Director Hiroyuki Okiura presses pause on the grind of time to take us on a journey to the Japanese island of Shio in his latest animated venture, “A Letter to Momo.”What unravels is a interwoven tale of divine intervention, collective responsibility and the reconciliation of past and present.
Director Richard Linklater’s latest project, “Boyhood” — in which Linklater follows the same cast of actors over 12 years — is perhaps the contemporary film that most lives up to the name of its coming-of-age genre. From the director of the “Before Sunrise” trilogy comes a tale with the poignancy of growing up in real time handled with the understated sincerity of its title.
Director and actor Zach Braff made waves in 2004 with his directorial debut and soon-to-be-cult-classic, “Garden State.” Now, Braff is back with his Kickstarter-funded “Wish I Was Here.” The film follows struggling actor Aidan Bloom (Braff) and his efforts to navigate his rocky relationship with his wife Sarah (Kate Hudson); support his children, Grace (Joey King) and Tucker (Pierce Gagnon); care for his cancer-stricken father, Saul (Mandy Patinkin); and come to terms with his own spirituality. We talked with Braff during a roundtable about the subjunctive mood, Kickstarter and the purpose of film.
Start.Home, Stanford Solar Decathlon’s most recent project, recently received county approval to serve as a residence for the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve park ranger and his family.
Palo Alto is a suburban community that neighbors Stanford University, the title of James Franco’s short story series about his hometown and the fictional site of Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto,” a film based on Franco’s stories set to release on May 9.
An atheist philosopher, a Christian theologian and a roomful of Stanford students converged at the Stanford Faculty Club yesterday evening for a discussion about the meaning of a well-lived life.
Director Matt Wolf has made waves recently with “Teenage,” a documentary about the birth and development of youth culture from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The film, which showed at festivals ranging from BFI London to Tribeca, opens today in Berkeley and San Francisco. Wolf spoke with us about generation gaps, activism and the creation of “living collage.”
“Palo Alto,” a film by Gia Coppola, plays like a solemn love note to teenagedom. Based on James Franco’s “Palo Alto: Stories,” the film follows three suburban teenagers: Teddy (Jack Kilmer), April (Emma Roberts) and Fred (Nat Wolff).