Dino Ray Ramos
As usual, the lineup for this year's Mill Valley Film Festival is a cinematic feast for Bay Area cinephiles that lasts from October 3 to the 13th. From festival favorites to local up-and-coming filmmakers, the festival has a lot to choose from and if you can watch all films, then you probably manage your time better than me. If you aren't able to binge on all the movies, then here are 12 must-sees.
There's a lot of funny going on in the city in the next two weeks, so let's get to it, shall we?
If you don't know by now, the new (and possibly final) season of The Real World is in San Francisco.
Woody Allen's latest movie, Blue Jasmine, takes place in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. The movie follows the slow and steady neurotic meltdown of Jasmine (played wonderfully by Cate Blanchett, by the way) as she moves from New York to San Francisco to reconnect with her sister, Ginger (also played wonderfully by Sally Hawkins) and start a new life after she goes completely bankrupt.
If you dig funny ladies who are dominating the comedy scene, embarassing stories told in front of total strangers, and impromptu musicals, then you're in luck. The next two weeks were made just for you.
If you look back at the '90s, there are many movies set in the San Francisco Bay Area that made a significant impact on the pre-Y2K era. From nannies in drag to lewd female murder suspects to singing nuns, here is a list of some of those movies.
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