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Darkest Hour - Gary Oldman - Mill Valley Film Festival

Darkest Hour, Current War, Lady Bird lead strong line-up at Mill Valley Film Festival

Organizers this morning took the wraps off the highly anticipated line-up for the annual Mill Valley Film Festival. We've seen many films with strong showings at MVFF (e.g. Moonlight, The King's Speech) go on to do well during awards season. It looks so far like that streak will continue. Festival...
The Tokyo Night Sky Is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

First Look: Japan Film Festival of San Francisco runs Sept. 1-10, concludes with J-POP Summit

The Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first and only film celebration dedicated to Japanese cinema. In its fifth year, the festival in 2017 will feature a variety of genres, presented in the Japanese language with English subtitles. The film festival runs September 1st through 10th, ending with...

Zenith dodges its own question

Kirsten Greenidge’s new play Zenith asks a difficult question: why do ordinary people commit horrifying crimes? Specifically (in a scenario loosely inspired by a true event), how could a seemingly well-adjusted mother drive a car the wrong way on the highway, causing a deadly crash? The premise is well...
Something Rotten Tour Review - San Francisco SHN Orpheum

Something Rotten! proves a fresh musical parody

There’s nothing serious or meaningful about Something Rotten!. Still, if you know the lullaby of Broadway and brush up your Shakespeare, it’s sure to make you laugh.
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Flowers Shall Grow: Edvard Munch exhibition at SFMOMA is stunning, visceral experience (Video)

Stark Insider's newest short film is now playing! Shot on location at the SFMOMA exhibition for Norwegian master Edvard Munch: "Between the Clock and Bed." Watch as Loni Stark dares to head, once again, down the rabbit hole. So here we go: love; despair; desire; and death. He was a founding...
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Renovation Exterior

SFMOMA wants you to text for art

Text SFMOMA and the museum will text back related artwork from its 34,000 piece collection.
Pixar in Concert San Francisco Summer Concert Series 2017

What’s Happening: San Francisco Symphony announces summer line-up

"Summer with the Symphony" runs July 4-29. Highlights include Pixar in Concert, Ben Folds with the SFS, A Night at the Moulin Rouge with Storm Large, and an all-American program with music of Bernstein and Gershwin with Rhiannon Giddens.
Magic Theatre San Francisco

Actor Carl Lumbly (Alias, NCIS: Los Angeles) to star in play at Magic Theatre San Francisco

Magic Theatre has a storied history of staging productions with legendary actors. Sean Penn. Peter Coyote. Ed Harris. Danny Glover. Woody Harrelson. Nick Nolte. Just to name a few who have taken to the famed San Francisco stage. Now Magic has announced that Carl Lumbly (ABC’s Alias, CBS’ Cagney &...
The Encounter - Curran Review

An intimate and incredible Encounter

The first minutes of The Encounter (currently at the Curran) are a mix between technological witchcraft and light hypnosis. After a brief introduction about the nature of fact and fiction, you put on your headphones as instructed. Then things get weird. Actor Simon McBurney claims to be “in the...

An icy Phèdre at Cutting Ball Theater

Logical holes undercut the coherence of the plot.