documentary

Jeremiah Towers, the celebrity chef who hit big with Stars in San Francisco, is profiled in a new documentary. (Courtesy The Orchard)

‘Last Magnificent’ pays tribute to food artist Jeremiah Tower

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

 

“Serenade for Haiti” by San Francisco documentary filmmaker Owsley Brown tells the story of the remarkable Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince. (Courtesy photo)

‘Serenade’ find musical connections in Haiti

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

 

San Francisco Examiner staffer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez appears in “Company Town,” a documentary by Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow detailing changes in San Francisco due to the influx of the tecn industry. (Courtesy photo)

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

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

 

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s “Cameraperson” is a truly unique film. (Courtesy Janus Films)

‘Cameraperson’ an extraordinarily expansive yet intimate doc

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

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s “Cameraperson” is a truly unique film. (Courtesy Janus Films)
The life, and death, of Kitty Genovese is examined in the fascinating documentary “The Witness.” (Courtesy photo)

‘Witness’ sheds light on 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese

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

The life, and death, of Kitty Genovese is examined in the fascinating documentary “The Witness.” (Courtesy photo)
From left, David Farrier, Richard Ivey, and a tickle subject appear in “Tickled.” (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)

‘Tickled’ goes behind the scenes in fetish video industry

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

From left, David Farrier, Richard Ivey, and a tickle subject appear in “Tickled.” (Courtesy Magnolia Pictures)
This Tuesday, March 17, 2015, file photo shows Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Fugitive real estate heir agrees to Los Angeles extradition

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

This Tuesday, March 17, 2015, file photo shows Robert Durst is transported from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court to the Orleans Parish Prison after his arraignment on murder charges in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
Frederick Wiseman explores a diverse Queens, New York City neighborhood in his riveting documentary “In Jackson Heights.”   (Courtesy Zipporah Films.)

‘In Jackson Heights’ another compelling doc by Frederick Wiseman

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

Frederick Wiseman explores a diverse Queens, New York City neighborhood in his riveting documentary “In Jackson Heights.”   (Courtesy Zipporah Films.)
COURTESY ZIPPORAH FILMSIn the documentary “National Gallery

Behind the scenes at London’s National Gallery

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

COURTESY ZIPPORAH FILMSIn the documentary “National Gallery
Courtesy photoIndian Joe is one of the San Francisco residents profiled in “Love Me Tenderloin

‘Love Me Tenderloin’ wears heart on its sleeve

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

Courtesy photoIndian Joe is one of the San Francisco residents profiled in “Love Me Tenderloin
COURTESY IFC FILMS“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” is an evocative documentary about a musical theater icon.

Elaine Stritch still at liberty in ‘Shoot Me’

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

COURTESY IFC FILMS“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” is an evocative documentary about a musical theater icon.

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…