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Calendar, Night&Day A Savage Ere

A Savage Ere

When Basque painter Jose Sistiaga premiered his nonsensically titled abstract film ere erera baleibu icik subua aruaren in Madrid in 1970, artists had been practicing his painstaking technique of painting directly on individual frames of film stock for most of…
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Film, Wandering Spain with the lone wolf of Jim Jarmusch's <i>Limits of Control</i>

Wandering Spain with the lone wolf of Jim Jarmusch's Limits of Control

Jim Jarmusch's anonymous antihero hitman (French-Ivorian actor Isaach De Bankolé), identified in the credits of The Limits of Control as the Lone Man, exists only in terms of his unspecified mission. The Lone Man is introduced in an overhead shot…
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Music, BeatBox Iberican Boys

Iberican Boys

Chus & Ceballos coined the term "Iberican" (an amalgam of Iberian and American) to define their aesthetic. While their slang has yet to catch on, the duo's music has elevated their international stature — they're currently the most famous dance…
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Film, Den of Iniquity

Den of Iniquity

A bit of advice when considering whether to see Bear Cub, a lovely new drama from Spanish director Miguel Albaladejo: Ignore the title. Also, if you would, please bypass the cringe-worthy pun of the tag line, "Parenthood is about to…
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Film, The Zero Effect

The Zero Effect

When it made the rounds of the gay and lesbian film festivals last year, Km. 0 (Kilometer Zero) found itself the winner of several audience awards -- prizes voted on by festivalgoers themselves for the feature they happened to enjoy…
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Dining, Eat

East Meets Zest

When undertaking the task of reviewing a restaurant, the first step is to round up a troupe of fellow food-lovers, food-lovers who will have something interesting to say about the food they'll be devouring and who won't be squeamish about…
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A Masterpiece Returns

The Saragossa Manuscript Directed by Wojciech Has. Written by Tadeusz Kwiatkowski; based on the novel by Jan Potocki. Music by Krzysztof Penderecki. Starring Zbigniew Cybulski, Iga Cembrzynska, and Aleksander Fogiel. Opens Friday at the Castro. It is the fate of…
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Film, Film


It is the fate of some films to be so influential as to make themselves obsolete. Such is almost the case with Wojciech Has&185; 1965 Polish masterpiece The Saragossa Manuscript. While largely unseen in the U.S., Has&185; wacky epic clearly…
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Dining, Eat

Hacienda de Happiness

El Patio Espanol Spanish Cultural Center, 2850 Alemany (at Farragut), 587-5117. Open for lunch Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for Sunday brunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to…
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Love Junkie

Pedro Almodovar has defined his cinematic career as a rejection of Franco's Spain, so it is odd, in his new film, The Flower of My Secret, to find him embracing the Spanish equivalent of family values. Almodovar moved by himself…
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Dog Bites

Kaiser Kibosh Call it "showdown at the HMO corral." At high noon on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, ACT UP/Golden Gate plans to protest what it calls substandard care for the HIV-positive and other patients at the Kaiser Permanente Medical…
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