Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tag: Mental Illness

Screen Grabs: Will you strap in for the re-opening of SF cinemas?

Officials say next week is the re-entry date. Even if you're not ready to go IRL to theaters, here's a full lineup of new releases and online festivals to keep you glued to the screen.

Michelle E. Fillmore paints to connect—and manage pandemic emotions

The Oakland photorealist's work depicts mystery, transformation, and the identity crisis imposed by our moment.

Screen Grabs: Welcome to Jewish Film Fest’s online ‘Cinegogue’

Four months into the COVID crisis (with no end in sight yet), many film festivals and organizations have had time to come up with alternatives to completely canceling their...

Homeless sweeps come back to the Tenderloin

“They came by and took our tents, said we had to go and not come back or we would be arrested -- you know a sweep" said Johnell, 48, a...

Screen Grabs: Lesbian filmmakers who destroyed stereotypes

While there’s still no ETA on when movie exhibition spaces will be back open in California, there’s still plenty of ways to support those venues to support local venues...

What we saw at Sundance, part 1: Wild rides and deep looks

Culling through the 40 features viewed at both the Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals last week has been as much fun as watching them in the first place. Here...

Screen Grabs: A very contemporary Les Misérables

This very random week at the movies features two big franchise reboots. Doolittle is from writer-director Stephen Gaghan, previously associated with such very grown-up projects as Syriana and Traffic....

The future of SF politics

If you spent any time in the headquarters of the campaigns for Chesa Boudin or Dean Preston, if you spent any time on the streets with the volunteers, if...

Breed attacks two progressive reform measures

Mayor London Breed is using an old political tactic to try to undermine two progressive ballot measures. Instead of opposing the measures, which are likely to be popular, the mayor...

Screen Grabs: A devil in Tasmania, Tel Aviv on fire…

SCREEN GRABS The San Francisco Cinematheque has been doing all too many posthumous tribute programs of late, as major figures of experimental film and video die off. This week is...