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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>City of Angels</i>: Film Noir Musical Comedy at SF Playhouse

City of Angels: Film Noir Musical Comedy at SF Playhouse

A quartet starts the show by scatting in harmony. Nonsense “ba da da das” spill out of their mouths in unison. What starts as an ode to the Manhattan Transfer crescendos into a vocal evocation of a film noir symphonic…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Meet Ms. Noir City 14, Aja De Coudreaux

Meet Ms. Noir City 14, Aja De Coudreaux

Women have always played an important role in the dark, tortured world of film noir, portraying femme fatales, damsels in distress and sly murderesses with tragic flaws. Taking the lead from the silver screen performances of Barbara Stanwyck, Joan…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: The Last Case of August T. Harrison

Bay of the Living Dead: The Last Case of August T. Harrison

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice-a-month column about the horror genre. Wunderkind filmmaker Ansel Faraj was the subject of the very first edition of this column. He was featured again some months later. I'm delighted to chat…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Roman Polanski, Legendary Cinema Phantom, Was (Sort of) at the Roxie on Saturday

Roman Polanski, Legendary Cinema Phantom, Was (Sort of) at the Roxie on Saturday

I can't pretend the nasty word "rapist" wasn't rattling around in the back of my head as we waited for Roman Polanski's aged elfin visage to appear on the Roxie's screen on Saturday afternoon. There is an uncomfortable mix of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Vengeance Reigns in Fuller Double-Feature: <em>House of Bamboo</em> and <i>Underworld U.S.A.</i>

Vengeance Reigns in Fuller Double-Feature: House of Bamboo and Underworld U.S.A.

Two of Samuel Fuller's best are screening tonight (Wednesday) on a double-bill at the Castro as part of Noir City X, the 10th annual San Francisco film noir festival. This is a rare chance to see two of Fuller's more…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kubrick's Noir Classic <em>The Killing</em> Released on Disk: Damaged Goons Botch Bay Meadows Heist

Kubrick's Noir Classic The Killing Released on Disk: Damaged Goons Botch Bay Meadows Heist

A psychotic assassin with his jaws wired shut. A whining weasel who virtually begs his wife to love him. A drunken career criminal. A crooked cop. And the racetrack bartender, whose wife is seriously ill. These are not the highly…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Monte Hellman Speaks on <em>Road to Nowhere</em>, His Career, and the State of U.S. Independent Cinema

Monte Hellman Speaks on Road to Nowhere, His Career, and the State of U.S. Independent Cinema

Monte Hellman is one of the true mavericks of independent film in the United States. His varied, idiosyncratic career began at Roger Corman's movie factory in the late 1950s. In the 1970s, Hellman defined himself with Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter, and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Eddie Muller: The Czar of Noir in San Francisco

Eddie Muller: The Czar of Noir in San Francisco

100 Profiles: SF Weekly interviews 100 people in San Francisco arts and culture. No. 98: Eddie Muller It was a few years ago at Tosca in North Beach, where his easy retro style made him seem like a fixture, that…
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Music, All Shook Down Monday's Pick: Not Necessarily Noir

Monday's Pick: Not Necessarily Noir

​Not Necessarily NoirRoxie Theater$7-$10Film noir, as it's classically defined, had a circumscribed lifespan from the early postwar about-to-boom years through the late 1950s, when color films began to displace black-and-white. But the genre's allure and influence will never wane, as…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Things to Do This Weekend For Under $10: Noir, Art & Drunks

10 Things to Do This Weekend For Under $10: Noir, Art & Drunks

​Friday. We made it. Let's do something fun now. Here's the list. ​Wholphin Screening @ ATA (Fri.) Among this round of selected shorts from Wholphin, the DVD 'zine from the Dave Eggers empire, comes the following gem: Werner Herzog plays the voice…
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Music, All Shook Down SF is Noir City: Seventh Annual Festival Opens with a Bang

SF is Noir City: Seventh Annual Festival Opens with a Bang

Eddie Muller is in way too good a mood for a man who's known as the Czar of Noir. At every onstage introduction this year, he's been chortling with joy. But he's not alone: the Castro Theatre has been packed…
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