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Film, "The Fairy": Slapstick Comedy Runs Stale

"The Fairy": Slapstick Comedy Runs Stale

Since their irresistibly madcap 2005 debut Iceberg, Belgium-based filmmakers, actors, and former clowns Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, and Bruno Romy have been spinning splashy, near-absurdist whimsy out of limber-limbed pantomime and a Jacques Tati-esque sensibility for droll geometry and framing.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magic, Real and Imagined

Magic, Real and Imagined

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist breathes life into a celluloid fossil, lovingly animating an unproduced script by filmmaker Jacques Tati. Chomet sets The Illusionist on the cusp of the 1960s, around the time Tati wrote the script as a follow-up to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magic -- Real and Imagined

Magic -- Real and Imagined

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist breathes life into a celluloid fossil, lovingly animating an unproduced script by filmmaker Jacques Tati. Chomet sets The Illusionist on the cusp of the 1960s, around the time Tati wrote the script as a follow-up to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Magic, Real and Imagined

Magic, Real and Imagined

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist breathes life into a celluloid fossil, lovingly animating an unproduced script by filmmaker Jacques Tati. Chomet sets The Illusionist on the cusp of the 1960s, around the time Tati wrote the script as a follow-up to…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for February 10-16, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. The Black Rock: Kevin Epps' documentary on the African-American history of Alcatraz. Fri., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. $6. City of Favelas: Adrian Mengay and Maike Pricelius' documentary about Brazil. Sat., Feb.…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for February 3-9, 2010

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "Return from Gaza and Lebanon": Films by activists who have visited embattled areas. Thu., Feb. 4, 8 p.m. $6. "Summertime Movie": Short films by…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for January 27-February 2, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. The Invisible Forest: Film by Antero Alli. Fri., Jan. 29, 8 p.m. $6. Call and Response: This documentary about modern slavery appears to have no director. Sat., Jan. 30, 7 p.m.…
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Calendar, Night&Day International Lampoon

International Lampoon

In his gracefully odd movements, the French writer-director-actor Jacques Tati resembled the adult offspring of General Charles de Gaulle and a large stork. From his leaning, lurching walk to his ever-present umbrella and raincoat, everything about Monsieur Hulot, Tati’s onscreen…
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