Posts Tagged ‘opens’

“TO BE TAKEI” Opens at Our Sundance Kabuki Theatres in Japantown August 22nd

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I haven’t seen this one, but you might want to:

“TO BE TAKEI” (90 minutes)
Directed by Jennifer Kroot
Co-directed and edited by Bill Weber

Opens August 22
Sundance Kabuki in San Francisco

Additional information is available at: http://tobetakei.com/

A documentary portrait of famed Japanese American actor, and LGBT activist George Takei, TO BE TAKEI is an Amplify/Variance Films and Starz Digital Media release, runs for 90 minutes, is in English, and is not yet MPAA rated.  

Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the starship Enterprise, to the daily news feeds of five million Facebook fans and his activism of LGBT rights. TO BE TAKEI takes viewers on George and his husband Brad’s playful and profound trek for life, liberty, and love.

TO BE TAKEI premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. In June of this year, the film screened as the Centerpiece Documentary at Frameline38, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. Additionally, George Takei was awarded the Frameline Award for his achievements in the media arts, as well as his unparalleled activism and community service.

About the Director Jennifer M. Kroot   
Jennifer Kroot directed the documentary feature IT CAME FROM KUCHAR about the legendary underground filmmaking twins George and Mike Kuchar. Jennifer also wrote, directed and starred in the gender bending, sci-fi, narrative feature SIRENS OF THE 23RD CENTURY. She has received grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, Creative Work Fund, Frameline, the Pacific Pioneer Fund, California Civil Liberties Public Education Program and the Fleishhacker Foundation. Kroot lives in San Francisco and studied film at The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), where she now teaches film. She has been a guest lecturer at Stanford and Denver University.

About the Editor/Co-director Bill Weber   
Bill Weber is a San Francisco based documentary editor. He directed and edited the documentary feature THE COCKETTES, which premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Bill co-directed and edited the documentary feature WE WERE HERE, which played at the 2011 Sundance and Berlinale festivals. Bill recently edited THE GALAPAGOS AFFAIR, which premiered in 2013 at the Telluride Film Festival and the Oscar nominated documentary short film, THE FINAL INCH. He also edited the award winning documentaries LAST LETTERS HOME and THE ALZHEIMER’S PROJECT amongst other projects.

Does Our CHP Have a “Bicycle Officer School?” Yes, Here It Is – Soon to be Patrolling the Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Whenever it opens, which will be about a quarter-century late.

Check it:

@CHPoakland officers preparing for Bicycle Officer School and will soon be patrolling the new Bay Bridge! pic.twitter.com/KJ6lk8EqOp

Click to expand

The Trouble with “The Trouble with Romance” Movie Premiere

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Fox News is certainly worked up these days, huh? But is The Trouble with Love the same film as what San Francisco movie-goers saw a couple years back?  Will the real The Trouble With Romance please stand up?

The Trouble with Romance (2007)

The Trouble with Romance (2008)

The Trouble with Romance (2009)

Maybe it’s a kind of remixed version, something like:

Don’t Stand So Close to Me (1980)

Don’t Stand So Close To Me (1986)

But what about the reviews?

The film features San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel

Here are some “reviews”:

Two thumbs up

Ten-star rating (That’s a lot of stars, huh? **********)

Now let’s hear from reviewers who weren’t actually involved in the production of the movie:

Roaring void of talent (via the Village Voice)

Vapid and aimless

Ouch. This movie’s release is tomorrow, apparently on just one screen in New York City. Check it out, New Yawkers, and see if it’s any different than the 2007 version.

“This heartfelt and hilarious film about sex and relationships presents a quartet of vignettes about young adults exploring the challenges and heartaches that come with falling and staying in love. Each story follows the inhabitants of different rooms in one hotel on the same night. Infusing the film with visual flair, director Gene Rhee has a lot to say about romance, breaking up, moving on and trying to recognize when you’ve found the One. An audience favorite at festivals, the film stars cast members from “Sex & the City”, “Entourage”, “Better Luck Tomorrow”, “Two and a Half Men” and many other hit films and TV shows. (Running time: 1:28)

More Info: Movie Web Site

See you there!