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Film, "Go for Sisters": John Sayles Crosses the Border

"Go for Sisters": John Sayles Crosses the Border

Go for Sisters The venerable Greek myth of Orpheus gets another cinematic workout in Go for Sisters, the unmistakably Sayles-esque new film by the great John Sayles. Parole officer Bernice (LisaGay Hamilton) must travel down to Tijuana to find her…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist John Sayles' <em>Amigo</em> Confronts American Imperialism Past and Present

John Sayles' Amigo Confronts American Imperialism Past and Present

Speaking to us recently about his research for Amigo, his new film about the Philippine-American War, John Sayles says, "I kept running into this line. 'We have to win their hearts and minds.' Which I always associated with Vietnam. But…
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Film, "Amigo": John Sayles Creates an Intelligently Rip-Roaring War Movie

"Amigo": John Sayles Creates an Intelligently Rip-Roaring War Movie

John Sayles' Amigo aspires more to educate than entertain, but it's no less engrossing for that. Torn from the pages of history, if not those of his recently published, epic turn-of-the-20th-century novel A Moment in the Sun, the movie harks…
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Music, Old Soul in Stereo

Old Soul in Stereo

Will Oldham's contributions to the American songbook have maintained a steady, scraggly, sublime output since the early '90s. Though Oldham has left behind the Palace, Palace Music, and Palace Brothers monikers with which he began his musical career, he still…
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Film, Vote No

Vote No

Silver City is being marketed as a biting, bitter sendup of George W. Bush. Hence the copious use of trailer footage in which Chris Cooper, as Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dickie Pilager, stumbles over simple sentences, dodges reporters' questions with mindless…
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Film, Diaper Dreams

Diaper Dreams

You gotta love John Sayles. No, really -- you gotta, or else a mob of indie-minded cinéastes will club you into submission. Sometimes it's easy to comply, as with City of Hope and Sunshine State, both astute portraits of uniquely…
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Film, Zoom Lens Zoom Lens

Zoom Lens

For a (relatively) small-scale, hands-on, audience-friendly film festival, Mill Valley 's eclectic mix of indie features, foreign fare, shorts, documentaries, and personal appearances has a surprisingly high profile. This Thursday's opening night includes Out of Time (with Denzel Washington), Sundance…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Balancing the Account The controller responds: As I told your reporter, I was not going to interrupt my work on the city's budget to respond to your four-page list of 36 questions related to the city and KPMG. Now that…
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Film, Sacr&eacute; bleu!

Sacré bleu!

Sobering news, friends: The war between the sexes has reached the land that invented romance (or at least the cinematic myth of it). French films have always provided genteel tips for seduction and lovemaking, and pointers for meeting partners as…
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Culture, Stage


Charm and Bite Marga Gomez's Gag Reflex. Written and performed by Marga Gomez. At Josie's Cabaret and Juice Joint, 3583 16th St. (at Market), through Aug. 9. Call 861-7933. Marga Gomez is a wiry, gaptoothed, vaguely Latina-looking dyke with the…
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Brown and White

Men With Guns Directed and written by John Sayles. Starring Federico Luppi, Damian Delgado, Dan Rivera Gonzalez, Tania Cruz, and Damian Alcazar. Opens Friday, March 13, at the Embarcadero Center. Lovers of American movies used to joke that foreign films…
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The main character in John Sayles' new Lone Star is Texas itself, a place whose huge and difficult history echoes even in its small towns. The movie's main theme is the evanescent boundary between past and present, neither of which…
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Sylph discovery

"The Industrial Revolution," proclaims Prue, the most politically minded temptress in the film Sirens, "killed all the fairies." Textile mills tore farmers from the fields, and the machine age similarly uprooted the magic that bound together the lore, the land…
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