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Berkeley Documentarian Seeks Wider Audience for Ghost Town

Eugene Corr plans a general release of his cross-cultural youth baseball film to coincide with the spring opening of baseball season.

Les Blank’s Final Foray

He brings cinema verité pioneer Richard Leacock into focus with an East Bay release.

Chabot Space & Science Center Hosts a Film Fest for Kids

What better way to get kids thinking, commenting, comparing, and being inspired than to throw them a film festival? That’s the idea behind the Bay Area International Children’s Festival.

Pete Nicks Turns His Lens on the Oakland Police Department

The filmmaker continues his institutional fixation, turning his camera away from the Highland Hospital ER to the Oakland Police Department.

Kathleen Courtney is Behind the Scenes at Alameda Point

The recently released film Steve Jobs use a $1 million set at Alameda Point, pleasing the movie’s production manager who is crowing about the city’s film-friendly vibe.

Pixar’s Inside Out Is a Love Letter to Kids

Look for Bay Area details in Pixar’s latest movie about an 11-year-old girls battling emotions.

She’s Got Gumption

A lifetime of theater propels Alameda’s Brigette Lundy-Paine into a role in Woody Allen’s new film Irrational Man.

Alameda Theatre and Cinema Grill Team Up for Food and Dink at the Movies

The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex goes New Parkway, quietly letting patrons at the adjoining Cinema Grill bring adult beverages and portable snacks into the cinexplex rooms. Expansion is coming as the kinks get worked out.

In This Drug War, Truth Was the First Casualty

A decade after the San Jose Mercury News first wrote about how the U.S. government helped spread crack cocaine across black America, that story hit the Billboard charts. I’d been worrying about something like that for years.

In This Drug War, Truth Was the First Casualty

A decade after the San Jose Mercury News first wrote about how the U.S. government helped spread crack cocaine across black America, that story hit the Billboard charts. I’d been worrying about something like that for years.