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Elton John rocks the Castro Theatre

Elton John rocks the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 4, 2019

Beginning with blockbuster music specials and ending with the annual San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, the Castro Theatre is jumping in June.

Chasing Henry James

Chasing Henry James

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 4, 2019

In their heyday (1982-2000), the sophisticated, independent gay personal-professional partnership of Ivory & Merchant was the most successful team in adapting literary classics to film, especially E.M. Forster and Henry James.

Frameline 43 previews

Frameline 43 previews

  • by David Lamble
  • May 28, 2019

Before you know it, LGBT Pride will be upon us in the form of the 43rd Frameline film festival, June 20-30. Here's a preview of some highlights from this legendary queer film showcase.

Going down to Yasgur's farm

Going down to Yasgur's farm

  • by David Lamble
  • May 28, 2019

The lively new documentary "Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation" kicks into high gear 13 minutes in when we hear from Peter Beren.

What's up, DocFest?

What's up, DocFest?

  • by David Lamble
  • May 26, 2019

The 18th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (SF DocFest), running May 29-June 13 at the Roxie and Brava Theaters and 518 Gallery, is perhaps the finest showcase for nonfiction films this side of Sundance.

Rock Hudson, fantasy man

Rock Hudson, fantasy man

  • by Tavo Amador
  • May 26, 2019

Tall, dark, handsome, buffed, manly yet sensitive: Rock Hudson (1925-85) was the embodiment of the classic Hollywood hunk in the 1950s and 60s.

Travesty of justice

Travesty of justice

  • by David Lamble
  • May 14, 2019

A diabolical miscarriage of justice lies at the heart of the explosive Texas-set melodrama "Trial by Fire" from director Edward Zwick, fueled by deft performances from veteran Laura Dern and studly Jack O'Connell.

Divo behavior

Divo behavior

  • by David Lamble
  • May 14, 2019

"The White Crow," now playing at Bay Area Landmark cinemas, is a beautifully mounted biography of a fascinating figure in the dance world

The French do it in fractions

The French do it in fractions

  • by Sura Wood
  • May 7, 2019

Noir fanatics, rejoice!

Out & about in Asian American film

Out & about in Asian American film

  • by David Lamble
  • May 7, 2019

The 37th edition of CAAMFest, formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, includes two LGBTQ shorts programs and a bevy of narrative features and docs on subjects of interest to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Cultural connections around the Bay

Cultural connections around the Bay

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 7, 2019

Possibilities for engagement with the arts and culture of the Bay Area do sometimes seem infinite. Take Out There's last week, for example — please!

Castro Theatre is calling

Castro Theatre is calling

  • by David Lamble
  • May 7, 2019

May flowers at the Castro Theatre.

San Francisco Silent Film Festival rides again!

San Francisco Silent Film Festival rides again!

  • by Sura Wood
  • Apr 30, 2019

Here comes a five-day marathon of silent classics and newly uncovered and restored gems roaring out of the past at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.

Addicted to danger

Addicted to danger

  • by David Lamble
  • Apr 30, 2019

"Sauvage" is an entertaining but dark take on the Parisian male hustling scene.