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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sleeping Sickness, Aunt Charlie's, and Dennis Hopper: Three Unmissable Films

Sleeping Sickness, Aunt Charlie's, and Dennis Hopper: Three Unmissable Films

Even though Noir City is over, there are plenty of film festivals to keep San Francisco cinephiles satiated through the rest of the rainy season. But apart from that, a number of stand-alone films (some of them with a…
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Film, "Uncle Boonmee": Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Latest Is Bizarre, Beautiful

"Uncle Boonmee": Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Latest Is Bizarre, Beautiful

When Apichatpong Weerasethakul was growing up in Thailand, he learned about movies the way kids everywhere did in the 1980s: pushing cassette after cassette into the family VCR. Beyond Spielberg and other recommended imports like Bonnie and Clyde, beyond hip…
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Film, Cannes crew picked a winner, but the best of the fest wasn't allowed to compete

Cannes crew picked a winner, but the best of the fest wasn't allowed to compete

CANNES, France — The jury has its awards, and I have mine. Sometimes they even coincide. Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul's modest Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives — the acme of no-budget, Buddhist-animist, faux-naïve magic realism —…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Art House

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "Bike and Messengers": Short films and videos made by messengers and their pals. Sat., June 28, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.),…
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Calendar, Night&Day Waking Dream

Waking Dream

The demarcation between fiction and life — between stories and experience — grows fuzzier every day. Consider the groaning shelf of fake memoirs, not to mention lonelygirl15. The gifted young Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Syndromes and a Century) takes singular…
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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 event.…
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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 event.…
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