SFFILM 60 – Not So Black and White (“Infinity Baby”)

Recently screened at the 60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, Bob Byington’s Infinity Baby has all the hallmarks of modern independent film – a quirky concept masking a comment on the modern human condition, crisp (black and white) cinematography, a soundtrack by some hip musician and a cast of indie stalwarts. Combined they make…

SFFILM 60 – Brokeback Mutton (“God’s Own Country”)

One wouldn’t think that Ang Lee’s seminal Brokeback Mountain would be ripe for a remake already, but damned if first time feature director Francis Lee hasn’t moved the action from the American West to the hills of Yorkshire, England and come up with a comparable film. Recently screened at the 60th Annual San Francisco International…

SFIFF 58 – Film Fest turns into Cheese Fest

I returned to the Festival on Monday for an evening screening of a film I missed catching on Sunday, which means I REALLY must have wanted to see it to be willing to drive back into the city on a weeknight. I did and I’m glad I did because, as a film buff, I’m always…

SFIFF 58 – Harry documents his day of documentaries…

My second day at the Festival began with an attempt to see a film entitled The New Girlfriend, but Peter beat me to the Press Office and as we only get one ticket per screening, I had to decide on another film. After a few seconds trying to determine Peter’s punishment for his transgression (Doesn’t…

SFIFF 58: Day 2 of the Festival and Peter checks in…

Good evening, folks.  Or morning as it would be at this point.  Hope you’re all having a splendid internet experience at this current point in time, and I thank you in advance for stumbling upon my coverage of the 58th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival.  I had a long Friday taking care of business…