by Pam Grady
by Gary Meyer
The number of food films being made should not come as a surprise. PBS started the trend of cooking shows long ago and is still a leader in them, but now we have the Food Network, Cooking Channel, Food Matters TV and more offering 24 hours a day of programing about things to eat. Movies with food themes have spanned the history of cinema, but it wasn’t until Babette’s Feast , Like Water For Chocolate , Tampopo , Big Night and others became box office successes that we started to see a genre develop. And the number of documentaries about food has exploded. Continue reading
Read two critical perspectives on The Salt of the Earth (Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders, 2014), by Stephen Goldblatt and Ken Light. Salt of the Earth opens Friday, April 3 at the Landmark Clay in San Francisco, the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley, the Regency Cinemas in San Rafael, the CineArts @ Palo Alto Square in Palo Alto, Camera 7 in San José and the Century 16 in Pleasant Hill.
Read three critical perspectives on National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman, 2014), by Lucinda Barnes, Chuck Mobley and Max Goldberg. National Gallery opens at Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinemas, Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, Elmwood in Berkeley, San Jose’s Camera 3 and the Sebastopol Cinemas on Friday, December 19.
by Cari Borja
“At the moment the eyes of the body closed, the eyes of the mind were opened.”
—Ousmane Sembène, God’s Bit of Wood Continue reading