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Arthouse Movie Listings February 5-11, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Boom: The Sound of Eviction: Though originally released in 2001, this documentary by ILWU member Mark Liiv — about the original late-'90s dot-com bubble — should still ring frighteningly true today. Following the film, local community members,…
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Film, Film Feature Time Will Tell: SF Sketchfest Elevates the Cornball of Yesteryear to the Classic of Today

Time Will Tell: SF Sketchfest Elevates the Cornball of Yesteryear to the Classic of Today

Like Snapchats, sketch comedies sometimes benefit from vanishing right after being seen: It was live before your eyes, and then it was gone forever, and maybe that's for the best. So, by trying to harness that fleeting essence in motion-picture…
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Arthouse Movie Listings January 22-28, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Screaming Queens: Documentary about the 1966 Compton's Cafeteria riot directed by Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman. Sat., Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org. The Castro Theatre. Napoleon Dynamite 10th Anniversary: All-star film…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Whole Truth and Nothing but Laughs

The Whole Truth and Nothing but Laughs

Porchlight, A Storytelling Series collaborates with nearly everyone (SF Film Fest, Creativity Explored, the Bay Area Science Festival), but its ongoing gig with SF Sketchfest, a local comedy festival, might be the most natural match — what better mix…
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Calendar, Night&Day Off Track

Off Track

SF Sketchfest is presenting a cool variety show this evening — Rhett Miller, of alt-country band the Old 97's, will host an evening of music, discussion, and jokes with noted comedian and raconteur Paul F. Tompkins as his guest.…
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Culture, Art Comedy: Laugh Like a Crazy Person

Comedy: Laugh Like a Crazy Person

Comedy enthusiasts have to wait until 2014 for the return of SF Sketchfest, but fortunately there's plenty to laugh about in the meantime. Most comedy fans have already snatched up their tickets to the first-time-ever Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival…
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4000 Miles: Conflict of the young and old when 21-year-old Leo arrives on his 91-year-old grandmother's doorstep after a cross country bicycle trip. Discounted admission and free bike valet by SFBC on select dates. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2…
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Arthouse listings for Feb. 6-12, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Cast Shadows: An evening of sound/film performances with Barn Owl, Marielle Jakobsons, John Davis, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, and Paul Clipson. Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m. $15. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, www.atasite.org. The Castro Theatre. Chasing Ice and…
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2013 Matchbox Reading Series: The 2013 Matchbox Readings Series, featurng four plays by four playwrights looking for creative and constructive criticism. The Invisible Play, by Christopher Chen, Jan. 28, 7 p.m.; The Taming, by Lauren Gunderson, Jan. 29, 7 p.m.;…
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Calendar, Night&Day Chasing Kevin

Chasing Kevin

During a live podcast recording at last year’s SF Sketchfest, Kevin Smith regaled the audience with adventures abput his rectum and talked about how he was caring for the family dog who was so close to death that everyone else…
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Now Playing

4,000 Miles: Twenty-one-year-old Leo arrives on his 91-year-old grandmother's doorstep after a cross-country bicycle trip. Discounted admission and free bike valet by SFBC on select dates. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tue., Jan. 29, 7 p.m.; Tue., Feb.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Heckled into the Spotlight

Heckled into the Spotlight

At SF Sketchfest in early 2010, New York-based Pakistani-American Kumail Nanjiani dished a story about a gig at which a heckler gave him a particularly hard time. This is difficult to believe, given Nanjiani’s command and his smart, high-energy, somewhat…
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More Theater Reviews

Dirty Little Showtunes. What if Riff and Tony borrowed 'Nardo from Anita?" Either you get that reference or you don't — and if you don't, then you might consider skipping Dirty Little Showtunes. But if you have even a cursory…
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Arthouse movie listings for January 20-26, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. OpenScreening: Open-mike-style screening of film and video work. Submission information at ataopenscreening@atasite.org. Thu., Jan. 21, 8 p.m. $5. "Tropical Paradise": Short experimental film and video work. Fri., Jan. 22, 8 p.m.…
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Calendar, Night&Day White Hot

White Hot

While probing the mysteries of the Comcast channel lineup last year, we discovered the Whitest Kids U' Know, a young sketch comedy troupe that reminded us that televised sketch comedy didn't have to suck. The troupe, which came out of…
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