Review: “Vanishing Field” by Antero Alli Is A Cinematic Unicorn

by Charles Kruger Films about religious and spiritual experience keep getting made. Occasionally, a sensitive director will produce a masterpiece. Think of silent filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s dazzling “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” or “Francesco, Giullare di Dio” (literally, “Francis, The Clown of God” but known in English as “The Flowers of St. Francis”) […]

Review: ‘Water Under The Bridge’ by Katie Wheeler-Dubin and Mila Puccini (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 In only six years, the literary reading series Quiet Lightning has become a San Francisco tradition. Founded by a college dropout transplant from Savannah (Evan Karp), the now-locally-famous “literary mixtape” has struck over ninety times in an impressive variety of San Francisco locales, from the caves at Sutro Baths, to […]

Review: ‘Out of the Woods: A Magical Realist Drama’ by Antero Alli (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** Recently, an enthusiastic audience of friends and fans attended the premier of Antero Alli’s newest film, “Out of the Woods,” at Humanist Hall in Oakland. Mr. Alli, a beloved Bay area writer of books on such arcana as astrology, magick, and consciousness, filmmaker, and experimental theatre impressario and his wife, composer […]