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Frameline36, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, runs through Sun/24 at Castro Theatre, 429 Castro, SF; Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., SF; Victoria...

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Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Little runaways

Wes Anderson's new film may be charming, but it's domesticated to a fault

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Matt Sussman. For rep house showtimes,...

Period Piece: Palou Avenue

Guardian history writer Lucy Schiller is exploring the city street-by-street in the slow week inter-holiday weekends. Today, learn about Junipero Serra's right-hand man who...

Period Piece: Laguna and McAllister Streets sense

Guardian history writer Lucy Schiller is exploring the city street-by-street in the slow week inter-holiday weekends. Today, learn about the laundry pool of Laguna...

Period Piece: Green and Gilbert Streets sense

Guardian history writer Lucy Schiller is exploring the city street-by-street in the slow week inter-holiday weekends. Today, learn about a newspaper editor that died...

Period Piece: Brannan Street sense (and Geary Boulevard, too)

Guardian history writer Lucy Schiller is exploring the city street-by-street in the slow week inter-holiday weekends. Today, learn about Samuel Brannan's shipment of Mormons...

Period Piece: Baker Street sense

Guardian history writer Lucy A. Schiller is examining SF's history corner by corner this week -- in this piece, the murder in Baker Street's...

Period Piece: A walk in the (man-made) woods

It’s easy to get a little romantic standing in a beam of filtered sunlight inside Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. The 61-acre expanse of...

Period Piece: The saga of the California turkey

“The wild turkey…is a finer representative of America than the eagle,” boldly stated the Chronicle in a 1909 five-paragraph ode to the noble fowl....

Period Piece: A fight we won

As steadfast Occupiers confront growing police and official opposition comparisons to historical protest movements are cropping up. San Francisco, of course, has been home to...

Period Piece: Duels to death on the shores of Lake Merced

Leaving aside the wanton killing, there was something charming about olden-style justice. Back in the day, a political figure could draft a nasty note...

Period piece: The San Francisco prostitute march of 1917

One morning in January 1917, 300 prostitutes marched into the church of their biggest detractor, Reverend Paul J. Smith. They were ready to show...

Period Piece: A Carnegie library reopens in the Marina

Period Piece is Lucy Schiller's recurring feature on the hidden histories of San Francisco. Give her a shout at culture@sfbg.com if you know of...

Period Piece: Life and death at the Columbarium

“This place scared the crap out of me,” says Emmitt Watson, caretaker, historian, and tour guide at the San Francisco Columbarium, the only nondenominational...

Period Piece: Mission Creek houseboat community rocks with the tides

Period Piece is Lucy Schiller's recurring feature on the hidden histories of San Francisco. Give her a shout at culture@sfbg.com if you know of...

Film Listings

OPENINGAmigo John Sayles' career is a fascinating one too varied to fully examine here; suffice it to say, the man's first big gig was...