Film Festivals

21 Apr 2021

The 1st Livable Planet Film Festival Is Here!

The venerable San Francisco Green Film Festival became a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic shutdowns in 2020.  But Bay Area filmgoing audiences who fear there will no longer be a local showcase for films speaking for the trees, the birds, and other parts of the ecosystem needn’t worry.  The folks

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12 Feb 2021

Slamdance Film Festival is Online This Year and it is Awesome!

For the broke-ass film festival lover, the online edition of the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival is the must-see event of the year. From February 12-25, 2021, festival goers can catch any of the 25 feature films and 107 short and episodic films being shown. Access to Slamdance 2021’s offerings requires

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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20 Dec 2019

The Netflix of Rejected Films Wants Your Submissions

Backstory: I made a deeply personal documentary about how my liver almost — but didn’t — fail. I recorded most of it on my cell phone. The aesthetic lends itself to feeling like you’re following your friend’s intimate video diary from a very dark time in her life. To me, and many others, it was good enough to submit to film festivals and get a relatable story out there.

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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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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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09 Apr 2019

Highlights from “What The Fest!?” NYC Film Festival and Events.

Hello from NYC, BAS readers! Last week I had the pleasure of checking out one of the best film festivals around for its second year. “What The Fest!?” took place at the IFC Center in Manhattans West Village neighborhood for 4 fantastic days filled with horror, indie and documentary films

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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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