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SF Transgender Film Festival brings trans artists exposure

SF Transgender Film Festival brings trans artists exposure

  • by Rae Raucci
  • Nov 5, 2019

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) begins its 19th season at the historic Roxie Theater this month, Nov. 7-10.

Marquee moments

Marquee moments

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Nov 5, 2019

Out There had a real "filmie" kind of week, including full immersion in the world of immortal filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola at Café Zoetrope, enjoying two knockout films in current release, and attending opening night of SFFILM's 2019 "Doc Stories" fest.

Children of a detainee

Children of a detainee

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 5, 2019

Bay Area director Richard Levien's "Collisions" opens Friday at the Roxie Theater. It's a ripped-from-the-headlines drama.

South Asian lives captured in cinema

South Asian lives captured in cinema

  • by David Lamble
  • Nov 5, 2019

San Francisco's annual parade of film festivals wraps up for 2019 with the 17th edition of the San Francisco South Asian Film Festival, "Bollywood and Beyond."

San Francisco Dance Film Festival captures bodies in motion

San Francisco Dance Film Festival captures bodies in motion

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Nov 1, 2019

The dance film genre is more popular, diverse and dazzling than ever, and the 10th annual San Francisco Dance Film Festival reflects that.

Atlantic shore beauties shine in 'Frankie'

Atlantic shore beauties shine in 'Frankie'

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 29, 2019

Frankie" is the new family drama from openly gay, Memphis-raised writer-director Ira Sachs, opening Friday.

Scorsese season at the Castro Theatre

Scorsese season at the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 29, 2019

November at the Castro Theatre features a grand celebration of both the fiction and nonfiction films of Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, including his latest masterpiece, "The Irishman/"

History of cinema in Almodovar's films

History of cinema in Almodovar's films

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 22, 2019

In "Pain and Glory" ("Dolor y Gloria"), gay Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar returns with one of his favorite male leads, Antonio Banderas, as aging film director Salvador Mallo, in the throes of a creative slump as he reflects back on a 40-year career.

No room for haters in 'Jojo Rabbit'

No room for haters in 'Jojo Rabbit'

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 22, 2019

New Zealand-born filmmaker Taika Waititi's brilliant, humane and daring black comedy "Jojo Rabbit" opens Friday.

Bully boy: 'Where's My Roy Cohn?'

Bully boy: 'Where's My Roy Cohn?'

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 15, 2019

In his provocative and darkly funny new feature-length biopic "Where's My Roy Cohn?" director Matt Tyrnauer once again displays a remarkable ability to rummage around in our country's recent past.

There is nothing like a Hollywood Dame

There is nothing like a Hollywood Dame

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Oct 15, 2019

As Sloan De Forest shows in TCM's "Dynamic Dames: 50 Leading Ladies Who Made History" (Running Press, $23), today's gifted actresses continue to make noteworthy films.

Ghoulish delights on the big screen

Ghoulish delights on the big screen

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 15, 2019

In a city where Halloween is taken really seriously, the Castro Theatre has film fare to bring out the ghoul in you.

Martyrdom of St. Pier Paolo Pasolini

Martyrdom of St. Pier Paolo Pasolini

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 8, 2019

Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) had an iconoclastic career as a gay Italian film director, poet, novelist, journalist, actor, playwright, political figure, philosopher, and intellectual.

Bitter pills: 'The Ground Beneath My Feet'

Bitter pills: 'The Ground Beneath My Feet'

  • by David Lamble
  • Oct 8, 2019

"The Ground Beneath My Feet" is a minutely observed drama about the downside of success in Austria.