Arts & Culture

Portrait of an artful appraiser

Portrait of an artful appraiser

By Roberto Friedman

On a recent return to Washington, DC, Out There made time for a few cultural forays.

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By Roberto Friedman | June 25, 2019

There's an old comic movie about a European charter tour called "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium." Likewise, you could call the movie of our whirlwind last week "If It's Thursday, It Must Be Frameline."

By David-Elijah Nahmod | June 25, 2019

At 132 minutes, Christophe Honore's new film "Sorry Angel" is a bit long. The slow-moving drama, well-acted and beautifully filmed, would play a lot better if it were a bit shorter. Some of the scenes ramble on.


By Philip Campbell | June 25, 2019

The third and final entry in San Francisco Opera's summer season opened on Father's Day with stage director Leah Hausman's entertaining revival of David McVicar's Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Dvorak's dark and dreamlike "Rusalka."

By Tim Pfaff | June 25, 2019

"Every stage of my life feels like a story of a different man," the protagonist in Ahmal Danny Ramadan's "The Clothesline Swing" (Indigo Press) remarks, "each one a man I don't know well."


By Jim Gladstone | June 25, 2019

The fog comes in on little cat feet in "Wink," playwright Jen Silverman's absurd dark comedy now making a promising world premiere at the Marin Theater Company.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 25, 2019

Celebrations of families with same-gender parents, "My Two Dads and Me" and "My Two Moms and Me" (both Doubleday), by Michael Joosten and Izak Zenou, feature kids having breakfast, going to the park, having lunch.


By Tavo Amador | June 25, 2019

Prominent stage, movie, and television actor. Dramatist. Novelist. Lyricist. Composer. Singer. Cabaret star. Theatre and film director. Celebrated raconteur. Insightful diarist. Noel Coward (1899-1973) was all those things.

By Brian Bromberger | June 25, 2019

While she was not the greatest singer of the 20th century, Judy Garland was possibly the greatest entertainer of the modern age. June 22 was the 50th anniversary of her untimely death at age 47 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates.


By Jim Piechota | June 25, 2019

In author and Ohio State University professor Clayton Howard's lucid, thought-provoking examination "The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac," privacy was once a luxury item. It's now continually stretched to its tightest limits.

By Jim Piechota | June 25, 2019

Deep, moving, and intensely personal, award-winning artist and designer Chris Rush's debut memoir "The Light Years" details a life navigating his drug-saturated years in the 1970s and beyond.


By David Lamble | June 25, 2019

Frameline 43's final four days feature some truly amazing material, much of which is certain not to appear on Public TV. Screenings will be at the Castro, Roxie and Victoria Theatres in San Francisco, the Shattuck in Berkeley, and the Piedmont in Oakland.

By Sura Wood | June 25, 2019

In the wrenching final freeze-frame of Francois Truffaut's 1959 masterpiece "The 400 Blows," a 14-year-old Jean-Pierre Leaud turned toward the camera and became the face of youthful alienation and the French New Wave.


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