Lois Vossen on The Kamla Show

SNEAK PEEK: LOIS VOSSEN OF INDEPENDENT LENS

Lois Vossen is executive producer at Independent Lens, PBS in San Francisco.  This clip is a highlight of our upcoming 2-part interview with Vossen, who shares how she grew up in a farm in Minnesota and never dreamt that one day she would be living in San Francisco and working with filmmakers. Imagine her utter… Continue Reading


TOM QUINN ON COLEWELL & KAREN ALLEN

Tom Quinn wrote and directed Colewell, a quiet and evocative film set in a rural town in Pennsylvania. The film stars Karen Allen, Kevin J. O’Connor and others. Colewell had its world premiere at the 2019 SFFILM, which is where we caught up with Quinn. We spoke about the making of Colewell, how he got… Continue Reading


FILM NOTES: FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN

The remarkable rise & fall of John DeLorean, an engineer & automobile entrepreneur, is the subject of Sheena M. Joyce and Don Argott’s fascinating documentary Framing John DeLorean. The film makes for an absorbing watch and highlights how ambition & greed undid a plucky engineer-entrepreneur’s achievements and eventually ruined his family, members of his company… Continue Reading


SAN FRANCISCO DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL MAY 29 -JUNE 13, 2019

The 18th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival runs for 2 weeks from May 29 to June 13, 2019 at Roxie and Brava Theaters in San Francisco. The films shown at the festival range from comedy, social justice, environment, LGBT, religion, politics, music, dance, pop culture and many more topics. The festival tagline says it all:… Continue Reading


KAREN ALLEN ON ANIMAL HOUSE

Karen Allen got her first acting role in National Lampon’s Animal House, an iconic 1978 comedy directed by John Landis. We got an opportunity to ask Allen how she got to be a part of Animal House that became a box-office hit. After National Lampon’s Animal House Allen went on to act in many feature… Continue Reading


The White Crow

FILM NOTES: ASK DR.RUTH, THE WHITE CROW & LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

Ask Dr. Ruth, The White Crow and Long Day’s Journey Into Night are three of the films that are currently playing in a theatre near you in the US. Two of the films are biopics and the third is a moody film noir from China. Director Ryan White’s biopic Ask Dr Ruth makes for an interesting watch.… Continue Reading


2019 SAN FRANCISCO SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

The 24th Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival is back  and runs from May 1 through May 5, 2019 at the Castro Theatre.  This annual 5-day event is a wonderful tribute to the silent film era from the the 1920s and 1930s before talkies took over and became popular. The festival  is studded with fantastic… Continue Reading