Two films: One about a collective of lost souls and abandoned children living happily but precariously on the outskirts of legality; the other follows two young African-American men in the rural South over several years.
One of the better recent crime films concludes with an army of police closing in on its prey. Our protagonist worries not: he’ll meet it with a song in his heart, a spring in his step and bullets in his gun.
You owe it to yourself to see the immaculate restorations of 'Zéro de conduite' (1933) and 'L’Atalante' (1934), both screening at BAMPFA as part of its 'Jean Vigo Regained’ series.
A film set in Florida in the months before and after the 2016 Presidential election relates the struggles of a working-class family portrayed by an all-amateur cast; plus anti-war protests in 1963
For your viewing pleasure: Inside a Danish emergency call center, a man trying to escape the plague-ridden Paraguayan backwater, and the history of American socialism told by a nonagenarian farmer.
There’s plenty to recommend during week two of the film festival across the bay that continues through Oct. 14.
'306 Hollywood,' which documents a life through a home, is a pretty sweet treat; while the silent Chinese film 'The Goddess' has bonus features on offer.
Don't miss a one-night-only documentary on the rocker, Joan Jett, playing Wednesday, or a documentary on an egregious 1917 crackdown on Arizona miners.
An 80-year-old unsolved double murder from 1892 gets a new cinematic outing in this quiet, decent film.
A lighthearted Ingmar Bergman film — who knew? And if you're a fan of felines, you'll want to check out the First Annual New York Cat Film Festival Thursday.
Suspenseful to the last reel, 'Le corbeau' (The Raven), by Henri-Georges Clouzot, whose work has been compared to that of Hitchcock, is screening at BAMPFA on Saturday and Sunday.
There's a surfeit of cinematic goodies out there as we go into the Labor Day weekend.
'We the Animals' is an intelligent, quietly effective feature with enough drama to hold your attention; plus: a rare 'Tristan und Isolde' screening at Berkeley City Club.
Highly recommended: Based on a true story, 'The Captain' tells the story of a chronic grifter who did whatever was necessary as WW2 waned to save his own skin.
The Swiss director's movies have been out of circulation for 20 years, which makes BAMPFA's upcoming series, 'Subtle Subversion: The Films of Alain Tanner,' all the more welcome.
Berkeley High grads Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs have crafted a deeply intelligent, well-written drama with comedic overtones that's going to make waves come awards season.