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At the de Young: Danny Lyon’s ‘Message to the Future’ and ‘The Summer of Love’

Montage is at the heart of three compelling exhibitions at the de Young Museum. In Danny Lyon’s photo gallery “Message to the Future” (closing this Sunday, April 30), the source of the pathos is the splicing together-act itself – snapshots of humans culled from disparate corners of the world (Civil Rights activists, undocumented workers, Colombian street…

Cat people and leopard men: Val Lewton at the Stanford Theatre

Zombies and ghost ships and cats — oh my. For the month of April, the Stanford Theatre will screen the films of legendary horror producer Val Lewton. All nine of Lewton’s horror films will be screened in gorgeous 35mm film: “Cat People,” “I Walked with a Zombie,” “The Leopard Man,” “The Seventh Victim, “The Ghost Ship,” “The Curse of the…

A perfect movie week? ‘The Red Turtle,’ ‘Personal Shopper,’ ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, ‘Song to Song,’ ‘Frantz’

In recent memory, has there been a more inspiring week for film? Think on it: Malick’s latest joint, Studio Ghibli is back, Kristen Stewart fights texting ghosts (and herself), and James Baldwin goes to the movies. All of these were released in the past week or two—not to mention the still-playing “Get Out,” “La La Land,” “Moonlight,” “The Salesman,” “Hidden…

Perf romance: Ernst Lubitsch’s ‘The Shop Around the Corner’ at the Stanford Theatre

Christmas comes early with the soaring “Shop Around the Corner” (1940), which plays at the Stanford Theatre this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19 at 5:40 and 9:30 p.m. Director Lubitsch is the benevolent Papa Claus, and Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are his merry head elves, bringing joy, color and humble beauty. A bit of…