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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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    Film,

    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

    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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    Film,

    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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    News,

    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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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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