Peter Wong

15 Jan 2020

The awesome shorts and features at the 22nd SF IndieFest!

Hey, Broke-Ass Readers!  Are you ready to encounter a beautiful nude woman with a glowing crucifix on her body?  How about seeing in person the man who brought the world “The Great Rock ‘N’ Roll Swindle?” Or do you want to hear the strange-but-true story of the attempt to create a “Sundance of the East?”  If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you’re ready for the 2020 edition of the San Francisco Independent Film Festival aka S.F. IndieFest!

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31 Dec 2019

Rocky Horror’s 45th Birthday And Other Weird January Films

The new year and the new decade kicks off with a bunch of films for weirdos of all stripes.  S.F. Indie Fest and Noir City have their annual shows this month. S.F. Sketchfest presents a very special anniversary screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”  The follow-up to anime classic

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25 Nov 2019

Have Yourself A “Black Christmas” (Or Other Weird December Films)

Want to minimize treacly films from your cinematic December?  Cinemagoers in the S.F. Bay Area craving more offbeat fare are in luck.  This month offers both the new edition of a genre film festival from the S.F. Independent Film Festival folks as well as a twisted Christmas slasher tale from

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31 Oct 2019

Punk Cops, French Film Noir, and DIY Jasons in SF

Even if you’re too late to get a ticket to the Alamo Drafthouse (or even the Roxie) screenings of “Greener Grass,” there are still worthy film options available this month.  Straight off the Mill Valley Film Festival, Bay Area viewers can soon see “Frankie,” “The Irishman,” and “Knives Out.”  Or

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14 Oct 2019

Halloween Films and Film Festivals Coming to the Bay Area

RECAP:  The Mill Valley Film Festival’s arrival set off an October filled with a dozen or so film festivals.  To avoid drowning readers in data, the October preview of new films was broken up into three parts.  Aside from shout outs to such festivals as the United Nations Association Film

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07 Oct 2019

There Are SO Many Film Festivals Coming to the Bay Area!

RECAP:  A drunken film festival!  A twisted Takashi Miike crime comedy!  A San Francisco 1990s underground film series!  That’s just scratching the surface of what’s interesting and coming out this month.  So this month’s film preview is broken up into three parts. In this installment, there are three film festivals

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07 Oct 2019

Why You Should Support Dean Preston for District 5 Supervisor

Political junkies call electoral contests such as the one coming this November an off-year election.  The characteristics of such elections are: no big political office such as President or Governor, low voter turnout, and usually a more conservative electorate.  But interested BAS readers can turn San Francisco’s off-year election into

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03 Oct 2019

42nd Mill Valley Film Festival Preview

Among fall Bay Area film festivals, the Mill Valley Film Festival (hereafter MVFF) has long been considered the biggest one around.  MVFF’s 42nd edition, which runs from October 3-13 this year, brings to eager arthouse and indie films audiences 215 features and short films from the US and the rest

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