Mar 30, 2022

Automat Documentary Reflects on 20th Century Self-Serve Restaurants

There was a time when, for the price of a nickel, diners could participate in a uniquely American food phenom. The Automat anticipated both the worlds of fast food and "self-serve," became a social institution, then vanished into obscurity. Founded by entrepreneurs Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart in the late 1880s,...
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Sep 16, 2020

A Chef’s Voyage

While the premise of the film A Chef’s Journey focuses on following James Beard–award winning chef-owner David Kinch as...
Jun 12, 2020

Virtual Possibilities: San Francisco Black Film Festival Adapts to Covid-19

Online film program runs June 18 to August 2.
Apr 2, 2020

Before You Watch ‘Tiger King’ Tonight, Read This

The new Netflix docuseries Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness has gone viral as Covid-19 accelerates across the country,...
Mar 25, 2020

Digging Dirt

A difficult part of this quarantine stems from an essential loss of American identity: If you’re not working, and...
Mar 19, 2020

Failed Goldilocks

It's fair to describe Hillary as a warts-and-all portrait. The four-part documentary shuttles between the 2016...
Feb 19, 2020

Flammable Romance

The two-woman, huntress-gets-captured-by-the-game romance Portrait of a Lady on Fire offers a lot, particularly ravishing color that makes the...
Feb 5, 2020

Starry Night

This year, the Oscars are like the cocktail bars at too many of today's receptions: no-host. One by one, some...
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