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Culture, The Exhibitionist SFIFF Opens with Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs Documentary

SFIFF Opens with Alex Gibney's Steve Jobs Documentary

Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine was chosen to open the San Francisco International Film Festival this year for a lot of reasons – besides be ing a great film – says Noah Cowan, the executive director of the…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Prison Is Not the Answer The dysfunctional legal system leaves true victim without help: California's answer to the disabled and homeless is to incarcerate them . It's not bad enough that this man is struggling…
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Film, "Howl": Longtime doc filmmakers tackle Ginsberg's poem

"Howl": Longtime doc filmmakers tackle Ginsberg's poem

In some ways, everything's changed and it's a new world for gays and lesbians," gay documentary filmmaker Rob Epstein says. "On the other hand, if you're coming out now alone and isolated somewhere without any support system, it's the same…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr2006@yahoo.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. For additional Reps Etc. listings, go to sfweekly.com.…
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Film, Reel World

In & Out

In a controversial and highly unusual turn of events, HBO yanked its commitment midway through production of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's gay-themed Fire Island documentary (Reel World, June 12). The cable network had agreed to fund and broadcast a…
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Film, Reel World

American Dream

If anybody's got more going on than Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet), I'd like to meet him. For starters, they spent the second half of last year in San Diego shooting material for four episodes (two of…
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Film,

Reel World

Red Asphalt "We made a real effort to show the thrill," says Jeffrey Friedman, "but also the risk." Classic understatement, that, since Xtreme: Sports to Die For is the closest thing to a snuff film you're likely to see on…
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Reel World

Where Eagles Dare "There is a relationship in my mind between extreme sports and sex in the '90s," Jeffrey Friedman claims, and it's easy to see his point: They share an adrenalized mix of risk, excitement, and mortality. Friedman and…
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Film,

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

The love affair between gay people and the movies is a long and paradoxical one, as Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's new movie, The Celluloid Closet, poignantly demonstrates. Movies have long been the core of America's dream culture -- our…
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