Early on in 42, the Jackie Robinson biopic written and directed by Brian Helgeland (Robin Hood, Green, L.A. Confidential), Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), the co-owner and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, delivers the first of many cringe-worthy lines: “A black man in white baseball.”
For 56 years and counting, the San Francisco International Film Festival has been presenting the world’s most innovative film to the Bay Area. It’s time to gear up for the newest installment beginning April 25 through May 9.
The 56th San Francisco International Film Festival may not begin until April 26 but the films in competition have been announced.
“Thank you for coming out and welcome to my living room” is how Mike Tyson greeted San Francisco on the opening night of his one-man show, Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth, at Orpheum Theater.
As one of the pioneers of early animation, Chuck Jones perfected many of the techniques that would influence and inspire later generations of artists.
Originally from Cologne, Germany, Mario Wagner is an artist and illustrator now living and working in Berkeley after relocating from the Mission District in San Francisco.
As Reggie Watts has grown in popularity, SF comedy fans have watched him move up from Hemlock Tavern’s small stage to multiple sold out gigs at The Independent and a gig at Outside Lands last year. He returns for his second Reggidency at SF Sketchfest, three nights of comedy with a different collaborator each night.