Jonathan Kiefer

SFIFF56 Looks Back, Forward-

SFIFF56 Looks Back, Forward

The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival opens April 25, offering up old favorites, new films from big names, and plenty of one-night-only events presenting unique meetings of past and future.

'On the Road', on the Screen at Last-

‘On the Road’, on the Screen at Last

The eagerly-awaited (or much-dreaded) film version of 'On the Road' has finally hit theaters. The filmmakers take on their adaptation undaunted, approximating the energy, if not the spontaneity, of this archetypal adventure tale.

Appalachia and Romania Meet in Song at the Roxie-

Appalachia and Romania Meet in Song at the Roxie

Local filmmaker George Csicsery screens his latest, Songs Along a Stony Road, which follows the exploits of an ethnomusicologist in Romania. The film screens on a double bill with Les Blank's Sprout Wings and Fly, a portrait of Appalachian fiddler Tommy Jarrell.