Very Secret Movie club ratings

movie rating
The Child 4/5
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 4/5
The Son's Room 3.5/5
Stranger Than Paradise 3/5
Dancer in the Dark
ChungKing Express
Happy Together3.5/5
My Blueberry Nights
Wild at Heart4/5
Summer Hours2/5
Blue Velvet
Inland Empire

Monday, August 17, 2009

Next Movie Night: Underground - 1995 Cannes Golden Palm Winner

Where : Foster City
When : Aug 23 at 4
Movie Details:

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

7th Annual Three-Minute Film Festival, August 8

What happens when both professional and first time filmmakers pledge to spend 30 days creating 3-minute cinematic masterpieces? Find out at the 7th Annual Three-Minute Film Festival Black Tie Gala and Film Screening, the August edition of Root Division’s monthly Second Saturday series. Films screen promptly at 8:00p and the after party features a contest for best interpretation of black tie, booty-shaking music, cocktails, magical food carts, the audience choice awards ceremony and art by Root Division resident artists. Dress to impress.
Cost: $5 ($5-$20 Sliding scale donation at the door)
Venue: Root Division
Address: 3175 17th Street (South Van Ness @ Shotwell), San Francisco, CA

Monday, July 13, 2009

San Jose Starlight Cinemas

San Francisco Film Night In The Park

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Director Virginia Reticker's documentary tells the story of the thousands of Liberian women who helped end the bloody late-1990s civil war that killed 250,000 people, allegedly supported in secret by then-President Charles Taylor. Through nonviolent protests, the Christian Women's Peace Initiative forced a resolution in the peace talks, and their efforts led to the election of Africa's first female head of state, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

Here is an interesting interview with the leader of that movement on Bill Moyers program:

Women Fight for Peace:

Monday, June 1, 2009


Thursday, May 21, 2009

they sound like us

The Auteurs

Love talking about film?

The Auteurs is a social network bringing together cinephiles around the world. Find those who share your ideas and debate those who don’t.

Four things that were on our minds when we first dreamt the Auteurs: Number one: why can’t you just watch In the Mood for Love in an airport lounge? Number two: why is it so hard to get hold of Antonioni’s complete filmography? Number three: Wouldn’t it be great to instantly send Tati’s Playtime to a friend if you think they need it (there’s nothing like film therapy)? Number Four: why do films on the Internet look just awful? And that was that. We simply couldn't resist the idea of everyone having their own online film library… your little cinema, anytime, anywhere… after all not everyone can make it to the Cannes Film festival… less if you are a school teacher or you live in Winnipeg (or both)… but that doesn't mean you can’t recite all of Kubrick’s films in reverse chronological order or that you are not desperate to watch the latest Kitano film that is definitely not going to be released in your local multiplex.

And that’s our point; popular doesn’t always mean good.

Our film library is brimming with visionary films that wouldn’t fill a single cinema in Australia for a week – not even a day… but say you searched the world (all of it), you might just find an audience of a thousand for this rare cinematic treat. And we don’t think a thousand people should be ignored just because they happen to live in different time zones or far away from Australia cinemas… if someone needed to make such a precise film, it means that, someone, somewhere needs to watch it. More importantly… that someone might be you. Or Scorsese (he happens to be a member too…)

The Auteurs is not just about discovering wonderful new cinema or classic masterpieces. It’s also about discussing and sharing wonderful films… which makes us like a small coffee shop… a place where you can gather and talk about alternative endings, directors cuts or whatever those frogs in Magnolia meant… heated debates and passionate arguments are welcome… Hollywood films such as say Annie Hall or Royal Tenenbaums too… at the end of the day it doesn't matter where films come from, as long as they come from someone’s mind…

Are you in the mood for cinema? Welcome to The Auteurs…

ps: by the way, we spent a lot of energy on the quality of the streaming and we are very proud of it… just wanted to let you know…

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Frontier of Dawn by Philippe Garrel; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room

Date: Thursday May 14, 2009 - Sunday May 17, 2009 (7:30PM - 2:00PM)

Friday, March 27, 2009

DLF.TV is debuting an exclusive interview series known as “Daily David” where David speaks candidly about anything and everything ranging from filmmaking to consciousness. In this video clip, David Lynch speaks on how ideas come in fragments and join together. The film stays the same, but each viewer may have a different experience and interpretation.
This is new David Lynch foundation TV:

Friday, March 6, 2009