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“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.”

- Audre Lord

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The Spring Wine Event!

sf|noir, VIN12 and theREGISTRYBayArea.com present The Spring Wine Event! at Impact HUB Oakland on May 10, 2014. Join us for this first event of its kind at HUB Oakland. Sample over 70 wines — Champagne Gallery — Enjoy music, culture, art & small bites — mix & mingle and introducing “Dine after Wine” Advanced tickets [...]

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Freedom Summer

The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and sf|noir co-presents Freedom Summer. Stanley Nelson’s follow up to his Emmy-winning documentary Freedom Riders (2010) powerfully captures the incendiary events of the summer of 1964 in Mississippi, the nation’s most segregated state at that time. Through the use of rare archival footage, as well as incisive [...]

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Giants of Jazz on Film: Showtime at the Apollo

Join sf|noir on Saturday March 22, 2014 as we continue our partnership with JCCSF to bring you the Giants of Jazz on Film series. The stage shows at the Apollo had it all: jazz bands and combos, vocalists, R&B, dance and comedy routines. Join us to watch clips of Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra, Louis [...]

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GOLDEN Premieres January 25 featuring a Special Tribute to Chaka Khan

sf|noir and theREGISTRY present GOLDEN, a new intersection of music, art, culture… and people, premiering Saturday January 25, 2014 at 111 Minna Street Gallery. MUSIC :: GOLDEN brings you back to a memorable period in music. Join us as we take a journey back to the GOLDEN Era of Hip Hop, and the GOLDEN age [...]

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Giants of Jazz on Film: Stompin’ at the Savoy – Swing, Swing, Swing!

March 23, 2013

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Join sf|noir as we continue our partnership with JCCSF to support the 10th Anniversary Season of Giants of Jazz on Film. Enjoy an evening of rare and exciting films about big band and swing, popular in the 1930s and early 1940s. See well-known big band artists like Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Duke Ellington [...]

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Dear White People

The San Francisco International Film Festival returns April 24-May 8 and sf|noir co-presents Dear White People, first time director Justin Simien’s award-winning satire about being a black face, in a white place. On the campus of Winchester University, a civil war is starting to erupt. An all-black residential hall is in the process of electing a new student head, [...]

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Giants of Jazz on Film: Broadway to Hollywood and All That Jazz

Join sf|noir on Saturday May 3, 2014 as we continue our partnership with JCCSF to bring you the Giants of Jazz on Film series. A lot of the repertoire of classic jazz can be largely traced to the Broadway stage and Hollywood musical. Join us for an evening of film featuring jazz performances of compositions by the Gershwins, Rodgers and [...]

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Be Bop Baby: A Musical Memoir

Be Bob Baby is based on actress Margo Hall’s life growing up in a musical household under the loving presence of her stepfather, Teddy Harris, Jr., an influential music director, composer, and arranger for Motown. Harris was a pioneer with his New Breed Be Bop Society Orchestra, and also worked with such legends as the [...]

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Giants of Jazz on Film: Treasures from the Archives

Join sf|noir on Saturday January 25, 2014 as we continue our partnership with JCCSF to bring you the Giants of Jazz on Film series. In this episode, join us for an evening of film clips showcasing some of the finest names in big band and small combo jazz, including many never before screened at the [...]

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The sf|noir Wine & Food Event Returns for Black History Month, February 2013!

FOUR DELICIOUS DAYS OF FOOD, WINE & CULTURE! The sf|noir Wine & Food Event, a unique culinary event celebrating the best in Black and Southern-inspired cuisine from eminent Bay Area chefs returns for Black History Month, February 2013! The four-day series of events features wonderful culinary delights by premiere Bay Area soul-food chefs paired alongside [...]

 
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