Two films to check out this week: one combines a search for blues masters with a backdrop of the Civil Rights movement. The other is a sci-fi futuristic fantasy.
Director Sébastien Laudenbach’s animated film is a timeless, beautifully told story that will appeal to older children and adults in equal measure.
If you are a fan of the blues, don't miss this documentary, which takes viewers on a trip through the Mississippi Delta to hear some fantastic musicians.
The 1963 film by master Italian filmmaker Vittorio de Sica has – astonishingly – never been released in the U.S. before now. It's excellent. Don't miss it.
Based on the real-life experiences of famed fencing coach Endel Nelis, 'The Fencer' is played by popular Estonian television actor Märt Avandi.
'Turn It Around' tells how the outcasts, freaks and nerds of the East Bay came together to create a safe, inclusive punk community in a very special place: Berkeley's 924 Gilman.
Several films screening in the East Bay as part of the the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival are highly recommended, including 'Keep the Change' and 'Fritz Lang.'
Vera Caspary was once one of Hollywood’s pre-eminent female screenwriters and two of her films are screening at Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive on Friday, July 21.
Two new films opening in Berkeley this week offer insight into other cultures: Thailand and Syria.
'13 Minutes,' directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, tells the story of a lesser known assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler.
A polite thriller about bad behavior among the French bourgeoisie, 'Moka,' opening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, may remind you of the films of Claude Chabrol.
Federico Sanchez is morbidly obese. 'Distancias Cordes' depicts his hermetic existence with tenderness and respect, but, of course, that isn't the whole story.
Frameline, the 41st Annual San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, opens Thursday and there are good films to be seen on both sides of the Bay Bridge.