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Film, "We Are the Best!"

"We Are the Best!"

Early in his career, Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson was hailed as the next Ingmar Bergman, but also likened to John Hughes. That did not compute for a while, but now with We Are the Best! Moodysson somehow clarifies the universal…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Liv and Ingmar</i>: Talking with Director Dheeraj Akolkar About the Love Story

Liv and Ingmar: Talking with Director Dheeraj Akolkar About the Love Story

On January 10, Liv and Ingmar, Dheeraj Akolkar's moving documentary about Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman and his muse, actress Liv Ullmann, opens at the Opera Plaza Cinema. The film is a love story, a valentine to two great artists…
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Film, "Liv & Ingmar": Who'd Have Thought Ingmar Had a Romantic Side?

"Liv & Ingmar": Who'd Have Thought Ingmar Had a Romantic Side?

You wouldn't expect the director of Persona or Cries and Whispers to be the kind of guy who draws hearts along the margins of love letters, but that's one of the humanizing revelations about the late Ingmar Bergman in Dheeraj…
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Music, Hear This Sparks: Show Preview

Sparks: Show Preview

Sparks began in early '70s Los Angeles, but found a more receptive audience for their early identity as an idiosyncratic and bombastic glam-rock outfit in Europe. Led by the Mael Brothers, Russell and Ron, who embody disparate personas as the…
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Arthouse movie listings for March 16-22, 2011

Artists' Television Access. To Dream of Falling Upwards: S.F. premiere of an occult thriller involving sex magick and clowns. Fri., March 18, 8 p.m. $6. "War Resistance": Other Cinema: Short antiwar films. Sat., March 19, 8:30 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

Compiled by Michael Leaverton and Hiya Swanhuyser. To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "ATA Open Screening": One hour of shorts are accepted monthly on an open revolving basis, and anything goes with the screened work. Thu., Dec.…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

Artists' Television Access. "CCSF Directing Class": Join the CCSF Department of Cinema's Motion Picture Directing class for a screening of its 2007 final film projects. The showcase features a variety of narrative scenes starring bay area actors. Thu., Dec. 13,…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listing

Castro Theatre. The Valerie Project: Jaromil Jires' 1970 coming-of-age fantasy film Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, with newly composed live soundtrack by Philadelphia chamber-rock ensemble The Valerie Project. Thu., Nov. 1, 8 p.m. $12. There Will Be Blood: Filmmaker…
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Film,

Saying Goodbye To Two Giants of Cinema

Ingmar Bergman directed more than 50 features, but he was a significant figure in 20th-century culture in part because he was so obviously significant. Last week's inch-above-the-fold front-page New York Times obituary cites Woody Allen's pledge of allegiance: The Swedish…
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Film, A Tale of Two Bastards

A Tale of Two Bastards

Toward the end of Saraband, the uneven new film from legendary director Ingmar Bergman, a character sits down with his daughter, a taut girl who is obviously undergoing emotional distress. "I have the feeling that some sort of discussion is…
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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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Calendar, Night&Day The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown

Most folks have heard the name Ingmar Bergman, but if you go around and ask them what they think of his movies -- foreign-film aficionados and Swedes aside -- they'll often give you a perplexed look. The phenomenon is reminiscent…
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Culture, Stage

A Little Night Music

Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's clever, lightsome take on Ingmar Bergman's film Smiles of a Summer Night has been re-set by Robert Kelley from the declining years of the 19th century to the opening years of the 20th -- specifically…
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Culture, Stage Rest in Pee

Rest in Pee

The strangest moment in The John, Bob Ernst's "pocket opera" about a guy meeting Death in the men's room, has Ernst himself transformed into the moon. He frames his face between two hands, in a tight round spotlight, widens his…
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Film, Like-Minded

Like-Minded

The somber figure of Ingmar Bergman no longer looms over the film world like a guilty conscience, but the great Swedish director has spawned enough artistic descendants to keep us supplied with thorny philosophical and ethical questions for decades to…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

In Living Color School for Scandal. By Richard Sheridan. Directed by Manu Makasa. Starring Jan Hunter, Michael Asberry, Sherri Young, Fred Savallon, and Belinda Sullivan. At Mills College Theater (Lisser Hall), 5000 MacArthur, Oakland, through Feb. 14. Call 333-1918. "Envisioning…
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