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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kevin Epps on His Life-Changing <i>Straight Outta Hunters Point</i> Documentaries

Kevin Epps on His Life-Changing Straight Outta Hunters Point Documentaries

The impact of Kevin Epps' 2003 documentary Straight Outta Hunters Point runs so deep in the neighborhood where it was filmed, kids who have never met the director have the title of his film tattooed on their arms and backs.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hope and Despair

Hope and Despair

The impact of Kevin Epps’ 2003 documentary Straight Outta Hunters Point runs so deep in the neighborhood where it was filmed, kids who have never met the director have the title of his film tattooed on their arms and backs.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Kevin Epps Screens New Short Films at the de Young

Straight Outta Hunters Point 2 from chris wilson on Vimeo. The de Young is goin' off. That's normal-people talk for "in a project that is unprecedented for the Fine Arts Museums and unique in the museum world, the de Young…
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Calendar, Night&Day Strong Second Act

Strong Second Act

The San Francisco Black Film Festival suffered a major setback two years ago with the death of founder and guiding force Ave Montague. Yet any concerns for the fest’s long-term survival have been erased by the cracking program assembled for…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kevin Epps Captures the African-American Experience at Alcatraz in <i>The Black Rock</i>

Kevin Epps Captures the African-American Experience at Alcatraz in The Black Rock

The United States is harder on crime than almost any other Western nation, yet it has an unending fascination with serial killers, mob bosses, and high-profile white-collar criminals. The story of Al Capone, for example, has reached an almost…
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Calendar, Night&Day Alcatraz in Black and White

Alcatraz in Black and White

The United States is harder on crime than almost any other Western nation, yet it has an unending fascination with serial killers, mob bosses, and high-profile white-collar criminals. The story of Al Capone, for example, has reached an almost mythological…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rock and Historical Roles

Rock and Historical Roles

Just as it lurks in the bay, often behind a wall of fog, Alcatraz lurks in most Bay Area residents’ minds as a legend relegated to memory. Its story has been retold so many times through the cinema, whether by…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for February 25-March 3, 2009

Artists' Television Access. "Episodes of Anomie": New films by Michael Robinson, Eli Marias, David Gatten, and Jessie Stead. Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. $6. Noise Pop Film Festival: Feb. 26-March 1. $9. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Castro…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bay City Love

Bay City Love

From the sweetness of Grannies on Safari and the erotic sparks of On the Verge of a Fever to the heartache of the closing picture, Bastards of the Party, the five-day San Francisco Black Film Festival spans not only a…
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Film, Reel World

Paris Is Burning

Paris Is Burning The upcoming S.F. International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has added even more cachet to its documentary lineup with a new $10,000 prize. Feature-length docs making their Bay Area premiere will compete for Stu & Dave's Excellent…
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Film, Reel World

I Like Trouble

I Like Trouble The latest project to pop up on Philip Kaufman's North Beach radar screen is a thriller starring Julia Roberts as an investigative reporter tracking a killer through the Internet. Given the actress' status as queen of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Underground Voices

Underground Voices

Northern California's independent filmmakers, even more than its organic farmers, think globally and act locally. Ambitious but cash-strapped, they turn their cameras on overlooked people and predicaments in our neck of the woods. Their best work is then harvested each…
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