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Film Listings: Oct 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

The Selector: Oct. 8-14, 2014

October 7, 2014
WEDNESDAY 8 King Khan and BBQ Show King Khan is perhaps best known for his work with his garage-soul-punk outfit The Shrines, a tremendously noisy...

Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland’s TBA fest

October 1, 2014
As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA) presented the 12th iteration of the Time-Based Art Festival September 11-21, two newer festivals (Feast Portland and...

Strictly speaking

A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year

Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014

October 1, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

TIFF 2014: Three more notables, plus a lucky top 13

September 25, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!Three films at this year's Toronto Film Film Festival achieved...

Film Listings: Sept. 24 – 30, 2014

September 23, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Keys of life

Jimi Hendrix and Nick Cave feature in two very different movies

TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part two (Asia and beyond)

September 22, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment here!Zhang Yimou's Ju Dou (1990) was an unofficial remake of...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: His 1932 speech to the Commonwealth Club previewed the New Deal

September 21, 2014
By Bruce B. Brugmann (with the full text of FDR's address) Ken Burns' documentary on the Roosevelts, broadcast last week by KQED,  was a stunning...

Head First: On “dysfunction,” freaking out, and my huge, THC-fueled orgasms

September 18, 2014
I have very little experience with marijuana — mostly because I’m from a small, East Coast town where such a substance is referred to...

Hockey! Drums! Pianos! And TRASHY MOVIES! Passions ruled TIFF 2014

September 17, 2014
Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from an epic Toronto International Film Festival. Read his first installment here.Despite notable entries like George Roy Hill's defining Slap...

Indian Joe suffers a tragic injury, keeps his sense of humor

September 17, 2014
We spotted Indian Joe, an iconic San Francisco character who’s famous for emulating the look of rock legend Alice Cooper, on the sidewalk outside...

Joyous blues

September 16, 2014

New doc spotlights the musical wanderings of Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz

The funkmaestro of Vulfpeck on gaming Spotify, German pronunciation mishaps, and Google search optimization

September 10, 2014
By Jonathan KirchnerMembers of the band Vulfpeck describe themselves as a "half-Jewish German-American rhythm section." Creators of severely catchy, mostly-instrumental grooves, the four-piece — who...

This Week’s Picks: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3  WestWave Dance Festival In its 23rd year, the WestWave Dance Festival, now under the auspices of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, has come...

Film Listings: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

High fly

A baseball legend comes to life in 'No No: A Dockumentary'

Alerts: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3 Panel: Agriculture and Journalism SF Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/agriculturebeat. 6pm, $20 nonmembers, $8 members, $7 students. Cutbacks in reporting staff have...

Film Listings: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
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 tickets

FALL ARTS 2014 Film season unspools at a theater (or a park or museum) near you

To boldly go…beyond the grave! This week’s new movies

A mask-wearing musician, a Star Trek alum, coming-of-age tales, a rom-com with a sci-fi twist, a rom-com with a zombie twist, and a romantic...

Film Listings: August 20 – 26, 2014

August 19, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Cruel stories of youth

'Rich Hill' and 'Me and You' offer very different (but equally compelling) coming-of-age tales