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Calendar, Night&Day The Castro, America

The Castro, America

Putting on the Ritz is an all-day tribute to the singing, dancing, acting, and all-out hysterical phenomenon that is Rita Moreno. The event is produced by Marc Huestis, who promises to turn the Castro Theatre into a "full-on bathhouse,"…
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Calendar, Night&Day St. Valentine's Gay

St. Valentine's Gay

A certified San Francisco character (notwithstanding his indestructible New York accent and attitude), Marc Huestis is best known as the caustic dynamo behind a string of salutes to movie stars such as Carol Lynley and Patty Duke. He is also…
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Calendar, Night&Day It Takes a Village Person

It Takes a Village Person

For more years than anybody wants to count, a chunk of the population has woken up on Christmas morning hoping to find Randy Jones under the tree, ready to be unwrapped. Jones' first claim to fame was as the mustachioed…
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Calendar, Performance Get Over It

Get Over It

FRI 7/18 "War is over, if you want it." That's the Nam-era message John Lennon and Yoko Ono took on tour more than 30 years ago. Local filmmaker and festival producer Marc Huestis recently found himself contemplating the meaning of…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Rock 'n' Roll High School "Dude, this is a movie about rock 'n' roll," proclaims Jon Moritsugu, his enthusiasm sparking the phone line from his Inner Richmond flat. "It's a sprawling epic about the scene -- generic West Coast, U.S.A."…
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Calendar, Night&Day Keeping Camp Alive

Keeping Camp Alive

Girl, it's time to get out the Aqua Net, that fierce feather boa, and the hottest pair of hot pants hiding in your closet (oh come on now, you know you have a pair), cuz the hostess with the mostest,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Meet Me in St. Judy

Meet Me in St. Judy

Every party needs a hostess, and local impresario Marc Huestis happily cops to the title. "Hostess" Huestis is famous for his camp-drag movie extravaganzas at the Castro, with John Waters, Christina Crawford, and Patty "Bad Seed" McCormack among past honorees…
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Fifties-era teen film star Sandra Dee may have been, as the Grease lyric famously asserts, a "model of virginity," but her perky on-screen persona in movies like Gidget masked a celebrity who apparently had some serious personal problems. "Sandra Dee:…
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Reel World

The Wanderers Philip Kaufman is too professional and too polite to comment until contracts are signed and the deal's official. But his office confirms that he's in discussions for his next project, The Runaway Jury, a legal thriller from the…
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Night Crawler

Twelve Things That Made Night Crawler Grin in 1997 1) The Go Nuts at the Trocadero (Jan. 29) After the Go Nuts' "Superhero Snack-Rock Gorilla Entertainment Revue" and the accompanying gooey food-fight send Night Crawler into sugarcoated rhapsody, some Ho…
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Reel World

8 1/2 For most of this century, the average Joe and Janine fantasized about being a movie star. With the rise of the auteur theory in the 1960s, the spotlight shifted toward the director. The gossip-laden, starstruck fanzines of…
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