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Missed Opportunities

How tough is it for a movie to find its audience, above the din of blockbuster marketing and beyond the clogged distribution pipeline? Tsai Ming-liang, the Taiwanese-Malaysian director regarded as one of the world's greats, had two films in U.S.…
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Music, All Shook Down Movies in SF: Paprika - The Spice is Waking Life

Movies in SF: Paprika - The Spice is Waking Life

So when we first read about the dream-terror sequences in anime future-classic Paprika, we went 'woa,' all Neo-style, and regretted missing its first run. The below video is a little taste of that strangeness along with the full SF…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Dash of Anime

A Dash of Anime

Though anime director Satoshi Kon is renowned for the detailed realism on display in films like Perfect Blue and Tokyo Godfathers, you wouldn't know it from the opening scenes of Paprika. The film begins with a police detective and a…
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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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