After 20 years of modeling and performing, Dita Von Teese is the modern-day ambassador of all things burlesque in the U.S. and abroad, but until recently her live performances have not been seen outside of private high-end events and infrequent one-off engagements.
Casey Cripe creates multi-layered scientifically oriented visualizations that capture data in a way that is truly stunning.
God Bless America is, at it’s core, a rage-fantasy film. It’s a twisted take on the Bonnie and Clyde archetype finding a middle-aged curmudgeon and his female teenage sidekick on a killing spree to rid the world of the scum of American society. Also, it’s hilarious.
Fans of the work of Irish playwright Samuel Beckett can see the latest incarnation of his absurd dark comedy Endgame along with Play starting May 9 at the American Conservatory Theater.
In the taut, gripping first scene of writer-director Zal Batmanglij and co-writer Brit Marling’s elliptical drama and Sundance Festival favorite, Sound of My Voice, a somber, twenty-something couple, Peter Aitken (Christopher Denham) and Lorna Michaelson (Nicole Vicius), drive to an outwardly ordinary house somewhere in the San Fernando Valley.
All good things need to come to a close and so does the 55th year of the San Francisco International Film Festival. After two weeks of bringing films from all around the film to the Bay Area it’s only fitting they should end with a film that expresses just that.
Last night I had the distinct pleasure of attending An Evening with David Sedaris, a benefit for scholarships at California College of the Arts. Seeing Mr. Sedaris in person only amplifies the unique character that he is, a charming and unassuming little man who sweetly talks about everything from his impending colonoscopy to the taxidermied owl he bought his boyfriend Hugh as a Valentine’s Day present.
An open community forum is planned for Monday, May 7, to garner support for the Harding Theater Revitalization Project—a community group dedicated to transforming the old and sadly abandoned Harding Theater on Divisadero Street into a nonprofit center for the arts.