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Culture, The Exhibitionist Filmmaker360: How SFIFF Supports Local Talent

Filmmaker360: How SFIFF Supports Local Talent

Noah Cowan has been with the San Francisco Film Society for two years. He thinks this year’s festival is heading in exactly the right direction. And he’s eager to give credit for that to others. “I think that my…
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Calendar, Night&Day Italian Beauty

Italian Beauty

Last month's issue of Sight & Sound magazine gave ample real estate to Paolo Sorrentino's new film The Great Beauty, describing it as "a stupendous great gulp of Italian cinema." It says a lot, given the rich feast we…
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Arthouse Listings October 16-22, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Smashism: Experimental short videos, plus sonic oddities by RedRedRed, Pod Blotz, and Nom de Plume. Wed., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. $6. The Word, My Dear, Is Piecemeal: Films on the Visualization of Text: Litquake and San Francisco…
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Film, Film Feature Film Festivals: Sometimes it's Better to Go in with a Theme

Film Festivals: Sometimes it's Better to Go in with a Theme

San Francisco Dance Film Festival Sept. 12-15, Roxie Theater & Delancey Screening Room, sfdancefilmfest.org Established in 2010, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival is the Bay Area's only all-dancing festival. Highlights this year include Ross MacGibbon's Swan Lake 3D, a…
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Arthouse Movie Listings July 17-23, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Reality Check: Come see what happens when the local queer film & video art series stops being polite ... and starts getting real. Wed., July 17, 8 p.m. $7. The Space Invaders: In Search of…
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Arthouse Movie Listings July 10-16, 2013

Artists' Television Access. Reinventing the Reel: Celebrating One Year of Elements of Image Making: Elements of Image Making — the monthly analogue film "meet-up/hang-out/nerd-out/freak-out" session at Noisebridge — throws itself a first birthday party with works by Zach Van Joo,…
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Film, Feature A New Hope: San Francisco Film Society's New Director Sees the Bay Area Changing the Way Movies are Made

A New Hope: San Francisco Film Society's New Director Sees the Bay Area Changing the Way Movies are Made

Up until about a year ago, the prolific independent film producer and advocate Ted Hope thought he'd live the rest of his life in New York, continuing to produce feature films. Hope's productions (which include Simple Men, Eat Drink Man…
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Calendar, Night&Day Big Fish Stories

Big Fish Stories

Does your sleeping life bore you? Are you less than satisfied with how weird your dreams are? You might get some much-needed inspiration if you attend the weekly NightLife event at the California Academy of Sciences. For this week's…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings October 10-16, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings October 10-16, 2012

Artists' Television Access. NextNow.10: An evening of improvisations, with kinetic and short video works and live music. Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m. $6. Beat Machine: A Chromavision fundraiser for the new documentary The Beat: The Evolution of a Movement.. Fri.,…
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Calendar, Night&Day To Rome, with Love

To Rome, with Love

As you count down the dwindling days on your summer fling, it’s perfectly natural to feel a melancholy twinge. The Italians have a word for it: Ciao. (As in, “It was nice, but don’t let the door hit you on…
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Film, Rep Showtimes Arthouse Movie Listings August 15-21, 2012

Arthouse Movie Listings August 15-21, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Lateral Mobility: Creative Works about Getting By: A farewell screening/fundraiser, with readings and performances by S.F. artists. Thu., Aug. 16, 8 p.m. $6. Watch This: A program celebrating the work of visual experimentalists. Fri., Aug. 17, 8…
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Arthouse Movie Listings August 8-14, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Chromavision: A live music and video event. Fri., Aug. 10, 7 p.m. $7. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Balboa Theater. The Devil's Carnival: A musical theater/film performance collaboration. Sat., Aug. 11. $21. 3630 Balboa (at…
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Calendar, Night&Day Japanese Hunger Games

Japanese Hunger Games

In a broken world not unlike our own, the state corrals a group of teenagers into a tightly controlled terrain and compels them to murder one another with an assortment of weapons until there's a sole survivor. Such is the…
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Arthouse Movie Listings July 25-31, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Reconnect: A film on cell phones and the health effects associated with them. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m. $6. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Balboa Theater. The Dark Knight Rises: Eight years on, a new…
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Arthouse Movie Listings July 18-24, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Periwinkle Cinema: Something Queer ... : Featuring short films Together People, Intermission, The Worm Episode, and The Bad Breast or The Strange Case of Theda Lange. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m. $6. Folklore Gathering: Weaving live performance…
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Calendar, Night&Day Corpo Celeste

Corpo Celeste

First-time writer-director Alice Rohrwacher's minutely observed, emotionally complex Corpo Celeste would be a treat in any season, but it's particularly refreshing amid the summer-movie bombast. An anti-spectacle in every way, the film focuses on 13-year-old Marta (Yle Vianello, a nonpro),…
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Calendar, Night&Day Small Lives, Big Frames

Small Lives, Big Frames

There’s no electricity in the Brazilian village where Found Memories is set, and trains no longer heat up the tracks. For the remaining dozen or so inhabitants, there is just a kind of ritualized waiting, something director Júlia Murat lingers…
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Arthouse Movie Listings June 20-26, 2012

Artists' Television Access. Beard Club: A documentary about beards. Fri., June 22, 8 p.m. $10. Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos: A woman's deceased husband comes back to haunt her once she remarries. Part of Brazilian Voices of Cinema. Sun.,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Delayed Reaction

Delayed Reaction

The Day He Arrives, the prolific Hong Sang-soo's 12th film, begins with Sungjoon (Yu Jun-sang), a former film director now retired to a professorship at a provincial school, returning for a visit to Seoul, his former home. Failing to connect…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Alps</i> Is Like Prostitution for the Grieving

Alps Is Like Prostitution for the Grieving

A great thing about film festivals is seeing films before their wider release, and in new and intimate settings. Over the weekend we screened Giorgos Lanthimos' film Alps, the follow-up to the strange yet much-loved Dogtooth, in the San Francisco…
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