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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

New Documentary Celebrates the Life of Ursula K. Le Guin

Arwen Curry’s 'The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin' examines the impact of the Berkeley-born science fiction writer.
December 4, 2018

Artistry Arrives for the Alameda International Film Festival

The festival celebrates Robin Williams and Alfred Hitchcock as well as its trademark mix of narrative shorts and documentary features.
November 1, 2018

Oakland Hosts the Drunken Film Festival

Jax Griffin has a bright idea: show films in pubs, in Oakland.
October 4, 2018