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Music Listings: July 17-23, 2013

July 18, 2013
WEDNESDAY 17ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Joyce Manor, Merry Christmas, Tony Molina, 9 p.m., $10-$12.DNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San...

Brutal murder, wrenching trial: HBO’s must-see doc “The Cheshire Murders”

July 17, 2013
It was, people said, Connecticut's version of the In Cold Blood murders. In July 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, 11-year-old Michaela and...

Film Listings: July 17 – 23, 2013

July 16, 2013
 Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

HOT PINK LIST 2013: ACT-UPPERS

Our annual tribute to queers who grabbed our attention and held it

Our Weekly Picks

June 25, 2013
WEDNESDAY 26 Dita Von Teese With a seductive and sexy nod to the past, modern pin-up and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has been...

Lives less ordinary

FRAMELINE 2013: Five docs about five great gay men -- plus more at the massive LGBT Film Fest, opening this week

Win tickets to Frameline37: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

June 14, 2013
Frameline37: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival returns to the Bay Area with its signature showcase of the world’s leading queer cinema. Frameline37...

Burning questions

Spark debuts at DocFest with a sympathetic look at Black Rock City LLC's intention to gift Burning Man back to the people. But is it true?

Selector: May 29-June 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY 29John Hodgman John Hodgman has parlayed his starring role as the awkward PC in Apple Computer commercials into a multifaceted comedy career. The...

Selector: May 22-28, 2013

WEDNESDAY 22God Loves Uganda One of the most memorable docs to play this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, Roger Ross Williams' God Loves...

Selector: April 24-30, 2013

FRIDAY 26Robot Chicken Marking the end of the special exhibit Between Frames: The Magic Behind Stop Motion Animation, the comedic geniuses behind the hit...

Short takes: SFIFF week one

You're Next, Rosie, The Kill Team, The Patience Stone, and more reviews of film fest features

Help fund Goldie winner Jamie Meltzer’s latest doc!

April 23, 2013
When I last spoke with filmmaker and Stanford assistant professor Jamie Meltzer, it was at the 2012 Guardian Local Outstanding Discovery (a.k.a. Goldie) awards...

Magic, madness, witches, and holdin’ on to that feeeeeling: new movies!

The newly-renamed CAAMfest (the film festival formerly known as the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival) opens tonight with its own slice of...

All the rage

25 years ago, queer activist network ACT UP redefined AIDS, changed politics, and saved lives. Can the rebooted ACT UP/SF mobilize a new generation?

SF IndieFest starts tomorrow! Win tickets to their annual Big Lebowski Party!

February 6, 2013
Starting tomorrow, Thur/7, SF IndieFest will begin celebrating their Quinceañera with films, parties, premieres, guests, and you! The festival lineup includes a series of...

My campy Valentine

Fall in love with vampires, acid, severed hands, and interplanetary war at the Vortex Room

West Memphis blues

'West of Memphis' asks some long-overdue questions of a notorious case

‘United in Anger’ reveals ACT-UP’s surprising intricacies

February 1, 2013
In the end, it was the women who saved us -- and we, in turn, helped save them.As a gay man, this was one...

LGBT icon evicted, leaving town, blasting Wiener

January 29, 2013
Documentary filmmaker and longtime queer community activist and leader David Weissman is leaving San Francisco -- because he and three other tenants of his...

Damnation investigation

A new doc goes to hell and back

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Oscar contender ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ opens today! Plus (a few) more new movies

At last, the movie most likely to challenge Lincoln for Best Picture opens in San Francisco, with an even wider release coming next week....

Still the fairest

Heigh-ho to 'Snow White' on her 75th birthday