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Calendar, Night&Day A Roving Pack of Raving Santas

A Roving Pack of Raving Santas

It’s impossible to name a filmmaker more unassuming than our own Terry Zwigoff. That particular quality wouldn’t impress us so much if he wasn’t also an artist of bold talent and matchless integrity. His rare onstage appearance with cast members…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings February 29-March 6

The Castro Theatre. Stairway to Heaven and The Music Lovers: Double feature on an RAF pilot who must plead for his life, and a Ken Russell film on the life of Tchaikovsky. Wed., Feb. 29. $7.50-$10. Funny Face and Love…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Low Road

The Low Road

It took filmmaker Terry Zwigoff nine years to make the documentary Crumb, about the underground comic artist of the same name. Zwigoff was broke, suffering chronic back pain so bad it made him contemplate suicide, unable to get investors interested…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse movie listings for October 22-28

Artists' Television Access. "16mm Psychodrama & Mythological Dreamscapes of Sound": Live music and animations, all influenced by ritual and myth. Wed., Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m. $8-$10. Political Advertisement VII (1952-2008): A look at campaign television by Antoni Muntadas and Marshall…
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Film, Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines

Art School Confidential is much like every movie pilfered from the Saturday Night Live playbook, in which the slight giggles of a four-minute sketch are wrung into two-hour yawns. The work upon which it's based is a four-page excerpt from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Geek Love

Geek Love

It was a dark epoch indeed before comics were recognized as one of America's pre-eminent art forms. At one time, these dog-eared periodicals were relegated to cardboard boxes under the beds of 10-year-old boys (and surreptitious discarding by room-cleaning moms).…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

A Christmas Story Here's a match made in heaven: The Coen brothers have tapped Terry Zwigoff to direct a dark comedy for their production company, KL Line. "I'm doing a polish on this script that they co-wrote from their idea,"…
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Music, Various Artists

Various Artists

Several years back -- around the time of John Hughes and Flashdance -- soundtrack albums lost their link to the movies they accompanied, becoming simple marketing tools for major labels with one-hit wonders to slog. Contemporary soundtracks are now so…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

I Love Trouble Even as we speak, a whole lot of favor-trading and arm-twisting is going on off-camera at the S.F. International Film Festival. The annual dance between fest programmers and specialized distributors is more intense than usual this year,…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday august 9 Keep Out! "Our bedrooms tell stories about us," says photographer Adrienne Salinger. "They become the repository for memories, desire, and self-image." For proof, look no further than "Teenagers in Their Bedrooms," an exhibit tied to Salinger's new…
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