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…


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 --…