Melanie Dunn created Breaking Stereos after several difficult shopping trips with her daughter. Catch up on this and other Berkeley retail and small business news.
You can watch ‘The General’ and another silent classic on the big screen at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood for National Silent Movie Day.
Three campaigns raised the most money in 2020: for Moe’s Books, Rialto Theaters and a West Berkeley metal shop making plastic face shields for health workers.
Also: Mick Jagger stars in a finely crafted slice of suspense opening this week, ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy,’ and ‘Brightness’ offers a magical realist examination of a father-son relationship.
“I don’t know why it took all this time to find out a ladder was fine,” said a Cal/OSHER staffer. “They could have gone to Home Depot that same day and gotten one.”
At the end of last year, I made a modest but achievable resolution: In 2016, I’d write about a few less documentaries (and a few more fictional features) than I’d written about in 2015. And so far, I think I’ve done pretty well: By my count, only four of the 33 films discussed this year in […]
Ovarian Psycos screens at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood as part of the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival screens at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, at the Rialto Cinemas Elmwood as part of the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival It’s time once again for the annual San Francisco […]
The Winding Stream: The Carters, The Cashes, and the Course of Country Music opens at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood on Friday, April 22opens at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood on Friday, April 22 I don’t much care for country music – particularly what’s passed for it since ‘The Nashville Sound’ developed during the anti-rock ‘n’ roll backlash of the 1950s. […]
In Jackson Heights, Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, opens in Berkeley Friday, Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary, opens in Berkeley Friday Three hours, eight minutes and thirty-one seconds: that’s the amount of time you’ll devote to In Jackson Heights (opening at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood on Friday, Dec. 18, the new feature from documentarian Frederick Wiseman. Is it […]
Merchants in business districts such as the Elmwood are opposed to a new proposal that would see the minimum wage rise to $19/hour. Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin By Lisa Tsering Berkeley business owners say a new proposed minimum wage hike will quite simply drive them out of business and, in the process, destroy the unique flavor […]
Experimenter opens Friday at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinema. Experimenter opens Friday at Landmark’s Shattuck Cinema. Long time readers are familiar with my biopic rant by now. Regardless of the occasional exception (I’m still looking at you, Hannah Arendt), Seal’s First Law of Cinema states emphatically that biopics turn the lives of the most remarkable people into […]
‘East Side Sushi’ is both a food film set in Oakland, and a story about a woman forging her own path against traditional attitudes and expectations.