Wild Grass

Wild GrassDirected by Alain ResnaisWritten by Alex Réval and Laurent Herbiet, from the novel L’Incident by Christine GaillyStarring: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos and Mathieu AmalricRun time: 104 minutesIn French with subtitlesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13http://www.sonyclassics.com/wildgrass/A simple  ...

Everyone Else

Everyone ElseWritten and Directed by Maren AdeStarring:  Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Nicole Marischka, Hans-Jochen WagnerRun Time:  119 minutesMPAA Rating:  Not Ratedhttp://www.cinemaguild.com/everyoneelse/Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, Maren Ade’s second feature film  ...

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall UprisingDirected by Kate Davis and David HeilbronerWritten by David HeilbronerRunning time: 80 minutesMPAA Rating: Contains parental advisoryhttp://firstrunfeatures.com/stonewalluprising.htmlGay politics were born on June 28 in 1969, when a police special task force raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.  ...

Summertime Movies

Summertime: When the Movies Are Cheesy, Except When they Aren’tIt’s that time of year when Hollywood turns out its biggest, but definitely not necessarily its best.  From May to August we will see a parade of action flicks and  ...

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Directed by: Jan Kounen Starring: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen Screenplay by: Jan Kounen, Carlo de Boutiny and Chris Greenhalgh MPAA rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/cocochanelandigorstravinsky/ Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a beautiful  ...

Breath Made Visible

Breath Made VisiblePhoto: Ken OtterAnna Halprin DocumentaryA Film by Ruedi GerberDocumentary 80 minutesNot Ratedhttp://www.breathmadevisible.com/?lang=enThis is more than a disclaimer. Anna Halprin saved my life. I found my way to her dance space, a studio and deck on a redwood-clogged  ...

OSS-177: Lost in Rio

OSS-117: Lost in RioDirected by Michel HazanaviciusWritten by Jean-François Halin and Michel HazanaviciusStarring Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot, Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Lutz, Reem KhericiRunning time: 97 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.musicboxfilms.com/oss-117-lost-in-rioTwo parts James Bond to one part Monsieur Hulot, one part Frank  ...

Stroszek (DVD)

Stroszek (DVD, from Anchor Bay)Written and directed by Werner HerzogWith Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens ScheitzFrom "The Werner Herzog Collection" (Anchor Bay)There has never been a filmmaker remotely like Werner Herzog. This is not a  ...

Mid-August Lunch

Mid-August Lunch Directed by: Gianni Di Gregorio Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti Screenplay by: Gianni Di Gregorio Run Time: 75 minutes In Italian with English Subtitles http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/midaugustlunch/ With the very rainy weather we have  ...

53rd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival

Micmacs Opens the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival http://fest10.sffs.org MicmacsSpring has finally arrived, and with it comes the yearly flock of films from around the world that is the San Francisco International Film Festival.  The festival, which runs  ...