The 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock in "Safety Last!" San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2013 July 18-21Castro Theatre, San Franciscowww.silentfilm.org Last month's series of nine silent Hitchcock films (to be repeated at Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive in August, in  ...

What Maisie Knew

A child's view of divorce—Maisie looks on while her parents, played by Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard, bicker What Maisie Knew Directed by Scott McGehee and David SiegelStarring: Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata AprileRun Time:  ...

The Company You Keep

Robert Redford bringing the 60s back in his 70s in "The Company You Keep" The Company You Keep Directed by Robert RedfordWritten by Lem DobbsStarring: Robert Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Nick Nolte, Chris CooperRun time: 125 minutesMPAA rating:  ...

Lore

Lore Directed by Cate ShortlandWritten by Cate Shortland and Robin MukherjeeStarring Saskia Rosendahl, Kai MalinaRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA rating: Not Ratedwww.musicboxfilms.com/lore It's the end of World War II, and fourteen-year-old Lore's parents are avid Nazis, so much so  ...

56 Up

The cast of real characters in 56 Up 56 Up A Documenary directed by Michael AptedRunning time: 144 minutesMPAA rating: Not Rated firstrunfeatures.com/56up Nearly a half century ago, British director Michael Apted directed "Seven UP," the first of what  ...

Amour

Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintingnant play a married couple facing life's end in "Amour" Amour Written and directed by Michael HanekeStarring: Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintingnant, Isabelle HuppertRun Time: 127 minutesMPAA Rating: PG13www.sonyclassics.com/amour/ The amour in Austrian director Michael Haneke's  ...

Hysteria

Hysteria Directed by: Tanya WexlerWritten by: Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer from a story by Howard GenslerStarring: Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhall, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert EverettRunning time: 95 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/hysteria/ In the 1880s,  ...

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Directed by John MaddenWritten by Ol Parker, from the novel "These Foolish Things," by Deborah MoggachStarring: Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Dev PatelRunning time: 124 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13 www.foxsearchlight.com/thebestexoticmarigoldhotel "Old  ...

Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse Directed and written by Frederick WisemanRunning time: 128 minutesMPAA rating: unrated Frederick Wiseman, now in his 80s, is one of the most esteemed of documentarians. His technique, focused on subjects as diverse as high schools, public  ...

Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale

Books, new and used, are among the thousands of items at the White Elephant SalePhoto courtesy of the Oakland Museum Shopping Safari: The Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale Sale of donated items to benefit the Oakland MuseumSponsored by the  ...