The Graffiti Artist’s Promise

The Graffiti Artist’s Promise

The Graffiti Artist’s Promise Santiago Rizzo made his debut film, ‘Quest,’ to honor the middle-school coach and teacher who refused to give up on him. By Mick LaSalle Photography by Patrick Tehan It happens, but not very often—a movie that shows you something you...
Which movies to watch this weekend, Oct. 13

Which movies to watch this weekend, Oct. 13

Quest: Like a modern-day “The 400 Blows,” this is a powerful, thinly fictionalized film about the tortured Berkeley childhood of its writer-director Santiago Rizzo. Greg Kasyan — the Jean-Pierre Leaud to Rizzo’s Truffaut — just won best actor at the Oldenburg...
Keith Stanfield TIME Magazine Interview

Keith Stanfield TIME Magazine Interview

by Eliza Berman Ask performers what they were like as children, and you’ll often get one of two answers: “I was the center of attention” or “I was a quiet observer.” Lakeith Stanfield claims to have been both, in a manner of speaking....
Mill Valley Film Fest: 11 films you’ve got to see

Mill Valley Film Fest: 11 films you’ve got to see

by Randy Myers, Correspondent “Quest”: This lovely, uplifting drama is exactly what we need now; a story honoring compassionate people. It’s inspired by the generous actions of Berkeley High School coach and teacher Tim Moellering who helped redirect the life of...