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Meeting a Legend

Sometimes, I get to meet a legend. Yesterday it was Dolores Huerta, the icon and indefatigable fighter for social justice. The occasion was the documentary, DOLORES, made about her by … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Me and Jerry

For many years I’ve had a standard answer when asked if I want my picture taken with an interviewee. It’s that I only have one picture of me on my … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary Bring Us BRIGSBY BEAR

Click here to listen to the interview. Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary, friends since childhood, have concocted BRIGSBY BEAR, a sweet paean to imagination, childhood, and the power of both … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dunkirk

I could not contain myself when writing about Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK ( full review here).  It’s going to be a major contender during awards season, with perhaps another nod to … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bye, George

Click here to listen to the interview. It was May 13, 2010. I was sitting the lobby of the 4 Seasons hotel here in San Francisco, and I was so happy … Continue reading

July 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Wright Takes No Prisoners in San Francisco (and Elsewhere).

I’ve loved Joe Wright movies since falling under the spell of his version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.  He found a way to take this oft-filmed story and give it a … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Latest: WALLS.

The Troupe’s resident playwright Michael Gene Sullivan talks Wall, politics, and the myth of the middle class. Click here to listen. Four performers (Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown, #LizzieCalogero and Marilet Martinez) with both passion … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Frameline 41, The Pop Quiz: Part 2

FRAMELINE 41 initiated a pair of press days for those of us covering the festival, and it offered me a rare opportunity to talk to many of the participating filmmakers … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Frameline 41, The Pop Quiz: Part 1

FRAMELINE 41 initiated a pair of press days for those of us covering the festival, and it offered me a rare opportunity to talk to many of the participating filmmakers … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Why Frameline Matters

Last night at the closing night of Frameline 41, during the Q&A following the screening of After Louie – A Film by Vincent Gagliostro, a young man ran onto the … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment
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