Stories about Orlando

Screen Grabs: Art imitates life

Social media political propaganda campaigns, sexual abuse accusations, invaded privacy—art certainly seems to be imitating life even more than usual amongst new streaming releases at present, and that’s just...

Screen Grabs: Two movies so bad they’re (almost) good

This last Sunday marked our POTUS’ birthday—he’s now 74, never mind that he frequently plays the “too old” card on people just a couple years older and less dithering...

Remembering the Pulse massacre, as Trump strips LGBTQ rights

The mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub four years ago took 49 lives and still leaves a deep scar on the LGBTQ and Latino communities. Injury was added to...

Screen Grabs: More new flicks for your streaming pleasure

Welcome to Part 2 of our survey of new streaming releases you might be seeing in theaters at present if sanity weren’t currently prevailing—at least in most places. (Check...

‘Change the dynamics’: Dawoud Bey on photography, place, and history

On February 15, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened An American Project, a retrospective, of the work of multi-award-winning photographer and teacher Dawoud Bey. The show was...

Screen Grabs: Raining Internet cats and live-action dogs

It’s raining cats and dogs with the more family-friendly film events of the week. One is the new 20th Century Fox Animation/Disney live action version of Jack London’s Call...

Screen Grabs: Forget those Oscars, let’s go to Berlin & beyond

The Oscars are this Sunday, which ceremony will provide its annual mercy-killing service of putting a stop to the endless “awards season” talk—at least for the next eight months....

Screen Grabs: Dynamation Celebration, African Film Fest, and even more cats!

SCREEN GRABS It’s a busy week for arthouse openings and other film events of interest, though we couldn’t see everything in advance. Among the titles we didn’t catch (or...

Keith Hennessy’s fiercely political, achingly intimate ‘Crotch’ and ‘Sink’

DANCE/PERFORMANCE A pagan drag queen Green Man, sporting a maypole-ribbon corset and tiny Speedo, hopping about madly on stilts? A ferocious clown satire of the refugee crisis, with lifejackets from...

Drag Queens Against Guns

On June 12th, 2016, a mass shooting left 49 dead and 53 wounded at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Latin night. As someone who helps organize one of...