San Francisco Chronicle: Entertainment

  • Restored lost Duvivier classic ‘Panique’ plays at BAMPFA
    Wednesday - 06/28/2017 - 04:26 PM

    French director Julien Duvivier, like many European filmmakers, spent World War II in the comfortable exile of Hollywood, where he made a couple of nice movies (“Lydia,” “Tales of Manhattan”).

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  • Treasure Island festival to take a year off
    Wednesday - 06/28/2017 - 02:39 PM

    Treasure Island Music Festival will not take place this fall, but the event will return with the same name at a new location in 2018, organizers announced on Wednesday, June 28.

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  • Farley Granger’s Hitchcock films screen at Castro Theatre
    Wednesday - 06/28/2017 - 02:39 PM

    Farley Granger’s brief run as a leading man in classic Hollywood is not considered major, and yet he made three unshakable classics:

    The hidden subtext was that he was in the closet, as he details in his 2007 autobiography “Include Me Out.”

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  • Queer hip-hop party celebrates 5th anniversary
    Wednesday - 06/28/2017 - 02:39 PM

    For five years, Swagger Like Us has been creating space for emerging queer hip-hop artists, DJs, dancers — and the people who love them.

    What started as a monthly daytime dance party at El Rio has since exploded into events all over the bay, up and down the West Coast and occasionally even in Australia.

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  • Movies opening Friday, June 29
    Tuesday - 06/27/2017 - 08:40 PM

    Get ready for a wild ride in this bank heist caper movie starring Ansel Elgort in the title role with a supporting cast of Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

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  • Cardboard creations make for sprawling installation
    Tuesday - 06/27/2017 - 08:40 PM

    Featuring work from the Cardboard Institute of Technology artist collective, the San Francisco art and science museum is housing an intricate installation made almost entirely of reused cardboard.

    Aside from some electronic enhancements and the spare usage of wood as a skeletal structure in a few sections, the recycled universe is constructed solely with hot glue and box cutters.

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  • A world-beating combination of keyboard talent
    Tuesday - 06/27/2017 - 05:18 PM

    The piano duo of Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi, who perform as Zofo, boast a wonderful combination of turbulent energy and keen precision, in a musical arena that calls for both qualities.

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  • Stern Grove features locals Fantastic Negrito, Nicki Bluhm
    Tuesday - 06/27/2017 - 05:18 PM

    The second session of the 80th season of the Stern Grove Festival — the yearly 10-week summer concert series — promises to be a gem.

    Bluhm, coming off her performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival 50th anniversary celebration, brings her soulful voice and her band’s infectious country rock and folk sound, while Fantastic Negrito brings his mix of blues and black roots music, which recently won him the Grammy Award for best contemporary blues album.

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  • Marin Shakes invests in ex-con actor
    Tuesday - 06/27/2017 - 03:36 PM

    Upon his parole, he got cast last summer in the title role in the company’s “Othello” as part of its professional season.

    While many Bay Area theaters have social justice or education programs, most keep that work separate from what they produce on a main stage.

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  • ‘The Big Sick’ is a romantic girlfriend-in-a-coma movie
    Tuesday - 06/27/2017 - 02:24 PM

    There’s something to be said for staying perfectly still and saying nothing and allowing the other person to discover their true feelings.

    Written by Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and his wife, Emily V.

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