Complete details of legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski’s Roxie Theater event April 6 in San Francisco remain a bit fuzzy, but we do know he’s scheduled to do a live Skype interview.
What exactly will be discussed is unknown.
Fans of the director of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Chinatown” and “The Pianist” might be just as interested in hearing about Polanski’s controversial personal life as they are his filmmaking
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When a gunman opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin on Aug. 5, it became clear that the battle against racism in America is far from over, especially when it comes to white supremacist groups. But not all skinheads are created equal; some want to change. “Erasing Hate,” a documentary about one of these people, screens at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the United Film Festival in The City. The touring independent-film showcase, which runs Aug. 31 through Sept. Read More
Diana Fuller is on the board of directors for the Roxie Theater, which will host the International Bowwow Doggie Film Festival on Saturday. Dogs and their owners are invited to attend a full-day program including a family-friendly matinee, a dog parade and judged show, prizes, question-and-answer session, live adoption and an evening screening. Ticket proceeds benefit Muttville, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. Call (415) 431-3611 or visit roxie.com. Read More
A documentary about people who spend their free time painting over graffiti is being promoted with — you guessed it — graffiti.
Department of Public Works graffiti-abatement squads have been cleaning up dozens of wheat-pasted posters and stickers plastered around the Mission district in recent weeks promoting “Vigilante, Vigilante: The Battle for Expression.” The film, made by Bay Area graffiti proponents, opened Friday. Read More
The United Film Festival comes to San Francisco for its second year, opening today and running through Thursday at the Roxie Theater.
The festival has 20 humorous, provocative short and feature films.
Opening night features the romantic comedy “How to Make Love to a Woman,” about one man’s quest to learn what it really takes to please his girlfriend. Screening at 7 p.m., it stars Josh Myers, Krysten Ritter, Ian Somerhalder and Ken Jeong. Read More