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Film, "Faust": Every Single One of Us Has an Adaptation Inside

"Faust": Every Single One of Us Has an Adaptation Inside

Though he's made several other films, director Alexander Sokurov will probably always be most associated with 2002's Russian Ark, which was accomplished in a single unbroken shot. The opening of Sokurov's take on Goethe's Faust hints at a similar kind…
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Calendar, Night&Day Inside the Frame

Inside the Frame

The movies typically show museums as oases of civilization providing escape from the cacophony and chaos of the outside world. In his one-of-a-kind tour de force, Russian Ark (2002), director Alexander Sokurov brings the world — that is, three centuries…
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Film, Army of One

Army of One

Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity, Alexander Sokurov's Alexandra is founded on contradiction. Musing on war in general and the Russian occupation of Chechnya in particular, this is a movie in which combat is never shown.…
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News, Feature Best of the Fest

Best of the Fest

Alexandra (Alexander Sokurov, Russia) Spare yet tactile, a mysterious mixture of lightness and gravity, Alexander Sokurov's Alexandra is founded on contradiction. Musing on war in general and the Russian occupation of Chechnya in particular, this is a movie in which…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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News, Feature Unexpected Endings

Unexpected Endings

Amid grumblings that the festival's new regime neglects women directors and isn't looking hard enough for African and Middle Eastern films, there are few complaints about the continued strong selection of Asian entries, which include the latest by Tsai Ming-liang…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video…
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