Film & Photography

31 Aug 2020

SF DocFest 2020 Preview

Coronavirus concerns have curbed holding the 19th annual San Francisco Documentary Film Festival (aka DocFest) live.  So this year DocFest attendees will have to do without drinking parties at a nearby Mission District bar or opportunities to meet a filmmaker in real life.   Fortunately, despite a general lack of live

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14 Aug 2020

Even More of the Best Stuff on Netflix This Month

In TV terms, August is a great month for catching up on series you’ve heard about but haven’t seen yet.  The second half of Netflix’s August offers a chance to catch well-regarded sequels to “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and the original “The Karate Kid.”  Or for those who wonder how

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14 Aug 2020

Dark Comedy “The Smoots” is a New Short Film About Losing Your Job

How can four of the most terrifying words you can utter in English right now (“I lost my job,” duh) turn into the stuff of dark comedy? The answer to that question comes in the short film “The Smoots,” which is now available on YouTube. The film is directed by

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03 Aug 2020

The Best Stuff on Netflix in August 2020

If you’ve never been exposed to the weirdness of a Charlie Kaufman scripted film, Netflix this month offers the opportunity to see two of his classics. But that’s not the only interesting thing coming out on Netflix in the next couple of weeks. There’s an acclaimed recounting of a dubious

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03 Aug 2020

What the Porn Industry Can Learn from Black Lives Matter

Black bodies experience an intense amount of fetishization, and this is not to be conflated with appreciation or care for black people. Porn and culture often mirror each other, which affects the type of pornography that is readily available. If you believe Black Lives Matter, you should ensure that Black lives matter in all of your behavior – including your porn consumption. How we view, respect, and value Black sex workers is crucial for equality.

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27 Jul 2020

Support Aunt Charlie’s by Watching this Vicki Marlane Documentary

Adjacent to the icon Aunt Charlie’s, the Tenderloin District’s last working class drag bar, there’s a little-known name tucked away on the Turk Street sign between Jones and Taylor that simply says: Vicki Mar Lane. But who was Vicki Marlane, and why was a street named after her in her honor?

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25 Jul 2020

Help Stanley Roberts Make ‘Caught Misbehaving’ Independent!

We live in an age of Karens. Cell-phone videos of people acting like entitled, boorish, and shockingly racist assholes are so in-demand that reporter Dion Lim of ABC affiliate KGOTV has said it might be time to take a break (Her producers, for whom such clips no doubt yield tons

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20 Jul 2020

Catch The Roxie Mixtape-In-Place Festival

Hey, remember when the Roxie Theater offered people a chance to turn life under quarantine into cinema with its Mixtape-In-Place competition?  As it turned out, the response was impressive.  Well over 100 submissions of films lasting 3 minutes or less in various genres got submitted for the competition.  Since part

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