Arthouse Films

Brought to our attention this past week, Palm Pictures released a new series, Art House, Inc., a collection hard-hitting and fascinating documentaries that chronicle art, fashion, and music. (With some crossover, naturally.) Arthouse focuses more on the development of the American art scene, with its acclaimed retrospective documentary "Who Gets to Call it Art?" about the creative renaissance centered in NYC in the 1960s and …

Be Here to Love Me

Like many obsessions, Margaret Brown's fascination with Townes Van Zandt began with one song. After a friend played her the folk singer's "Waiting Round to Die," she bought all the records she could get her hands on. The resulting documentary, Be Here to Love Me is the kind of work that can only come from an artist's devotion, much in the way that Townes "lived …

The Bicycle Film Festival

New environmentalism (the kind that feels as good as it looks) shares a lot with the urban bike culture movement. A major catalyst in bringing different riders together over the last several years has been The Bicycle Film Festival. Guided by what is perhaps the most offbeat curatorial premise of the many festivals out there, the 5th Annual event opens in San Francisco this Wednesday, …