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Arthouse Movie Listings December 18-24, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Voyeurs & Exhibitionists: The queer video series gets X-tra sexy for Xmas. Wed., Dec. 18, 8 p.m. $7. Shorts from the SFSU Cinema Department: S.F. State's Experimental Documentary Workshop present short films from the 2013…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings Dec. 11-17, 2013

ABCo Art Space. Huckleberry's Ol' Time Movie Nite: Screenings of vintage films starring Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, and other icons — all silent, save for the clickety-clacking sound of the old reel-to-reel projector. Thu., Dec. 12, 8…
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Film, "Bettie Page Reveals All": She Made It Okay for Brunettes to Be Sexy in America

"Bettie Page Reveals All": She Made It Okay for Brunettes to Be Sexy in America

Among the enduring mysteries solved in Mark Mori's documentary Bettie Page Reveals All: Is it "Bettie" or "Betty?" We see various legal documents confirming that it was definitely spelled Bettie, though it was spelled Betty more often than not. But…
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Arthouse Movie Listings December 4-10, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Other Cinema: Puppet Animation: Short films celebrate the art of stop-motion animators from the pre-pixel era. Sat., Dec. 7, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia, San Francisco, 824-3890, Balboa Theater. Art Gods: Two premiere screenings of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bettie Page Reveals All: Pin-Up Legend In Her Own Words

Bettie Page Reveals All: Pin-Up Legend In Her Own Words

For decades, Bettie Page (1923-2008) was a legend -- only, she didn't know it. Around 1957, the pin-up and nudie-cutie queen disappeared without a trace. All kinds of rumors circulated, including greatly exaggerated reports of her death. When Bettie…
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Calendar, Night&Day Doc of the Bay

Doc of the Bay

If you are so excited about documentaries that you always can’t even wait another minute to see one, you’re in luck. Two of the most talked-about documentaries showing during SF Docfest will be previewed Tuesday night at the Roxie. There’s…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mary Go-Round

Mary Go-Round

Mary Van Note comes from the awkward-silence school of humor, meaning she’s the kind of comedian who gets labeled "Andy Kaufman-esque." She also makes wince-inducing sexual references, dresses like a perverted schoolmarm, and doesn't wear makeup — she's kind of…
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Film, Being Bettie

Being Bettie

If you can tell a society by its smut, America in the 1950s couldn't have been just a Frigidaire of repressive hysteria. Hidden somewhere in the closets of Pleasantville and Peyton Place, after all, was a stack of fetish mags…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Kid Stuff for Parents

Kid Stuff for Parents

Wonder Showzen: Season One (MTV) On the surface, the way this MTV2 puppetfest explores adult concepts through a kiddie-show format seems fresh as a Nantucket limerick. But Wonder Showzen's execution is so bold and frankly hilarious that it feels wholly…
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Music, Some Kind of <i>Monster</i>

Some Kind of Monster

"Nothing we do is meant to be a parody or campy joke." Or so says Cramps frontmanimal Lux Interior in the liner notes of the band's latest rarities CD, How to Make a Monster (Vengeance). This may be something of…
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Music, House of Tudor House Of Tudor

House Of Tudor

Aahh, Mike Hunt Publishing. Home to the sadistic and deranged; defender of the derelict and degrading; stalwart foe of political correctness, devout feminism, and generally accepted good taste. A brief skimming of the 2001 catalog offers these must-have beauties: the…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Video Rental Without Leaving the Planet

Perennial winner Le Video isn't just San Francisco's favorite video rental -- it's also one of the globe's top sources for obscure, unusual, underappreciated, and esoteric films. With over 45,000 titles in stock, it's not surprising film buffs from around…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Bucks for Bettie Former San Francisco resident Janet Monaghan, now working for Single Spark Pictures in Santa Monica, says the deal is pretty much on for the first-ever authorized documentary on 1950s bondage pinup queen Bettie Page, due out sometime…
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