by Johnny Ray Huston

Everything is coming up Kuchar in San Francisco and beyond right now, with Artists’ Television Access presenting a two-night celebration of Mike and George’s moving pictures, and the publication of The George Kuchar Reader , edited by Andrew Lampert. (Along with V. Vale’s daintier George Kuchar: Interviews and Conversations  from last year, the book is a vital addition to Kuchar studies, since George’s autobiography Reflections From a Cinematic Cesspool  has not been in print recently.)

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Live Oak Park Fair This Weekend, June 14-15

Cheryl Angelina Koehler, editor of the East Bay culinary magazine Edible East Bay, proudly announces that they will be hosting a tasting extravaganza of handcrafted local foods at Berkeley’s 44th annual Live Oak Park Fair on Saturday & Sunday, June 14 & 15, 10:00AM–6:00PM.  Come sample handmade products such as jams, granolas, baked goods, teas, and juice crafted by local food producers.  Continue reading

Editor’s Pick: Oddball Film + Video

by Michael Guillén

With San Francisco’s neighborhood theaters biting the dust like Amerindian buffalo, it’s gratifying to know there are still alternate screening venues like Oddball Film + Video, a stock footage company based in San Francisco whose main business is licensing unusual stock footage to producers of feature films, documentaries, commercials, broadcast television, music videos, as well as web and new media productions.   Continue reading

Editor’s Pick: The San Francisco Green Film Festival

by Michael L. Guillén

In its fourth edition, and with special guests, panel discussions, and community events as value added, the San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 29-June 4, 2014) offers 50 new environmental films curated in thematic sidebars ranging from “Water”—featuring the 40th-anniversary screening of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown (1973) (and relevant to concerns over California’s drought)—”Liveable Cities,” “Healthy Kids,” “Nature,” “Oceans,” “Take Action,” and my focus at this year’s festival: “Food Security.” Continue reading