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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bay of the Living Dead: <i>Thundercrack</i> Returns!

Bay of the Living Dead: Thundercrack Returns!

Welcome to Bay of the Living Dead, a twice-a-month column about the horror genre.  Curt McDowell was a San Francisco treasure. The openly gay filmmaker spent much of his short life making bizarre underground films which pushed the boundaries…
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Arthouse Movie Listings December 7-13

Artists' Television Access. Epilogues: Another Positivist (trans)formation: Fims by: Luke Baldwin, Keith Ballard, Ama Birch, GC Erenberg, Aimee Goguen, Robert Hansen, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Jenn Kolmel, Lindsay Laven, Rik Lee Liepold, Stine Marie Jacobson, Anthony Privitera. Wed., Dec. 7, 8…
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Arthouse Movie Listings October 12-18

Artists' Television Access. Radical Adults Lick God Head Style! New Weird Urbanism and the Rapture of Decay: Short films depicting a "new, weird America" including Lonelyville, Crowing Glory, and Lost in the Flood. Thu., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m. $10. Diaries…
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Arthouse movie listings for January 26-February 1, 2011

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. Broken Windows, Open Doors: Documentary about a 2008 worker occupation of a shuttered factory. Thu., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. $6. "Trafficking in Moldova": A lecture and fundraiser for filmmaker Ninel "Neli"…
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Arthouse movie listings for the week of April 14-April 20, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Open mike for film and video. Thu., April 15, 8 p.m. $5. "The Life of the World to Come": Rian Johnson's Mountain Goats film. Fri., April 16, 7:30 & 9…
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Calendar, Night&Day You Have Not Seen It All

You Have Not Seen It All

He's kind of the Daniel Johnston of performance art: Local entertainer Dan Carbone possesses an epic dedication to his art, which could be defined as "being super weird." Plenty of people (art school druggies, mostly) dabble in being super weird,…
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Arthouse movie listings for January 6-12, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. Guerreros del Arcoiris: This apparently directorless documentary covers Bolivian social justice struggles. Thu., Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Castro Theatre. Nine: Rob Marshall's Fellini-inspired…
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Arthouse movie listings for December 23-29, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Castro Theatre. "Hitch for the Holidays": This week: Strangers on a Train and The Man Who Knew Too Much, Psycho and Frenzy. Through Dec. 23. $7-$10. Nine: See Opening listings. Dec. 25-Jan. 20, 1,…
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Arthouse movie listings for December 16-22, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "Awesome and Painful": Experimental shorts and the Star Wars Holiday Special. Wed., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. $6. OpenScreening: Open mike for film and video. Contact ataopenscreening@atasite.org. Thu., Dec. 17, 8 p.m.…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse movie listings for December 2-8, 2009

Arthouse movie listings for December 2-8, 2009

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. 4 Star. Thrillville: Black Christmas and theremin lounge band Project Pimento. Thu., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. www.thrillville.net. 2200 Clement (at 23rd Ave.), 666-3488, www.hkinsf.com/4star. Artists' Television Access. The Battle for Whiteclay: Mark Vasina's documentary…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tropic of Kuchar

Tropic of Kuchar

The influential filmmaker George Kuchar first won a fringe following decades ago with his pioneering aesthetic of low-budget kitsch and bad-taste Hollywood homage. After switching to video in the '90s, the venerable Mission District icon gravitated toward first-person travelogues shot…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hand to Mouth

Hand to Mouth

It started by accident, when Mike Plante’s dining companion chanced to be out of cash. The CineVegas Film Festival programmer had the bright idea that his cohort, a filmmaker, reciprocate not by picking up the next tab, but by making…
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"Video Valentines": George Kuchar and Anne McGuire

This Valentine's Day screening presented by SF Cinematheque features accomplished video artists George Kuchar and Anne McGuire. Both specialize in the short film, and plumb the depths — and heights — of close, often domestic, awkwardness. The result is witty,…
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Film, Reel World

Stalag 17

In 1971, psychology professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo launched what was to become famous internationally as the Stanford Prison Experiment (www.prisonexp.org). Designating student volunteers as prisoners and guards, he allotted two weeks to study their behavior in a jail he had…
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Calendar, Night&Day Co(s)mic Chaos

Co(s)mic Chaos

Brooklyn émigré George Kuchar, along with his twin brother Mike, is the paterfamilias of sleazy underground filmmaking. After all, he's been active in this realm from the tender age of 12, when the duo forged a new genre with campy,…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

A Simple PlanIt'll be easier than usual to find a seat in your favorite cafe this Friday, Jan. 14, as local filmmakers crowd into Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for Open Day of the seventh annual International Film Financing…
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Katchor in the Wry

What annoys some people about Ben Katchor's comic strip Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer is its lack of immediate payoff. It's not comic in the laugh-out-loud sense, nor is it self-contained; "getting" Knipl, as much as he can be gotten,…
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Night + Day

Wednesday March 25 This Boy's Life Conditions in a harsh Midwestern reform school become slightly more bearable for two boys who befriend one another in Shimmer, the fourth work in the Magic Theater's 30th anniversary season, and the first since…
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