Atom Egoyan’s ‘Guest of Honour’ gives David Thewlis the sort of meaty lead role he hasn’t had in years; while ‘Where Sleeping Dogs Lie’ distracts and ‘Jeanne’ puzzles.
In a new graphic nonfiction book, ‘Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy,’ Daniel Newman, founder of Maplight, says people can be the change.
RogueMark Studios’ Abby VanMuijen hopes gatherings that grew organically signal a new era for the business, one that’s driven by relationships with Berkeley neighbors.
Read a novel about an Irish-American clan or a memoir about growing up on a kibbutz, discover who “America’s Sherlock Holmes” was and his Berkeley connection, or savor a graphic novel to learn how to fix our democracy.
With bookstores closed, authors are holding numerous Zoom meetings, writing essays and articles, and getting the word out through Lockdown Literature.
E. Kay Trimberger learned that nurture isn’t everything.
Rose Pastor Stokes was a Russian-Jewish émigré socialist who married one of the richest men in the U.S. Together they promoted socialism – until their divorce in 1917.
Virtually all of the places people go to see shows in Berkeley are shut.
At a recent town hall convened by Aurora Theatre Company, the conversation touched on ways in which theater patrons have been victims of micro-aggressions and the best way to address those insults.
The Berkeley musical training and production company is reviving the smash 1957 Broadway hit, and equally popular 1962 movie — and, based on watching the cast in rehearsals, it promises to be a treat.
What does the future hold for live music? We checked in with cherished music venues like Ashkenaz, Cal Performances and the Freight to see how they’re feeling and what they’re planning.
Fullman, who plays her self-invented Long String Instrument in her West Berkeley studio, was recently awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for musical composition.
The life of the Alabama farm boy who went from preaching to chickens to being a liberal hero; the story of Dr. King; and 10 minutes on smallpox.
‘Miss Juneteenth,’ a compelling tale of multi-generational family conflict, is a perfect companion piece to ‘The Last Tree.’ Also: kitty antics for cat people.
If you’ve ever been mesmerized by the atrocious piece of cinematic swill that is ‘Showgirls,’ you really do need to see ‘You Don’t Nomi.’
During shelter in place, Marla Aufmuth has turned her cameras on the people just outside her front door on Ward Street. Getting to know the neighbors is making her community stronger, she says.
Schmitt has designed some striking posters to encourage mask-wearing that leverage the global message “My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.”
The new director of the UC Berkeley-owned art museum replaces outgoing head Lawrence Rinder who stepped down earlier this year.
We spoke with Berkeley’s three largest, full-season theaters to find out how they are continuing to connect with their audiences and what their plans are for an altered future.
An intelligently written and heartwarming comedy-drama starring Bill Nighy. Also recommended: two great films available for free.
Berkeley will be getting its own version of a Black Lives Matter street mural, probably on Milvia Street in front of City Hall, and likely completed this week.
Now available to screen at home, this film marks the seventh collaboration between Dafoe and the director. An eighth comes out in July.
A chance to savor the works of two great Hungarian directors, courtesy of BAMFA, as well as the movie François Truffaut famously described as the best film noir he’d ever seen.
All at the Virtual Roxie: the first great documentary of 2020 is full of surprising and deeply moving revelations; on set with a comic great; and an unsettling film best watched with the lights on.
San Francisco’s annual celebration of Asian and diaspora cinema will be coming to a device near you, albeit in a curtailed form, starting Wednesday, May 13 and continuing through Friday, May 22.
There are incredible films you can stream from home that go beyond Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.