EMPIRE OF LIGHT

Sam Mendes fills his superbly cast, deeply personal drama with surprises, all emerging from a cinema in a working-class town in 1980s England. Hilary (Olivia Colman, in another knockout performance) is a single woman who runs the ticket booth,…

THE RESIDENTS

Come fully expecting the unexpectedly weird and wildly wonderful wonderments of a rare live-and-in-person Residents show, for the first time—ever—in Mill Valley at the Sweetwater. Live musical prestidigitations and lyrical proclamations…

ACCESSIBILITY SCORECARD IN EXHIBITION

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Over the last year, a small group of professional advocates from all areas of film and exhibition have been working to create a coalition that highlights and prioritizes accessibility needs at film events. Jim Lebrecht from FWD-Doc and Cassidy…

THE POWER OF PERSONAL DOCUMENTARY FILMS: THE DISTRIBUTORS

In early 2022, Re-Present Media (RPM) issued an article, The Power of Personal Documentary Films, presenting data gathered from emerging BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) filmmakers working on personal documentary films. In particular,…

THE WHALE

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TRIBUTE TO BRENDAN FRASER SPIRIT | US CINEMA US 2022, 117 min, Director: Darren Aronofsky Hinging on a career-defining performance from Brendan Fraser, The Whale is an emotionally resonant tour de force, by turns funny and devastating. Fraser…