Critical consensus on Frameline34 marks it a good year. The audience wanted something different, and the festival has largely obliged.
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.
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.
Claire Denis proves her unpredictability and versatility as a director with the 2008 release 35 Shots of Rum.
The controversial Cargo 200, a take-down of the Soviet era, makes its U.S. theatrical debut at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Marilyn Mulford collaborated with Quique Cruz on the pensive, humanistic, and inspiring Archaeology of Memory: Villa Grimaldi.
Dennis Harvey reviews Sergei Bodrov's Mongol, a distinctive look at the early life of the conqueror.
East Bay filmmaker Johnny Symons' documentary "Ask Not" moves beyond stereotypes to examine what experience is really like for gays and lesbians in the military.
Underneath The Band's Visit's poignant humor, the film subtly reflects the director's attempt to comprehend Israel's pull between the Middle East and the West.
A Western occupying power faces opposition from the locals and responds with brutal military suppression, spurring a countrywide resistance movement reaching down to the grassroots.
This series of cinematic responses to war, curated by Lebanese video artist Akram Zaatari, opens up possibilities for re-imagining the dehumanized landscape of violence.
A conversation with Pamela Yates, director of State of Fear, on Peru's 20-year war on terror, which bears an unsettling resemblance to U.S. current events.
In The War Tapes, Deborah Scranton exposes war as an industry - for those who fight it and for those who don't.