Dear Readers, During the past year I researched creating a cinema site for the San Francisco Bay Area, offering film reviews, feature articles, interviews and complete movie listings that would include the very special one-night screenings, filmmaker appearances and other unique cinematic events that are not usually found at online “showtime” sites. Those I asked loved […]
The mythic cult film whose popularity is growing, The Room , will be presented with two special shows at the Piedmont Theatre in Oakland, with in-person appearances by its cult star and filmmaker Tommy Wiseau, on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30, at midnight each night. We celebrate this special occasion with two appreciations of The […]
Read two critical perspectives on Venus In Fur (2013, Roman Polanski) , from Angeline Rodriguez and Tien-Tien L. Jong. Venus In Fur opens in San Francisco at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas in San Francisco, and Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas in Berkeley on Friday, July 11, 2014.
by Tien-Tien L. Jong “Hopelessness is being gay in Russia,” so says the protagonist of Stand , one of the films programmed as part of the Spotlight on LGBT Films in Today’s Russia at this year’s Frameline film festival (now playing through Sunday, June 29). Here’s a quick guide to the Spotlight line-up, including 2 films […]
by Tien-Tien L. Jong With 168 total films, spanning 56 countries (and 40 languages), the 57th edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24-May 8, 2014) was a truly “international” and diverse event. Here is a mini summary of my experience at the festival, with a list of my personal top five favorite […]