Peter Wong

13 May 2019

Quirky & Interesting Arthouse Films Coming to the Bay Area…Including Cat Videos

Hey, cinema adventurers!  Feel like trying something that’s crunchier or more meaty for your film diet?  Some of the Bay Area’s repertory and art house theaters have you covered. Here are some of the intriguing things coming up over the next few weeks. May 15 Bad Black–You may have heard

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25 Apr 2019

Silents, Spliffs, Satan, And A Shadow, Film Fests in the Bay!

Admittedly, the weekend’s opening of “Avengers: Endgame” has sucked up lots of the local filmgoing oxygen.  But for Broke-Ass readers whose cinematic tastes go beyond just big-budget superhero movies, here are some upcoming movie showings that won’t necessarily be found in your average multiplex: April 25 L’Important C’est D’Aimer (That

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04 Apr 2019

AOC, BBC & Claire Denis: Preview Of SFFILM Festival 2019

Broke-Ass readers living in the S.F. Bay Area who want longer immersion in the world of film outside the Hollywood sphere are in luck next week.  April sees the return of the annual SFFILM Festival. Formerly known as the San Francisco International Film Festival, this two week event enters its

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28 Feb 2019

Cinequest 2019, Catvideofest 2019, And Other Upcoming Cinema Events

As the San Francisco Bay Area slowly crawls out of winter, things are heating up on the art cinema front thanks to new editions of film festivals and some unique film screenings. The Pacific Film Archive (hereafter PFA) kicks things off with a month-long tribute to multi-talented German artist Ulrike

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15 Feb 2019

Where to See Indian Films in the Bay Area

There’s an embarassment of riches for anyone who loves to see Indian films in the Bay Area. Here’s a break down of the many spots playing these flicks.

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08 Feb 2019

Why to You Should Watch More Mainstream Asian Films

Guest post by Peter Wong Why should you watch the more commercial Asian films?  Let’s paint some word pictures: *Because you’ll see some terrified passengers crawl along the car’s luggage rack to avoid the zombies which have packed a train’s passenger car (“Train To Busan”). *Hong Kong action cinema legend Chow Yun-Fat

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28 Jan 2019

Hooray! The SF Independent Film Festival is Here!

Guest Post by Peter Wong Love independent film but too broke to head out to Park City for either Sundance or Slamdance?  Such local film-lovers are in luck, as the 21st San Francisco Independent Film Festival (aka IndieFest) returns to the Roxie and Victoria Theatres to bring both fun and

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17 Jan 2019

All the Women’s March Bay Area Info & Beyond

Info on Women’s marches from SF to Contra Costa.

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