San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://film.www.sfbg.com/frontpage/19210%20at%20http%3A/%20http%3A/sf-police.org en Catching up with David Kilgour http://film.www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/29/catching-david-kilgour <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/DavidKilgour.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">David Kilgour plays the Rickshaw Stop Fri/1.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo courtesy Merge Records</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A couple of years ago, on a warm summer evening in the city of Blue Lake, California, I stopped by my friend’s house after work. A man with a curly mop of hair was sitting in the front yard with his toes in the grass, strumming an acoustic guitar.</p> <p>This isn’t unusual in Blue Lake. The unincorporated town hides among the Humboldt County redwoods and always seems to attract a steady flow of tone-deaf vagabonds. But it turned out the man was not at all tone-deaf and only partially transient. It turned out the guy on my friend’s lawn was David Kilgour of the New Zealand indie rock band <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clean" target="_blank">The Clean</a>. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/29/catching-david-kilgour"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/29/catching-david-kilgour#comments David Kilgour Julian Mark Music interview Show Preview Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:44:07 +0000 Emma Silvers 31022 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Sailing through http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/sailing-through <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/4844-food_weeknighter.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">Taps ahoy: Southern Pacific Brewing</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY JESSICA CHRISTIAN</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a><span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/sailing-through"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/sailing-through#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 44 Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:16:16 +0000 Kate Conger 31021 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Democracy wow! http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/democracy-wow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>An inside take on Aaron Landsman, Mallory Catlett, and Jim Findlay's&nbsp;'City Council Meeting'</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/4844-theater.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">Texas style: "City Council Meeting" has taken the stage in various cities, including this 2012 production in Houston.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by David A. Brown/Dabfoto</span></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>THEATER</strong> From a certain angle, democracy is just one big bout of audience participation. So when playwright Aaron Landsman, director Mallory Catlett, and designer Jim Findlay started kicking around the idea of somehow staging a city council meeting, of all things, the notion that the audience itself should enact it must have come as a eureka moment.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/democracy-wow"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/democracy-wow#comments Theater Volume 48, Issue 44 Robert Avila Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:15:03 +0000 Kate Conger 31020 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Finger lickin' good http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/finger-lickin-good <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/4844-food_tablehopper.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">Bruschetta-me mucho: Biondivino's new pop-up</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY CERI SMITH</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> Fresh seafood, fried chicken, authentic bruschetta, and Eat Drink SF will all inspire overeating this week.</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/finger-lickin-good"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/finger-lickin-good#comments Food & Drink Volume 48, Issue 44 Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:13:50 +0000 Kate Conger 31019 at http://film.www.sfbg.com This Week's Picks: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/29/weeks-picks-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>WEDNESDAY/30</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/weeks-picks-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:12:29 +0000 Kate Conger 31018 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Rep Clock: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/29/rep-clock-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/30-Tue/5 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double and triple features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS </strong>992 Valencia, SF; <a href="http://www.atasite.org">www.atasite.org</a>. <strong>The Revolutionary Optimists </strong>(Grainger-Monsen and Newnham, 2013), Thu, 7:30.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/rep-clock-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:11:34 +0000 Kate Conger 31017 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/29/psychic-dream-astrology-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">Psychic Dream Astrology</span></p> <p>July 30-Aug. 5, 2014</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>There is no gift greater than giving yourself more space, Aries. You are overwhelmed and need to tend to your foundations before you try and build anything else. This is not the week to lean into your stresses; prioritize your emotional needs so you can take yourself to the next playing level.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/psychic-dream-astrology-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:10:56 +0000 Kate Conger 31016 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Theater Listings: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/29/theater-listings-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Stage listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Performance times may change; call venues to confirm. Reviewers are Robert Avila, Rita Felciano, and Nicole Gluckstern. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>.</p> <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/2014/07/29/theater-listings-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Stage Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:09:14 +0000 Kate Conger 31015 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Film Listings: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/29/film-listings-july-30-august-5-2014 <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;">SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/film-listings-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Film Reviews Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:08:25 +0000 Kate Conger 31014 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Snap sounds http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/snap-sounds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Quick takes on new releases</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/4844-music_snapsounds_lykke.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">LYKKE LI</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">I Never Learn(LL/Atlantic)</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Lykke Li is a pop star who surrounds herself in clouds of reverb, so the obvious reference point for her music is Phil Spector's '60s girl-group productions. But strip away the layers of sound and her third album I Never Learn is essentially a set of adult-contemporary ballads that would slot nicely into any KOIT lineup. These songs are personal rather than universal, introverted rather than extroverted, subtle and slight rather than big and dumb —though there are some pretty shameless hooks on this album, readymade for festival sing-a-longs.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/snap-sounds"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/snap-sounds#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 44 Daniel Bromfield Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:07:41 +0000 Kate Conger 31013 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Of borders and love songs http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/borders-and-love-songs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival</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/4844-music_leftdial.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">DIANA GAMEROS</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Photo by Jazmin Morelos</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:esilvers@sfbg.com">esilvers@sfbg.com</a></p> <p>&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/borders-and-love-songs"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/borders-and-love-songs#comments Music Volume 48, Issue 44 Emma Silvers Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:47 +0000 Emma Silvers 31012 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Events: July 30 - August 5, 2014 http://film.www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/29/events-july-30-august-5-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at <a href="mailto:listings@sfbg.com">listings@sfbg.com</a>. For further information on how to submit items for the listings, see Selector.</p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: large;">WEDNESDAY 30</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/29/events-july-30-august-5-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Events Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:04:07 +0000 Kate Conger 31011 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Shots fired http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/shots-fired <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A PFA series brings World War I films into focus</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/4844-film_WWI_PathsOfGlory.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">Kirk Douglas in Paths of Glory</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>FILM </strong>"The First World War holds the distinction of being America's most popular conflict while it lasted, and the most hated as soon as it was over," writes Russell Merritt in the intro to his guest-curated Pacific Film Archive series "Over the Top and Into the Wire: WWI on Film." Though World War I is a much less popular cinematic subject than WWII, or even the Vietnam War, its complexities mean that the films it did inspire continue to fascinate.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/shots-fired"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/shots-fired#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 44 Cheryl Eddy Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:03:18 +0000 Kate Conger 31010 at http://film.www.sfbg.com Inglorious bastards http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/inglorious-bastards <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>'The Kill Team' brings an ugly chapter in US military history to light</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/4844-film_killteam.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">Adam Winfield (center) defied his parents when he enlisted in the military, but they supported him throughout his legal ordeal.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY DAN KRAUSS</span></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>FILM </strong>It is a conundrum of modern life that we encourage aggression in our heroes of the battlefield and playing field, then are shocked when they fail to act like gentlemen. The comparison may be forced in some ways — especially in the wildly unequal compensation given people who risk their lives in uniform, versus those who risk a broken bone or concussion at worst. But both arenas are last bastions in which we celebrate unabashed machismo, physical strength, and daring in real-life as opposed to fictive form.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/inglorious-bastards"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/inglorious-bastards#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 44 Dennis Harvey Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:00:54 +0000 Kate Conger 31009 at http://film.www.sfbg.com What she sees http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/what-she-sees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Truth, tears, and staple-gun battles: SFJFF's female-centric films</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:cheryl@sfbg.com">cheryl@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>SFJFF</strong> The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival opens July 24 with <em>The Green Prince</em>, a documentary based on the memoir of Mosab Hassan Yousef. The son of a founding member of Hamas, he worked as an undercover agent for the Israeli secret service for 10 years, sharing a profound trust with his Shin Bet handler. The closing night film is also a documentary about a conflicted childhood that paves the way for tough choices later in life — but if <em>Little White Lie </em>is also a personal story, it's a far less political one.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/29/what-she-sees"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://film.www.sfbg.com/2014/07/29/what-she-sees#comments Film Review Volume 48, Issue 44 Cheryl Eddy Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:56:45 +0000 Kate Conger 31008 at http://film.www.sfbg.com