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Music, All Shook Down Remembering Biggie, Who Died 14 Years Ago Today

Remembering Biggie, Who Died 14 Years Ago Today

Christopher Wallace, better known to posterity as the Notorious B.I.G., died fourteen years ago today in Los Angeles. (Obligatory S.F. cameo: a few days before, he did a radio interview here on WiLD 107 where he said he'd hired a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds

Nick Broomfield, known for his unseemly documentary portraits of Aileen Wuornos, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love, brings a surprising dose of compassion to his third dramatic feature, Battle for Haditha, an Iraqudrama that straddles the line between blistering exposé and…
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Film, Hearts and Minds

Hearts and Minds

Nick Broomfield, known for his unseemly documentary portraits of Aileen Wuornos, Heidi Fleiss, and Courtney Love, brings a surprising dose of compassion to his third dramatic feature, an engaging Iraqudrama that straddles the line between blistering exposé and Spielbergian heart-tugger.…
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Calendar, Performance The Lady Lily

The Lady Lily

FRI 9/12 Lily Tomlin is nuts, and I mean that in a good way. Whether she's playing a devoted, gospel-singing mother-cum-adulterer in Nashville or one of three administrative assistants-cum-kidnappers in Nine to Five (though I must admit to liking her…
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Calendar, Night&Day Punk Rock Docs

Punk Rock Docs

Lech Kowalski is the anti-Nick Broomfield, the opposite of the self-consumed documentarian who inserts himself relentlessly into his own films. Kowalski's a more subtle and striking presence, pitilessly probing subcultures of punk, drugs, and homelessness without moralizing. Born in London…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

In Nick Broomfield's documentary Kurt & Courtney, Ms. Love is portrayed as a greedy, manipulative, vicious, untalented bulldozer of a woman who will threaten anyone who stands in her pathway to bigger cars and smaller noses. It's great fun to…
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Reel World

Freeway Smaller distributors typically make a play in the first quarter, while the major studios are dumping last year's rancid leftovers (a la At First Sight) on an unsuspecting public. S.F.-based Turbulent Arts opened Uncut last week at the Castro…
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Another Day in the Life

Monologuist Spalding Gray, once astutely dubbed the WASP Woody Allen, has cobbled together a remarkably long-lived career from his own neuroses. Filmmaker Jonathan Demme made an engrossing film from Swimming to Cambodia, Gray's Obie-winning account of the minor role he…
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Letters

Net Gain I was very much impressed by Matt Smith's article on the rise and fall of LatinoNet ("Net Loss," Feb. 18). As an early member of LatinoNet, I was skeptical from the beginning about subscribership rates given the free…
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Calendar, Halloween

Night Crawler

Night of the Locust The cars stretch down three blocks of 16th Street, around the corner, and down two blocks of Guerrero. Hundreds of flickering taillights declare that traffic is at a standstill, but these weekend thrill-seekers are not to…
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Love Hate

1) The Postmodern Tabloid Nick Broomfield's biggest asset is his ability to keep a straight face. The British documentary-maker's several films about transgressive women -- Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam; Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer; and the new…
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Talking Trash

British filmmaker Nick Broomfield has made feature films (Dark Obsession), monologues (Spalding Gray's Monster in a Box), and a 1981 movie about young women entering the Army (Soldier Girls). But the director is most known for a more recent series…
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Slap Shots

Can't Afford No Shoes On a recent trip to Manhattan to promote their new HardWired book about the Burning Man festival, event co-founder Larry Harvey turned to author Brad Weiners and mentioned that not only was he short on cash,…
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The House of Tudor

Corky Hale has played harp for Liberace and piano for Billie Holiday; she has accompanied Mel Torme, Peggy Lee, and Lena Horne; sung for Harry James, Ray Anthony, and Clark Terry; recorded with Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, and Bjsrk; and…
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