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San Francisco International Film Festival: Week two

WED/26 *Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff, USA, 2005). Pulpy with a deep noirish cast, this second collabo between Ghost World director Terry Zwigoff...

Oaklandish pride, Leela, Lila, and torn, torn, torn

Ever wish you were everywhere at once? Don't. Be in this body now. So this body got down to the Parkway Theater last night to...

Week one

Critics' short takes on the first week of SFIFF films

Throwing the books, Pitney passes, Jew know what I mean?

Give a brother a book, won't you? Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart performs solo and Guardian contributor Devin Hoff brings his Platform (his catchall name...

Hotel California

Z marks the present moment in Culture Clash's excellent Zorro in Hell

Whither Slither?

Slimy things in film.

Making a splash

The country's first male synchronized swimming team breaks one barrier, but others remain

Street fairs and fall festivals

IF YOU'VE been wondering where all the headline acts and theater companies go in that long gloomy stretch before the fall season, take a...

Curchack returns to the roost

For nine years experimental performance artist Fred Curchack lived in Sebastapol and toiled away just above the obscurity line. As a part-time drama instructor...