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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Shreve & Co. is S.F.'s Brightest Diamond

Tourism For Locals: Shreve & Co. is S.F.'s Brightest Diamond

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, then the rock sitting on Dame San Francisco's hand must be from Shreve & Co. -- San Francisco's iconic luxury jeweler based here since 1854.…
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Arthouse Movie Listings June 4-10, 2014

Artists' Television Access. Generation Loss Video Album Release Party & Screening: With live music by White Pee, plus short films by David Gantz, Zoe Leonard, Mike Stoltz, and more. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. $10. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890,…
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Arthouse Movie Listings May 14-20, 2014

Artists' Television Access. SFSU Experimental Cinema & Experimental Documentary Workshop Screenings: Instructors Greta Snider and Natalie Tsui present two programs of student experimental film works. Thu., May 15, 7 & 9 p.m. Free. Other Cinema: Optronica: Electronic/experimental music & film…
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Film, "Fading Gigolo": Late in Life Career Changes

"Fading Gigolo": Late in Life Career Changes

Written and directed by John Turturro, Fading Gigolo tells the story of struggling Brooklyn florist Fioravante (Turturro), whose best friend Murray (Woody Allen) convinces him to become a male prostitute — with Murray as his pimp, of course — starting…
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Film, Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts: United Under the Banner of "People Are Amazing"

Oscar-Nominated Documentary Shorts: United Under the Banner of "People Are Amazing"

To ascribe a general theme to the Academy's chosen contenders for superlative short-form documentary, let's borrow a line from prelapsarian Woody Allen: "Human beings, wow." Just a few degrees away from some wry Christopher Guest leg-pull, Jeffrey Karoff's commendably sincere…
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Dining, Eat Gaspare's: Cheesy Fun in the Richmond

Gaspare's: Cheesy Fun in the Richmond

Plastic grapelights hang in the windows, glowing green and pink underneath the restaurant's old-school neon sign. Inside, the dining room's ceiling is crawling with fake grapevines and straw-bottomed chianti bottles hanging from the dusty rafters. On the walls are vivid…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Blue Jasmine</i> Could Have Been Filmed in Front of a Blue Screen of San Francisco

Blue Jasmine Could Have Been Filmed in Front of a Blue Screen of San Francisco

Like you've been saying you're going to get around to this weekend, I saw Blue Jasmine. And I loved it. But, for all the locally generated hype, Blue Jasmine doesn't just utterly fail as a San Francisco movie, it fails…
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Film, "Blue Jasmine": Woody Allen Turns a New Yorker Loose in S.F.

"Blue Jasmine": Woody Allen Turns a New Yorker Loose in S.F.

After London, Paris, and Rome, Woody Allen's travelogue period has brought him to San Francisco for the first time since 1969. Blue Jasmine features locations that are familiar to moviegoers (Pacific Heights, yawn) and others probably making their first and…
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A Walkthrough of Woody Allen's S.F.-Based Movie "Blue Jasmine" on the Occasion of There Being a Trailer

San Francisco caught Woody Allen fever last year as residents tracked his every move while he was filming in the city. The phenomenon became known on twitter as #woodyspotting. The famed director was seen filming everywhere from a shady corner…
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Film, Film Feature Summer Movie Preview: The Blockbusters and Arthouse Films that Love on San Francisco and/or Smash It

Summer Movie Preview: The Blockbusters and Arthouse Films that Love on San Francisco and/or Smash It

Still from Fruitvale Station Summer's the time for the big and the loud and the expensive, movie-wise. Our tolerance (or need) for such things must rise during the hot months, for reasons as yet unknown to science. Some of…
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Where Monsters Love to Tread: The City Certainly Lends Itself to Picturesque Disaster, Doesn't It?

In retrospect, it was sporting of Star Trek Into Darkness to retain San Francisco as headquarters for the United Federation of Planets. Things have come a long way since that other Trek movie, the whale-saving one, back in the late…
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Calendar, Night&Day Quick Brit

Quick Brit

Actor and comedian Simon Amstell has been a performer for most of his life in the UK, co-writing and starring in the BBC2 sitcom Grandma’s House, hosting the game show Never Mind the Bollocks, and he also recently premiered his…
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Film, "A Late Quartet": More of a Minor Lift

"A Late Quartet": More of a Minor Lift

Woody Allen has been known to suggest that, in directing a good movie, much of the battle lies in casting. Were that entirely true, the Philip Seymour Hoffman- , Catherine Keener- , and Christopher Walken-starring A Late Quartet would be…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Femmepire Records: Sisyphus, Barbie, and the National Femme Authentication Bureau

Femmepire Records: Sisyphus, Barbie, and the National Femme Authentication Bureau

Femmepire Records is a series of interviews on femme identity. Click here for the elevator pitch and first interview.Here's Sarah Terez Rosenblum:In a few words, define femme. I don't have some boundary-pushing definition to offer (like "femme" plays with conventional…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Old School Woody Allen Stand-Up

Video of the Day: Old School Woody Allen Stand-Up

In case you hadn't heard, Woody Allen is in town shooting a new movie. Since we've yet to run into him wandering about the town (that he called "charming"), we thought we'd shake his hand electronically with this video…
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News, The Snitch Woody Allen Films in Downtown S.F.

Woody Allen Films in Downtown S.F.

 For years, Woody Allen has traveled the globe shooting movies in some of the world's most beautiful cities. Now, after over four decades, Allen has returned to San Francisco to film his newest comedy. Today, Woody Allen filmed part…
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Film, "To Rome, with Love": Woody Allen Maintains His Status Quo

"To Rome, with Love": Woody Allen Maintains His Status Quo

In Woody Allen's new film, To Rome with Love, people — like, really young people — still talk, improbably, about "neuroses." Horny, middle-age businessmen actually stand around the water cooler and ogle the hot secretary, as in the Playboy cartoons…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Woody Allen to Shoot Next Film Here, Calls S.F. "Charming"

Woody Allen to Shoot Next Film Here, Calls S.F. "Charming"

Woody Allen is known as somewhat of a California hater. In Annie Hall, he said of L.A., "I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Bookish Affair

A Bookish Affair

It was a good year for Woody Allen, 1978. He won his first Oscar for Annie Hall and an O. Henry award for “The Kugelmass Episode.” Published in The New Yorker, the short story follows a humanities professor who, in…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

The 84th Academy Awards: a Timeline

People plan parties around this stuff, so we assume you probably watched too. But just in case you didn't, here's a timeline of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony. They make it this long just to mess with us all,…
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