Picks of the Week: Muppets, McCartney and Matt Ritchie

“The Muppet Movie” screening at Castro Theatre The Castro Theatre will screen “The Muppet Movie” as part of their 35th Anniversary Family Matinee. Dave Goelz, the voice behind Gonzo the Great, will make an appearance, taking part in a Q&A forum at the screening. The event begins at 11:00 a.m.
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This Week in Arts

VISUAL ART Beginning next week, artists and art groups will fill public spaces in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood with their latest artwork, crafts, and performances as they collaborate in the 24 Days of Central Market Arts Festival. With special events and activities running through the entire few weeks concentrated
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This Week in Arts

Film Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover” (1989) is not a movie that calls for popcorn, not only because of its twisted antics — running the gamut of blood, shit and piss — but because it is a bold, serious film. Michael Gambon plays Albert
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This Week in Arts

Film  A festival of short films made on smart phones,  web cams and Flip cameras? There really is such a thing, and it is The Disposable Film Festival, which makes its San Francisco debut this Thursday at the Castro Theatre. Executive director Carlton Evans and his staff are kicking off their
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This Week in Arts

Film This Friday, The Castro Theatre shows Andrzej Zulawski’s newly unearthed “Possession.” This 1981 film has been traveling the repertory circuit, at the BAMcinematek in New York and The Cinefamily in Los Angeles. The film is half body horror nightmare, half poem to broken East Berlin, and a wholly anxiety-filled
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This Week in Arts

Film The week of March 5 offers a surfeit of great repertory picks for San Francisco cinephiles. On March 7, The Castro Theatre screens Woody Allen’s hilarious and nostalgic “Manhattan” in its proper 35mm format. On March 9, The Castro screens two ’90s gems, “Reality Bites” and “My Own Private
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