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Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Doc at The New Parkway

Called ‘One Voice: The Story of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir,’ the film is more ambitious than a typical concert film or behind-the-scenes tour.
August 05, 2019

Pauline Kael Leads the People of the Screen at SFJFF

The critic and the personality get the star treatment in Rob Garver’s affectionate documentary, What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, which has its Bay Area premiere in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
July 24, 2019

See a Found Footage Opus

Based in San Francisco’s Mission District since the mid-’80s, Craig Baldwin makes a rare hometown visit on June 15 to rattle the rafters at Shapeshifters Cinema at Temescal Art Center.
June 14, 2019

‘Uneasy’ Shadows Two ‘Broke Brown Girls’

A comedic web series, ‘Uneasy’ was dreamed up by Oaklanders Samiat Salami and Vanessa Flores, who both star as some version of themselves in each episode.
May 27, 2019

BAMPFA Hosts Hirokazu Kore-eda Retrospective

BAMPFA’s Kore-eda retrospective, comprising seven evening screenings between May 2 and 18, is a soul-soothing invitation to discover both the universality and the complexity in the banality of everyday life.
May 01, 2019

Elves and Development Collide in Sara Dosa’s Latest Doc

A quirky headline — “Elf Lobby Shuts Down Construction of Road” — prompts the Berkeley native to head to Iceland.
April 15, 2019

SFFILM Looks Eastward

The Grand Lake Theatre joins BAMPFA as an East Bay outlet for the SFFILM Festival, and the crop of movies is promising.
April 09, 2019

Big Screen Dreams in Albany

March 13, 2019

Children’s Film Fest Rides to the Rescue at Chabot Space & Science

The 11th edition of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival brings compelling shorts, foreign films, and anime to the screen.
February 14, 2019

Cal Professor Tom McEnaney Explores the Bias of Speech

In his class Sounding American, his students put the sound of speaking in the racial crosshairs.
January 16, 2019