‘Drugs in the Tenderloin’ at Domy Books

Allen Willis

Allen Willis

Cinema Bomar, the short film series at Domy Books (1709 Westheimer), presents Drugs in the Tenderloin this Wednesday, Nov 30 at 8 pm. The 1967 film examines the pre-Stonewall “gay” scene in San Fransisco and the emergence of a new drug:¬†methamphetamine.

Drugs in the Tenderloin is one of the earlier films of pioneering African-American film maker Allen Willis, who passed away earlier this year.¬† Willis is well known for his independent films documenting the psychedelic and counter-culture movements of San Fransisco in the 1960′s.

Paired with Drugs in the Tenderloin will be the camp classic PSA “Our Friend the Policeman.” Admission is free and refreshments are available though the adjacent Cafe Brasil. For more information visit cinimabomar.org.

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What’s Brewing: Civil unions in Hawaii; drug bust aboard world’s largest gay cruise; Lady Gaga

Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea:

1. Hawaii is set to become the seventh state to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples, after the House passed the measure Friday. The civil unions bill now returns to the Senate, which has already passed it once and could send it to Gov. Neil Abercrombie as early as this week. Abercrombie’s predecessor, Linda Lingle, vetoed similar legislation last year. But Abercrombie supports the bill.

2. Authorities arrested a suspected drug dealer aboard the Atlantis ship that’s been billed as the world’s largest gay cruise, during a stop in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Steven Barry Krumholz, 51, of West Hollywood, Calif., was arrested after authorities searched his cabin and found more than 142 ecstasy pills, nearly 3 grams of methamphetamine, a small quantity of ketamine and about $51,000 in cash.

3. In case you missed it, Lady Gaga (above) was hatched out of an egg at the beginning of her performance of “Born This Way” on Sunday night at the Grammy Awards. (Video of the performance, at least until it gets pulled, is below.)¬† For a full list of Grammy winners in major categories, go here.


—  John Wright