It should be no accident that the term “internet” begins with the letter “I” as this first-person singular pronoun encapsulates the independence and the capacity for self-impelled action that the Internet has enabled users since its birth. In simpler terms, the Internet offers singular voices around the world a direct link to potentially boundless sets of ears and eyes, the Web Hosting Hub of the world is the proverbial I.
“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 coming up this weekend.
With San Francisco’s neighborhood theaters biting the dust like Amerindian buffalo, it’s gratifying to know there are still alternate screening venues like Oddball Film + Video, a stock footage company based in San Francisco whose main business is licensing unusual stock footage to producers of feature films, documentaries, commercials, broadcast television, music videos, as well as web and new media productions. Continue reading →
Lunch Love Community is an online documentary project offering shareable films, community engagement, and creative resources to inspire change in the way kids eat. This evening will include documentary shorts and lively discussion among filmmakers, educators, and food specialists about Berkeley’s role in food reform and food justice movements in area schools and neighborhoods. Continue reading →
Ritesh Batra’s award-winning Arabic language short film CAFÉ REGULAR, CAIRO has screened at over 40 international film festivals and won 12 awards, including the FIPRESCI Critics Prize at the International Film Festival of Oberhausen and Special Mentions at the Tribeca International Film Festival and the Chicago International Film Festival. Continue reading →