Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Tag: Sexual Abuse

Screen Grabs: When political violence is no longer unimaginable

Stories of oppression, terror, murder—and heroism. Plus: 'Happy Happy Joy Joy: The Rea & Stimpy Story,' more

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: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop, even on the residential level...

Lawsuit seeks to reduce ICE detention during pandemic

People in ICE detention are not facing criminal charges. Deportation is a civil matter – and yet, the law allows the government to lock people up while a judge...

Screen Grabs: Two major docs on devastating scandals

Equal parts entertaining and discomfiting, the two major documentaries opening at local theaters this week are both likely to make you mad. Not at their craftsmanship or viewpoint, but...

Screen Grabs: A feast of docs and dancing

It’s a big week for non-fiction cinema, the main event being SFFilm’s fifth annual Doc Stories, which brings together several of the year’s most acclaimed documentary features and shorts....

Screen Grabs: All the latest from Iran

Fall is a busy time for Bay Area screens beyond the multiplex, and this week is no exception. There are no less than three film festivals opening: SF Green...

Homelessness and sexual violence

When you walk down the street in San Francisco, it is clear that homelessness is one of our most pressing issues. Yet sexual assault has largely been absent from...

Chilean feminists take over 14 university campuses in response to accusations of sexual assault

LETTER FROM CHILE Our friends were late to meet us at an art opening on May 11th in Santiago, Chile. They had a good reason; thousands of feminist protesters...

Examined Life: The subtle power of ‘me too’

Welcome to Examined Life, our new column that explores the intersection between politics, culture, and living mindfully in the Bay Area and beyond.  EXAMINED LIFE It seems like every day another wealthy, powerful man is in...