2019 SF DocFest Press Coverage

Posted by sfindie August 1, 2019 720 views


San Francisco Chronicle 

San Francisco Examiner 

  • “Good Day May 29-30, 2019,” Staff, May 29 (Festival Highlight) https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/good-day-may-29-30-2019/ 
  • “Good Day June 6-8, 2019,” Staff, June 6 (Festival Highlight) https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/good-day-june-6-8-2019/ 
  • “Good Day June 12-13, 2019,” Staff, June 13 (Festival Highlight) https://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/good-day-june-12-13-2019/


SF Weekly 

  • “18th SF DocFest, Week One,” Sherilyn Connelly, May 29 (Festival Preview) http://www.sfweekly.com/culture/film-culture/18th-sf-docfest-week-one/ 
  • “18th SF DocFest, Week Two,” Sherilyn Connelly, June 6 (Festival Preview) http://www.sfweekly.com/culture/film-culture/18th-sf-docfest-week-two / 

Bay Area Reporter 

  • “What’s Up, DocFest?” David Lamble, May 21 (Film Capsule Reviews) https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/movies//276509 

Post Newsgroup 

  • Review of SOAR TORIAN SOAR by Wanda Sabir submitted to Post Newsgroup on June 5 


SF Arts 

  • “Snapshots of Three May Film Fests,” Sura Wood, April 18 (Festival Overview) https://www.sfarts.org/feature.cfm?featureID=584&title=snapshots-of-three-may-fi lm-fests 

The New Filmore 

  • “24 years on retreat,” Jessica Bernstein-Wax, June 1 (Feature) http://newfillmore.com/2019/06/01/24-years-on-retreat/ 

Potrero View 

  • Festival mention in “Community Calendar” https://www.potreroview.net/community-calendar-june-2019/ 


CBS Bay Area Focus 

  • “Filmmaker Adam Dubin Explores Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene in ‘Murder in The Front Row,’” Michelle Griego, June 12 (Festival Mention) https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/06/11/filmmaker-adam-dubin-ex plores-bay-area-trash-metal-scene-in-murder-in-the-front-row/ 


Movie Magazine International 

  • “Latest Reviews and Interviews,” Jonathan Wind, May 29 (Festival Preview and Film Reviews) http://www.shoestring.org/ 

KALW- Your Call 

  • “One Planet: What’s being done to save the bees?” Rose Aguilar and Malihe Razazan, June 3 (Interview with Peter Nelson of THE POLLINATORS) https://www.kalw.org/post/one-planet-whats-being-done-save-bees#stre am/0 
  • “‘Our Bodies, Our Doctors’ tells the stories of abortion providers on the front lines,” Rose Aguilar and Laura Wenus, June 4 (Interview with Janice Haaken of OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS) https://www.kalw.org/post/our-bodies-our-doctors-tells-stories-abortion -providers-front-lines#stream/0 

KCBS ● “DocFest in San Francisco this Month,” Scott Letieri, May 1 

(Festival overview and interview with festival director Jeff Ross) https://kcbsradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/docfest-san-francisco- month 

KWMR Arts Desire 

  • “San Francisco Documentary Film Festival,” Julie Motz, June 6 (Festival Overview) 

KALX 90.7 Film Close-Ups 

  • “Interview with Peter Menchini and Audrey Candy Corn,” Sonia Mistry, June 1 (Live interview with SOAR TORIAN SOAR directors Peter Menchini and Audrey Candy Corn) 
  • “Interview with Spencer McCall,” Sonia Mistry, June 8 

(Live interview with IN BRIGHT AXIOM director Spencer McCall) 

Wanda’s Pick’s 

  • “Chris Metzler of SF DOCFEST,” Wanda Sabir, May 24 (Interview by Wanda Sabir with Chris Metzler (SF DOCFEST) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2019/05/24/wandas-picks- radio-show 
  • “Cassidy Friedman and Eric Butler of CIRCLES,” Wanda Sabir, May 29 (Interview with director Cassidy Friedman and star/subject Eric Butler (CIRCLES) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2019/05/29/wandas-picks- radio-show 
  • “Peter Menchini and Audrey Candy Corn of SOAR, TORIAN, SOAR; and Janice Haaken of OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS,” Wanda Sabir, May 30 (Interviews with Peter Menchini and Audrey Candy Corn (SOAR, TORIAN, SOAR) and Janice Haaken (OUR BODIES OUR DOCTORS) http://tobtr.com/s/11358835 
  • “Will Agee of IN THE LAND OF HIGH MOUNTAINS,” Wanda Sabir, June 7 Interview with Will Agee (IN THE LAND OF HIGH MOUNTAINS) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2019/06/07/wandas-picks- radio-show 
  • “Bridgette Auger of WE ARE NOT PRINCESSES,” Wanda Sabir, June 7 (Interview with Bridgette Auger (WE ARE NOT PRINCESSES) http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wandas-picks/2019/06/07/wandas-picks- radio-show 


The Gal Post 

  • “A resident of the USA collected the world’s largest archive of television programs,” Lilly Nice, June 10 (Festival Mention) https://galpost.com/a-resident-of-the-usa-collected-the-worlds-largest-ar chive-of-television-programs/11870/ 


  • “Bay Area Thrash Metal Documentary Murder in the Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story Set for public premiere,” Larry Petro, May 9 (Festival Mention) http://knac.com/article.asp?ArticleID=32370 

48 Hills 

  • “I want my SF DocFest: Our critic’s top picks,” Dennis Harvey, May 24 (Festival Overview) https://48hills.org/2019/05/i-want-my-sf-docfest-our-critics-top-picks/ 
  • “Screen Grabs: Last Black Man in San Francisco, Mexico’s Golden Age…” Dennis Harvey, June 3 (Festival Mention) https://48hills.org/2019/06/screen-grabs-last-black-man-in-san-francisc o/ 


  • “CBS SF Talks to ‘Murder In The Front Row’ Doc Director Adam Dubin,” Dave Pehling, April 18 (Festival Mention) https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/04/18/san-francisco-adam-dubin -documentary-murder-in-the-front-row-interview-thrash-metal/ 

Broke-Ass Stuart 

  • “Quirky and interesting arthouse films coming to the Bay Area..including cat videos,” Peter Wong, May 13 (Festival Preview) https://brokeassstuart.com/2019/05/13/quirky-interesting-arthouse-film s-coming-to-the-bay-area-including-cat-videos/ 
  • “The SF Documentary Festival is Here And It Looks Fantastic,” Peter Wong, May 24 (Festival Preview) https://brokeassstuart.com/2019/05/24/the-sf-documentary-festival-is-h ere-and-it-looks-fantastic/ 
  • “Broke-Ass Stuart’s Goddamn Update,” Staff, May 30 (Festival Highlight) http://sf-events.brokeassstuart.com/events/2019/6/5/the-pollinators?ut m_source=Broke-Ass+Stuart%27s+List&utm_campaign=c1cf18a250-EM AIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_29_05_44&utm_medium=email&utm_term =0_69268eb282-c1cf18a250-52808085&goal=0_69268eb282-c1cf18a25 0-52808085&mc_cid=c1cf18a250&mc_eid=5a42374dee 

Beyond Chron 

  • “18th S.F. DocFest Preview,” Peter Wong, May 7 (Festival Preview) http://beyondchron.org/18th-s-f-docfest-preview/ 
  • “‘Red Dog’ And Other Reviews From The 18th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival”, Peter Wong, May 19 (Film Reviews) http://beyondchron.org/red-dog-and-other-reviews-from-the-18th-san-fr ancisco-documentary-film-festival/ 
  • “Wrap-Up Reviews From DocFest 2019,” Peter Wong, June 10 (Festival Wrap-Up) http://beyondchron.org/wrap-up-reviews-from-docfest-2019/ 

Do The Bay (Promotional Partner) 

  • “18th Annual SF Documentary Film Festival,” Staff, May 10 (Festival Listing) https://dothebay.com/san-francisco-documentary-film-festival-events-tic kets?utm_source=DoTheBay&utm_campaign=ff1ccd1521-EMAIL_CAMP AIGN_2019_05_10_05_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_884113 f79f-ff1ccd1521-127666877 

KQED Arts 

  • “Hot Summer Guide 2019: Bay Area Movies and Film Festivals to Beat the Blockbusters,” Sarah Hotchkiss, May 24 (Feature: Festival listed in summer movie events) https://www.kqed.org/arts/13858037/hot-summer-guide-2019-bay-area- movies-and-film-festivals-to-beat-the-blockbusters 
  • “Now Playing! Profiles in Near-Religious Obsession at DocFest,” Michael Fox, May 28 (Festival Preview) https://www.kqed.org/arts/13858239/now-playing-profiles-in-near-religi ous-obsession-at-docfest 
  • “When Queer Nation ‘Bashed Back’ Against Homophobia with Street Patrols and Glitter,” Caitlin Donahue, June 3 (Festival Mention) https://www.kqed.org/arts/13858167/queer-nation-lgbtq-activism-90s 
  • “An Idiosyncratic ‘Recorder’ of Television Sheds Light on How the News Shapes History,” Sarah Hotchkiss, June 7 (Festival Mention) 

https://www.kqed.org/arts/13859171/an-idiosyncratic-recorder-of-televis ion-sheds-light-on-how-the-news-shapes-history 

Killer Movie Reviews 

  • “IN BRIGHT AXIOM – Spencer McCall Interview,” Andrea Chase, June 8 (Interview with Spencer McCall(IN BRIGHT AXIOM) https://beta.prx.org/stories/280220 7X7 ● “25 Fun Things: Memorial Day BBQs, Bi-Rite Creamery Re-Opens + More 

Bay Area Events,” Sarah Chorey, May 26 (Festival Listing) https://www.7×7.com/25-fun-bay-area-events-2637749674.html?rebelltit em=1#rebelltitem1 


  • “What’s Screening May 24-30,” Lincoln Spector, May 24 (Festival Mention) https://bayflicks.net/2019/05/24/whats-screening-may-24-30-2/ 
  • “What’s Screening May 31- June 6,” Lincoln Spector, May 31 (Festival Mention) https://bayflicks.net/2019/05/31/whats-screening-may-31-june-6-2/ 

Interchange (Wanda Sabir’s blog) post news group 

  • “A Review of SOAR TORIAN SOAR by Wanda Sabir,” Wanda Sabir, June 5 (Film Review of SOAR TORIAN SOAR) https://wandasabir.blogspot.com/2019/06/a-review-of-soar-torian-soar- by-wanda.html 

The Kamla Show 

  • “San Francisco Documentary Film Festival,” Kamla Bhatt, May 31 (Festival Preview) https://kamlashow.com/2019/05/31/san-francisco-documentary-film-fes tival-may-29-june-13-2019/ 



  • “Win 2 Free Tickets,” Staff, May 26 (Promotional email spotlighting SPEARS FROM ALL SIDES, A GROWING THING, and CANDICE) 

  • “DocFest, The 18th Annual SF Documentary Film Festival,” Staff, May 31 (Promotional Email) 
  • “Watch the video of our big housing + density talk,” Staff, June 11 (Promotional email with CANDICE photo) 


  • Co-sponsor of opening night and entire festival, email sent out May 24 

SF Travel 

  • “Things to Do in San Francisco This June,” Staff, May 30 (Festival Highlight) https://www.sftravel.com/article/things-do-san-francisco-june 




  • “SF Weekend: Documentary film festival, free Italian food fair, Union Street Festival, more,” Mike Pinzuti, May 31 (Festival Preview) https://hoodline.com/2019/05/sf-weekend-documentary-film-festival-fre e-italian-food-fair-union-street-festival-more 

Green Film Festival 

  • “9th Annual Green Film Festival: September 24-29, in alignment with UN climate action summit,” Staff, June 5 (Festival Highlight) 

Marin Spaces 

  • “5 Best Things to do this week,” Kasia Pawlowska, June 3 (Festival Highlight) https://www.marinmagazine.com/5-best-things-to-do-this-week-june-3-1 0/