Film & Photography

29 Sep 2023

Finding Your Family at a Festival: Riot Fest Edition

Whether biological or logical, born or found, those who we hold onto and those we meet that we can genuinely call family is a beautiful, and sometimes, zany thing. New family, old family, family near, and far – finding the humans and creatures that get you, uplift you, and love

Curtis Conrad Schabath 0
31 Aug 2023

The Amazing Rockstar Photo Exhibit at CJM

On a warm night at the CJM, a crowd of Deadheads, hippies, music lovers, and photography fans gathered to hear a legend speak about a lifetime of documenting popular culture.  Rockstar photographer Jay Blakesberg held a talk about capturing musicians in San Francisco since the late 70s, from Jerry Garcia

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
28 Aug 2023

4-Star Theater To Host Martin Scorsese Non-Gangster Film Retrospective

Director Martin Scorsese has helmed such gangster films as “Goodfellas,” “The Departed,” and “The Irishman.”  But just because he’s done films about organized crime does not mean he deserves to be known only as a director of gangster films.  If the upcoming adaptation of “Killers Of The Flower Moon” does

28 Aug 2023

The Autumn Films at BAMPFA!

One of the big programming items on the Fall schedule of the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (hereafter “BAMPFA”) happens to be the “Mill Valley Film Festival At BAMPFA (October 7-15, 2023)” section.  It’s a godsend for those who are intrigued by the offerings of the 46th Mill Valley

18 Aug 2023

16 Artists Unite: Secession Art & Design’s 16th Anniversary

We love a great group art show. Starting August 24th, you can view the work of 16 local artists at  Secession Art & Design’s 16th anniversary showcase in Bernal Heights. The collective of talented artists are coming back together with art that draws inspiration from textiles with bold color stories.

Katy Atchison 0
16 Aug 2023

“Tokyo Pop” Turns 35, and Director Fran Rubel Kuzui Talks About Her Film

Before “Angel”… before “Buffy The Vampire Slayer (both versions)”…there was “Tokyo Pop.”  Long before Fran Rubel Kuzui played a major role in bringing those cult fantasy touchstones to life, she directed this pop romance set in economic bubble-era Tokyo.  However, for years, interested viewers could not see “Tokyo Pop” in

10 Aug 2023

Lighting Up North Beach: Those Guys Present Films With Friends

On the third Wednesday of every month this year, from June through November, Those Guys transform North Beach into the scene of a film festival. Bars, cafes, alleyways, and other sites become screening rooms, for the kinds of films you probably never saw before. Indie productions, experimental ones, old cartoons,

P Segal - Bohemian Archivist 0
01 Aug 2023

Is It Just Me, Or Did Oppenheimer Kind Of Suck?

(WARNING: SPOILER ALERT) I’ve always been a fan of Christopher Nolan. I love Memento, I love the Batman Trilogy, and I found Inception to be a legitimately creative big budget film, which, you already know, is a rarity. So when I saw those dramatic photos of Cillian Murphy that popped

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0