Saturday, September 19, 2020

Tag: Comedy

Screen Grabs: Frameline’s Pride Showcase cruises onto your laptop

Frameline without the audience is a funny prospect—imagine the dismay among those patrons whom COVID has denied their annual chance to conspicuously stand near the front of the auditorium...

Screen Grabs: For Pride, where to find SF’s queer film fests online

Normally at this time of year many Bay Areans (and a few visitors arriving just for this reason) would be about to suspend nearly all other activity in order...

The radical glamour and versatility of Bonnie Pointer

The first time Oakland's famous sibling group The Pointer Sisters performed "Yes We Can Can" on Don Cornelius' hippiest trip in America, two minutes in, that '73 Soul Train...

Screen Grabs: Black history and protest films to stream now

As public outrage towards police violence against the Black community (like the gun control movement) has too often seemed to wane in the Trump era, drowned out by his...

Screen Grabs: Revisit the glitzy disaster of ‘Showgirls’

During a week in which a nation-shaking epidemic shutdown has managed to become a concern secondary to curfews, social chaos, and military-dictatorship-type responses to protests against police violence…which public...

Screen Grabs: What’s a long weekend? It’s staycation stream time

It’ll be odd to have a Memorial Day weekend under quarantine—or one without, presumably, the usual exodus of city dwellers to other destinations—but there are more than enough worthy...

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...

Screen Grabs: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop, even on the residential level...

Screen Grabs: Two of SF’s biggest acting exports light up screens again

One of the first cultural casualties of the pandemic was, of course, live theater, with many local productions stopped mid-run, others’ openings canceled, and numerous companies’ entire remaining seasons...

Tom Ammiano’s feisty new memoir tells all, from Milk to mayoral run

"It's not about votes or vetos, it's about building movements," veteran politico and revered gay activist Tom Ammiano tells me, surveying the current local political scene. "What the Board...