Following the Beat

One thinks of narrative occurring in fiction and film, in dance and theater, even sometimes in visual art. Only rarely does one consider the…

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Avant to Live!

Fifty years ago this July, Bruce Baillie and Chick Strand set up a sheet in their backyard in the California town of Canyon to…

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City of Night

Next to food carts and Sunset growhouses, one of the most welcome recent trends in the city has been going to museums at night,…

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Still the Next Big Thing

The curse that afflicts brilliant filmmakers — from Keaton to Welles to Altman — is that it’s essentially impossible for future audiences to grasp…

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Found Masterpiece

Thanks to pioneering Bay Area film artists Bruce Conner and Craig Baldwin, as well as the less sophisticated wits behind the subtitled variations on…

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