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.
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.
The annual festival, that usually takes place in Berkeley, debuts its virtual version this weekend and continues into summer; topics include voting, parenting, wellness, literature and children’s programs.
Reading with your kids is a way of saying ‘I love you,’ says the Berkeley author who has been hosting virtual book readings, including ‘cook-alongs.’
His new book, “The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It,” explains how systemic changes over the last 40 years have reallocated power upward to a tiny portion of the population — the 1%.
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.
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.
Chances also are that you’re in the mood for a movie with a happy ending: meet ‘Balloon.’ Plus: Pacific Film Archive films are coming to a small screen near you!
Small businesses got an average grant of $2,744, arts organizations $16,818. Restaurants and food service businesses made up the largest category of grantees.
Viewers can stream some incredible documentaries about the high-stakes of rare book dealing, a specialty music store, and the Swedish artist who invented abstract art
Individuals and communities are raising money to give directly to those struggling because of COVID-19.
There’s a treasure trove of movies to stream at home if you know where to look — and luckily for us our film writer does!
Musicians around the East Bay are turning the calamity of a global pandemic-induced lockdown into an opportunity for creative exploration.
Berkeley is distributing $3 million and the Berkeley Relief Fund hopes to distribute another $3 million. The deadline for arts organizations is April 20. There is a rolling deadline for renters.
It was a scandal when James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York, married Rosa Pastor, a Russian-Jewish immigrant.