documentary

‘Last Magnificent’ pays tribute to food artist Jeremiah Tower

According to the new documentary “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent,” chefs were…

 

‘Serenade’ find musical connections in Haiti

Seventeen years ago, San Francisco filmmaker Owsley Brown made his directing debut…

 

Examiner’s Joe Fitz takes SF by storm in ‘Company Town’

San Francisco Examiner writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, a native of The City,…

 

‘Cameraperson’ an extraordinarily expansive yet intimate doc

Kirsten Johnson has been a documentary cinematographer for 25 years, and “Cameraperson”…

‘Witness’ sheds light on 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death in Kew Gardens, Queens,…

‘Tickled’ goes behind the scenes in fetish video industry

Even though the ad for the movie “Tickled” says, “It’s not what…

Fugitive real estate heir agrees to Los Angeles extradition

LOS ANGELES — A New York real estate heir has agreed to…

‘In Jackson Heights’ another compelling doc by Frederick Wiseman

For nearly 50 years, Frederick Wiseman has been making fascinating fly-on-the-wall documentaries…

Behind the scenes at London’s National Gallery

“National Gallery,” Frederick Wiseman’s three-hour exploration of what’s in the workings and…

‘Love Me Tenderloin’ wears heart on its sleeve

“Love Me Tenderloin,” the new documentary by filmmaker Henri Quenette, doesn’t dismiss…

Elaine Stritch still at liberty in ‘Shoot Me’

Naked, unflinching humanity is on display in the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot…

New Palin film preaches to the choir

Ever since Sarah Palin jumped onto the national political scene in 2008,…

Documentary on defunct Bay Meadows all that’s left

As Bay Meadows was facing the end of its 75-year run in…

Glass ceilings didn’t stop Ruth Gruber

Anyone with a parent or grandparent who remains stubbornly helpless in the…

Documentary takes a fresh look at America’s food crisis

Taking on similar themes as “Food Inc.,” “King Corn” and “Fast Food…

Behind the scenes with Joan Rivers

After exploring the genocide in Darfur with “The Devil Came on Horseback”…

Renee Wilson to present her documentary on Hurricane Katrina

The actress, singer and New Orleans native spent the past five years…