Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal in 'Carmen' / Photo: Goalpost Pictures, Courtesy of Sony Picture Classics

In Wine Country: ‘Jules’ starring Ben Kingsley to open Sonoma International Film Festival

Rated as one of the “top ten destination film festivals” by USA Today, the Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF) opens March 22 for five festive days in wine country. Featuring independent films and a full mix of culinary and social events, the SIFF celebrates its 26th year with a lively...
Emma Mackey as Emily Bronte - Frances O'Connor director

Mostly British Film Festival: It’s a wrap from the Vogue Theatre in San Francisco

Perhaps the oldest movie house in San Francisco, the Vogue Theatre has survived various changes in ownership. Today this venerable repertory cinema is owned by the SF Neighborhood Theater Foundation, and the venue continues to enrich our movie viewing experiences. Currently completing its annual return to the Vogue is the...
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - 4K theatrical re-release across the San Francisco Bay Area
A throwback to the early days of the found-footage genre, Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting are releasing The Outwaters in theaters

Bay Area Big Screen: Robbie Banfitch’s ‘The Outwaters’ now playing Rohnert Park in the SF Bay Area

We all die in the dark. "Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert." That's the premise for the new found footage film The Outwaters. See official trailer below, in addition to a just released new clip. Written and directed by Robbie Banfitch (New Brunswick,...
Cinequest Film Festival 2023 schedule, dates, news - Stark Insider

Cinequest film festival arrives August 2023 in Silicon Valley

Team Cinequest today announced dates for its upcoming film festivals. First up is the Cinejoy Virtual Festival taking place March 1-12, 2023. As the name implies this is an online experience that showcases live events and movies on its platform -- organizers note that a free registration is required. Later in...
Primary Film - Cinema Verite - Criterion

1960s Cinema Verité documentaries come to the Criterion Channel

If you're a film buff, you might already know about Cinema Verité -- that documentary wave that exploded in the 1960s with up-close and realistic explorations of important subject matters of the day. But, just in case you don't you may want to check out the Criterion Channel. The team has...
Naomi Watts - breakout performance in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001)

Watch List: Must-see films about Hollywood, fame and filmmaking

It'll be just like in the movies. Pretending to be somebody else.
Jean-Luc Goddard - dead at 91 - French New Wave legend

Au revoir mon ami

Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022). RIP to the iconoclastic French legend. Devenir immortel… et puis… mourir.
Morten Harket - a-ha - True North film

In Film: a-ha’s ‘True North’ arrives on big screens worldwide September 15

Organizers today announced that a-ha's forthcoming film True North will be released to select cinemas worldwide on Thursday, September 15. Watch the trailer below. The film accompanies the band's new studio album (11th) of the same name, marking the first new collection of new song since 2015's Cast in Steel. Per...
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - Karaoke opening night at The Castro Theatre

‘Karaoke’ opens San Francisco Jewish Film Festival at The Castro Theatre

Director Moshe Rosenthal's Karaoke is scheduled to open the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Now in its 42nd year, the SFJFF opening night will take place at The Castro Theatre (429 Castro St., San Francisco) on Thursday, July 21, 2022. Rosenthal will attend in addition to Lior Ashkenazi (Actor), Lexi Leban...