courtesy of Cannon Films
Greetings and salutations film nerds. I’m still on my much-needed sabbatical from the Reel. In the meantime, here’s a list of film happenings around town. Until we meet again, be bad and, get into trouble baby.
Happenings About Town:
• Twelfth Annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival–Castro Theatre (this weekend)
Super kooky bass player and Primus member Les Claypool played a funky solo set at the Warfield Friday, June 29. Claypool, a Bay Area native, donned a Pinocchio-esque prosthetic nose during the show. Modern folksters Two Gallants opened the bill.
What's "hot"? A pitcher with a killer arm, tech wizards bringing Wi-Fi to the world or a gender-bending performance artist? One thing's for sure: Everyone below is under 40 and has a sense of self that belies their years. We're just lucky enough to benefit from it.
Photography by Anön.
It may come as a surprise that classically trained cellist Zoë Keating has 1,029,679 (and counting) subscribers on Twitter and is listed among the top 120 suggested Twitterers to follow—right up there with Martha Stewart, 50 Cent and Britney Spears. With a genre-bending sound she creates by playing a French cello that’s layered and looped using a foot-pedal-controlled MacBook, it’s no wonder this former software engineer turned one-woman orchestra attracts a diverse audience as intrigued by the arts as they are by technology.
It’s well documented (at least on my show) that your single brothers and sisters in New York, Los Angeles and every other major American city (where lots of single people abound) think that THEY live in the worst dating town ever.
But casual sex, my friends, is definitely on the rise.
To clarify: casual sex, hooking up, etc., refers to “sexual activity outside the context of a romantic relationship, consisting of a range of informal sexual encounters.” This according to Wikipedia’s explanation.
Photography by John Lee.
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