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"[…] As he clicked away Saturday night, wearing the cast-off clothes of
those in attendance, he frequently reached behind his back without
looking, grabbing the hands of audience members who were supposed to be
surrounding him onstage, clasping them in a strange display of ironic
solidarity or as a plea for performative assistance. I’m not sure
which, but probably a little bit of both."

Marathonpacks' Girl Talk review
(via kathryn yu) helps me understand what I saw at last November's Be the Riottt!

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SF360 Film+Club Takes Movies Out of the Theater and Puts Them in the Club

San Francisco, CA (March 14, 2007) – The San Francisco Film Society presents the latest SF360 Film+Club, a monthly social screening series, this time showcasing the artistic canon of R. Kelly in Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along, 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21 at Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street, between Mint and Sixth Street, just off Market.

“To say that Trapped in the Closet is astonishing would
severely undersell the sheer audacity, hilarity and wonder of this
work,” says Sean Uyehara, programming associate of the Film Society.
“When I learned that curator Henri Mazza will showcase Trapped within a survey of R. Kelly’s artistic canon, it made me want to cry tears of joy.”

Trapped in the Closet Sing-Along, an exploration of the artistry
of rapper R. Kelly, is guest curated by Henri Mazza of the Alamo
Drafthouse Cinema of Austin, Texas, who will be hosting the show. The
program will begin with a rapping contest, followed by screenings of
early R. Kelly videos including Sex Me, Bump and Grind and Step in the Name of Love; the first 12 chapters of R. Kelly’s astonishing epic video Trapped in the Closet; an entertaining remake of Trapped made for a high school class project; and The World’s Greatest.
Highlighting and contextualizing the program will be a very special
pre-recorded “live-via-satellite” interview with R. Kelly describing
the real artistic meaning behind his oeuvre.

Doors open at Mezzanine at 7:00 pm, program starts at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $8.00 at the door and $5.00 if reserved in advance by emailing info@sf360.org
Must be 21+ to attend.

SF360 Film+Club is presented by the San Francisco Film Society, Mezzanine and Rehab, and is sponsored by SF Weekly.

For more information visit www.sffs.org

The San Francisco Film Society, presenter of the flagship 50th San
Francisco International Film Festival (April 26 – May 10, 2007), is a
nonprofit arts and educational organization dedicated to celebrating
the world of film and media in all its glorious forms. The Film
Society’s year-round programs and events are concentrated in four core
areas: Internationalism and Cross-Cultural Exchange; Educating and
Inspiring Bay Area Youth; Showcasing Bay Area Film Culture; and
Exploring New Digital Media.

In early 2006 the Film Society unveiled SF360, a broad-spectrum series
of initiatives designed to showcase the extraordinary vitality and
variety of the Bay Area film and media scene, including www.SF360.org, SF360 San Francisco Movie Night, SF360 Film+Club and the television show SF360 Movie Scene.

The Film Society runs an acclaimed Education Program that each year
introduces international cinema and media literacy to several thousand
teachers and students (ages 8 – 18). The Film Society will present the
second annual San Francisco International Animation Festival in October
2007, the eleventh annual New Italian Cinema festival in November 2007
and a new SF International Youth Media Festival in early 2008.

This and future press releases will be available in the Press Room at www.sffs.org

Media Contact:
Hilary Hart, 415.561.5022, publicity@sffs.org

San Francisco Film Society


I didn't take a picture of her. It didn't matter. None wouldn't have done her justice. How do you describe someone who picks you up and takes you where you want to go? Who gives you shelter and snark? Who goads you to try a little red wine and shares thoughtful takes on microfiction when you least expect it? Who looks upon scorching sun and thundering cloudburst with a sidelong squint and game guffaw? If you spent any time in my presence this year, it was at her sufferance and with her imprimatur and under her protection. Throw flowers, send stock tips and garland her shoulders with tall, muscular, grinning, sweet-smelling power forwards, and believe me when I say that I bow down before her awesome powers of generosity, geniality and goodwill.