The SF festival plants its East Bay flag at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood over the weekend with a generous selection of ten films. Here's the skinny on three of them.
Though largely unknown in the United States, 'Western' was a massive success on the international festival circuit and is worth a look for anyone interested in German cinema.
Produced in Taiwan and released in 1971, 'A Touch of Zen' is, quite simply, the greatest martial arts film of all time.
After serving many loyal local movie-lovers for nearly four decades, Andy Katz will shutter his Solano Avenue store in the summer.
Ellen Burstyn stars in this "charming and quirky feature" about Buckminster Fuller, opening Friday at Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas.
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.
Michael Pearce's 'Beast' is a character study disguised as a murder-mystery, offering sharply drawn examinations of the black sheep boy and girl whom neighbors view with suspicion.
A middle-aged, middle-class woman named Vero is driving home when she hits something. Is it a person? An animal? This Argentinian film explores her reaction to the accident.
The Displaced Persons camps of post-WW2 Europe tackled with kid gloves in 'Bye Bye Germany;' 'The Judge' is a commendable effort to demystify the Palestinian people and shari’a
'Ghost Stories' is the best (and least gruesome) horror film since 'The Babadook;' while a Grace Jones documentary has flaws, but is a must-see for fans of the great chanteuse.