Arts & Culture :: Movies

Cobby makes a comeback

Cobby makes a comeback

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 30, 2018

Cobby is a 60-year-old male chimpanzee who has lived at the San Francisco Zoo for 50 years.

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 23, 2018

Last year, British actress Glenda Jackson was given an Evening Standard Theatre award for her performance as King Lear.

 SF Silent Film Festival opens with a bang

SF Silent Film Festival opens with a bang

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 23, 2018

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is hands-down the most excellent of the year, even though everyone in the films is dead and there's no possibility of clamoring red-carpet adulation by selfie-obsessed fans.

More summer flicks

More summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • May 23, 2018

Summer films are soon upon us. Here's what's coming up in June.

Newlywed game

Newlywed game

  • by David Lamble
  • May 23, 2018

With "On Chesil Beach" (opens Friday), novelist Ian McEwan turns screenwriter, training his comically jaundiced eye to the task of adapting his 2008 novel about 1962-era newlyweds.

Beautiful, bashful blonde

Beautiful, bashful blonde

  • by Tavo Amador
  • May 16, 2018

Kim Novak (b. Marilyn Novak, 1933) is best-known for her dual roles of Madeleine and Judy in Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco-set "Vertigo" (1958). On May 20, she will appear at the Castro Theatre to discuss her career.

Seeking out our better angels

Seeking out our better angels

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 16, 2018

Seeing the "Angels in America" revival at Berkeley Rep last month was among the most powerful theatre experiences Out There has ever had. It runs through July 22, and if you're interested in the American stage, you must see it.

Shallow 'Seagull' in a hurry

Shallow 'Seagull' in a hurry

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 16, 2018

A new film of Anton Chekhov;s 1896 play "The Seagull" opens Friday at the Landmark Clay.

Summer flicks

Summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • May 16, 2018

Whether you know it or not, the summer movie season is upon us.

Inside Pride, the official magazine of San Francisco Pride 2018

Inside Pride, the official magazine of San Francisco Pride 2018

  • by Advertising Department
  • May 14, 2018

Since 2016, the Bay Area Reporter has worked with VIA Media and SF Pride to produce the official magazine of San Francisco Pride, INSIDE PRIDE.

Hitchcock Blonde: Kim Novak comes to the Castro

Hitchcock Blonde: Kim Novak comes to the Castro

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 11, 2018

Hollywood legend Kim Novak will appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, May 20, for "A Tribute to Living Legend Kim Novak."

H.P. Mendoza tackles domestic abuse

H.P. Mendoza tackles domestic abuse

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 9, 2018

As the crew scrambled to put the finishing touches on the new film "Bitter Melon," director H.P. Mendoza got some good news from CAAMfest 36, the upcoming Asian American film festival where his new film will be the centerpiece narrative.

CAAMfest 36 captivates

CAAMfest 36 captivates

  • by David Lamble
  • May 9, 2018

There's quite an LGBTQ accent to the 36th edition of CAAMfest, formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival.

Roxie Theater hosts May showers

Roxie Theater hosts May showers

  • by David Lamble
  • May 9, 2018

The Roxie Theater, San Francisco's longest-running independent movie theater (since 1909), has never abandoned its mission of showing practically everything that can be projected.