Film & Photography

05 Jun 2020

Comisery: The Science Fiction/Dark Comedy Web Series w/ an Asian-American Cast

How can you laugh at the craziness of life under coronavirus lockdown? How about turning such an existence into a dark science fiction comedy? That’s the approach taken by the new Chopso webseries “Comisery.” It’s accessible for free to anyone who has a Facebook account. “Comisery” is co-directed and co-written

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29 May 2020

What To Watch on Netflix in June

This June sees Netflix bringing films which dispel the notion that it’s only interested in showing movies made in the last twenty years. However, this is a mixed blessing. On one hand, you’ve got Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” and Alicia Silverstone in “Clueless,” an off-kilter adaptation of Jane

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19 May 2020

The ‘Shelter in Place’ Film Competition by ROXIE Theater!

It’s your chance to show the world how you’ve been able to convert the raw materials surrounding you in your shelter into a short original film.

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08 May 2020

Photos of a Closed Down San Francisco

Guest Post by James Conrad My name is James Conrad, and I am a photographer living and working in San Francisco, California, with one principal focus of my craft being live musical performance. On Friday, 16 March 2020, I was at the Mechanics’ Institute, a private library located at 57

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06 May 2020

The First Ever Streaming Theatre Festival is Coming & It Looks Amazing

PlayGround is bringing the theatre to you! This month marks the 25th year of PlayGround’s commitment to producing new developed works for the stage! Twenty-five! That’s almost how old you are. Wow. Normally showcasing their new works on the San Francisco Potrero and Berkeley Rep stages, this quarantine time calls for a thoughtful restructuring. PlayGround presents their first ever Zoom theatre festival, coming to a home near you! And surprise – most of the programming is FREE!

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04 May 2020

Even More Great Netflix Gems to Keep You Sane Right Now

The cream of Netflix’s offerings in the second half of May include a flower sculpture competition, new comedy specials from Patton Oswalt and Hannah Gadsby, and Steve Carell turning the Orange Skull’s newest military initiative into a workplace comedy. There’s also a highly praised thriller starring Adam Sandler which frankly

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29 Apr 2020

The Best Stuff on Netflix Right Now

Netflix’s bounty of TV and cinematic riches can be an entertainment godsend in these sheltering in place times. For those having acute cases of FOMO, though, catching the new season of “Riverdale” might mean missing out on something equally good because it’s outside their comfort zone. In hopes of directing

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24 Apr 2020

The Best Streaming Arthouse Films Right Now

Since the last piece on alternative film streaming options was written, the continuation of the coronavirus crisis has brought an expansion of theaters and festivals doing video streaming. Most notably, the Roxie Theater is no longer the only local theater doing Virtual Cinema.  It’s now been joined by the Lee

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