Arts & Entertainment

Antoine Hunter/Purple Fire Crow performs with New Century Chamber Orchestra musicians — from left, Nicole Sauder, Jenny Douglass and Michelle Djokic — in Episode 2 of the online “Resonance Series.” (Courtesy David Law)

Chamber musicians unite with sculptor, dancer on film

Clever collaborations in New Century Chamber Orchestra’s ‘Resonance Series’

Antoine Hunter/Purple Fire Crow performs with New Century Chamber Orchestra musicians — from left, Nicole Sauder, Jenny Douglass and Michelle Djokic — in Episode 2 of the online “Resonance Series.” (Courtesy David Law)
Photojournalist and filmmaker Lou Dematteis is part of the team behind “Keeper of the Fire,” a documentary about poet Alejandro Murguía screening at the Roxie at 4:45 p.m. June 5 and online in June in SF DocFest. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

‘Keeper of the Fire’ matches words with images

Filmmaker Lou Dematteis sheds light on poet Alejandro Murguía

Photojournalist and filmmaker Lou Dematteis is part of the team behind “Keeper of the Fire,” a documentary about poet Alejandro Murguía screening at the Roxie at 4:45 p.m. June 5 and online in June in SF DocFest. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Club Fugazi in North Beach is being remodeled to accommodate an upcoming circus-themed show. (Rendering by Alexander V. Nichols)

New circus show coming to Club Fugazi

7 Fingers acrobats to appear in former home of ‘Beach Blanket Babylon’

Club Fugazi in North Beach is being remodeled to accommodate an upcoming circus-themed show. (Rendering by Alexander V. Nichols)
Toni Collette and Owen Teale star in “Dream Horse,” a charming tale set in Wales. <ins>(Courtesy Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street/Topic Studios)</ins>

‘Dream Horse’ a charming if predictable racing tale

Nazis recall Hitler’s regime in ‘Final Account’

Toni Collette and Owen Teale star in “Dream Horse,” a charming tale set in Wales. <ins>(Courtesy Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street/Topic Studios)</ins>
The Isley Brothers played Stern Grove in August 2019. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)

Stern Grove is coming back this year

84th outdoor music fest kicks off summer concert season on June 20

The Isley Brothers played Stern Grove in August 2019. (Leslie Katz/S.F. Examiner)
Sean San José, new artistic director at the Magic Theatre, has plans to work collaboratively. (Courtesy Joan Osato)

Bold new direction at Magic Theatre, Golden Thread

Sean San José, Sahar Assaf lead troupes telling diverse stories

Sean San José, new artistic director at the Magic Theatre, has plans to work collaboratively. (Courtesy Joan Osato)
DJ Jeffrey Paradise plays six Poolside shows at Charles Krug Winery this weekend. (Courtesy David Wynn/Big Hassle Media)

Poolside pop comes to St. Helena winery

DJ Jeffrey Paradise recalls formative years in The City

DJ Jeffrey Paradise plays six Poolside shows at Charles Krug Winery this weekend. (Courtesy David Wynn/Big Hassle Media)
Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell of Dead Can Dance recently released the ethereal album “Burn.”<ins> (Courtesy Robbie Perry)</ins>

Lisa Gerrard staying busy with ‘Burn,’ preparing to tour

Dead Can Dance stops in SF in October

Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell of Dead Can Dance recently released the ethereal album “Burn.”<ins> (Courtesy Robbie Perry)</ins>
Suki Waterhouse is good in “Seance,” the debut feature by writer-director Simon Barrett. (Courtesy RLJE Films)

Director Simon Barrett debuts with scary, atmospheric ‘Seance’

Horror flick nods to Italian cinema and plays cleverly on genre motifs

Suki Waterhouse is good in “Seance,” the debut feature by writer-director Simon Barrett. (Courtesy RLJE Films)
Pearl Marill takes flight as Hermes in “Psychopomp” in McLaren Park. (Courtesy We Players)

‘Psychopomp’ a magical, meditative walk through McLaren Park

We Players’ live show takes theatergoers on enchanting journey

Pearl Marill takes flight as Hermes in “Psychopomp” in McLaren Park. (Courtesy We Players)
Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>

Tonya Pitts leads tasting of diverse pinot noir

Young West Coast winemakers are creating distinctive blends

Tonya Pitts, One Market Restaurant wine director, likes to showcase promising young people in the industry. <ins>(Courtesy One Market)</ins>
Emma Stone plays the title character in the live-action “Cruella.” (Courtesy Laurie Sparham/Disney)

Back to the big screen: Summer Movie Preview

A brief look at the most promising of 2021’s offerings

Emma Stone plays the title character in the live-action “Cruella.” (Courtesy Laurie Sparham/Disney)
Amy Adams is excellent in the psychological thriller “The Woman in the Window.” (Courtesy Netflix)

Pane killer: ‘Woman in the Window’ a well-executed thriller

Joe Wright’s latest is conventional yet beautifully acted

Amy Adams is excellent in the psychological thriller “The Woman in the Window.” (Courtesy Netflix)
Bartender John Jeide makes Buena Visa Cafe’s signature Irish coffees, and also works as a waiter at the iconic spot. (Donna Domino/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Favorite SF watering holes pick up business

Back inside, Buena Vista, Hidive serve more customers, look forward to more tourists

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Bartender John Jeide makes Buena Visa Cafe’s signature Irish coffees, and also works as a waiter at the iconic spot. (Donna Domino/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Mads Mikkelsen and Andrea Heick Gadeberg appear in “Riders of Justice.” <ins>(Courtesy Rolf Konow/ Magnet Releasing)</ins>

‘Riders of Justice’ is more than a revenge movie

‘Killing of Two Lovers’ a small but searing psycho-thriller

Mads Mikkelsen and Andrea Heick Gadeberg appear in “Riders of Justice.” <ins>(Courtesy Rolf Konow/ Magnet Releasing)</ins>
Filmmaker Will J. Zang’s four-minute hybrid documentary “The Leaf” is part of CAAMFest’s Out/Here Shorts program focusing on LGBTQ+ stories. (Courtesy Will J. Zang)

Gay Chinese filmmaker Will Zang has a dilemma in ‘The Leaf’

CAAMFest screenings reflect diverse Asian and Asian-American experiences

Filmmaker Will J. Zang’s four-minute hybrid documentary “The Leaf” is part of CAAMFest’s Out/Here Shorts program focusing on LGBTQ+ stories. (Courtesy Will J. Zang)
Grammy-winning Americana songwriter Sarah Jarosz’s latest release began as a commission for the FreshGrass Foundation, a group promoting innovative grassroots music.<ins></ins>

Sarah Jarosz gets personal on ‘Blue Heron Suite’

Grammy-winner’s song cycle inspired by childhood memories

Grammy-winning Americana songwriter Sarah Jarosz’s latest release began as a commission for the FreshGrass Foundation, a group promoting innovative grassroots music.<ins></ins>
The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Frameline, SF Pride screen ‘In The Heights’

Ballpark film event features adaptation of Tony-winning musical

The new film adaptation of “In The Heights” is in the lineup of 2021 San Francisco Pride festivities. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)
“Sistine Chapel 1993/2019” is the grand finale of “Nam June Paik” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Estate of Nam June Paik/Photo by Andria Lo)

Nam June Paik predicted the internet revolution

Groundbreaking TV-loving artist in spotlight in SFMOMA retrospective

“Sistine Chapel 1993/2019” is the grand finale of “Nam June Paik” at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. (Courtesy Estate of Nam June Paik/Photo by Andria Lo)
Paula McLain’s “When the Stars Go Dark” is a tragic thriller written with grace and hope. (Author photo courtesy Melanie Acevedo)

SFPD detective at center of sensitive novel ‘When the Stars Go Dark’

Paula McLain’s latest is an astute thriller

Paula McLain’s “When the Stars Go Dark” is a tragic thriller written with grace and hope. (Author photo courtesy Melanie Acevedo)