Arts & Culture :: Movies

Last call for summer flicks

Last call for summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 26, 2018

We wrap up our round-up of summer movies. Here's what to expect in August.

Gay pioneers in the pool

Gay pioneers in the pool

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 26, 2018

Logo-TV's latest documentary "Light in the Water" tells the untold story of a LA competitive swim team that became a force in the LGBTQ sports movement.

LGBTQ lives explored in SFJFF 38

LGBTQ lives explored in SFJFF 38

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 18, 2018

The 38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival returns, with 49 programs including a handful of LGBTQ-themed features.

Golden Boy of the Silver Screen

Golden Boy of the Silver Screen

  • by Tavo Amador
  • Jul 18, 2018

Exceptionally handsome, tall, buffed, blonde, blue-eyed, Tab Hunter - named by agent Henry Willson, who also christened Rock Hudson - was labeled the "Sigh Guy," and had countless teenage girls (and boys) fantasizing about him.

Feminist filmmakers featured at SFJFF

Feminist filmmakers featured at SFJFF

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jul 18, 2018

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival will screen two films and will hold a panel discussion focusing on women behind and in front of the lens who are revolutionizing the way women are presented in film.

Just desserts

Just desserts

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 18, 2018

In "The Cakemaker" Thomas, a baker living in Berlin, meets Oren, a furtive Israeli with a sweet tooth.

From festival screens to distribution

From festival screens to distribution

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 11, 2018

Here's a summary of films from Frameline 42 that have already secured theater distribution or TV deals.

Bruce LaBruce's sexy 'Mädchen' remix

Bruce LaBruce's sexy 'Mädchen' remix

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jul 11, 2018

Watching Bruce LaBruce's new movie induced flashbacks of woman-only space in all its glory and terror.

RIP Tab Hunter (1931-2018)

RIP Tab Hunter (1931-2018)

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 10, 2018

Arthur Andrew Kelm has died, age 86. World famous as Tab Hunter, he became an iconic heartthrob in 1950s Hollywood and also enjoyed a successful career as a recording artist.

On the road to discover Elvis Presley

On the road to discover Elvis Presley

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 4, 2018

Documentary director Eugene Jarecki delivers an impressive cast of show-biz heavyweights to give their take on Elvis Presley from the backseat of his 1963 Rolls-Royce.

Roxie screens

Roxie screens

  • by David Lamble
  • Jul 4, 2018

San Francisco's Roxie cinema, in business since 1909, offers an eclectic array of summer fare ranging from indie master Hal Ashby's best to classics from queer auteur Gus Van Sant.

Summer classics play the Castro Theatre

Summer classics play the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 27, 2018

The Castro Theatre ends June and kicks off July with an arresting series of big dramas from SF's Francis Ford Coppola and NYC-raised expat Stanley Kubrick.

Message to Hollywood: Black films matter!

Message to Hollywood: Black films matter!

  • by Sura Wood
  • Jun 27, 2018

Amidst recent campaigns for recognition of black talent in front of and behind the camera, "Black Powers: Reframing Hollywood" couldn't be more timely.

When Paris was lesbians

When Paris was lesbians

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jun 27, 2018

There are so many lesbians running around now, it's hard to imagine a time when they were at a premium.