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Calendar, Night&Day The Other 9/11

The Other 9/11

Thirty-five years ago, a CIA-backed military junta led by General Augusto Pinochet violently overthrew Chilean president Salvador Allende's democratically elected socialist government, and killed, tortured, and disappeared tens of thousands of his supporters and suspected sympathizers. Following the coup, an…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution

When contemplating a name like "Footloose," it's hard not to snicker and imagine this San Francisco-based dance company equipped with leg warmers and a cache of cheesy '80s moves. But the troupe is on a greater mission -- one that…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Making the Cine

Making the Cine

FRI-SUN 9/17-19 The Festival ¡Cine Latino! lineup looks great again this year -- no surprise, really. As usual, it boasts films made all over Latin America and beyond, from Florida to Brazil. And as movie-mad Bay Area audiences have come…
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News, Dog Bites

700 Years of 9/11

On the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the national media are overwhelming us with solemn tributes, televised moments of silence, and teary reflections from survivors. Locally, the San Francisco Chronicle has launched a series called "An American…
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Film, United Nations

United Nations

Derrida (U.S.A./France, 2002) Jacques Derrida, the French master thinker, is less a philosopher (i.e., lover of thought) than a doubter who wonders if thought is even possible. He willingly participates in this documentary about his life, and is as responsible…
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Film, Latin American Odysseys

Latin American Odysseys

Anyone watching the Latin American offerings at this festival would conclude that our southern neighbors commit acts of harrowing savagery against each other, if they're not themselves being tortured or executed by their own police forces and governments. Or it…
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Culture, Stage


Ideas Masked as Drama Mascara. By Rodrigo and Ariel Dorfman. Directed by Heather Cappiello. Starring Bobby Weinapple, Brian Keith Russell, Marin Van Young, Beth Donohue, and Patrick Dooley. At the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley, through Nov.…
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