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Teachable moments

By David Lamble

Director Daniel Schechter's witty social comedy "Safe Spaces" had the Castro Theatre rocking with laughter at this year's San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

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By David Lamble | August 13, 2019

"Love, Antosha" presents a deeply moving portrait of the extraordinary life and death of Russian-American film actor Anton Yelchin.

By David Lamble | August 13, 2019

"One Child Nation" (opening Friday) feels like more than just the sad story of millions of Chinese couples desperate to forget the atrocities of the 60s Cultural Revolution and eager to start new families.


By Jim Piechota | August 13, 2019

In his new memoir "Mr. Know-It-All," outspoken self-proclaimed "filth elder" John Waters opens a Pandora's Box of opinions, secrets, and stories.

By Advertising Department | August 7, 2019

On August 29 and September 5, we'll present our annual two-part Fall Arts Preview issues. From the museums and galleries, to local theatre, -- our fall arts preview editions will cover it all.


By Brian Bromberger | August 6, 2019

It wouldn't seem like a promising premise for a film: a gay man from a poor Midwestern Mormon family, who is an LA cancer survivor, writer and comedian, converts to Judaism at age 31.

By David Lamble | August 6, 2019

Israeli filmmaker Sameh Zoabi's screwball-style romantic comedy "Tel Aviv on Fire" opens Friday.


By David-Elijah Nahmod | July 30, 2019

First released in 1968, Frank Simon's "The Queen" is an historic documentary about a drag pageant/beauty contest that took place in New York City in 1967. The film has rarely been screened since, but has now been fully restored by Kino Lorber.

By David Lamble | July 30, 2019

The provocative new bio-doc "Mike Wallace is Here" (opening Friday) is an instructive guide to a chaotic universe.


By David Lamble | July 30, 2019

The Castro Theatre seeks to provide cinematic relief for the deep-summer dog days with an August schedule that combines the newest fare ("The Last Black Man in San Francisco") with the old reliable widescreen treats ("Lawrence of Arabia").

By Steven Underhill | July 24, 2019

After the opening night screening of 'Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles' at the Castro Theatre, filmmakers, producers, actors and patrons enjoyed the Opening Night party at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.


By David Lamble | July 23, 2019

Our 10 summer films to catch at a Bay Area theater are full of proven talent.

By Roberto Friedman | July 23, 2019

The opening-night film for the 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival lit up the Castro Theatre screen last Thursday night.


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