Film Festivals

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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20 Nov 2020

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 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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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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31 Oct 2018

Check Out All These Mini Film Fests in the Bay Area

The San Francisco Bay Area is a wonderful place to be for those who know Hollywood does not offer the beginning or the end of cinema’s possibilities.  At certain weekends of the year, several differently-themed small festivals present their annual offerings simultaneously

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18 Aug 2009

COMICS in Bryant Park, Cheap FILM FESTIVALS, and a HEALTH CARE PARTY this Week!

COMICS PANEL – Word for Word Series in Bryant Park Sometimes I want to avoid Midtown at all costs.  When it is hot, it seems hotter there.  When it is humid, it seems that all things stick a little bit better there too.  However, us broke-asses can’t always choose where

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