Peter Wong

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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01 Oct 2019

The Original Fleabag & 3 Film Festivals in SF!

This October might best be dubbed Embarrassment of Riches Month for lovers of non-Hollywood films.  To list all of what this month has to offer requires chopping this preview up into several pieces.  This segment features three different film festivals (including one which gives you an excuse to visit a

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23 Sep 2019

Why You Should Support Chesa Boudin, the Socialist Running for SF’s District Attorney

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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23 Sep 2019

The San Francisco Green Film Festival is Here and it is Awesome!

What’s manly about taking pride in actively trashing Earth’s environment?  For those who feel such behavior is an example of toxic masculinity, a creative refuge exists.  It’s the return of the San Francisco Green Film Festival (hereafter SFGFF), whose ninth edition offers more constructive stories about humanity’s relationship to the

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