Letter from the Publisher

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 […]

Born in 1984: Artists’ Television Access Hits the Big Three-Oh

By Johnny Ray Huston From the outside, it looks like a simple building—a modest, rare un-gentrified spot on Valencia Street. But inside, Artists’ Television Access offers views into any number of worlds, from bizarre realms you’d never imagine visiting, to others that suddenly and unexpectedly mirror your innermost thoughts. There’s a spartan, bare-bones screening room […]


by Ben Terrall Billed as “subversive cinema … for subversive times,” the Roxie’s four-day series “The Dark Side of the Dream” (March 23-26) is a powerhouse collection of hard-hitting American movies made between 1933 and 1964. Former Roxie programmer Elliot Lavine, who returns to San Francisco from his new home in Portland for this run, […]