Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tag: Mexico City

Cannabis has a racism problem. The Floret Coalition can help.

On Thursday, hundreds of people who work in the marijuana industry gathered for a virtual event called “allyship + weed” convened by cannabis brand strategists Humble Bloom and the...

Mexico and COVID: So far from god, so close to the epicenter

MEXICO CITY, MEX. — I’m healthy and housed and I hope you and yours are safe. I wanted to write my first Letter From Mexico in years for 48...

Electrifying art of Black Power in ‘Soul of a Nation’

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983 was organized by London’s Tate Museum and traveled to Arkansas, New York, and Los Angeles before coming...

Screen Grabs: Fake news from Clint Eastwood and Imelda Marcos

As impeachment proceedings move forward, suggesting there might yet be room for truth in politics after all, the week’s major new commercial arrival (apart from family fantasy sequel Jumanji:...

Screen Grabs: News of the world at the Arab Film Fest

Who knows if we’ll ever see the day when the Arab Film Film Festival does not seem of urgent political relevance. But this year’s event opens amidst pure insanity...

Screen Grabs: The 5000 fingers of Dr. Seuss

SCREEN GRABS For those not hustling out to the week’s big commercial opening, Stephen King-derived “evil clown” horror sequel It Chapter Two, there’s a great deal else happening this week...

Screen Grabs: Two of our favorite movies this year

SCREEN GRABS Two of my favorites of the year—Brittany Runs a Marathon and This Is Not Berlin, see details below—open this Friday, so it’s a none-too-shabby week at the movies,...

Screen Grabs: The perils of ‘Midsommar’

SCREEN GRABS The big noise commercially this week is Spider-Man: Far From Home, yet another entry in the most confusingly overpopulated movie franchise of the still-new century. Not counting...

From Scream Queens to Queer Genius: Frameline LGBTQ Film Fest takes it in

It’s always a political moment for the world’s oldest/largest LGBTQ film festival. But this year is extra-special, alas: When was the last time we had a POTUS who claims...

Screen Grabs: Dig deeper into ‘made in China’ at SFMoMA film series

One of the world’s largest movie markets, China nonetheless has an odd relationship towards the international film market. Stringently limited number of foreign films are allowed to screen there each year....