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Not For Fun Only: MVFF37: Soul of a Banquet

Last week I saw a preview of Soul of a Banquet, a modestly produced documentary by Wayne Wang about San Francisco restaurateur Cecilia Chiang.

Not For Fun Only: MVFF37: Two Days, One Night

Last week’s press announcement for the Mill Valley Film Festival included a preview of Two Days, One Night, a drama about social responsibility, set in Belgium.

Not For Fun Only: Mill Valley Film Festival 37 Press Announcement

Last week the California Film Institute held a press announcement at Dolby Labs for the 37th Mill Valley Film Festival, October 2 - 12.

Not For Fun Only: Up-Coming: Silent Autumn

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival has moved their 1-day Winter Festival at the Castro Theatre to this Saturday, September 20th.

Not For Fun Only: SF Opera: Norma

Last weekend I heard Norma at opening night of the San Francisco Opera.

Sep 8

Not For Fun Only: Standees at Opening Night of SF Opera

Friday night I was at San Francisco Opera's opening night, where I saw Norma in downstairs standing room with friends.

Sep 7

Not For Fun Only: Deaglán Ó Donghaile at the Mechanics' Institute

Last week the Mechanics’ Institute & The Irish Literary & Historical Society hosted a talk by visiting scholar Deaglán Ó Donghaile on the political subtext of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Sep 6

Not For Fun Only: SF Zine Fest 2014

Last Sunday afternoon I visited the SF Zine Fest, an annual local expo of independent publishing, comics, zines & art.

Sep 4

Not For Fun Only: James Rodgers Sings Weill

Last weekend I was fortunate to attend a house concert & hear tenor James Rodgers, a former Merola Artist, in a recital of Kurt Weill songs.

Not For Fun Only: Boyhood

People kept being surprised that I hadn’t seen Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, but last week I finally saw it, at a nighttime show crowded with 20-somethings.