The fall film season has two fresh boys-on-drugs dramas: "Ben is Back" (out in early December) and the subject of this review, "Beautiful Boy" (opens Friday).
"Contact Warhol: Photography Without End," a new exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center showcasing the museum's 2014 acquisition of the world's largest archive of photographic images from the Warhol Foundation, includes selections from 3,600 contact sheets.
"Be More Chill," an upbeat, offbeat sci-fi high school musical, with songs by Joe Iconis and a fan-fave featured performance by George Salazar, is a viral sensation.
When Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird in Greta Gerwig's film of that name calls her hometown Sacramento "the Midwest of California," it's a good line but maybe a little bit unfair to our state capital.
Guest conductors are keeping the podium covered at Davies Symphony Hall this month as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas works with his other family at the New World Symphony in Miami.
Leonard Bernstein's three symphonies have gotten a much-needed boost from the composer's centennial, if largely by way of recordings.
Director James Whale's "The Old Dark House" (1932) has recently been released on BluRay in a newly restored and remastered print.
Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich had a distinctive collaboration. Their six pictures remain visually stunning, erotic, romantic, and atmospheric.
Rachel Bay Jones' reputation precedes her. Well, sort of.
First-time writer-director Ike Barinholtz's just-released film is the hyper-confrontational, extremely dark, Thanksgiving Day-themed comedy "The Oath."
The new DVD "No Dress Code Required" focuses on a gay Mexican couple's personal struggle to get married in their local city.
Romanian New Wave writer-director Cristian Mungiu has been called the contemporary Ingmar Bergman or Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Once famously derided as "that shabby little shocker" and condemned as "little more than a manipulative melodrama," composer Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" ultimately triumphed over the naysayers.
The final weekend of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival contains an impressive collection of serious Fall 2018 film fare.
Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Sweat" defies initial expectations.
Last week Out There was lucky enough to catch two major figures from contemporary LGBT arts & culture live in performance, and to learn what they're up to these days.
The new biopic "The Happy Prince" will spark a variety of emotions among devotees of the Irish-born author and gay icon Oscar Wilde.
Choreographer and performer Monique Jenkinson, in the guise of her drag queen persona Fauxnique, and her longtime partner, electronic composer Marc Kate, will premier their first full collaboration, "Girl," at the Joe Goode Annex.
"Oslo" playwright J.T. Rogers is far less interested in heads of state than in the hearts and minds of the people behind them.
2018 has become a banner year for the lesbian African-American playwright-activist Lorraine Hansberry, despite the fact that she died in 1965 at age 34, seemingly lost and invisible.
We've spent way too much time watching CSPAN of late, but we're grateful for this network devoted solely to the actions of our government in real time.
What have we before us in the form of pianist Igor Levit? Who is this guy?
Ben Folds Five drummer and backing vocalist Darren Jessee has kept himself busy.
At an October 5, 2018 advance screening of the new Queen film 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' fans at the Castro Theatre enjoyed the Fox/Regency biopic about Freddie Mercury and the band, and free T-shirts.
An excited crowd filled UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall last Friday night for the West Coast premiere of the Mark Morris Dance Group's "Pepperland."
Called "the best cabaret artist of his generation" by The New Yorker, Justin Vivian Bond returns to San Francisco to perform at the GLBT Historical Society's annual gala on Friday evening, Oct. 5.
Here's a tip from those of us who have access to review copies and other advance media: Sometimes there's no better source for ear candy than the San Francisco Public Library, which has a wealth of audio-visual material for lending.
Get ready for a barnburner. "The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?," now singeing audience eyebrows at the Custom Made Theatre, is the late Edward Albee's most uproarious, in-your-face play by a long shot.
Practice, practice, practice is how you get to Carnegie Hall, and the last program in the San Francisco Symphony's recent two-week Stravinsky Festival proved it once more.
It's no exaggeration to say that each new Neko Case album is cause for celebration.
The 41st edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival is loaded with award-season delights.