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The 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, April 25 - May 9

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 4, 2013 04:50pm | Post a Comment
SFIFF 2013

Amoeba Music is a proud sponsor of the 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs April 25th - May 9th. Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in America. Held each spring for two weeks, it is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence. 

Please join Amoeba for screenings of Twenty Feet from Stardom (USA 2012, 90 min), directed by Twenty feet from stardomMorgan Neville. Focusing largely on African American women whose passionate singing and gospel-inspired sound influenced both popular culture and enhanced British and American rock music from the 1950s to the present day, this film highlights the lives, aspirations, and challenges of some of history’s most talented and gifted background artists.

Playing the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas on April 26th and 28th. Get your tickets and read more about the film HERE!

April at CIIS Programs & Performances: The Rumi Concert & Paris Combo

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 4, 2013 04:11pm | Post a Comment

CIIS Public Programs & Performances has an action-packed April in store for you with two amazing shows:

Catch The Rumi Concert: Lion of the HeartRumi Concert on Saturday, April 20th at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. Jalaluddin Rumi, one of the world's most revered mystical poets, produced a prolific range of inspiring and devotional poetry that encapsulates the Sufi experience of union with the divine. Although Rumi was a Sufi and a scholar of the Qu'ran, his appeal reaches across religious and social divisions. This performance unites the classic poetry of the thirteenth century mystic with the innovative music, dance, and story of a remarkable ensemble: poet and Rumi translator Coleman Barks, cellist David Darling, world percussionist Glen Velez, and dancer and storyteller Zuleikha. It is a soul-stirring collaboration. Get your tickets HERE!

On Friday, April 26th, The Paris Combo brings their intriguing sound to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Paris comboFrancisco. Fronted by the mischievous vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo has struck a positive chord with critics and audiences for their fun-loving mix of jazz, French pop, cabaret, gypsy, Latino, and Middle Eastern rhythms. Get your tickets HERE!

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The 2013 SF Underground Short Film Festival, April 13

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 25, 2013 04:03pm | Post a Comment

The 2013 San Francisco Underground Short Film Festival (SFUSFF) hits the Victoria Theatre on san francisco underground short film festivalSaturday, April 13th with two big programs full of shorts AND the World Premiere of the feature film La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag written and directed by Rob Fatal.

Hosted by Peaches Christ and Sam Sharkey, the SFUSFF is dedicated to supporting underground cinema from Bay Area filmmakers. ACT 1 (Shorts Circus) begins at 7:00pm and ACT 2 (Shorts After Dark) begins at 9:30pm. La Bamba 2: Hell Is A Drag premieres at Midnight.

The SFUSFF will be a physically immersive event with Christ and Sharkey kicking off the night with a Live Rock Show, followed by special appearances from some of the filmmakers themselves and the stars of the films. Some films will screen with a live interactive component where the film is presented in 4-D!

Please note that the second program of the evening (Shorts After Dark) will feature the more adult content of the festival (basically all the blood and sex), so be sure to bring your mom.

Get your tickets HERE!

Saturday Sidewalk Sales at Amoeba Berkeley!

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 20, 2013 07:03pm | Post a Comment

Don't miss our Saturday Sidewalk Sales on Telegraph Ave. in front of our Berkeley store every weekend from 11am - 7pm.

You can pick up some great deals on clearance items at bargain prices, all buy-three-get-the-fourth-free! Plus, we'll have some awesome 7-inches for just 50 cents.

Swing by and enjoy the great outdoors and the great prices!

 

 

 

Are You Ready for William Shatner's Birthday?

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, March 19, 2013 08:49pm | Post a Comment

william shatner birthdayThis Friday marks a special milestone for the Universe as we know it, as March 22nd will be William Shatner's 82nd birthday.

Best known as Star Trek's Captain James T. Kirk, The Shat has since worked his way into the very fiber of our pop culture and continues to be an active contributor to Earthlings via TV, film, numerous autobiographies, and  -- of course -- the Internet. If you've been following his Twitter feed, then you've certainly seen this gem of a bucket list, posted today:

 

shatner bucket list

 

If anyone is going to punch a shark, it's going to be The Shat!

In honor of the great man's birthday, The Vortex Room in San Francisco is hosting a special William Shatner Birthday Tribute Night full of Shatner rarities, burlesque dancers, and a special screening of  1958's Screeming Mimi, a strip-tease murder mystery with Anita Ekberg and Gypsy Rose Lee, in 16mm projection! The burlesque talent for the evening will be provided by Szandora LaVey, Laika Fox, The Indra, Mistress Pon-Farr, and your Mistress of Ceremonies, Odessa Lil. Find out more and RSVP on the Facebook HERE!

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