Arts & Entertainment


Reviews From Frameline 41

Posted June 15, 2017 by

The screening of Carolyn Sherer and Lara Embry’s moving documentary “Alabama Bound” will very likely be one of Frameline 41’s more interactive showings.  Audience members will cheer subject Cari’s efforts to be legally recognized as a mother.  Meanwhile, Alabama Chief
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19th San Francisco Black Film Festival Preview

Posted June 13, 2017 by

Film festivals matter because they provide outlets for new and not necessarily commercial filmmaking voices to reach audiences.  The upcoming 19th San Francisco Black Film Festival (hereafter SFBFF) is one of June’s important film festivals.  Running from June 15 through
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Reviews From The 16th S.F. Documentary Film Festival

Posted June 1, 2017 by

Despite discussing eating insects, director Johanna B. Kelly seeks far more than pushing Western viewers’ squeamishness buttons.  Kelly’s “The Gateway Bug” addresses such weighty subjects as the wastefulness of the world’s current food production system, attempted factory town renewal, and
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Jean Luc Ponty Band Comes to the Regency

Posted May 31, 2017 by

Legendary violinist Jean Luc Ponty returns to the Regency in San Francisco this Sunday, alongside longtime bandmates Rayford Griffin (drums), Jamie Glaser (guitars), Wally Minko (keyboards), and Baron Browne (bass). Also joining the group on a few tunes is violinist
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7th San Francisco Green Film Festival Preview

Posted April 20, 2017 by

Thanks to the ongoing environmental denialism of the Trump Administration, the films shown in the 7th edition of the San Francisco Green Film Festival are more important than ever.  Disappearing wildlife and climate change are expected subjects.  But who would
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