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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Smut Becomes Art

Video of the Day: Smut Becomes Art

Fred Halsted's legend invariably precedes him, for the simple reason that the handful of daring films he made in the 1970s are largely unavailable and rarely shown. One of gay cinema's least polished and most prized pioneers, the SoCal native…
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Calendar, Night&Day Art Porn

Art Porn

Fred Halsted’s legend invariably precedes him, for the simple reason that the handful of daring films he made in the 1970s are largely unavailable and rarely shown. One of gay cinema’s least polished and most prized pioneers, the SoCal native…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sea Worthy

Sea Worthy

Surrounded on three sides by liquid majesty, San Franciscans have a natural affinity for wildwater sports and saltwater sustenance. We’re naturally simpatico with kindred spirits around the globe who explore, defend, and depend on the seven seas. All of these…
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Calendar, Night&Day Millimeter by Millimeter

Millimeter by Millimeter

If there’s a more painstaking and obsessive way of making movies than stop-motion animation, it doesn’t come to mind. Every minute comprises 1,440 frames — 1,440 shots, that is — so stop for a 24th of a second and consider…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Bike Smut 6, Turning Trixxx

Video of the Day: Bike Smut 6, Turning Trixxx

Nothing exercises the hammies and knees like a brisk bicycle ride. Combined with a hearty off-trail shag or blow break, that is. If the benefits of this alterna-biathlon have heretofore escaped your notice, take a gander at Bike Smut, the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Uneasy Rider

Uneasy Rider

When last we saw Jon Jost — and a good long while ago it was — he was giving the middle finger to the U.S.A. and leaving San Francisco for Rome. Twenty years later, the peripatetic and outspoken independent filmmaker…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Silent Film Organist Performs in Spooky, Lovely Grace Cathedral

Video of the Day: Silent Film Organist Performs in Spooky, Lovely Grace Cathedral

For a portion of the population, "church and organ" are synonymous with "church and God." The Lord didn't compose His entrance on the kazoo, did He? Now consider, for a moment, what powerhouse emotions might be summoned if the instrument…
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Calendar, Night&Day Popping Wheelies

Popping Wheelies

Nothing exercises the hammies and knees like a brisk bicycle ride. Combined with a hearty off-trail shag or blow break, that is. If the benefits of this alterna-biathlon have heretofore escaped your notice, take a gander at Bike Smut, the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Does Hell Exist? If So, Who's Going There?

Video of the Day: Does Hell Exist? If So, Who's Going There?

When's the last time you engaged in a thoughtful, stimulating discussion about the existence of hell? Telling your ex (or your health insurance company) to go to hell doesn't count, nor does singing along to "Hell in a Bucket." Eternal…
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Calendar, Night&Day Answered Prayers

Answered Prayers

For a portion of the population, “church and organ” are synonymous with “church and God.” The Lord didn’t compose His entrance on the kazoo, did He? Now consider, for a moment, what powerhouse emotions might be summoned if the instrument…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Fresh Like Cadaver

Video of the Day: Fresh Like Cadaver

Didn't your momma ever tell you it was rude to talk during the movie? Unless, that is, the following conditions exist: The movie is godawful, you're parked on a couch with someone who shares your bad attitude, and you're a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Raising Hell

Raising Hell

When’s the last time you engaged in a thoughtful, stimulating discussion about the existence of hell? Telling your ex (or your health insurance company) to go to hell doesn’t count, nor does singing along to “Hell in a Bucket.” Eternal…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: The Restored <i>Tristana</i> Pricks the Pomposities of the Rich

Video of the Day: The Restored Tristana Pricks the Pomposities of the Rich

Hypocrites stalk the land with impunity, stuffing their faces and pockets while lecturing us proles on the need for self-sacrifice. Lord, we miss the Spanish surrealist and social critic Luis Buñuel, a brave and brilliant filmmaker who spent his career…
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Calendar, Night&Day Revenge Is a Tapas Best Served Cold

Revenge Is a Tapas Best Served Cold

Hypocrites stalk the land with impunity, stuffing their faces and pockets while lecturing us proles on the need for self-sacrifice. Lord, we miss the Spanish surrealist and social critic Luis Buñuel, a brave and brilliant filmmaker who spent his career…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Three Documentaries about Quirky San Francisco

Video of the Day: Three Documentaries about Quirky San Francisco

Flawed human beings that we are, we routinely take for granted the people, places, and traditions that make this city special. One of the gifts of the holiday season is the chance to convey our appreciation with a heartfelt sentiment…
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Calendar, Night&Day Whistle While You're Off Work

Whistle While You're Off Work

Unlike Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney didn’t completely abandon short subjects for features. After all, there was a lot of money in cartoons, especially after television stepped into the role of cut-rate babysitter in the ‘50s. But Disney was just as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Toasting Our Neighbors

Toasting Our Neighbors

Flawed human beings that we are, we routinely take for granted the people, places, and traditions that make this city special. One of the gifts of the holiday season is the chance to convey our appreciation with a heartfelt sentiment…
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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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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Retro Sex Musicals

Video of the Day: Retro Sex Musicals

Local film historian Matthew Kennedy's forthcoming book, Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s, recounts in juicy, gory detail how bloated bombs like Doctor Dolittle, Paint Your Wagon, Star!, and Finian's Rainbow torpedoed the venerable genre as well…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Finally, a Film Festival Devoted to Horror and Dystopian Nightmares

Video of the Day: Finally, a Film Festival Devoted to Horror and Dystopian Nightmares

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival is predicated on the proposition that horror -- and exploitation flicks and dystopian nightmares -- knows no bounds and no borders. (Or season, apparently, for this year's program lands closer to Christmas than…
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