SFFILM Review: 'Official Secrets'

Film Capsule Review: ‘Official Secrets’ at SFFILM

Based on the book, "The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War" by Marcia and Thomas Mitchell, Official Secrets at the SFFILM Festival unfolds in the tradition of All The President’s Men and Three Days of the Condor.A loyal citizen comes into possession of sensitive information which places her...
SFFILM Review: 'When I'm a Moth'

Film Capsule Review: ‘When I’m a Moth’ at SFFILM

When I'm a Moth is an intriguing film, told in a dreamy visual style that fictionalizes a moment in Hillary Rodham’s life, just before she enters law school. Inspired by a brief reference in Hillary’s memoir, co-directors Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak speculate with sensitivity and poetic imagination on...
Q Ball documentary at SFFILM in San Francisco

Film Capsule Review: ‘Q Ball’ documentary at SFFILM Festival

Across the Bay from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors is another Warriors team, one that plays only home games. These San Quentin Prison athletes are profiled in Q Ball a fascinating documentary, made possible by Kevin Durant, who is executive producer. Directed by Mike Tolajian, this SFFILM Festival...
Beach Blanket Babylon

Theater News: Iconic San Francisco show ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’ to close

Unfortunate theater news out of San Francisco this week.The iconic show Beach Blanket Babylon is shutting down after an epic 45-year run.Kitsch. Over the top. Flamboyant. Excessive. Fun.There are any number of ways to describe Beach Blanket Babylon, but no question it's been a hallmark of San Francisco, for...
Join us for a very special onstage tribute and conversation with acclaimed actor Laura Linney, in which she will go in-depth on her career and process.

San Francisco Film Festival opens with Maupin’s ‘Tales of the City’ at Castro, runs through April 23

SFFilm Festival has opened its annual two-week run in the Bay area, showcasing films in San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. As always, the Festival will be a dazzling experience.More than 160 films from 52 nations will be featured. The work of more than 70 women directors is included.Among expected...
Too Old to Die Young Miles Teller

Refn’s ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Trailer: ‘Neon Demon’ meets ‘Lost Highway’

Those wondering what Neon Demon director Nicolas Winding Refn has been up to for the past few years, a new purple-y and pink-y trailer has landed today to give us most welcome evidence. (which shares the slight misfortune of having to fight for attention on the same day as...
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Video Feature: Go inside iconic Flintstone House w/ home tour, dinosaurs & Fred Flintstone

Why so serious?Stark Insider was on location late last year to shoot a special video segment at the iconic Flintstone House.See below for photo gallery of the Flintstone House.Little did the team know at the time the Hillsborough, California property would soon capture local and soon national headlines.Here are...
Elle Fanning - Teen Spirit - Cinequest Film Festival appearance

What’s Happening: Actress Elle Fanning to appear at Cinequest film festival in San Jose

Breaking news.Cinequest has just announced that actress Elle Fanning will make an appearance at this year's edition of the film and creativity festival.Per the email from Cinequest CEO and co-founder Halfdan Hussey:"Cinequest is thrilled to announce Elle Fanning will join us for a Maverick Spirit Award presentation and conversation...
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3 Days in Sonoma: Producing a short film using 5 years of footage (Video)

A woman in wine country. A woman in trouble. Again.