The San Francisco Documentary Festival (aka DocFest) has long earned its reputation for cheerfully screwing with the familiar air of film festival stodginess. Sure, DocFest presents film screenings and appearances by film talent, just like other film festivals. But do other festivals also present a heavy metal karaoke party, a chance to ridicule bad art with like-minded others, or “Breakfast Club” Bingo?
One of the world’s finest examples of terrible art was brazenly stolen from 518 Gallery in the Mission, in front of dozens of witnesses, including the painting’s buyer and the festival’s organizers. The caper gone wrong, ended in betrayal and blackmail.
This is going to be fun, opening night with delicious beers, pizza, and a great film all going off in the Mission, SF
Tech fueled artist salon this week, mind bending dance performances, queer inspired party photography, and tons of other great events and openings. You really shouldn’t sleep, there is art everywhere right now. BY KIRSTEN CHEN