While many Berkeley residents are aware of the danger of earthquakes, few consider that they are at risk for a megafire, which could spread from the hills to the flats in minutes.
A documentary look at the maddening roadblocks faced by people seeking long-delayed justice against the crimes of the Franco regime.
‘Aniara,’ opening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas on Friday, imagines a future where well-heeled Earth dwellers flee the sickly big blue marble for a new beginning on our nearest planetary neighbor, Mars.
The annual CAAMFest kicked off Thursday for an 11-day run — we pick some of the highlights. Also: ‘Shadow’ which should be as big a hit today as ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ was in its time.
This week: a phantasmagoric mystery about a man whose search for killer is sidetracked by a woman in green; and a tribute to a muckraker whose professional motto is “who’s getting screwed, and who’s doing the screwing?”
Berkeley, more than most cities, played a notable role in the career of Louise Brooks, the subject of a new glossy excursion into the morals and manners of the Jazz Age from PBS Masterpiece.
Opening Friday: a documentary about the Satanic Temple, a contemporary ‘church’ founded by a mysterious young man; the ‘Boundless: Pema Tseden’s Cinema of Tibet’ series kicks off Thursday at BAMPFA.
At the festival: a lovely Estonian film with a charming protagonist; a screen adaptation of Michael Lesy’s book ‘Wisconsin Death Trap;’ and a review of recent Brazilian politics. Also: Aretha in her full glory.
Highlights screening at BAMPFA from this year’s festival, which opens this week and continues through Tuesday, April 23.