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Father, son & addiction

Father, son & addiction

By David Lamble

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).

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By Sura Wood | October 17, 2018

"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.

By Jim Gladstone | October 17, 2018

"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.


By Roberto Friedman | October 17, 2018

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.

By Philip Campbell | October 17, 2018

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.


By Tim Pfaff | October 17, 2018

Leonard Bernstein's three symphonies have gotten a much-needed boost from the composer's centennial, if largely by way of recordings.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | October 17, 2018

Director James Whale's "The Old Dark House" (1932) has recently been released on BluRay in a newly restored and remastered print.


By Tavo Amador | October 17, 2018

Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich had a distinctive collaboration. Their six pictures remain visually stunning, erotic, romantic, and atmospheric.

By Jim Gladstone | October 17, 2018

Rachel Bay Jones' reputation precedes her. Well, sort of.


By David Lamble | October 17, 2018

First-time writer-director Ike Barinholtz's just-released film is the hyper-confrontational, extremely dark, Thanksgiving Day-themed comedy "The Oath."

By Brian Bromberger | October 17, 2018

The new DVD "No Dress Code Required" focuses on a gay Mexican couple's personal struggle to get married in their local city.


By Brian Bromberger | October 17, 2018

Romanian New Wave writer-director Cristian Mungiu has been called the contemporary Ingmar Bergman or Carl Theodor Dreyer.

By Philip Campbell | October 12, 2018

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.


By David Lamble | October 10, 2018

The final weekend of the 41st Mill Valley Film Festival contains an impressive collection of serious Fall 2018 film fare.

By Jim Gladstone | October 10, 2018

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Sweat" defies initial expectations.


By Roberto Friedman | October 10, 2018

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.

By David Lamble | October 10, 2018

The new biopic "The Happy Prince" will spark a variety of emotions among devotees of the Irish-born author and gay icon Oscar Wilde.


By Sari Staver | October 10, 2018

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.

By Jim Gladstone | October 10, 2018

"Oslo" playwright J.T. Rogers is far less interested in heads of state than in the hearts and minds of the people behind them.


By Brian Bromberger | October 10, 2018

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.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 10, 2018

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.


By Tim Pfaff | October 10, 2018

What have we before us in the form of pianist Igor Levit? Who is this guy?

By Gregg Shapiro | October 10, 2018

Ben Folds Five drummer and backing vocalist Darren Jessee has kept himself busy.


By Steven Underhill | October 10, 2018

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.

By Paul Parish | October 5, 2018

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."


By Sari Staver | October 3, 2018

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.

By Roberto Friedman | October 3, 2018

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.


By Jim Gladstone | October 3, 2018

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.

By Philip Campbell | October 3, 2018

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.


By Gregg Shapiro | October 3, 2018

It's no exaggeration to say that each new Neko Case album is cause for celebration.

By David Lamble | October 3, 2018

The 41st edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival is loaded with award-season delights.


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