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Up yours! Vivienne Westwood

Up yours! Vivienne Westwood

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jun 20, 2018

Vivienne Westwood is one of those names you've heard, you know, you've forgotten. Well, it's back in a dynamic new biopic that's restless and breathless.

Still more summer flicks

Still more summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 20, 2018

Welcome to Part 3 of our rundown of 101 summer movies. Here are the films coming up in July.

Luminous Isabelle Huppert

Luminous Isabelle Huppert

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jun 20, 2018

Although "Mrs. Hyde" leaves a lot to be desired, its storytelling wobbly, not for an instant did I feel that Isabelle Huppert, now 65, was repeating herself.

Muscle is as muscle does

Muscle is as muscle does

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jun 19, 2018

"Man Made" is a slick, upbeat documentary about bodybuilders transitioning or transitioned to male,

Lights, camera, lesbians @ Frameline 42

Lights, camera, lesbians @ Frameline 42

  • by Sari Staver
  • Jun 19, 2018

In a nod to the #TimesUp movement, more than half the films at this year's Frameline LGBTQ film festival are either directed or co-directed by queer women.

Forever Frameline: opening week!

Forever Frameline: opening week!

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 19, 2018

Forty-two years ago, what would become the mighty San Francisco International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer Film Festival kicked off in a modest apartment in an Inner Mission neighborhood.

Kidnapping Andrea Riseborough

Kidnapping Andrea Riseborough

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • Jun 13, 2018

Andrea Riseborough is a marvelous actress. She's one of those chameleons who can be anybody, given the right makeup, costume, and script.

Heartwarming drama with lesbian love

Heartwarming drama with lesbian love

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 13, 2018

One of the most delightful aspects of "Hearts Beat Loud," a sweet, heartwarming drama opening in theaters on June 15, is the casual nature with which the screenplay deals with the lesbianism of the story's female lead.

Castro & Roxie in June

Castro & Roxie in June

  • by David Lamble
  • Jun 6, 2018

While the bulk of June (14-24) at the Castro Theatre is devoted to Frameline 42, the 2018 edition of the San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival, regular rep has its innings with encore screenings of some audience faves.

Documentary days: 17th SF DocFest opens

Documentary days: 17th SF DocFest opens

  • by David Lamble
  • May 30, 2018

IndieFest guru Jeff Ross is back with the 17th edition of the San Francisco Documentary Festival (SF DocFest), a two-week run of 90 films on every imaginable subject unspooling at four venues.

Andre Leon Talley explains it all for you

Andre Leon Talley explains it all for you

  • by Sura Wood
  • May 30, 2018

With his imposing 6'6" frame and a propensity for sweeping into and commanding a room in flamboyant caftans and capes, Andre Leon Talley, the eloquent former editor of Vogue, is a hard-to-miss, operatic figure.

Frameline 42 beckons

Frameline 42 beckons

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 30, 2018

Last week, the film-world powers-that-be at Frameline gave a kick-off press conference for Frameline42, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival coming up this June 14-24.

Cobby makes a comeback

Cobby makes a comeback

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 30, 2018

Cobby is a 60-year-old male chimpanzee who has lived at the San Francisco Zoo for 50 years.

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

Glenda Jackson's contrary genius

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 23, 2018

Last year, British actress Glenda Jackson was given an Evening Standard Theatre award for her performance as King Lear.