Arts & Entertainment

SF Gay Men’s Chorus Launches Tour to Fight Bigotry and Discrimination

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC), whose mission is to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism and compassion, will kick off its 40th season by embarking on the Lavender Pen Tour from Oct. 7-15. The tour will visit various cities and small towns in Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee,(…)

Mill Valley Film Fest to Honor Out Director Todd Haynes

 The Mill Valley Film Festival is proud to honor acclaimed director Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven, Safe, I’m Not There) with a Tribute, featuring an onstage conversation and presentation of the MVFF Award in recognition of a career that exemplifies the art of great directing. Haynes was last here for MVFF30 in 2007 and(…)

Hollywood Films Aren’t More Inclusive, Despite a Decade of Advocacy

According to Professor Stacy L. Smith, author of a new study on inclusion in 900 top movies of the last decade, “Privilege still speaks, as white, straight, able-bodied men remain the norm on screen in film.” The report “Inequality in 900 Popular Films,” released today, from Smith and the Media, Diversity & Social Change (MDSC)(…)