Alex Bledsoe’s forthcoming ‘OAKLEAD’ documentary elucidates the relationships between race, socioeconomic status and access to adequate healthcare and housing.
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‘Welcome to the neighborhood’: New film shines light on a changing Berkeley
A film about legendary Berkeley activist Mable Howard and her daughter, noted artist Mildred Howard, tells a bigger Berkeley story.
Berkeley filmmaker examines 1968 strike at San Francisco State College
The filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson said the 1968 strike was a result of students demanding more say in their lives. They see parallels with today’s increasing activism.
Documentary follows UC Berkeley students who were incarcerated
The four stars of “From Incarceration to Education” discuss the challenges and rewards of making the leap from the criminal justice system to academia.
Berkeley Film Foundation opens 2017 grant cycle
The 2017 Berkeley Film Foundation grant cycle is open until May 5
When the stars come out: A Night in Berkeleywood
An image from Riding My Way Back, one of the films supported by the Berkeley Film Foundation. Photo: Riding My Way Back It’s 342 miles between Berkeley and Hollywood, but on Oscar night, Sunday, Feb. 22, that distance will be shortened for those who flock to the live Academy Awards telecast at A Night in […]
The Oscars come to Berkeley at film foundation benefit
12 Years a Slave, one of the movies nominated for an Academy Award this year. The ceremony will be screened on Sunday, March 2, at Berkeleywood, a benefit for the Berkeley Film Foundation. Photo: oscar.go.com The Oscars are coming to downtown Berkeley this year for the first time with a glitzy new event at the […]
Edy Boone: A life spent inspiring others captured on film
Edy Boone, about whom a film is being made: "She builds bridges between people who don't think they have a commonality" If you have lived in Berkeley for a while, you have probably crossed paths with Edythe Boone. A spry 74-year old with a quick laugh, Boone has worked as a counsellor and as a […]
Berkeley documentary film shortlisted for an Oscar
If you’re stocking up on snacks in preparation for Oscars night on Sunday, make a note to watch out for a nominated film with a Berkeley connection. The Barber of Birmingham is an Academy Award nominee for best documentary short subject this year. The film, which explores the impact of the then potential nominee Barack Obama as […]
Berkeley FILM Foundation to air powerful documentary
A shot from Better This World by filmmakers Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega By Emily S. Mendel The Berkeley FILM Foundation will hold a benefit screening Thursday of Better This World, a powerful, award-winning documentary produced and directed by filmmakers Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega and funded, in part, […]
Berkeley’s rich tradition of documentaries finds support
"Sweet Dreams", a documentary by Lisa Fruchtman and her brother Rob, won the Berkeley Film Foundation's Saul Zaentz Award this year Lisa Fruchtman was at the Sundance Film Festival when she heard a story she knew she wanted to tell through film. It involved a remarkable group of women in Rwanda who, despite having their […]
Berkeley filmmaker’s movie on Latino legal pioneer to air
Dolores Huerta, co-founder, United Farm Workers, former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, Berkeley filmmaker Abby Ginzberg Abby Ginzberg gave up the legal profession decades ago, but never left it behind. A documentary filmmaker in Berkeley, Ginzberg has focused her lens on some of the best legal minds of the past 50 years. Her films […]