Tag: documentaries

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Mountain”

Mountain (2018; Dir.: Jennifer Peedom) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens June 1, 2018, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. “Our need for mountains runs deep and wide,” breathes Willem Dafoe in his unmistakable sultry growl.  “Mountains are wild and ungovernable–this […]

MVFF40 Wrap-Up

In recent years, I have spent the first two weeks of October covering the Mill Valley Film Festival (check out my MVFF37 coverage HERE, my MVFF38 coverage HERE and my MVFF39 coverage HERE).  The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, honoring the gamut of independent film, from star-heavy productions with […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Chavela”

Chavela (2017; Dir.: Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, October 6, at the Landmark Opera Plaza in San Francisco and the Landmark Shattuck in Berkeley. An affectionate but rudimentary documentary introduction to Chavela Vargas, a singer virtually unknown to western audiences, but a […]

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