Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Tag: Trump Era

Screen Grabs: Xmas Weekend flicks galore

SCEEN GRABS This week brings two major new films about “divisive” American political figures—not exactly what the general public usually wants for Xmas, but oh well. Neither of them...

Photographer Wesaam Al-Badry: from ‘Contemporary Muslim Fashions’ to Camp Fire

At the refugee camp where he lived with his family after the Gulf War broke out in their native Iraq, Wesaam Al-Badry thought the photojournalists who came to the...

Screen Grabs: Mill Valley, SF Dance, Drunken Film Fests ….

SCREEN GRABS It’s a starry as well as busy week in Bay Area filmgoing, with major openings including the new Bradley Cooper/Lady Gaga A Star is Born remake—which yrs truly...

The wolves of Wall Street, here in San Francisco

Nicole has resorted to storing her wages in an office desk drawer at her place of work after funds she was saving for a rental deposit were garnished from...

Screen Grabs: Yayoi Kusama, Latino Film Fest, Nosferatu …

SCREEN GRABS Last call for those interested in saving the Opera Plaza Cinemas, whose four arthouse screens are at high risk of being exterminated for whatever trendier, higher-rent-paying retail project...

A people’s climate summit

This September, community, political, and business leaders from around the globe will be meeting in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit to discuss the state of climate action...

Screen Grabs: Jewish Film Fest, Eighth Grade, Blindspotting …

SCREEN GRABS The big noise at multiplexes this weekend will be Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again—a title that could serve just as well for this entire summer of...

Breed talks about bringing the city together — but shows sharp political edges

London Breed became the first African American woman to serve as mayor of San Francisco today, taking the oath of office in a modest, straightforward ceremony that featured an...

Screen Grabs: Sorry To Bother You, Whitney, The King…

SCREEN GRABS Yours truly dutifully went (along with recently sacked YBCA film programmer Joel Shepard) to City Hall last week to speak at the SF Planning Commission’s hearing on the...

Seeing Red: SF Mime Troupe is making it a socialist summer

ONSTAGE As someone who grew up watching San Francisco Mime Troupe productions, I can tell you that there is a right and true way to view them. This basic...