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.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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