By Geneva Anderson (March 21, 2023) Long known for its culinary and wine films and now, its celebrity chef events, the 26th Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF), March 22-26, finds magic in its combo of film, food, wine, parties and its gorgeous wine country setting. This year’s edition offers 110 films from 32 countries, one […]
Anticipating the SFSFF’s Day of Silents Makes My Endorphins Rise by Meredith Brody (December 1, 2022) I keep my TV tuned (do we say tuned, nowadays?) to TCM. It’s what greets me when I snap on the TV (do we say snap on, nowadays), and has resulted in me being surprised that The Apartment or […]
My Romance with Toronto, Still the Festival of Festivals for Me By Meredith Brody Well, it really wasn’t my first film festival. I’d had flirtations with other, smaller festivals, but they were almost all fairly local. And my attendance at them was patchy, not obsessive. My first deep-dish, long-distance festival relationship was in Toronto.
Regrets, I Have a Few By Meredith Brody When I was picking up my press pass in Toronto, I ran into the ebullient, ubiquitous Col Needham, the founder of the essential Internet Movie Database, and a tireless festival-goer. He was the first familiar Festival face I’d seen – at the first film festival outside of […]
By Meredith Brody (November 5, 2022) I’ve been a film buff ever since I first saw a re-issue of Cinderella at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland when I was just a tot. I wasn’t able to fully exercise my film buff inclinations for the next decade or so, as I was dependent on my […]
By Meredith Brody (November 5, 2022) San Francisco is lucky to have Donald Malcolm’s French Noir Series, “The French Had a Name for It” at the Roxie. The upcoming festival programs 15 films over four days at the Little Roxie, and once again I will be there for all of it. It unspools on Sunday […]