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Calendar, Night&Day Urban Jungle

Urban Jungle

Spike Lee was hardly the first African-American independent filmmaker; in fact, his early breakthrough was only made possible by pioneers like Charles Burnett and Melvin Van Peebles. Their bitterly impassioned movies are revived all too infrequently, perhaps because it’s painful…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish New DVDs:<i> The Princess Bride, Killer of Sheep, Innocence, La Vie en Rose</i>

New DVDs: The Princess Bride, Killer of Sheep, Innocence, La Vie en Rose

The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition (MGM) As far as anniversary-edition DVDs go, The Princess Bride is crushingly disappointing: no Rob Reiner commentary track, no outtakes, no making-of doc, no nothing, save for a lousy game and a few short…
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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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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Local Film Programmer

Shepard is an aficionado of outré cinema, from the '70s sexploitation epics of no-budget queen Doris Wishman to the baroque gore of horror maestro Dario Argento, from Charles Burnett's overlooked tales of black city life to British experimentalist John Maybury's…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Three Kings "Excuse my heavy breathing," says David Elton, on the phone from the L.A. neighborhood of Beverlywood. "I'm walking up a hill." Not so many of those in Scottsdale, Ariz., where Elton and his high school pals Tom Johnston…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday february 7 Look Closely Maoist propaganda and old photographs taken by Western visitors to "exotic" China are often the source material for Hung Liu's art. Liu's Bunny Dance depicts four children dancing in rabbit costumes, an artificially "happy" image…
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