Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Divisive

Screen Grabs: The French Had a Name For It …

SCREEN GRABS Importation of foreign language films has reportedly been on the decline for many years because US audiences are growing more resistant to reading subtitles. That doesn’t appear to...

Screen Grabs: Festival mania fills local cinemas!

SCREEN GRABS There is surely nowhere in the world with more film festivals per capita than San Francisco. While the bigger annual events are mostly over by this time...

The truth about ‘progressive’ housing policy

Randy Shaw, who runs a website called “BeyondChron,” is now writing for the Chron. In a piece that ran Oct. 21, he argues that Bay Area land use policies...

Screen Grabs: SF Shorts, Beautiful Boy, Filipino Cine Festival…

SCREEN GRABS While the SF Greek and Arab Film Festivals continue for their second, final weekends (see last week’s column for more details), it’s otherwise a pretty uneventful week at...

Screen Grabs: Joan Jett, Hola Mexico, Hong Kong Cinema …

SCREEN GRABS This week brings a whole lot of mini-festivals to various Bay Area screens. The Roxie has the Hola Mexico, a three-day touring edition of the annual LA festival...

The Trump ally trying to defeat universal childcare in SF

A giant New York real estate group with ties to Donald Trump hads dumped $100,000 into opposing Sup. Jane Kim’s universal child-care measure. The No on C and D committee,...

Denounce the Yimby disruption: An open letter to Sen. Wiener

Dear Senator Wiener: On April 4, on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall, we and other representatives from more than 40 San Francisco community organizations joined together for a...

Screen Grabs: Ramen Heads, Tiny Dance, Que Viva Mexico!

SCREEN GRABS Cinephiles might want to spend their entire weekend at the Roxie, which is offering the awesome revival series “Dark Side of the Dream” as a collaborative effort...

Progressive groups promote Kim-Leno dual endorsement strategy

The chorus or progressive groups endorsing both Sup. Jane Kim and Mark Leno for mayor continues to get louder, with the Milk Club, the Sierra Club, the Tenants Union,...

First mayoral debate has no winners and too much agreement

The first mayoral debate of the spring had no clear winners or losers; in fact, none of the candidates stood out as dramatically different from any of the others....