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Calendar, Night&Day Love Underground

Love Underground

There's a temptation to think of the 1950s as a simpler, more innocent time, when housing was cheap, jobs were plentiful, cars were muscular, and everyone wore really great clothes. But that's Happy Days. In reality, it was a time…
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Calendar, Night&Day Striking Data

Striking Data

The history of protest in San Francisco is a hippie thing, right? Age of Aquarius, war demonstrations, flowers stuck into the ends of soldiers’ rifles, stuff like that? Guess again. It started in the 19th century with organized labor protests.…
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Film, Provoking an Appetite

Provoking an Appetite

"Some animals don't elicit any pity when they're eaten because, in fact, they want to be eaten," the late Pier Paolo Pasolini quotes Italian poet Umberto Saba in Laura Betti's dense, talky polemic, Pier Paolo Pasolini and a Dream's Reason…
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Film, Reel World

Word Is Out

Word Is Out The envelope, please: The winners of the S.F. International Film Festival's esteemed Golden Gate Award for Bay Area Documentary are Gail Dolgin and Vicente Franco's Sundance topper, Daughter From Danang, Laleh Soomekh's Dear Judge, Eric Slade's Hope…
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Calendar, Night&Day Of Heroes and Fools

Of Heroes and Fools

Imagine living in an era in which one's association with certain political groups, or even rumors of an association with those groups, was grounds for being thrown in jail, deported, or blacklisted. Now imagine being highly visible in those groups…
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