San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/frontpage/19009%20at%20http%3A/pixel_vision/2009/12/18/scene-nice-collective-designs-community-0 en VOTE NOW! BEST OF THE BAY 2014 READERS POLL IS HERE http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/calavera_mariachi.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Our 40th annual Best of the Bay issue is coming Oct. 15!&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px;">This year's theme is Dia de los Muertos, in celebration of true Bay Area spirit.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20px;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/08/26/best-bay-2014-coming"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Best of the Bay 2014 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:43:26 +0000 admin 31167 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Ron Conway’s attack on Campos fails to persuade actual feminists http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/22/ron-conway%E2%80%99s-attack-campos-fails-persuade-actual-feminists <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-22%20at%205.03.03%20PM_0.png" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Mailer quoted Mauryne Lees: "My daughter was killed by a domestic abuser...I am shocked that David Campos supported [Mirkarimi]"</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Remember when deep-pocketed tech investor Ron Conway <a href="http://48hillsonline.org/2014/05/12/breaking-billionaire-trying-to-buy-17th-assembly-district-race/">poured hefty cash into an independent expenditure committee</a> to finance campaign mailers designed to smear Assembly candidate Sup. David Campos, by equating his vote to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi with support for murderous domestic abusers?</p> <p>Well, those ads carried little sway with the National Organization for Women, California’s largest feminist organization. The statewide group’s political action committee sent out a press release Mon/22 to announce its endorsement of Campos for California Assembly District 17. In addition to listing some positive things Campos has done for women, such as creating a 25-foot buffer zone at the Planned Parenthood Clinic near St. Luke’s Hospital to protect women from harassment by anti-abortion activists, NOW’s press release specifically berated his opponents for these “misleading attacks.” <span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/22/ron-conway%E2%80%99s-attack-campos-fails-persuade-actual-feminists"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:47:22 +0000 rebecca 31334 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Golden Gate unions to strike this week, stall commutes http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/22/golden-gate-unions-strike-week-stall-commutes <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/ggb_strike.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">IMAGE COURTESY GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE LABOR COALITION</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The Golden Gate Bridge Labor coalition announced it will strike this week, impacting commutes via bridge or ferries, and perhaps both.</p> <p>Thirteen unions in the Golden Gate Highway and Transportation District are members of the coalition, whose talks with the district stalled today, representatives told us.</p> <p>It is still unclear which unions in the coalition will strike, but commutes will definitely be affected, Alex Tonisson, co-chair of the Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition said.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/22/golden-gate-unions-strike-week-stall-commutes"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> BART strikes Golden Gate Bridge strikes transit transit strike Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:11:05 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31333 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Ellis Act evictor immortalized on a condom at Folsom Street Fair http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/22/ellis-act-evictor-immortalized-condom-folsom-street-fair <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/Halprin_Condoms.jpeg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="405"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend">The face of Jack Halprin, Google attorney and evictor, emblazoned on a condom wrapper. "Eviction Protection," get it? Puns! <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">IMAGE COURTESY EVICTION FREE SF</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Now you can don rubbers against evictions.</p> <p>Activists engaged in eviction "protection" of a different sort this Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair, as they handed out condoms with packages adorned by the face of Ellis Act evictor, Jack Halprin.</p> <p>No doubt much boning ensued <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/18/folsom-special-zbornak-wants-rock-your-dikpix">after the kinky leather fetish fair</a>, and some of those copulations may have utilized the Halprin-condoms. But why are the protesters equating him with a rubber ejaculate receptacle?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/22/ellis-act-evictor-immortalized-condom-folsom-street-fair"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Eviction Free SF Folsom Street Fair Jack Halprin Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:53:03 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31332 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com The Payback – Help end family homelessness http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/promo/2014/09/22/payback-%E2%80%93-help-end-family-homelessness <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/Payback.jpg" alt="" title="" width="197" height="300"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; color: #222222; font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;"><em>The Payback</em></span></strong><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">, a partnership between Positive Legacy and funk band, the New Mastersounds is bringing awareness and support surrounding family homelessness in San Francisco through two benefit concerts at the Great American Music Hall (GAMH) onSeptember 26 &amp; 27, 2014. The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Compass Family Services.&nbsp;</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/promo/2014/09/22/payback-%E2%80%93-help-end-family-homelessness"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:34:15 +0000 Guardian Promo 31331 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part two (Asia and beyond) http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/22/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-two-asia-and-beyond <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/maidan.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Sergei Loznitsa's powerful Ukraine doc <em>Maidan</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy of TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-one">here</a>!</em></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Zhang Yimou's <em>Ju Dou</em> (1990) was an unofficial remake of the American film noir <em>The Postman Always Rings Twice</em> (1946) — and it was also a showcase for the 25-year-old Gong Li. I've grown up with each of his films over the past decades, including classics <em>To Live</em> (1994) and <em>The Road Home</em> (1999). His latest, <em>Coming Home</em> (China), is his most gut-wrenching film yet.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/22/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-two-asia-and-beyond"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:12:53 +0000 cheryl 31330 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Franklin Delano Roosevelt: His 1932 speech to the Commonwealth Club previewed the New Deal http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/bruce/2014/09/21/franklin-delano-roosevelt-his-1932-speech-commonwealth-club-previewed-new-deal <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><br />By Bruce B. Brugmann&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Ken Burns' documentary on the Roosevelts, broadcast last week by KQED, &nbsp;was a stunning achievement and the best work Burns has done. It previewed key elements of the New Deal and provided historic context and relevance for the progressive politics of San Francisco and California. But it didn't mention a key local angle, FDR's famous speech to the Commonwealth Club on Sept. 21, 1932, in the heat of his winning campaign for president.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/bruce/2014/09/21/franklin-delano-roosevelt-his-1932-speech-commonwealth-club-previewed-new-deal"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Bruce Brugmann Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:58:20 +0000 bruce 31329 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Double Duchess is back, and this time they've brought Kelly Osbourne http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/19/double-duchess-back-and-time-theyve-brought-kelly-osbourne <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/double%20duchess.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Double Duchess say "Happy Friday, kiddos."</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY SHOT IN THE CITY PHOTOGRAPHY</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Is the drab Friday weather outside getting you down as you gear up for a weekend full of <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/category/topic/folsom-street-fair" target="_blank">leather- and whip-filled debauchery</a>?</p> <p>Never fear! You just need a dose of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Double-Duchess/122773131110997?ref=br_tf" target="_blank">Double Duchess</a>, the Bay's favorite queer electro duo, who invited Kelly Osbourne to do a <em>Jem and the Holograms</em>-style bit in this video for "Good Girl Freak Out," which also features LA's Future People.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/19/double-duchess-back-and-time-theyve-brought-kelly-osbourne"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Double Duchess Music video New Music Emma Silvers Sat, 20 Sep 2014 00:35:37 +0000 Emma Silvers 31326 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com TIFF 2014: Foreign favorites, part one http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-one <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/48zLox__mrturner_02_o4__8022081__1406663971.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Timothy Spall in <em>Mr. Turner</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy of TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/tiff-2014-joshua-oppenheimers-look-silence">here</a>!</em></p> <p>** Working steadily for over 40 years, achieving more than 20 features, Mike Leigh has stayed true to his "kitchen sink realism" aesthetic. Contemporary audiences could all too easily take him for granted. His latest, <em>Mr. Turner</em> (UK), is a rigorous and immensely rewarding journey that explores the life of British artist J. M. W. Turner (1775-1851).&nbsp;</p> <p>Spall won the award for Best Actor at this year's Cannes Film Festival, not just for emulating Turner's cartoonish and almost frightening physique, but also inhabiting and truly expressing the ghastly terror one struggles with after the death of a loved one. Recalling Jane Campion's dazzling <em>An Angel at My Table</em> (1990), Leigh's film places emphasis on the immense difficulties that an artists put themselves — and the others around them — through, and cinematographer Dick Pope (who has shot ten of Leigh's films since 1990, and won a special jury award at Cannes for his work on <em>Mr. Turner</em>) gives every frame an almost spiritual look.&nbsp;</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/tiff-2014-foreign-favorites-part-one"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:13:03 +0000 cheryl 31325 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Lawsuit alleges Lee campaign accepted illegal donations from undercover agent http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/19/lawsuit-alleges-lee-campaign-accepted-illegal-donations-undercover-agent <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-19%20at%201.22.34%20PM.png" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>By Max Cherney</em></p> <p>Mayor Ed Lee has been named in a civil lawsuit that alleges he conspired to accept bribes in the form of illegal campaign contributions from an undercover FBI agent involved in the far-reaching federal corruption and racketeering probe into State Sen. Leland Yee, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, and 26 other defendants. The lawsuit is being leveled by an attorney working on Shrimp Boy’s behalf.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/19/lawsuit-alleges-lee-campaign-accepted-illegal-donations-undercover-agent"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:36:37 +0000 rebecca 31324 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Questions of the week: Who is the walrus? And who is Liam Neeson gonna take down next? New movies! http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/questions-week-who-walrus-and-who-liam-neeson-gonna-take-down-next-new-movie <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/CabinetDrCaligari.5.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">The SF Silent Film Festival's "Silent Autumn" includes a restored version of 1920's <em>The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari</em>.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SF SILENT FILM FESTIVAL</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>If Jesse Hawthorne Ficks' ongoing Pixel Vision posts about the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival have you longing for your own festival experience, check out the San Francisco Silent Film Festival's one-day "<a href="http://www.silentfilm.org/">Silent Autumn</a>" series at the <a href="http://www.castrotheatre.com/">Castro Theatre</a>, as well as Cine+Mas' <a href="http://www.sflatinofilmfestival.org/">San Francisco Latino Film Festival</a>, which opens tonight at the Brava Theater and runs through Sept. 27 at various venues.</p> <p>First-run picks o' the week include Liam Neeson's latest lone-wolf action movie, an ensemble movie starring Tina Fey and Jason Bateman, and Kevin Smith's new joint, in which Justin Long turns into a walrus. Yep, you read that right. Read on for reviews and trailers!</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/19/questions-week-who-walrus-and-who-liam-neeson-gonna-take-down-next-new-movie"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Guardian Staff Writers Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:23:33 +0000 cheryl 31323 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Dave Chappelle kept me up until 5am this morning and I'm still trying to process what just happened http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/dave-chappelle-kept-me-until-5am-morning-and-im-still-trying-process-what-ju <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/chappelle.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">This is Dave Chappelle on a night that was not last night, because I followed the rules and did not take photos.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>The first time I saw <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-Chappelle/108028792558528" target="_blank">Dave Chappelle</a> perform live was 10 years and three months ago, in a large, echo-y gymnasium at UC San Diego. It was my 20th birthday and I was <em>so</em> <em>excited</em>.&nbsp;</p> <p>This was June of 2004, and the comedian was at the absolute peak of his <a href="http://www.cc.com/shows/chappelle-s-show" target="_blank"><em>Chappelle's Show</em></a> fame, which meant he suddenly found himself performing for sports arenas full of college kids who had neither the patience nor the decorum (nor the sobriety) to actually sit and listen to a standup comic performing material, choosing instead to holler "<a href="http://www.vulture.com/2014/02/10th-anniversary-of-im-rick-james-bitch-chappelle.html" target="_blank">I'M RICK JAMES, BITCH!</a>" or "WHAT!" and "YEAH!" in <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoWEESRrNK8" target="_blank">Lil Jon</a> voices at random — in reference, of course, to their favorite <em>Chappelle's Show</em> impressions. <span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/dave-chappelle-kept-me-until-5am-morning-and-im-still-trying-process-what-ju"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Comedy Dave Chappelle The Punchline Emma Silvers Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:25:59 +0000 Emma Silvers 31322 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com Head First: On "dysfunction," freaking out, and my huge, THC-fueled orgasms http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sexsf/2014/09/18/dysfunction-freaking-out-and-my-huge-thc-fueled-orgasms <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/HeadFirst2.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>I have very little experience with marijuana — mostly because I’m from a small, East Coast town where such a substance is referred to as “the Devil’s lettuce.”&nbsp; So when Mathew Gerson, founder and inventor of the THC lube, Foria, offered me the opportunity to test out his new product, I was intrigued.&nbsp;</p> <p>Foria is supposed to enhance female sexual pleasure. I’ve personally never had issues with orgasms (I can hump a chair and come), but I was interested to see how some oil could make them feel even better. So I decided to try it.<span class="read-more"><a href="/sexsf/2014/09/18/dysfunction-freaking-out-and-my-huge-thc-fueled-orgasms"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Head First Krissy Eliot Marijuana Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:13:17 +0000 steven 31321 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com The intern behind an epic blunder: Docs illuminate Asiana fake pilots’ names debacle http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/18/intern-behind-epic-blunder-docs-illuminate-asiana-fake-pilots%E2%80%99-names-debacle <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-18%20at%201.44.33%20PM.png" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">The embarrassing KTVU news segment became an instant YouTube hit.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Remember when a July 2013 KTVU-TV news broadcast went viral and caused jaws to drop because the anchorwoman <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/KTVU-producers-fired-over-Asiana-pilots-fake-4685627.php">read out fake, offensive pilots’ names</a> in the wake of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/18/intern-behind-epic-blunder-docs-illuminate-asiana-fake-pilots%E2%80%99-names-debacle"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:19:12 +0000 rebecca 31320 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com TIFF 2014: Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Look of Silence' http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/tiff-2014-joshua-oppenheimers-look-silence <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/nZYQ6D__lookofsilence_01_o4__8263505__1406647156.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title"><em>The Look of Silence</em></div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO COURTESY OF TIFF</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><em>Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports from the recent 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. Previous installment <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/09/17/hockey-drums-pianos-and-trashy-movies-passions-ruled-tiff-2014">here</a>!</em></p> <p>News broke earlier this week that Joshua Oppenheimer — the Texas-born, Copenhagen-based filmmaker who scored an Oscar nomination for 2012's harrowing <em>The Act of Killing</em> — received a MacArthur "Genius Grant." Not a bad follow-up to the Toronto screening of his latest Indonesia-set doc, <em>The Look of Silence&nbsp;</em>(Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/UK), which is both a direct sequel to <em>Killing</em> and a complete stand-alone work. Either way, it's one of the most powerful documentaries I have ever experienced. (It's due in theaters in summer 2015.)</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/09/18/tiff-2014-joshua-oppenheimers-look-silence"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Toronto International Film Festival 2014 Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:24:33 +0000 cheryl 31319 at http://69-22-180-115.sfbg.com