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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

If you already need a time-out from March Madness, here's a list of some of the finest films currently in rotation a San Francisco indie theater near you.

Pixar's Up to Open Cannes

Pixar's 10th animated feature film Up has been selected to open the 62nd Festival de Cannes on May 13.  While Cannes has always been animation-friendly (Disney's "Dumbo" in 1947, 2001's "Shrek" and last year's Waltz With Bashir all made their way into the Official Selection),  it is the first animated film to actually open the festival.  Serious props to our friends across the Bay. 

Sidewalk Chic: Polished Flair in SoMa

Name: Kelvin Malone

Age: 42

Occupation: Creative Consultant

William Kentridge opening at SFMOMA, 8:38 p.m.

Wearing: Lanvin coat and shirt, silk pajama jacket from Bergdorf Goodman, made-to-measure trousers, Hermès shoes, vintage hat, Dries Van Noten scarf, Jas M.B. bag

The Eater Wrap: Alice Returns, Midi Opens, RN74 Readies

Welcome to our partnership with Eater. For this weekly Friday column, Eater editor Paolo Lucchesi gives his opinionated report on all the restaurant news that's fit to print, including all kinds of upcoming projects, hot downtown debuts, and Alice Waters' breakfast-making tips (just place a cracked egg in a hot, wood-fired oven and voila!).

Chef Chris Kronner: Out of a Job and Life is Beautiful

Yesterday, the New York Times was full of relevant food news, from the hopeful (White House garden) to the bleak (the number of talented chefs out of jobs).

Gondry, Carax and Bong Offer Three Different Visions of Tokyo

Planning a visit to Japan? You might think twice after Tokyo!, a deliberately mystifying triptych from three directors – French filmmakers Michel Gondry and Leos Carax, and Korea’s Bong Joon-ho – who defy cinematic convention. Here, they present the city as a blandly uninviting backdrop against which characters engage in behavior ranging from the mundane to the violent. Much like the directors, they are outsiders peering in, and less than enchanted with what they see.

Judgement Day and Kelli Rudick: The Hardest Strings We've Ever Heard

We walked in a few minutes late to the much-anticipated stringed line-up last night at Café du Nord not really expecting much. We were greeted with the romantic, whimsical melodies from The Cello Man aka Matthew Schoening. Alright, we ponder, this should be a pretty chill evening. But man, were we wrong.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Launches "Fight Like a Girl" Tee

We’re fully aware that money’s tight these days and that every purchase we make counts. That’s why we love Bloomingdale’s springtime collabo with MJ. This Marc by Marc Jacobs limited edition “Fight Like a Girl” breast cancer tee is cute, quirky, comfortable, and 50% of its $48 retail price goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. No need to wait until October to “think pink”— the shirt is available at the downtown Bloomingdale's store now through the end of April.

Invasion of the Snuggies

Snuggies are a bit monk/cultish looking, yes, but you've gotta admit, they're kind of the perfect San Francisco attire.  So on March 20, wear it proud in the inaugural Snuggie Pub Crawl down Polk Stret.

Market Watch: This Week's Cream of the Crop

If anyone has the inside scoop when it comes to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Lulu Meyer, associate director of market operations at CUESA. You'll see her at the market, rain or shine. Every week, she’ll be giving us her short list for the market—just in time for Saturday shopping. Go to for more information about farmers, seasonality and goings-on.

1. The Hamada family of Hamada Farms, based in the Kingsburg area, has farming for almost 90 years. During the summer, their stone fruits are some of the best, but for now, pick up branches of vibrant, springy peach and quince blossoms at their booth.

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