Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tag: Harlem

What we saw at Sundance 2021, part 2: More Ficks’ Picks at the big fest

Questlove's hypnotic 'Summer of Soul' sings, animated 'Cryptozoo' melts face, and two docs on Bay Area HS seniors bring cultural exposé close to home.

Screen Grabs: The outlaw sounds of youth

Lover's Rock and outlaw country docs. Plus: MC Escher, Black art history, and are we living in a simulation? New movies!

Recorded in acoustic isolation, ‘Force Majeure’ proves Black excellence thrived in 2020

Bassist Dezron Douglas and harpist Brandee Younger’s first release as a duo revels in unexpected alchemy and happenstance genius

In ‘Aggie,’ a $100 million inspiration to shrink the carceral state through art and activism

She sold her Liechtenstein to fight mass incarceration: New film documents one woman's "philanthropy by justice not generosity"

Screen Grabs: Big names shoot for the stars with holiday releases

.... although the results aren't always stellar. Here's our run down of what's on for the holiday weekend.

3 for Free: Some recommended entertainment this week

Two great music collections and an Afrofuturist film series on offer to help you glide through the speedy season

Nina Simone meets Claude Monet in Ja’Tovia Gary’s ‘The Giverny Document’

Highlighted in SFMOMA series of films made by women, 'Giverny' combines street interviews, animation, sound design, more

Local Listen: La Doña’s bold femmeton, Kelly Finnigan’s soul holiday, more

An indie duo's Joshua Tree retreat and some good ol' Sacramento rock 'n roll also prick up our ears

On being seen: Online MoAD exhibition showcases the work of San Quentin artists

In 'Meet Us Quickly,' artists incarcerated at the site of one of the nation's most deadly COVID-19 reframe their experience in the US prison-industrial complex.

Screen Grabs: Who will live in cities? Who will save our parks?

Political docs 'Push' and "Public Trust' raise unique yet urgent questions, and go beyond the usual 'You better vote' message