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Film, TV Noir Festival: Atomic-Age Paranoia Par Excellence at Roxie

TV Noir Festival: Atomic-Age Paranoia Par Excellence at Roxie

This Saturday night, you can catch Lee Marvin in a Schlitz Playhouse production of a crime story called "Fistful of Love." That is not a MadLib. Then, on Monday, you can see Vincent Price as a missionary in China who…
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Calendar, Night&Day Place Your Bets

Place Your Bets

Art exhibits have no winners. Except when they do. And this one does. Or, it will. Which is to say, you don’t know who the winner is. Until you do. Welcome to “The Abstract,” a show that includes Phil Linhares,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Not That <i>Twilight</i>

Not That Twilight

Rod Serling was born to an amateur inventor and a humble homemaker in the ’20s, went on to fight in World War II, and then enrolled in a physical education program at an oddball liberal arts college in small-town Ohio.…
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Twilight Zone Live

Twilight Zone Live, now in its sixth season at the Dark Room, isn't exactly a tribute to Rod Serling's landmark TV series from the '50s and '60s. It's more like an extended riff on themes only suggested by the show's…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Zone Diet

The Zone Diet

The Twilight Zone episode that was never written may be the zone in which Twilight Zone Live exists, with episodes of the belovedly weird TV show, as re-created at a small black-box theater in the Mission. Maybe that’s not weird…
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Film, All Wet

All Wet

It would be a mighty sweet thing to see M. Night Shyamalan as the great redemptive storyteller he clearly thinks he is — or as he portrays himself in those American Express commercials. Genuine yarn-spinning, even as a doomed ambition,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Let's Twist Again

Let's Twist Again

There's something about The Twilight Zone. While other, crappier horror/sci-fi anthology shows -- The Hitchhiker, Tales From the Darkside, Monsters -- faded away, more than 40 years after its debut the Zone still airs daily in syndication, sucking in yet…
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Calendar, Night&Day Crossroads


It's been a big year for ACT, what with the introduction of a new core acting troupe and the celebration of its 35th anniversary. But the company's most daring artistic endeavor of the season may be The Difficulty of Crossing…
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Zoom Lens

A Town Has Turned to Dust What happens when hard-boiled East Bay filmmaker Rob Nilsson (Heat and Sunlight, Chalk) meets long-departed Twilight Zone maestro Rod Serling? A genuine small-screen curiosity, that's what. A Town Has Turned to Dust, an original…
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