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See a Found Footage Opus

Based in San Francisco’s Mission District since the mid-’80s, Craig Baldwin makes a rare hometown visit on June 15 to rattle the rafters at Shapeshifters Cinema at Temescal Art Center.
June 14, 2019

‘Uneasy’ Shadows Two ‘Broke Brown Girls’

A comedic web series, ‘Uneasy’ was dreamed up by Oaklanders Samiat Salami and Vanessa Flores, who both star as some version of themselves in each episode.
May 27, 2019

BAMPFA Hosts Hirokazu Kore-eda Retrospective

BAMPFA’s Kore-eda retrospective, comprising seven evening screenings between May 2 and 18, is a soul-soothing invitation to discover both the universality and the complexity in the banality of everyday life.
May 1, 2019

Elves and Development Collide in Sara Dosa’s Latest Doc

A quirky headline — “Elf Lobby Shuts Down Construction of Road” — prompts the Berkeley native to head to Iceland.
April 15, 2019

SFFILM Looks Eastward

The Grand Lake Theatre joins BAMPFA as an East Bay outlet for the SFFILM Festival, and the crop of movies is promising.
April 9, 2019

Big Screen Dreams in Albany

March 13, 2019

Children’s Film Fest Rides to the Rescue at Chabot Space & Science

The 11th edition of the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival brings compelling shorts, foreign films, and anime to the screen.
February 14, 2019

Cal Professor Tom McEnaney Explores the Bias of Speech

In his class Sounding American, his students put the sound of speaking in the racial crosshairs.
January 16, 2019

Two Michael Glawogger Films Screen at BAMPFA

Glawogger’s most ambitious epics, ‘Megacities’ (1998) and ‘Workingman’s Death’ (2005), demand and deserve to be seen on the big screen, and BAMPFA fills the bill this month.
January 16, 2019

A Preview of Holiday Movies

It’s treacle and justice this holiday season.
December 20, 2018