Angela’s top filmgoing experiences of 2017

The doomsday clock for cinema apparently marches onward (the 2017 box office numbers aren’t helping the situation), but I continue to find transformative experiences in filmgoing. Film festivals are bringing together filmmakers and… Continue Reading


Travis’ top films of 2017

In a couple of weeks, the American film festival ecosystem will chug back to life with the Palm Springs International Film Festival, immediately followed by Sundance – a festival that, as always, is… Continue Reading


Subsumed Wildness: Underneath the films of Jonathan Demme

In advance of our screening of Stop Making Sense, we invited our friend and officemate Doug Keller to share his admiration for the late Jonathan Demme, who directed the film. We’ve spent countless hours… Continue Reading


Nighttime performance: on STRANDED IN CANTON

This Saturday, we present William Eggleston’s Stranded in Canton. Since the 1970s, Eggleston has had a deep and singular influence on American photography. His best-known images – there are many – are unmistakably… Continue Reading


True Orleans: Food to Mouth – Two Films by Les Blank

Tonight marks the first of hopefully many evenings of films by legendary documentarian Les Blank. And while it may seem self-serving for a gap-toothed, garlic-loving curator to pull together this program, I assure… Continue Reading


Full Aperture: 16mm films by Bruce Baillie

The films of Bay Area filmmaker Bruce Baillie, especially those made in the 1960s and 1970s, are legendary – visually stunning and multifaceted, richly exploratory, and still-relevant, highly personal expressions of nuanced ideas… Continue Reading