Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: YBCA

Screen Grabs: A Japanese master of ‘The Human Condition’ gets his due

SCREEN GRABSĀ Considered by some one of the greatest Japanese filmmakers of a brilliant period (the Fifties and Sixties), the late Masaki Kobayashi nevertheless never achieved the international fame of...

From Gorbachev to ‘Red Joan’: SFFILM Fest gets geopolitical

MOVIES The 62nd SFFILM Festival kicks off next week, and as usual there's a plethora of movies to choose from (see our preview here). In particular, there are several...

Screen Grabs: Jeff Adachi, Romanian scandal, magnificent cake…

SCREEN GRABSĀ In a week that brings the literally elephantine spectacle of a (mostly) live-action Dumbo remake by Tim Burton, you might well run in the other direction, towards idiosyncratic...

Screen Grabs: Never mind the Oscars, we’ve got screwballs and Pod People

SCREEN GRABSĀ As if nothing mattered but the Oscars on Sunday (harrumph!), there are no major Hollywood releases this weekend, and few notable arthouse ones. However, there are a number...

Solate finds lush, soulful music in intimate connections

ALL EARS Iā€™ve lived in California for 11 years, and feel pretty well-adapted, but the Golden State still springs the occasional culture shock on us frigid East-Coasters. So it...

Arts Forecast: Two-spirits celebrate 20 years of Bay community

The annual Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits powwow marks a key gathering for the region's Native American community. From the gourd dance to the fancy bustle dance, all gender...

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

A standing ovation to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, whose novel Sketchtasy, which follows a group of friends navigating Boston nightlife and LGBTQ assimilation, has been called ā€œan instant classic of...

Screen Grabs: The world’s most popular comedy duo shows its seams in ‘Stan & Ollie’

Laurel & Hardy may be the most popular comedy duo ever ā€” their fame was international, easily surviving the transition from silents to talkies in large part because their...

Arts Forecast: How Rickshaw Stop made it to 15 years young

ARTS FORECAST This week, Rickshaw Stop takes a moment to celebrate its longevity as a center of San Francisco music culture. Fans of the Civic Center venue may pay...

DJ Spooky spins the Web in YBCA’s ‘Quantopia’

ALL EARS For many, the Internet has come to seem ominous in recent years: It now represents, among other things, gentrification, invasion, surveillance, weird SpongeBob memes that make you...