At one point in her hypnotically vivid 1995 memoir Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory (which recently got republished as an e-book), Mary Woronov quotes a fellow scenester in that very peculiar mid-60s Manhattan scene as he drunkenly describes her: Continue reading →
The Dog (7 pm) and Dog Day Afternoon (8:55 pm) screen Thursday, September 11 at the Castro Theatre.
Very well-received at the time, Sidney Lumet’s 1975 Dog Day Afternoon still personifies for many people what was so great about 1970s “New Hollywood” cinema: a gritty urban crime tale with depth and humor, stressing character over thrills or FX, aimed squarely at adults. Adding additional frisson was the fact that the story, which might have seemed ridiculous in less capable hands, was, in fact, based on a real-life incident. Continue reading →
Read two critical perspectives on Finding Fela! (2014, Alex Gibney) , from Michael Fox and Angeline Rodriguez. Finding Fela! opens at the Embarcadero Center Cinema in San Francisco, and the Shattuck Theatre in Berkeley on Friday, August 15, 2014. Continue reading →