This 1944 Sovfilm was assumed lost until its discovery in an archive last year. Simply mounted but compelling patriotic melodrama should draw a season of bookings on the cinematheque circuit.
Adroll if undercomplicated exercise, "Croatian Cathedrals" has undeniable curiosity value as a comedy making only glancing refs to war-torn Balkan territories nearby. Modest impact and subtlety of…
This hip slice of multicultural zeitgeist bends the docu form in novel directions while exploring co-director Paul Kwan's Vietnamese heritage. The resulting collage is one of the more engaging indie…
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…
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,
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.