By Phoebe Green
San Francisco lovers of Hollywood melodrama with a touch of Noir will delight in the opportunity to see the French do it as least as well (if not better) than their American counterparts when Donald Malcolm’s series offers a sneak preview of their November, 2019 series on Sunday, October 13 at the Roxie Theatre.
By Gary Meyer
Evolving menus. Sensual environment. Champagne and Oysters on the half shell. Since 1999 Foreign Cinema has been a magical destination for San Franciscans and international visitors. It is a place with an ever-changing menu for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night and is like no other restaurant you have ever enjoyed with its outdoor cinema and various unique rooms. You can even eat in the projection booth.
By Meredith Brody
Bay Area cinephiles rejoice! Your first crack at the marquee titles you’ve been hearing about for months, since Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Telluride, Venice, and Toronto, is nigh – they’re coming to a film festival near you!
The Mill Valley Film Festival, taking place in a number of theaters in Mill Valley, San Rafael, Larkspur, and Berkeley, runs from October 3rd to October 13th.
by Gary Meyer
Magic and “live” ghosts, goblins and other creatures of the night go back a long way. What we refer to as “augmented reality” today is hundreds of years old. In 1584 Reginald Scot wrote in his study to debunk beliefs in witchcraft, magic and other superstitions, The Discoverie of Witchcraft, that people dressed in sheets had fooled believers certain they had seen ghosts.
Interpretation of Robertson’s Fantasmagorie from F. Marion’s L’Optique (1867)
By Gary Meyer
We are lucky to live a world where rebels can become heroes, whether they are historical figures, entertainers, journalists, visionaries, artists, writers or leaders. Some rebels become elected officials who make us question our response to “rebels as heroes.” But we can be selective.