Two new film fests nearby

In a city with a film festival for every subculture, two new ones have arrived in the neighborhood: the Mostly British Film Festival at the revived Vogue Theater on Sacramento Street and the Jazz Heritage Film Festival in the Fillmore Jazz District.

From February 4 to 11, the Mostly British Film Festival brings films from the U.K., Ireland, Australia and South Africa to the Vogue. “We jokingly call it a Foreign Film Festival For People Who Don’t Like Subtitles,” says programmer and longtime Chronicle movie writer and editor Ruthe Stein.

As part of its new jazz and film initiative, the Fillmore Jazz Heritage Center will present a three-day Jazz Heritage Film Festival February 5 to 7 led by jazz film historian Hal Miller. Miller — who is also percussionist in Carlos Santana’s band — will present rare footage from his extensive collection of many of the most revered and significant musicians in the history of jazz.

During February, the center will also host twice-weekly film screenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. And an exhibition of vintage jazz film posters will be presented in the lobby of Yoshi’s, the jazz club that heralded the rebirth of the area.


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