Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Writer, performer, and comedian Marga Gomez told KALW’s Jen Chien about three fantastic arts events happening around the Bay this week.
- Cine+Más San Francisco Latino Film Festival - at Various Locations thru 9/30
- Kusama Infinity - Select Bay Area theaters
- Will Durst’s “Durst Case Scenario” - The Marsh Theatre in SF thru 10/30
This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the San Francisco Latino Film Festival Film Festival as it showcases the work of emerging and established filmmakers from 20+ countries. The Cine+Más SF Latino Film Festival provides year-round programming and special events centered on Latino arts- including the visual, performance, and literary arts. "Ruben Blades Is Not My Name" will be one of the films featured on Sat 9/29 at 5 pm at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco.at 6:30 pm. The film explores the legacy of Panamanian musician, actor, musician, activist, and politician Rubén Blades who was at the center of the New York Salsa revolution in the 1970's. On Sun 9/30 Marga Gomez will be hosting the festival's closing night party at The Roxie.
“It’s the documentary about this amazing, versatile, eclectic artist known primarily as a salsero and songwriter, but also has been an attorney involved in politics.”
Kusama Infinity is the new documentary film about the life of 89-year-old Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The film explores the gender and racial boundaries Kusama has broken throughout her six-decade-long career and dives into the phenomenon behind her “Infinity Mirror Rooms” installations and the recent social media fame which has helped her become the top-selling female artist in the world.
“She’s a genius, she’s not earthly, she’s gifted, she’s art herself”
Durst Case Scenario is a one-man stage show from San Francisco political comedian Will Durst. The show is a comedic exploration of how America is changing during the Time of Trump with Durst analyzing where we are, how we got here, and what possible destinations lie ahead. “Durst Case Scenario” was a 2017 Theatre Bay Area Nominee for Outstanding Solo Play and you can catch it at the Marsh in San Francisco on Tuesday evenings now through the end of October.
“There’s nobody more topical than Will Durst.”