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Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

The third and final German Gems, a single-day showcase for new and vital German-language cinema, arrives Saturday for its farewell appearance at the Castro Theatre. Otherwise, it's a week of birthdays at the city's historic movie palace.

1. Army of Darkness

Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: Jan. 13

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

The Mill Valley Film Festival is in full swing, Napa Valley's first is just around the corner, and with the arrival of Take Shelter and George Clooney's Ides of March, the season of Oscar has begun in earnest. Here's a look at what's playing this week at an indie theater near you.

1
. Take Shelter

Indie Theater Roundup: 7 Movies to See This Week

Fascinated by film noir? Head to the Roxie this week for a celebration of TV's greatest contributions to the genre, including shows and shorts directed a half-century ago by some of the greatest directors of our time, including Robert Altman, Sidney Lumet and Alfred Hitchcock. Elsewhere:

1. We Were Here

Where:
Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., 415-621-6120
When: All Week

Notes from a Darkened Theater: The Return of Michael Jackson, a New Trailer from Michael Moore

Sony Pictures announced yesterday that Michael Jackson’s This Is It would be released exclusively for a limited two-week engagement worldwide on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Tickets will go on sale in San Francisco beginning Sunday, Sept. 27.

Separately, the film’s producers have announced that Kenny Ortega has been tapped to direct.  The Emmy Award-winning director was previously responsible for visualizing Disney’s High School Musical movies, as well as directing the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. He will begin work on the long-rumored remake of Footloose this fall.

Link Love: King of Pop Clothing Line, Dakota Fanning All Grown Up and the It Girl Quiz

Daily reads from our feeds …

We just can’t seem to let Michael Jackson rest in peace. Racked has the skinny on the King of Pop’s posthumous clothing line with Ed Hardy designer Christian Audigier.

15 going on 30? Dakota Fanning joins the ranks of Emma Watson and other precocious teen stars looking oh so beautiful and grown up. (via NYT)

So You Think You Can Dance Like Michael Jackson?

If you missed the Michael Jackson flash mobs around SF, you can participate in the next home-spun tribute to King of Pop at the upcoming Oakland Art and Soul festival on August 16. Area and national hip-hop dance companies (dancers from So You Think You Can Dance and America's Best Dance Crew will be there) will stage a dance tribute to MJ – which is a far finer way to remember Michael than to peer into his private boudoir via tabloid TV.

 


Report Card : MJ Memorial

 

I swear. I wasn't gonna do it. It's not just that I'm a news junkie. Oh, no. For that in itself might be considered (somewhat) high-minded. The truth? The real and sordid facts, M'am? Somewhere along the line, I crossed a line and became a devoted train-wreck watcher.

Michael Jackson Flash Mobs Hit the Streets of SF

Impromptu dance tributes to the King of Pop are sprouting up nationwide. Check out this YouTube video of a flash mob celebration in SF.

 

Where to Get Your Michael Jackson Tribute On This Weekend

If Michael Jackson's sudden, tragic passing yesterday left you too bummed to plan any upcoming outings, don't fret. MJ fans throughout the city are uniting on the dancefloor to pay tribute to the legendary entertainer. Here's a quick guide on where to moonwalk for some MJ love:

A Look Back at Two Style Icons

Yesterday's devastating loss of two irreplaceable icons and the ensuing buzz that occured left us thinking that sometimes it's best to simply take a look back at the feathered beauty and King of Pop's most memorable looks and let the images speak for themselves:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farrah Fawcett

 

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