San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://film.www.sfbg.com/ en Festival-sized doses of art, food, and technology at Portland's TBA fest http://film.www.sfbg.com/pixel_vision/2014/10/01/festival-sized-doses-art-food-and-technology-portlands-tba-fest <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/TimHecker_TsuyoshiSuzuki_2.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">Noise artist Tim Hecker showered TBA attendees with sound.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Tsuyoshi Suzuki</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">As the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (<a href="http://pica.org/">PICA</a>) presented the 12th iteration of the <a href="http://pica.org/programs/tba-festival/">Time-Based Art&nbsp;Festival</a> September 11-21, two newer festivals (<a href="http://www.feastportland.com/">Feast Portland</a> and <a href="http://2014.xoxofest.com/">XOXO</a>)&nbsp;also peppered the Rose City with foodie events and tech talk galore.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">TBA, under the artistic direction of Angela Mattox, formerly the performing arts curator at San Francisco’s <a href="http://www.ybca.org">Yerba Buena Center for the Arts</a>, emphasized music and vocal experiments in this year’s program. The international festival is distinct in its presenting platform and density of experimental performance, making it well worth the hour flight to Oregon from San Francisco.</span></p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"> </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/pixel_vision/2014/10/01/festival-sized-doses-art-food-and-technology-portlands-tba-fest"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> food Performance Time-Based Art Festival Travel Julie Potter Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:32:27 +0000 cheryl 31411 at http://film.www.sfbg.com The Aislers Set reunion welcomed with open arms, nostalgia at The Chapel http://film.www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/10/01/aislers-set-reunion-welcomed-open-arms-nostalgia-chapel <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/aislers%20set%202.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 Aislers Set at The Chapel Sept. 28</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>By Rebecca Huval</strong></p> <p>After an 11-year hiatus, dream-pop lovables <a href="http://www.aislersset.com/"><span class="s1">The Aislers Set</span></a> played to a sold-out room swooning with nostalgia at <a href="http://www.thechapelsf.com" target="_blank">The Chapel</a> Sunday night.</p> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Singer-songwriter AV Linton sang catchy melodies backed by a curtain of reverb and Yoshi Nakamoto’s chest-thumping, punk-infused drumbeats. Unlike the typical audience of young rapscallions drawn to Valencia, this late ‘90s band surfaced the 30- and 40-year-olds — and even had them jumping and dancing past 11pm on a Sunday. </span><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/10/01/aislers-set-reunion-welcomed-open-arms-nostalgia-chapel"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Live Review Slumberland Records The Aislers Set the Chapel Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:19:06 +0000 Emma Silvers 31410 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Bearing it all http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/bearing-it-all <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> Keith Hennessy offers a work-in-progress showing of solo 'Bear/Skin' </p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-dance_StreetBear.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">Ursa major: Hennessy in costume on Market Street</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>DANCE</strong> Whatever else Keith Hennessy's homespun ritual <em>Bear/Skin</em> offered its audience last Wednesday night at the Joe Goode Annex, it brought the rain. One night's worth fell on the thirsty ground and into a record-making drought, displaying itself marvelously on the clothes and flattened hair of the last audience members to wander in as Hennessy walked about the postindustrial performance space in fuchsia track shorts prepping the show, his first solo since 2008's Bessie-winning <em>Crotch</em>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/bearing-it-all"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Dance Volume 49, Issue 01 Robert Avila Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:08:42 +0000 admin 31409 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Drag queens win, Facebook says "real name" changes coming http://film.www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/10/01/drag-queens-win-faceboook-says-real-name-changes-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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/SisterRoma_FB.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 SISTER ROMA</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Put on your six-inch pumps and throw some glitter, the drag queens have won.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">After the newest round of negotiations with Facebook today, the social-media giant bowed to pressure and told Sup. David Campos, drag queens, and other activists it would change its controversial "real name" policy</span></p> <p>"Drag queens spoke, and Facebook listened," Campos told us in a phone interview just after the announcement was made.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/10/01/drag-queens-win-faceboook-says-real-name-changes-coming"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Facebook Sister Roma Supervisor David Campos Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:20:54 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31408 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Awesome! http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/awesome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>SUPER EGO</strong> Awesome Tapes From Africa comes to the Bay Area -- with his awesome African cassettes. Plus more global nightlife flavor this week with Kafana Balkan and D'Marc Cantu.</p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-ego.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:marke@sfbg.com">marke@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/awesome"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Super Ego Volume 49, Issue 01 Awesome Tapes From Africa Icee Hot Kafana Balkan Nightlife Party Radar Super Ego Marke B. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:22:13 +0000 admin 31407 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Cel mates http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/cel-mates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Mill Valley Film Festival screens vintage and innovative animated features</p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-film_animation_boyandtheworld.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"><I>The Boy and the World </I></div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:arts@sfbg.com">arts@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/cel-mates"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 49, Issue 01 Mill Valley Film Festival 2014 Dennis Harvey Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:07:18 +0000 admin 31406 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Bridgeworthy http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/bridgeworthy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>More Mill Valley Film Festival picks</p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-film_blurbs_cloudsofsilsmaria.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">"Clouds of Sils Maria"</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/bridgeworthy"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 49, Issue 01 Mill Valley Film Festival 2014 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:57:51 +0000 admin 31405 at http://film.www.sfbg.com You better recognize http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/you-better-recognize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Under-the-radar artists (and a misunderstood legend) get their due in Mill Valley Film Fest doc</p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-film_docs_plasticman.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"><I>Plastic Man </I>Jerry Ross Barrish and his creations</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL</strong> The Mill Valley Film Festival opens with selections by Oscar nominees (<em>Men, Women &amp; Children</em> director Jason Reitman), winners (<em>The Homesman</em> director Tommy Lee Jones), and multiple winners (Hilary Swank stars in <em>The Homesman</em>). But while MVFF prides itself on star power, it's also a champion of unsung artists, exemplified by a quartet of documentaries in this year's lineup.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/you-better-recognize"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Review Volume 49, Issue 01 Mill Valley Film Festival 2014 Cheryl Eddy Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:32:16 +0000 admin 31404 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Strictly speaking http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/strictly-speaking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year</p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/lucinda%20williams.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Lucinda Williams plays Friday at 4:30pm at the Star Stage.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-gallery-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-music_left_tweedy.jpg?1412192027" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-music_left_deltron3030.jpg?1412192058" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="864" height="924" alt="" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-music_left_hurrayfortheriffraff.jpg?1412192078" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="360" alt="" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-music_left_RyanAdams.jpg?1412192107" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_gallery_image" width="540" height="324" alt="" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-music_left_CiboMatto_0.jpg?1412192125" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>LEFT OF THE DIAL</strong> When Slim's booker Dawn Holliday first met with <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/category/topic/warren-hellman" target="_blank">Warren Hellman</a> in 2001, she had no way of knowing that the quaint little music festival the investor wanted to organize would grow to be one of San Francisco's most fiercely cherished traditions.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/strictly-speaking"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Features Volume 49, Issue 01 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014 Left of the Dial Music Features Emma Silvers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:27:53 +0000 Emma Silvers 31403 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Film Listings: Oct 1-6, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/10/01/film-listings-oct-1-6-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/10/01/film-listings-oct-1-6-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:21:49 +0000 admin 31402 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Stage Listings: Oct. 1-6, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/10/01/stage-listings-oct-1-6-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">THEATER</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">OPENING</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/10/01/stage-listings-oct-1-6-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:17:21 +0000 admin 31401 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Prop. L puts cars over people http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/prop-l-puts-cars-over-people <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>By Fran Taylor</strong></span></p> <p><strong>OPINION </strong>Just as climate change most affects people who contributed little or nothing to causing it, pollution and injury from traffic most affect communities least likely to create traffic. Nationally, people of color are four times more likely than whites to rely on public transportation. At the same time, African Americans have a pedestrian fatality rate 60 percent higher than that of whites. For Latinos, that rate is 43 percent higher.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/prop-l-puts-cars-over-people"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Opinion Volume 49, Issue 01 Cars elections 2014 MUNI Proposition L public transportation Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:19:08 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31399 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Guardian Intelligence http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/guardian-intelligence <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-intel_Castrorainbow.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;">WHO OWNS THE NEW SF?</span></p> <p>This week, former <em>Bay Guardian</em> editor and publisher Tim Redmond published an epic investigation on his <strong>48Hills</strong> site showing that up to 39 percent of new luxury condos in San Francisco are owned as investments by out-of-towners, puncturing the myth that unfettered market-rate housing development will help with the city's affordability crisis. See <a href="http://www.48hills.org">www.48hills.org</a> for more.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/guardian-intelligence"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-intel_Castrorainbow_0.jpg?1412147765" /> </div> </div> </div> News Volume 49, Issue 01 Guardian Staff Writers Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:16:10 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31398 at http://film.www.sfbg.com End mass incarceration http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/end-mass-incarceration <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">EDITORIAL </strong><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We at the Bay Guardian wholeheartedly support the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and its call for the month of October to be "a month of resistance to mass incarceration, police terror, repression, and the criminalization of a generation." It's time to rediscover our humanity, redirect our resources, and invest in this country's underclass instead of attacking it.</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/end-mass-incarceration"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Editorial Volume 49, Issue 01 Ai Weiwei dissidents mass incarceration Prisons Guardian Editorial Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:14:14 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31397 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Democracy is stalled http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/10/01/democracy-stalled <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Corporate cash flows in this election while federal campaign finance reform flounders</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <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://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-news_democracy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><strong>By Emily Dugdale</strong></span></p> <p><a href="mailto:news@sfbg.com">news@sfbg.com </a></p> <p>Progressive groups are calling the recent US Senate vote on the Democracy for All Amendment — a constitutional amendment seeking to end corporations' right to spend unlimited cash to influence elections — a "historic step forward" and "a critical and positive step," although it failed to win the two-thirds vote needed for approval.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/10/01/democracy-stalled"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="325" height="275" alt="Caption here (*required)" src="http://film.www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/4901-news_democracy_0.jpg?1412147452" /> </div> </div> </div> News Volume 49, Issue 01 federal election commission Senate Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:10:55 +0000 Joe Fitzgerald 31396 at http://film.www.sfbg.com