Plus: ‘Mandibles,’ Quentin Dupieux’s latest contribution to the cinema of the absurd.
‘Te Llevo Conmigo’ (I Carry You with Me) is a flashback-strewn drama currently screening at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas.
Ritwik Ghatak’s 1962 film ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ is streaming via the Pacific Film Archive. Also reviewed: ‘A Crime on the Bayou,’ documenting the 1966 trial of Gary Duncan.
‘Sweetheart’ is a very satisfying comedy-drama. Also at the festival: ‘North By Current,’ a doc about a religious family’s struggles to come to terms with sex, sexuality and death.
Berkeley filmmaker Rob Nilsson stars in Berkeley filmmaker Josh Peterson’s ‘Thirsty,’ set to a song by Berkeley composer Alexis Harte.
The film festival starts today at the Roxie Theater. It runs through June 17 in person and through June 20 online.
Director Kathleen Collins, an African American poet, civil rights activist and professor, only made one feature-length film, ‘Losing Ground,’ before her untimely death at the age of 46 in 1988.
Salome Chasnoff’s ‘Code of the Freaks’ details how Tinsel Town generally forces disabled characters into one of three categories.
‘Tell Them We Were Here’ gives an overview of the Bay Area’s contemporary art scene. ‘Riders of Justice’ is a violent film, but not an immoral one.
‘About Endlessness’ is narrated by a nameless, omniscient goddess detailing some of the things she’s observed; in ‘The Fever,’ an unseen jungle creature stalks victims.
‘The Virtuoso’ is well-mounted and suspenseful despite Anthony Hopkins’ botched American accent; Glenn Close, Mila Kunis shine in ‘Four Good Days’
The often harsh realities of pandemic life balanced with a bracing shot of old-fashioned California ‘can-do’ optimism result in a prize-worthy movie. Screen it before Sunday.