Peter Wong

22 Jul 2019

Arty Horror Films, Spiders From Mars, & Other Offbeat Movies Coming to the Bay

August may be the month of summer’s dog days.  Lazing in the sun may seem preferable to being in a darkened theater.  But some of the offbeat films coming in the next few weeks might very well inspire re-thinking of that position.  The coming weeks sees a drag queen pageant

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18 Jul 2019

Your 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Preview

The ad campaign for the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) challenges viewers to think about the things that make a film Jewish.  Does it need to focus on Jewish religious issues? Must it be set in Israel? Does the talent in front of or behind the camera need

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02 Jul 2019

Tattoo Artists, Three Film Festivals, And More

The S.F. Bay Area’s art cinema has some great alternatives to the typical Hollywood summer fare.  The next few weeks offer three different film festivals, several music films, anniversary celebrations, an incredible South Korean political thriller that might otherwise slip under your radar, and a couple of Broke-Ass screenings for

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13 Jun 2019

Weird-Ass Movies Playin’ in the Bay

For cinema multiplex goers in Anywhereville, USA, the arrival of June means the coming of the newest summer superhero tentpole movies and animation franchises’ newest installments.  But for broad-minded San Francisco Bay Area filmgoers, June means a chance to see films that sometimes have few qualms cranking their wildness up

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24 May 2019

The SF Documentary Festival is Here and it Looks Fantastic

The San Francisco Documentary Festival (aka DocFest) has long earned its reputation for cheerfully screwing with the familiar air of film festival stodginess. Sure, DocFest presents film screenings and appearances by film talent, just like other film festivals. But do other festivals also present a heavy metal karaoke party, a chance to ridicule bad art with like-minded others, or “Breakfast Club” Bingo?

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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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