Film and Literary Reviews

Documenting herstory: Book captures the beauty, power of Iconic Maestrapeace mural

A majestic visual of the Mission’s revolutionary spirit, the iconic Women’s Building “MaestraPeace” mural—located on…

Salvadoran author traces his own migration experience in latest children’s book

The known stories of migrants are various and varied. Some are recent, others that date…

40 years later Las Sandinistas story retold from the perspective of women

[su_label type=”info”]Column: Centrospective[/su_label] Those of you who are regular readers of my column know that…

SF-born muralists debut special exhibition of studio paintings

[su_carousel source=”media: 39871,39873,39874,39875,39877″ limit=”100″ link=”lightbox” width=”800″ height=”540″ responsive=”no” items=”1″] Artists Max Marttila and Eli Lippert…

Despite founder’s death, American Indian Film Festival perseveres

Although she’s been in training since the day she was born, Mytia Zavala thought she’d have more…

Artist uses her own family’s migration story to build solidarity among immigrants

[su_carousel source=”media: 38942,38943,38944,38945″ limit=”65″ link=”lightbox” width=”800″ height=”540″ responsive=”no” items=”1″] Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, who is an…

Bay Area choreographer’s new production is a step closer to “her-story”

Most people associate classically trained dancers with ballet. Vanessa Sanchez’s new production “Pachuquismo,” which opens…

Q&A with Mexican filmmaker Everardo González

“Devil’s Freedom,” the seventh film by Mexican filmmaker Everardo González, is a psychological documentary on…

10-year-old movie critic gives ‘Coco’ five stars and a chancla

Editor’s note: At El Tecolote, we value the diverse voices of our community. So when…

Author imagines life of Óscar Romero as children’s book

Based on the life of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero (1917-1980), the new children’s book  “Telegrams…