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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Dazed and Confused Screening With Themed Anchor Beer Pairings? Alright, Alright, Alright!

Posted By on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM


"Alright you little San Franciscans .... AIR RAID! That was pathetic! Let's try it again...that means get up you lazy San Franciscans! AIR RAID! Get UP! UP! UP! UP! AIR RAID!!!!"

OK, you get the idea. Some Dazed & Confused shit is going down tomorrow night. But this isn't just a simple screening of one of greatest cult movies of our lifetimes. No, San Franpsycho and Anchor Brewing have teamed up on a screening of the Richard Linklater classic complete with one night only limited beer pairings throughout the evening. While it's not The Emporium, this is going down at the local staple, Balboa Theatre, in the Richmond District. 

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Monday, May 18, 2015

SF Green Film Festival: Flicks about Sugar, Salt & Farming

Posted By on Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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You totally think you're doing enough for the earth: meatless on Monday, splashing two tablespoons of water on your body every third day instead of a wasteful shower, making pickles out of petite-watermelon rinds, and schlepping a tray of Mason jars to Rainbow to refill with hemp, chia and acai. But San Francisco's very own Green Film Festival goes one better, and includes the serene opportunity to nibble popcorn while you watch and learn about “modern issues associated with food and the environment.”

Here are some interesting food-centric films from the 60 being shown around town for the fifth annual Green Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, May 28 and runs through Wednesday, June 3.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Soul Food Junkies Explores The Dangers of a Loving Cuisine

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Soul Food Junkies debuts on PBS tonight. - PBS
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  • Soul Food Junkies debuts on PBS tonight.

Filmmaker Byron Hurt was last seen on PBS' Independent Lens Series in 2007 with his documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, an unflinching look at masculinity, misogyny, and homophobia in the rap world. Hurt now returns to public television with Soul Food Junkies, in which he tackles the broader issue of eating habits and health in the black community.

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- Food & Farm Film Fest Screens at Roxie Theater in March

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Food & Farm Film Fest Screens at Roxie Theater in March

Posted By on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Food & Farm Film Fest takes place on Mar. 29-31 at Roxie Theater. - FLICKR/THOMAS HAWK

Food & Farm Film Fest

Where: Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 863-1087

When: Mar. 29-31

Cost: $90 for full festival pass and opening party at Four Barrel (purchase in advance via Brown Paper Tickets)

The rundown: The slate of six screenings that will make up the first-ever Food & Farm Film Fest has yet to be announced, but full festival passes are now on sale for those earlybird types (events will be sold separately closer to the date as well). Public submissions of short films under 30 minutes are still being considered, with the winning selections to be notified at the beginning of February.

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- Jiro Dreams of Sushi Plays Sad and Quirky with the Japanese Work Ethic

- Weird and Random Glimpses of Food on Film

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Documentary Series Tackles Big Food Issues

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Food Stamped screens at 18 Reasons on Sept. 21. - SUMMIT FILMS
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  • Food Stamped screens at 18 Reasons on Sept. 21.

Food Stamped: Film and Conversation

Where: 18 Reasons, 3674 18th St. (at Dolores), 241-9760

When: Fri., Sept. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: $12 (purchase tickets via Brown Paper Tickets)

The rundown: Food Stamped (2011), a documentary by Berkeley filmmaker Yoav Potash and his nutritionist wife Shira, shows firsthand the immense difficulties of eating nutritiously from the average of $1 per meal allotted for people who receive food stamps. Even with resources like the Berkeley Bowl and Shira's educational background at their fingertips, the couple still find it to be an almost impossible challenge. 18 Reasons will screen the film and follow it with a dicussion led by Leo O'Farrell, who is in charge of San Francisco's CalFresh department, which processes food stamp applications.

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