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 SF Silent Film Festival opens with a bang

SF Silent Film Festival opens with a bang

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 23, 2018

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is hands-down the most excellent of the year, even though everyone in the films is dead and there's no possibility of clamoring red-carpet adulation by selfie-obsessed fans.

More summer flicks

More summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • May 23, 2018

Summer films are soon upon us. Here's what's coming up in June.

Newlywed game

Newlywed game

  • by David Lamble
  • May 23, 2018

With "On Chesil Beach" (opens Friday), novelist Ian McEwan turns screenwriter, training his comically jaundiced eye to the task of adapting his 2008 novel about 1962-era newlyweds.

Seeking out our better angels

Seeking out our better angels

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • May 16, 2018

Seeing the "Angels in America" revival at Berkeley Rep last month was among the most powerful theatre experiences Out There has ever had. It runs through July 22, and if you're interested in the American stage, you must see it.

Beautiful, bashful blonde

Beautiful, bashful blonde

  • by Tavo Amador
  • May 16, 2018

Kim Novak (b. Marilyn Novak, 1933) is best-known for her dual roles of Madeleine and Judy in Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco-set "Vertigo" (1958). On May 20, she will appear at the Castro Theatre to discuss her career.

Shallow 'Seagull' in a hurry

Shallow 'Seagull' in a hurry

  • by Erin Blackwell
  • May 16, 2018

A new film of Anton Chekhov;s 1896 play "The Seagull" opens Friday at the Landmark Clay.

Summer flicks

Summer flicks

  • by David Lamble
  • May 16, 2018

Whether you know it or not, the summer movie season is upon us.

Hitchcock Blonde: Kim Novak comes to the Castro

Hitchcock Blonde: Kim Novak comes to the Castro

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 11, 2018

Hollywood legend Kim Novak will appear at the Castro Theatre on Sunday, May 20, for "A Tribute to Living Legend Kim Novak."

H.P. Mendoza tackles domestic abuse

H.P. Mendoza tackles domestic abuse

  • by Sari Staver
  • May 9, 2018

As the crew scrambled to put the finishing touches on the new film "Bitter Melon," director H.P. Mendoza got some good news from CAAMfest 36, the upcoming Asian American film festival where his new film will be the centerpiece narrative.

CAAMfest 36 captivates

CAAMfest 36 captivates

  • by David Lamble
  • May 9, 2018

There's quite an LGBTQ accent to the 36th edition of CAAMfest, formerly the San Francisco Asian American Film Festival.

Roxie Theater hosts May showers

Roxie Theater hosts May showers

  • by David Lamble
  • May 9, 2018

The Roxie Theater, San Francisco's longest-running independent movie theater (since 1909), has never abandoned its mission of showing practically everything that can be projected.

May busts out at the Castro Theatre

May busts out at the Castro Theatre

  • by David Lamble
  • May 2, 2018

May finds the Castro Theatre devoting a full month to its delicious mix of new and old faves.

Unorthodox behavior

Unorthodox behavior

  • by David Lamble
  • May 2, 2018

By now you will have probably heard about the racy lesbian bedroom scene that is giving "Disobedience," a contemporary family drama from Chilean helmer Sebastian Lelio, its well-deserved online buzz.

Frameline42 approaches

Frameline42 approaches

  • by Roberto Friedman
  • Apr 30, 2018

Frameline has announced its first slate of programs, including Opening and Closing Night films and Centerpiece selections, for Frameline42, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, set for June 14-24.