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Calendar, Night&Day Hitchcock Heights

Hitchcock Heights

A glamorous, glittering city on a hill, San Francisco in the late 1950s represented the pinnacle of American prosperity and sophisticated civilization. But every dream home Ñ even the ones that sell for six or seven figures -- has a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Might as Well Jump

Might as Well Jump

AMA Supercross: We don’t follow it. All we know are the barest of essentials — that it is like a motorcycle race in a phone booth, that there is thunder thunder thunder, and that you, like Walt Whitman, will witness…
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Calendar, Night&Day Spare the Air Day

Spare the Air Day

After Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael retired last year, a young hotshot took over supercross: James Stewart. The 2007AMA Supercross Champion is 23 years old, African American, appeared on Deal or No Deal early this month, and goes by "Bubba."…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mann Made

Mann Made

"Choosing the way to die -- what's the difference? Choosing the way to live -- that's the hard part." When grinning fugitive Robert Ryan points this fact out to bounty hunter James Stewart in Anthony Mann's The Naked Spur --…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best San Francisco Movie

San Francisco's pastel charms and mysterious, fog-shrouded ambience have attracted filmmakers for generations, even before Erich von Stroheim shot Greed here in 1922, but few movies have captured the city's wraithlike spirit and impassive beauty as well as Alfred Hitchcock's…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Vertigo Tour

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) offers us a dazzlingly beautiful, dangerously precipitous San Francisco obsessed with its own memories and prevalent phantoms. Much of it was filmed at actual locations across the city, lending the film the cachet of authenticity and…
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Film,

Zoom Lens

The Shop Around the Corner The classic romantic comedies of director Ernst Lubitsch and screenwriter Samson Raphaelson contrast the thrill of instant gratification and the pleasure of the delayed payoff without demeaning either -- love of any kind is viewed…
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