After over fifteen years in the making -- and making Malick look rushed -- Caveh Zahedi's I Am a Sex Addict opened in Zahedi's own Bay Area this week, at the Balboa. The notable, quotable Neva Chonin has the best piece, from The Chronicle. The first weekend's screenings also include an extensive series of in-person appearances by Zahedi and his fellow filmmakers from in front and behind the camera; The Balboa's Website has more information. And, fascinatingly, the release of I Am a Sex Addict also had the nice side-effect of inducing a media-mogul slapfight that's based around ownership of the film's future rights; we have the story, if that look behind the curtain appeals to you in any way, shape or form.
Also this week, the weeklies have some nice film-related stuff, including a discussion of Jim Jones and the new documentary Jonestown:
The Life and Death of Peoples Temple in the Bay Guardian. The
ever-ready Cheryl Eddy has a review.
San Francisco had 25 days of rain in March. Twenty-five days of rain.