||There is a good documentary to be made on the history and characteristics of San Francisco Bay Area filmmaking, but "Fog City Mavericks" isn't it. As adulatory as a testimonial dinner, pic looks at talents well deserving of more complex, balanced treatment...The docu's premise is that artistic independence flourishes in the Bay Area -- an idea that might have been made credible if helmer Gary Leva had given equal weight to both mainstream and outsider talents. Instead, his fawning portrait focuses exclusively on major industry players who prefer to live in Northern California rather than L.A., such as the Coppolas, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman and Chris Columbus...What's more, the docu seems almost wholly oblivious to experimental, indie and docu filmmakers in the Bay Area. Wayne Wang, Rob Nilsson and Les Blank get name-dropped; other worthies don't even rate that...Helmer Leva is a vet of making-of documentaries and is a longtime confederate of Lucas'. The San Francisco Intl. Film Fest booklet lists Lucasfilm as the source of the film's print, though the press materials and the pic's credits are elusive on this point. While it may project a desirable self-image for Lucas and some of his colleagues, "Fog City" actually does them a disservice.