encourage you to submit. Principal photography should have been completed, and filmmakers tare encouraged to submit films that are in the later stages of post-production. AWARDS: Invaluable feedback and constructive criticism. DEADLINE: November 1, 2011. Submissions must arrive by 5:00 p.m. WEBSITE: sfroughcuts.com/index.html.

  • News & Blogs

    San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Announces New Executive Director

    Oct 24, 2011

    Press release: The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival announced its new Executive Director: Lexi Leban, who begins working with the festival November 7, 2011. A longtime member of the Bay Area film community, Lexi has worked in all aspects of film, from production to distribution. She’s also worked with numerous film festivals, including the Mill Valley Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Global Social Change Film Festival in Bali. Lexi is currently Academic Director of the Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Program at the Art Institute of California, where she built the department from its inception. Her most recent feature documentary, Girl Trouble, which follows young girls in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system, aired on PBS’s acclaimed series Independent Lens in January of 2006, and won Best Bay Area Documentary at the San Francisco International Film Festival. More at sfjff.org.

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    In Orbit with ‘An Injury to One’

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Oct 21, 2011

    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.

  • October 20, 2011

    In Orbit with ‘An Injury to One’

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Oct 21, 2011

    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.

  • Reviews

    In Orbit with ‘An Injury to One’

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Oct 21, 2011

    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.

  • Home

    In Orbit with ‘An Injury to One’

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Oct 21, 2011

    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.

  • October 20, 2011

    In Orbit with ‘An Injury to One’

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Oct 21, 2011

    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.

  • Reviews

    In Orbit with ‘An Injury to One’

    Johnny Ray Huston
    Oct 21, 2011

    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.

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    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

  • November 3, 2011

    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

  • October 20, 2011

    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

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    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

  • November 3, 2011

    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

  • October 20, 2011

    Essential SF: Irving Saraf and Allie Light

    Michael Fox
    Oct 19, 2011

    Saraf and Light's work is marked by an unwavering appreciation for underdogs and outsiders.

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    Changes You Can Believe In at SF DocFest

    Robert Avila
    Oct 13, 2011

    Nonfiction films offer view to revolutions. DocFest has a well-earned reputation for knocking the stuffiness out of a pretty sober word. The 10-year-old festival founded by IndieFest’s Jeff Ross has taken pride in equating “documentary” with the unconventional and idiosyncratic—fare that celebrates the offbeat, the weird, the wondrous. I’m thinking of wiener-dog races, yes, but that’s just the tip of the beast. This year’s festival (October 14–27), which opens at the Roxie with a profile of the creator of MDMA (Etienne Sauret’s Dirty Pictures) and ends with a look at a comic-book super-author (With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story), provides another...

  • October 14, 2011

    Changes You Can Believe In at SF DocFest

    Robert Avila
    Oct 13, 2011

    Nonfiction films offer view to revolutions. DocFest has a well-earned reputation for knocking the stuffiness out of a pretty sober word. The 10-year-old festival founded by IndieFest’s Jeff Ross has taken pride in equating “documentary” with the unconventional and idiosyncratic—fare that celebrates the offbeat, the weird, the wondrous. I’m thinking of wiener-dog races, yes, but that’s just the tip of the beast. This year’s festival (October 14–27), which opens at the Roxie with a profile of the creator of MDMA (Etienne Sauret’s Dirty Pictures) and ends with a look at a comic-book super-author (With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story), provides another...

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    Kelly, Pickert Interpret ‘Cherokee’ Words

    Michael Fox
    Oct 12, 2011

    A film on Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller bucks biopic formula and concentrates on a pivotal moment in the leader's life.

  • In Production

    Kelly, Pickert Interpret ‘Cherokee’ Words

    Michael Fox
    Oct 12, 2011

    A film on Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller bucks biopic formula and concentrates on a pivotal moment in the leader's life.

  • October 14, 2011

    Kelly, Pickert Interpret ‘Cherokee’ Words

    Michael Fox
    Oct 12, 2011

    A film on Cherokee chief Wilma Mankiller bucks biopic formula and concentrates on a pivotal moment in the leader's life.

  • Deadlines

    Funding: TFI Documentary Fund

    Oct 10, 2011

    The TFI Documentary Fund provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers developing engaging feature-length documentaries which emphasize character and that allow audiences to consider history, culture and society through the experiences of extraordinary individuals. ELIGIBILITY: Submissions must be non-fiction motion pictures with an intended length of at least 70 minutes and should creatively document unique character(s); submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production or post-production and must not have aired on any form. Foreign language documentaries are eligible, but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience. Applicants must be over 18-years old. $25 entry fee. AWARDS: Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded in 2012. DEADLINE: October 10, 2011. WEBSITE: tribecafilminstitute.org/tfi_documentary/.

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    Funding: TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund

    Oct 10, 2011

    The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund supports innovative film and video artists who are living or working in Mexico, Central and South America and working independently in their efforts to reach a larger audience. ELIGIBILITY: Submissions must be animation, documentary and/or hybrid feature-length films with an intended length of at least 70 minutes. Submissions must be in production or post-production and must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly or have been distributed in theaters or via the internet. Projects may be in any language or dialect. Applicants must be over 18 years old. Student films and stand-alone short films are not eligible for submission. $25 entry fee. AWARDS: Last year, the Fund administered $10,000 grants to four selected films. In addition to funding, each grantee will receive a U.S. based advisor and guidance from the Tribeca Film Institute. DEADLINE: October 10, 2011. WEBSITE: tribecafilminstitute.org/filmmakers/latin_fund/.

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    ‘New Environmentalists’ Salutes Gutsy Grassroots Guerillas

    Michael Fox
    Oct 7, 2011

    Goldman Prize-winning environmentalists' work highlighted in short-form pieces by Parrinello, Antonelli and Dusenbery.

  • In Production

    ‘New Environmentalists’ Salutes Gutsy Grassroots Guerillas

    Michael Fox
    Oct 7, 2011

    Goldman Prize-winning environmentalists' work highlighted in short-form pieces by Parrinello, Antonelli and Dusenbery.

  • October 14, 2011

    ‘New Environmentalists’ Salutes Gutsy Grassroots Guerillas

    Michael Fox
    Oct 7, 2011

    Goldman Prize-winning environmentalists' work highlighted in short-form pieces by Parrinello, Antonelli and Dusenbery.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Brings Oscar Contenders Close to Home

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 6, 2011

    Mill Valley amps up the star wattage in its annual mix of local, international titles.

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    Mill Valley Brings Oscar Contenders Close to Home

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 6, 2011

    Mill Valley amps up the star wattage in its annual mix of local, international titles.

  • October 6, 2011

    Mill Valley Brings Oscar Contenders Close to Home

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 6, 2011

    Mill Valley amps up the star wattage in its annual mix of local, international titles.

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    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • October 6, 2011

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Events

    'Passione'

    Oct 3, 2011

    John Turturro 's 'Passione' illuminates the history of Neapolitan music for a second week at SF Film Society | New People Cinema. Compared favorably to Wim Wenders' beloved 'Buena Vista Social Club,' the film is the actor-director's first foray into the documentary form. More info at sffs.org.

  • October 4 2011

    'Passione'

    Oct 3, 2011

    John Turturro 's 'Passione' illuminates the history of Neapolitan music for a second week at SF Film Society | New People Cinema. Compared favorably to Wim Wenders' beloved 'Buena Vista Social Club,' the film is the actor-director's first foray into the documentary form. More info at sffs.org.

  • September 27 2011

    'Passione'

    Oct 3, 2011

    John Turturro 's 'Passione' illuminates the history of Neapolitan music for a second week at SF Film Society | New People Cinema. Compared favorably to Wim Wenders' beloved 'Buena Vista Social Club,' the film is the actor-director's first foray into the documentary form. More info at sffs.org.

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    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • October 6, 2011

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    Goldmacher IDs Perps Behind Financial Crisis

    Michael Fox
    Oct 3, 2011

    An East Bay filmmaker takes another look at U.S. financial woes with 'Heist,' which world premieres at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • News & Blogs

    Just Out: " 'We Were Here' Opens Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Fest"

    Sep 30, 2011

    "The 15th annual Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Fest opens tonight," reports Amanda Schurr, "with a screening of David Weissman’s latest documentary, We Were Here." More at justout.com.

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    Turturro Makes a Case for 'Passione'

    Max Goldberg
    Sep 29, 2011

    John Turturro shares his passion for the Neapolitan songbook.

  • Reviews

    Turturro Makes a Case for 'Passione'

    Max Goldberg
    Sep 29, 2011

    John Turturro shares his passion for the Neapolitan songbook.

  • September 29 2011

    Turturro Makes a Case for 'Passione'

    Max Goldberg
    Sep 29, 2011

    John Turturro shares his passion for the Neapolitan songbook.

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    Slade Channels Broughton’s ‘Big Joy’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 28, 2011

    Artistic integrity is always in short supply, which makes Broughton an inspiration for every successive generation of poets and filmmakers.

  • In Production

    Slade Channels Broughton’s ‘Big Joy’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 28, 2011

    Artistic integrity is always in short supply, which makes Broughton an inspiration for every successive generation of poets and filmmakers.

  • September 29 2011

    Slade Channels Broughton’s ‘Big Joy’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 28, 2011

    Artistic integrity is always in short supply, which makes Broughton an inspiration for every successive generation of poets and filmmakers.

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    Slade Channels Broughton’s ‘Big Joy’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 28, 2011

    Artistic integrity is always in short supply, which makes Broughton an inspiration for every successive generation of poets and filmmakers.

  • In Production

    Slade Channels Broughton’s ‘Big Joy’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 28, 2011

    Artistic integrity is always in short supply, which makes Broughton an inspiration for every successive generation of poets and filmmakers.

  • September 29 2011

    Slade Channels Broughton’s ‘Big Joy’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 28, 2011

    Artistic integrity is always in short supply, which makes Broughton an inspiration for every successive generation of poets and filmmakers.

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    On Chronicling Criminals

    George Rush
    Sep 27, 2011

    Though it's legal to film illegal acts, crime can certainly complicate your filmmaking process.

  • Legal

    On Chronicling Criminals

    George Rush
    Sep 27, 2011

    Though it's legal to film illegal acts, crime can certainly complicate your filmmaking process.

  • September 29 2011

    On Chronicling Criminals

    George Rush
    Sep 27, 2011

    Though it's legal to film illegal acts, crime can certainly complicate your filmmaking process.

  • News & Blogs

    UC Berkeley: " ‘Presumed Guilty’ Wins Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism"

    Sep 27, 2011

    Presumed Guilty was nominated for three Emmys — outstanding investigative journalism (long form), best documentary and best research — and has received some 20 festival awards," reports Cathy Cockrell. More at berkeley.edu.

  • News & Blogs

    Beyond the Box: " 'Art & Copy' Wins News and Doc Emmy Award"

    Sep 27, 2011

    "The documentary, which aired last season on Independent Lens, reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time." More at beyondthebox.org.

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    On Chronicling Criminals

    George Rush
    Sep 27, 2011

    Though it's legal to film illegal acts, crime can certainly complicate your filmmaking process.

  • Legal

    On Chronicling Criminals

    George Rush
    Sep 27, 2011

    Though it's legal to film illegal acts, crime can certainly complicate your filmmaking process.

  • September 29 2011

    On Chronicling Criminals

    George Rush
    Sep 27, 2011

    Though it's legal to film illegal acts, crime can certainly complicate your filmmaking process.

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    Weimberg, Ryan Pick Berkeley ‘Brain’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 21, 2011

    Two Berkeley filmmakers tap vitality of 84-year-old neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond.

  • In Production

    Weimberg, Ryan Pick Berkeley ‘Brain’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 21, 2011

    Two Berkeley filmmakers tap vitality of 84-year-old neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond.

  • september 22 2011

    Weimberg, Ryan Pick Berkeley ‘Brain’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 21, 2011

    Two Berkeley filmmakers tap vitality of 84-year-old neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond.

  • Events

    'A Sixth Part of the World'

    Sep 21, 2011

    Dziga Vertov completed the epic documentary 'A Sixth Part of the World' after his ejection from the Cold War-era Soviet documentary film unit Sovkino. The breathtaking and broad-reaching doc, praised by revered experimentalist Chris Marker, screens Wednesday as part of PFA's annual avant-garde film program Alternative Visions. More info at bampfa.berkeley.edu.

  • September 20, 2011

    'A Sixth Part of the World'

    Sep 21, 2011

    Dziga Vertov completed the epic documentary 'A Sixth Part of the World' after his ejection from the Cold War-era Soviet documentary film unit Sovkino. The breathtaking and broad-reaching doc, praised by revered experimentalist Chris Marker, screens Wednesday as part of PFA's annual avant-garde film program Alternative Visions. More info at bampfa.berkeley.edu.

  • News & Blogs

    SFFS Announces Winners of Documentary Film Fund Awards

    Sep 21, 2011

    Press release: The San Francisco Film Society today announced the three winners of the inaugural SFFS Documentary Film Fund grants. The Fund was created to support the postproduction of singular feature-length nonfiction film work that is distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach. Each year from 2011 to 2013, a total of $100,000 will be disbursed to further new work by documentary filmmakers nationwide. Winners are: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, An American Promise, $25,000; Priya Desai and Ann Kim, Match +, $25,000; Zachary Heinzerling, Cutie & the Boxe, $50,000. For more information go to: sffs.org/filmmaker-services.

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    Weimberg, Ryan Pick Berkeley ‘Brain’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 21, 2011

    Two Berkeley filmmakers tap vitality of 84-year-old neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond.

  • In Production

    Weimberg, Ryan Pick Berkeley ‘Brain’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 21, 2011

    Two Berkeley filmmakers tap vitality of 84-year-old neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond.

  • september 22 2011

    Weimberg, Ryan Pick Berkeley ‘Brain’

    Michael Fox
    Sep 21, 2011

    Two Berkeley filmmakers tap vitality of 84-year-old neuroscientist Dr. Marian Diamond.

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    Identifying Your Documentary’s Signature Style

    Karen Everett
    Sep 20, 2011

    Developing a style that sets your film apart is key to capturing audience attention in nonfiction.

  • september 22 2011

    Identifying Your Documentary’s Signature Style

    Karen Everett
    Sep 20, 2011

    Developing a style that sets your film apart is key to capturing audience attention in nonfiction.

  • Story Structure

    Identifying Your Documentary’s Signature Style

    Karen Everett
    Sep 20, 2011

    Developing a style that sets your film apart is key to capturing audience attention in nonfiction.

  • Festivals

    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

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    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

  • september 22 2011

    Dark Thoughts Fill TIFF’s Lightbox

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 18, 2011

    Sex-filled fictions dominate Toronto International Film Festival; eclectic docs inspire action.

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    Tiffany Shlain Connects the Dots

    Michael Read
    Sep 16, 2011

    With 'Connected,' Tiffany Shlain weaves hope into a high risk story.

  • January 27, 2011

    Tiffany Shlain Connects the Dots

    Michael Read
    Sep 16, 2011

    With 'Connected,' Tiffany Shlain weaves hope into a high risk story.

  • January 31, 2011

    Tiffany Shlain Connects the Dots

    Michael Read
    Sep 16, 2011

    With 'Connected,' Tiffany Shlain weaves hope into a high risk story.

  • Q & A

    Tiffany Shlain Connects the Dots

    Michael Read
    Sep 16, 2011

    With 'Connected,' Tiffany Shlain weaves hope into a high risk story.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

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    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

  • September 15, 2011

    Mill Valley Announces Titles in 34th

    Jackson Scarlett
    Sep 14, 2011

    North Bay world, independent showcase ready to screen wide range of films in early October.

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    Stigma, Satisfaction Drive Indian 'Match' Game

    Michael Fox
    Sep 6, 2011

    Priya Giri Desai documents matchmaking efforts for HIV-positives in India.

  • In Production

    Stigma, Satisfaction Drive Indian 'Match' Game

    Michael Fox
    Sep 6, 2011

    Priya Giri Desai documents matchmaking efforts for HIV-positives in India.

  • September 8 2011

    Stigma, Satisfaction Drive Indian 'Match' Game

    Michael Fox
    Sep 6, 2011

    Priya Giri Desai documents matchmaking efforts for HIV-positives in India.

  • August 25, 2011

    ITVS Celebrates 20th Tuned to Multi-Platform World

    Michael Fox
    Aug 24, 2011

    Powerfully positioned San Francisco-based champion of independent docs and dramas for television begins to navigate its third decade.

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    ITVS Celebrates 20th Tuned to Multi-Platform World

    Michael Fox
    Aug 24, 2011

    Powerfully positioned San Francisco-based champion of independent docs and dramas for television begins to navigate its third decade.

  • News & Blogs

    ITVS Celebrates 20th Tuned to Multi-Platform World

    Michael Fox
    Aug 24, 2011

    Powerfully positioned San Francisco-based champion of independent docs and dramas for television begins to navigate its third decade.

  • August 25, 2011

    ITVS Celebrates 20th Tuned to Multi-Platform World

    Michael Fox
    Aug 24, 2011

    Powerfully positioned San Francisco-based champion of independent docs and dramas for television begins to navigate its third decade.

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    ITVS Celebrates 20th Tuned to Multi-Platform World

    Michael Fox
    Aug 24, 2011

    Powerfully positioned San Francisco-based champion of independent docs and dramas for television begins to navigate its third decade.

  • News & Blogs

    ITVS Celebrates 20th Tuned to Multi-Platform World

    Michael Fox
    Aug 24, 2011

    Powerfully positioned San Francisco-based champion of independent docs and dramas for television begins to navigate its third decade.

  • August 25, 2011

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

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    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • November 24, 2010

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • November 3 2010

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

  • Reviews

    Essential SF: Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Stephanie Rosenbaum
    Aug 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson catalogues revolutions past and pushes the art and technology envelope well into the future.

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    'Vigilante, Vigilante' Opens Can of Worms

    Michael Fox
    Aug 18, 2011

    Filmmakers find themselves outside the 'buffer' zone as film about graffiti-abaters hits local screens, and streets. Editor's note: Vigilante, Vigilante: The Battle for Expression, a Bay Area-made film on graffiti "abatement," opened with a clamor last weekend at the Roxie, as San Francisco's Department of Public Works made an issue of cleaning up the film's street-art advertising campaign. The filmmakers responded that they've asked that their materials not be posted illegally, but that hasn't stopped DPW requesting them to cease and desist attracting audiences via wheatpaste. What follows is sf360.org's interview...

  • News & Blogs

    'Vigilante, Vigilante' Opens Can of Worms

    Michael Fox
    Aug 18, 2011

    Filmmakers find themselves outside the 'buffer' zone as film about graffiti-abaters hits local screens, and streets. Editor's note: Vigilante, Vigilante: The Battle for Expression, a Bay Area-made film on graffiti "abatement," opened with a clamor last weekend at the Roxie, as San Francisco's Department of Public Works made an issue of cleaning up the film's street-art advertising campaign. The filmmakers responded that they've asked that their materials not be posted illegally, but that hasn't stopped DPW requesting them to cease and desist attracting audiences via wheatpaste. What follows is sf360.org's interview...

  • August 18, 2011

    ‘Dawn’ Salutes Lost Girls, Sainted Sister

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2011

    A collaborative project recounts the life and work of a German-born nun located outside Nairobi and the Sudanese Lost Girls she helped find.

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    ‘Dawn’ Salutes Lost Girls, Sainted Sister

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2011

    A collaborative project recounts the life and work of a German-born nun located outside Nairobi and the Sudanese Lost Girls she helped find.

  • In Production

    ‘Dawn’ Salutes Lost Girls, Sainted Sister

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2011

    A collaborative project recounts the life and work of a German-born nun located outside Nairobi and the Sudanese Lost Girls she helped find.

  • August 18, 2011

    ‘Dawn’ Salutes Lost Girls, Sainted Sister

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2011

    A collaborative project recounts the life and work of a German-born nun located outside Nairobi and the Sudanese Lost Girls she helped find.

  • Home

    ‘Dawn’ Salutes Lost Girls, Sainted Sister

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2011

    A collaborative project recounts the life and work of a German-born nun located outside Nairobi and the Sudanese Lost Girls she helped find.

  • In Production

    ‘Dawn’ Salutes Lost Girls, Sainted Sister

    Michael Fox
    Aug 17, 2011

    A collaborative project recounts the life and work of a German-born nun located outside Nairobi and the Sudanese Lost Girls she helped find.

  • August 18, 2011

    ‘The Arbor’s’ ‘Verbatim Theatre’ Approach Strikes Chord

    Dennis Harvey
    Aug 16, 2011

    Clio Barnard's ‘The Arbor’ takes a fascinating and unconventional look at Andrea Dunbar's brief, brilliant career.

  • Home

    ‘The Arbor’s’ ‘Verbatim Theatre’ Approach Strikes Chord

    Dennis Harvey
    Aug 16, 2011

    Clio Barnard's ‘The Arbor’ takes a fascinating and unconventional look at Andrea Dunbar's brief, brilliant career.

  • Reviews

    ‘The Arbor’s’ ‘Verbatim Theatre’ Approach Strikes Chord

    Dennis Harvey
    Aug 16, 2011

    Clio Barnard's ‘The Arbor’ takes a fascinating and unconventional look at Andrea Dunbar's brief, brilliant career.

  • August 18, 2011

    What’s So Bleeping Funny?!

    Karen Everett
    Aug 15, 2011

    Placing well-timed humor in a documentary film can be a great way to open minds.

  • Home

    What’s So Bleeping Funny?!

    Karen Everett
    Aug 15, 2011

    Placing well-timed humor in a documentary film can be a great way to open minds.

  • Story Structure

    What’s So Bleeping Funny?!

    Karen Everett
    Aug 15, 2011

    Placing well-timed humor in a documentary film can be a great way to open minds.

  • August 18, 2011

    What’s So Bleeping Funny?!

    Karen Everett
    Aug 15, 2011

    Placing well-timed humor in a documentary film can be a great way to open minds.

  • Home

    What’s So Bleeping Funny?!

    Karen Everett
    Aug 15, 2011

    Placing well-timed humor in a documentary film can be a great way to open minds.

  • Story Structure

    What’s So Bleeping Funny?!

    Karen Everett
    Aug 15, 2011

    Placing well-timed humor in a documentary film can be a great way to open minds.

  • August 11, 2011

    Field Shoots ‘MLK in Palestine’ on the Fly

    Michael Fox
    Aug 10, 2011

    Connie Field makes a radical shift to verité filmmaking, accompanied by an equally momentous switch in fundraising strategy with her latest project.

  • Home

    Field Shoots ‘MLK in Palestine’ on the Fly

    Michael Fox
    Aug 10, 2011

    Connie Field makes a radical shift to verité filmmaking, accompanied by an equally momentous switch in fundraising strategy with her latest project.

  • In Production

    Field Shoots ‘MLK in Palestine’ on the Fly

    Michael Fox
    Aug 10, 2011

    Connie Field makes a radical shift to verité filmmaking, accompanied by an equally momentous switch in fundraising strategy with her latest project.

  • August 11, 2011

    Field Shoots ‘MLK in Palestine’ on the Fly

    Michael Fox
    Aug 10, 2011

    Connie Field makes a radical shift to verité filmmaking, accompanied by an equally momentous switch in fundraising strategy with her latest project.

  • Home

    Field Shoots ‘MLK in Palestine’ on the Fly

    Michael Fox
    Aug 10, 2011

    Connie Field makes a radical shift to verité filmmaking, accompanied by an equally momentous switch in fundraising strategy with her latest project.

  • In Production

    Field Shoots ‘MLK in Palestine’ on the Fly

    Michael Fox
    Aug 10, 2011

    Connie Field makes a radical shift to verité filmmaking, accompanied by an equally momentous switch in fundraising strategy with her latest project.

  • August 11, 2011

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • Home

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • In Depth

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • August 11, 2011

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • Home

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • In Depth

    'Between Two Worlds' Places Politics of Speech in Spotlight

    B. Ruby Rich
    Aug 5, 2011

    Filmmakers take personal approach to Jewish cultural debates.

  • August 4, 2011

    Minott Tracks ‘Illness’ to Guam

    Michael Fox
    Aug 3, 2011

    Berry Minott's work-in-progress travels to Guam seeking a cure, puzzling over scientific mystery.

  • Home

    Minott Tracks ‘Illness’ to Guam

    Michael Fox
    Aug 3, 2011

    Berry Minott's work-in-progress travels to Guam seeking a cure, puzzling over scientific mystery.

  • In Production

    Minott Tracks ‘Illness’ to Guam

    Michael Fox
    Aug 3, 2011

    Berry Minott's work-in-progress travels to Guam seeking a cure, puzzling over scientific mystery.

  • August 4, 2011

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Home

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Q & A

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • August 4, 2011

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Home

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Q & A

    Yoav Potash Takes 'Crime's' Case to Larger Audience

    Judy Stone
    Aug 1, 2011

    Deborah Peagler's case in 'Crime After Crime' gets its time in court and on screen, with moving results.

  • Home

    Essential SF: ‘Freedom On My Mind,’ ‘The Good War’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2011

    The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: ‘Freedom On My Mind,’ ‘The Good War’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2011

    The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.

  • July 28, 2011

    Essential SF: ‘Freedom On My Mind,’ ‘The Good War’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2011

    The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.

  • Home

    Essential SF: ‘Freedom On My Mind,’ ‘The Good War’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2011

    The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: ‘Freedom On My Mind,’ ‘The Good War’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2011

    The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.

  • July 28, 2011

    Essential SF: ‘Freedom On My Mind,’ ‘The Good War’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2011

    The best of the Bay Area's historical docs transform our understanding of previous eras, and, consequently, our own.

  • Home

    Notes on Leveraging the Big Bash Climax

    Karen Everett
    Jul 27, 2011

    The planned "reversal" gives documentary filmmakers a means to build drama from otherwise anti-climactic moments.

  • July 28, 2011

    Notes on Leveraging the Big Bash Climax

    Karen Everett
    Jul 27, 2011

    The planned "reversal" gives documentary filmmakers a means to build drama from otherwise anti-climactic moments.

  • Story Structure

    Notes on Leveraging the Big Bash Climax

    Karen Everett
    Jul 27, 2011

    The planned "reversal" gives documentary filmmakers a means to build drama from otherwise anti-climactic moments.

  • Home

    Notes on Leveraging the Big Bash Climax

    Karen Everett
    Jul 27, 2011

    The planned "reversal" gives documentary filmmakers a means to build drama from otherwise anti-climactic moments.

  • July 28, 2011

    Notes on Leveraging the Big Bash Climax

    Karen Everett
    Jul 27, 2011

    The planned "reversal" gives documentary filmmakers a means to build drama from otherwise anti-climactic moments.

  • Story Structure

    Notes on Leveraging the Big Bash Climax

    Karen Everett
    Jul 27, 2011

    The planned "reversal" gives documentary filmmakers a means to build drama from otherwise anti-climactic moments.

  • Festivals

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • Home

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • July 28, 2011

    Voices Converge at San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2011

    SFJFF covers broad geographic, political terrain.

  • Home

    Rapaport Brings Depth to Tribe Called Quest Doc

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 15, 2011

    Actor’s first documentary outing pays tribute to Quest’s influence.

  • July 21, 2011

    Rapaport Brings Depth to Tribe Called Quest Doc

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 15, 2011

    Actor’s first documentary outing pays tribute to Quest’s influence.

  • Q & A

    Rapaport Brings Depth to Tribe Called Quest Doc

    Adam Hartzell
    Jul 15, 2011

    Actor’s first documentary outing pays tribute to Quest’s influence.

  • Home

    Torres Story Gains Focus

    Kim Nunley
    Jul 11, 2011

    Chusy Jardine has set out to tell the Andres Torres ADHD-to-World Series glory story in a feature-length documentary.

  • July 14, 2011

    Torres Story Gains Focus

    Kim Nunley
    Jul 11, 2011

    Chusy Jardine has set out to tell the Andres Torres ADHD-to-World Series glory story in a feature-length documentary.

  • Q & A

    Torres Story Gains Focus

    Kim Nunley
    Jul 11, 2011

    Chusy Jardine has set out to tell the Andres Torres ADHD-to-World Series glory story in a feature-length documentary.

  • Home

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • July 7, 2011

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • Home

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • July 7, 2011

    Essential SF: ‘Off the Charts,’ ‘Double Dare’

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2011

    Surprising characters, narratives emerge in Jamie Meltzer and Amanda Micheli’s portraits of unlikely artists.

  • Home

    Roko Belic Charts Path to ‘Happy’

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 6, 2011

    A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.

  • July 7, 2011

    Roko Belic Charts Path to ‘Happy’

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 6, 2011

    A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.

  • Q & A

    Roko Belic Charts Path to ‘Happy’

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 6, 2011

    A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.

  • Home

    Roko Belic Charts Path to ‘Happy’

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 6, 2011

    A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.

  • July 7, 2011

    Roko Belic Charts Path to ‘Happy’

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 6, 2011

    A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.

  • Q & A

    Roko Belic Charts Path to ‘Happy’

    Susan Gerhard
    Jul 6, 2011

    A former Bay Area filmmaker travels the world in search of the secrets of contentment.

  • Festivals

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • Home

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • July 7, 2011

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • Festivals

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • Home

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • July 7, 2011

    Silverdocs 2011: A Festival with Legs

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2011

    A film festival and conference offered audiences and makers opportunities to move forward.

  • Festivals

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • Home

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • June 30, 2011

    Critic's Notebook: Frameline at 35 Still Finds Youth a Focus

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2011

    It gets better: Frameline35 offers a strong selection of work about youth.

  • Home

    SF Film Society Signs Lease on New Theatrical Home

    Jun 23, 2011

    SFFS to offer daily, year-round programming, classes and events in dedicated state-of-the-art theater for the first time in its 54-year history. The San Francisco Film Society and New People today announced significant news for Bay Area filmgoers: the signing of a lease that brings the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events to one primary theater on a daily, year-round basis, beginning in September. The San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema opens its doors in September in the state-of-the art...

  • June 23 2011

    SF Film Society Signs Lease on New Theatrical Home

    Jun 23, 2011

    SFFS to offer daily, year-round programming, classes and events in dedicated state-of-the-art theater for the first time in its 54-year history. The San Francisco Film Society and New People today announced significant news for Bay Area filmgoers: the signing of a lease that brings the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events to one primary theater on a daily, year-round basis, beginning in September. The San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema opens its doors in September in the state-of-the art...

  • June 23, 2011

    SF Film Society Signs Lease on New Theatrical Home

    Jun 23, 2011

    SFFS to offer daily, year-round programming, classes and events in dedicated state-of-the-art theater for the first time in its 54-year history. The San Francisco Film Society and New People today announced significant news for Bay Area filmgoers: the signing of a lease that brings the Film Society’s exhibition, education and filmmaker services programs and events to one primary theater on a daily, year-round basis, beginning in September. The San Francisco Film Society | New People Cinema opens its doors in September in the state-of-the art...

  • Home

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • In Production

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • June 23 2011

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • June 23, 2011

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • Home

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • In Production

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • June 23 2011

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • June 23, 2011

    Voluntary Organ Donor Inspires Krawitz

    Michael Fox
    Jun 22, 2011

    Filmmaker Jan Krawitz explores the nature of altruism in a story about a woman seeking to donate an organ to a perfect stranger.

  • Home

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • June 23 2011

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • June 23, 2011

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • Q & A

    A City’s Smutty History, Embraced

    Julia Barbosa
    Jun 21, 2011

    Stabile film at Frameline, Tribeca and, soon, YBCA, looks at San Francisco’s sex-film history.

  • Home

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • June 23 2011

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • June 23, 2011

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • Q & A

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • Home

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • June 23 2011

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • June 23, 2011

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • Q & A

    Percifield Runs with Board of Supes Candidate

    Michael Fox
    Jun 19, 2011

    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.

  • Home

    Vintage Kinski Uncorked at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2011

    YBCA digs a delightfully disturbing live Kinski document from the archives.

  • Reviews

    Vintage Kinski Uncorked at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2011

    YBCA digs a delightfully disturbing live Kinski document from the archives.

  • Home

    Vintage Kinski Uncorked at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2011

    YBCA digs a delightfully disturbing live Kinski document from the archives.

  • Reviews

    Vintage Kinski Uncorked at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2011

    YBCA digs a delightfully disturbing live Kinski document from the archives.

  • Festivals

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • Home

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • June 16, 2011

    Frameline35 Opens, Features Wildly Diverse Program

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 16, 2011

    The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival delivers internationally as well as locally made films of every identity and genre stripe.

  • Home

    Dutch Director's Obsession Leads to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 15, 2011

    One film was not enough to quench Frans Weisz’s fascination with Nazi-era artist Charlotte Salomon.

  • In Production

    Dutch Director's Obsession Leads to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 15, 2011

    One film was not enough to quench Frans Weisz’s fascination with Nazi-era artist Charlotte Salomon.

  • June 16, 2011

    Dutch Director's Obsession Leads to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 15, 2011

    One film was not enough to quench Frans Weisz’s fascination with Nazi-era artist Charlotte Salomon.

  • Home

    We Want Answers

    Karen Everett
    Jun 14, 2011

    Asking the right questions is an art; a consultant speaks on how to conduct documentary interviews that will help structure your film.

  • June 16, 2011

    We Want Answers

    Karen Everett
    Jun 14, 2011

    Asking the right questions is an art; a consultant speaks on how to conduct documentary interviews that will help structure your film.

  • Story Structure

    We Want Answers

    Karen Everett
    Jun 14, 2011

    Asking the right questions is an art; a consultant speaks on how to conduct documentary interviews that will help structure your film.

  • Home

    We Want Answers

    Karen Everett
    Jun 14, 2011

    Asking the right questions is an art; a consultant speaks on how to conduct documentary interviews that will help structure your film.

  • June 16, 2011

    We Want Answers

    Karen Everett
    Jun 14, 2011

    Asking the right questions is an art; a consultant speaks on how to conduct documentary interviews that will help structure your film.

  • Story Structure

    We Want Answers

    Karen Everett
    Jun 14, 2011

    Asking the right questions is an art; a consultant speaks on how to conduct documentary interviews that will help structure your film.

  • June 7, 2011

    ‘My Heart Is an Idiot’

    Jun 10, 2011

    David Meiklejohn’s first feature-length documentary, ‘My Heart Is An Idiot,’ which follows Davy Rothbart as he travels and receives love-life advice from those he encounters, plays at Roxie Theater. Zooey Deschanel, Ira Glass, Newt Gingrich and Davy’s mom are among those contributing thoughts. More at roxie.com.

  • June 9, 2011

    ‘My Heart Is an Idiot’

    Jun 10, 2011

    David Meiklejohn’s first feature-length documentary, ‘My Heart Is An Idiot,’ which follows Davy Rothbart as he travels and receives love-life advice from those he encounters, plays at Roxie Theater. Zooey Deschanel, Ira Glass, Newt Gingrich and Davy’s mom are among those contributing thoughts. More at roxie.com.

  • Home

    Celebrating a Reel Education

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jun 9, 2011

    San Francisco Film Society commemorates 20 years of education programs in 2011. Since 1991, the San Francisco Film Society has been educating youth in film, but it’s not all elementary, or middle, or high school-oriented: What began as a K–12 Schools at the Festival program that brought students and international cinema together has, 20 years later, grown into year-round educational programming that serves not just under-18s, but lifelong learners, professional and novice filmmakers and university students.

  • June 9, 2011

    Celebrating a Reel Education

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jun 9, 2011

    San Francisco Film Society commemorates 20 years of education programs in 2011. Since 1991, the San Francisco Film Society has been educating youth in film, but it’s not all elementary, or middle, or high school-oriented: What began as a K–12 Schools at the Festival program that brought students and international cinema together has, 20 years later, grown into year-round educational programming that serves not just under-18s, but lifelong learners, professional and novice filmmakers and university students.

  • News & Blogs

    Celebrating a Reel Education

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jun 9, 2011

    San Francisco Film Society commemorates 20 years of education programs in 2011. Since 1991, the San Francisco Film Society has been educating youth in film, but it’s not all elementary, or middle, or high school-oriented: What began as a K–12 Schools at the Festival program that brought students and international cinema together has, 20 years later, grown into year-round educational programming that serves not just under-18s, but lifelong learners, professional and novice filmmakers and university students.

  • Home

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • In Production

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • June 9, 2011

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • Home

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • In Production

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • June 9, 2011

    Richardson Wraps Circus ‘Net’

    Michael Fox
    Jun 7, 2011

    A filmmaker finds the rigors of circus life match the rigors of growing up in poverty in Brazil.

  • First Person

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • Home

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • June 9, 2011

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • First Person

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • Home

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • June 9, 2011

    Production Values: Michael Whalen

    Adrianne Anderson
    Jun 6, 2011

    Whalen speaks from experience on the importance of story and drama in nonfiction filmmaking.

  • Home

    'Blank City' Looks Back at Underground 'B' Heyday

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2011

    A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

  • June 9, 2011

    'Blank City' Looks Back at Underground 'B' Heyday

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2011

    A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

  • Reviews

    'Blank City' Looks Back at Underground 'B' Heyday

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2011

    A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

  • Home

    'Blank City' Looks Back at Underground 'B' Heyday

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2011

    A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

  • June 9, 2011

    'Blank City' Looks Back at Underground 'B' Heyday

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2011

    A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

  • Reviews

    'Blank City' Looks Back at Underground 'B' Heyday

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2011

    A documentary digs into New York's 'No Wave' movement that briefly flourished in the late 1970s and early ’80s.

  • Home

    ‘Kiss the Cook’ Sparks Weidlinger’s Appetite

    Michael Fox
    Jun 1, 2011

    Tom Weidlinger creates a cooking show that offers surprises for the slow-foodie.

  • In Production

    ‘Kiss the Cook’ Sparks Weidlinger’s Appetite

    Michael Fox
    Jun 1, 2011

    Tom Weidlinger creates a cooking show that offers surprises for the slow-foodie.

  • June 2, 2011

    ‘Kiss the Cook’ Sparks Weidlinger’s Appetite

    Michael Fox
    Jun 1, 2011

    Tom Weidlinger creates a cooking show that offers surprises for the slow-foodie.

  • Home

    New Era Takes Hold at the Roxie

    Michael Guillén
    May 31, 2011

    The Roxie's new leaders offer notes on their unique vision for the rep house.

  • June 2, 2011

    New Era Takes Hold at the Roxie

    Michael Guillén
    May 31, 2011

    The Roxie's new leaders offer notes on their unique vision for the rep house.

  • Q & A

    New Era Takes Hold at the Roxie

    Michael Guillén
    May 31, 2011

    The Roxie's new leaders offer notes on their unique vision for the rep house.

  • Home

    'Into Eternity' Ponders a Present-Day Paradox

    Susan Gerhard
    May 27, 2011

    Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.

  • June 2, 2011

    'Into Eternity' Ponders a Present-Day Paradox

    Susan Gerhard
    May 27, 2011

    Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.

  • Reviews

    'Into Eternity' Ponders a Present-Day Paradox

    Susan Gerhard
    May 27, 2011

    Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.

  • Home

    'Into Eternity' Ponders a Present-Day Paradox

    Susan Gerhard
    May 27, 2011

    Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.

  • June 2, 2011

    'Into Eternity' Ponders a Present-Day Paradox

    Susan Gerhard
    May 27, 2011

    Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.

  • Reviews

    'Into Eternity' Ponders a Present-Day Paradox

    Susan Gerhard
    May 27, 2011

    Danish filmmaker/artist Michael Madsen turns questions around a European nuclear-waste project into an operatic doc.

  • Festivals

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • Home

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • May 26, 2011

    Frameline Announces Titles in 2011 Festival

    Susan Gerhard/Michael Fox
    May 25, 2011

    Margaret Cho, transgender cinema are highlights of 2011 LGBT festival.

  • Home

    Patrick Raises Child ‘Booksellers’

    Michael Fox
    May 24, 2011

    S. Smith Patrick shares purpose with the children she films.

  • In Production

    Patrick Raises Child ‘Booksellers’

    Michael Fox
    May 24, 2011

    S. Smith Patrick shares purpose with the children she films.

  • May 26, 2011

    Patrick Raises Child ‘Booksellers’

    Michael Fox
    May 24, 2011

    S. Smith Patrick shares purpose with the children she films.

  • Home

    Patrick Raises Child ‘Booksellers’

    Michael Fox
    May 24, 2011

    S. Smith Patrick shares purpose with the children she films.

  • In Production

    Patrick Raises Child ‘Booksellers’

    Michael Fox
    May 24, 2011

    S. Smith Patrick shares purpose with the children she films.

  • May 26, 2011

    Patrick Raises Child ‘Booksellers’

    Michael Fox
    May 24, 2011

    S. Smith Patrick shares purpose with the children she films.

  • Home

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • May 26, 2011

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • Q & A

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • Home

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • May 26, 2011

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • Q & A

    Topp Twins Agitate, Yodel, Entertain

    Adam Hartzell
    May 23, 2011

    Leanne Pooley's Topp Twins documentary views world politics through the prism of two eccentric lesbian performers from New Zealand.

  • May 17, 2011

    ‘Eatrip’

    May 21, 2011

    Viz Cinema at New People hosts the DVD release of the establishment's personal favorite food film, ‘Eatrip,’ a lyrical documentary that explores the impact that sharing food has on personal relationships by specifically looking at the food culture of Japan. Those that attend the screening can purchase a poster and the DVD. More at newpeopleworld.com.

  • Home

    YBCA Revisits Vintage Erotica

    Dennis Harvey
    May 19, 2011

    YBCA uncorks another era's eros.

  • May 19, 2011

    YBCA Revisits Vintage Erotica

    Dennis Harvey
    May 19, 2011

    YBCA uncorks another era's eros.

  • Reviews

    YBCA Revisits Vintage Erotica

    Dennis Harvey
    May 19, 2011

    YBCA uncorks another era's eros.

  • May 17, 2011

    ‘My Brother Mike’

    May 19, 2011

    Filmmaker Lisa and Zen Priest Tai Sheridan are in person for a benefit screening of ‘My Brother Mike,’ a documentary on the impact that music and a loving support system has on a family struggling with mental illness. More at cafilm.org.

  • Home

    Antonelli Contrasts Africa’s ‘Killing Seasons’

    Michael Fox
    May 18, 2011

    John Antonelli finds good news, bad news and plenty of drama in African environmental stories.

  • May 19, 2011

    Antonelli Contrasts Africa’s ‘Killing Seasons’

    Michael Fox
    May 18, 2011

    John Antonelli finds good news, bad news and plenty of drama in African environmental stories.

  • Home

    Antonelli Contrasts Africa’s ‘Killing Seasons’

    Michael Fox
    May 18, 2011

    John Antonelli finds good news, bad news and plenty of drama in African environmental stories.

  • May 19, 2011

    Antonelli Contrasts Africa’s ‘Killing Seasons’

    Michael Fox
    May 18, 2011

    John Antonelli finds good news, bad news and plenty of drama in African environmental stories.

  • Home

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • May 19, 2011

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • Story Structure

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • Home

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • May 19, 2011

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • Story Structure

    New Approaches Embolden Doc Genre

    Karen Everett
    May 17, 2011

    Nonfiction filmmakers are re-engaging audiences with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on creative narrative strategy.

  • May 10, 2011

    ‘The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry

    May 13, 2011

    The San Francisco premier of ‘The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry,' Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala’s documentary presenting the life of the Jamaican musician, plays at Red Vic Movie House. More at redvicmoviehouse.com.

  • May 10, 2011

    Legacy Film Festival on Aging

    May 13, 2011

    Viz Cinema at New People hosts the Legacy Film Festival on Aging, offering three days of shorts and features from around the world that deal with the difficulties and appreciation of growing older. The program begins with ‘Ruth Awasa: Roots of an Artist,’ a documentary about the famous artist, with director Bob Toy and Ruth’s children in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. More at newpeopleworld.com.

  • Home

    We Are All Made of Stars in Patrico Guzmán's Universe

    B. Ruby Rich
    May 12, 2011

    '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.

  • May 12, 2011

    We Are All Made of Stars in Patrico Guzmán's Universe

    B. Ruby Rich
    May 12, 2011

    '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.

  • Reviews

    We Are All Made of Stars in Patrico Guzmán's Universe

    B. Ruby Rich
    May 12, 2011

    '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.

  • Home

    Devor Mulls Odd Journey of Sara Jane Moore

    Michael Fox
    May 11, 2011

    'Zoo' director Robinson Devor uncovers the strange history behind the Gerald Ford assassination attempt in ’70s San Francisco.

  • In Production

    Devor Mulls Odd Journey of Sara Jane Moore

    Michael Fox
    May 11, 2011

    'Zoo' director Robinson Devor uncovers the strange history behind the Gerald Ford assassination attempt in ’70s San Francisco.

  • May 12, 2011

    Devor Mulls Odd Journey of Sara Jane Moore

    Michael Fox
    May 11, 2011

    'Zoo' director Robinson Devor uncovers the strange history behind the Gerald Ford assassination attempt in ’70s San Francisco.

  • May 3, 2011

    ‘These Amazing Shadows’

    May 6, 2011

    Opening weekend of ‘These Amazing Shadows,’ a docu on American movies, features Q&As with its Bay Area filmmakers, as well as other local figures, including SF Chron critic Mick LaSalle, SF Public Defender (and filmmaker) Jeff Adachi and cinematographer Frazer Bradshaw. More at theseamazingshadows.com.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • May 5, 2011

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • May 5, 2011

    SFIFF54 Golden Gate Award Winners Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2011

    Cash prizes, recognition showered on the winning filmmakers of 2011 San Francisco International. The San Francisco International Film Festival presented its 2011 Golden Gate Awards to filmmakers Wednesday night at Temple Nightclub/Prana Restaurant. Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway's Better This World won both Documentary Feature and Bay Area Documentary awards. Yoav Potash's Crime After Crime received the Investigative Documentary prize. Park Jung-bum's The Journals of Musan won the New Directors award. A complete list...

  • May 3, 2011

    ‘William Burroughs: A Man Within’

    May 3, 2011

    Red Vic Movie House presents ‘William Burroughs: A Man Within,’ a documentary that offers a look into the life of one of the first writers to address queer and drag culture in the '50s. Director Yony Leyser participates in a Q&A following select showings. More at redvicmoviehouse.com.

  • May 3, 2011

    SFIFF: ‘American Teacher’/20 Years of Schools at the Festival

    May 3, 2011

    SFFS's Schools at the Festival toasts its 20 years with clips, stories, tributes, food and drink (5:00 pm), followed by a special Teacher Appreciation Night screening of ‘American Teacher’ (6:30 pm), a documentary exploring the frustrating realities facing public school teachers, with special guests in attendance. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • Home

    Frank Pierson, 'These Amazing Shadows' Offer Inspiration

    Michael Fox
    May 3, 2011

    Screenwriter Frank Pierson talks production at SFIFF54; Bay Area-made 'These Amazing Shadows' screens after the Festival closes.

  • In Production

    Frank Pierson, 'These Amazing Shadows' Offer Inspiration

    Michael Fox
    May 3, 2011

    Screenwriter Frank Pierson talks production at SFIFF54; Bay Area-made 'These Amazing Shadows' screens after the Festival closes.

  • May 5, 2011

    Frank Pierson, 'These Amazing Shadows' Offer Inspiration

    Michael Fox
    May 3, 2011

    Screenwriter Frank Pierson talks production at SFIFF54; Bay Area-made 'These Amazing Shadows' screens after the Festival closes.

  • April 28, 2011

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • April 26, 2011

    SFIFF: ‘Crime After Crime’

    Apr 27, 2011

    Bay Area director Yoav Potash attends screenings of his documentary ‘Crime After Crime,’ which showcases the story of a female prisoner and the two pro bono lawyers who fight for her release over five and a half years. The film plays at Pacific Film Archive on April 27 and Sundance Kubaki Cinemas on May 2. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • April 28, 2011

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc-makers of SFIFF54 Map Future

    Michael Fox
    Apr 27, 2011

    The region's nonfiction filmmakers consider next steps after their SFIFF debuts.

  • April 26, 2011

    SFIFF: ‘Better This World’

    Apr 26, 2011

    Bay Area directors are high profile in the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival; catch them in person this week. Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega appear Tuesday with Bradley Crowder, a principal of ‘Better This World,’ a documentary that traces the paths of activists deemed the "Texas Two." The film plays at Pacific Film Archive on April 26 and Sundance Kubaki Cinemas on April 29. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • April 19, 2011

    SFIFF: '!Women art Revolution'

    Apr 23, 2011

    Lynn Hershman Leeson's decades-in-the-making documentary about women artists taking on the establishment debuts at the festival Saturday, April 23, with a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art screening, and plays again Monday, April 25, at the Pacific Film Archive. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • April 19, 2011

    SFIFF: ‘Miss Representation’

    Apr 22, 2011

    ‘Miss Representation,’ former San Francisco Mayoral First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom's documentary examining the impact of media on the self-image of female teenagers, screens Friday, with the filmmaker herself in town. More at fest11.sffs.org.

  • April 19, 2011

    SFIFF: 'Hot Coffee'

    Apr 22, 2011

    Susan Saladoff appears in person with 'Hot Coffee,' a documentary which uses the famous McDonald's spilled-coffee lawsuit as a jumping off point to talk about the decaying civil justice system in the U.S.; Saladoff joins Yoav Potash, Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega and professor Bill Nichols for a discussion on the social justice documentary form on Monday, April 25. More on the film and salon at fest11.sffs.org.

  • News & Blogs

    San Francisco Film Society Announces New $300,000 Documentary Film Fund

    Apr 22, 2011

    Press Release: The San Francisco Film Society announced the new SFFS Documentary Film Fund, which over the next three years will disburse a series of annual grants totaling $300,000 to support feature-length documentaries in postproduction. The SFFS Documentary Film Fund is created to support singular nonfiction film work that is distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach. The first grant cycle application period opens June 17; the first winners will be announced September 30. More at sffs.org.

  • april 22 2011

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • april 22 2011

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Home

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF54 Finds Life Among the Ruins

    Matt Sussman
    Apr 21, 2011

    As the San Francisco International Film Festival opens, key films consider the value of place.

  • april 22 2011

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • Home

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • In Production

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • News & Blogs

    indieWIRE: "'Restrepo' Filmmaker Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya"

    Apr 20, 2011

    Reports Peter Knegt: "Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington has been killed in Libya, it is being reported by Vanity Fair (where Hetherington worked as a contributing photographer)." More at indieWIRE.com.

  • april 22 2011

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • Home

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • In Production

    Looking for the Moral with Bill Nichols

    Michael Fox
    Apr 20, 2011

    Social-justice filmmaking gets discussed in a Bill Nichols'-moderated salon during SFIFF.

  • april 22 2011

    Production Values: Debbie Brubaker

    Adrianne Anderson
    Apr 19, 2011

    A veteran producer talks about the art, craft and industry behind her work.

  • First Person

    Production Values: Debbie Brubaker

    Adrianne Anderson
    Apr 19, 2011

    A veteran producer talks about the art, craft and industry behind her work.

  • Home

    Production Values: Debbie Brubaker

    Adrianne Anderson
    Apr 19, 2011

    A veteran producer talks about the art, craft and industry behind her work.

  • April 12, 2011

    The Unorthodox Documentary: Lourdes Portillo

    Apr 18, 2011

    SFFS Education and Lourdes Portillo, director/producer of ‘The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ and ‘The Devil Never Sleeps,’ present a Master Class titled ‘The Unorthodox Documentary,’ in which Portillo shares her techniques and reviews students proposals. More at sffs.org.

  • april 22 2011

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Festivals

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Home

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • Reviews

    Swimming in the Deep End of San Francisco International Film Festival

    Max Goldberg
    Apr 15, 2011

    Films in the 54th SFIFF immerse viewers in distant times, unique places.

  • April 14, 2011

    Film Globally, Screen Locally

    Michael Fox
    Apr 13, 2011

    Local filmmakers reflect on the opportunities presented by screenings at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • Home

    Film Globally, Screen Locally

    Michael Fox
    Apr 13, 2011

    Local filmmakers reflect on the opportunities presented by screenings at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Film Globally, Screen Locally

    Michael Fox
    Apr 13, 2011

    Local filmmakers reflect on the opportunities presented by screenings at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • April 14, 2011

    The Art of the Steal

    George Rush
    Apr 12, 2011

    Whether in the foreground or background of your narrative feature, pieces of art require copyright consideration.

  • Home

    The Art of the Steal

    George Rush
    Apr 12, 2011

    Whether in the foreground or background of your narrative feature, pieces of art require copyright consideration.

  • Legal

    The Art of the Steal

    George Rush
    Apr 12, 2011

    Whether in the foreground or background of your narrative feature, pieces of art require copyright consideration.

  • April 12, 2011

    ‘The Price of Sex’

    Apr 12, 2011

    Filmmaker Mimi Chakarova is at Sutardja Hall Auditorium, UC Berkeley, to present her documentary, ‘The Price of Sex,’ which is an award-winning investigation into sex trafficking throughout Europe and the Middle East. More at priceofsex.org.

  • April 14, 2011

    Journalist-Activist Chakarova Exposes ‘Price of Sex’

    Michael Fox
    Apr 11, 2011

    Mimi Chakarova gains a new perspective on journalism as well as international crime in investigating 'The Price of Sex.'

  • Home

    Journalist-Activist Chakarova Exposes ‘Price of Sex’

    Michael Fox
    Apr 11, 2011

    Mimi Chakarova gains a new perspective on journalism as well as international crime in investigating 'The Price of Sex.'

  • Reviews

    Journalist-Activist Chakarova Exposes ‘Price of Sex’

    Michael Fox
    Apr 11, 2011

    Mimi Chakarova gains a new perspective on journalism as well as international crime in investigating 'The Price of Sex.'

  • April 14, 2011

    Getting Behind 'Bill Cunningham'

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 8, 2011

    Richard Press and Philip Gefter pay tribute to a worker's devotion in making 'Bill Cunningham New York.'

  • Home

    Getting Behind 'Bill Cunningham'

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 8, 2011

    Richard Press and Philip Gefter pay tribute to a worker's devotion in making 'Bill Cunningham New York.'

  • Q & A

    Getting Behind 'Bill Cunningham'

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 8, 2011

    Richard Press and Philip Gefter pay tribute to a worker's devotion in making 'Bill Cunningham New York.'

  • April 5, 2011

    Fearless: Independent Chinese Documentaries

    Apr 7, 2011

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts hosts and dGenerate Films and Fandor present ‘Fearless: Independent Chinese Documentaries,’ which features six independent Chinese political docs; continuing this week with 'Tape' (April 7), 'Ghost Town' (April 10) and '1428' (pictured, April 14). More at ybca.org.

  • April 5, 2011

    ‘Maestra’

    Apr 7, 2011

    Mission Cultural Center presents Catherine Murphy’s ‘Maestra,’ a 30-minute documentary that follows female literacy workers in Cuba. Murphy and former literacy campaign teacher Norma Guillard participate in a Q&A with film critic B. Ruby Rich following the film. More at missionculturalcenter.org.

  • March 29 2011

    ‘Orgasm, Inc.’

    Apr 1, 2011

    Liz Canner’s astounding and yet amusing documentary ‘Orgasm, Inc.,’ which examines the attempt of pharmaceutical companies to take advantage of women’s desire to orgasm to sell perhaps ineffective and possibly dangerous medications, plays at Roxie Theater. Opening reception with Canner takes place at Good Vibrations on April 2 and a panelist discussion featuring Dr. Carol Queen follows an April 4 showing. More at roxie.com.

  • March 29 2011

    ‘The Storm That Swept Mexico’

    Mar 31, 2011

    Filmmakers Ray Telles and Kenn Rabin are in person at the Smith Rafael Film Center to present their documentary, ‘The Storm That Swept Mexico,’ which illustrates the story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910 and explores the subsequent changes in relationship dynamics between Mexico, the United States and Europe. More at cafilm.org.

  • 03.31.11

    Good’s ‘Vigilante’ Tags Graffiti Showdown

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2011

    A nonfiction tagging doc takes a novel approach, looking at those who erase graffiti as opposed to those who make it.

  • Home

    Good’s ‘Vigilante’ Tags Graffiti Showdown

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2011

    A nonfiction tagging doc takes a novel approach, looking at those who erase graffiti as opposed to those who make it.

  • In Production

    Good’s ‘Vigilante’ Tags Graffiti Showdown

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2011

    A nonfiction tagging doc takes a novel approach, looking at those who erase graffiti as opposed to those who make it.

  • March 29 2011

    ‘Daddy I Do’

    Mar 30, 2011

    Director Cassie Jaye and producer Nena Jaye are in person for a discussion following their documentary, ‘Daddy I Do,’ which explores the need to provide youth and young adults with sexual education. More at cafilm.org.

  • 03.31.11

    Good’s ‘Vigilante’ Tags Graffiti Showdown

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2011

    A nonfiction tagging doc takes a novel approach, looking at those who erase graffiti as opposed to those who make it.

  • Home

    Good’s ‘Vigilante’ Tags Graffiti Showdown

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2011

    A nonfiction tagging doc takes a novel approach, looking at those who erase graffiti as opposed to those who make it.

  • In Production

    Good’s ‘Vigilante’ Tags Graffiti Showdown

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2011

    A nonfiction tagging doc takes a novel approach, looking at those who erase graffiti as opposed to those who make it.

  • 03.31.11

    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

  • Festivals

    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

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    SFFS Announces 2011 SF International Film Festival Titles, Events

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 29, 2011

    SF International's 54th wide-ranging program is announced.

  • March 22, 2011

    First Person Rural: The New Nonfiction

    Mar 26, 2011

    Lisandro Alonso’s 2001 ‘La Libertad’ is the first film in Pacific Film Archive’s First Person Rural: The New Nonfiction series, which presents works that utilize documentary filmmaking techniques in fictional storytelling. More at bampfa.berkeley.edu.

  • March 22, 2011

    'Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?'

    Mar 25, 2011

    Director Taggart Siegel participates in a Q&A at Roxie Theater following the evening showings on March 25, 27 and 28 of his recent documentary, ‘Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?,’ which examines the recent global disappearance of bees. More at roxie.com.

  • Home

    Jay Rosenblatt Talks ‘Darkness’

    Max Goldberg
    Mar 24, 2011

    Rosenblatt’s meditative essay on the difficult subject of suicide finds its way to HBO. Narrative films may occasionally conjure the shock of a suicide—last year’s The Father of My Children is a fine example—but it’s the nature of character dramas to keep pace with the living rather than meditate in the shadow of loss. In his most recent lyrical essay-film, The Darkness of Day, local filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt creates such a meditative space, intertwining different stories and perspectives of suicide: near and far, first-person and third, male and female, young and old, anonymous and notable. Rosenblatt cues the multiple narratives to a poetic stream of found...

  • March 24, 2011

    Jay Rosenblatt Talks ‘Darkness’

    Max Goldberg
    Mar 24, 2011

    Rosenblatt’s meditative essay on the difficult subject of suicide finds its way to HBO. Narrative films may occasionally conjure the shock of a suicide—last year’s The Father of My Children is a fine example—but it’s the nature of character dramas to keep pace with the living rather than meditate in the shadow of loss. In his most recent lyrical essay-film, The Darkness of Day, local filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt creates such a meditative space, intertwining different stories and perspectives of suicide: near and far, first-person and third, male and female, young and old, anonymous and notable. Rosenblatt cues the multiple narratives to a poetic stream of found...

  • First Person

    Filmmakers Bring Stories to New Platforms

    Erica Marcus
    Mar 22, 2011

    The Media that Matters Conference showcased innovative formats and powerful storytelling.

  • Home

    Filmmakers Bring Stories to New Platforms

    Erica Marcus
    Mar 22, 2011

    The Media that Matters Conference showcased innovative formats and powerful storytelling.

  • March 24, 2011

    Filmmakers Bring Stories to New Platforms

    Erica Marcus
    Mar 22, 2011

    The Media that Matters Conference showcased innovative formats and powerful storytelling.

  • Festivals

    Talent Emerges at SXSW 2011

    Julia Barbosa
    Mar 22, 2011

    Issues, philosophies spark SXSW's 2011 films.

  • First Person

    Filmmakers Bring Stories to New Platforms

    Erica Marcus
    Mar 22, 2011

    The Media that Matters Conference showcased innovative formats and powerful storytelling.

  • Home

    Filmmakers Bring Stories to New Platforms

    Erica Marcus
    Mar 22, 2011

    The Media that Matters Conference showcased innovative formats and powerful storytelling.

  • March 24, 2011

    Filmmakers Bring Stories to New Platforms

    Erica Marcus
    Mar 22, 2011

    The Media that Matters Conference showcased innovative formats and powerful storytelling.

  • Festivals

    Talent Emerges at SXSW 2011

    Julia Barbosa
    Mar 22, 2011

    Issues, philosophies spark SXSW's 2011 films.

  • Home

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • In Production

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • March 17, 2011

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • Home

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • In Production

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • March 17, 2011

    Seely Treks Long Distances for Shorts

    Michael Fox
    Mar 16, 2011

    Long story short: A filmmaker finds the right length for his South American health doc.

  • Home

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • March 17, 2011

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • Story Structure

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • Home

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • March 17, 2011

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • Story Structure

    Nonfiction's Future Lies in Optimism

    Karen Everett
    Mar 15, 2011

    A new crop of filmmakers are building audiences by showing nonfiction doesn’t have to be depressing to reveal hard truths.

  • Home

    Burroughs’ Story Still Stranger than Fiction

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 11, 2011

    A new Burroughs documentary revisits a familiar story, but delivers fresh insight.

  • March 17, 2011

    Burroughs’ Story Still Stranger than Fiction

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 11, 2011

    A new Burroughs documentary revisits a familiar story, but delivers fresh insight.

  • Reviews

    Burroughs’ Story Still Stranger than Fiction

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 11, 2011

    A new Burroughs documentary revisits a familiar story, but delivers fresh insight.

  • Home

    SFIAAFF Brings 'Light,' Captures Attention

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 10, 2011

    At nearly 30, SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival fulfills a multifacted programming mission. The 29th edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival stretches across the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to San Jose March 10–20, bringing “Stories to Light” as the Center for Asian American Media's new tagline says. Indeed, both the stories and their potential audiences would be left in the dark without the solid efforts of new festival steward Misashi Niwano and Christine Kwon (festival director and managing director, respectively). In a city privileged with a vast...

  • March 10, 2011

    SFIAAFF Brings 'Light,' Captures Attention

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 10, 2011

    At nearly 30, SF Int’l Asian American Film Festival fulfills a multifacted programming mission. The 29th edition of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival stretches across the Bay Area, from San Francisco to Berkeley to San Jose March 10–20, bringing “Stories to Light” as the Center for Asian American Media's new tagline says. Indeed, both the stories and their potential audiences would be left in the dark without the solid efforts of new festival steward Misashi Niwano and Christine Kwon (festival director and managing director, respectively). In a city privileged with a vast...

  • Home

    What you Need to Know to License Music for Film

    George Rush
    Mar 8, 2011

    Breaking down the common licensing terms.

  • Legal

    What you Need to Know to License Music for Film

    George Rush
    Mar 8, 2011

    Breaking down the common licensing terms.

  • March 10, 2011

    What you Need to Know to License Music for Film

    George Rush
    Mar 8, 2011

    Breaking down the common licensing terms.

  • March 1, 2011

    Tom Shadyac in Person to Present 'I Am'

    Mar 4, 2011

    Director Tom Shadyac, known for comedies ‘Ace Ventura,’ ‘Liar, Liar’ and ‘Bruce Almighty,’ will be at Smith Rafael Film Center to present his new documentary, ‘I Am,’ which investigates the extreme change he experienced after an accident caused him to get rid of all his possessions and rethink his outlook on life. More at cafilm.org.

  • News & Blogs

    SFIFF54 Announces Documentaries in Golden Gate Awards, Films in New Directors Competition

    Mar 4, 2011

    Press release: The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) today announced its documentaries in competition for the Golden Gate Awards and films in competition for the New Directors Prize. The International will award close to $100,000 in total prizes this year. Sixty thousand dollars will be awarded to winners in three categories: investigative documentary feature ($25,000), documentary feature ($20,000) and Bay Area documentary feature ($15,000). The New Directors Prize of $15,000 is given to a narrative first feature that exhibits a unique artistic sensibility and deserves to be seen by as wide an audience as possible. Seventeen countries contributed to the production of the 11 films in this year's competition. Click through for titles or visit sffs.org.

  • March 1, 2011

    Justin Hunt and James Hetfield in Person for 'Absent' Screening

    Mar 3, 2011

    Smith Rafael Film Center hosts filmmaker Justin Hunt and composer James Hetfield (Metallica) as they present and discuss their documentary ‘Absent,’ which looks at the absence of father figures. More at cafilm.org.

  • News & Blogs

    LA Times: "Mexican Movie Is 'Censored'"

    Mar 3, 2011

    Los Angeles Times: "The documentary “Presumed Guilty” (“Presunto Culpable”) has received accolades far and wide, from human rights groups, audiences and Mexican legislators. It is a damning look at the Mexican judicial system that hastens to put a man in prison on the flimsiest of evidence," writes Tracey Wilkinson. More at latimes.com.

  • Festivals

    Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2011

    An environmental film festival with exceptional flair enters the San Francisco scene.

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    Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2011

    An environmental film festival with exceptional flair enters the San Francisco scene.

  • March 3, 2011

    Hope Springs Eternal at Green Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2011

    An environmental film festival with exceptional flair enters the San Francisco scene.

  • Home

    Ehrlich Clicks with Icelandic ‘Mouse’

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2011

    After her own Assange story broke big, a Bay Area filmmaker followed another lead...to Iceland.

  • In Production

    Ehrlich Clicks with Icelandic ‘Mouse’

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2011

    After her own Assange story broke big, a Bay Area filmmaker followed another lead...to Iceland.

  • March 3, 2011

    Ehrlich Clicks with Icelandic ‘Mouse’

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2011

    After her own Assange story broke big, a Bay Area filmmaker followed another lead...to Iceland.

  • Home

    Ehrlich Clicks with Icelandic ‘Mouse’

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2011

    After her own Assange story broke big, a Bay Area filmmaker followed another lead...to Iceland.

  • In Production

    Ehrlich Clicks with Icelandic ‘Mouse’

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2011

    After her own Assange story broke big, a Bay Area filmmaker followed another lead...to Iceland.

  • March 3, 2011

    Ehrlich Clicks with Icelandic ‘Mouse’

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2011

    After her own Assange story broke big, a Bay Area filmmaker followed another lead...to Iceland.

  • News & Blogs

    LA Times: "Oscars: 'Inside Job' Wins for Documentary Feature"

    Feb 27, 2011

    LA Times Blogs: "Inside Job” won the Oscar for documentary feature at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. “Inside Job” is an exploration of the causes and corollaries of the 2008 financial crisis. The award goes to Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs." More at latimesblogs.latimes.com. And from SF360.org: Bay Area-based Ferguson's speech began with a statement of fact, "After financial fraud not a single financial executive has gone to jail," before thanking his colleagues.

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    Ido Haar Seeks Justice, Searches Soul

    Judy Stone
    Feb 26, 2011

    SFFS Artist in Residence speaks on cities, Siberia, family and life in the Middle East.

  • March 3, 2011

    Ido Haar Seeks Justice, Searches Soul

    Judy Stone
    Feb 26, 2011

    SFFS Artist in Residence speaks on cities, Siberia, family and life in the Middle East.

  • Q & A

    Ido Haar Seeks Justice, Searches Soul

    Judy Stone
    Feb 26, 2011

    SFFS Artist in Residence speaks on cities, Siberia, family and life in the Middle East.

  • Home

    Arctic 'Summer' Story Chills Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 25, 2011

    SFFS Screen's 'How I Ended This Summer' is a taut drama set in the Arctic.

  • Reviews

    Arctic 'Summer' Story Chills Screen

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 25, 2011

    SFFS Screen's 'How I Ended This Summer' is a taut drama set in the Arctic.

  • February 22, 2011

    'We Were Here'

    Feb 25, 2011

    Castro Theatre hosts seven days of ‘We Were Here,’ David Weissman's documentary examining the initial arrival of AIDS in San Francisco and its subsequent influence the community. Opening night features a VIP reception prior to and a Q&A with director David Weissman following the screening. More at castrotheatre.com.

  • News & Blogs

    SF Indiefest Announces Audience Award Winners

    Feb 23, 2011

    Press Release: The Audience Award winners for the 13th San Francisco Independent Film Festival include ‘Kaboom,’ named as Best Narrative Feature, ‘Bathing and the Single Girl’ for Best Narrative Short, ‘Free Radicals’ for Best Documentary, ‘Burning Wigs of Sedition’ for Best Music Video and ‘Mars’ for Best Animated Film. More at sfindie.com.

  • February 24, 2011

    'We Were Here' Wrings Hope from the AIDS Crisis

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 22, 2011

    Weissman and Weber's 'We Were Here' pulls a surprising degree of hope and inspiration out of the AIDS tragedy.

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    'We Were Here' Wrings Hope from the AIDS Crisis

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 22, 2011

    Weissman and Weber's 'We Were Here' pulls a surprising degree of hope and inspiration out of the AIDS tragedy.

  • Reviews

    'We Were Here' Wrings Hope from the AIDS Crisis

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 22, 2011

    Weissman and Weber's 'We Were Here' pulls a surprising degree of hope and inspiration out of the AIDS tragedy.

  • February 24, 2011

    Mitchell Block Brings Oscar Attention to Vets

    Jessica Sapick
    Feb 21, 2011

    Producer and teacher Mitchell Block talks about the making of great films, including the Oscar-nominated 'Poster Girl.'

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    Mitchell Block Brings Oscar Attention to Vets

    Jessica Sapick
    Feb 21, 2011

    Producer and teacher Mitchell Block talks about the making of great films, including the Oscar-nominated 'Poster Girl.'

  • Q & A

    Mitchell Block Brings Oscar Attention to Vets

    Jessica Sapick
    Feb 21, 2011

    Producer and teacher Mitchell Block talks about the making of great films, including the Oscar-nominated 'Poster Girl.'

  • February 17, 2011

    Soderbergh's Spalding Gray Rings True

    Max Goldberg
    Feb 18, 2011

    Steven Soderbergh's Spalding Gray tribute gives us the true beating heart of the artist instead of talking-head punditry.

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    Soderbergh's Spalding Gray Rings True

    Max Goldberg
    Feb 18, 2011

    Steven Soderbergh's Spalding Gray tribute gives us the true beating heart of the artist instead of talking-head punditry.

  • Reviews

    Soderbergh's Spalding Gray Rings True

    Max Goldberg
    Feb 18, 2011

    Steven Soderbergh's Spalding Gray tribute gives us the true beating heart of the artist instead of talking-head punditry.

  • February 17, 2011

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • Festivals

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • Home

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • February 17, 2011

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • Festivals

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • Home

    Noise Pop 2011's Film Series Rawks

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2011

    Noise Pop brings the noise as well as great filmmaking to its annual music-and-movie event.

  • February 17, 2011

    Lagarde, Lozano Jam with NY Jazzman

    Michael Fox
    Feb 16, 2011

    Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde find a life-and-death story in the making of 'My Coma Dreams.'

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    Lagarde, Lozano Jam with NY Jazzman

    Michael Fox
    Feb 16, 2011

    Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde find a life-and-death story in the making of 'My Coma Dreams.'

  • In Production

    Lagarde, Lozano Jam with NY Jazzman

    Michael Fox
    Feb 16, 2011

    Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde find a life-and-death story in the making of 'My Coma Dreams.'

  • February 8, 2011

    The Lunch Love Community Documentary Project

    Feb 13, 2011

    Pacific Film Archive presents The Lunch Love Community Documentary Project, featuring in-person presentations and webisodes that examine the impact of nutritional habits on youth and the current Berkeley School Lunch Initiative. More at bampfa.berkeley.edu.

  • News & Blogs

    Ro*co Films Lands Educational Distribution of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's 'Miss Representation'

    Feb 11, 2011

    Press Release: Bay Area-based ro*co films announced that they will be distributing Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary film, 'Miss Representation' in the North American educational market. ro*co will distribute the film to academic institutions, universities, and libraries for both classroom use and educational screenings. More at rocofilms.com.

  • February 1, 2011

    'We Women Warriors'

    Feb 3, 2011

    Filmmaker Nicole Karsin shares the latest cut of her documentary ‘We Women Warriors,’ which showcases three Colombian women’s nonviolent efforts to protect their liberties while caught in the crosshairs of a rebellious war. The film plays at The Women’s Building. More at wewomenwarriors.com.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Festivals

    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

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    Eclectic Expectations Met at SF Indiefest

    Matt Sussman
    Feb 3, 2011

    SF Indiefest brings drama, doc, fact, fiction and physique into its annual showcase.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Schneider-Jarmel Clan Take ‘Balz’ to Cuba

    Michael Fox
    Feb 2, 2011

    Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider follow 'Speaking in Tongues' with a doc that talks baseball.

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    Schneider-Jarmel Clan Take ‘Balz’ to Cuba

    Michael Fox
    Feb 2, 2011

    Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider follow 'Speaking in Tongues' with a doc that talks baseball.

  • In Production

    Schneider-Jarmel Clan Take ‘Balz’ to Cuba

    Michael Fox
    Feb 2, 2011

    Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider follow 'Speaking in Tongues' with a doc that talks baseball.

  • Feb 3 2011

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

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    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • Story Structure

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • February 1, 2011

    'Lemmy'

    Feb 1, 2011

    ‘Lemmy,’ Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski’s 2010 documentary exploring the over 40-year music career of lead singer of Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister, plays at Roxie Theater. More at roxie.com.

  • Feb 3 2011

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • Home

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • Story Structure

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part Two

    Karen Everett
    Feb 1, 2011

    An expert offers advice on solving the issues rough-cut screenings raise.

  • News & Blogs

    indieWIRE: "OWN Buys Another Sundance Title for the Doc Club"

    Jan 31, 2011

    Reports indieWIRE: "Oprah Winfrey Network has added another member to its Documentary Film Club with Yoav Potash’s “Crime After Crime,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition." More at indiewire.com.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

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    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • Feb 3 2011

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • Home

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Awards 'Circumstance,' 'Another Happy Day'

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 30, 2011

    Ten days of audience voting and jury contemplation lead to a barrel of awards for directors, writers.

  • January 25, 2011

    By, For and About George Kuchar

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Roxie showcases filmmaker and educator George Kuchar with ‘By, For and About George Kuchar,’ including a Frankenstein series recently completed with his San Francisco Art Institute students, a selection of his shorts and Jennifer Kroot’s 2009 documentary, ‘It Came From Kuchar.’ More at roxie.com.

  • Feb 3 2011

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • Festivals

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

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    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • January 31, 2011

    SF360 Live at Sundance: 285 Steps

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 28, 2011

    Reality bursts through daydreams; labors of love pay off in 2011's edition of the Sundance Film Festival.

  • January 25, 2011

    African Film Festival 2011

    Jan 27, 2011

    Pacific Film Archive Theater hosts the African Film Festival 2011, presenting popular documentary and narrative films from eight African countries. The festival begins with Remi Vaughan-Richards’ 2010 ‘One Small Step.’

  • January 25, 2011

    'August to June' World Premiere

    Jan 27, 2011

    Filmmakers Amy and Tom Valens appear in person at Smith Rafael Film Center for the world premiere of their documentary ‘August to June,’ which follows Amy in her final year as an instructor at a public elementary school in the city of Lagunitas. More at cafilm.org.

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    Olsson Feels ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Beat

    Michael Fox
    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Olsson looks into novel methods of treating PTSD in 'A Soldier’s Heart and the Long Road Home.'

  • In Production

    Olsson Feels ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Beat

    Michael Fox
    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Olsson looks into novel methods of treating PTSD in 'A Soldier’s Heart and the Long Road Home.'

  • January 27, 2011

    Olsson Feels ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Beat

    Michael Fox
    Jan 26, 2011

    Stephen Olsson looks into novel methods of treating PTSD in 'A Soldier’s Heart and the Long Road Home.'

  • January 18, 2011

    'Two in The Wave'

    Jan 21, 2011

    Roxie Theater presents ‘Two In The Wave,’ a documentary showcasing the friendship and eventual fall out of French New Wave filmmakers Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. Actual short works from Truffaut and Godard play after the film. More at roxie.com.

  • Home

    Costa's 'Ne change rien' Captures Singer's Dreaminess, Rigor

    Sara Dosa
    Jan 20, 2011

    A Portuguese filmmaker builds a rich visual landscape from French singer Jeanne Balibar's vocal practice.

  • January 20, 2011

    Costa's 'Ne change rien' Captures Singer's Dreaminess, Rigor

    Sara Dosa
    Jan 20, 2011

    A Portuguese filmmaker builds a rich visual landscape from French singer Jeanne Balibar's vocal practice.

  • Reviews

    Costa's 'Ne change rien' Captures Singer's Dreaminess, Rigor

    Sara Dosa
    Jan 20, 2011

    A Portuguese filmmaker builds a rich visual landscape from French singer Jeanne Balibar's vocal practice.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 20, 2011

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 31, 2011

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • News & Blogs

    Ford Foundation: $50 Million Fund Launched for Next Generation of Documentary Filmmakers

    Jan 19, 2011

    Press release: "...The new initiative, called JustFilms, will invest $10 million a year over the next five years to support and expand the community of filmmakers and mediamakers around the world focused on creating documentaries with passion and purpose, but who often lack funding to realize their visions or reach audiences." More at fordfoundation.org.

  • Home

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 20, 2011

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 31, 2011

    Bay Area Doc Makers Breathe Deep Before Sundance Debuts

    Michael Fox
    Jan 19, 2011

    Filmmakers make plans, stay calm, hone their messages for Park City audiences in days before festival opens.

  • January 18, 2011

    'Genghis Blues'

    Jan 18, 2011

    Roxie Theater presents ‘Genghis Blues,’ Roko Belic’s 1999 Oscar nominated Best Documentary feature about the unlikely throat-singing champion Paul Pena. Current throat-singing artist Kongar-Ol Ondar attends and performs following the feature. More at roxie.com.

  • January 11, 2010

    'On the Bowery'

    Jan 14, 2011

    Lionel Rogosin's 1956 Oscar-nominated film, 'On the Bowery,' blends documentary and fiction in its look at three days of New York’s skid row; it's followed by an archival 'making-of' look at the project by Rogosin's son, Michael. More at roxie.com.

  • Home

    Nanstad Tracks Down 'Sisters' Act

    Michael Fox
    Jan 12, 2011

    Rachel Nanstad finds a unique American story in the Reed Sisters' musical act.

  • In Production

    Nanstad Tracks Down 'Sisters' Act

    Michael Fox
    Jan 12, 2011

    Rachel Nanstad finds a unique American story in the Reed Sisters' musical act.

  • January 13, 2011

    Nanstad Tracks Down 'Sisters' Act

    Michael Fox
    Jan 12, 2011

    Rachel Nanstad finds a unique American story in the Reed Sisters' musical act.

  • First Person

    American Doc Showcase Visits Angola

    Xandra Castleton
    Jan 11, 2011

    A filmmaker’s trip to Luanda with a State Department program brings insight on the growth of a young national cinema.

  • Home

    American Doc Showcase Visits Angola

    Xandra Castleton
    Jan 11, 2011

    A filmmaker’s trip to Luanda with a State Department program brings insight on the growth of a young national cinema.

  • January 13, 2011

    American Doc Showcase Visits Angola

    Xandra Castleton
    Jan 11, 2011

    A filmmaker’s trip to Luanda with a State Department program brings insight on the growth of a young national cinema.

  • Home

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • In Production

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • January 6, 2010

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • Home

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • In Production

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • January 6, 2010

    Politics, Sacrifice Define 'Bhutto,' Director

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2011

    Director Duane Baughman's day job in direct mail/political consulting brought him unbelievable access to Benazir Bhutto.

  • Home

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part One

    Karen Everett
    Jan 4, 2011

    Rough-cut screenings can help you identify problems areas of your film—if you know how to listen.

  • January 6, 2010

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part One

    Karen Everett
    Jan 4, 2011

    Rough-cut screenings can help you identify problems areas of your film—if you know how to listen.

  • Story Structure

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part One

    Karen Everett
    Jan 4, 2011

    Rough-cut screenings can help you identify problems areas of your film—if you know how to listen.

  • Home

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part One

    Karen Everett
    Jan 4, 2011

    Rough-cut screenings can help you identify problems areas of your film—if you know how to listen.

  • January 6, 2010

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part One

    Karen Everett
    Jan 4, 2011

    Rough-cut screenings can help you identify problems areas of your film—if you know how to listen.

  • Story Structure

    How to Fix Your Documentary's Structural Problems, Part One

    Karen Everett
    Jan 4, 2011

    Rough-cut screenings can help you identify problems areas of your film—if you know how to listen.

  • December 21, 2010

    'Boxing Gym'

    Dec 27, 2010

    While 'The Fighter' and 'Black Swan' duke it out at the multiplex, the Roxie offers its own take on male and female athletes via Frederick Wiseman's 'Boxing Gym.' Unexpected views of the American institution emerge in Wiseman's look at Lord's Gym in Austin, Texas. A master of his craft, Wiseman brings out the sport's hypnotic beauty without the aid of narration or interviews. More at roxie.com.

  • December 28, 2010

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • Home

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • January 6, 2010

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • Reviews

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • December 28, 2010

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • Home

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • January 6, 2010

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • Reviews

    Film 2010: Moments, Trends, Docs and the Best of the Bay Area

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 24, 2010

    The Bay Area film community sounds off on the best/worst trends, times, docs and Bay Area-made films of 2010.

  • December 23, 2010

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • December 28, 2010

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • Home

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • Reviews

    Film 2010: Top Tens

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 23, 2010

    Film fans and makers agree to disagree on the best films of 2010 in SF360.org's annual Year in Film poll.

  • December 14, 2010

    'All Good Things'

    Dec 17, 2010

    Director Andrew Jarecki revisits disquieting themes from his celebrated documentary ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ in his debut narrative feature, ‘All Good Things,’ which boasts riveting performances from actors Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. More at landmarktheatres.com.

  • December 23, 2010

    Film 2010: The Year in Quotes

    Michael Fox
    Dec 17, 2010

    Outspoken and rarely understated, Bay Area filmmakers took center stage in 2010.

  • December 28, 2010

    Film 2010: The Year in Quotes

    Michael Fox
    Dec 17, 2010

    Outspoken and rarely understated, Bay Area filmmakers took center stage in 2010.

  • Home

    Film 2010: The Year in Quotes

    Michael Fox
    Dec 17, 2010

    Outspoken and rarely understated, Bay Area filmmakers took center stage in 2010.

  • In Production

    Film 2010: The Year in Quotes

    Michael Fox
    Dec 17, 2010

    Outspoken and rarely understated, Bay Area filmmakers took center stage in 2010.

  • December 14, 2010

    'Vincent: A Life in Color' Star and Director in Person

    Dec 16, 2010

    One man’s bridge is another man’s catwalk in this inspirational documentary about Chicago’s most eccentric fashion model, Vincent P. Falk, whose spectators aren’t industry icons but passing by boats. Director Jennifer Burns and star Vincent P. Falk in person at the Red Vic. More at redvicmoviehouse.com.

  • December 16, 2010

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • Home

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • Q & A

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • December 16, 2010

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • Home

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • Q & A

    'Ghost Bird' Returns to Roost

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 13, 2010

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker may have disappeared for good, but a film about its possible rebirth persists against all odds.

  • December 9, 2010

    Stanford's MFA Doc Program Teaches Cardinal Rules, and How to Break Them

    Sara Dosa
    Dec 9, 2010

    A night with Stanford’s Doc Film MFAs offers insight into a storied program.

  • Home

    Stanford's MFA Doc Program Teaches Cardinal Rules, and How to Break Them

    Sara Dosa
    Dec 9, 2010

    A night with Stanford’s Doc Film MFAs offers insight into a storied program.

  • Reviews

    Stanford's MFA Doc Program Teaches Cardinal Rules, and How to Break Them

    Sara Dosa
    Dec 9, 2010

    A night with Stanford’s Doc Film MFAs offers insight into a storied program.

  • December 9, 2010

    Lukitsch Pedals into the ‘Gap’

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2010

    Laura Lukitsch's new project asks whether we can replace car culture with biking, public transportation and high-speed rail.

  • Home

    Lukitsch Pedals into the ‘Gap’

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2010

    Laura Lukitsch's new project asks whether we can replace car culture with biking, public transportation and high-speed rail.

  • In Production

    Lukitsch Pedals into the ‘Gap’

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2010

    Laura Lukitsch's new project asks whether we can replace car culture with biking, public transportation and high-speed rail.

  • December 2, 2010

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • Home

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • December 2, 2010

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • Home

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • January 31, 2011

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Announces Films in Competition

    Susan Gerhard
    Dec 2, 2010

    Sundance announces its competition class of 2011, which includes Bay Area projects by Tiffany Shlain, Yoav Potash, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and David Weissman.

  • December 2, 2010

    De Michiel and Constantinou Offer Food for Thought

    Michael Fox
    Dec 1, 2010

    Filmmakers with deep roots in Bay Area cinema enter the brave new world of Web broadcasting with a series on food education for children.

  • Home

    De Michiel and Constantinou Offer Food for Thought

    Michael Fox
    Dec 1, 2010

    Filmmakers with deep roots in Bay Area cinema enter the brave new world of Web broadcasting with a series on food education for children.

  • In Production

    De Michiel and Constantinou Offer Food for Thought

    Michael Fox
    Dec 1, 2010

    Filmmakers with deep roots in Bay Area cinema enter the brave new world of Web broadcasting with a series on food education for children.

  • November 30, 2010

    Rough Cuts at The Lab: ‘We Women Warriors’

    Nov 30, 2010

    A local drug war, an unjust court case and an ignorant police state are the antagonists to three resilient native Colombians in Nicole Karsin’s documentary-in-progress, ‘We Women Warriors.’ More at thelab.org.

  • News & Blogs

    Criterioncast: Oscar Documentary Shortlist with Trailers

    Nov 30, 2010

    Bay Area filmmaker Charles Ferguson's 'Inside Job' was among the 15 documentaries on the Academy Awards shortlist. Joshua Brunsting at Criterioncast offers the full roundup with trailers. More at criterioncast.com.

  • December 2, 2010

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Home

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Q & A

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • December 2, 2010

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Home

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Q & A

    Malmberg Builds a Following with 'Marwencol'

    Jessica Sapick
    Nov 29, 2010

    A first-team non-fiction feature filmmaker hits it big with miniatures story.

  • Funding

    Going Guerrilla with Zombies

    Holly Million
    Nov 23, 2010

    Horror legend George Romero offers fundraising advice to first-timers: "Just make the movie. Don’t worry about the money."

  • Home

    Going Guerrilla with Zombies

    Holly Million
    Nov 23, 2010

    Horror legend George Romero offers fundraising advice to first-timers: "Just make the movie. Don’t worry about the money."

  • November 24, 2010

    Going Guerrilla with Zombies

    Holly Million
    Nov 23, 2010

    Horror legend George Romero offers fundraising advice to first-timers: "Just make the movie. Don’t worry about the money."

  • Home

    Manning’s ‘Al Capp’ Sketches Grandpa

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2010

    Caitlin Manning takes a look at her cartoon-artist grandfather's life and legacy.

  • In Production

    Manning’s ‘Al Capp’ Sketches Grandpa

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2010

    Caitlin Manning takes a look at her cartoon-artist grandfather's life and legacy.

  • November 11, 2010

    Manning’s ‘Al Capp’ Sketches Grandpa

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2010

    Caitlin Manning takes a look at her cartoon-artist grandfather's life and legacy.

  • Home

    Manning’s ‘Al Capp’ Sketches Grandpa

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2010

    Caitlin Manning takes a look at her cartoon-artist grandfather's life and legacy.

  • In Production

    Manning’s ‘Al Capp’ Sketches Grandpa

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2010

    Caitlin Manning takes a look at her cartoon-artist grandfather's life and legacy.

  • November 11, 2010

    Manning’s ‘Al Capp’ Sketches Grandpa

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2010

    Caitlin Manning takes a look at her cartoon-artist grandfather's life and legacy.

  • Home

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 11, 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 3 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • Home

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 11, 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • November 3 2010

    Essential SF: Les Blank

    Michael Fox
    Nov 6, 2010

    Eat, dance, love: Les Blank brings nonfiction back to life in a long and storied career.

  • Home

    Assayas Recreates Revolution with 'Carlos'

    Max Goldberg
    Nov 5, 2010

    Olivier Assayas's 'Carlos' chases after a notorious phantom. Since premiering out of competition at Cannes, nearly all the write-ups of Olivier Assayas’s Carlos have located the film amidst the post–War on Terror flurry of dramatizations of the self-styled revolutionaries of the 1960s and ’70s (e.g. Che, United Red Army, The Baader Meinhof Complex and locally produced documentary The Weather Underground). This is as it should be: it’s often noted that Assayas wrote for Cahiers du Cinéma before he became a filmmaker, but more than his other movies Carlos works as criticism. In particular, it’s clear that Assayas is having....

  • November 4, 2010

    Assayas Recreates Revolution with 'Carlos'

    Max Goldberg
    Nov 5, 2010

    Olivier Assayas's 'Carlos' chases after a notorious phantom. Since premiering out of competition at Cannes, nearly all the write-ups of Olivier Assayas’s Carlos have located the film amidst the post–War on Terror flurry of dramatizations of the self-styled revolutionaries of the 1960s and ’70s (e.g. Che, United Red Army, The Baader Meinhof Complex and locally produced documentary The Weather Underground). This is as it should be: it’s often noted that Assayas wrote for Cahiers du Cinéma before he became a filmmaker, but more than his other movies Carlos works as criticism. In particular, it’s clear that Assayas is having....

  • Festivals

    The View from Here

    Michael Fox
    Nov 4, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival puts the focus on locals.

  • Home

    The View from Here

    Michael Fox
    Nov 4, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival puts the focus on locals.

  • November 4, 2010

    The View from Here

    Michael Fox
    Nov 4, 2010

    San Francisco Film Society's Cinema by the Bay festival puts the focus on locals.

  • Home

    Brown Follows Injuries in ‘Going the Distance’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 27, 2010

    David L. Brown explores traumatic brain injuries with 'Going the Distance.' When ABC’s Bob Woodruff and his cameraman were badly injured by an IED in Iraq in January of 2006, it was the top story for days. We may not know any of the estimated 320,000 soldiers who’ve returned home with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), but we do remember the co-anchor of World News Tonight. To his credit, he and his family created the Bob Woodruff Foundation to advocate for and raise money for veterans with head injuries, and to educate the public. Longtime Brisbane documentary maker David L. Brown was at one of those benefits, a 22-mile traverse....

  • October 28, 2010

    Brown Follows Injuries in ‘Going the Distance’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 27, 2010

    David L. Brown explores traumatic brain injuries with 'Going the Distance.' When ABC’s Bob Woodruff and his cameraman were badly injured by an IED in Iraq in January of 2006, it was the top story for days. We may not know any of the estimated 320,000 soldiers who’ve returned home with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), but we do remember the co-anchor of World News Tonight. To his credit, he and his family created the Bob Woodruff Foundation to advocate for and raise money for veterans with head injuries, and to educate the public. Longtime Brisbane documentary maker David L. Brown was at one of those benefits, a 22-mile traverse....

  • Festivals

    Taiwan Film Days Returns

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 21, 2010

    New stories emerge from a storied cinema nation in the second year of the Taiwan Film Days showcase.

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    Taiwan Film Days Returns

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 21, 2010

    New stories emerge from a storied cinema nation in the second year of the Taiwan Film Days showcase.

  • October 21, 2010

    Taiwan Film Days Returns

    Adam Hartzell
    Oct 21, 2010

    New stories emerge from a storied cinema nation in the second year of the Taiwan Film Days showcase.

  • Home

    'Turkey Creek' Bridges the Gulf

    Michael Fox
    Oct 20, 2010

    Leah Mahan's 'Turkey Creek' finds a variety of disasters in Mississippi.

  • In Production

    'Turkey Creek' Bridges the Gulf

    Michael Fox
    Oct 20, 2010

    Leah Mahan's 'Turkey Creek' finds a variety of disasters in Mississippi.

  • October 21, 2010

    'Turkey Creek' Bridges the Gulf

    Michael Fox
    Oct 20, 2010

    Leah Mahan's 'Turkey Creek' finds a variety of disasters in Mississippi.

  • October 12, 2010

    SF Docfest

    Oct 19, 2010

    SF Docfest continues through October 28 with its reliable blend of eccentricity and outrage. Films screening during week two include 'Trampoline' and 'Vanishing of the Bees.' More at sfindie.com.

  • October 19, 2010

    SF Docfest

    Oct 19, 2010

    SF Docfest continues through October 28 with its reliable blend of eccentricity and outrage. Films screening during week two include 'Trampoline' and 'Vanishing of the Bees.' More at sfindie.com.

  • Home

    Charles Ferguson Solves ‘Inside Job’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 18, 2010

    Charles Ferguson offers intel on the world financial crisis with 'Inside Job.'

  • October 21, 2010

    Charles Ferguson Solves ‘Inside Job’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 18, 2010

    Charles Ferguson offers intel on the world financial crisis with 'Inside Job.'

  • Q & A

    Charles Ferguson Solves ‘Inside Job’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 18, 2010

    Charles Ferguson offers intel on the world financial crisis with 'Inside Job.'

  • Home

    Charles Ferguson Solves ‘Inside Job’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 18, 2010

    Charles Ferguson offers intel on the world financial crisis with 'Inside Job.'

  • October 21, 2010

    Charles Ferguson Solves ‘Inside Job’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 18, 2010

    Charles Ferguson offers intel on the world financial crisis with 'Inside Job.'

  • Q & A

    Charles Ferguson Solves ‘Inside Job’

    Michael Fox
    Oct 18, 2010

    Charles Ferguson offers intel on the world financial crisis with 'Inside Job.'

  • Festivals

    SF Docfest Still Stranger than Fiction

    Matt Sussman
    Oct 15, 2010

    A critic offers not-to-be-missed entries in the ninth annual SF Docfest.

  • Home

    SF Docfest Still Stranger than Fiction

    Matt Sussman
    Oct 15, 2010

    A critic offers not-to-be-missed entries in the ninth annual SF Docfest.

  • October 21, 2010

    SF Docfest Still Stranger than Fiction

    Matt Sussman
    Oct 15, 2010

    A critic offers not-to-be-missed entries in the ninth annual SF Docfest.

  • October 12, 2010

    'Eatrip'

    Oct 15, 2010

    VIZ Cinema celebrates World Food Day with a screening of Yuri Yomura’s ‘Eatrip,’ a Japanese documentary exploring the detailed splendors of food preparation and, of course, consumption. A live broadcast connects Tokyo and San Francisco audiences as they say “Itadakimasu” ("I humbly receive") in unison to kick off the event. Audience members also receive an onigiri rice ball and complementary drink.

  • Home

    'Better This World' Takes a Look at Criminal Injustice

    Michael Fox
    Oct 13, 2010

    Two filmmakers examine the justice system in the U.S. post-Sept. 11.

  • October 14, 2010

    'Better This World' Takes a Look at Criminal Injustice

    Michael Fox
    Oct 13, 2010

    Two filmmakers examine the justice system in the U.S. post-Sept. 11.

  • Documentary

    Are You Expecting Your Producer to Save You?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Oct 12, 2010

    What to consider when you're considering hiring a producer.

  • Home

    Are You Expecting Your Producer to Save You?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Oct 12, 2010

    What to consider when you're considering hiring a producer.

  • October 14, 2010

    Are You Expecting Your Producer to Save You?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Oct 12, 2010

    What to consider when you're considering hiring a producer.

  • October 5, 2010

    'Talking with Gods'

    Oct 8, 2010

    Peter Meaney’s thorough documentary focuses on the eccentric and prolific Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison, with insight from several of Morrison’s closest collaborators including Phil Jimenez, Frank Quitely, and Jill Thompson. ‘Talking With Gods’ plays at the Roxie Theater.

  • Home

    Savoring Fishbone in its Third Insane Decade

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 8, 2010

    A film about the legendary band Fishbone brings California's past 25 years into close relief.

  • October 14, 2010

    Savoring Fishbone in its Third Insane Decade

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 8, 2010

    A film about the legendary band Fishbone brings California's past 25 years into close relief.

  • Q & A

    Savoring Fishbone in its Third Insane Decade

    Susan Gerhard
    Oct 8, 2010

    A film about the legendary band Fishbone brings California's past 25 years into close relief.

  • Home

    Essential SF: 'Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,' 'Paulina,' 'First Person Plural'

    Michael Fox
    Oct 6, 2010

    The Bay Area's best first-person documentaries take us through a lens, darkly.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: 'Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,' 'Paulina,' 'First Person Plural'

    Michael Fox
    Oct 6, 2010

    The Bay Area's best first-person documentaries take us through a lens, darkly.

  • October 7, 2010

    Essential SF: 'Complaints of a Dutiful Daughter,' 'Paulina,' 'First Person Plural'

    Michael Fox
    Oct 6, 2010

    The Bay Area's best first-person documentaries take us through a lens, darkly.

  • October 5, 2010

    'Cecil Taylor: All the Notes'

    Oct 6, 2010

    Free jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is captured in performance and interviewed in Christopher Felver’s documentary ‘Cecil Taylor: All the Notes’. A discussion between Felver and California Poet Laureate Al Young follows the screening at the Smith Rafael Film Center.

  • september 29, 2010

    'Ferlinghetti'

    Oct 3, 2010

    Photographer Christopher Felver's documentary on the San Francisco poet and publisher played at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival and gets another date to capture the current 'Howl' fever. It plays at the Smith Rafael Film Center.

  • september 29, 2010

    'Fresh'

    Oct 1, 2010

    MacArthur "genius" grant recipient (2008) Will Allen is featured in this documentary about the building a healthier American food system, which also features 'Omnivore's Dilemma' author Michael Pollan. Director Ana Joanes will be present for an opening night Q&A at the San Francisco premiere of the film at the Red Vic Movie House.

  • Home

    Rwanda Moves Forward in New Documentary

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 30, 2010

    The latest Deborah Scranton film takes another look at the Rwandan genocide.

  • Q & A

    Rwanda Moves Forward in New Documentary

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 30, 2010

    The latest Deborah Scranton film takes another look at the Rwandan genocide.

  • September 30, 2010

    Rwanda Moves Forward in New Documentary

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 30, 2010

    The latest Deborah Scranton film takes another look at the Rwandan genocide.

  • september 29, 2010

    'Earth Made of Glass'

    Sep 30, 2010

    A special screening of Deborah Scranton'’s searing documentary about two Rwandan genocide survivors' quest for truth features a Phil Bronstein–moderated panel discussion with director Scranton; Robert Rosenthal, executive director of the Center for Investigative Reporting; and Mathilde Mukantabana, president of Friends of Rwanda, at Landmark's Embarcadero Center Cinema.

  • Home

    Rwanda Moves Forward in New Documentary

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 30, 2010

    The latest Deborah Scranton film takes another look at the Rwandan genocide.

  • Q & A

    Rwanda Moves Forward in New Documentary

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 30, 2010

    The latest Deborah Scranton film takes another look at the Rwandan genocide.

  • September 30, 2010

    Rwanda Moves Forward in New Documentary

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 30, 2010

    The latest Deborah Scranton film takes another look at the Rwandan genocide.

  • Home

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • In Production

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • September 30, 2010

    Local Filmmakers Pour into Mill Valley

    Michael Fox
    Sep 29, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers find a platform at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

  • Home

    Gardner's Global Views Unnerve at YBCA

    Sara Dosa
    Sep 26, 2010

    Three decades of Robert Gardner films scrutinize the human condition.

  • Reviews

    Gardner's Global Views Unnerve at YBCA

    Sara Dosa
    Sep 26, 2010

    Three decades of Robert Gardner films scrutinize the human condition.

  • September 30, 2010

    Gardner's Global Views Unnerve at YBCA

    Sara Dosa
    Sep 26, 2010

    Three decades of Robert Gardner films scrutinize the human condition.

  • September 21, 2010

    Tom Shepard's 'Whiz Kids'

    Sep 25, 2010

    San Francisco producer and director Tom Shepard, along with New York filmmakers Tina DiFeliciantonio and Jane C. Wagner, present their new documentary, 'Whiz Kids,' about ambitious teenagers who compete in the Intel Science Talent Search, in person at the Balboa Theatre.

  • Festivals

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • Home

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • September 30, 2010

    A Children's Film Festival Finds Inspiration for All Ages

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 24, 2010

    The NY/SF International Children's Film Festival offers a mix of animation, live action, fantasy, entertainment and insight.

  • Home

    Irving Glides from Parrots to Pelicans

    Michael Fox
    Sep 22, 2010

    Judy Irving goes from parrots to pelicans with her new documentary.

  • September 23, 2010

    Irving Glides from Parrots to Pelicans

    Michael Fox
    Sep 22, 2010

    Judy Irving goes from parrots to pelicans with her new documentary.

  • Home

    Irving Glides from Parrots to Pelicans

    Michael Fox
    Sep 22, 2010

    Judy Irving goes from parrots to pelicans with her new documentary.

  • September 23, 2010

    Irving Glides from Parrots to Pelicans

    Michael Fox
    Sep 22, 2010

    Judy Irving goes from parrots to pelicans with her new documentary.

  • Home

    Lixin Fan's 'Train' Arrives

    Michael Fox
    Sep 20, 2010

    The creator of award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home' speaks about the new China.

  • Q & A

    Lixin Fan's 'Train' Arrives

    Michael Fox
    Sep 20, 2010

    The creator of award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home' speaks about the new China.

  • September 23, 2010

    Lixin Fan's 'Train' Arrives

    Michael Fox
    Sep 20, 2010

    The creator of award-winning documentary 'Last Train Home' speaks about the new China.

  • Festivals

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • Home

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • September 16, 2010

    Toronto's New Lightbox Offers Transcendence

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 16, 2010

    A festival transforms itself and transports audiences with a visionary new theater.

  • Home

    Tushinski Brings San Francisco into 'Dirty Poole'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 15, 2010

    A filmmaker revisits '70s gay erotic life in the work of Wakefield Poole.

  • In Production

    Tushinski Brings San Francisco into 'Dirty Poole'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 15, 2010

    A filmmaker revisits '70s gay erotic life in the work of Wakefield Poole.

  • September 16, 2010

    Tushinski Brings San Francisco into 'Dirty Poole'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 15, 2010

    A filmmaker revisits '70s gay erotic life in the work of Wakefield Poole.

  • Home

    Phil Spector, the Spectacle, Viewed in New Doc

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 10, 2010

    A look at Phil Spector brings back memories, if not that loving feeling.

  • Reviews

    Phil Spector, the Spectacle, Viewed in New Doc

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 10, 2010

    A look at Phil Spector brings back memories, if not that loving feeling.

  • Home

    Mallimson surveys 'Edge of the Wild' on San Bruno Mountain

    Michael Fox
    Sep 8, 2010

    A filmmaker shows environmentalists who are changing the way we as Americans relate to nature.

  • In Production

    Mallimson surveys 'Edge of the Wild' on San Bruno Mountain

    Michael Fox
    Sep 8, 2010

    A filmmaker shows environmentalists who are changing the way we as Americans relate to nature.

  • September 9 2010

    Mallimson surveys 'Edge of the Wild' on San Bruno Mountain

    Michael Fox
    Sep 8, 2010

    A filmmaker shows environmentalists who are changing the way we as Americans relate to nature.

  • September 7, 2010

    'Portrait of Jason' Redux

    Sep 8, 2010

    Local digital media artist Tim Roseborough presents a feature-length video in homage to Shirley Clarke's 1967 documentary, 'Portrait of Jason,' one last time at Scenius Gallery on 18th Street.

  • August 31, 2010

    'Handmade Nation' at YBCA

    Sep 5, 2010

    The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' design and architecture series, Something From Nothing, draws to a close with Faythe Levine's 'Handmade Nation,' a documentary about the politics, aesthetics, and ethos of D.I.Y craft in North America that played SF360 Film+Club this past year.

  • Home

    A Family Implodes in Biting 'Dogtooth'

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 3, 2010

    A Greek film incriminates the viewer.

  • Reviews

    A Family Implodes in Biting 'Dogtooth'

    Dennis Harvey
    Sep 3, 2010

    A Greek film incriminates the viewer.

  • Festivals

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • Home

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • September 9 2010

    Telluride Unveils 37th Film Festival

    Gianmaria Franchini
    Sep 3, 2010

    Surprising themes and high profile documentaries are among the highlights of the Telluride 2010 lineup.

  • Home

    'Sweet' Beat Drives Fruchtmans’ Rwanda Doc

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2010

    Lisa Fruchtman moves from feature-film editing to documentary film directing with a hopeful story out of Rwanda.

  • In Production

    'Sweet' Beat Drives Fruchtmans’ Rwanda Doc

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2010

    Lisa Fruchtman moves from feature-film editing to documentary film directing with a hopeful story out of Rwanda.

  • September 2, 2010

    'Sweet' Beat Drives Fruchtmans’ Rwanda Doc

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2010

    Lisa Fruchtman moves from feature-film editing to documentary film directing with a hopeful story out of Rwanda.

  • Home

    'Sweet' Beat Drives Fruchtmans’ Rwanda Doc

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2010

    Lisa Fruchtman moves from feature-film editing to documentary film directing with a hopeful story out of Rwanda.

  • In Production

    'Sweet' Beat Drives Fruchtmans’ Rwanda Doc

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2010

    Lisa Fruchtman moves from feature-film editing to documentary film directing with a hopeful story out of Rwanda.

  • September 2, 2010

    'Sweet' Beat Drives Fruchtmans’ Rwanda Doc

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2010

    Lisa Fruchtman moves from feature-film editing to documentary film directing with a hopeful story out of Rwanda.

  • Home

    The Price of Fame

    George Rush
    Aug 31, 2010

    When filming a public figure, the rights to privacy as well as publicity need to be considered.

  • Legal

    The Price of Fame

    George Rush
    Aug 31, 2010

    When filming a public figure, the rights to privacy as well as publicity need to be considered.

  • September 2, 2010

    The Price of Fame

    George Rush
    Aug 31, 2010

    When filming a public figure, the rights to privacy as well as publicity need to be considered.

  • Home

    The Price of Fame

    George Rush
    Aug 31, 2010

    When filming a public figure, the rights to privacy as well as publicity need to be considered.

  • Legal

    The Price of Fame

    George Rush
    Aug 31, 2010

    When filming a public figure, the rights to privacy as well as publicity need to be considered.

  • September 2, 2010

    The Price of Fame

    George Rush
    Aug 31, 2010

    When filming a public figure, the rights to privacy as well as publicity need to be considered.

  • August 24, 2010

    SFFS Screen: 'The Two Escobars'

    Aug 30, 2010

    In Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's documentary, sports, drugs, money, and the peaks and valleys of success and failure are intertwined by the parallell lives of Escobars Andres and Pablo, one an assassinated soccer star, the other a government-hunted drug lord. It's presented on the SFFS Screen at the Sundance Kabuki.

  • Home

    Two Zimbalists and 'Two Escobars'

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 27, 2010

    The stories of an assassinated soccer star and the nation's most notorious criminal merge in a portrait of '80s-'90s Colombia.

  • Reviews

    Two Zimbalists and 'Two Escobars'

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 27, 2010

    The stories of an assassinated soccer star and the nation's most notorious criminal merge in a portrait of '80s-'90s Colombia.

  • September 2, 2010

    Two Zimbalists and 'Two Escobars'

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 27, 2010

    The stories of an assassinated soccer star and the nation's most notorious criminal merge in a portrait of '80s-'90s Colombia.

  • August 26 ,2010

    Medina Stokes SF-set ‘Furnace’

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2010

    Dolissa Medina uncovers more ashes in a new, historical piece on San Francisco and its many great fires.

  • Home

    Medina Stokes SF-set ‘Furnace’

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2010

    Dolissa Medina uncovers more ashes in a new, historical piece on San Francisco and its many great fires.

  • In Production

    Medina Stokes SF-set ‘Furnace’

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2010

    Dolissa Medina uncovers more ashes in a new, historical piece on San Francisco and its many great fires.

  • August 24, 2010

    The Factory Year-End Screening

    Aug 24, 2010

    Oakland's youth video-production collective The Factory showcases more than a dozen documentary, narrative, and experimental films made by students at the Pacific Film Archive on August 24. A panel discussion with student filmmakers follows.

  • August 26 ,2010

    Getting Perspective on your Story

    Fernanda Rossi
    Aug 24, 2010

    Who's to say if it's a story problem or an audience problem?

  • Documentary

    Getting Perspective on your Story

    Fernanda Rossi
    Aug 24, 2010

    Who's to say if it's a story problem or an audience problem?

  • Home

    Getting Perspective on your Story

    Fernanda Rossi
    Aug 24, 2010

    Who's to say if it's a story problem or an audience problem?

  • August 19 2010

    Of Longing and Laforgue

    Jenni Olson
    Aug 17, 2010

    A filmmaker offers a script excerpt in appreciation of Jules Laforgue on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

  • First Person

    Of Longing and Laforgue

    Jenni Olson
    Aug 17, 2010

    A filmmaker offers a script excerpt in appreciation of Jules Laforgue on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

  • Home

    Of Longing and Laforgue

    Jenni Olson
    Aug 17, 2010

    A filmmaker offers a script excerpt in appreciation of Jules Laforgue on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

  • 08-12-10

    Kirschenbaum’s ‘Looking’ Provides Alzheimer’s Patient P.O.V.

    Michael Fox
    Aug 11, 2010

    Scott Kirschenbaum's 80-minute doc aims to convey the experience of Alzheimer’s from the patient’s point of view.

  • Home

    Kirschenbaum’s ‘Looking’ Provides Alzheimer’s Patient P.O.V.

    Michael Fox
    Aug 11, 2010

    Scott Kirschenbaum's 80-minute doc aims to convey the experience of Alzheimer’s from the patient’s point of view.

  • In Production

    Kirschenbaum’s ‘Looking’ Provides Alzheimer’s Patient P.O.V.

    Michael Fox
    Aug 11, 2010

    Scott Kirschenbaum's 80-minute doc aims to convey the experience of Alzheimer’s from the patient’s point of view.

  • 08-05-2010

    'Winnebago Man' Hits the Road

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 2, 2010

    Director Ben Steinbauer and Bay Area-based producer Malcolm Pullinger talk about anger, RVs, and "going viral" with their new film.

  • Home

    'Winnebago Man' Hits the Road

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 2, 2010

    Director Ben Steinbauer and Bay Area-based producer Malcolm Pullinger talk about anger, RVs, and "going viral" with their new film.

  • Q & A

    'Winnebago Man' Hits the Road

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 2, 2010

    Director Ben Steinbauer and Bay Area-based producer Malcolm Pullinger talk about anger, RVs, and "going viral" with their new film.

  • 08-05-2010

    'Winnebago Man' Hits the Road

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 2, 2010

    Director Ben Steinbauer and Bay Area-based producer Malcolm Pullinger talk about anger, RVs, and "going viral" with their new film.

  • Home

    'Winnebago Man' Hits the Road

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 2, 2010

    Director Ben Steinbauer and Bay Area-based producer Malcolm Pullinger talk about anger, RVs, and "going viral" with their new film.

  • Q & A

    'Winnebago Man' Hits the Road

    Susan Gerhard
    Aug 2, 2010

    Director Ben Steinbauer and Bay Area-based producer Malcolm Pullinger talk about anger, RVs, and "going viral" with their new film.

  • Home

    Essential SF: 'Berkeley in the Sixties,' 'Brother Outsider,' 'Weather Underground'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2010

    Three Bay Area documentaries correct the historical record.

  • In Depth

    Essential SF: 'Berkeley in the Sixties,' 'Brother Outsider,' 'Weather Underground'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2010

    Three Bay Area documentaries correct the historical record.

  • Home

    Getting Down, Dirty with Bob Ray and Chad Holt

    Sean Uyehara
    Jul 26, 2010

    Bob Ray brings his Down & Dirty Austin Film Tour to the Bay Area. And you can't stop him.

  • Q & A

    Getting Down, Dirty with Bob Ray and Chad Holt

    Sean Uyehara
    Jul 26, 2010

    Bob Ray brings his Down & Dirty Austin Film Tour to the Bay Area. And you can't stop him.

  • News & Blogs

    Beyond the Box: ITVS Programs Nominated for Six Emmys

    Jul 26, 2010

    "The nominees for the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were announced today and ITVS programs received an impressive six nominations," reports Beyond the Box.

  • 07-21-2010

    Wilson-Shepard Doc Blooms in AIDS Grove

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2010

    Tom Shepard and Andy Abrahams Wilson are redefining activist filmmaking with educational films, such as their documentary on the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.

  • Home

    Wilson-Shepard Doc Blooms in AIDS Grove

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2010

    Tom Shepard and Andy Abrahams Wilson are redefining activist filmmaking with educational films, such as their documentary on the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.

  • In Production

    Wilson-Shepard Doc Blooms in AIDS Grove

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2010

    Tom Shepard and Andy Abrahams Wilson are redefining activist filmmaking with educational films, such as their documentary on the National AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park.

  • 07-21-2010

    Reeling in the Years with the Red Vic

    Michael Fox
    Jul 19, 2010

    Look back in (anything but) anger: Members of the Red Vic Collective wax nostalgic on wild times, amazing meals and surprise visits from the theater's biggest fan, Danny Glover.

  • Home

    Reeling in the Years with the Red Vic

    Michael Fox
    Jul 19, 2010

    Look back in (anything but) anger: Members of the Red Vic Collective wax nostalgic on wild times, amazing meals and surprise visits from the theater's biggest fan, Danny Glover.

  • Q & A

    Reeling in the Years with the Red Vic

    Michael Fox
    Jul 19, 2010

    Look back in (anything but) anger: Members of the Red Vic Collective wax nostalgic on wild times, amazing meals and surprise visits from the theater's biggest fan, Danny Glover.

  • Home

    Koons Garcia Runs Fingers Through 'Soil'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2010

    Deborah Koons Garcia's latest film explores the mystery and complexities of one of the earth's most valuable resources.

  • In Production

    Koons Garcia Runs Fingers Through 'Soil'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2010

    Deborah Koons Garcia's latest film explores the mystery and complexities of one of the earth's most valuable resources.

  • Home

    Koons Garcia Runs Fingers Through 'Soil'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2010

    Deborah Koons Garcia's latest film explores the mystery and complexities of one of the earth's most valuable resources.

  • In Production

    Koons Garcia Runs Fingers Through 'Soil'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 14, 2010

    Deborah Koons Garcia's latest film explores the mystery and complexities of one of the earth's most valuable resources.

  • Home

    Crowd Control

    George Rush
    Jul 13, 2010

    No matter what kind of film you’re making, eventually all filmmakers encounter the common legal problem of filming in a crowd.

  • Legal

    Crowd Control

    George Rush
    Jul 13, 2010

    No matter what kind of film you’re making, eventually all filmmakers encounter the common legal problem of filming in a crowd.

  • Home

    Perkins Places 'Trust' in Convicts and Parolees

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2010

    Tamara Perkins' The Trust is intended to provide a rare lens into the lives of incarcerated men and their families.

  • In Production

    Perkins Places 'Trust' in Convicts and Parolees

    Michael Fox
    Jul 7, 2010

    Tamara Perkins' The Trust is intended to provide a rare lens into the lives of incarcerated men and their families.

  • Home

    Crafting Motifs in Documentary Films

    Karen Everett
    Jul 6, 2010

    Choosing and implementing the right motif can help convey a narrative documentary's theme.

    Now…what exactly is a motif? And why would you want to edit one into a documentary film?
    During one of my recent group coaching calls, we addressed these questions. . . .

  • Home

    Crafting Motifs in Documentary Films

    Karen Everett
    Jul 6, 2010

    Choosing and implementing the right motif can help convey a narrative documentary's theme.

    Now…what exactly is a motif? And why would you want to edit one into a documentary film?
    During one of my recent group coaching calls, we addressed these questions. . . .

  • Home

    Media Pulse: A Crude Interpretation of the Law

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jul 1, 2010

    Jennifer Preissel examines the film and the court case that could redefine a journalist’s protection under First Amendment rights.

  • In Depth

    Media Pulse: A Crude Interpretation of the Law

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jul 1, 2010

    Jennifer Preissel examines the film and the court case that could redefine a journalist’s protection under First Amendment rights.

  • Festivals

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Home

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Home

    Media Pulse: A Crude Interpretation of the Law

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jul 1, 2010

    Jennifer Preissel examines the film and the court case that could redefine a journalist’s protection under First Amendment rights.

  • In Depth

    Media Pulse: A Crude Interpretation of the Law

    Jennifer Preissel
    Jul 1, 2010

    Jennifer Preissel examines the film and the court case that could redefine a journalist’s protection under First Amendment rights.

  • Festivals

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Home

    Storylines of Silverdocs 2010

    Sara Dosa
    Jul 1, 2010

    Storytelling took center stage at the U.S.'s pre-eminent documentary film festival, Silverdocs, headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

  • Home

    Guevara-Flanagan Soars with 'Wonder Woman'

    Michael Fox
    Jun 30, 2010

    East Bay filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan muscles her way through her new documentary feature, The History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman.

  • In Production

    Guevara-Flanagan Soars with 'Wonder Woman'

    Michael Fox
    Jun 30, 2010

    East Bay filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan muscles her way through her new documentary feature, The History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman.

  • Home

    Guevara-Flanagan Soars with 'Wonder Woman'

    Michael Fox
    Jun 30, 2010

    East Bay filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan muscles her way through her new documentary feature, The History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman.

  • In Production

    Guevara-Flanagan Soars with 'Wonder Woman'

    Michael Fox
    Jun 30, 2010

    East Bay filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan muscles her way through her new documentary feature, The History of the Universe as Told by Wonder Woman.

  • Festivals

    Frameline's History Lessons

    Max Goldberg
    Jun 24, 2010

    Frameline34 brought together a wide array of programs following the retrospective impulse.

  • Festivals

    Frameline's History Lessons

    Max Goldberg
    Jun 24, 2010

    Frameline34 brought together a wide array of programs following the retrospective impulse.

  • Festivals

    Frameline34 Focuses on Warhol and Worlds of LGBT Cinema

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2010

    Frameline34 takes a fresh look at Andy Warhol's world while offering a view to the world of international LGBT cinema 2010.

  • Q & A

    On the Road with 'Joan,' Stern and Sundberg Talk Big Picture

    Michael Fox
    Jun 14, 2010

    The makers of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work speak about their latest, as well as the state of documentary filmmaking.

  • Q & A

    On the Road with 'Joan,' Stern and Sundberg Talk Big Picture

    Michael Fox
    Jun 14, 2010

    The makers of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work speak about their latest, as well as the state of documentary filmmaking.

  • Documentary

    The Story Beyond the Story

    Fernanda Rossi
    Jun 11, 2010

    Screens are getting smaller. From the cineplex to TV to the computer or iPhone screen, surfaces have shrunk but creativity and resourcefulness have expanded.

  • News & Blogs

    SF Chronicle: 'Stanford Scholars up for Student Oscar'

    Jun 11, 2010

    Two graduate students at Stanford University have won an Academy Award for their latest documentary short, "Dreams Awake," about a campus custodian.

  • In Production

    Koppelman Maps International Cybercrime, Cuban Opera

    Michael Fox
    Jun 9, 2010

    Charles Koppelman's documentary in progress, Zero Day, exposes each of three threats to the Internet: cybercrime, cyberespionage and cyberwarfare.

  • Reviews

    Field's Anti-Apartheid Series Returns to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 4, 2010

    By any measure, the long-awaited release of Have You Heard from Johannesburg? shapes up to be one of the major documentary events of 2010.

  • Reviews

    Field's Anti-Apartheid Series Returns to Bay Area

    Michael Fox
    Jun 4, 2010

    By any measure, the long-awaited release of Have You Heard from Johannesburg? shapes up to be one of the major documentary events of 2010.

  • Reviews

    On Loving the Best Worst Movie of All Time

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 3, 2010

    For many, the mother of all brain-scrambling cinematic boondoggles is Troll 2; a documentary takes stock of the phenomenal success of this epic failure.

  • Story Structure

    Thinking Like a Screenwriter for your Documentary

    Karen Everett
    May 31, 2010

    Moving past genre distinctions may help some filmmakers find the best dramatic arc and the most powerful truths.

  • Story Structure

    Thinking Like a Screenwriter for your Documentary

    Karen Everett
    May 31, 2010

    Moving past genre distinctions may help some filmmakers find the best dramatic arc and the most powerful truths.

  • In Production

    Omori, Hardy Conspire to Tattoo the World

    Michael Fox
    May 25, 2010

    Emiko Omori s upcoming documentary, Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World, a collaboration of sorts between the two artists, grew out of a friendship that dates to 1974.

  • In Production

    Omori, Hardy Conspire to Tattoo the World

    Michael Fox
    May 25, 2010

    Emiko Omori s upcoming documentary, Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World, a collaboration of sorts between the two artists, grew out of a friendship that dates to 1974.

  • News & Blogs

    Festivals from Cannes to Marfa, San Francisco Filmmakers Reporting

    Emile Bokaer, Cynthia Mitchell
    May 21, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers report back from film festivals far (Cannes) and wide (Marfa).

  • News & Blogs

    Festivals from Cannes to Marfa, San Francisco Filmmakers Reporting

    Emile Bokaer, Cynthia Mitchell
    May 21, 2010

    Bay Area filmmakers report back from film festivals far (Cannes) and wide (Marfa).

  • News & Blogs

    Judge's Crude Behavior Infuriates Documentary Makers

    Michael Fox
    May 18, 2010

    From chilling to dangerous to horrendous, local reactions to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan s ruling in favor of Chevron in New York on May 6 ran an unsurprisingly narrow gamut.

  • News & Blogs

    Judge's Crude Behavior Infuriates Documentary Makers

    Michael Fox
    May 18, 2010

    From chilling to dangerous to horrendous, local reactions to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan s ruling in favor of Chevron in New York on May 6 ran an unsurprisingly narrow gamut.

  • Q & A

    Poitras's Unexpected Path to 'The Oath'

    Jessica Sapick
    May 16, 2010

    Laura Poitras speaks during SFIFF53 about the process of creating The Oath from the stories of Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard and driver.

  • Q & A

    Poitras's Unexpected Path to 'The Oath'

    Jessica Sapick
    May 16, 2010

    Laura Poitras speaks during SFIFF53 about the process of creating The Oath from the stories of Osama Bin Laden's former bodyguard and driver.

  • News & Blogs

    'Chevron's 'Crude' Attempt to Suppress Free Speech'

    May 15, 2010

    A Federal Judge has ordered documentary producer and director Joe Berlinger to turn over to Chevron 600 hours of footage used to create Crude: The Real Price of Oil.

  • Reviews

    'Typeface' Makes Art of a Lost Craft

    Adam Hartzell
    May 14, 2010

    Gary Hustwit s Helvetica turned a font into a fascination, and Justine Nagan's Typeface takes the topic of type one step further by moving into the past.

  • Reviews

    'Typeface' Makes Art of a Lost Craft

    Adam Hartzell
    May 14, 2010

    Gary Hustwit s Helvetica turned a font into a fascination, and Justine Nagan's Typeface takes the topic of type one step further by moving into the past.

  • In Production

    Griffin and Jordan Getting Nails Done

    Michael Fox
    May 12, 2010

    Today s fun fact: San Francisco has more nail salons per capita than any city in the country.

  • In Production

    Griffin and Jordan Getting Nails Done

    Michael Fox
    May 12, 2010

    Today s fun fact: San Francisco has more nail salons per capita than any city in the country.

  • News & Blogs

    New York Times: 'A Filmmaker’s Quest for Journalistic Protection'

    May 7, 2010

    Documentary film footage is caught in the middle of a court battle between Chevron and Ecuadorian plaintiffs over pollution of the Amazon rain forest.

  • News & Blogs

    SF Chronicle: 'S.F. Film Festival Bestows Prizes'

    May 7, 2010

    Almost $300,000 was given out Wednesday night for awards and grants honoring documentary winners.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco International's Local Filmmakers Next Step

    Michael Fox
    May 6, 2010

    We caught up with several Bay Area makers, fresh off their high-energy screenings at SFIFF53 and primed to keep the momentum rolling.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco International's Local Filmmakers Next Step

    Michael Fox
    May 6, 2010

    We caught up with several Bay Area makers, fresh off their high-energy screenings at SFIFF53 and primed to keep the momentum rolling.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Golden Gate Awards and Juried Prizes/Grants Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 5, 2010

    Cash prizes totaling nearly $300,000 for filmmakers highlighted the San Francisco International Film Festival s Golden Gate Awards Wednesday night.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: War Stories

    Matt Sussman
    May 5, 2010

    Films about our species enduring capacity to be inhumane toward its own are perennials at festivals, and will be so as long as wars are waged.

  • Q & A

    Behind the Music with 'Simonal'

    Julia Barbosa
    May 3, 2010

    The documentary Simonal: No One Knows How Tough it Was explores the polemic surrounding a man considered by many to be the greatest singer in Brazilian history.

  • Q & A

    Behind the Music with 'Simonal'

    Julia Barbosa
    May 3, 2010

    The documentary Simonal: No One Knows How Tough it Was explores the polemic surrounding a man considered by many to be the greatest singer in Brazilian history.

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Gary Snyder on Art, Anarchy and the Environment

    Robert Avila
    May 3, 2010

    Poet, essayist, environmentalist, Buddhist, public intellectual and teacher Gary Snyder speaks on life and the making of 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Women's Worlds

    Max Goldberg
    May 1, 2010

    Don t let Hollywood crow about The Hurt Locker and the year of the woman until more filmmakers of the sort featured at this year s festival benefit.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Women's Worlds

    Max Goldberg
    May 1, 2010

    Don t let Hollywood crow about The Hurt Locker and the year of the woman until more filmmakers of the sort featured at this year s festival benefit.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: 'Utopia,' 'Morning'

    SF360
    Apr 27, 2010

    Live & Onstage thought globally and drafted locally with Sam Green and musician Dave Cerf s live Utopia in Four Movements, which never takes the exact same form.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53 Reports: 'Utopia,' 'Morning'

    SF360
    Apr 27, 2010

    Live & Onstage thought globally and drafted locally with Sam Green and musician Dave Cerf s live Utopia in Four Movements, which never takes the exact same form.

  • Q & A

    Hernandez's Guilty Verdict

    Michael Fox
    Apr 26, 2010

    If there's a sure-fire crowd-pleaser in this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, it s Roberto Hernandez and Geoffrey Smith's Presumed Guilty.

  • Q & A

    Hernandez's Guilty Verdict

    Michael Fox
    Apr 26, 2010

    If there's a sure-fire crowd-pleaser in this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, it s Roberto Hernandez and Geoffrey Smith's Presumed Guilty.

  • Legal

    Do You Pass the Test?

    George Rush
    Apr 26, 2010

    You are awesome. Spectacular, incredible, interesting, accomplished and generally just way awesome. Everyone wants to hear every possible thing there is to know about you.

  • In Depth

    Dialogues: Jim Harrison on Poetry, Documentary

    Robert Avila
    Apr 23, 2010

    Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    Dialogues: Jim Harrison on Poetry, Documentary

    Robert Avila
    Apr 23, 2010

    Writer Jim Harrison offers thoughts about his relationship to Gary Snyder and his contributions to 'The Practice of the Wild.'

  • Q & A

    'Utopia' in San Francisco

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 18, 2010

    I found Sam Green deep in preparation, but he found time to walk me through the greatest dreams and worst nightmares of the 20th century.

  • Q & A

    'Utopia' in San Francisco

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 18, 2010

    I found Sam Green deep in preparation, but he found time to walk me through the greatest dreams and worst nightmares of the 20th century.

  • Reviews

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

    sf360
    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.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF53: Ephemeral Film and Music, Live & Onstage

    Marc Capelle
    Apr 14, 2010

    If you imagine the S.F. International Film Festival as an circus tent, with Opening and Closing nights the main supports, the other tent poles are interactive live experiences.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In Production

    Living on Default line in Bakalian Doc

    Michael Fox
    Apr 6, 2010

    The new law reforming the Federal student loan program will save billions and help millions. But it won t make Serge Bakalian s debt expos‚ superfluous.

  • In Production

    Living on Default line in Bakalian Doc

    Michael Fox
    Apr 6, 2010

    The new law reforming the Federal student loan program will save billions and help millions. But it won t make Serge Bakalian s debt expos‚ superfluous.

  • Story Structure

    The Empathetic Storyteller

    Karen Everett
    Apr 6, 2010

    Beware of Save the Day My Way Syndrome. Now, learn from your mistakes.

  • Story Structure

    The Empathetic Storyteller

    Karen Everett
    Apr 6, 2010

    Beware of Save the Day My Way Syndrome. Now, learn from your mistakes.

  • Q & A

    Rosen's Insights into 53rd San Francisco International

    Michael Fox
    Apr 5, 2010

    With opening night approaching, Rachel Rosen talked about her L.A. Rolodex, the function of festivals in a broadband world and her favorites in the festival.

  • Reviews

    Link TV's ViewChange Launch

    Jane Riccobono
    Apr 2, 2010

    ViewChange.org, a digital-media hub on global development, offers news about microeconomics and innovative web technology that enables users to contribute to the causes they re learning about.

  • In Production

    Nuclear Family Secrets in Silvia's Atomic Mom

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2010

    One of the oldest points of contention in documentary is whether the camera s presence alters the subject s behavior.

  • In Production

    Nuclear Family Secrets in Silvia's Atomic Mom

    Michael Fox
    Mar 30, 2010

    One of the oldest points of contention in documentary is whether the camera s presence alters the subject s behavior.

  • Reviews

    Unresolved Conflict in 'American Radical,' 'Promised Lands'

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 25, 2010

    YBCA s month-long, six-part Human Rights and Film series closes with two documentaries on the Arab-Israeli conflict made 35 years apart.

  • In Production

    Riffe's Raw Milk Germ

    Michael Fox
    Mar 23, 2010

    There's so much about this product called milk that we think we know everything about, declares Jed Riffe with his usual blend of enthusiasm and amazement.

  • In Production

    Riffe's Raw Milk Germ

    Michael Fox
    Mar 23, 2010

    There's so much about this product called milk that we think we know everything about, declares Jed Riffe with his usual blend of enthusiasm and amazement.

  • Q & A

    Karim Ahmad on ITVS's Forward-Thinking FUTURESTATES

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 21, 2010

    Think of U.S. public television and science fiction or any type of fiction doesn't spring to mind. ITVS aims to change that perception with a series of mini-features.

  • Festivals

    SF International Asian American Film Festival's Archival Tour

    Adam Hartzell
    Mar 19, 2010

    A theme that emerged in this year s SFIAFF was the importance of archives in the film world.

  • In Production

    Hiler and Brown's Visionary Music

    Michael Fox
    Mar 17, 2010

    The culture war is over, and the reactionaries have won. In this climate, Jerome Hiler and Owsley Brown III s Music Makes a City is a revelation,

  • In Production

    Hiler and Brown's Visionary Music

    Michael Fox
    Mar 17, 2010

    The culture war is over, and the reactionaries have won. In this climate, Jerome Hiler and Owsley Brown III s Music Makes a City is a revelation,

  • Q & A

    Borshay Liem's Double Exposure of Korean Adoptions

    Michael Fox
    Mar 12, 2010

    Deann Borshay Liem's 1999 doc First Person Plural recounted her experience as an orphaned Korean adoptee raised in an East Bay suburb.

  • Q & A

    Borshay Liem's Double Exposure of Korean Adoptions

    Michael Fox
    Mar 12, 2010

    Deann Borshay Liem's 1999 doc First Person Plural recounted her experience as an orphaned Korean adoptee raised in an East Bay suburb.

  • Q & A

    'Village' a New Look at New Orleans

    Judy Stone
    Mar 10, 2010

    S. Leo Chiang knew what it was like to be an outsider in the U.S., so the rebellion of Vietnamese residents in New Orleans was an ideal subject.

  • Q & A

    'Village' a New Look at New Orleans

    Judy Stone
    Mar 10, 2010

    S. Leo Chiang knew what it was like to be an outsider in the U.S., so the rebellion of Vietnamese residents in New Orleans was an ideal subject.

  • Reviews

    West with 'Sweetgrass'

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 9, 2010

    There will probably never be a theatrical release for James Benning's landscape movies. Amazingly, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor have scored distribution and made a splash.

  • Reviews

    West with 'Sweetgrass'

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 9, 2010

    There will probably never be a theatrical release for James Benning's landscape movies. Amazingly, Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor have scored distribution and made a splash.

  • Q & A

    Reed's Promise of Prodigal Sons

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2010

    If Kimberly Reed took a not particularly unique path into filmmaking, she certainly took an interesting road out of it.

  • Q & A

    Reed's Promise of Prodigal Sons

    Michael Fox
    Mar 3, 2010

    If Kimberly Reed took a not particularly unique path into filmmaking, she certainly took an interesting road out of it.

  • In Production

    Laotian Tourists Focus Murray's Camera

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2010

    When Laos revised its visa structure to allow visitors to stay for more than one week, Westerners with digital cameras surged over the border.

  • In Production

    Laotian Tourists Focus Murray's Camera

    Michael Fox
    Mar 2, 2010

    When Laos revised its visa structure to allow visitors to stay for more than one week, Westerners with digital cameras surged over the border.

  • Q & A

    Sid Ganis on Hollywood South and North

    Michael Fox
    Feb 28, 2010

    From his modest start as a staff writer at 20th Century Fox, Sid Ganis has built an uncommonly long and successful career in Hollywood.

  • In Production

    Cohen and Lipman's Recovering Friend in Forest

    Michael Fox
    Feb 23, 2010

    Injured in a crash on the Golden Gate Bridge, Dr. Grace Dammann spent 45 days in a coma and 13 months in the hospital.

  • Legal

    Public, Private: A Need-to-Know Guide

    George Rush
    Feb 23, 2010

    People are fascinated by the lives of others. But can someone make a doc, biopic, historical or narrative film about a famous person without their permission?

  • Reviews

    Freak Flag Flying at YBCA

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 17, 2010

    YBCA has sustained a major place in S.F.'s cultural landscape without receiving the due it would have had its mission been narrower and more easily defined.

  • In Production

    Final Chapter in Kelly and Yamamoto's Art Trilogy

    Michael Fox
    Feb 16, 2010

    Transformation, of any kind, an ephemeral, elusive thing to capture on film. One advisor told Nancy Kelly she'd never do it. Difficult, sure, but impossible?

  • Reviews

    As Oscars Approach, Winners Still Up in the Air

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 16, 2010

    Last month's nominations announcement was anticipated with unusual interest, largely because the Academy reverted to ten Best Picture nominees, a practice abandoned in 1943.

  • Q & A

    Ehrlich, Goldsmith on Pentagon Papers

    Michael Fox
    Feb 14, 2010

    The Oscar nomination for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is a validation of the doc's right-now relevance.

  • Q & A

    Ehrlich, Goldsmith on Pentagon Papers

    Michael Fox
    Feb 14, 2010

    The Oscar nomination for The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers is a validation of the doc's right-now relevance.

  • Reviews

    San Francisco Cinematheque's Spring Action

    Max Goldberg
    Feb 10, 2010

    The spring edition of the Cinematheque calendar is making the rounds, and my copy is dog-eared with wishful thinking. Grab your datebook for a rundown.

  • In Production

    Wendy Slick's 'Virtuoso' Turn

    Michael Fox
    Feb 9, 2010

    Olga Samaroff, the path-breaking 20th-century concert pianist, critic and teacher, was born Lucy Hickenlooper in San Antonio, Texas. That's right, she reinvented herself.

  • Story Structure

    Best Length for Documentary Films

    Karen Everett
    Feb 9, 2010

    How long should your documentary be? If your audience begins to glaze over or feel restless, you've lost the opportunity to leave them wanting more.

  • Reviews

    Bay Area's Strong Presence at 82nd Oscars

    Susan Gerhard
    Feb 3, 2010

    Films with Bay Area connections featured prominently in the 82nd Academy Award nominations announced yesterday.

  • Q & A

    Sam Green's 'Utopia' at Sundance

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 31, 2010

    I found Sam Green deep in preparation, but he found time to walk me through the greatest dreams and worst nightmares of the 20th century.

  • Q & A

    Sam Green's 'Utopia' at Sundance

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 31, 2010

    I found Sam Green deep in preparation, but he found time to walk me through the greatest dreams and worst nightmares of the 20th century.

  • Reviews

    The Greatest Finds of My Generation

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2010

    The harsh glare of the spotlight that brought Howl mixed reviews from critics on opening night of Sundance had melted into a warm glow by Saturday.

  • Reviews

    The Greatest Finds of My Generation

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2010

    The harsh glare of the spotlight that brought Howl mixed reviews from critics on opening night of Sundance had melted into a warm glow by Saturday.

  • Q & A

    Stephen Talbot's World Music

    Ryan Prendiville
    Jan 24, 2010

    Stephen Talbot left PBS s Frontline World to create and develop original media properties, including a globe-trotting TV series about world music.

  • Q & A

    Michael House's Translation of Tati at YBCA

    Michael Guillen
    Jan 17, 2010

    Riding the crest of the Tati tsunami hitting our shores is The Magnificent Tati by Michael House, who lived in S.F. for 12 years before moving to Paris.

  • Q & A

    Michael House's Translation of Tati at YBCA

    Michael Guillen
    Jan 17, 2010

    Riding the crest of the Tati tsunami hitting our shores is The Magnificent Tati by Michael House, who lived in S.F. for 12 years before moving to Paris.

  • In Production

    Connie Field's Magnum Opus on Anti-Apartheid Movement

    Michael Fox
    Jan 12, 2010

    By any measure, the long-awaited release of Have You Heard from Johannesburg? shapes up to be one of the major documentary events of 2010.

  • In Production

    Connie Field's Magnum Opus on Anti-Apartheid Movement

    Michael Fox
    Jan 12, 2010

    By any measure, the long-awaited release of Have You Heard from Johannesburg? shapes up to be one of the major documentary events of 2010.

  • Q & A

    Animal-Rescue Mine In Katrina's Emotional Aftermath

    Michael Fox
    Jan 7, 2010

    Geralyn Pezanoski s doc about the separation and occasional reunion of pets and owners in post-Katrina New Orleans beat the shelf-life odds.

  • Q & A

    Animal-Rescue Mine In Katrina's Emotional Aftermath

    Michael Fox
    Jan 7, 2010

    Geralyn Pezanoski s doc about the separation and occasional reunion of pets and owners in post-Katrina New Orleans beat the shelf-life odds.

  • In Production

    Nani Walker's 'Other Nature' At 15,000 Feet

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2010

    Nani Sahra Walker went to Nepal for seven months, and returned with a one-hour documentary. OK, a rough cut. No big deal? Enlightenment guaranteed, indeed.

  • In Production

    Nani Walker's 'Other Nature' At 15,000 Feet

    Michael Fox
    Jan 5, 2010

    Nani Sahra Walker went to Nepal for seven months, and returned with a one-hour documentary. OK, a rough cut. No big deal? Enlightenment guaranteed, indeed.

  • Q & A

    George Csicsery's Hard Problems

    Michael Fox
    Jan 4, 2010

    With more than 25 documentaries to his credit, many on mathematicians and scientists, George Csicsery is arguably the most prolific filmmaker in the Bay Area.

  • Reviews

    Thoughts On the Aughts: Best/Worst Trends

    Susan Gerard
    Dec 31, 2009

    While the U.S. moved from rebuilding decimated skyscrapers to the rebuilding of an entire economy, film moved from the multiplex to the mailbox to the mobile.

  • Reviews

    Thoughts On the Aughts: Best/Worst Trends

    Susan Gerard
    Dec 31, 2009

    While the U.S. moved from rebuilding decimated skyscrapers to the rebuilding of an entire economy, film moved from the multiplex to the mailbox to the mobile.

  • Story Structure

    Best Practices For Naming Sequences

    Karen Everett
    Dec 30, 2009

    For handy access to your most valuable footage, here s a method of organizing sequences.

  • Reviews

    After Sept. 11, 2001, A Decade Found Its Way

    B. Ruby Rich
    Dec 23, 2009

    On Sept. 13, 2001, I stood in a Toronto park and spoke to Canadian television: Movies wouldn't be the same. I was wrong.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Narrative Filmmakers Thriving in Doc Capital

    Michael Fox
    Dec 23, 2009

    Michael Fox shows independent filmmakers who are thriving in the Bay Area.

  • In Production

    Bay Area Narrative Filmmakers Thriving in Doc Capital

    Michael Fox
    Dec 23, 2009

    Michael Fox shows independent filmmakers who are thriving in the Bay Area.

  • Q & A

    Filmmakers Stuff 'Bag!' With Self-Distribution Dreams

    Michael Fox
    Dec 15, 2009

    Filmmakers Justine Jacob And Alex da Silva release the documentary Ready, Set, Bag!, which follows competitive grocery baggers from across the country.

  • Reviews

    Holiday Film Preview, Part II

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 11, 2009

    Dennis Harvey weighs in on the upcoming films of the holiday season.

  • In Production

    Legal Eagle Eye Kristine Enea Zooms 'Off the Grid'

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2009

    Kristine Enea's documentary shows The EcoCenter, a San Francisco environmental educational facility that treats and recycles wastewater and generates its own solar power.

  • In Production

    Legal Eagle Eye Kristine Enea Zooms 'Off the Grid'

    Michael Fox
    Dec 8, 2009

    Kristine Enea's documentary shows The EcoCenter, a San Francisco environmental educational facility that treats and recycles wastewater and generates its own solar power.

  • Q & A

    Catherine Galasso's 'Lightning Never Strikes the Same Place Twice'

    Michael Fox
    Dec 7, 2009

    Catherine Galasso talks about her performance piece Lightning Never Strikes the Same Place Twice, which features dance, theater and projected video.

  • Reviews

    Workin' It: 'La Danse" and "Everything Strange and New'

    Michael Fox
    Dec 4, 2009

    Frederick Wiseman documents the frantic routine of choreographers for the Paris Opera Ballet as Frazer Bradshaw gives a more familiar portrayal of workplace satisfaction.

  • Reviews

    Workin' It: 'La Danse" and "Everything Strange and New'

    Michael Fox
    Dec 4, 2009

    Frederick Wiseman documents the frantic routine of choreographers for the Paris Opera Ballet as Frazer Bradshaw gives a more familiar portrayal of workplace satisfaction.

  • Story Structure

    Sequence Names

    Karen Everett
    Dec 1, 2009

    The Edit Room: Karen Everett shares tips on how to track multiple versions of Final Cut Pro projects and sequences.

  • In Production

    Antonelli's 'Crossing Over' and Cooke's Soulful Genius

    Michael Fox
    Dec 1, 2009

    Marin County filmmaker John Antonelli talks about his documentary on influential late singer-songwriter Sam Cooke for PBS's "American Masters" series.

  • In Production

    Antonelli's 'Crossing Over' and Cooke's Soulful Genius

    Michael Fox
    Dec 1, 2009

    Marin County filmmaker John Antonelli talks about his documentary on influential late singer-songwriter Sam Cooke for PBS's "American Masters" series.

  • Reviews

    Feast Your Eyes: A Holiday Film Preview

    Dennis Harvey
    Nov 25, 2009

    Dennis Harvey weighs in on the upcoming films of the holiday season.

  • Documentary

    The Upside of Downtime

    Fernanda Rossi
    Nov 24, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: The Doc examines patience in filmmaking.

  • Documentary

    The Upside of Downtime

    Fernanda Rossi
    Nov 24, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: The Doc examines patience in filmmaking.

  • Reviews

    Shamir's 'Defamation' a Vintage Documentary Dust-up

    Michael Fox
    Nov 19, 2009

    Reminiscent of Marcel Ophuls' fearless provocations in Hotel Terminus (1988), Yoav Shamir breaks every rule of polite documentary filmmaking in Defamation.

  • Reviews

    Shamir's 'Defamation' a Vintage Documentary Dust-up

    Michael Fox
    Nov 19, 2009

    Reminiscent of Marcel Ophuls' fearless provocations in Hotel Terminus (1988), Yoav Shamir breaks every rule of polite documentary filmmaking in Defamation.

  • Reviews

    Daven Gee Docs on the New American Family

    Michael Fox
    Nov 17, 2009

    Two films from Oakland filmmakers, Dhana & Indra and Family 2469, illuminate the changing face of the country as the 21st Century unfolds.

  • Reviews

    Gerald Peary on the Rise and Fall of the Film Critic

    Susan Gerhard
    Nov 14, 2009

    Boston Phoenix film critic Gerald Peary's film tours the rise, fall and reorientation of film criticism in the United States.

  • Reviews

    On the Road Before 'The Recess Ends'

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2009

    Shot in depressed burgs and 'burbs across the country, this documentary looks at the U.S. at its lowest economic ebb in generations.

  • Reviews

    On the Road Before 'The Recess Ends'

    Michael Fox
    Nov 10, 2009

    Shot in depressed burgs and 'burbs across the country, this documentary looks at the U.S. at its lowest economic ebb in generations.

  • Q & A

    Parker and di Napoli on Parody and High Art

    Adam Hartzell
    Nov 1, 2009

    Bay Area locals Jonathan Parker and Catherine di Napoli discuss (Untitled), a hilarious romp through the world of conceptual art and atonal music.

  • Reviews

    Yes Men Take On the World

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 30, 2009

    The documentary chronicles several large-scale pranks devised in the hopes of fooling corporate/government event attendees and/or the media.

  • In Production

    Don't Criticize it: 'Holding On to Jah'

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2009

    It’s hard to imagine a venue where the new documentary Holding On to Jah will sound better than it did at Mezzanine last Wednesday night.

  • In Production

    Don't Criticize it: 'Holding On to Jah'

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2009

    It’s hard to imagine a venue where the new documentary Holding On to Jah will sound better than it did at Mezzanine last Wednesday night.

  • Documentary

    Structuring Your Doc With Your Voice - and Vision

    Fernanda Rossi
    Oct 27, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: I'm told the way to structure my doc is by adding narration. Others say voice-over will ruin the film.

  • Documentary

    Structuring Your Doc With Your Voice - and Vision

    Fernanda Rossi
    Oct 27, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: I'm told the way to structure my doc is by adding narration. Others say voice-over will ruin the film.

  • Festivals

    SFFS's Debut Cinema by the Bay

    Robert Avila
    Oct 22, 2009

    A new, four-day showcase of local filmmaking doubles as a forum for the region's influence as subject and setting for filmmakers beyond the bay.

  • Festivals

    What's up, DocFest?

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2009

    Fans of the San Francisco festival, now in its eighth year, have developed a well-honed appreciation for the eccentric.

  • Festivals

    What's up, DocFest?

    Robert Avila
    Oct 14, 2009

    Fans of the San Francisco festival, now in its eighth year, have developed a well-honed appreciation for the eccentric.

  • In Production

    Christopher Upham Back to 'Dakto,' Vietnam

    Michael Fox
    Oct 13, 2009

    The writer has had ample opportunity in the last 40 years to come to terms with his stint as an ambulance driver and medic.

  • In Production

    Christopher Upham Back to 'Dakto,' Vietnam

    Michael Fox
    Oct 13, 2009

    The writer has had ample opportunity in the last 40 years to come to terms with his stint as an ambulance driver and medic.

  • Q & A

    Pamela Jean Smith Brings Home Movies to Big Screen

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 12, 2009

    Though often made for private reasons, home movies are treasure troves of culture ephemera and social history.

  • Festivals

    Mill Valley Film Festival's 32nd

    Dennis Harvey
    Oct 9, 2009

    The program offers a surprisingly potent mainstream industry presence, with tributes to A-list types more frequently seen at the multiplex than at the art house.

  • Reviews

    Heddy Honigmann and the Art of Interview

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 2, 2009

    With the Netherlands-based filmmaker's latest portrait in resilience, Oblivion, opening Friday, it's a good time to celebrate one of documentary's most engaging storytellers.

  • Reviews

    Heddy Honigmann and the Art of Interview

    Max Goldberg
    Oct 2, 2009

    With the Netherlands-based filmmaker's latest portrait in resilience, Oblivion, opening Friday, it's a good time to celebrate one of documentary's most engaging storytellers.

  • Reviews

    Tangerine Dreams: Cinematheque de Tanger's Morocco Showcase

    Simona Schneider
    Oct 1, 2009

    Tangier has created an identity as a great fount of stories and light, complete with an independent cinema that opened in 2007.

  • Q & A

    The Impact of Joe Berlinger's 'Crude'

    Susan Gerhard
    Sep 25, 2009

    Joe Berlinger speaks about the making of an environmental disaster in the Amazon, as seen in his new film, Crude.

  • Q & A

    Roy Andersson on "You, the Living"

    Erik Augustin Palm
    Sep 25, 2009

    A study in contrasts, Everyman and intellectual, Roy Andersson speaks about his career and new film, You, the Living.

  • In Production

    Simon and Gosling Play Strachwitz's Tunes

    Michael Fox
    Sep 23, 2009

    Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling's documentary-in-progress, tentatively titled No Mouse Music! The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records, pays tribute to an underappreciated artist.

  • In Production

    Simon and Gosling Play Strachwitz's Tunes

    Michael Fox
    Sep 23, 2009

    Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling's documentary-in-progress, tentatively titled No Mouse Music! The Story of Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records, pays tribute to an underappreciated artist.

  • Story Structure

    Organizing your bins effectively

    Karen Everett
    Sep 22, 2009

    The Edit Room: Learning how to organize saves you time and money in the editing process; a walk-through just how to do it.

  • Festivals

    Toronto International Film Festival 2009

    B. Ruby Rich
    Sep 19, 2009

    The Toronto International Film Festival has always allowed a generosity of pursuits to co-exist, rewarding the adventurous and satiating the lazy, all without judgment.

  • Funding

    Writing a Kick-Ass Funding Proposal

    Holly Million
    Sep 14, 2009

    Fear-Free Fundraising: Notes on assembling the basic ingredients for a great foundation funding proposal.

  • In Production

    Foraging for 'Swamp Cabbage'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 8, 2009

    Miami-born Julia Kahn offers strange revelations about the South in the long-gestating, cliche-crunching documentary Swamp Cabbage.

  • In Production

    Foraging for 'Swamp Cabbage'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 8, 2009

    Miami-born Julia Kahn offers strange revelations about the South in the long-gestating, cliche-crunching documentary Swamp Cabbage.

  • In Production

    War Vets as Stars in 'Common Sky'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2009

    Five years ago, Common Sky director Kathy Carlson committed herself to the task of bridging the gulf between those who've fought in battle and the rest of us.

  • In Production

    War Vets as Stars in 'Common Sky'

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2009

    Five years ago, Common Sky director Kathy Carlson committed herself to the task of bridging the gulf between those who've fought in battle and the rest of us.

  • First Person

    E-news You Can Use

    Michael Fox
    Sep 1, 2009

    The rapid adoption of e-newsletters by documentary filmmakers is the latest example of resourcefulness and efficiency among contemporary independents.

  • Q & A

    Ellen Schneider's Active Voice

    Michael Fox
    Aug 31, 2009

    Ellen Schneider speaks on the impact of social-issue documentaries and her San Francisco-based strategic communications company Active Voice.

  • Q & A

    Ellen Schneider's Active Voice

    Michael Fox
    Aug 31, 2009

    Ellen Schneider speaks on the impact of social-issue documentaries and her San Francisco-based strategic communications company Active Voice.

  • Reviews

    Kim Longinotto and Women Make Movies Film Festival

    Adam Hartzell
    Aug 27, 2009

    A mini-retrospective of the work of Kim Longinotto plays during the Women Make Movies Film Festival at the Roxie.

  • In Production

    Hess, Janos and the Volunteers of America

    Michael Fox
    Aug 25, 2009

    With in-process Volunteer Nation: Stories of Service, veteran producer-directors Ben Hess and Dan Janos are mobilizing the millennials.

  • In Production

    Pete Nicks Impatient in 'Waiting Room'

    Michael Fox
    Aug 18, 2009

    East Bay documentary producer Pete Nicks places interactive storytelling booths in hospital waiting rooms.

  • In Production

    Pete Nicks Impatient in 'Waiting Room'

    Michael Fox
    Aug 18, 2009

    East Bay documentary producer Pete Nicks places interactive storytelling booths in hospital waiting rooms.

  • Q & A

    Swedish Muckrakers Enlist Local Help

    Michael Fox
    Aug 4, 2009

    Oakland attorney Richard Lee speaks on the legal case surrounding the Swedish filmmakers of the hot-button documentary Bananas!.

  • Q & A

    Swedish Muckrakers Enlist Local Help

    Michael Fox
    Aug 4, 2009

    Oakland attorney Richard Lee speaks on the legal case surrounding the Swedish filmmakers of the hot-button documentary Bananas!.

  • Story Structure

    How a Story Consultant Saved Me

    Karen Everett
    Aug 4, 2009

    The Edit Room: I knew the right thing to do was to turn the project over to an editor. The problem was that I didn't have the $45,000 a good editor would require.

  • Story Structure

    How a Story Consultant Saved Me

    Karen Everett
    Aug 4, 2009

    The Edit Room: I knew the right thing to do was to turn the project over to an editor. The problem was that I didn't have the $45,000 a good editor would require.

  • Q & A

    How Scary Cow co-op is making indie filmmaking in SF a little less frightening

    Elizabeth Rader
    Aug 2, 2009

    Jager McConnell speaks about Scary Cow, a filmmakers' co-op that offers experience, people, money and equipment to aspiring filmmakers with ideas to burn.

  • Reviews

    'Until the Light Takes Us'

    Dennis Harvey
    Jul 29, 2009

    Aaron Aites and Audrey Ewell's documnetary, Until the Light Takes Us examines the dark intersection of local Norwegian history and Death Metal.

  • Reviews

    'Howl' is Poetry in Post

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2009

    Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman combine live-action period drama and animation in retelling of Ginsburg's Howl

  • Reviews

    'Howl' is Poetry in Post

    Michael Fox
    Jul 28, 2009

    Academy Award-winning documentary filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman combine live-action period drama and animation in retelling of Ginsburg's Howl

  • Digital

    Free and Open: Video's Cambrian Explosion

    Hannah Eaves
    Jul 27, 2009

    The Sixth Screen: Veteran journalists and filmmakers alike are polishing up their resumes, contemplating the hospitality industry, and wondering: Who stole my career?

  • Reviews

    Social Justice and the S.F. Jewish Film Festival

    Michael Fox
    Jul 22, 2009

    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival arrives with an expansive program spotlighting the Jewish tradition of social justice and human rights.

  • Reviews

    'Why Isn't Chris von Sneidern Famous?'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2009

    A revealing portrait of veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist with a cult following investigates existential questions about fame with respect, empathy and self-reflection.

  • Reviews

    'Why Isn't Chris von Sneidern Famous?'

    Michael Fox
    Jul 21, 2009

    A revealing portrait of veteran local singer-songwriter-guitarist with a cult following investigates existential questions about fame with respect, empathy and self-reflection.

  • Documentary

    The Real Deal

    Fernanda Rossi
    Jul 21, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: How do I choose the right crew for my story?

  • Story Structure

    Story Structures that Funders Love

    Karen Everett
    Jun 29, 2009

    The Edit Room: I decided to set my New Doc Editing research team on a mission to find out what structural models are getting funded these days.

  • Story Structure

    Story Structures that Funders Love

    Karen Everett
    Jun 29, 2009

    The Edit Room: I decided to set my New Doc Editing research team on a mission to find out what structural models are getting funded these days.

  • Festivals

    Frameline33: Icons and Unsung Heroes

    Matt Sussman
    Jun 25, 2009

    A festival full of drama finds no more emotional screening than the homophobia-in-sports double bill of Training Rules and Claiming the Title: Gay Olympics on Trial.

  • In Production

    Tejada-Flores on "Road" for a Change

    Michael Fox
    Jun 23, 2009

    When Rick Tejada-Flores decided to explore his family's checkered Bolivian past, he accepted that he had to be a character.

  • In Production

    Tejada-Flores on "Road" for a Change

    Michael Fox
    Jun 23, 2009

    When Rick Tejada-Flores decided to explore his family's checkered Bolivian past, he accepted that he had to be a character.

  • Festivals

    Frameline33: Something Old, Something New

    Dennis Harvey
    Jun 17, 2009

    A dose of self-affirmation arrives with Frameline33 (or, if you prefer, the multiple-breath-intake-requiring San Francisco International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Film Festival.)

  • Q & A

    Tom Shepard's 'Whiz Kids' Blinding with Science

    Michael Fox
    Jun 14, 2009

    Tom Shepard revisits the overachieving, hyper-ambitious world of science-obsessed high school seniors in his new film, Whiz Kids.

  • Q & A

    Tom Shepard's 'Whiz Kids' Blinding with Science

    Michael Fox
    Jun 14, 2009

    Tom Shepard revisits the overachieving, hyper-ambitious world of science-obsessed high school seniors in his new film, Whiz Kids.

  • In Production

    Nutritious eating on the cheap for Potash film

    Michael Fox
    Jun 9, 2009

    Like most social-issue documentaries, Food Stamped sprang from an activist impulse for Shira and Yoav Potash.

  • Funding

    "Just Make Them Love It"

    Holly Million
    Jun 8, 2009

    Make them love it. Make? Oh, words of dread! How do you MAKE somebody love your film?

  • Funding

    "Just Make Them Love It"

    Holly Million
    Jun 8, 2009

    Make them love it. Make? Oh, words of dread! How do you MAKE somebody love your film?

  • Q & A

    Weimberg/Ryan on Conflict and Conscience

    Sura Wood
    Jun 7, 2009

    Berkeley-based filmmaking team Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan speak about social justice as a career and their film Soldiers of Conscience.

  • Documentary

    When the Personal is Political

    Fernanda Rossi
    Jun 2, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Where does the filmmaker stop existing to give way to the reporter/activist/responsible citizen with camera in hand?

  • Documentary

    When the Personal is Political

    Fernanda Rossi
    Jun 2, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Where does the filmmaker stop existing to give way to the reporter/activist/responsible citizen with camera in hand?

  • Q & A

    Lawrence Jordan: to Infinity and Beyond

    Sean Uyehara
    Jun 1, 2009

    Leading light of avant-garde cinema Lawrence Jordan speaks on the occasion of his Gallery Extraña show and his 75th birthday.

  • Reviews

    Berkeley Hosts Karel Vachek Retrospective

    Dennis Harvey
    May 28, 2009

    Berkeley hosts Karel Vachek: Poet Provocateur, the first-ever full U.S. retrospective for this unclassifiable Czech filmmaker.

  • In Production

    Cyrus Omoomian's 'Democracy': From Iran to Chile

    Michael Fox
    May 26, 2009

    Iranian filmmaker Cyrus Omoomian documents post-Pinochet Chile in work-in-progress Pushing Towards Democracy.

  • In Production

    Cyrus Omoomian's 'Democracy': From Iran to Chile

    Michael Fox
    May 26, 2009

    Iranian filmmaker Cyrus Omoomian documents post-Pinochet Chile in work-in-progress Pushing Towards Democracy.

  • Funding

    Six Degrees of Bringing Home the Bacon

    Holly Million
    May 12, 2009

    Fear-Free Fundraising: Holly Million pitches her approach to securing donors, The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

  • In Production

    Kaufman and Snitow: New Jewish Identity

    Michael Fox
    May 12, 2009

    Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow explore the customs and modernity of the next generation of Jews in their documentary Dis-Continuity.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Golden Gate Awards Uncorked, SFFS/KRF Grant Winner Announced

    Susan Gerhard
    May 7, 2009

    SFIFF handed out approximately $100,000 and announced the winner San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant during its Golden Gate Awards.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Planet Armstrong

    Lynn Rapoport
    May 6, 2009

    Franny Armstrong's The Age of Stupid is a documentary encased like a time capsule inside a fictive but science-based, frighteningly possible future

  • Story Structure

    Crafting an Elegant Essay Documentary

    Karen Everett
    May 4, 2009

    The Edit Room: How do you keep your audience engaged rather than putting them to sleep?

  • 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 Blogs: Cataloguing California

    Jennifer Preissel
    May 4, 2009

    California Company Town, blends the sights and sounds of the state's economically depressed towns, industrial wastelands and failed utopian communities.

  • Reviews

    Film Society Awards: Ballard, Coppola, Redford and Toback

    Susan Gerhard
    May 1, 2009

    The San Francisco Film Society honored Francis Ford Coppola, Carroll Ballard, Robert Redford and James Toback. Coppola surprised the audience by turning over the Founder's Directing Award he received to longtime colleague Carroll Ballard.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Portillo's 'Al Más Allá'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 29, 2009

    Lourdes Portillo's partly autobiographical documentary Al Más Allá draws a laugh from the San Francisco International Film Festival crowd.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Robert Redford Accepts Owens Award

    Dennis Harvey
    Apr 29, 2009

    Robert Redford braves the public and accepts the San Francisco International Film Festival's Peter J. Owens Award.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52 Blogs: Portillo's 'Al Más Allá'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 29, 2009

    Lourdes Portillo's partly autobiographical documentary Al Más Allá draws a laugh from the San Francisco International Film Festival crowd.

  • Documentary

    Repeating Yourself?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Apr 28, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Fernanda Rossi advises on the distinction between repetition and reinforcement in documentary filmmaking.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: 'The Professionals' Unites Filmmakers

    Michael Fox
    Apr 28, 2009

    The Professionals an ambitious array of panels, case studies and discussions, makes its debut as a forum for encouraging Bay Area moviemakers to engage with guests and colleagues.

  • Documentary

    Repeating Yourself?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Apr 28, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Fernanda Rossi advises on the distinction between repetition and reinforcement in documentary filmmaking.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: 'The Professionals' Unites Filmmakers

    Michael Fox
    Apr 28, 2009

    The Professionals an ambitious array of panels, case studies and discussions, makes its debut as a forum for encouraging Bay Area moviemakers to engage with guests and colleagues.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Lourdes Portillo, Persistence of Vision Award Recipient

    Robert Avila
    Apr 27, 2009

    The San Francisco-based and internationally acclaimed documentarian Lourdes Portillo speaks about her work; she wins the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival Persistence of Vision Award.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Chris Felver's "Ferlinghetti" Captures an Icon

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 26, 2009

    Chris Felver traces the life of antiauthoritarian Lawrence Ferlinghetti, owner of City Lights Books, from his days as a Navy serviceman in World War II through the landmark First Amendment trial in Ferlinghetti.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Yun Suh's "City of Borders"

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 26, 2009

    City of Borders, the debut film by Bay Area filmmaker Yun Suh, follows several Palestinian characters seeking refuge at a gay bar. The film testifies to the intolerance that members of the LGBTQ community face in addition to all of the other walls, physical and social, separating people in the region.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Yun Suh's "City of Borders"

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 26, 2009

    City of Borders, the debut film by Bay Area filmmaker Yun Suh, follows several Palestinian characters seeking refuge at a gay bar. The film testifies to the intolerance that members of the LGBTQ community face in addition to all of the other walls, physical and social, separating people in the region.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jarmel and Schneider's "Speaking in Tongues"

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 25, 2009

    Jarmel and Schneider's Speaking in Tongues follows the stories of four public school children studying Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish along with their English.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jarmel and Schneider's "Speaking in Tongues"

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 25, 2009

    Jarmel and Schneider's Speaking in Tongues follows the stories of four public school children studying Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish along with their English.

  • In Production

    SFIFF52: New Narrative Trend for Bay Area Cinema

    Michael Fox
    Apr 21, 2009

    Four independent narratives - La Mission, My Suicide, Everything Strange and New and (Untitled) - are adding to the Bay Area's repertoire, historically regarded as a breeding ground for documentary filmmakers.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jim Granato's "D tour"

    Dan Cowles
    Apr 19, 2009

    Local filmmaker Jim Granato, whose movie D tour follows the band Rogue Wave and its ailing drummer Pat Spurgeon, on tour and on dialysis, is competing for the San Francisco International Film Festival's Golden Gate Award in Documentary.

  • Reviews

    SFIFF52: Jim Granato's "D tour"

    Dan Cowles
    Apr 19, 2009

    Local filmmaker Jim Granato, whose movie D tour follows the band Rogue Wave and its ailing drummer Pat Spurgeon, on tour and on dialysis, is competing for the San Francisco International Film Festival's Golden Gate Award in Documentary.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Wisdom of the Underages

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Apr 16, 2009

    Where would cinema be without good, old-fashioned youthfulness? Hence: Youth Bring the Truth, a showcase for promising pre-adult media-makers including several local teenagers from this year's San Francisco International Film Festival.

  • Q & A

    SFIFF52: Light and Saraf's 'Empress Hotel'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 13, 2009

    Local filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf's latest film Empress Hotel delves into the lives of the residents at the titular building, a Tenderloin housing facility for the recently homeless. The film makes visible an area many city dwellers may only experience in the fringe of their consciousness and provides insight into the lives of the residents within.

  • Q & A

    SFIFF52: Light and Saraf's 'Empress Hotel'

    David Winks Gray
    Apr 13, 2009

    Local filmmakers Allie Light and Irving Saraf's latest film Empress Hotel delves into the lives of the residents at the titular building, a Tenderloin housing facility for the recently homeless. The film makes visible an area many city dwellers may only experience in the fringe of their consciousness and provides insight into the lives of the residents within.

  • Reviews

    Walsh sets off on Rainer's parade

    Michael Fox
    Apr 9, 2009

    Bringing Rainer's work to a larger audience: Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer, a feature-length documentary about the choreographer and experimental filmmaker.

  • Reviews

    Walsh sets off on Rainer's parade

    Michael Fox
    Apr 9, 2009

    Bringing Rainer's work to a larger audience: Feelings Are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer, a feature-length documentary about the choreographer and experimental filmmaker.

  • Reviews

    "Fans, Friends & Followers"—an excerpt

    Scott Kirsner
    Apr 8, 2009

    Fans, Friends & Followers, focuses on strategies artists can use to support their careers in the digital age.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor and a 'New Muslim Cool'

    Sura Wood
    Apr 6, 2009

    Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's documentary, New Muslim Cool, focuses on Hamza Perez, a Catholic hip hop artist, who converted to Islam; whose life is now a crucible of disparate urban influences.

  • Festivals

    SFIFF52: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor and a 'New Muslim Cool'

    Sura Wood
    Apr 6, 2009

    Jennifer Maytorena Taylor's documentary, New Muslim Cool, focuses on Hamza Perez, a Catholic hip hop artist, who converted to Islam; whose life is now a crucible of disparate urban influences.

  • Reviews

    Box set "Treasures" unearths buried avant-garde

    Michael Fox
    Apr 2, 2009

    National Film Preservation Foundation, Treasures IV: American Avant-Garde Film, 1947-1986, is a splendid package of 26 films, drawn from New York and San Francisco.

  • Festivals

    SF International Film Festival Lineup

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 31, 2009

    The two weeks of programs offers 151 films from 55 countries, awards and prices, and a wide array of San Francisco talent, from legendary names to the fledgling artists.

  • Story Structure

    How to Rate Your Doc's Story Potential

    Karen Everett
    Mar 24, 2009

    A mini-tutorial on story structure: in a character-driven documentary there are a few simple questions you have to answer in order to vet your story potential.

  • Story Structure

    How to Rate Your Doc's Story Potential

    Karen Everett
    Mar 24, 2009

    A mini-tutorial on story structure: in a character-driven documentary there are a few simple questions you have to answer in order to vet your story potential.

  • In Production

    Kitchell on Another Hot Topic with Environmental Movement Doc

    Michael Fox
    Mar 24, 2009

    Mark Kitchell current project is an ambitious summation of the environmental movement, from the protests of the 1960s, the '70s focus on pollution, the Greenpeace campaigns and the global climate change.

  • Festivals

    Politics Get Personal in 'Project Kashmir'

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Mar 19, 2009

    Co-directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel, two American friends with family ties to opposite sides of the conflict, went to Kashmir together to see what they could learn–and what the rest of us could.

  • In Production

    Sam Green's Utopian Experiment

    Michael Fox
    Mar 18, 2009

    Sam Green talks about his latest project, an experimental documentary where the stories tease out, in more of an emotional way, ideas about hope and imagination of the future

  • Popular

    Sam Green's Utopian Experiment

    Michael Fox
    Mar 18, 2009

    Sam Green talks about his latest project, an experimental documentary where the stories tease out, in more of an emotional way, ideas about hope and imagination of the future

  • In Production

    Sam Green's Utopian Experiment

    Michael Fox
    Mar 18, 2009

    Sam Green talks about his latest project, an experimental documentary where the stories tease out, in more of an emotional way, ideas about hope and imagination of the future

  • Popular

    Sam Green's Utopian Experiment

    Michael Fox
    Mar 18, 2009

    Sam Green talks about his latest project, an experimental documentary where the stories tease out, in more of an emotional way, ideas about hope and imagination of the future

  • Festivals

    SXSW: From the Producer's Chair

    Holly Million
    Mar 17, 2009

    Holly Million reviews some of the documentaries shown at this year's festival: It Came >From Kuchar, MIne and Motherland.

  • Festivals

    SXSW: From the Producer's Chair

    Holly Million
    Mar 17, 2009

    Holly Million reviews some of the documentaries shown at this year's festival: It Came >From Kuchar, MIne and Motherland.

  • Documentary

    Sound Advice

    Fernanda Rossi
    Mar 10, 2009

    Sound design: in a documentary can be a great ally in bringing real life to the screen, and the dilemma is not whether to use this wonderful story device but rather how and in what context.

  • In Production

    On the Road, in Search of a Film

    Michael Fox
    Mar 10, 2009

    Caroline Kraus is embarking on a project with a rough outline, a firm destination, little money and no ending, but with a unifying theme: underdogs, and our notions of success, failure and disappointment.

  • Documentary

    Sound Advice

    Fernanda Rossi
    Mar 10, 2009

    Sound design: in a documentary can be a great ally in bringing real life to the screen, and the dilemma is not whether to use this wonderful story device but rather how and in what context.

  • Reviews

    'Examined Life' Puts Ideas into Action

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 6, 2009

    An engaging documentary sampler of nine leading contemporary theorists, interviewed in settings that one way or another in real world terms illustrate (or contrast with) the concepts they discuss.

  • Reviews

    'Examined Life' Puts Ideas into Action

    Dennis Harvey
    Mar 6, 2009

    An engaging documentary sampler of nine leading contemporary theorists, interviewed in settings that one way or another in real world terms illustrate (or contrast with) the concepts they discuss.

  • Festivals

    Noise Pop Film Festival 2009

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 26, 2009

    About as far from the ever-increasing corporatization of popular music as you can get is the annual dose from the Noise Pop Festival.

  • Reviews

    Strand Releasing Turns 20

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 26, 2009

    Twenty years after its founding, Strand Releasing remains an active, irreplaceable and distinctive presence on the U.S. distribution scene.

  • In Production

    Peled's Globalization Trilogy in India's Cotton Fields

    Michael Fox
    Feb 24, 2009

    The throughline of Micha Peled's film is a farmer in a village in Vibharba, in central India's cotton belt, over a farming season.

  • First Person

    Ten Commandments Before Diving into Digital Delivery

    Larry Daressa
    Feb 24, 2009

    First-Person: Larry Daressa provides helpful hints on distribution strategy.

  • In Production

    Peled's Globalization Trilogy in India's Cotton Fields

    Michael Fox
    Feb 24, 2009

    The throughline of Micha Peled's film is a farmer in a village in Vibharba, in central India's cotton belt, over a farming season.

  • Reviews

    Epps Unearths Buried Alcatraz History

    Michael Fox
    Feb 23, 2009

    The Black Rock focuses on the African American prisoners and guards who lived on the island when it was a federal penitentiary.

  • Reviews

    Epps Unearths Buried Alcatraz History

    Michael Fox
    Feb 23, 2009

    The Black Rock focuses on the African American prisoners and guards who lived on the island when it was a federal penitentiary.

  • Reviews

    Re-Viewing 'The Savage Eye'

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 18, 2009

    This "dramatized documentary" was a labor of love–if also a graphic portrayal of the vast LA detached from Hollywood's success-bubble glamour.

  • In Production

    Leban and Szajko's Gay Marriage Doc

    Michael Fox
    Feb 18, 2009

    The tentatively titled Winter of Love uses Prop. 8 as a framework for a look at the increasing acceptance of gay marriage.

  • In Production

    Leban and Szajko's Gay Marriage Doc

    Michael Fox
    Feb 18, 2009

    The tentatively titled Winter of Love uses Prop. 8 as a framework for a look at the increasing acceptance of gay marriage.

  • Funding

    Lightening Your Fundraising Load

    Holly Million
    Feb 13, 2009

    Fear-Free Fundraising: Holly Million suggests ways to make approaching individual donors that much easier.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco Silent Film Festival Winter Event

    Jonathan Kiefer
    Feb 12, 2009

    The S.F. Silent Film Festival's Winter Event allows you to spend hours in the dark with the madcap movie entertainments of 80-plus years ago.

  • In Production

    Ellen Lake's Miniatures Fit Right In

    Michael Fox
    Feb 11, 2009

    When we're finally all watching movies on the most expedient of platforms–our mobile phone–Ellen Lake will be at the head of the parade.

  • Reviews

    Terence Davies' 'Of Time and the City' is Poetic, Personal

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 10, 2009

    Davies' latest film recalls his earlier autobiographical narratives, but is also unlike anything he has done before, being nonfiction.

  • Documentary

    Growing a Good Story, Naturally

    Fernanda Rossi
    Feb 6, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: If my doc doesn't follow a fiction three-act model, will it fail in the market?

  • Documentary

    Growing a Good Story, Naturally

    Fernanda Rossi
    Feb 6, 2009

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: If my doc doesn't follow a fiction three-act model, will it fail in the market?

  • Festivals

    SF Indiefest 2009

    Dennis Harvey
    Feb 5, 2009

    With a roster that sprawls from horror to softcore to verite-style drama and documentary, the only constant is that you won't be bored.

  • News & Blogs

    Remembering Ave Montague

    Tim Etheridge
    Jan 31, 2009

    On January 24 the San Francisco film and arts community lost Ave Montague, who was well known for her hard work, creativity and passion for the arts.

  • In Production

    Veteran Berkeley Filmmaker's Baseball Doc

    Michael Fox
    Jan 28, 2009

    While ballplayers were relaxing in the off-season, Eugene Corr plowed ahead with his baseball documentary From Ghost Town to Havana.

  • In Production

    Veteran Berkeley Filmmaker's Baseball Doc

    Michael Fox
    Jan 28, 2009

    While ballplayers were relaxing in the off-season, Eugene Corr plowed ahead with his baseball documentary From Ghost Town to Havana.

  • Reviews

    Sundance '09: Award-Winners, Bloggers, and More

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2009

    Susie Gerhard gives an overview of a festival moving back to the basics of art-making.

  • Reviews

    Sundance '09: Award-Winners, Bloggers, and More

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 26, 2009

    Susie Gerhard gives an overview of a festival moving back to the basics of art-making.

  • In Production

    A Composer Almost Ready for His Close-Up

    Michael Fox
    Jan 23, 2009

    Michael Fox looks behind the scenes of a film on the maverick Seattle composer-performer-inventor Trimpin.

  • Reviews

    'Scott Walker: 30 Century Man'

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 21, 2009

    In this documentary, Walker tells the tale of his delayed popularity the ever-more adventurous music with which he feeds his latterday cult.

  • Reviews

    'Scott Walker: 30 Century Man'

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 21, 2009

    In this documentary, Walker tells the tale of his delayed popularity the ever-more adventurous music with which he feeds his latterday cult.

  • First Person

    Funder as Supplicant

    John R. Killacky
    Jan 20, 2009

    First-Person: A program officer at the San Francisco Foundation has a sobering experience making a documentary.

  • First Person

    Funder as Supplicant

    John R. Killacky
    Jan 20, 2009

    First-Person: A program officer at the San Francisco Foundation has a sobering experience making a documentary.

  • In Production

    'Tongues' Cracks the Language Barrier

    Michael Fox
    Jan 13, 2009

    The forthcoming film Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse local public-school students enrolled in language-immersion programs.

  • In Production

    'Tongues' Cracks the Language Barrier

    Michael Fox
    Jan 13, 2009

    The forthcoming film Speaking in Tongues follows four diverse local public-school students enrolled in language-immersion programs.

  • Q & A

    Wendy Levy on the Politics of Participation

    Susan Gerhard
    Jan 12, 2009

    Levy offers thoughts on the program she's presenting at Sundance and what's being called the "New Documentary Movement."

  • Reviews

    Autobio-Animation and the Horrors of War

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 6, 2009

    Waltz with Bashir is another animated feature that embraces a more grown-up story and audience than anything in the long history of "cartoons."

  • In Production

    Elizabeth Pepin's 'Wasted!'

    Michael Fox
    Jan 6, 2009

    If you've been waiting for a punk-rock doc about sewage and wastewater treatment–admit it–it's in the pipeline and heading your way by year's end.

  • Reviews

    Debra Chasnoff's 'Straightlaced'

    Judy Stone
    Jan 5, 2009

    50 California students talk about their problems with gender in the new documentary Straightlaced–How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up.

  • Reviews

    The Year in Film 2008: Oscar Odds

    Dennis Harvey
    Jan 2, 2009

    Instead of breaking it down strictly category-by-category, Dennis Harvey meanders through some principal heat-seeking prestige films and their various chances.

  • Q & A

    Pamela Harris, GFEM, and Filmmaker Funding

    Michael Fox
    Dec 22, 2008

    Oakland's Pamela Harris and Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media are connecting media makers with financial resources.

  • Q & A

    Pamela Harris, GFEM, and Filmmaker Funding

    Michael Fox
    Dec 22, 2008

    Oakland's Pamela Harris and Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media are connecting media makers with financial resources.

  • Funding

    From Gauche to Great

    Holly Million
    Dec 16, 2008

    Fear-Free Fundraising: Holly Million on how donor cultivation can make you a successful film fundraiser.

  • Documentary

    Audience of One?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Dec 12, 2008

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Fernanda Rossi discusses pros and cons of having to sit through a screening of one's own film.

  • Documentary

    Audience of One?

    Fernanda Rossi
    Dec 12, 2008

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Fernanda Rossi discusses pros and cons of having to sit through a screening of one's own film.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Harvests an Eclectic Crop of Local Films

    Michael Fox
    Dec 11, 2008

    Bay Area filmmakers represented at Sundance.

  • News & Blogs

    Sundance Harvests an Eclectic Crop of Local Films

    Michael Fox
    Dec 11, 2008

    Bay Area filmmakers represented at Sundance.

  • Reviews

    Genuflection: 'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 9, 2008

    Gini Reiticker's fine documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, opens at SF's Red Vic Movie House and Berkeley's Shattuck Cinemas.

  • Reviews

    Genuflection: 'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'

    Dennis Harvey
    Dec 9, 2008

    Gini Reiticker's fine documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, opens at SF's Red Vic Movie House and Berkeley's Shattuck Cinemas.

  • Funding

    What Crisis? Fundraising During an Economic Meltdown

    Holly Million
    Dec 3, 2008

    Fear-Free Fundraising: Holly Million advises filmmakers on where to get funding when the going gets tough.

  • In Production

    Kroot's Planet Kuchar

    Michael Fox
    Nov 25, 2008

    Bay Area filmmaker Jennifer Kroot talks about her inspiration to make a documentary on legendary, underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar.

  • In Production

    Kroot's Planet Kuchar

    Michael Fox
    Nov 25, 2008

    Bay Area filmmaker Jennifer Kroot talks about her inspiration to make a documentary on legendary, underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar.

  • Documentary

    Perfect Pitch

    Fernanda Rossi
    Nov 21, 2008

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Fernanda Rossi weighs in on how many different pitches you really need for your documentary.

  • Documentary

    Perfect Pitch

    Fernanda Rossi
    Nov 21, 2008

    Ask the Documentary Doctor: Fernanda Rossi weighs in on how many different pitches you really need for your documentary.

  • Reviews

    SF360 Film+Club: 'Silver Jew'

    Dennis Harvey
    Nov 5, 2008

    Michael Tully's 51-minute documentary Silver Jew proves semi-revealing as it records the Jews' tour dates in the Holy Land itself.

  • Reviews

    SF360 Film+Club: 'Silver Jew'

    Dennis Harvey
    Nov 5, 2008

    Michael Tully's 51-minute documentary Silver Jew proves semi-revealing as it records the Jews' tour dates in the Holy Land itself.

  • In Production

    A Documentary on Death and Survival in Paradise

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2008

    A husband and wife filmmaking pair are in the midst of a documentary on mysterious disappearances in the Galapagos.

  • In Production

    A Documentary on Death and Survival in Paradise

    Michael Fox
    Oct 28, 2008

    A husband and wife filmmaking pair are in the midst of a documentary on mysterious disappearances in the Galapagos.

  • Q & A

    Susan Oxtoby and the Pacific Film Archive

    Michael Fox
    Oct 24, 2008

    The PFA senior curator talks about her cinematic influences, curating in Canada and the U.S., and recent additions to the world of film.

  • Reviews

    'Secrecy' Up For Debate

    Robert Avila
    Oct 22, 2008

    Robb Moss and Peter Galison's deliberative, atmospheric and engrossing documentary, Secrecy, puts democratic transparency to the test.

  • Reviews

    'Secrecy' Up For Debate

    Robert Avila
    Oct 22, 2008

    Robb Moss and Peter Galison's deliberative, atmospheric and engrossing documentary, Secrecy, puts democratic transparency to the test.

  • Festivals

    12th Arab Film Festival

    Robert Avila
    Oct 20, 2008

    In its 12th season, the country's first and largest independent exhibitor of Arab cinema has gotten to be one of the bigger small fests in the Bay Area.