San Francisco International Film Festival

Claire Danes, Leo James and Jim Parsons appear in "A Kid Like Jake," opening the San Francisco International Film Festival on April 4 at the Castro. [Courtesy  Sundance Institute/Jon Pack]

Roll ’em! SF International Film Festival gets underway

A two-week place-to-be for local movie lovers, the 2018 San Francisco International…

 

Kronos Quartet, San Francisco’s new music pioneers, appear live, with filmmaker Sam Green, in the documentary “A Thousand Thoughts” on April 10 at the Castro. (Courtesy photo)

61st SF International Film Fest: diverse, female-centric

Presenters of the 2018 San Francisco Film Festival have announced its full…

 

Boots Riley’s Oakland-set “Sorry To Bother You” with Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson gets its local premiere on April 12 on both sides of the Bay. (Courtesy photo)

61st SFIFF to host Charlize Theron, Boots Riley

The 61st San Francisco International Film Festival, slated for April 4-17 in…

 

“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…

“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)
Auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical “Endless Poetry” is getting its U.S. premiere on April 10 at the San Francisco International Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)

A quick guide to SF’s big 60th film fest

The 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival gets rolling on April 5,…

Auteur Alejandro Jodorowsky’s autobiographical “Endless Poetry” is getting its U.S. premiere on April 10 at the San Francisco International Film Festival. (Courtesy photo)
Mischa Barton held a news conference to announce that she's fighting what she calls "revenge porn." (Courtesy Twitter)

Scoop: Mischa Barton decries ‘revenge porn’

Mischa Barton says someone she dated has betrayed her and is shopping…

Mischa Barton held a news conference to announce that she's fighting what she calls "revenge porn." (Courtesy Twitter)
San Francisco International Film Festival programming director Rachel Rosen recommends “The Joneses, “ a documentary about fascinating residents of a Mississippi trailer-park home. (Courtesy SFIFF)

Go under the radar at 59th SF International Film Festival

One of the pleasures of the San Francisco International Film Festival --…

San Francisco International Film Festival programming director Rachel Rosen recommends “The Joneses, “ a documentary about fascinating residents of a Mississippi trailer-park home. (Courtesy SFIFF)
COURTESY  PHOTOThe 58th San Francisco International Film Festival’s varied offerings include “3 1/2 Minutes

Big lineup for 58th S.F. International Film Fest

On a wintry night in 1957 at the Metro Theater on Union…

COURTESY  PHOTOThe 58th San Francisco International Film Festival’s varied offerings include “3 1/2 Minutes
Courtesy photo“Alex of Venice

SF film fest celebrates risk-takers

Noah Cowan, the recently appointed executive director of the San Francisco Film…

Courtesy photo“Alex of Venice
Courtesy PhotoNew Film Society director Noah Cowan spent a decade with the Toronto film fest.

Noah Cowan tapped to lead San Francisco Film Society

After a period of quick and dramatic turnovers in its leadership, the…

Courtesy PhotoNew Film Society director Noah Cowan spent a decade with the Toronto film fest.
Courtesy PhotoEnd of an era: Diane Kruger plays the famously doomed title character in “Farewell

The dramatic final days of Marie Antoinette

So many costume dramas come dead on arrival, concentrating more on re-creating,…

Courtesy PhotoEnd of an era: Diane Kruger plays the famously doomed title character in “Farewell

Movies not to miss at the San Francisco International Film Festival

The 54th annual San Francisco International Film Festival presents a bewildering variety…

San Francisco’s Kitten lives a French Cinderella story

Ask Suzanne Ramsey to suggest a film that gives a legitimate taste…

Roger Ebert honored for keeping it reel

Roger Ebert may get “thumbs up” for dry wit and “four stars”…