The satellite screenings continue this year with Fabricating Tom Zé at El Rio tonight (tickets are only $5). Tom Zé says at the beginning of the documentary that concerts are boring. His performances and this documentary on him are anything but boring. Zé is part of the Tropicália movement in Brazil (Carlos Basuldo talked about Tropicália at the SF Art Institute in January - scroll down on their podcast page to listen to it). NPR profiled Zé last year. There won't Ze's traditional five encores tonight, but you can get some of his music which is available from David Byrne's Luka Bop label.
Although El Rio is mostly a music venue, they do show films including the Hub Collective's free Televising the Revolution Radical Film Series which takes play on the fourth Tuesday of every month (the next is on May 22nd at 8 pm).
Also, tonight through Thursday, May 3rd, films from Rob Nilsson's Nine@Night series will be shown in Justin Herman Plaza starting at 7 pm. Four of his films will be available for a limited time on Jaman starting on May 7th (I'll write more about the SFIFF Jaman films soon).
There also are two screenings of Jon Else's Wonders are Many: The Making of Doctor Atomic at 7 pm and 9:30 pm on Sunday, May 6th at Intersection for the Arts (tickets are $5 at the door). Some photos from Sunday's Castro screening. Stanley Nelson's Jonestown: the Life and Death of People's Temple which was shown at Intersection last year was on PBS last month and is now out on DVD.
Originally posted on tigerbeat.vox.com