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[CANCELLED] Periwinkle Cinema: Hanky Code; The Movie

Before Internet dating and hookup apps, The Handkerchief Code was largely used by gay men in the 1970’s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs and on the streets of places like San Francisco and New York. In Hanky Code: The Movie, Periwinkle Cinema, San Francisco’s queer experimental film collective brings Queer and Trans* filmmakers from across… Read more »


Zer (Germany/Turkey, 113 min) Kurdish and Turkish with English subtitles Jan, a young man who has grown up in New York, is moved by a song that his grandmother sings to him on her deathbed. She tells him about a recurring nightmare that she experienced as a child in a terrible massacre. After her death, Jan… Read more »


MILLION BRAZILIANS + IDAHO JOE WINSLOW + ALEX GREY + Tonight’s Incredibly Strange Musicians are none other than cult faves Million Brazilians, back again (last time as White Gourd) with their ecstatic jazzy/tribal/trance vibe. Birthed in Portland in the shadow of Smegma, and here tonight all the way from Maine, they perform in front of the NorCal premiere of their half-hour Urban Fossickated Octave. Their act is in… Read more »

(CANCELLED) In Common Writers Series: Dodie Bellamy and Prageeta Sharma

Dodie Bellamy + Prageeta Sharma

The Poetry Center’s In Common Writers Series welcomes poet Prageeta Sharma, visiting from Los Angeles, together with Dodie Bellamy, of San Francisco, reading and in conversation. This event, the second of two evenings featuring these two writers, is supported by The Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and is free and open to the public. Dodie Bellamy’s writing focuses on… Read more »


PETER CONHEIM’s PUNK: DEVO + RESIDENTS + LIZ KEIM +In the first of three Incredibly Strange Music programs this season, Renaissance man Peter Conheim proudly premieres Ears, Eyes, and Throats, 1976-1981, an hour of 16mm punk shorts that he has personally restored! Among the revivals: Karen Merchant and  Liz Keim’s (in person) finally-fixed In the Red, on Mabuhay’s heydays, Devo’s Satisfaction and De-Evolution, Residents rarities Hello Skinny and Third Reich and Roll, and Richard Gaikowski’s now-legendary Deaf/Punk and Moody Teenager. PLUS… Read more »