Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Tag: Castro Theatre

Raising the wage for tipped workers

'Waging Change' by Berkeley filmmaker Abby Ginzberg tracks the fight for better service industry pay, from 9/11 to #MeToo.

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

For years the San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a July event, and this summer would have marked its 25th anniversary—but due to you-know-what, that big Castro Theatre shebang...

‘Ahead of the Curve’ flips through legendary lesbian magazine’s impact

For many in the lesbian and queer community, Curve magazine (originally Deneuve), launched in 1990, has been a source of community connection. For filmmaker and philanthropist Jen Rainin, the...

10 years later, H.P. Mendoza’s ‘Fruit Fly’ plays a very changed San Francisco

What Fruit Fly writer/director H.P. Mendoza originally had in mind for the film's 10th anniversary screening at this year's CAAMFest was a replay of its 2010 debut at the...

A Drag Queen Story Hour star and activist publishes her own kids’ book

For the majority of Americans, drag queens are performers they catch every Friday night on RuPaul’s Drag Race or at their local gay bar (pre-pandemic). For former San Francisco performer...

SFFILM Fest goes virtual just as programming director bows out

The week between the confirmation of the SFFILM Festival's program and the public announcement of it is Director of Programming Rachel Rosen's least favorite time of the festival season....

Can drag queens beat death? Find out in ‘Drag Becomes Her’

UPDATE: 'Drag Becomes Her' has been postponed.  There are approximately 800 miles separating Seattle and San Francisco’s drag scenes. What bridges them, says RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 winner and...

These film revivals prove SF is still a place for movie lovers

Though exhibition is perennially imperiled—the most recent bad news being that after 110 years, the Clay Theatre is no more, the good news that the Opera Plaza has a...

WIN a pair of tickets to see a classic Fellini movie on March 7!

We've got 10 pairs of tickets to give away to celebrate Italian movie maestro Fellini's 100th birthday. It's part of the ongoing "Fellini 100" celebration at BAMPFA with Cinema...

Sights set globally, Noir City dives into ‘a bitter little world’

No longer jailbait, but surely full of other moral and criminal sandtraps for the unwary protagonist, Noir City (Fri/24-February 2 at the Castro Theatre) hits age 18 with this year’s...