Abasically simple tale of on- and off-track rivalry between two college athletes, “800 Two Lap Runners” is given a complex spin by offbeat direction, a script that keeps you guessing and likable…
Laura Thielen, program director of the San Francisco Intl. Film Festival, seemed to be gently lowering expectations this week when she said, "More than ever, this festival is not about familiar…
This rare Korean indie production sheds light on a little-known issue of worker exploitation in Asia. While that slant may interest fests looking for human rights themes, wobbly dramatic development…
British-born monologuist David Cale's characters attach themselves to an audience with tendril-like delicacy, offering cautious invitation to a world both rarefied and familiar.
Veteran writer Reynolds Price serves up an innocuous slice of Southern life with "Full Moon," a 1988 script receiving its first major staging at the American Conservatory Theater.
Also with: Eula Valdez, Maila Gamila, Jackie Aquino, Mia Guitierrez.
This twentysomething road movie ventures off the beaten track for sure, both in literal -- via slick wilderness lensing -- and figurative ways. But coyly experimental aspects will limit exposure to…
Russ Appleyard, Dan Donohue,
The current stateside vogue for 18th-century French playwright Marivaux owes much to opera director Stephen Wadsworth's 1992 "The Triumph of Love" at Princeton's McCarter Theater. Remounted with a…
The turn-of-the-century characters in "We Are Going to America" take two hours to complete just the first leg of their title journey -- from a pogrom-menaced Russian village to the European border…