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Film, Film Feature Refill Your Popcorn: San Francisco International Film Festival, Week 2

Refill Your Popcorn: San Francisco International Film Festival, Week 2

Invasion of the Body Snatchers May 5 at the Castro Theatre This 1978 remake of the sci-fi staple, shrewdly set in San Francisco and much more fun and city-specific than you might expect, is but one of the many rich…
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We are not in the In Crowd. We do not go to galas or fetes or benefits. We were not at the opening of Philip Kaufman's latest film. We have never air-kissed a Getty or tongue-kissed a Traina. But…
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Dead Presidents

With its funding officially cut from the 2001-02 city budget, the nonprofit International Film Financing Conference (IFFCON) has been forced to cancel its January 2002 shindig. For eight years, the annual event introduced top American indie filmmakers (feature and documentary)…
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Vertigo As a public service for those planning 2001 vacations and/or action-figure purchases, here are the scheduled opening dates for several locally connected megamovies certain to bombard you (and, probably, to show up in Happy Meals). Monkeybone, Bay Area director…
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Sexual Reeling

Assessing the merits of Quills, the lusty new feature by director Philip Kaufman (Henry & June), it's tempting to seek correlative characters from popular movies, to illustrate just how radical this business is not. In Kaufman's film -- affectionately constructed…
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Reel World

Eyes Wide Shut I called Philip Kaufman's office and, lo and behold, Northern California's greatest (and shiest) filmmaker answered the phone himself. Back only a few days from London, where he just finished shooting Quills with Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet,…
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being After months of dillydallying by Fox Searchlight, the art-house division of 20th Century Fox, and numerous leaks in the trade press, it's finally official: Philip Kaufman's next film will be Quills, an adaptation of Douglas…
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The Wanderers Philip Kaufman is too professional and too polite to comment until contracts are signed and the deal's official. But his office confirms that he's in discussions for his next project, The Runaway Jury, a legal thriller from the…
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