• Q & A

    'Utopia' in San Francisco

    Susan Gerhard
    Apr 18, 2010

    I found Sam Green deep in preparation, but he found time to walk me through the greatest dreams and worst nightmares of the 20th century.

  • Festivals

    San Francisco International Film Festival's 53rd Edition

    Susan Gerhard
    Mar 30, 2010

    Director of Programming Rachel Rosen and programmers Rod Armstrong, Audrey Chang and Sean Uyehara shared thoughts on 177 films from 46 countries.

  • In Production

    Hiler and Brown's Visionary Music

    Michael Fox
    Mar 17, 2010

    The culture war is over, and the reactionaries have won. In this climate, Jerome Hiler and Owsley Brown III s Music Makes a City is a revelation,

  • Q & A

    Michael House's Translation of Tati at YBCA

    Michael Guillen
    Jan 17, 2010

    Riding the crest of the Tati tsunami hitting our shores is The Magnificent Tati by Michael House, who lived in S.F. for 12 years before moving to Paris.

  • Q & A

    Steven Severin On His Silent Spring

    Michael Read
    Jan 8, 2010

    Once known primarily as the co-founder and bassist of the influential punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steven Severin now follows his muse in many directions.

  • Festivals

    Capelle on Composers: Day Three

    May 8, 2008

    The final installment in the San Francisco composer and musician's blog from the 2008 SFIFF.

  • Festivals

    Capelle on Composers: Back to Back

    Marc Capelle
    May 7, 2008

    Back to music.

    I have some friends that were in a Sub Pop band that pre-dated Nirvana. They were known as the Dwarves. Their music is and was a snotty suburban unholy mixture of the Sonics, the Orlons, the Stooges and a vat of amphetamines. Their record covers usually featured midgets and half-naked woman covered in either blood or some sort of Nestle syrup of some sort. Here is one of their lines.

    [Editor’s note: For the San Francisco International’s 51st edition, SF360.org has asked Bay Area musician/composer/cineaste Marc Capelle to blog his thoughts on movies, music, and the films showing in the Festival. This is the third of three installments.]

  • Festivals

    Capelle on Composers: Day Two

    May 2, 2008

    Errol Morris has a giant brain. Anybody who wants to argue against that thesis does not have a giant brain. So let's move on.

  • Festivals

    Capelle and Composers: Day One

    Apr 30, 2008

    Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts is a very close-quartered and loving documentary, a year in the life of the composer.