Tangiers Solitude

Novelist and composer Paul Bowles escaped to Morocco, where he was the center of a mid-century, international, bohemian set that included literary luminaries such as William Burroughs, Truman Capote, Allen Ginsburg, Jack Kerouac, and Gore Vidal. Even though he appeared cool and elegant, his presence in Tangiers made it a hip destination for both beats and hippies.


Paul Bowles: The Cage Is Always Open directed by Daniel Young (Switzerland) 2012 includes the last interview Bowles made before his death. The film traces the life of Bowles and his wife Jane, whose story is fictionalized in The Sheltering Sky. Paul primarily focused his attention on men while Jane was primarily interested in women.

The documentary will screen once only Monday 24 June 2013, 11:00 AM at the Castro Theatre during frameline 37. For more information go to www.frameline.org.

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Biennale Arte 2013

Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace, a work by Italian-American artist Marino Aurti, is the centerpiece of the 55th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, 1 June to 24 November 2013. It represents the dream of bringing together all the knowledge of the world in one gigantic museum, perhaps inspired by the potential of the Internet to aggregate information.


This year there are over 150 artists from 37 countries including Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, and Turkey. There is national participation from: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Montenegro, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, and Turkey.

For more information and online tickets contact La Biennale di Venezia.

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Frameline 37

Frameline 37 (San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival) will screen over 700 films from more than 30 countries 20 – 30 June 2013 at the Castro Theatre, Roxie Theater, and Victoria Theatre in San Francisco, and Rialto Cinemas in Berkeley.


Works from or about the Mediterranean include Beyond The Walls directed by David Lambert (Belgium/Canada/France) 2012, Del Lado Del Verano directed by Antonio San Juan (Spain) 2012, Melting Away directed by Doron Eran (Israel) 2012, Out In The Dark directed by Michael Mayer (Israel) 2012, and Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open directed by Daniel Young (Switzerland) 2012.

Tickets are now on sale. See www.frameline.com for more information.

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